What Yorubas, Hausas, Igbos did when Abuja-Kaduna train broke down – Shehu Sani
Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has narrated what happened on Saturday when the Abuja-Kaduna train broke down along the way.
The former lawmaker, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District, explained that the train broke down along Jere village last night.
According to him, the ugly incident made the Igbos, Yorubas and Hausas forget their differences and united as brothers and sisters.
“Yesterday, our Kaduna-Abuja train broke down at night for many hours near Jere village.
“All the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas in the train forgot their differences and united as brothers and sisters, while looking through the window,” he tweeted.
Most recently, Sani had slammed Northern groups for placing a bounty on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This was after 17 Northern groups under the aegis of Northern Consensus Movement (NCM) declared Kanu wanted, accusing him of masterminding the killings and destruction of properties owned by Northerners in the Southeast.
Source – Daily Post
At least 20 killed in suicide attack, gun-battle in central Somalia
At least 20 people were killed and score others were injured in a suicide attack by the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab on Galmudug regional forces on Sunday morning, followed by a gunfight between them in the Mudug region of central Somalia.
According to Major Mohamed Mire Mohamud, deputy police chief of Galmudug, the incident began with a suicide attack followed by fierce fighting between regional paramilitary forces in Wasil, Mudug region.
He told the media that remnants of al-Shabaab attacked the Galmudug Security Force and that gunfights are still underway.
“At around 4:30 am, as the soldiers were preparing for the morning prayers, al-Shabaab ambushed them and started with an explosion,” regional police says and claimed, “But they suffered casualties.”
According to the al-Shabaab propaganda website, the militants overran the base and killed at least 34 soldiers.
Wasil, the scene of the attack, is located near the town of Hobyo, which is approximately 857 kilometers (532 miles) from Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital.
The attack comes a day after the security minister of Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland survived a bomb attempt on his convoy in the country’s northeastern province of Bari. In that attack, at least one soldier was killed and three others were injured, and the al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility.
Source – AA