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Today's Headlines: Kayode Berates Pantami Describes him as Beast, Troops Kills Boko Haram Commanders

Troops Kills Boko Haram Commanders.

Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have eliminated 13 top commanders and scores of fighters of Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno.

Army spokesman Mohammed Yerima in a statement on Friday said that the feat was achieved by well-coordinated operations of both air and land troops.

“The terrorist commanders that perished in the airstrikes included; Mohammad Fulloja, Ameer Mallam Bello, Ba’a kaka Tunkushe, Abu Al -Ansari, Ameer Abba Kaka, Abu Huzaifa, Ameer Modu Kwayem, while Goni Mustapha, who was the Chief Imam of the ISWAP escaped with bullet wounds”.

Kayode Berates Pantami Describes him as beast

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has berated Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over comments credited to him in the past.

Naija News reports that Pantami had once revealed how joyful he used to feel with the killing of those he considered infidels.

The minister said this in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he condemned deadly operations of the then Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world.

The minister said; “We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed,” Mr Pantami said. “But the Sharia does not allow us to kill them without a reason.”

“Our zeal (hamasa) should not take precedence over our obedience to the sacred law,” he added.

Pantami in his submission while responding to audience questions about his views on the then leader of the terrorist group, Osama Bin Laden, he still consider the leader of the extremists a better Muslim faithful to himself.

Shun pressure from govs, continue your strike, JUSUN tells members.

The strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria took a worsening dimension on Friday with the organisation calling on members nationwide to continue with the industrial action.

JUSUN said the directive followed the collapse of negotiations on the way forward out of the trade dispute.

The directive, which was contained in a circular signed by the Deputy National Secretary of JUSUN, P. Nnamani, issued on April 16 and addressed to its National Executive Council and all members nationwide, was obtained by journalists on Friday.

The union expressed the appreciation of its National Chairman, Marwan Adamu, to members for their spirit of solidarity and comradeship exhibited in the industrial action.

I didn’t work against Jonathan’s reelection in 2015, Jang tackles Aliyu.

Former Plateau Governor Senator Jonah Jang has described the claim by former Niger Governor Babangida Aliyu that the then 19 northern Governors worked against the second term bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan as a blatant liar.

Jang said he was not part of the northern conspiracy against Jonathan’s reelection bid in 2015. He said he supported Jonathan, knowing he was better equipped to govern Nigerian than President Muhammadu Buhari.

Four people were reportedly killed in Orlu, while three were murdered in Amaka town.

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 a 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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