1/12/2022

[GIST] Gunmen Kidnap Journalist From Residence In Nasarawa

[GIST] Gunmen Kidnap Journalist From Residence In Nasarawa

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A journalist in Nasarawa state who worked with the state-owned media, Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, Salisu Maki, in Lafia town, has been abducted by gunmen.
The gunmen numbering nine on Tuesday stormed Maki's residence shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away while they kidnapped the victim.


The incident occurred at about 9:30am along Akurba road, in the Lafia local government area, Nasarawa State while the victim had just returned from work, eyewitnesses said.
One of Maki's neighbours said “he was kidnapped after arriving at his house from the office where he worked on the night shift.”
“When the man arrived in his house after closing from work, the gunmen stormed the compound and started shooting and took him away,” an eyewitness said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa State, Raham Nansel, confirmed the incident.
According to the spokesperson, the Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, has deployed different police formations in search of the group to rescue the victim.

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[GIST] Fuel Subsidy: No Going Back On January 27 Nationwide Protest – Nigerian Labour Congress Tells Affiliates

[GIST] Fuel Subsidy: No Going Back On January 27 Nationwide Protest – Nigerian Labour Congress Tells Affiliates

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has directed its members, affiliate unions, and civil society partners to prepare for the scheduled planned nationwide protests of January 27 and February 1, 2022.
The NLC reiterated that the protest was to fight against the proposed removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.


The congress also asked its affiliates nationwide to mobilise their members for the rallies and ensure total compliance with the nationwide protests.
This followed the resolution made at the meeting with leaders of civil society organisations presided over by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, at the Labour House, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
A member of the Central Working Committee, who preferred anonymity, said the presidents and general secretaries of the affiliate unions pledged to mobilise their members for the protests.
The labour leader said, “We have been asked to go and mobilise our members across the country ahead of the planned protests for January 27.
“Every union has been asked to mobilise as many members as possible for the protests so that it will be very outstanding. Mammoth crowd is what we need for the planned protests.
“Every union president and general secretary pledged their support for the planned protests.
“The CSOs are working together with labour. The CSOs we have been working with are with us in the January 27 planned protests.”
He said the organised labour would not allow the proposed fuel subsidy removal to stand, adding that “if it happens, it will be very disastrous for all of us in this country.”
The Federal Government last year announced a plan to remove fuel subsidies by the first quarter of this year.

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[GIST] Nigerian Agency, NDLEA Operatives Invade Comedian's House, Brutalise Him In Viral Video

[GIST] Nigerian Agency, NDLEA Operatives Invade Comedian's House, Brutalise Him In Viral Video

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Debo Adedayo, Nigerian comedian better known as Mr Macaroni, has called out the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after its officials were seen assaulting a comedian in a viral video.
In the short clip, the victim, an Instagram comedian known as D-General, appeared to be challenging the NDLEA officials for invading his house while also filming the incident.


But one of the officials had asked him to stop the video, claiming the comedian had no right to film them.
The man, however, insisted on filming the incident, a development which made the NDLEA officials to attack the man.
In a video of the incident shared on Twitter, Adedayo said it is unfortunate that the NDLEA now enters people's home to harrass and oppress them.
He wrote, "NDLEA!!! OLEEE!!! Barawoooo!!!! So you people’s work is to be entering people’s houses in the middle of the night to be beating and harassing citizens. This is happening right now. We don’t know where they have taken him to. Oppressors everywhere!!!"

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[GIST] Boko Haram Attacks Tukur Buratai War Institute In Borno, Kills Two Workers, Burns Vehicles

[GIST] Boko Haram Attacks Tukur Buratai War Institute In Borno, Kills Two Workers, Burns Vehicles

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Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists of the Islamic State West African Province ( ISWAP) faction have killed two civilian staff and burnt down four vehicles at the Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace in Borno State.
The institute sited in Buratai, the country home of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (retd.), which was named after the former COAS, was commissioned by Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum in August 2020.


An intelligence report revealed that the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) fighters attacked the institute in about 10 gun trucks, 2x MRAP with a large number of foot soldiers on Monday evening.
The report added that “during the attack, the terrorists gained access into the Tukur Yusuf Buratai Institute and reportedly killed two civilian staff while 4 vehicles were burnt down in the car park.
“Similarly, terrorists launched RPG on the security/reception area of the institute. However, the attack was repelled by troops with terrorists fleeing towards Timbuktu Triangle,” the security report added.
It was learnt that the former army chief who is now Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic had during the commissioning of the institute said that the training school was part of Nigerian Army’s aim of understanding all forms of warfare, particularly new forms of asymmetric conflict, including terrorism and insurgency.
Buratai had said that, “The Tukur Buratai Institute aims at training and capacity building for military personnel as well as civilians in counter-terrorism and insurgency, humanitarian responses, peace building and construction.”
He added that the institute had six centres, including research, documentationy, counter-terrorism and insurgency, cyber security, strategic communication and centre for museum and archives.
The Buratai axis which connects Buni Yadi Community in Yobe State has been subject of the terrorists’ attacks for some times now.
Despite the base of special forces in the route connecting Buratai in Borno State and Buni Yadi in Yobe State, the terrorists have been unleashing mayhem on the axis including the recent reported attack on the special forces base and a police station in Buni Yadi.

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[GIST] 18 Persons Rescued From Collapsed Delta church – Police

[GIST] 18 Persons Rescued From Collapsed Delta church – Police

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At least 18 persons have been rescued from a collapsed church building belonging to the Salvation Ministries in Asaba, Delta State.

SaharaReporters had on Tuesday reported that no fewer than 10 persons were confirmed dead as a building housing Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, collapsed.

The building was said to have caved in through the children section, trapping scores of worshippers, including children, who were attending the service.

The collapsed building also trapped an unspecified number of worshippers.

The building, which is being used for the first time, reportedly collapsed at about 5:55pm during Tuesday evening's service.

With rescue operations ongoing, worshippers, family members and sympathisers were seen crying. 

The rescued have been taken to yet-to-be identified hospitals in the state capital.

However, the rescue efforts were still going on at the time of this report. It is believed that many more were still trapped under the collapsed structure.

The spokesperson of the police in Delta State, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the rescue of the 18 persons, said no death has been recorded so far, and that children and adults WEre among those rescued.

The rescue operation is led by the officials of the Delta State Emergency Management Agency, fire service and the police.

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