Today's Headlines: Soldiers Take Over Ondo Community, Gunmen Kill One In Plateau Village


Nigeria Army Embarks on Environmental Sanitation Exercise in Bauchi

The Nigerian Army Armour Corp(NAAC) in Bauchi State has carried out sanitation of streets and evacuation of refuse dumps in Bauchi, the state capital, as part of activities to mark its 2021 Combat Arms Training Week(CAT).

THISDAY gathered that the soldiers led by the Commander of the Armour Corp, Major General Muhammed Magaji, swept and cleaned up major streets such as the Maiduguri bypass, Yandoka roundabout, GRA roads, Ramat House/Government House among others, and evacuated heaps of refuse at Bayan Gari area of Bauchi metropolis.

Source: Thisday

Gunmen kill one in Plateau village

Alleged plan to cart away livestock belonging to one Dakup Ntiem has gone awry as the intruders abandoned the plan but rather shot and killed the livestock owner and injured his pregnant wife, Blessing.

The attackers fled from the scene believing both were dead but the timely response by relatives who live nearby saved the wife as she was rushed to a clinic in Garkawa, a nearby village where she was revived, treated and discharged.

The source stated, “Suspect arrested in connection to the murder late Dakup Dashe Ntiem are Dumtim Barko who is the mai angwan (community leader) of Kalambai, Ponfa Nimfyel from Pangkrim. Pontim Timla from Maje, Mandap Ndam from Pangkrim, Gwamtim Zingkur from Pangkrim. The remaining two who are still at large are from Nban of Langtang North Local Government Area.

Source: Vanguard

Femi Adesina: Some Persons Plotting To Overthrow Buhari

Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has alleged that some disgruntled religious and past political leaders were pursuing moves to “compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership” in the country.

In a statement, Adesina said the plotters are now recruiting leaders of some ethnic groups and politicians, with the intention of convening some sort of conference, where a vote of no confidence would be passed on President Muhammadu Buhari, thereby causing crisis in the country.

Adesina, who described such move as “illegal” and “treasonable”, said the Buhari administration would keep Nigeria together no matter whose ox was gored.

He said “the agent provocateurs hope to achieve through artifice and sleight of hands, what they failed to do through the ballot box in the 2019 elections”, warning that such plan would attract necessary consequences.

Source: Daily Trust

Prosecuting kidnappers, bandits not FG’s job —Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, said it was not the responsibility of the Federal Government to prosecute suspected kidnappers and bandits.

He said kidnapping and banditry were not federal offences.

Mohammed said this at a press conference in Abuja.

He was responding to statements credited to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on the security challenges facing the country.

Source: Punch Newspaper

Soldiers take over Ondo community

Soldiers have taken over the Ikare Akoko community in Ondo State over a leadership crisis that led to the destruction of cars and houses.

The recent crisis that began on Monday was the outcome of the cold war between two monarchs in the community, the Olukare and the Owa Ale.

Olukare of Ikare, Oba Oba Akadiri Saliu Momoh, had in January dethroned Chief Idowu Ogunye as Olokoja of Okoja, and appointed one Chief Sunday Bada as the new Olokoja.

Oba Momoh had cited absenteeism from meetings, disloyalty and refusal to obey his directives as reasons for dethroning Chief Ogunye.

Source: The Nation