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Today's Headlines: Kidnapped Benue University Students Regain Freedom, Man Slumps, Dies At FCMB Bank


Boko Haram Shares N20,000 Per Household To Yobe Residents In New Recruitment Drive

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād have begun inducing residents of Geidam, Yobe State, with cash gifts while hoping to get some of them to join its ranks as militants.


According to HumAngle, the group had shared N20,000 to well over 50 households as of Tuesday evening.

The terror group had invaded the local government area on the evening of Friday, April 23, and since held sway over the territory, defying attempts by the Nigerian military to recapture the place.

The insurgents destroyed private and public properties, including telecommunications facilities, but refrained from harming civilians, especially Muslims.


Kidnapped Benue University Students Regain Freedom

The management of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), Benue State, has disclosed that two students of the school who were kidnapped on its campus last Saturday have regained their freedom.

The university’s spokesperson, said “Both of them came back to campus yesterday (Tuesday) 27/4/21 unhurt.”


Also, the state police public relations officer, DSP Catherine Anene, said the two abducted students of FUAM kidnapped on Saturday have been released by their abductors.

"The released students are currently undergoing medical attention at an undisclosed hospital,” she said.


Man Slumps, Dies At FCMB Bank In Rivers

Aman has allegedly slumped and died in front of a branch of the First City Monument Bank at Ikwerre Road, Mile 1, Rivers Stateon Tuesday.

The man’s death, according, to a Twitter user, Dokubo, Kenneth Promise #EndSARS, who posted it on his Twitter handle @dokubo_kenneth, was due to frustration resulting from hostile treatment meted out on him by the customer service officials of the bank.


“An eyewitness at the scene of the incident disclosed that , ‘The man was vomiting and at the same time begging for him to have access to his own money yet he was denied.

After he was left unattended to for more than 5 hours, he just died now a few minutes ago at FCMB, Education Bus Stop, Ikwerre Road, Mile 1, she said,'” Dokubo reported on Twitter.


(Source: Sahara)


Gunmen attack, kill couple in their home in Ogun

A hotelier in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun State, Kehinde Ibidunni and his wife, Elizabeth has reportedly killed by suspected assassins.

They were said to have been gunned down by some armed men, who broke into their home on Tuesday.


It was gathered that the gun-wielding men forced their way into the residence located at 15 Tella Ojo Crescent, Atan, through a burglar-proof, around 3am.

Our correspondent learnt that a little girl living with the couple heard the noise first and ran to inform the hotelier.

However, when the man showed up to see who had broken into his home, he was reportedly shot in the heart and he died on the spot.

They were said to have thereafter got hold of the 54-year-old wife, stabbed and shot her dead.

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