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ISIS allegly kills 11 Nigerian Soliders in Borno State (FULL STORY)

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The world’s deadliest terror group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has claimed responsibility for the attack on soldiers in Borno State last week which took the lives of 11 soldiers, Reutersreports.

ISIS said its men were responsible for the Friday attack of Gajiganna town through its news agency AMAQ.

The terrorist network on Saturday published pictures of burnt barracks and dead bodies it claimed belonged to the soldiers.

Three sources, including one hospital source, confirmed the attack to the Reuters news agency. The sources said the fighters stormed the town on a motorbike at roughly 6.30pm and opened fire on residents and the military in sporadic shootings.

The fighters fled after the military called in air force support and reinforcements from a battalion in a neighboring town.

Islamic State West Africa Province, an affiliate of ISIS, has carried out a string of attacks in Nigeria in recent months.

The group split in 2016 from Boko Haram, which has waged a decade-long insurgency in North-East Nigeria that has killed some 30,000 people and displaced over two million people.

The Federal Government had declared in December 2015 that it had technically defeated Boko Haram.

While attacks in most parts of the country have ceased, bombings have continued to take place in the North-East particularly Borno State.

A top military officer blamed the recent surge in attacks to the lack of cooperation as well as high wired politics taking place among the top military brass.

The source said,

“The attack is true. We lost a lot of men but unfortunately, many things are being hidden from the press. Normally, in military operations, when there is a joint mission, the Chief of Defence Staff is supposed to be in charge.

“Unfortunately, that is not the case. The Chief of Army Staff is the one calling all the shots at the moment. And there is a lack of synergy among the services.”

When contacted on the telephone, the Director of Defence Information, Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, declined comment, said the military had recorded several successes.

He said troops of 121 and 192 Battalions of Operation Lafiya in collaboration with Civilian JTF and local vigilantes, have cleared Surdewalla, Ranwa, Baladayo, Sabon Gari and Shetimeri villages in Borno State, in a simultaneous operation code-named, ‘Operation Hardstrike.’

The troops reportedly killed three terrorists at Ranwa 11, while many were wounded and others escaped.

He said troops of 192 Battalion advanced along with Sabon Gari and Shetimeri villages where they cleared a scout of Boko Haram terrorists. A makeshift shelter for suspected insurgents was also destroyed.

Bandits Kill 10 In Katsina

Nwachukwu added that two soldiers were injured during an encounter with insurgents at Gajigana town by troops of 212 Tank Battalion.

He said,

“Additionally, 177 Task Force Battalion in collaboration with the Civilian JTF cleared Mboa, Mboa-Kura, Yarchida, Bombula, Tshata andBamzir villages. At Furfur village, troops exchanged fire with BHTs which led to the death of one terrorist and recovery of one AK47 rifle, three magazines, 50 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and one magazine bandolier.”

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Y.M.I PRESIDENT SHALOM ERNEST RUNS FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL IN THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS STUDENT UNION GOVERNMENT.

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Shalom is set to make an impact in the Student Union Governmentt (SUG) of the University of Jos as he contest for the 2019 Assistant Secretary General (004).

 

Shalom Ernest, who is the President of the Youth Making Impact International, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Nigeria that helps youths in discovering their purpose in life and make impact where ever they find themselves is more that capable for the position as he looks to bridge the gap between fulfilment and promises.

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BAD NEWS! 2 Persons Electrocuted In Celestial Church

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Two worshippers of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Egbeda Parish, Osun State have been electrocuted during a service inside the church.

Nigerian Tribune reports that aside, the two victims identified as Yinka Adeniyi and Busayo Akande, two other members of the church were said to have sustained injuries as a result of the incident.

It was gathered that the victims met their untimely death while holding the microphones used during the course of the service.

Their corpses have been deposited at the morgue of Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo.

The worshippers are still in shock over the tragic incident.

Though details of how the electrocution occurred is still being investigated, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police command, Mrs Folasade Odoro, has confirmed the incident.

“The Police has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the worshippers,” she told Nigerian Tribune.

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Bet9ja: Nigerians React As Senate Threatens To Shutdown Sports Betting Company

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Nigerians on social media have reacted to the threat by the Senate to shutdown sports betting company, Bet9ja offices if it failed to honour its invitation for a second time.

We had reported that the lawmakers issued the threat on Tuesday in Abuja during the verification of Loto companies with license to operate in Nigeria.

Chairman, Senate committee on Youth and Sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation.

He said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.”

Senator Ogba further stated that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate money for the federal government, saying, “We wanted to see bet9ja. They can’t runaway.”

Below are some comments gathered by us from Twitter:

@naijatalkers, “They should attempt it and see whether Naija youths won’t shut down the NASS. If you are with me kindly like and retweet for quick follow back

@seemarkmark, “No need for the threats. Just do it.”

@PrinceBensonJr1, “It is a pity. Same happens in Nigeria where Nigerian Senate would neglect the things that would bring strength and light to the citizens they would be moving motion of closing down bet9ja.

It is well daddy. Africa needs helpThe Nigerian senate wants to cancel Bet9ja but someone that owns a betting company is now a law maker. Opportunity meets preparation.”

@OsagbemiAnthony, “Anybody that knows anybody, who also knows sombori in this 8th senate, should tell them that Nigerians may shut down the Red chamber before they shut down Bet9ja.”

@EgbaraChuks, “They should shut them down…it’s not profitable please.”

@cesc_angelo, “What’s the Nigerian Senate’s business with Bet9ja?.

‏@Abbeymovic, “Expect more thieves….”

@namohdbilyaminu, “Good work for Nigerians we Like this.”

@BOtunuga, “Dem nvr settle una 4 house?

@Taymi_J, “How dem wan make Guys take survive.”

‏@hrhgilbert, “I’m yet to win my targetted money.. Wait till after nations cup

@slimur, “Killers of joy.”

‏@SparksO26, “So the owner(s) hasn’t shaked them…

@ifizzy007, “Make una no try rubbish ooo

@Martinsohaks, “shut them down because it recking the lives of our youths, you can imagine a developed nation like US, has a ban on sports betting because they know its negative impact..

‏@NneomaEyibe, “please tell them to shut it already.”

@flokemite, “What about the Govt Agencies that’s supposed to collect and monitor the payments of such dues?

@EgbaraChuks, “U wey carry chains put 4 neck…who is the mad dogAbi is it bet money U use in buying those low budget chain for ur falling Destiny.”

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