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Ohanaeze Youth Fixes September 12 For Mourning of Massacred IPOB Members In Enugu

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Following the gruesome massacre of the 21members of the IPOB, in Enugu recently, the Ohanaeze Youths have set aside 12th of October for the mourning of the deceased.

In a release signed by its president, Igboayaka, Igboayaka, and made available to Newsmen, all Igbo States were asked to mourn those brothers of hours on the said date as the procession would take place in Enugu.

Twenty-one IBOB members were allegedly shot dead by Nigerian Security Agencies last few days ago while they were having their meeting.

The said massacre which received condemnation in Nigeria and beyond was said to be against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which guarantees freedom of Association and gathering. The National Executive Council of Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) after her emergency meeting on the gruesome murder of 21 Igbo youths at Emene Community Secondary School on 23rd August 2020 has declared One Day Mourning to be observed in all the States of Igbo extraction.

The NEC constituted a Mourning Procession planning Committee led by Comrade Toochukwu Udeh and set aside September 12, 2020, as the Day of Mourning in Igboland for the killed Igbos with a Procession in Enugu.

OYC requests all Igbo people to observe the exercise as well as be on Black Attire to accord last respect to departed Igbo promising minds, noting that the mourning will be concluded with a Prayer Service at Rock Family Church, Enugu state by 11 am officiated by Bishop Obi Udezue Onubuogu

Regretting the insensitive and irrational and irresponsible disposition,  actions and inactions of the Federal government,  the National President of Ohaneze Youth Council, Comrade Igboayaka noted that since the inception of President Mohammadu Buhari led administration, 500 Igbo youths have fallen victim of extra-judiciary killing and over 550 wounded by Nigeria security agents as recorded by Intersociety.

Igboayaka call on all stakeholders, traders, Transporters, and all organized organizations in Igbo land to patriotically observe the Mourning Day.

He warned Nigeria government that Ala Igbo can’t continue to be a land of a pool of Blood of new generation of Igbo extraction.

Also, the council called on Ndigbo to be on a defensive measure with any object available, as the life of  Igbo youths are not guaranteed in the hand of Nigeria security agents.

Comrade Igboayaka alleged that there is a calculated plot to reduce Igbo population by President Buhari led the government through extra-judicial killing.

He pointed out that such massacres which started on 30th August 2015 took place in Onitsha (Anambra State), Enugu State, Yenagoa (Bayelsa State) Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Asaba (Delta State) on 30th August 2015; Onitsha again on 2nd and 17th December 2015, Aba on 29th January and 9th February 2016, Onitsha, Nkpor and Asaba on 29th and 30th May 2016, Port Harcourt on 20th January 2017, Aba, IsialaNgwa, Ogwe and Umuahia on 11th to 14th Sept 2017, Oraifite-Anambra on 2nd December 2019.

OYC noted that according to the Intersociety report, this is clearly more than 10th time the Nigerian Security Forces have deliberately coordinated massacres Targeted at unarmed and defenseless Igbo youths of old Eastern Nigeria extraction.

Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka appealed to Ndigbo in all part of the World to wear Black Attire on 12th Sept. 2020 from 6 am to 6 pm as a sign of mourning that characterizes the spirit of ” imi bewe anya ebewe”

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Boko Haram Releases Bride Abducted In Borno

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The bride, who was abducted along Maiduguri/Damaturu Highway, on Thursday, has been released.

She was kidnapped alongside her friends and some persons who were plying that route when the insurgents struck.

It gathered that the insurgents dropped the victims off at a village near Damaturu, Yobe State capital, around midnight.

It is not known yet if any ransom was paid.

Babagana Kashim, a family member of the victim, said that the bride and her friends are currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu.

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“It is confirmed that they have been released. The insurgents dropped them off at a village close to Damaturu.

“As we speak, they are currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu. We are happy they are finally back home.” Babagana said.

The wedding held successfully in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, but the victims were kidnapped on their way to Damturu.

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Freed Kagara Victims Now In Minna

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The kidnapped students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger, have arrived in Minna, the State capital.

A total of 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their family were abducted in the attack on the school.

In a video, the students were seen filing out from the bush. The footage was said to have been shot around Attahiru Secondary School, Madaka, Niger State.

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Jibrin Usman, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education in Niger, said the commissioner has been contacted to receive the boys ahead of their meeting with the governor.

One of the parents of the students told our correspondent that they were released near Madaka in Raffi Local government area of Niger.

The father said he would withdraw his child from the school immediately, describing that as the only reasonable thing to do as a concerned father.

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Kidnapped Adamawa United FC Driver Released

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The kidnapped Adamawa United Football Club driver, Kabiru Muhammad has been released.

The driver conveying the team to Lagos for the NPFL week 11 match against MFM was forcefully taken away on Friday, February 19 by gun men who robbed Adamawa United players of their belongings along Benin-Ore Express way.

The kidnappers immediately reached out to the club’s officials demanding for N50 million ransom which they eventually reduced to N1 million after negotiations.

The permanent secretary, Adamawa State Ministry of Sports, Aliyu Abubakar Jada made known the development in Yola, saying Kabiru was released Wednesday night in Benin.

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Jada said even as the freed driver was in good condition of health, he would go through medical examination due to the stress he was subjected to in the hands of his captors.

He thanked the media for the role they played in making the public aware about the unfortunate incident.

“I want to thank the media, particularly SWAN. I have received calls from within and outside the country from people who read the news, we are very grateful”, he said.

Jada, therefore, tasked the Federal Ministry of Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation to devise new ways to improve safety of players and reduce the stress they are subjected to when travelling for matches.

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