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Today's Headlines:13, 243 B/Haram With Families Surrender In N/East, Bandits Kill Soldiers In Gusau

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13, 243 Boko Haram With Families Surrender In Northeast

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The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said 13,243 terrorists and their families have so far surrendered to troops in the North East.

The acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving an update on military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Onyeuko, the surrendered terrorists comprise 3,243 males, 3,868 females and 6,234 children.

Onyeuko said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai had sustained aggressive posture with vigour in the North East, which had yielded significant results in the last two weeks.

He said the series of land and air operations conducted in different locations across the North East theatre had reduced the operational capabilities of the insurgents with several of them being neutralised.

Onyeuko said several others were arrested alongside their informants and logistics suppliers, while more terrorists had continued to lay down their arms and surrender to the troops with their families.

Bandits Kill Soldiers In Gusau

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Some soldiers were feared killed on Wednesday while trying to repel an attack by bandits on travellers in Zamfara State.

The incident happened on a road leading to Gusau between Kucheri and Wanzamai in the Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.

Witnesses told Premium Times that many motorists were also abducted by the bandits. 

 A lecturer at the Federal University Gusau, Maryam Gatawa, who narrowly escaped abduction during the incident, said the attack lasted for more than 30 minutes.

 “They had just finished abducting people when our vehicle arrived. I saw people in the villages running from their homes to safety,” Mrs Gatawa said.

 She added that some soldiers were killed while trying to repel the attack.

 The bandits reportedly abducted many motorists and whisked away guns and ammunition belonging to soldiers.

 Another resident, identified as Abubakar Bala Tsafe, also confirmed the attack to journalists.

Supreme Court Affirms Soludo As APGA's Gov Candidate

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There was jubilation on Thursday when the Supreme Court in Abuja cleared a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November 6.

The apex court also returned Chief Victor Oye as the National Chairman of APGA.

The apex court in a judgment of a five-man panel of justices dismissed the appeal filed by one Jude Okeke was dismissed on the ground of being an abuse of the court process.

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