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Ten Dead As @NigAirForce Fighter Jet Targeting Boko Haram ‘Accidentally’ Bombs Yobe Village
Tragedy struck in the fight against terror group, Boko Haram, on Wednesday, when a fighter jet involved in the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East bombed a village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, killing at least 10 villagers.
Yunusari is in the Northern part of Yobe State, sharing international border with Niger Republic.
According to residents, the fighter jet belonging to the military approached from the Eastern part of the town around 8:30am and started firing sporadically.
However, a military source who confirmed the story told SaharaReporters that the Air Force “accidentally” hit the wrong coordinates while targeting a camp belonging to Boko Haram insurgents in the area.
Arthur Eze Lauds Buhari For Development Strides In South-East
President Muhammadu Buhari has received accolades on the infrastructural development in the South-East region, particularly the second Niger Bridge, which has attained about 70% completion and slated for commissioning before the end of 2022.
Oil tycoon, Prince Arthur Eze, gave the plaudits during a private visit to the President on Tuesday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, said the businessman urged Nigerians to always preach peace as against hate, and draw lessons from countries suffering the effect of war.
Just In: Imo PDP publicity secretary praises Uzodinma, dumps party for APC
The Imo State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ogubundu Nwadike, on Wednesday dumped the PDP and joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State.
The declaration by Ogubundu, took place at the State Secretariat of the APC, along Okigwe road in Owerri, where he was received by the APC, State Caretaker Chairman, Marcillinus Nlemigbo.
According to Ogubundu, he was convinced of the integrity of the Uzodimma’s administration and the push towards the infrastructure development ongoing in the state.
IPOB: Yoruba Nation’ll be judged by company it keeps ― Presidency
The Presidency Wednesday blasted the Yoruba Nation for joining the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in storming the United Nations ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s participation in the General Assembly, saying that they would be judged by the company they keep.
Making this assertion in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), the Presidency reminded the Yoruba that IPOB is a designated terrorist organization with 50,000 strong paramilitary personnel.
While noting that no one would take the Yoruba Nation seriously if they continue to associate with IPOB, the statement said with Yoruba Nation’s increasingly violent rallies in Nigeria, their talks of human rights promotion must be ignored.
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