Today's Headlines: Gunmen Kidnap Students In Abia, Yoruba Group Sends Message To FG


1. Former Maldives president injured in suspected bomb attack:

A suspected bomb blast injured former Maldives president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday and he has been rushed to hospital, officials and residents said.

The explosion went off as Nasheed, 53, was getting into his car in the capital Male, an official from his Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), told AFP by telephone.

2. Gunmen kidnap Abia Varsity students, other travellers in Imo:

Gunmen suspected to be hoodlums have kidnapped an unspecified number of students of the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), and other travellers along Okigwe, Imo State.

DAILY POST gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday evening when the students ran into a yet to be identified gang of hoodlums operating along the Okigwe-Uturu Road.

3. Yoruba group sends message to federal government:

The coalition of Southwest groups under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum YAF has called on the Federal and security agencies in the country to take quick action to stop alleged plans by some insiders to launch series of attacks on security personnel in the southern part of the country.

The group alleged that it had uncovered plans by some so-called activists and secessionist agitators in the South-West “making efforts to replicate and inflict the same level of violence being visited on the people of the South-East and South-South states on our peace-loving people in Yorubaland.”

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