5,000 Igbo Youths Killed, Others detained —Elders
The Igbo Elders Council has added a new twist to the insecurity in the South East, with an allegation that more than 5000 Igbo youths have been killed and over 10,000 others, thrown into detention camps in the ongoing special security operation in the region.
The IEC which comprised eminent leaders from the South East region, raised the alarm in a communique issued after their marathon meeting in Abuja sent to The PUNCH on Thursday evening.
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Northerners Speaks On Break-up
The Coalition of Northern Groups has asked the National Assembly to invoke the doctrine of necessity and organise a referendum to allow people of the South East to decide whether or not they want to remain in Nigeria.
It also urged the National Assembly to invite the United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS to initiate the process of self-determination for Igbo people.
The Coalition also asked the lawmakers to suspend the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution and consider seccesion agitators.
Bandits attack Kaduna polytechnic, abduct lecturers, others
Bandits on Thursday attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, in Kaduna, abducting some lecturers and their families.
An official of Kaduna State Vigilance Service who did not want his name mentioned said some students of the institution were also injured. The official, who did not give details, said the incident occurred on Thursday night.
Contacted on the matter, Malam Abdullahi Shehu, a spokesman for the institution, confirmed the incident, adding that management was trying to ascertain the exact number of people affected.
Mourning As Robbers Kill Music Producer A Week To His Wedding In Ibadan
A popular gospel artiste and music producer based in Akure, Ebenezer Ayeni, popularly known as Heben, has been confirmed dead after he was allegedly shot by armed robbers at his residence a week to his wedding.
Sahara Reporters gathered that the armed robbers after collecting his belongings shot him at close range.
Our correspondent gathered that Ayeni was supposed to get married next Saturday in Ibadan before the incident happened.
NANS Suspends Nationwide June 12 Protest Over Fear Of Hijack
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest.
NANS president, Sunday Asefon, disclosed this in a statement on Friday morning. Recall that NANS had earlier this month declared June 12, 2021, a day of protest.
The statement which was titled, ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Hoodlums and Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon,’ partly read.