50 Gunmen Invade Government Building, Scores Dead, Catholic Priest Abducted

More Than 50 Gunmen Invade Nasarawa Government Building, Tie Down Security Operatives

No fewer than 50 gunmen invaded the Nasarawa State Local Government Service Commission, making away with a safe box full of valuables, and an AK-47 rifle belonging to an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Sun reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Rammatu Julde, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital.

Julde said the gunmen stormed the premises in the early hours of Monday at 2am, gained access through the main gate linking the offices of the Local Government Commission and the Civil Service Commission, and operated without intervention by security agencies.

“They launched the attack in the early hours of Monday at exactly 2am. During the operation, they tied down two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who were guarding the premises with a rope and collected one AK-47 rifle in their possession,” Julde reported.

“They also attempted to take away our 150 KVA generator, but they could not succeed; however, they took away the safe box where valuable documents of the Commission were kept. We are presently doing stock-taking to know what other items were carted away,” she added.

The Commission’s secretary clarified that no life was lost during the attack but appealed to the NSCDC to carry out a detailed investigation into the incident in order to be sure that there was no conspiracy between its officers and the unidentified gunmen.

The unidentified gunmen also invaded the State Civil Service Commission which shares a fence with the Local Government Service Commission and carted away two LED 32-inch televisions.

Reacting, Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC Jerry Victor, explained that, “The gunmen launched an attack on the premises on Monday morning and unfortunately carried out their plans without any hindrance.
Source – Sahara Reporters

Nigerian Military Kills Scores Of Boko Haram Fighters As Many Insurgents Invade Borno Town

Two fighter helicopters of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Tuesday foiled a Boko Haram terrorists’ attack on Ngamdu, a border town between Yobe and Borno states.

Ngamdu is in the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State and about 100km to the capital, Maiduguri.

According to PRNigeria, the terrorists had attempted to attack a military base in the area before they were stopped by the troops who had been put on high alert.

The attack, planned by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters, was repelled by the military helicopters, supported by troops of Super Camp in Ngamdu.

The sect members were said to have moved in a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) and gun trucks.

“We actually laid an ambush for them when we learnt from the intelligence of the route they would use. They accessed Ngamdu town via Goniri-Damboa axis in about a dozen vehicles including MRAP and gun trucks.

“As they approached, our troops swooped on them, from the air and ground, dealing with the terrorists decisively.

“We are currently clearing their corpses as calmness has since returned to the town,” a source added.
Source – Sahara Reporters

Catholic Priest Abducted In Abia State

Rev Fr Godfrey Mark Chimezie of St Theresa Catholic Church, Umuahia, Abia State, Southeast Nigeria, has been kidnapped.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that he was seized along Enyiukwu Road Ohokobe Afaraukwu community, Ibeku in Umuahia North LGA of the state.

The clergy’s abductors were said to have intercepted him after he concluded a morning mass at St Gabriel ,Okpururie, Afaraukwu. They forced him out of his Toyota Corolla into their jeep and sped away.

Chimezie, from Enugu state, was ordained a priest earlier in 2021.

More to follow…
Source – Politics Nigeria