22 Dead As 2 Military Helicopters Crash|| Gunmen Abduct, Murder Lawmaker’s Son

Gunmen Kidnap, Murder Eldest Son Of Bauchi Assembly Member
Gunmen suspected of being kidnappers have murdered the eldest son of a Bauchi State House of Assembly member representing Dass Constituency, Hon. Bala Ali, Daily Post reports.

The incident was announced during the House plenary on Tuesday under personal explanation, by the member representing Burra Constituency, Hon. Ado Wakili.

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He extended his condolences to the Members on the murder of Ali’s eldest son, describing the incident as tragic praying to Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

The plenary was presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Danlami Ahmed Kawule, who directed that a special prayer be conducted for the deceased and was led by Hon. Bello Muazu Shira representing Shira Constituency.
Source: Independent

Two Ugandan military helicopters crash in DR Congo; 22 killed
Two Ugandan military helicopters have crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo with 22 persons aboard killed, said Congo Army spokesman on Wednesday.

Uganda had sent troops to its central African neighbour in December to help fight a violent rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

“The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) have not yet told us the circumstances of the crash,” the spokesman said without providing further detail.

UPDF spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, confirmed one helicopter crash and said “there were fatalities, but I don’t have any extra details at the moment.”

The ADF is among several militias wrangling over land and resources in Congo’s mineral-rich east over the past decade, a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions.
Source: Peoples Gazette