Today's Headlines: US Advised Citizens To Leave Ethiopia; 18 Suspects Arrested In Ondo State

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U.S. advises citizens to leave Ethiopia as tension escalates

Following growing concerns over rising insecurity in Ethiopia, the United States government has advised its citizens resident in Addis Ababa to leave the country as soon as they can.

The US government issued the advice via their website on Friday evening.

This is coming on the heels of threats by anti-government rebels to march to Addis Ababa where they may unleash violence.

Reacting to the threats, the U.S. warned “The security environment in Ethiopia is very fluid. We advise U.S. citizens who are in Ethiopia to leave the country as soon as possible,”

The northern Africa nation has seen a year-long breakout of war between rebels in the Tigray region and the national government led by President Abiy Ahmed.

Amotekun arrests 18 in Ondo, uncovers guns hidden in sack

The Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, has arrested 18 persons in a bus conveying weapons in Ondo town.

The Amotekun corps said the bus was loaded with 500 pieces of weapons such as guns, knives, carriages and swords. The items were reportedly concealed inside a sack and were being kept under the seat of one of the buses.

Parading the suspects on Friday at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital, the state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said three buses escaped from different checkpoints in the state but one of them was arrested in Ondo town.

Corruption fight must begin with politicians, civil servants — Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, yesterday, said, for corruption to be nipped in the bud, the crusade against the monster should start from the politicians, top public servants down to the local government staff.

While speaking as the guest lecturer at the University of Ibadan’s 2021 Distinguished Leadership Lecture series, held at the Trenchard Hall of the institution, Ndume, equally, charged Nigerians to be unanimous in the fight against corruption in the country, which he described as a lifetime struggle.

Attack on Goje’s convoy: Ex-Gombe governor sues for peace

The Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Danjuma Goje, has appealed to all citizens in Gombe State to be peace-loving, saying they are all brothers who should live in harmony with one another.

He addressed a mammoth crowd that thronged his residence on Friday evening in the aftermath of the crisis that started at noon where his convoy was allegedly blocked by political thugs and miscreants while on his way from the airport to the wedding venue of his granddaughter.

In a video obtained by DAILY POST on Friday, the former governor was seen appealing to the crowd who were on solidarity visit to him to be calm and law abiding.

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