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Today's Headlines: NAF Fighter Jets Kill Over 120 Bandits In Zamfara, UNICEF Director Quits

NAF Fighter Jets Kill Over 120 Bandits In Zamfara

Fighter jets belonging to the Nigerian Airforce have eliminated not less than 120 armed bandits in the Sububu forest of Zamfara State.

Based on the intelligence reports, NAF deployed a reconnaissance aircraft for spotting, collection of imagery, and observation of the bandits before precision airstrikes were carried out on the targets.

“Accordingly, the A-Jet conducted air recce over the said locations and observed several bandits arriving in droves and taking cover over large trees at the southwestern part of SUBUBU settlement. These targets were subsequently engaged and hit.

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“The few surviving bandits were seen fleeing the area. It is estimated that over 125 bandits were neutralized in the attack based on the information we received from our sources around the area,” a security source told PR Nigeria.

UK indicted in Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

The world power had refuted speculations that Kanu was arrested in Britain during a sting operation in conjunction with Nigeria.

A source close to federal authorities told DAILY POST Tuesday night that the United Kingdom denied knowledge for bilateral reasons.

"On the day of his arrest, Kanu thought he was going for a meeting to collect a huage donation to support the Biafra agitation. That didn’t happen, he simply walked into a trap.”

The secessionist will return to trial on July 26 at the Federal High Court in Abuja. He faces treason charges for leading a movement to make Nigeria ungovernable.

COVID-19: Nigeria to receive additional 41m doses of vaccines – Official

The Nigerian government has disclosed that it is expecting 41,282,770 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of September 2021.

The expected dose is a combination of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, Pfizer-Bio-N Tech/Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, said at a briefing on Tuesday.

Kebbi NYSC partners federal government on home grown feeding

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kebbi State has been engaged along with other federal government agencies in the state for the enrollment and capturing of more schools under the National Home Grown Feeding (NHGSFP).

The Corps members were selected from Birnin Kebbi, Kalgo, Bunza, Jega, and Aliero Local Government Areas.

It could recall that,due to the lack of consensus on the data used by stakeholders, the NHGSFP saw the need to engage the scheme’s competent corps members as enumerators to Target and profile the population as wholistic as possible.

While speaking at the training of the 45 Corps members for the data collections, NYSC Kebbi State Coordinator Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed who flagged off the training at Abdulahi Fodio Islamic Institute, Birnin Kebbi advised the enumerators to be patriotic in their assignment.

UNICEF director Henrietta Fore quits

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accepted the resignation of UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Henrietta Fore as Executive Director.

Fore said she quit her post to attend to her husband, who is facing a serious health issue.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General said the secretary-general fully understood her decision and had accepted it with deep regret.

“He extends his thanks and his best wishes to Executive Director Fore and her family.

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