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Today's Headlines: IPOB Rejects UK Asylum, Reveal What They Want, Pantami should go now- Wike

1) BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Enugu, Kill Officers

Some gunmen have reportedly attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters, Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.


The attack was said to have happened in the early hours of Wednesday, according to Daily Post.


Two of the police officers on duty were reportedly killed and several others injured, while the police station was burnt.


Sources confirmed that the attack on the police station started around 2:30am and lasted for about one hour.


In recent weeks, police stations in the South-East and some states in the South-South have been attacked by gunmen.


2) We Need Referendum, Freedom From Nigeria, Not Asylum, IPOB Tells UK Government

The Indigenous People of Biafra says its victimised members do not want asylum from the British government.

 

IPOB said what it needs and appreciates most is a referendum that will accord a sovereign Biafran nation to its members.


The separatist group said this while reacting to the promise by the United Kingdom to grant asylum to IPOB members hounded by the Nigerian government.

 

The Igbo National Council (INC) on Monday said the United Kingdom wanted to appease the Igbo people, over the wrongs done to them.


3) Wike: Pantami should go now

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday evening asked Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, to resign from office over his alleged extremist religious views.


He also said there was no basis for President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to keep Pantami in his cabinet.


“I don’t understand why a reasonable government will allow such a person to be in the cabinet,” he said.


4) ‘No to bargaining, kill them all,’ El-Rufai restates position on bandits

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday, reiterated his displeasure at the negotiations with bandits.


According to him, the federal government should apprehend and kill the outlaws.


“Nobody living in the forest is innocent, and we must kill them all,” he said, adding: “The Chief of Air Staff has been doing well and this has led to a reduction in the activities of bandits in recent times.”


The governor made this disclosure during a panel discussion on “The Economic and Social Impact of Insecurity on Education,” at the national dialogue on financing safe schools in Nigeria, organised by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in Abuja.


5) Insecurity: Stopping school activities over attacks is suicidal, says minister

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, says the federal government will not stop school activities, despite the attacks on learning institutions across the country.


In recent times, the north has witnessed a series of mass abductions of schoolchildren by gunmen — a situation that has led to the closure of some schools in the country.


TheCable had reported that at least 1,119 students had been abducted in the north over the course of seven years.


Speaking on the how insecurity is affecting schools in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, Nwajiuba said it will suicidal for the government to put a halt to school operations.


6) BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Private University In Kaduna, Kidnap Students

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted some students during an attack on a private university in Kaduna state on Tuesday night.


The academic institution, Green Field University, is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area, and also the first private university in the state established three years ago.


The latest incident is the first major attack that bandits will launch on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja Highway since 300 female soldiers were deployed to the general area in January this year.


7) Buhari Cannot Be Bullied By Calls For Secession – Garba Shehu

The Presidency on Tuesday criticised calls for secession noting that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be bullied.


Addressing journalists during a media parley at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, presidential spokesman Mr Garba Shehu said those advocating for secession are the problem of the country.


He said that although the Federal Government is working to address challenges being faced in the country, those calling for secession and national conference are unelectable people who do not care for the nation’s democracy.


8) FG tackles UK on asylum to IPOB members

The Federal Government says the reported decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra is disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation.


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also said that the decision amounted to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security.


Fielding questions at a News Agency of Nigeria flagship interview programme, NANForum, on Tuesday in Abuja, Mohammed said the decision is unacceptable to Nigeria.

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