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Today's Headlines: Northern Traders Killed In Imo State, Family Of Four Killed In Makurdi

Group Warns APC Against Imposition Of Candidates In Anambra Poll

A group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘APC Patriots’, has warned the leadership of the party to avoid the bait of imposing a candidate on its members in the forthcoming governorship election.

The Anambra State chapter of the group issued the warning in a press conference they addressed in Awka at the weekend, saying that doing so may cause implosion in the party.

Addressing journalists on behalf of the group, a chieftain of the party and a member of the steering committee of the group in Anambra, Hon Chidi Ogbaji said: “The only way we can make headway in the Anambra governorship election is by having a credible primary election, which will also throw up an acceptable candidate

Police Take Over Venue Of Yoruba Self a determination Rally

The police have taken over Mapo Hall, Ibadan the venue of the rally organised by the Prof Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua to sensitise people about Yoruba self-determination.

Akintoye, who is an 86-year-old Emeritus Professor of History, was scheduled to lead the rally but it was observed that the venue is surrounded by armed policemen and armour personnel carrier.

There are more than 20 police vehicles including patrol vans in Mapo Area.

The organisers have also not been seen at the venue although some members were said to have come earlier and left because of the situation there.

A family of four and three others were Saturday morning shot and butchered by suspected Fulani militia at Mbamondu community, Makurdi Modern Market Council Ward in Makurdi Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state

The attackers also inflicted serious injuries on five others out of which three are in critical condition. It was gathered that among those killed were two children of ages 10 and 12.

In his account of the incident, an indigene of the community and the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Solid Minerals, Mr. Bernard Unenge stated that the attack was unprovoked.

Northern Traders Killed In Imo State

Some northern traders have been killed in yet another attack in Imo State.

According to Aminiya, a Hausa publication of Daily Trust, the killings were recorded last week.

Four people were reportedly killed in Orlu while three were murdered in Amaka town.

Dr. Lawan Yusuf, a resident of Owerri, Imo State capital, blamed the attacks on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

“Even yesterday the IPOB attacked some northerners who sell meat and killed three people. We have already buried them.”

“Whenever they meet northerners in their business location, they ask whether they have permit to live in Biafra, and if they say no, they (IPOB) will beat you with weapons; many of our people have been killed that way,” he said.

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