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Today Headlines: Suspected bandits attack Taraba, Nigeria records 60 new COVID-19 infections

S/East Govs, Ohanaeze, Others Plotting To Hand Over ESN Members To FG – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused some politicians and government officials in the South-East alongside security agencies of planning to abducted some of its members.

In a statement from the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB alleged that Southeast Governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo, traditional rulers and President Generals of some communities were secretly compiling names of suspected IPOB members and ESN operatives across the zone.

The proscribed Biafra group stated that the named individuals want to transmit the names to the Nigerian government.

El-Rufai has “deep empathy` for parents of abducted students — Commissioner

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has “deep empathy’’ for parents of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, his Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has disclosed.

Mr Aruwan, in a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna, said El-Rufai was making spirited efforts to secure the release of the abducted students.

“Contrary to the mischief in some sections of the media, the bond between El-Rufai and the parents of the abducted students is “deep’’, amidst spirited efforts to secure their release.

“The governor will continue to work hard until banditry is contained, without succumbing to the emotional blackmail and gradual politicisation of the unfortunate situation,’’ the commissioner stated.

Suspected bandits attack Taraba council chairman, kill police orderly

A police orderly attached to Mr Shoban Tikari, Chairman of Takum local government council of Taraba, was on Saturday killed by suspected bandits who opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle in Dogo-Gawa village in Takum LGA.

The deceased policeman was of the 67 Mobile Police Squadron, located in the area.

Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the militia, in their numbers, launched an attack on his motorcade while on his way to Takum, claiming the life of the deceased in the process.

The chairman, who declined giving the name of the deceased, called on the Federal government to deploy more security personnel to the area.

Nigeria records 60 new COVID-19 infections, total now 164,207

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 60 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,207.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday.

“On the 17th of April 2021, 60 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 164207 cases have been confirmed, 154325 cases have been discharged and 2061 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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ESN IPOB Indigenous People of Biafra Nigeria Taraba

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