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3 students die in stampede as Nasarawa students loot state govt rice

Three students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, were feared dead on Friday in a stampede when the students looted rice given for distribution by the state government.

The incident occurred at the convocation square where the bags of rice were kept awaiting the arrival of Governor Abdullahi Sule for the commencement of distribution.

According to a student witness, Moses Ajah, the surging crowd of students waiting to enter the square overpowered the security personnel and broke in through the gate thereby causing a stampede.

He described the incident as very unfortunate.

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“Some of the students were struggling with the police over the rice and as more students got information, the situation degenerated.

“As we speak, some students are injured and receiving treatment at the school clinic,” he said.

He said some students picked up bags of rice and ran to their hostels and other places of residence even as the governor was yet to arrive to inaugurate the distribution. At the time of filing this report, police officers were seen retrieving the palliatives from students. When contacted, Abraham Ekpo, Information and Protocol Officer of the University, said he was aware of the incident but had yet to get details about it.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Sule recently embarked on a palliative initiative for students of tertiary institutions in the state. He has visited Federal University, Lafia, College of Education, Akwanga among others where he distributed 7.5 kg bags of rice and ₦5,000 to each student.

3 students die in stampede as Nasarawa students loot state govt rice

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Updated: Owner of Abuja Chinese supermarket flees with family 

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Updated: Owner of Abuja Chinese supermarket flees with family 

Cindy Liu Bei, owner of an Abuja-based Chinese supermarket accused of discriminating against Nigerians, has fled the premises with her family.

The facility workers disclosed this on Monday when the officials of the Federal Competition and Consumer and Protection Commission (FCCPC) visited the place.

The supermarket situated at the China General Chamber of Commerce is said to only allow Chinese and not Nigerians to shop there.

This has created an uproar since the development was made public on Sunday.

When the FCCPC team visited on Monday, the workers said Bei, a Chinese lady that owns the facility, left the place in the morning around 8:26am with her family.

This was confirmed on the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera.

The FCCPC officials subsequently shut the supermarket.

Nigerians had expressed outrage over the discriminatory policy implemented by the Chinese supermarket.

The facility manager of the complex Shaibu Sanusi confirmed that Nigerians from outside the complex were not allowed to shop but only those within could access it.

While the supermarket remains shut, the consumer protection agency felt some people were hiding inside in a bid to avoid confrontation with the agency.

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How gunmen killed Babcock university lecturer, abducted two – Police

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How gunmen killed Babcock university lecturer, abducted two – Police 

The police authorities have confirmed the killing of a lecturer with Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, in the Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, Yinka Olowojobi.

He was said to have been shot dead by some gunmen at a relaxation centre in the Iperu area of Ogun State.

The spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, said this in a statement.

She said Odutola, Olowojobi was among three persons shot by the gunmen who invaded Ajadeh Event Centre on Sagamu Road, Iperu, around 9.20pm last Friday.

“The lecturer was taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” he stated.

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She said about eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerged from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge and opened fire.

Olowojobi was said to have been shot in the chest for refusing to go with the armed men, while a manager of a car stand, simply identified as Dare and another yet-to-be-identified person were abducted.

“Efforts are underway to apprehend the culprits and rescue the kidnapped victims. Further updates will be provided as the situation develops,” the statement added.

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ISWAP bread factory found in Borno

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ISWAP bread factory found in Borno

Troops from Operation Lake Sanity III, part of Operation Hadin Kai, have reportedly uncovered an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist bread production factory concealed within their hideout in Maisani, Timbuktu Triangle, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Security analyst and counter-insurgency expert Zagazola Makama, quoting intelligence sources, disclosed that on Monday, the combined forces of 199 Special Forces Battalion, Hybrid Forces, and Civilian JTF (Joint Task Force) discovered the bread factory during a mission into the terrorists’ hideout on Sunday.

“The sources said that the factory was destroyed while items recovered include 2 Lister generating plants, 1 baking machine, and several baking materials,” Makama reported.

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According to the report, the discovery came amidst a week-long clearance operation aimed at decimating the terrorists from their stronghold in the Timbuktu Triangle, an area comprising Buk 1, 2, and 3, Talala, Ajigin, Dusula, Abulam, and Gorgi – a region notorious for harbouring these extremist groups.

“These groups of terrorists are mostly responsible for attacks, ambushes, and IED/mine incidents targeting the Damboa roads, Damaturu-Maiduguri MSR (Main Supply Route), attacks towards Askira, Buratai, Buni Yadi, as well as the destruction of the high-tension transmission line connecting Borno and Yobe State.

“Despite the complexity of the terrain, characterised by highly fortified camp mostly located under thick foliage and IEDs planted in several locations within the Timbuktu Triangle, the troops continued to maintain high fighting efficiency,” Makama stated.

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