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Zungeru Dam: Three Chinese nationals abducted, three others killed by bandits



Three Chinese nationals have been reportedly abducted and another shot dead at the site of the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power Dam project in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State by armed bandits.

It was gathered that the gunmen killed two local security guards, in the attack, which occurred on Tuesday at about 4pm at the dam site.

DAILY POST learnt that the workers were working on the connection of high-tension extension from the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power Dam to Gusase community, when the bandits invaded the area.

The armed bandits arrived in the community, it was learnt in their numbers on motorcycles, shooting sporadically, thereby sending residents to various directions for safety.

An eyewitness told DAILY POST that during the operation, the bandits conducted their attack unchallenged.

According to the source, “During the attack by the bandits, which took us by surprise, a Chinese worker was shot dead as well as two of our internal security guards. They left with two other Chinese workers, among others, to an unknown destination”.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government SSG, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed Matane, confirmed the incident and the abduction of the foreign nationals, but was not certain on the number of persons killed during the attack.

Our correspondent further gathered that the state government team led by the SSG and Commissioner for Local government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal security, Emmanuel Umar with some security agents had visited the area to assess the situation.

Also, confirming the incident, the state police command through the Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun explained that the bandits attacked the workers while working on a transmission line tower along Gussase village.

According to him, ” Police tactical team attached to the facility engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel while four of the expatriates were rescued with one of them and a local staff sustaining bullet injuries.

“In the process of scampering for safety during the gun duel, three of the expatriates could not be accounted for presently.”

He revealed that a joint police/military tactical teams at Zungeru are already on aggressive manhunt of the hoodlums and rescue of the missing and abducted expatriates.


Yoruba leader, Olufemi Adegoke is dead



The Chairman of pan-Yoruba intelligentsia group, Voice of Reason (VOR), Dr. Olufemi Adegoke is dead.

The medical veteran hailed from Ondo Town in Ondo West Local Government Area.

Adegoke was the father of a Nigerian-born member of the British Parliament, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch.

The lawmaker, a Conservative Party member, served in Boris Johnson’s government as Minister of State for Levelling Up Communities and Minister of State for Equalities.

A statement on Friday by Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide described Adegoke as a man of unquestionable character.

Director of Communication, Maxwell Adeleye said he was resolute and committed towards the decommissioning of Nigerian’s 1999 Constitution.

The spokesman recalled that Adegoke spent his last years working for the advancement and liberation of Yorubas.

“He was an unparalleled patriot of the Yoruba people and an intellectual giant whose courage and candour goes beyond the cosmos”, he noted.

The body, led by Professor Banji Akintoye, sympathized with the Adegokes and prayed that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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I gave up on ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ after Pastor Ibiyeomie’s curses – Church member confesses



A member of the Salvation Ministry, Ebimina Tamuno, has revealed that she cancelled her dream of becoming an internet fraudster after the founder of the church, Pastor Davide Ibiyeomie, rained curses on ‘Yahoo boys’.

DAILY POST recalls that the popular pastor had, during a sermon in his church, laid curses on Nigerian youths who are into fraudulent activities, saying they will die by accident if they fail to repent.

A few hours after the curses, Ebimina who had concluded plans to engage in cybercrime in a bid to better her life testified that she has given up on the plan.

She said, “My name is Ebimina Tamuno. Yesterday, after Papa’s ministration, I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t sleep all through the night.

“I was just waiting for the Glory Reign to be over and I have gotten all my documents ready to travel out to do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.

“Because the hardship is too much and I just wanted to have a good life and I feel that was going to make me okay. But I couldn’t sleep all through the night and I had to give it all up for God and I am here to give up. If I perish, I perish”.

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Burkina Faso: Military won’t step down now – Coup leader



The military in Burkina Faso says they will remain in power until the conditions are right.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led the ouster of President Roch Kabore, made the declaration.

In his first speech, the coup leader blamed Kabore for failing to aggressively push back Islamist militants.

“When the conditions are right, according to the deadline that our people will define in all sovereignty, I commit to a return to a normal constitutional order”, he said.

Damiba revealed plans to meet representatives of different sections to agree on a roadmap for reform.

The mutineer added that Burkina Faso needed international partners “more than ever”.

Damiba urged the international community “to support our country so it can exit this crisis as soon as possible”.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Burkina Faso on Friday.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said coup d’etats were violation of democratic tenets.

“It represents a threat to peace, security and stability in West Africa”, Akufo-Addo stressed.

The military takeover in Burkina Faso is the third in the region since August 2020.

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