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Today's News: Taraba Council Chairman Escapes Death, Troops Neutralize 5 Armed Bandits In Benue

Taraba Council Chairman Escapes Death

The Chairman, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, Shiban Tikari, narrowly escaped death early Saturday morning as armed militia opened fire on his vehicle.

According to Daily Post, the attack took place in Dogo-Gawa village of the council, which led to the killing of his police orderly.

Ronaldo To Miss Juventus, Atlanta Clash Due To Injury

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Sunday’s Serie A game against Champions League rivals Atalanta with a flexor muscle issue.

Coach Andrea Pirlo said the 36-year-old Portuguese striker, the top scorer in Serie A this season with 25 goals, would rest to avoid risking a more serious injury.

Kwara Govt Denies Authorising Construction Of Mosque Beside Church

The Kwara State Physical Planning Authority (KPPA) has dissociated itself from granting approval for the construction of a Central Mosque beside the Catholic Diocese around the Tanke Junction in Ilorin.

KPPA General Manager, Sikiru Oyinloye, who disclosed this on Saturday at a news conference in Ilorin, denied the involvement of the agency in the construction of the Ummul Khairah Memorial Central Mosque in the area.

He said that the owners of the mosque and church had a mutual agreement that both worship centres should operate side-by-side.

The general manager explained that the initial approval that was granted to the owner of the mosque was for a business mall before it was converted to a mosque.

Troops Neutralize 5 Armed Bandits Who Attacked Benue Community

Troops of the joint military spike Operation codenamed Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) on Saturday neutralized five armed bandits and injured some during an air raid of their hideouts on the border between Benue and Nasarawa States.

The armed bandits, it was gathered, had early hours of Saturday, attacked residents of Anune community on Naka Road in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State.

Nigerian Risks 60 Years Sentence Over Alleged Social Media Scam In US

The Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations, USA, have arrested and charged a 34-year-old Nigerian, Oluwaseyi Akinyemi over an alleged $474,145.07 fraud.

Akinyemi, is said to be a member of a fraud group (the AFG), a group of Nigerian nationals who engaged in a social media-based advanced fee fraud schemes targeting elderly individuals.

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