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Today's Headlines: Over 80 Fleeing Prisoners Return To Imo Prison, Soldier Angrily Drops Off Riffle

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Vacate Essien Udim Immediately, Revolt May Worsen BNL Warns Military

Biafra Nations League (BNL) has asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Ibrahim Attahiru to cease operations in Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State following the alleged killing of soldiers and policemen by hoodlums.

DAILY POST reported that tension rose in Akpabio own Local Government, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State as some Hoodlums Attacked Police Operational Vehicles and the military who were on patrol of the area.

The gunmen numbering about 50 were protesting against the LG Chairman and attacked the police and military men mobilized for peace-keeping.


Kwara Landlords Risk Prosecution For Not Providing Toilets

The Kwara State Government has issued a three-month deadline to landlords in the state who fail to build toilets in their residential houses.

The government said that the people have between now and July to provide toilets in their houses or face prosecution.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday on the sidelines of donation of refuse bins in strategic locations of the state capital by the Rotary Club, Ilorin Metro, a director in the state Ministry of Environment, Gabriel Towoju, said on expiration of the deadline, “officers of the ministry will embark on inspection of households in the state to arrest defaulters.”

Investigation had revealed that many households in the metropolis, especially, in some densely populated areas, had no toilet facilities, as residents prefer to dumping wastes in rivers and drains.

Towoju also charged residents of the state to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage channels, saying that the habit constituted health hazard and environmental degradation


Over 80 Fleeing Prisoners Return To Imo Prison

More than 80 prisoners who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre have voluntarily returned, The Nation learnt on Wednesday.

A source at the Nigerian Correctional Service disclosed this to our correspondent.

He said: “About 17 of them returned on Tuesday and on Wednesday, we saw more than 20 returning back.

“But they are mainly those on awaiting trial, those who have less prison term and those who are about to complete their terms, have returned so far”.

About 42 of the inmates returned as of Monday evening, taking the total number of returnees to 80.


Soldier Angrily Drops Off Riffle, Quits Army Over Starvation

A Nigerian soldier attached to the 145 Battalion in Damasak, Maiduguri, Borno State has reportedly resigned.

According to a report monitored by Naija News on Sahara Reporters, the gallant soldier angrily dropped down his fighting riffle on Tuesday, April 6, declared opting out of the army over alleged starvation and maltreatment by the commanding officer.


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