Today's Headlines: Another Prominent Nigerian Dies, Shehu Sani Speaks On Insecurity

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Another Prominent Nigerian Dies

The Enugu State Police Command on Monday said it has launched a manhunt for the killers of former Enugu State High Court Judge, Justice Stanley Nnaji.

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Justice Nnaji was reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins on Sunday evening.

A statement by the Enugu State Police Command, however, could not identify the victim as a former Judge.

The statement was titled, ‘Murder of an unidentified man: CP orders full-scale manhunt of assailants, says they must be fished out and brought to book’.

It read, “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the launch of a full-scale manhunt for yet-to-be-identified armed assailants, alleged to have trailed and shot dead an unidentified man driving in a Mercedes Benz Jeep, which they carted away, along Ebeano Tunnel, Enugu, on Sunday, 30/05/2021 at about 1700hrs.

“The victim, whose true identity is yet to be known, was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.”

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Shehu Sani Speaks On Insecurity

Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, has lamented that the Southeastern part of Nigeria, which was known for peace, is gradually witnessing the level of insecurity in the North-East.

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Shehu made the remake on Monday via a tweet on his verified Twitter handle.

“Everything that happened in the North East is gradually happening in the South East. The tragic experiences of the people of Borno, Yobe & Adamawa should be a lesson to learn from.

“Terrorists like unknown Gunmen can only destabilize the region with their operations. This must stop”.

Panic As Explosion Rocks Port Harcourt’s Mile 3 Market

A suspected explosion has hit the popular Mile 3 Park market in Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, causing panic on Monday morning.

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The incident took place at about 6:20am when traders were bringing in their goods into the park, witnesses said.

One person was injured in the leg, while few others sustained injuries in a stampede that followed.

Many traders in the market quickly parked their goods and left the park after the explosion.

Sowore was not shot at Unity Fountain ― Police

The Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Police Command, on Monday, debunked the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowere was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain, describing it as false and fake news.

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This was contained in a statement made available to news men in Abuja by the Spokesperson of the Command ASP Mariam Yusuf.

According to her, “contrary to the speculation, Police Operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.

“The protesters who went on the ramapage were resisted by Police Operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order. There is no record of such incident as at the time of this release.”

Governor Ayade Sacks 4 Commissioners

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has sacked four of his commissioners in the state.

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This was disclosed in a statement on Monday, May 31, 2021, by the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Christian Ita also relieved five persons of their various appointments in the state.

According to the statement, the affected persons are also directed to return all government’s vehicles and property in their possession to the Governor’s Chief of Staff.

The Governor, however, failed to state why they were relieved of their appointments but wished them well in all their future endeavours.

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