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Today's Headlines: Buhari Asks US For Support To Fight Insecurity In Africa; Wike Declares Curfew Over Insecurity

Fear Grips Ebonyi Residents As Unknown Gunmen Launch Different Attacks In The State, Kill Many


Intense anxiety has taken hold of residents and indigenes of Ebonyi State, after a fresh assault launched by unknown gun-wielding hoodlums, who set out to attack several government structures and facilities in the state.

In different attacks, the hoodlums and assailants burnt down a part of the Federal High Court's building, setting the place ablaze after an attack on it.

Also, another set of unknown gunmen attacked some security operatives in a checkpoint in the state, allegedly killing some officials of the Nigerian Army and another innocent civilian.

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Also, in a new development, a third set of unknown hoodlums took to armed Robbery, as they attacked Onueke community in Ezza South LGA of the State, dispossessing their unfortunate victims of belongings worth a lot of money, while also shooting continuously. They allegedly followed an unknowing victim to the bank, where they carried out the wicked act.

It is not yet clear if these gunmen were working together, however one thing is clear - the southeast is far from being secure, as news of one attack to the other in the region continue to surface everyday online.

Kano Government Hastily Shut Down School After Gaining Information Of An Apparently Imminent Attack

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has now hurriedly declared the closure of a tertiary academic institution in the school, over tension of a possible fresh attack and breach launched on the school.

The Kano Government directed the relevant stakeholders to immediately proceed with the temporary closure of the Bagauda Technical College, as it revealed that the government had taken hold of strong security information and took the step to ensure that the lives of members of staff of the college and its student are kept safe.

It ended by calling on all Guardians and Parents who had their wards and children in the school to immediately come to evacuate them from the premises, until a further notice and directive is announced by the state government.

Governor Nyesom Wike Imposes New Curfew Restrictions In Rivers State Over Fear Of Attacks

Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has now issued a new round of restriction of movement and curfew in Rivers State, over fears and tension of a fresh attack by criminals in the state.

The Governor had announced during a live telecast on Tuesday that a new restriction of movement was being placed in the state, especially around its borders with other states like Imo, Abia, Bayelsa, and Akwa Ibom.

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The Curfew which would become effective from the night of Wednesday according to the governor, was necessary because of the last attack and assault launched against some security operatives in the state, by some unknown assailants. Recall that barely some days ago, about nine security operatives were killed by these assailants.

Sharing more insight into the Curfew, the Governor directed that no human being or motor vehicle would be allowed in and out of the state for a period of ten hours at night. It would begin at 8pm and end by 6am the following morning, and would become effective from Wednesday.

He ended by issuing a strong advice to persons wishing to come in or out of the state to do so within the day time, as it would not be tolerated during the period of the Curfew.

Buhari Asks US For Support To Fight Insecurity In Nigeria And Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has now called on the United States to support the fight against insecurity in Africa by relocating the Headquarters of the AFRICOm from its present location in Germany to Africa, as according to the President, such an elaborate security arm should be located near the theatre of operation, which in this case is Africa.

The President made The call during a video chat with the US Secretary of state, as he lamented at the security challenges currently being faced by Nigeria, and other African countries in the Central and West of Africa.

The President however reiterated that the nation and its security agencies would continue to remain strong in the face of adversity and insecurity, as he called on "strategic allies" like the United States, describing such support being one that cannot be overstated or estimated.

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