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Today's News: Bandits kill top Miyetti Allah chairmen, House of Rep. member dies in fatal accident.

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POLITICS


Prominent Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin dies at Covid-19 isolation centre.

Afenifere's National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin is dead.

A human rights activist until his demise, Odumakin reportedly gave up the ghost at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), after a brief illness.

According to reports, the Afenifere spokesman died at the hospital's Covid-19 Isolation ward, after a brief illness. He was aged 56.


House of Rep member dies in fatal accident.

House of Rep member representing Plateau Jos/ Bassa constituency, Hon. Haruna Maitala is dead.

Maitala was involved in a ghastly motor accident which claimed his life on Friday, April 2.

Reports have it that the lawmaker was on his way to Jos for his first son's wedding scheduled for Saturday April 3.

He will be buried on Saturday according to Muslim rites.


SECURITY.


Suspected bandits kill Miyetti Allah leaders in Nasarawa.

Assailants suspected to be bandits have taken the lives of 2 chairmen of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Nasarawa State.

According to reports, both men, Alhaji Mohammed Hussain and his counterpart, Mohammed Umar, were slain in a Friday night attack carried out at Garaku Kokona Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesman for the Nasarawa State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel confirmed the incident, disclosing that the attack took place at about 7pm.

Bodies of both victims have been deposited at the Anthony Memorial Morgue in the state.


8 killed as Boko-Haram insurgents ambush Borno State Government Officials.

No fewer than 8 Boko-Haram insurgents lost their lives when the members of the terror group ambushed a government convoy in Borno state on Friday.

The convoy was said to conveying Borno state Government Resettlement and Relief Committee officials, which included Kakashehu Lawal, the Borno State Attorney General, among others.

They were said to be returning from distribution of relief materials at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp located at Monguno, when the terrorists struck.

According to sources, 8 of the insurgents were killed through a joint effort of Soldiers, men of the State Anti-Robbery Unit and operatives of the Joint Civilian Task Force.

Some of the security personnel sustained injuries however.


Ebonyi Killings: get ready for a revenge attack, Biafra group tell herdsmen.

A group by the name of Biafra Nations League (BNL) has disclosed that it has ordered it's members to launch a reprisal attack on Fulani herdsmen as a result of the recent killings in Ebonyi State, where 15 people were brutally murdered.

In a news briefing in Ikom Cross Rover State, Deputy National Leader and Head of Operations BNL, Ebuta Akor Taking told newsmen that 'Enough is enough'.

According to him, the group has ordered it's members in other parts of the old eastern region to mobilize and begin carrying out reprisal attacks on all fulani herdsmen within the next 5 days.

The group stated that any attack from herdsmen henceforth will be avenged until their parent bodies, the Miyetti Allah Maitala Hore and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) call their herders to order.

BNL questioned why soldiers would go after pro-Biafra groups but have done nothing to to stop the attacks on villages by Fulani militants.


BIZARRE


Couple weds inside Bride's mother's shrine in Delta State. Video goes viral.

A recent video of a man wedding his bride inside her mother's shrine in Delta State has got many people talking online.

The Video of 'unusual wedding ceremony' which took place in Abraka Delta State, shows the bride dressed in a wedding down as she proceeds to her mother's shrine.

Another clip shows both the from and his bride receiving blessings from the priestess, believed to be the bride's mother, as she sprinkles white substances on the wedding rings.

The video has since gone viral with many Nigerians wondering why the nupitals had to take place in a shrine, with the bride dressed in a white wedding gown. Other Social Media Users however, declared that the marriage would be rock solid as a result of the nature of the union of the couple.

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