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Lekki shooting: Army general indicts Buratai

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The alleged shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, is still generating more controversies.
The latest is the indictment of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, by Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, claimjng he ordered, the deployment of soldiers undergoing training at military schools in Lagos to the Lekki Toll Gate.

Brig. Gen. Taiwo made the disclosure while testifying at the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry currently investigating the shooting by soldiers deployed to enforce the curfew put on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of unarmed protesters

Brig. Gen. Taiwo said:
The 81 division was short of troops and the Chief of Army Staff gave and extraordinary order that all Army Schools should be shut down and everybody deployed for the operation”


He added that the day before the incident because he is also an examiner at the Nigerian Army Intelligence, he had taught the trainee soldiers about internal security techniques, and wondered that it was “unbelievable that just a day after learning the laws, they were going for an internal security operation” and did not put into practice what he taught them.

The senior military officer however refuted rumours that the Army was looking for Obianuju.
Brig. Gen Taiwo said the allegations are not valid because the Army has more fish to fry than to waste its resources in search of DJ Switch,” who has allegedly moved to Canada.
“The claim by DJ Switch that the Nigerian Army is looking for her is false. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We have bigger fish to fry and that is how to stabilise Lagos.” Brig-Gen Taiwo said

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Unknown gunmen kidnap family of three in varsity campus

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Unknown gunmen have abducted three members of a family from the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The university through a press release that was signed by Malam Auwalu Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the University, said the armed kidnappers abducted husband, wife and daughter from the main campus in Samaru, Zaria.
The statement concealed the identity of the victims.
The press statement reads in part, “At about 12.50am on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the University on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.
“The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into nearby bush along with the victims.


“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bordering the University, the kidnappers released the wife and daughter but went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.
“The Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.
“The Vice Chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident.”

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NMA appeals to Security agencies, Kogi Govt over rescue of kidnapped member

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NMA appeals to Security agencies, Kogi Govt over rescue of kidnapped member

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi chapter, has made a passionate appeal to security agencies and the state government on the need to rescue it’s member
Dr Azubuike Iheanacho, kidnapped on Nov. 21 in Anyigba.
The association in a statement on Monday in Lokoja, said Iheanacho, the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The statement was jointly signed by Dr Omakoji Oyiguh, the branch Chairman and Dr Famotele Tolorunju, the Secretary.
The association said the unknown gunmen stormed the doctor’s residence between 9.00p.m and 9.30p.m. last Saturday night.

The doctor was said to have been abducted in front of his house while returning from an outing in a vehicle with his wife and a friend.
The NMA added that the gunmen ordered the victim’s wife and his friend out of the car and zoomed off with him to an unknown destination.
It said it had reported the ugly incident to security agencies and the state government.
It would be recalled that two medical doctors, Ebiloma Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba, were earlier abducted on Oct. 6.
They were later released, following intervention of the security agencies.

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Maina’s refusal to appear in Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody

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Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody


After Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) jumped the bail, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison.
Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to on May 5 to stand as surety for Maina, hence Justice Okon Abang gave the remand order.

The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood as surtee for, had jumped bail.

Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issued a warrant of arrest on him.
Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Nov. 23.
Justice Abang, in his ruling, ordered Ndume’s remand pending the time he was able to fulfill the bail bond or produce Maina in court.













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