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Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Again, Kill Over 30; Gunmen Attack Police Station Again

Gunmen from a criminal gang have attacked a village market in northwest Nigeria’s Sokoto State killing dozens of people, the state government said Monday.

Source: Punch Newspaper

The gangs known locally as bandits have terrorised northwest and central Nigeria for years, but attacks have become more violent in recent months.

“We’re not sure of the (death toll) figure. But it is 30 something,” Sokoto government spokesman Muhammad Bello said in a statement, adding that the attack occurred on Sunday evening in Goronyo district.

Gunmen Attack Police Station Again

Attacks on police stations in the South-East region of Nigeria continued on Monday as unknown gunmen attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Source: Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen "stormed the station around 2 am, releasing all the suspects in custody in the police facility".

Some operational vehicles were also set ablaze by the hoodlums while some officers escaped with bullet wounds.

Young people leave Nigeria due to economic frustration, says Moghalu

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu, has stated that young people leave the country due to economic frustration.

Source: Punch Newspaper

He stated this on Sunday while speaking at an interview with Channels Television.

Moghalu pointed out that his family and children are also abroad.

He said, “My family has always been international by virtue of my career and my kids all want to come home to Nigeria.

Why I won’t withdraw lawsuit against PDP -Secondus

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Uche Secondus, says he has no intention of withdrawing the case challenging his removal from court.

Source: Punch Newspaper

Mr Ike Abonyi, his Media Adviser disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Abonyi said that Secondus was in court to seek justice as well as save the party from manipulations.

“The attention of the media office of Secondus has been drawn to an unsubstantiated report claiming that he is under pressure to withdraw his case against the party from court.

Buhari isn't corrupt, I never regret campaigning for him – Jide Kosoko

Veteran Nollywood actor and producer, Jide Kosoko, has again raised his banner in support of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Source: Vanguard News

When asked in a recent interview if he had ever regret campaigning for the president due to the current situation of the nation, Kosoko said no, stating categorically that he would never regret declaring his support for the incumbent leader in 2015.

The actor said though he cannot deny that some actions and inactions of President Buhari are heartbreaking, but can’t say the President is totally a bad leader.

Vanguard reports that Kosoko bemoaned how the All Progressive Congress (APC) always come out boldly to remind Nigerians how bad things were under the Peoples Democratic Party administration.

Protesting farmers disrupt train services in India

Protesting farmers on Monday squatted on railway tracks in several parts of India, disrupting train services.

Source: Daily Nigeria

Railway officials said that at least 27 trains were cancelled and another 60 were delayed.

Most of the services affected were in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

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