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Today's Headlines: Three Kidnappers killed In Niger, Atiku Sends Strong Message To Nigerians

Atiku Sends Strong Message to Nigerians

The former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has sent in his Easter message to all Nigerians both home and abroad.

The former president, said this celebration is a remarkable one in the sense that the country is just trying to get back on its feet.

Atiku told Nigerians to use this period of celebration to pray for the peace and unity of this country.

He also hailed the medical practitioners who have been like "Jesus" in the fight to curb covid-19.

He said,  “This year’s Easter celebration is significant in the sense that it is the first major national festival we will be witnessing after the commencement of the administration of vaccines against the dreaded Corona Virus."

2. Three Kidnappers Killed In Niger

The Nigeria Police in Niger state killed three kidnappers after engaging each other in a fire battle. The incident which happened in Lapai Local Government Area of the state.

The encounter took place after the kidnappers abducted three women from unknown locations in the state.

Getting to know about this abduction, the Police of the state in incorporation with the vigilantes in the state, stormed the forest in search of the kidnappers.

During confrontation with the kidnappers, the police gunned down three out of the kidnappers and rescued the kidnapped women.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said:

Three suspected kidnappers were fatally gunned down, two AK47 rifles and one locally fabricated AK47 rifle were recovered, while other members of the syndicate escaped with gunshot injuries and the three victims were rescued unhurt.”

3. Arewa Youths React To Yinka Odunmaki's Death

The president of Arewa Youths, Yerima Shettima has reacted to the death of a popular Nigerian politician who lost his life today. While reacting to the loss, Shettima said:

It’s a great loss. Yinka was one of our finest especially in the Arewa community. We have lost one of our best, a shinning, leading light in our struggle. It is a loss to the family and to the country. We lost Yinka at a time we needed him the most. I am still in shock."

”We pray God grants him rest and help his family bear the loss.”

Yinka Odumakin was known as a political activist and spokesman of pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere.

Yinka Odumakin who was said to have been battling illness like diabetes before now lost his life in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, after contracting the novelty virus: coronavirus.

Tonka Odumakin reportedly died of Covid-19 complications. He died at the age of 56.

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