Today's Headlines: Gunmen In ‘Customs Uniform’ Attack Ibarapa Communities, FG Places Igboho On Stop-List

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Oyo: Gunmen In ‘Customs Uniform’ Attack Ibarapa Communities, Kill Three People 

Gunmen who reportedly wore ‘Customs Uniform’ on Friday night attacked Igangan in Ibarapa North local government and Ibarapa Central local government areas in Oyo State.

Naija News gathered that the gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen stormed the ancient town around 8.pm and left after shooting sporadically.

No fewer than three people were reportedly killed while the shooting lasted, including an Amotekun commandant in Ibarapa Central LGA.

The gunmen reportedly attacked Igangan in Ibarapa North LGA killing two people, while Amotekun commandant was killed in Igboora in Ibarapa Central LGA.


NEWSSunday Igboho trying to escape – Buhari govt places activist on Stop-list

The Nigerian Government has said that popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, is trying escape the country and is currently acquirimg a new passport.

The government also said it had at the moment, placed the activist on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest.

The government said it has directed security agencies to arrest Igboho anywhere he is found.

This was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service dated July 9, 2021 and addressed to the Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, the Inspector General of Police and the DG, National Intelligence Agency, NIA.

US says monkeypox 'imported' from Nigeria as resident hospitalised for virus 

The United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said that a rare case of human monkeypox was detected in Texas, making it the first case of the virus seen in the state.

The viral illness was found in a U.S. resident who recently travelled from Nigeria to the US and is currently hospitalised in Dallas.

He is in stable condition, according to the health department’s statement.

“While rare, this case is not a reason for alarm and we do not expect any threat to the general public,” Dallas County Judge, Clay Jenkins, said.

Other than Nigeria, outbreaks have also been reported in Central and West African countries since 1970, with a large outbreak in people in the US in 2003, according to the CDS.


ORTOM TO FG: It’s deceit, hypocrisy to release N5bn to Katsina for ranching but insist on open grazing/cattle: 

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, at the weekend said it is the height of deceit and hypocrisy for the Federal Government to encourage ranching in Katsina state with the approval of N6.25billion and release of N5billion for that purpose while the same government is bent on creating cattle routes in other states

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, at the weekend said it is the height of deceit and hypocrisy for the Federal Government to encourage ranching in Katsina state with the approval of N6.25billion and release of N5billion for that purpose while the same government is bent on creating cattle routes and encouraging open grazing in other states of the Federation.

The Governor who spoke at the Makurdi Airport was reacting to the revelation by Governor Bello Masari who recently at the commissioning of the Zobe Water Project in Dutsima Katsina state said “Mr. President has graciously approved the sum N6.25billion for ranch development purposes in Katsina state out of which N5billion is in the account of the state government.”


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