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Today's Headlines: US Sends Strong Message To Russia, Nigerian Army In Gun Battle With ESN

Senate President Begs Nigerians For Support

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has called on Nigerians to continue to support the Federal Government in its efforts to tackle insecurity and provide an enabling environment for the country’s economic growth. 

He gave the charge on Thursday in his Easter message to Nigerians, assuring that the National Assembly will continue to work for the people in achieving peace in the country.

US Sends Strong Message To Russia

The United States on Thursday warned Russia against “intimidating” Ukraine, which said that Moscow has been building up troops on its border.

“We’re absolutely concerned by recent escalations of Russian aggressive and provocative actions in eastern Ukraine,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

“What we would object to are aggressive actions that have an intent of intimidating, of threatening, our partner Ukraine.”

Nigerian Army Currently In Gun Battle With ESN

The Nigerian military are currently engaging in a gun battle with operatives of the Eastern Security Network in Nsukka town of Enugu State.

According to SaharaReporters, there has been tension in some parts of the town since Wednesday.

It gathered that troops took the battle to the suspected ESN operatives in their hideout.

Bandits Kills Former Councilor

Kaduna State Government on Thursday said suspected bandits killed a former councillor and one other in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state.

The commissioner for internal security and home affairs Samuel Aruwan confirmed the killing in a statement issued to newsmen.

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