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Today's Headlines: Unknown Gunmen Storm Community Near LAUTECH, Army Appoints New General Officers

Unknown Gunmen Storm Community Near LAUTECH.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded Abaa, a community near the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and abducted two persons.

Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen stormed the community which is located in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State on Thursday night and whisked away their victims, a hotelier, and his worker.

Some LAUTECH workers as well as students are said to be living in the community which is located off the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway.

(Image Credit: Punch Newspapers).

A resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity told our correspondent that the hotelier, his worker, and one other person were kidnapped by the gunmen.

Army Appoints New General Officers.

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding its divisions in Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos and Ibadan as well as some new Corps Commanders in a bid to tackle the rising insecurity/violent security threats in the country.

(Image Credit: Vanguard Newspapers).

A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said that in an effort to reposition the Nigerian Army (NA) for operational efficiency and proficiency, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has approved the posting and appointment of some senior officers of the Nigerian Army to command, instructional and staff appointments across NA formations and units.

Atiku's Ambition Faces Threat As Okowa Parts Ways With Ibori.

The PDP is on the verge of losing, Delta, a south-south state crucial for the opposition party in the 2023 general elections Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor, and his political benefactor, James Ibori, are in a cold war which is threatening the party's existence in Delta.

There are fears among the members of the PDP in the state that the party may not have a governorship candidate for the 2023 general polls.

The cold war between the two party leaders, according to a report by The Punch, has created fears among PDP members that their party may not have a governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections.

(Image Credit: Legit).

In the INEC's recently published particulars of the candidates nominated by political parties for the 2023 governorship and state assembly elections in all the constituencies nationwide, the details of Sheriff Oborevwori, who won the party governorship primary and had his name submitted to the INEC, were missing.

Tackle Bad Governance With PVC-Sanwo-Olu’s Aide.

The Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, has told students to use their Permanent Voter Cards to tackle poverty, hunger, and bad governance.

Wahab was quoted in a statement signed by his office while sensitising students of Lagos State University, Ojo, and Lagos State University of Education, Ijanikin, on PVC registration and collection.

(Image Credit: Punch Newspapers).

He, thereby, advised students to register, collect their PVCs and participate in the electoral process and nation-building.

Bandits Who Attacked Owo Didn’t Come To Kill-Gov Akeredolu.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has allayed the fear of the people of the state over the shooting at the site of a construction company in Owo on Wednesday evening.

Mr Akeredolu, who visited the construction company on Thursday with other heads of security agencies in the state, said the shooting was not to maim and kill.

(Image Credit: Peoples Gazette).

They didn’t go inside there to kill anybody. The only two people who had some gunshots were security men who they saw outside the premises.

So, it was clear that their intention was to attack one or two pieces of equipment here, which they did. Their explosives affected the tyres and the windscreen of another vehicle.

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