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Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Again; Troops Foil ISWAP Attempt To Attack Military Base

Tension As Gunmen Attack Again

Gunmen have reportedly killed a Baptist pastor and one other on Monday evening in Lisuru Gida, Ikulu Chiefdom, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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A resident who requested anonymity confirmed the incident to The PUNCH yesterday, saying the gunmen opened fire on the duo as they returned home from their farms around 6 p.m.

According to the source, the suspects are Fulani herdsmen who have been threatening the community.

Troops thwart ISWAP attempt to attack military base in Borno

The Nigerian military, on Tuesday, repelled a terrorists’ attack on Ngamdu, a border town between Yobe and Borno States.

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Ngamdu is under Kaga Local Government Area of Borno and about 100km to the capital, Maiduguri.

The insurgents attempted to overrun a military base in the area but were stopped by soldiers already on alert.

The invasion by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters was thwarted by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter aircraft and Super Camp troops.

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Nigerian Army vows to secure lives, election

The Nigerian Army says it has mapped out strategies to ensure that residents of Anambra enjoy peace and security before, during, and after the governorship election scheduled to hold on November 6.

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According to Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, the army will also ensure the safety of corps members on electoral duty.

Mr Lagbaja stated this during a courtesy visit to the division's headquarters in Enugu by Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Mr Lagbaja commended corps members for their invaluable service to the division's various units, including the command secondary schools, in a statement signed by Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations.

Fake news threatening reputation of Nigerian media - Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says fake news is threatening the reputation of the Nigerian media. 

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Mohammed said this during a one-day symposium on ‘Information as a Public Good’ organised by the ministry in Abuja, on Tuesday. 

The minister was represented by Ibidapo Okunnu, the ministry’s director of publication, production and documentation.

He asked media stakeholders to “weed out” persons who are involved in spreading fake news, adding that such acts can lead to “civil unrest” and negatively impact national cohesion.

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