Army raids mosque in Kano, arrests 10 suspected Boko Haram militants
The Nigrian Army, on Saturday evening, stormed a Boko Haram suspected mosque located at Filin Lazio, Hotoro, Kano metropolis and arrested no fewer than 10 suspects.
Report has it that the intelligent operation was conducted in a more professional means without raising eyebrows of the fasting-breaking Muslims.
According to the reports, the troops succeeded in whisking away ten suspected Boko Haram members.
Further reports have it that the mosque belongs to some Borno men that fled the troubled northeast due to the Boko haram insurgency.
DAILY POST further learnt that the troops took away some unidentified items from the surroundings of the mosque.
When contacted, Captain Uba, Army spokesperson in Kano said he has not been briefed on the development. He promised to get back.
Source – Daily Post
Despite Dwindling Resources: Governors Spend Billions On Private Jets
Some state governors are spending billions of naira to hire private jets despite dwindling resources in their states, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown.
Findings revealed that only a few governors use commercial flights to travel to Abuja and other parts of the country from their states as many of them pay for chartered aircraft.
While some of the trips are official engagements, others are for private engagements.
It was discovered that many of the states are in dire financial situations and can hardly pay salaries or meet other contractual obligations, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daily Trust on Sunday reports that even in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown last year, state governors embarked on interstate trips, mostly by private jets.
This was in clear violation of a ban to that effect, which they had agreed on as a measure to mitigate community transmission of the virus.
For instance, on Monday, June 1, 2020, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State flew into Abuja to visit President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to formally inform him of his intention to seek re-election for a second term.
On that same day, the chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, led six of his colleagues to Abuja to meet with the then Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on what was believed to be a last-minute effort to save Obaseki’s candidacy ahead of the party’s primary election in Edo.
Although some of these trips were said to have been related to security, it was gathered that they were undertaken through private commercial jets, which ran into hundreds of millions of naira.
“Kidnapped” Miyetti Allah chairman returns
The Chairman of the Kogi Chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Wakili Damina, who was allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday, has been released.
The state secretary of the association, Adamu Abubakar, told journalists in Lokoja on Saturday that Mr Damina was released in Abuja late night of May 7.
Mr Adamu said from Mr Damina’s account, he was released by men suspected to be from one of the security agencies and not kidnappers as earlier suspected.
He said that Mr Damina arrived at his Chikara home in Kogi in the early hours of Saturday to reunite with his family.
It would be recalled that Mr Adamu had announced to journalists in Lokoja on May 4, that Mr Damina was taken away from his house by eight men dressed in military camouflage.
He said that the men forcefully took him away in a white bus.
He also said that all efforts to get across to him were unsuccessful as his telephone lines were switched off.
However, the secretary said that the national body of the association had taken the matter up to ascertain why Mr Damina was whisked away in such a manner.
He also said that the group had instructed a lawyer to take the matter up.
Source – Primium Times