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Imo Divided Over Sit At Home Order



… Directives Carried Out Only In Rural Areas

… Boycotted In Owerri Cities

… Uzodinma Preaches Unity @ Independence

The sit at home order issued to all Biafran States by the leadership of indigenous people of Biafra appeared to have been observed in the rural communities of Imo and not in the cities of the capital, Owerri.

This is even as the Governor of Imo State Senator Hope Uzodinma had at the celebration of the 60th Independence of the country called for unity of the nation, Nigeria.

Uzodinma who used the forum to mention some of his achievements within few months in the office also told Imo people and Nigeria at large to remain supportive of Buhari who according to him has the interest of the nation at heart.

Imo people appear to have boycotted the IPOB directives on the sit at home slated on October first to commemorate the death of the fallen heroes of Biafra.

Our reporter who monitored activities of Imo people yesterday in Owerri reported that people were freely moving from one place to another even when all the Government offices including Banks were all closed down following the public holiday which was declared by the Federal Government in commemoration of the country’s 60 Th Independence.

The leadership of the IPOB had few days to the October first, directed the Igbo nation to ignore the usual celebration of the Nigeria October first Independence rather should remain indoors in their Houses as a way of celebrating and respecting those Biafran Leaders who died in the course of Biafran Freedom.

However, investigations carried out by Lead Reporters revealed that the said seat at home directive by the IPOB was not actually observed in the cities of Owerri as both pedestrians and Taxi Cabs as earlier as 6Am had begun to move to various places including to the Heroes square Owerri were for the celebration of the 2020 Independence.

Our findings also revealed that the said seat at home directive was only observed in the villages as majority of the youths and the aged observed the order.

In Orlu Local Government, the major markets such as the International Market was closed throughout the day as few vehicles and motorcycles were seen plying.

Same thing was also observed in Okigwe Zone where all the major markets were closed down while human and vehicular movements were minimal.

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Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Chairman



The Senate, after a two-hour session on Wednesday at plenary confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission.

Bawa was nominated for the role by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

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Speaking during the screening, the new Chairman denied an allegation that he sold the seized property in EFCC custody at its Port Harcourt Zonal office.

He said the seized property in Port Harcourt were properly disposed off by the agency’s officials from its headquarters.

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Fresh Attacks: Gunmen attack Niger communities



Still handling the tears caused by some gunmen who kidnapped some Kagara school students, another attack, has been launched at Some Communities in the Gurmana ward of Shiroro Local Government Area of the same Niger State.

New Attack: Gunmen attack Niger communities

On Wednesday evening, Sarkin Zama, Bakin Kogi (Lagbe), Siyiko, and other adjoining villages were invaded by gunmen, who stormed the villages in their large numbers.

Some unverified casualties were recorded as the operation lasted for hours.

Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Kokki, said some died while others who sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries were rushed to various health facilities for medical attention.

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Kokki said scores of others were also abducted and taken to unknown destinations.

“Countless deadly attacks have become daily occurrences, thereby compelling the affected victims to live at the mercy of hydra-headed monsters. Defenceless, unarmed, and peaceful locals have been abandoned to their fate,” Kokki added.

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Gunmen Break Into Niger School, Abducts Students, Staff



Some students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, have been abducted by gunmen.

It was gathered that the attackers invaded the school around 2am on Wednesday.

A witness said a student, who tried to escape lost his loss through a gunshot while some others were injured but on our own, we cannot give verification to this claim.

Commenting on the abduction, Shehu Sani, a former Senator, said he has spoken with the principal of the school who confirmed the incident to be true.

The incident took place 48 hours after 21 passengers heading to Minna, capital of Niger State, were held hostage in broad daylight.

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While they were released on Tuesday, news of fresh abductions in the state was received.

The high rate of insecurity in the nation has been a source of concern but all efforts to check the trend have not yielded the desired results.

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari replaced the service chiefs he appointed in 2015 but insecurity hasn’t stopped under the new service chiefs.

Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi Yobe State, and Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, are some of the schools where gunmen have abducted students in the past.

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