Today's Headlines: Patrol Vehicle Burns As Gunmen Invade Police HQ, 30 Killed As Bandits Attack Again
One police officer has been killed and two patrol vehicles burnt following an attack on the Ohauku Divisional Headquarters of the Ebonyi State Police Command by suspected gunmen. Source: Channel Television The incident was said to have occurred on Sunday night but the police authorities reacted on Monday.
Opinion: The Raid On Bandits Camps In Kaduna Shows The Military Have Begun To Take The Fight To Them
Over the past months, despite the success by the Nigerian military against banditry and other forms of criminal elements, these bandits have continued to cause terror and bring fear to the masses. Photo Credit: Channels Television (A Burnt Camp Of The Bandits) The death toll and various attacks by bandits and other criminals have increased, and this has been the subject of attention from the federal government of Nigeria, and other security agencies.
The 2023 Presidential election in Nigeria is less than two years, some influential political players have been tipped to fly the flag of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Photo credit: Vanguard Available indicators have shown that the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, may likely contest the 2023 presidential race.
Has Umahi's statement on IPOB confirmed Abaribe's claim that over 30 secessionist groups are in the SE?
According to reports we gathered from Channels Television, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, while speaking today on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily show, made some revelations concerning the security challenges going on in the southeast region of Nigeria, and how the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has been used as leverage by various violent groups to carry out attacks in the region.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has spoken about the security situation in the South East. He addressed issues like the sit at home order by IPOB and the general level of insecurity across the region. Governor Umahi who featured on Channels Television on Wednesday, expressed the opinion that the sit at home order is impacting the region negatively.
Days ago, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, said during a Channels Television programme that he cannot publicly reveal the identities of people funding Boko Haram terrorists and other insurgents in Nigeria. The anti-corruption chief gave some plausible reason also.
In view of some milestone of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, a 55-minute documentary titled, “The Buhari Effect: Undeniable Achievements” will air on Channels Television on Saturday, October 9 at 7pm as well as on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday, October 10 at 7pm.
According to a recent report we obtained from Channels Television, the Northern Elders Forum, on Sunday, stated that the northern region of Nigeria cannot be intimidated nor cowed into considering the demands for Nigeria's next President to emerge from the south. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson [Photo credit: Channels Television]
Other groups may emerge to counter #IPOB in south-east, @DaveUmahi warns The governor spoke on Wednesday when he featured on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. On Tuesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senior minority leader, had said there are more than 30 separatist organisations in the south-east.
On Tuesday, the south-east governors had a meeting at the Enugu State government house. The meeting was scheduled to address the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and also other insecurity issues ravaging the southeast region. SOURCE: Channels Television / YouTube For over a month, there have been Sit-at-home order which has terribly affected the economic growth of the region.
(Photo Credit: Punch) According to a report, on Channels Television, Air Vice Marshal Smith Sikiru who was abducted on Monday by a group of unknown men has regained his freedom. The former military, personnel was abducted in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
A report reaching us from Channels Television has confirmed an attack on Kacecere Village in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State which led to the loss of about 8 lives, razing of several houses, and also left 6 others injured. The report revealed that the attack was in reprisal of an earlier attack by gunmen in Jankasa and Madamai village of Zangon Kataf and Kaura local government area respectively.
According to the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, there are more than 30 separatist organizations in the south-east geopolitical zone, including the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra. He said this in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Reno Omokri, the former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the claims that the Federal Government is not Interested in exposing those who sponsor Boko Haram in Nigeria. It could be recalled that few days ago, President Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina during an interview Programme on Channels Television had stated that the Federal Government is not interested in naming or shaming terrorist sponsors in Nigeria but that they are working on prosecuting those found culpable after investigation.
Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said the federal government is not interested in exposing sponsors of terrorism. Adesina stated this during an interview on Channels Television on Monday. Photo credit: Channel TV Recall that the Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week Monday named six Nigerians with ties to insurgent group Boko Haram as terrorist financiers.
Femi Adesina, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that it would be a lie for anyone to claim that the current administration has been a complete failure. While admitting that the current administration had its challenges and may not have achieved much in certain areas, he insisted that ratings by external and neutral bodies have given the Buhari-led government a nod.
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu, has stated the reason why Nigerian youths leave the country to seek greener pastures abroad and why he does not blame them. Speaking on Sunday during an interview on Channels Television programme, The Chat, he said there is so much misery, so much economic frustration in the country and this has led the youths to seek greener pastures outside the country.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya has revealed the Reason behind the mandatory adoption of Direct Primaries by Political Parties in Nigeria. Photo Credit: Facebook Speaking on Tuesday during the "Politics Today Programme" hosted by Channels Television, He said the decision to include the direct primaries is not to revolt against the governors but to protect the federal lawmakers from their interference.
The Spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has stated that the Federal Government will not name or shame those who have been indicted by UAE as sponsors of Terrorism in Nigeria. During an interview session with the Channels Television on Monday 20th September, 2021, Adeshina stated that the Government is more interested in prosecuting those found guilty of the allegations.
The president's special adviser on media and advertising, Femi Adesina, said the regime of his principal, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), was not interested in naming or humiliating Boko's sponsors. Haram and other terrorist financiers in the country. The presidential aide said instead, the current regime is interested in bringing the "bad guys" to justice.