The Brief: Deadly Zamfara attack; an eye for an eye; 90 days in captivity | Dailytrust

The Brief: Deadly Zamfara attack; an eye for an eye; 90 days in captivity

18 year old Monsurat Ojuade murdered by police in Lagos
18 year old Monsurat Ojuade murdered by police in Lagos

In a bid to contain the security situation in the state, the Zamfara state government ordered a total black out on all telecommunication networks. This had an unintending effect as bandits stormed a military base in the early hours of Saturday killing 12 security personnel. Does this mean there’s a flip side to the ban on telecommunication in Zamfara?

Monsurat Ojuade was 18, young, vibrant and ready for university until a police bullet found her. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, revealed that Monsurat’s killer will face murder charge. An eye for an eye in this instance will definitely not live the entire community blinded, justice must be served.

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How Communication Failure Caused Deadly Attack On Troops In Zamfara

The attack on a forward operation base of troops deployed for anti-banditry operation in Zamfara State Saturday morning was aided by the failure of communication among the fighting forces, Daily Trust can report.

Gunmen had killed 12 security personnel comprising nine naval ratings, two policemen and a soldier during the raid on the base in Mutumji, near the banditry-ravaged town of Dansadau. Citing security sources, AFP news agency reported that the attackers stole weapons and also set houses on fire.

Tales Of Agony As Yauri Students Clock 90 Days In Captivity

It has been tales of anguish for the parents of the abducted students of Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State, who have been battling mental torture following the absence of their children who clocked 90 days in captivity today.

On Thursday, June, 17, bandits numbering about 150 invaded the college in the afternoon and abducted over 90 students, comprising male and female, and three members of staff, among them a vice principal.

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The Federal Government has said over 1.6 million eligible persons have been fully vaccinated.

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Nigerians from different walks of life pay several taxes and levies, especially at the local government level. How much do they, especially the business owners among them, actually pay as taxes?

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An eye for an eye!

A police Sergeant, identified as Samuel Phillips, who shot dead one 18-year-old female in Lagos will face murder charge after he had been tried and dismissed from the force.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who made this disclosure when he paid condolence visit to the parents of the deceased said the policeman had been identified and he is currently being detained.

Terrorists, Bandits, Others Freed In Kogi Jailbreak

Suspected terrorists, bandits, armed robbers and other criminals were among the 240 inmates that escaped during a jailbreak at the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State late Sunday, Daily Trust learnt.

Two soldiers were reportedly killed and some prisons officials injured.

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Guinea Must Return To Democratic Rule

Penultimate Sunday, Guinea witnessed its third coup d’etat when officers of the elite Army Special Forces unit led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya overthrew 83-year-old President Alpha Condé. The ouster of President Condé was greeted by celebrations on the streets.

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4 Abducted In Ekiti

Gunmen have waylaid some road users and abducted four person along Ayetoro-Ekiti Otun road in Ekiti State.

The victims, according to feelers from the area, were taken into the bush by the gun wielding men.