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Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Again; Army Commences Operation Still Water In Bakassi

Tension As Gunmen Attack Again

Unknown gunmen attacked a security office at Central Body Neighbourhood Watch, Ogrute, Enugu-Ezike, in Enugu State's Igbo–Eze North Local Government Area, killing two people.

Photo Credit: Sahara reporters

According to reports, the gunmen stormed the office in the early morning hours of Tuesday, killing one security personnel and a former Commander.

Many others reportedly got injured while some patrol vehicles and the office were set ablaze by the gunmen.

Nigerian Army commences Operation Still Water, sets up Super-Camp in Bakassi

The 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, has commenced a three-month security operation in Cross River to check crime and criminality in the nation.

Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers

The operation, codenamed "Operation Still-Water," was launched in a newly established Super Camp in Bakassi Local Government Area.

During the flag-off exercise, Brig.-Gen. Peter Malla, Commander of 13 Brigade, stated that it was a field training exercise designed to enable security operatives to conduct operations on both land and water using the Super Camp Concept.

Malla disclosed that the exercise would dovetail into real time operations to defeat security threats within its area of operations.

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FG not treating bandits with kid-gloves – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has said that the accusation in certain quarters that it treats bandits with kid-gloves is ‘erroneous and misleading’.

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Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this on Tuesday during an appearance on the Nigeria Television Authority program “Good Morning Nigeria.”

Speaking on the renewed onslaught against bandits on the programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, the minister said banditry is criminality with no basis on religion or ideology.

He said the approach of the federal government through the military in treating criminals is not to make a distinction between bandits and terrorists.

Jonathan, other ex-leaders receive African Bar award

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been decorated with the award of the African Bar Medal of Merit by the African Bar Association (AFBA). 

Photo Credit: Nigerian Tribune

He bagged that award at the ongoing 2021 AFBA Annual Conference in Niamey, Republic of Niger.

According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, the former president received the award on Monday alongside three other former presidents at the conference's opening ceremony, where he also presented a paper on accountable governance as a panacea for Africa's unending conflicts and the role of the legal profession.

The statement informed that the other awardees included former President of Niger Mohammadou Issoufou, former President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Bakassi Central Body Neighbourhood Enugu-Ezike Igbo Eze North Sahara

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