1) Herdsmen Returns To Ibarapa, Launches Attack On A Community.
A report monitored by "Naija News" on The PUNCH alleged that some suspected Fulani herdsmen on 2nd April Friday launched a fresh attack on the community and severed the hand of a retired school principal.
Though the reason for the attack is yet to be confirmed, it was, however, gathered that the assailants chopped Ojedokun Ogunmodede’s hand with a machete and almost had his two hands cut off. Sources close to the victim told newsmen that there was no confrontation between Ogunmodede and the herdsmen who attacked him.
Confirming the incident to reporters on a phone call, the Secretary of Ibarapa Farmers Union, Mr Taiwo Adeagbo, better known as Akowe Agbe, said herdsmen had not stopped destroying farms and attacking farmers in the area despite the public outcry against their criminal activities.
On his part, while responding to calls from reporters, Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said he had not been briefed about the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, when contacted said that the attack was a reprisal by a herder to an earlier attack against three Fulani by some youths in Igangan.
2) "We rescued 2000 kidnapped victims through dialogue"-Zamfara Government.
The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammad Matawalle, says his administration has secured the release of over 2000 kidnapped victims.
He said this was achieved through dialogue and peace process initiated in the state.
He said since he assumed office, over 62 bandits have accepted and embraced peace.
The Governor, through his newly appointed Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosera, disclosed this at a news briefing in Kaduna on Friday.
He said that the repentant bandits are also helping in campaigning and convincing those who are yet to accept the dialogue and reconciliation process to do so.
The governor attributed the inability of the federal government to tackle insecurity in North West to shortage of manpower in the security sector and a very poor intelligence network.
3) "Nasarawa committed to sports development"– governor.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has reiterated his administration’s commitment to sports development in order to positively engage youths in the state.
Sule stated this when he hosted members of National Super Bike Clubs’ Association of Nigeria who paid him a courtesy call in his office, on Friday in Lafia.
The governor, represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Alhaji Othman Bala-Adam, thanked members of the association for the visit, assuring them of a fruitful stay in the state.
The governor expressed confidence that with the blueprint on diversification of sports, the state would soon be a sporting hub and attract investments across the country.
President of the association, Gomes Adebowale, expressed appreciation to the governor for hosting the association and allowing it to host the competition in the state.
4) NAF Slams Boko Haram.
Recently, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) debunked a viral video disclosed by Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria which claimed responsibility for shooting down a fighter jet.
It's important to know that Hum Angle on Friday shared a video reportedly obtained from the dreaded group showing fighters carrying RPG & artillery equipment, as well as a corpse of the pilot & the aircraft’s debris.
Nevertheless, though the images and footage shown in the viral video, a statement made available to newsmen by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the video released by the Boko Haram fighters as mere propaganda from the terrorist group.
So, what advice will you give to the Nigerian military over the video released by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria?.
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