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BREAKING: Army takes responsibility for bombing villagers celebrating Maolud in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has claimed responsibility for the Sunday air strike that killed many villagers and injured many more in Tudun Biri village in Kaduna State.

At the conclusion of an emergency security meeting on Monday, Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, verified this incident.

On Sunday night while the villagers were marking the Maolud celebration to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad SAW, an unmanned aerial vehicle bombed some parts of the community, killing a yet to ascertained number of individuals.

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Following the incident, the Kaduna state government convened an emergency security meeting which on Monday was chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe.

It was at the meeting which attended by heads of security agencies, religious and traditional leaders as well as representatives of Tudun Biri community, that core details regarding the incident were revealed.

Addressing journalists after the security meeting held behind close door, Samuel Aruwan, explained that the bombing on the villagers was unintended and unfortunate.

The Commissioner explained that the troops of the Nigerian Army were on a routine mission against terrorists in the area and accidentally the operation affected members of the community.

He also disclosed that search and rescue operations are still ongoing, while those who were injured have been rushed to the Barau Dikko teaching hospital for treatment.

BREAKING: Army takes responsibility for bombing villagers celebrating Maolud in Kaduna

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Sunday Igboho seeks eviction of Fulanis from Yorubaland, urges Yoruba to stop lamenting hunger under Tinubu

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Sunday Igboho seeks eviction of Fulanis from Yorubaland, urges Yoruba to stop lamenting hunger under Tinubu

Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has admonished Yoruba elders to stop lamenting the widespread hardship and hunger under President Bola Tinubu.

The separatist issued the admonition while addressing his supporters in Oyo State on Friday.

He stated that the precarious and parlous state of the nation is not the doing of Tinubu but the immediate past government of Muhammadu Buhari

He said Buhari is responsible for the current hardship in the country, adding that Tinubu inherited a bad economy from the his predecessor.

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The activist who spoke in Yoruba, said Nigerians from the South-West region must come together to free the region from armed Fulani herders.

He said, “Many people think Tinubu destroyed the government, Tinubu didn’t destroy the government. My pain with Yorubas is that while Buhari was in power, I was shouting that we should come together and liberate ourselves from this suffering”

Igboho enjoined Yoruba to emulate the Igbos who are not complaining about the hardship in the country and have found a solution to the Fulani problem in their domain.

“Buhari had nothing to offer us. My pain is that some Yoruba elders are now complaining, saying they want to hold protest that they are hungry. Have you seen any Igbo complaining? They have sent all Fulanis out of their lands and they are farming, doing what they want with their lands. Why can’t Yorubas come together and also pursue them from our fatherland, so our parents can go back to their farmlands?” he added

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Cop injured as students protest EFCC, NDLEA raids in Kwara

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Cop injured as students protest EFCC, NDLEA raids in Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command on Friday said a cop, identified as Fayemi Kehinde, was injured while a mosque and some vehicles were damaged during a protest by angry students of the Kwara State University.

It said the protest followed a sting operation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Malete, the host community of the university on Wednesday night.

Fifty persons, comprising 48 students of KWASU, were among the suspects paraded at the Ilorin zonal office of the EFCC for alleged cybercrime on Thursday.

During the crisis, the police station at Malete, in the Moro Local Government Area of the state was reportedly attacked by some students.

However, the Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, said a mosque and some vehicles were damaged by a gathering of students at Malete town

Olaiya, in a statement, on Friday said, “Reports indicate that the gatherings, which began at about 1600hrs, centered around grievances related to the recent raids on black-spots around the school’s premises by operatives of the NDLEA. Students living off campus expressed their dissent, and marched from various parts of the town to Okoru Junction close to Malete Police Division, carrying placards with various inscriptions such as, “Say No to NDLEA”.

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“Efforts were made to engage with the students, persuading them to return to their respective hostels and maintain peace. In the process, they encountered a white Toyota Hilux vehicle with registration number Lagos AGL 574 HZ, occupied by four armed policemen from Ila-Orangun led by Inspector Ibrahim Ali and three others on an official assignment to Malete.

“They were mistaken for operatives of the NDLEA. Consequently, the students chased them to Malete Divisional Police Headquarters, where the students began to throw stones into the police station.

“Regrettably, this led to some damages to the rooftop of the mosque and the windscreen of vehicles parked in the station. The policemen fired tear gas canisters to disperse the violent crowd to prevent further damage at the police station.

 “Additionally, one police officer, PC Fayemi Kehinde, sustained minor injuries as a result of the stones thrown at the police station. He was given first aid treatment at the hospital and discharged.”

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27 suspected Internet fraudsters nabbed as EFCC raids Bauchi hotels

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27 suspected Internet fraudsters nabbed as EFCC raids Bauchi hotels

Operatives of the Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 27 suspected internet fraudsters in Yelwa, Bauchi State.

A terse statement shared on EFCC social media page (Facebook) on Friday, said the suspects were arrested on Thursday at D&D Apartment and Bubes Hotel, Yelwa, following credible information on their suspected involvement in internet- related offences.

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Items recovered from the suspects include a BMW car, iphones, Ipads, laptops and a desktop computer.

The anti-graft agency said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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