Lawan Mourns Abuja Air Crash Victims.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has expressed shock over the crash of a Nigerian military aircraft in Abuja on Sunday.
Lawan said this in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr Ola Awoniyi in Abuja.
He condoled with the families of those killed in the accident, praying that God would comfort them in their time of grief.
Lawan also commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force and called for reinforcement of safety measures to prevent future occurrences.
Similarly, the House of Representatives Committee on Air Force has also commiserated with NAF and families of victims of the ill-fated aircraft.
The Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Shehu Koko (APC-Kebbi), in a condolence message, commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Koko said the committee was deeply touched by the development.
The parliamentarian pledged to work with the Chief of Air Staff, AVM Oladayo Amao, to unravel the remote cause of the crash.
He prayed that God should comfort the bereaved families and grant the departed souls eternal rest.
The Chief of Air Staff has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
Boko Haram Strikes Again, Slaughters 5 People In Borno.
At least, five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been slaughtered in Damboa Local Government Area of the state, according to sources.
The IDPs reportedly went in search of firewood outside Damboa town on Sunday morning when the incident happened.
According to a vigilante, Abu Damboa, the IDPs were declared missing when they didn’t return.
Abu said he and his colleagues then embarked on a search-and-rescue operation.
Humanitarian sources said the incident happened on Sunday afternoon, adding that the victims have been buried according to Islamic rites.
This is coming less than 24 hours when the Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, gave a marching order to the troops to reclaim some communities under the control of the insurgents in Borno State.
Shehu Sani Slams Gumi.
Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has urged Nigerians to stop referring to soldiers as Muslims or Christians.
Sen. Sani in a Twitter post warned that such would lead to the sowing of religious seeds in the minds of the troop.
It would be recalled that controversial cleric, Shiek Gumi recently made some religious divisive statements on the Nigerian Army.
Sani in his post condemned the act of referencing soldiers with their faith.
Okorocha And Uzodinma Battle In Imo State.
The Imo state police command Sunday confirmed that it moved former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, to its custody to explain why he led violent breaking into the government sealed Royal palm spring estate along Akachi road in Owerri.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri.
He said that the police moved to Akachi road when they received a distress call that the Royal Palm spring Estate sealed by the government had been violently opened by men led by Okorocha.
Vanguard investigation also revealed that those arrested alongside Okorocha, included some of his former political appointees, Steve Asunobi, lasbery Anyanwu and Ijeoma Igboanusi while others are said to be at large.
However, vehicles have been damaged and unspecified number of persons injured on Sunday, as former governor Rochas Okorocha and Senator Representing Imo west Senatorial district, ordered his loyalists to break into the Royal palm Estate, sealed by the Imo state government, along Akachi road in Owerri.
The incident which started about 05:17 pm was seen as a challenge by loyalists to the government who confronted them and it ended sadly.
Recalled early this week, Imo state government, sealed the Royal Palm estate allegedly owned by the Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi, based on the white paper report from the judicial panel set up by the administration of Emeka Ihedioha. This has caused tension among the various camps that have threatened fire and brim stones.
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