Gunmen Storm Popular Church, Kidnap Pastor|| Court Nullifies APC Primaries|| Lightening Kills 21

BREAKING: Court nullifies APC governorship primary in Taraba
A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo on Tuesday nullified the Taraba governorship primary election that produced Emmanuel Bwacha as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 election.

David Kente, an aggrieved aspirant, had dragged the party and its candidate to court over the recognition of Bwacha as the candidate of the party.

In his ruling, the presiding Judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, ordered that a fresh primary election be conducted within 14 days.

The court also ordered Bwacha to stop parading himself as the governorship candidate of the APC.
Source: DailyPost

Gunmen Storm Church Vigil In Niger State Community, Abduct Pastor, Two Others
A pastor and two others have been reportedly abducted from the Overhill Church behind Niger Motel in the Japap area of Suleja around 1am when worshippers were observing a vigil.
The kidnapped church leader was Identified simply as Mama Comfort.
It was learnt that the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday around 1am when worshippers were observing a vigil.

A vigilante in the community told Daily Trust that they became aware of the gunmen’s presence after several gunshots.
He said, “We became aware of their presence after several gunshots.
“We responded with our cartridge guns for some time before being overwhelmed by their superior arms; forcing us to retreat and take cover.
“As the kidnappers were leaving the area, they went into the church where sounds of drums were coming from and abducted the church leader known as Mama Comfort.
“The attackers fled with their three victims around 2am on noticing the presence of soldiers who arrived from Zuma Barracks, Suleja,” he added.
Source: Sahara Reporters

Lightning kills twenty-one people in India
At least 21 people died in India’s eastern state of Bihar in lightning incidents amid rains over the past 24 hours.

An official at the state’s disaster management authority on Tuesday said those who died were farmers or workers in agriculture fields who were busy sowing crops or engaged in other agriculture-related activities.

According to the official, the deaths were reported around 10 districts in the state.

The official added that Purnia and Araria reported four deaths. Three died in the Supaul district, two were reported each from Banka, Jamui and Nawada, and one occurred each in Begusarai, Sheikhpura, Saran and Saharsa.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a monetary compensation of 400,000 Indian rupees ($5,023) for each of the bereaved families.

The chief minister advised the people to be alert during inclement weather
Source: Peoples Gazette