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Many Students Abducted As Bandits Hit Boarding School In Kaduna
Many students have been abducted from Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Maramara Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Daily Trust gathered that armed men stormed the school in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically.
The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying 17 students have been rescued. The number of abducted students is unknown. This is the third major attack in Kaduna within 24 hours.
Soldiers Foil Attack On Oyedepo’s School In Kaduna
Soldiers in the early hours of Monday thwarted an attack on Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedpo.
The school is not far from a boarding school where many students were abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
Daily Trust gathered that gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of Monday. While they abducted students at Bethel School, the attack on Faith Academy was foiled. A security agent confirmed to our correspondent that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security team.
Yoruba Nation Rally: DSS Wants Transfer Of Arrested Suspects To Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked the Lagos State Police Command to transfer the 49 arrested Yoruba Nation protesters to its custody in Abuja. A senior DSS official, who asked not to be named, disclosed this to Daily Trust on Sunday. The DSS official said: ‘’You know Igboho’s group is among the groups who organised that rally. So, some of his boys may be among those arrested. It’s not out of place if the service widens its investigation by bringing those suspects to the headquarters.’’
The suspects were arrested at Ojota in Lagos on Friday. The police had warned people to stay off the rally, which they said could degenerate into violence.
Sunday Igboho, self acclaimed Yoruba activist, was one of the key persons who promoted the rally but after the DSS raided his Ibadan residence, he announced cancellation of the rally. However, he made a U-turn hours later and asked his supporters to be on ground for the protest.
I Won’t Retire From Politics Till I Die – Shekarau
Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has said he will not retire from politics until he dies. Addressing reporters after inaugurating the Shura Consultative Assembly in Kano, Shekarau said, “I have no time to retire from politics until death.”
A two-term governor, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Shekarau Minister of Education in the buildup to the 2015 election. He currently represents Kano Central Senatorial District.
“In fact, why I have come back to speak for the second time is to dispute this aspect. As far as I am concerned, there is no time for me to retire from politics. I have been saying this for the past 20 years. My politics is my religion; my religion is my politics and there is no time to retire out of religion. Because the two work towards one goal. Religion is about serving God and the peak of serving God is to serve humanity who are God’s creature. As far as Islam is concerned, any help you render to someone, you are complying with God’s directive. If I pray for you or I am kind to you, it is a sort of worship to God. And politics is all about serving the people, and to serve the people does not necessarily limit to occupying an office.
Babies Abducted As Bandits Raid Kaduna Hospital
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted babies from the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State. Daily Trust gathered that five staff of the hospital, including female nurses, were also abducted.
The bandits, who were said to have stormed the place in large numbers, engaged officers from a nearby police station in a gun battle.
A staff member of the hospital, who did not his name mentioned, told Daily Trust there was a heavy shootout during the operation. He also said the principal security guard on duty was among the people abducted. “Those kidnapped were our staff living at the staff quarters, some were abducted alongside their children. So, about ten people were taken away so far,” he said.
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