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Today's Headlines: Bandits invade Sokoto market, kill scores, NAF denies paying ransom to bandits

Bandits invade Sokoto market, kill scores

Suspected armed bandits have attacked the Goronyo market in Goronyo Local Government Area in the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto State, killing an unspecified number of persons.

DAILY POST learnt that the incident occurred on monday when the armed men invaded the market in large numbers, shooting sporadically and gunned down many villagers who were engaged in their usual night transactions.

The level of causalities recorded during the attack could not be ascertained at press time as details still remain sketchy.

NAF denies paying ransom to bandits

The Nigerian Airforce dismissed media reports that it has paid the sum of N20m to armed bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized.

In a statement which was signed by Edward Gabkwet, Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force said, “the attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to news reports circulating on some media platforms alleging that the NAF, through one of its personnel, paid the sum of N20 Million to armed bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized.

He said, the NAF wishes to state categorically, that there is absolutely no iota of truth in the allegation, describing it as false.

Former US President, Bill Clinton discharged from hospital

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Former US President, Bill Clinton has been discharged from hospital after spending five nights receiving treatment for a urological infection.

Recall that the former president was admitted at the intensive care unit of the UC Irvine Medical Center, for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream.

He was admitted for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.

However, Dr Alpesh N. Amin, chair of medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center, said Clinton was discharged.

”Bill Clinton’s ‘fever and white blood cell count are normalized, and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics.

”He plans to continue his recovery at his home in Chappaqua,’ Dr. Alpesh N. Amin said.

Eid-el-Maulud: Ayade calls for unity, tolerance

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Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-el-Maulud, advising that the unity of purpose, virtues of kindness, humility, and peaceful co-existence exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) be emulated.

Eid-el Maulud celebration is being observed annually by Muslims all over the world to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

Ayade, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, said the selfless services rendered by Prophet Muhammed who served as a unifying leader to all Muslims should be a lesson to humanity.

While congratulating the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of the Holy Prophet’s birthday, Ayade explained that the virtues of service and exemplary leadership as demonstrated by the Prophet Muhammed should be imbibed by all mankind.

He commended the Muslim community in Cross River State for their continued support, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and support for his government and urged them to use the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life.

He advised them to pray for the continued well-being of Cross River State and the nation in general.

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