Afternoon Update: Presidency Asks Police To Publish Names Of Fulani Herders Under Trials, Policemen To Remain At Lekki Tollgate, Gunmen Kill Four Persons, Burn Houses

Presidency Asks Police To Publish Names Of Fulani Herders Under Trials
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The Presidency has asked the Nigeria Police Force to publish the names of Fulani herders undergoing trials across the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme.

Shehu insisted that Buhari, who is also of the Fulani ethnic stock, is not complicit in the herdsmen crisis that is rocking many parts of Nigeria…READ MORE>>>

Gunmen Invade Church, Kill Police Officer In Delta
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Unknown gunmen have killed a police officer during a church service at Oviri-Ogor Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Onome Onovwakpoyeya while addressing newsmen in Warri on Sunday.

The PPRO said: “Yes, he (police officer) followed his principal (not named) to the church.”…READ MORE>>>

Policemen To Remain At Lekki Tollgate Until…
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The Lagos Police Command has insisted its men will remain at the Lekki toll gate until further notice from the Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu.

Its spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi stated this on Monday.

According to the PPRO, the police officers have laid siege to five locations in the state apart from the Lekki Tollgate…READ MORE>>>

Tinubu’s Selfish Ambition Keeping Him Silent On Attacks Against Yoruba People – Timi Frank
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Political Activist, Timi Frank, has urged former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to speak up in defence of the Yoruba race amidst the crisis that has rocked South-West states in recent times.

Frank, who made the call in a statement on Monday, also decried the spate of insecurity in the country, especially in the South-West with reference to the recent Oyo crisis.

He said it was high time the APC leader broke his silence and spoke up against the attacks in his region, stressing that his continued silence did not portray him as a leader with the interest of his people at heart…READ MORE>>>

Gunmen Kill Four Persons, Burn Houses, Barns In Plateau
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Gunmen in the early hours of Monday invaded two villages in Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed four youths.

National President of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA) Mr Robbert Ashi, who confirmed the incident, said three young persons were ambushed by suspected herdsmen and killed between Jebbu Bassa and Rikwechongu village on Sunday evening.

Another person, he said, was killed at Zirshe village on Monday morning and some houses burnt, including food barns…READ MORE>>>

Panic As BRT Bus Bursts Into Flames In Lagos
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Passengers scampered for safety as a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus conveying 45 persons suddenly caught fire on Monday close to Anthony Bus Stop, Ikorodu Road, Lagos, causing panic among road users.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, acting zonal coordinator, South West Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos.

Farinloye said the bus was en route TBS Terminal, Lagos Island, when the incident occured about 11 a.m…READ MORE>>>