Afternoon Update: Buhari In Closed-Door Meeting With Malami, Bawa, Four Policemen Gunned Down At Checkpoint, Nnamdi Kanu Threatens Wike

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President Muhammadu Buhari is in a closed-door meeting with the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, joined in the meeting minutes after it commenced.

Though the agenda of the meeting is yet to be confirmed as at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that it will be all about issuing mandates to the new EFCC boss, as well as familiarisation…READ MORE>>>

Four Policemen Gunned Down At Checkpoint In Calabar
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Gunmen have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The incident reportedly happened in the wee hours of Thursday, 25 February, 2021.

The gunmen were said to have swooped on the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of the Cross River capital.

The policemen whose identities have not been disclosed were said to have been killed while resting at the location.

Neighbours, who heard the gunshots, said they thought it was a robbery attack…READ MORE>>>

Ortom, Bala’s Clash Over Herdsmen Not Fundamental – El-Rufai

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-rufai, said the disagreement between the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed over the activities of the herdsmen was not a fundamental issue but difference in opinion.

El-rufai assured that the altercation will stop and the Northern Governors Forum will come with permanent solutions to the movement of helders across the country.

Both Bauchi and Benue governors recently attacked themselves verbally on whether the herdsmen can carry gun about and whether they needed permission to stay any part of the country.

Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday in Abuja, after a brief closed door meeting with the party’s director of organisation, governor El-rufai said the Northern governors are committed to ending the normadic movement of cattle and people in the shortest possible time…READ MORE>>>

Nnamdi Kanu Threatens Wike Over Obigbo Killings
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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday threatened the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike over the Obigbo massacre.

Kanu claimed that Wike will be hunted for the rest of his life over the killings of IPOB members and other innocent residents following a clash between the group and security operatives Obigbo, in 2020.

In a tweet, the IPOB leader warned that Wike will be hunted by domestic and international legions…READ MORE>>>

Gunmen Attack Police Patrol Team In Cross River, Kill Officers, Steal Rifles
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Unknown gunmen have attacked a police patrol team around Akai Effa Roundabout in Calabar, Cross River State, killing the policemen on duty and stealing their weapons.

SaharaReporters learnt that the gunmen struck around 10pm yesterday, killing all the policemen on the team – the number of whom has yet to be ascertained as of the time of this report.

A source stated that there is tension in the area as many residents had fled going by the apprehension generated by the attack on the police station…READ MORE>>>

Nigerians Must Stop Calling Bandits Criminals – Sheik Gumi
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Renowned Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi has said Nigerians must stop labeling bandits as criminals.

He said this must be done so that bandits can surrender their weapons and embrace peace.

Speaking on Arise Television on Thursday monitored Gumi also berated the media, He accused journalists of fuelling the insecurity problem by describing the bandits as criminals…READ MORE>>>