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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 27 February, 2021 Edition)

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Daily Trust Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Daily Trust News.

South East Elders Want Clampdown On IPOB In Wake Of Attacks On Police

Following renewed attacks on Police formations and officers, some elders from the South East have urged relevant authorities in the country to deal decisively with members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The elders under the aegis of the Conference of Concerned Igbo Elders for Peace and National Unity (CIEPNU) said on Friday in a statement that the attack on security operatives within the Orlu Council of Imo State and other places allegedly by members of IPOB is unacceptable.

The statement jointly signed by the National President, Mazi Prof William Okocha and National Secretary, Barrister Irene Chizoba, condemned IPOB for carrying out Tuesday’s attack on Abayi police station in Aba, Osisioma Ngwa local council of Abia State, which resulted in the death of two police officers and burning of the station.

Zamfara Schoolgirls Held In Dangulbi Forest

The over 300 schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Junior Secondary School Jangebe, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State in the early hours of Friday have been sighted at Dangulbi Forest, credible sources told the Daily Trust Saturday last night.

Gunmen stormed the school around 1am and abducted most of the students who are between 12 and 16 years old from their dormitories.

A school teacher who spoke to Daily Trust Saturday on the condition of anonymity said out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, only about 50 were left behind. However, the police in the state said 317 students were kidnapped while the Zamfara State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Anka, said the exact number of abducted students was yet to be ascertained.

You Are Not Powerful Than My Govt, Buhari Warns Bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the bandits wreaking havoc across the country, saying his government has the capacity to deal with them.

In a statement Mallam Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, the president vowed not to succumb to blackmail.

The president described the abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State, as inhumane and totally unacceptable.

I Saw Bandits Kill Victims, Feed Dogs To Feast On, Says Prof Who Spent 25 Days In Captivity

Professor Aliyu Mohammed is the Head of Department Crop Production at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi. He was recently kidnapped and spent 25 days in the hands of his abductors. In this interview, he narrated his torments and the heinous acts he saw. Excerpts:

…, they brought three other persons. One of them was my neighbour, one Saleh, a student, and one Umaru Dan Sintiri. I overheard the kidnappers murmuring that there’s a leader of a vigilante group and once he is brought to them they won’t hesitate to kill him. By sunset they all swooped on him with beatings until he breathed his last. His remains spent the night in front of our hut. In the morning, they asked us to remove his remains and showed us where to dump the body. They told us that every one of us who displayed lack of commitment would have the same fate saying that they kidnapped us for money, if there’s no ransom we’d be killed.

I pleaded with them to allow me even alone to dig grave and bury him; they insisted that we should dump him like that for dogs to feast on. And that’s how the body was dumped.

100 Trucks Of Onion Boycott Shasa, Leave Sokoto For Other Countries

One hundred trucks conveying 4,000 tonnes of onion have left Sokoto for other African countries in the aftermath of the recent crisis at Shasa market in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The crisis in Shasa reportedly led to the death of 27 onion dealers while 14 trucks were razed.

However, the National President of Onion Producers and Marketers, Aliyu Isa, denied that the decision to export the produce was as a result of the recent Shasa crisis.

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