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Today's Headlines: China Fires Missiles Near Taiwan, 3 People Killed, Dozens Abducted In Katsina

China Fires Missiles Near TaiwanNews Source: Nigerian Tribune

China has fired missiles near Taiwan as part of huge military drills following a visit by senior US politician Nancy Pelosi to the island.

Taiwan said China launched 11 ballistic missiles into waters around Taiwan's north-east and south-west coasts.

Japan said five Chinese missiles landed in its waters as well, calling for an "immediate stop" to the exercises.

China saw the visit, by the US house speaker Mrs Pelosi, as a challenge to its claims of sovereignty over Taiwan.

It sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that will eventually be brought under its control - by force if necessary.

The US, for its part, does not officially recognise Taiwan, which has for all practical purposes been independent since 1950. However, Washington maintains a strong relationship with the island - which includes selling weapons for Taiwan to defend itself.

3 People Killed, Dozens Abducted In KatsinaNews Source: Daily Trust

Terrorists in their numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons, have again attacked Dantsauni village in Batagarawa Local Government Area of Kâtsina State where they killed three people.

One of the deceased persons was identified as Abdulrashid Abba Manna, a Katsina resident, who went to farm in the morning at Dantsauni village but was trapped and killed by the terrorists.

This came barely three days after bandits attacked surrounding communities of Babbar Ruga, Kwarin Maikotso and Kore villages where they operated unchallenged and killed two people with eight others abducted.Photo Source: Google

Students Protest Begins In OyoNews Source: Channels Television

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and some youths of the town on Wednesday staged a protest in Ogbomoso over the killing of a final year student of the school, Rachael Opadele, by kidnappers.

Channels Television gathered that the owner of the hotel where the lady was working, Olugbenga Owolabi, was also killed by the gunmen.

Owing to the ongoing strike by university lecturers, the late student had taken up a job at the hotel before her tragic murder.

Unconfirmed reports have it that a N5m ransom was agreed by an Okada rider and a family member to be taken to the bush to ensure her freedom.

Terrorist Invasion Has Claimed Over 5000 Lives In Benue Since 2011 -OrtomNews Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has revealed that the unprovoked attacks by Fulani terrorists on unarmed people of the state since 2011 have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the state.

Governor Ortom spoke on Thursday, August 4, 2022, during the passing out parade of the first batch of 500 personnel of Benue State Community Volunteer Guards at the IBB Square, Makurdi.

The Governor noted that the worsening insecurity in the country has complicated Benue State’s security situation as other forms of criminality have started creeping in due to the federal government’s refusal to decisively address insecurity.

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