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Today's Headlines: Boko Haram Strikes Again In Yobe Town, Gunmen Kidnap Village Head Wife In Kaduna

Gunmen Kidnap Village Head Wife In Kaduna

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has said that the village head of Libere, Mr Bala Yero, his wives and children numbering 16 were abducted by suspected herdsmen. A statement on Friday signed by the spokesman of the Union, Luka Binniyat, the Union said for reasons not clear to SOKAPU, the Kaduna State government did not include in its Daily Security Update, the abduction of 67 Adara villagers from Libere Gari Village, Kallah ward, Kajuru LGA in Southern part of Kaduna State last Tuesday night by persons identified by the villagers as armed Fulani militia.

Buhari Directs Ngige, Gambari, Others To End JUSUN Strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and other relevant stakeholders to resolve the problem with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) so that the ongoing strike will be called off.

Senator Ngige disclosed this while speaking to State House reporters at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the industrial actions by various unions in the country and their demands for his intervention. According to him, “I have to brief (the President) on the labour industrial milieu in the country. You know that we are like in a season of strike.

Investigate Nigeria’s failure to prevent attacks on students, SERAP tells UN

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has called on the United Nations Human Rights office led by the High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, to appoint a country rapporteur to examine the growing attacks on students, teachers and their families in Nigeria.

The rights group also urged the UN to investigate the failure of authorities in Nigeria to prevent the attacks and hold perpetrators and their sponsors to account. The bodies of the three students were found on Friday days after bandits stormed their school and abducted them along with their colleagues.

Reacting, SERAP in a statement said, “The killing of these students is a grim reminder of the horrific toll that the violence and insecurity across Nigeria is having on children and their education.

Security Challenges: Uzodinma updates Buhari, blames politicians for banditry

Gov. Hope Uzodinma has updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-economic and security situations in Imo.

Uzodinma, who spoke to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the president on Friday in Abuja, said some politicians were responsible for the rising cases of banditry in parts of the country. He also alerted Nigerians that some politicians were bent on bringing down constituted authorities for their selfish motives.

The governor, therefore, said all Nigerians must rise up against such destructive elements.

Boko Haram Strikes Again In Yobe Town

Suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists Friday evening attacked Gaidam town in Yobe State.

Our correspondent gathered that the insurgents shot sporadically, a situation tha cause panic among residents, who fled into the bush while others hid in their houses.

A resident, who managed to speak with with a terrified voice, said the sound of gunshots have taken over the whole town. Another resident of Gaidam, who does not want his name mentioned, told our correspondent that the terrorists were currently attacking the town while troops of the Nigerian Army had arrived to repel them at press time.

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