We Know Location Of Kidnappers” -Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is handling the problem of insecurity in the country.
He said the insinuation in some quarters that the government was clueless was unfounded, adding that the result of government’s efforts would soon be evident.
A statement said the minister spoke on Tuesday during a press briefing in Lagos
Mohammed explained that the government indeed knew the locations of kidnappers, adding that security agencies were only being careful to avoid civilian casualties.
He lamented the attacks on security agencies in some parts of the country, saying they were a declaration of war.
15 Terrorists Killed In Maiduguri.
Following the attempt by some Boko Haram elements to overrun Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday, the police anti-terrorists squad said they have successfully neutralised over 16 of them, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The insurgents at the beginning of the Ramadan fasting promised not to attack during the period but failed to keep to their promise.
Madnaija reports that insurgents on gun truck and motorcycles came into Maiduguri through Jiddari Polo axis with the intention of overrunning the city as Muslims prepared to break their fast as well as making last minutes preparation for the celebrations of sallah but meet their waterloo as a team of police anti-terrorists squad got some intelligence ahead of their coming.
The anti-terrorists squad team led by CSP Mohammed Ibrahim said they got the filers and waited for them to come but the fight was fierce until reinforcement came in a joint force, which pushed the terrorists out of the city.
The police boss said the terrorists came with armored personnel carriers and began shooting sporadically to scare residents and create confusion in the city but failed to operate on good strategy as police operatives opened fire on them from all directions, leaving them to scamper for safety.
Party leaders in bitter fight with Obaseki.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo state, has accused the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, over alleged plan to dissolve the elected executive committee members of the party at all levels.
The party accused Obaeki of trying to push aside the state chairman of the party, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi.
The state chairman and secretary of the party, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi and Hillary Otsu, respectively, in a letter dated 10th May, 2021, and addressed to the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, accused Obaseki of hosting a purported leaders meeting at which only three old members of PDP attended, against 10 former APC members who decamped with the Governor.
They alleged that the looming crisis results from the acquiescence of the National Working Committee members who negotiated Godwin Obaseki’s movement to PDP, to reach a verbal or written agreement on the integration of the new members.
They berated Obaseki for convening such a meeting, which they alleged was aimed at ambushing state chairman of the party.
They further insisted that if the Governor wants to harmonize the party in the state, as he claimed, it must start from his office, with the replacement of his deputy, Philip Shaibu and Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Osarodion Ogie with old PDP members.
Ahmed Musa To Play First Game For Kano Pillars On Sunday.
New Kano Pillars striker Ahmed Musa will make his debut for the club against Adamawa United on Sunday, May 16, in the Nigerian Premier League.
The Pillars have announced that Ahmed Musa, who is the captain of the Nigerian national football team, will make his debut since returning to the club in April.
Ahmed Musa left Al Nassr FC in October last year after two years of playing in Saudi Arabia.
It may be recalled that on Monday, April 19, 2021, the new player began training with the Kano Pillars at the Bukavu Barracks.
The Pillars are currently second in the Nigerian Premier League with 37 points, top of the table after 20 games.