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ISWAP fighters attack Nigerian Army University, kill two employees

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Fighters suspected to be members of the Islamic State for West African Province, ISWAP, on Monday evening attacked the Nigerian Army University campus for Security and Strategic Studies in Buratai town, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

DAILY POST gathered that two employees of the university were killed by the insurgents.

Speaking with residents and staff members of the university on Wednesday, it was learnt that the insurgents overran the soldiers guarding the campus, who after exhausting their bullets reportedly took to their heels.

“It is very unfortunate. We lost two of our staff. The soldiers ran away after they have tried to stop them. Despite what looks like a good security presence we are shocked that these elements can still have the guts of taking the soldiers heads on. We are shocked, worried and pained by this development. Nothing seemed to be right now for me before I saw this with my eyes and narrowly escaped.

“We have been hearing of it. And the Army and government have told us time and time that these bad elements have been degraded. For me, this is an insult to Nigerians. From what I saw nothing has been done to explain how degraded these Insurgents have been as alleged. I cannot speak of others outside the Campus but I know we lost two staff here and this is enough to cry out loud,” a staffer who did not want his name mentioned told DAILY POST.

The two victims of the attack were buried yesterday. The insurgents also burnt cars and offices.

A relation of one of the victims, Mohammed Usman, said he would have been a victim but could not explain how he escaped the attack.

“We were going to meet him (my late cousin) when suddenly we came right in the crossfire at the entrance of the campus. I don’t know how I escape. I saw myself running into one of the residences in town how it happened I cannot say. It was yesterday morning after the insurgents have left that we went back and we discover this cousin of ours was killed during the attack,” he said.

Also, Galadima Gaji, a resident of Buratai town, told DAILY POST that it was horrifying when the insurgents came. According to him, they attacked everything on their way and rode back into the forest.

“It is true that the Boko Haram attacked Buratai town. They were specific on the military institution but still they touch on some parts of the town. They killed three people that I know in town aside from the two university staff, who were buried yesterday,” Gaji said.

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Yoruba leader, Olufemi Adegoke is dead

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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

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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

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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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