Niger Governor Releases Fresh Update About Abducted Kagara Students.
Niger State Governor, Sani Bello, has said the 42 persons abducted by bandits from the Government Science College, Kagara, in the state, have not been released.
Rumour was rife on Sunday night that the students had been released.
At a press conference in Minna, the governor said efforts were being made to rescue them unhurt.
SaharaReporters had reported how gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the school on Wednesday, abducting 27 students and some staff members.
While one student who tried to escape was gunned down, a member of staff luckily broke loose from captivity.
Meanwhile, the passengers who were abducted last week Sunday by bandits affiliated to the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, have been received at Government House, Minna.
PDP Blasts Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party has said the President, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.), no longer deserves to be called Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces because he has failed to function in that capacity.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement titled, “Mr. President! You Have Failed As Commander-In-Chief, PDP Tells Buhari,” in Abuja, on Sunday.
The PDP said given the president’s manifest failure to lead the battle against insurgents, bandits, and criminals from the front like he promised Nigerians before he was elected, he no longer deserves to be referred to as Commander-In-Chief.
The main opposition party noted that Nigerians have not forgotten the embarrassing situation where it took Chadian President Idris Derby to personally lead his troops into our territories to rout out insurgents and free Nigerian communities as well as our soldiers held captive by terrorists, “while our President recedes into the comfort and safety of the inner recesses of the Aso Presidential villa.”
Buhari Sends New Warning To Christians And Muslims.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, cautioned Christians and Muslims against resorting to violence in expressing their grievances.
Buhari issued the caution while expressing “great shock and deep concern” over the eruption of violence in Gombe State.
The crisis erupted following a tussle over Billiri chieftaincy title in the state.
Reacting to the development, Buhari called for maximum restraint to avoid escalation.
Attahiru Goes Tough On Troops.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, has ordered troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East to recapture Marte and Ngala LGA of Borno State within 48-hour.
Naija News reports that Boko Haram insurgents recently attacked and took over Marte and Ngala LGA in Borno.
Speaking to troops on Sunday in Dikwa, the new CoAS also directed troops to clear Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte and Ngala LGAs in the state.
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