Nigerian Troops Battle Terrorists In Yobe
The Nigerian troops have restricted movement along Damaturu-Damboa-Biu Road following a charge by Boko Haram/ISWAP members on the Kumuya military base in Yobe State.
The terrorists hit the location when some Special Forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed at Buni Gari, went on a patrol.
Assisted by local informants and sympathisers, they stormed Kumuya community, attacked villagers, the base and destroyed the military equipment.
Igboho's Aide Speaks
Olayomi Koiki, media aide to Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), has said agitations for self-determination do not deter anyone from practising their religions, including Sharia if they so wish.
Speaking in an interview with Sahara Reporters on Friday, Koiki said the Yoruba nation would respect the rights of adherents of the various religions.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) had earlier asked those agitating for the Oduduwa Republic to state what they have in stock for Muslim children and women in the South-West and their plan for hijab.
Bayelsa Airport To Begin Commercial Flight Operations
After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa state-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations.
The NCAA Director-General, Nuhu Musa, presented the regulatory body’s approval letter to an elated Governor Douye Diri, at the Government House, Yenagoa, after the team had completed the mandatory inspection of the airport and its facilities.
The airport project was delivered by the immediate past administration of Seriake Dickson.
Nnamdi Kanu Replies Pantami On Twitter
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has denied any ties to terrorist groups or ethnic and religious bigotry, saying he employed more Christians than Muslims as his staff.
Pantami, a Muslim cleric, said he had never had issues with his Christian aides, friends and associates for many years.
Reacting, Nnamdi Kanu said, "Is that the new tactics".
Following his alleged link with terrorist groups, Taliban and Al-Qaeda, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, Saturday said he has no affiliation with terror groups.
For the past few days, the media has been awash with the news that he (Pantami) has a link with terrorists.
Irked by the allegations and development of the news, Pantami debunked the stories.
Northern Traders Killed In Imo
Some northern traders have been killed in yet another attack in Imo State.
According to Aminiya, a Hausa publication of Daily Trust, the killings were recorded last week.
Four people were reportedly killed in Orlu while three were murdered in Amaka town.
Dr. Lawan Yusuf, a resident of Owerri, Imo State capital, blamed the attacks on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“Even yesterday the IPOB attacked some northerners who sell meat and killed three people. We have already buried them.”
“Whenever they meet northerners in their business location, they ask whether they have permit to live in Biafra, and if they say no, they (IPOB) will beat you with weapons; many of our people have been killed that way,” he said.
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