Today’s Headlines: Students Abducted As Bandits Hit Another School in Zamfara, Gunmen Kill 9 in Kogi
Gunmen have abducted students of Kaya Junior Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Details of the incident are still sketchy but the armed men were said to have broken into the school on Wednesday morning.
Gunmen Kill 9 in Kogi
According to Sahara Reporters, bandits have attacked Kogi State and at least nine persons were killed in the late hours of Tuesday after gunmen invaded Bagana community in the Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.
A resident disclosed that people were woken up from their sleep by gunshots and by Wednesday morning, they counted five dead bodies, including a diesel oil dealer and a dispensary staff of the Local Government Health Center at Ogba, residing in Bagana.
Defend Yourselves Against Bandits; Be Alert – Afenifere Tells South-West Communities
According to Sahara Reporters, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has warned South-West communities to be prepared to defend their lands against the rampaging bandits who have declared war on Nigeria.
Source: Sahara Reporters
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has warned South-West communities to be prepared to defend their lands against the rampaging bandits who have declared war on Nigeria.
The group also asked the Federal Government to approve state police to enable states protect themselves amid the insecurity ravaging the country.
Ebonyi APC Chair Resigns from Umahi’s Cabinet
Caretaker Chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, has resigned his appointment as the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace.
Source: Punch Newspapers
The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, announced this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting, in Abakaliki, on Monday.
Orji explained that Okoro-Emegha’s resignation took effect from August 31, 2021.
Petrol subsidy depletes NNPC contribution to FAAC by 44%
A whooping N621.55 billion has been deducted from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, funds by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as petrol subsidy in the first half of 2021, H1’21, latest data have shown.
Source: Vanguard News
The figure for subsidy amounted to about 43.97 percent of the N1.413 trillion gross revenue from the sale of Nigeria’s oil and gas by the Corporation.
End terrorism, kidnapping now, Afenifere tells FG
The pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to urgently put a halt to various acts of terrorism, kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes and the like currently ravaging the country.
Source: Tribune Nigeria
The group also reiterated its position that restructuring remained the panacea for the problems bedevilling the country now, even as it insisted that the exercise should be carried out before the 2023 general election.
Afenifere made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting held at the house of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in IjebuOde, Ogun State. It said the step the Federal Government needed to take to address security challenges was to allow states and local governments have their police.
Zulum Visits Pastor Whose Son Was Killed During Demolition Of Church in Borno
Babagana Zulum, Borno governor, has paid a visit to Bitrus Tumba, the pastor whose son was killed during the demolition of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) church in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Source: The Cable
Ezekiel Bitrus, the pastor’s son, was among those who protested against the demolition of the church by the Borno Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) in August.
Security operatives attached to BOGIS opened fire on the protesters in an attempt to disperse them but a bullet hit Bitrus.
While visiting the pastor at his home on Tuesday night, Zulum described the death as “unfortunate”.