Another PDP Governor Dumps Atiku|| 2 Helicopters Collide, 4 Killed|| APC Ward Chairman Shot Dead

Northern PDP Governor Dumps Atiku, Invites Wike, Ortom, G5 Govs For Campaign Flag-off
Following his running battle with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Governor Bala Mohammed has invited the G-5 governors to Bauchi State to flag off his campaign for a second term.

The G5 governors are Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Samuel Ortom of Benue.

Naija News reports that Bala Mohammed, who is yet to openly declared his membership of the G-5 governors, had accused Atiku and his loyalists of working to frustrate his re-election.

In a letter to the National chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the governor had accused Atiku of threatening to “punish” him for contesting against him during the party’s presidential primary in May.
He stated that “I may withdraw from the PCC and feel free to create new measures and strategies that would guarantee the election and re-election of all PDP candidates in Bauchi and myself” if the issues were not resolved.
Source: NaijaNews

Helicopters collide over Australian beach, 4 passengers dead
Two helicopters collided in an Australian tourist hotspot Monday afternoon, killing four passengers and critically injuring three others in a crash that drew emergency aid from beachgoers enjoying the water during the southern summer.

One helicopter appeared to have been taking off and the other landing when they collided near the Sea World theme park in Main Beach, a northern beach on the Gold Coast, Gary Worrell, Queensland state police acting inspector, said at a news conference.

One helicopter landed safely on a sandbank, but debris from the other was spread across an area police described as difficult to access.

The dead and three most seriously injured people were all passengers in the crashed helicopter.

“Members of the public and police tried to remove the people and they commenced first aid and tried to get those people to safety from an airframe that was upside down,” Worrell said.
Source: AP

Gunmen Kill Sokoto APC Ward Chairman, Elder Brother
Suspected gunmen on Saturday night stormed the residence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), chairman of Asara ward in Gwadabawa local government area of Sokoto State, Alhaji Iliya Agajiba and killed him in cold blood.
They also shot and killed Agajiba’s elder brother, who rushed to rescue him.

A resident of the community, Malam Abdullahi Gwadaba, who told LEADERSHIP of the dastard act, said the assailants numbering about 15, armed with sophisticated weapons, attacked Asara community on Saturday night.
However, some people in the area linked the incident to political assassination while others assumed the murder to be one of the normal insurgency activities happening in the area.
Gwadabawa council is among the areas worst hit by banditry activities in the Eastern flanks of Sokoto State.
Source: Leadership