Another Prominent Nigerian Shot Dead
Unknown armed men suspected to be loyalists of later militia leader, Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, Tuesday evening reportedly shot and killed Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother of the former Benue Governor and the lawmaker representing Benue North-East senatorial district, Senator Gabriel Suswam.
Vanguard gathered that Chief Suswam was killed at about 7 pm alongside his errand boy at Anyiin, Headquarters of Logo Local Government Area, LGA, in a building directly opposite his private residence in the town.
A source in the area who spoke on condition of anonymity told Vanguard that the assailants stormed the building where Chief Suswam was resting with his boy after supervising an ongoing building project, in a Toyota Corolla car and opened fire on both of them, killing them on the spot.
PDP Chieftains Meet With Olusegun Obasanjo
Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that some Nigerians are benefiting from banditry and terrorism and that they need to be arrested immediately.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate after the new service chiefs were confirmed on Tuesday, Lawan said banditry has become a lucrative industry in the country.
He, however, lamented that kidnapping without a trace is not acceptable, urging the new service chiefs to rescue the country from criminals.
Over 50 Persons Kidnapped In Niger
Over fifty persons were said to have been kidnapped by armed bandits along the Tegina-Minna road in Rafi Local Government of Niger state.
The incident, it was gathered occured, Tuesday, when the three commercial vehicles conveying nine passengers including the drivers ran into the road block at Kundu set up by the bandits.
A source told DAILY POST that the passengers in the three cars were kidnapped and conveyed to an unknown location and the vehicles were left by the road side.
Over 100 Cultists Repent In Cross River
No fewer than a hundred cultist members of various confraternities in Orimekpang community of Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State have repented.
The youths said they regret joining the group which has kept them in bondage for long, noting that there is no gain in cultism.
Congratulating the youths for taking a bold and good decision, Pastor John Ewa, the Local Government chairman promised to ensure that they are speedily reintegrated into society through training and empowerment programmes from ITF, UNICEF, RED CROSS and others.
The government official urged the repented cultists never to allow any political leader to lure them back to such devilish acts again.
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