Kidnappers Of DSS Operative Demand N20m Ransom
The abductors of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abaji Area Council of Abuja are demanding N20 million to set him free.
Daily Trust had reported that gunmen attacked the DSS operatives’ office and abducted one of them, but spokesman of the service denied the report.
A reliable source, who confided in our reporter on Sunday said, contact was established with the abductors two days after the abduction.
“They (DSS) are still negotiating with them despite their (abductors) insistence on the N20 million ransom,” he said.
Source – Daily Trust
Nigerian troops foil ISWAP attack on Special Forces School in Yobe
The Special Forces and Air Task Force of the Nigerian military on Sunday foiled an onslaught at the School of Special Forces in Yobe.
However, seven insurgents were eliminated in a separate attack on civilians at Buni Yadi, 53 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital.
The sect members stormed the town at about 5 pm, targeting the school and community.
The terrorists were said to have used cows as cover to avoid detection, but troops opened fire after sighting them.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the fighters succumbed to the superior firepower of the military.
“In the process, seven of them were gunned down, while two vehicles were destroyed”, he disclosed.
Surveillance has been increased in the general area with additional reinforcement.
Source – Daily Post
Shehu Sani chides Primate Ayodele over AFCON prophecy against Nigeria
The former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has chided the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, over his 2021 Africa Cup of Nations against Nigeria.
Ayodele had predicted that the Super Eagles, will not win the AFCON, which kicks off in Cameroon on January 9, 2022.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Sani said the Ayodele only predicted that Nigeria would not win, but failed to state who the winners would be.
He said, “My Brother Primate Ayodele prophesied that Super Eagles will not win AFCON but refused to prophesy which country will win.”
The PUNCH had reported that Ayodele, who is known for his annual predictions, stated that the male football team would not win the tournament.
He had also stated that his prediction regarding the sack of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, came to pass.
“Before the removal of the Super Eagles coach (Gernot Rohr), I said it since July and now that they are going for the Nations Cup, Nigeria cannot win,” he said.
“They cannot lift the cup, they will only try their best but they can’t succeed because they will be eased out technically.”
Ayodele also mentioned that the Super Eagles would qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar but failed to state how far they would go.
Source – Punch