ISWAP claims responsibility for attack on Abuja military checkpoint
The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on a military checkpoint in the Madalla area of Suleja LGA, Niger state.
Gunmen had on Friday attacked soldiers of the guards’ brigade stationed near Zuma rock.
Muhammad Abdullahi, the spokesperson to the chairman of Suleja LGA, had said the gunmen attacked in large numbers and shot sporadically.
According to him, his friend, who was around the area during the attack, said the attackers killed two military operatives.
In a statement reportedly issued on Saturday, ISWAP claimed its fighters were responsible for the attack.
The development is the second this month that the group would be claiming responsibility for an attack in Nigeria.
Earlier in July, the group also claimed responsibility for the attack on a correctional facility in the Kuje council area of the federal capital territory (FCT).
2023: Five governors, others secretly backing Peter Obi —Labour Party
Bashiru Apapa, the Labour Party’s deputy national chairman, has stated that about five governors in other political parties were secretly giving support to its presidential candidate, Peter Obi to emerge victorious in 2023.
He stated that the party and Obi, were becoming more popular among Nigerians, which will help it win the 2023 presidential election.
Apapa stated that Nigerians were tired of the country’s negative trend under the control of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party and that Obi’s presidential campaign was daily gaining overt and covert backing from numerous governors and noteworthy leaders.
Apapa, who noted that Obi’s goodwill and past achievements were attracting Nigerians to the party, said, “There are some people who you may not believe are coming up to support Obi; some leaders up to heads of state are in support of Obi. Many governors, more than five of them, are supporting the party underneath. We don’t want to mention their names for now.