Two sons of Borno ex-Speaker, others die in auto crash
A fatal motor accident has claimed the lives of Adamu and Audu, the biological son of the Ex-Speaker Borno State House of Assembly and the former Commissioner of Education, Hon Inuwa Kubo.
The incident which took place along the Kwaya-Kusar- Peta-Shani road on Wednesday evening also left two others dead when their car lost control and hit a heap of sand displayed by the contractor handling the construction of the federal highway.
The victims were said to be heading to Shani Local Government Area from Maiduguri in preparation for the campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC slated to be launched by the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur on Thursday for Southern Borno senatorial district.
Money Laundering: Kogi Gov’s Nephew Arraigned For N10bn Fraud
Justice James Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, has remanded Ali Bello, a nephew of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and one Dauda Sulaiman in prison pending the fulfilment of their bail conditions.
They were arraigned alongside one Abdulsalami Hudu, Cashier of Kogi State House Administration (now at large) on a 10-count charge of misappropriation and money laundering.
According to a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, Bello and Sulaiman are accused of fraudulently withdrawing a sum of N10, 270,556,800 from the Kogi State treasury, which they reportedly delivered to a Bureau de Change operator, Rabiu Tafada, in Abuja to keep or change to foreign currencies for personal gains.
83,000 Boko Haram fighters surrender
The Theater Commander Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa revealed that the number of Boko Haram terrorists who have surrendered with families is about 83,000
The Commander revealed this on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni at the Government House, Damaturu.
He said out of the number, 41,000 are children who would have been Boko Haram fighters.
“The terrorists were trying to develop a new set of terrorists, their own children and that would have been very dangerous, because normally for children when they grow up and whatever they see is what they imitate.
“So, if they grow and think killing, they become very dangerous”, he said.
Maj. Gen. Musa commended Gov. Buni for the support rendered to the military in the state in the fight against insurgency.