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Today's Headlines: Niger Delta Group Warns IPOB Over Attack On South States, Pregnant Woman Abducted

These are some of the news headlines for today according to Punch, Vanguard, and Daily Trust newspapers.

1. Niger Delta Group Warns IPOB Over Attacks On South States:

A coalition of Niger Delta Group covering River State, Bayelsa State, Akwa Ibom State, Cross River State, and coastal aborigines has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra to desist from attacking their States.

The group noted that the Southern States is not part of Biafra States and as such should be excluded from the Biafran agitations.

The group also noted that for the past few weeks they have experienced the invasion, attacks on their communities, killing of their people, harassment and disruption of peace in their region by IPOB activities.

The group described these attacks as provocative an warned the IPOB to stay away.

2. Pregnant Woman Abducted In Ebonyi IGP Camp:

An 8 months old pregnant woman, Ngbeke Oti, has been abducted by suspected warlords in Ebonyi State's Internally Displaced Person's camp.

The woman was abducted when she accompanied her friends from an IDP camp to go harvest cassava in Ebeta village.

The woman who hails from Arochukwu area of Abia State, was staying in a refugee camp in Nworie village at Effium community before she was abducted.

Those who accompanied her has been arrested by the Ebonyi state police because one their children admitted to knowing the identity of the kidnappers.

3. Nigeria Hits $1.5bn In Crypto Trading

Despite the ban on Cryptocurrencies by the Nigerian government, Nigerians are still making wave in the crypto market.

Nigeria has emerged as the biggest market for Paxful, a peer to peer fintech and crypto trading platform with an amazing trading volume of $1.5 billion dollars.

The Chief Executive Officer of Paxful, Mr. Ray Youssef told Vanguard news traditional financial systems are failing people globally, so people have now seen crypto as an alternative means out of income inequality.

4. Handover Suspects To NDLEA

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, General Mohammed Buba Marwa, has directed the police to hand over drug suspects to the NDLEA instead of handling the case themselves.

He said this while hosting the Inspector General of Police on Wednesday. He said even though the police gets involved arresting drug suspects and seizing drugs, the cases should be handed over to the NDLEA for further prosecution.

Baba Marwa noted that the prosecution of drug offenders or traffickers doesn't fall under the jurisdiction of the police.

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