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Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Mosque Again, 18 Reported Killed As Gunmen Attack Niger

No fewer than 18 people were reportedly killed in the early hours of Monday as armed bandits invaded Maza-Kuka Community, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.

Source: Daily Trust

Sources told our correspondent that armed men, in large numbers, stormed the community on motorcycles and went straight to the mosque while the victims were observing their early morning prayers and killed 18 people.

18 Reported Killed As Gunmen Attack Niger

About 18 persons have reportedly been killed by gunmen at Maza-Kuka in the Mashegu Local Government Council of Niger State in the early hours of Monday.

Source: Punch Newspaper

According to sources from the community, the armed men who stormed the community went straight to the mosque while the victims were performing their morning prayers (Subhi).

Further findings also show that the attackers shot victims at closed range inside the mosque leading to the death of scores leaving many others injured.

Stop branding terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism.

Source: Punch Newspaper

This is as he stated that the infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be addressed as terrorism and the perpetrators treated as same.

Akeredolu stated this at the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit held in Abuja with the theme: “Securing Our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

CBN releases guidelines for eNaira

Following the launch of the enaira by the President, Major General Muhamadu Buhari (retd.), the application for the digital currency introduced by the CBN has become available for download, with more than 5,000 downloads within hours of the launch.

Source: Punch Newspaper

This is as the apex bank released regulatory guidelines which stipulate that charges for transactions that originate from the eNaira platform will be free in the first 90 days commencing from October 25.

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