A Fatal Plane CrashSeven Air Force officials died after their military plane crashed in Abuja shortly after take-off from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Sunday. The cause is still being investigated but the Air Force has released the names of the officers who died in the Beechcraft Kingair B3501 plane crash. The officers were en route to Niger State on a surveillance mission, as part of the military’s efforts to secure the release of the abducted students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara. Condolence: President Muhammadu Buhari said he was deeply saddened by the news and joined Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous officials who died in the line of duty. Related: A United Airlines flight landed safely in Denver, US, after its right engine failed; debris from the plane scattered over the residential area over which it was flying,
Hope In Kagara Rescue OperationIt’s almost a week since staff and students of GSSS Kagara were abducted by bandits in Niger State. They are yet to regain their freedom. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, said the general location of the Kagara abductees has been identified. “The students of Kagara are located around Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State which I believe very soon they would be back home,” the governor said. Kaduna: In another attack, bandits have killed a man and his son during an attack on Igabi Local Government Area of the state. Ogun: Police in the state say they have arrested three herdsmen for their alleged role in the attack on Bamajo village in Ayetoro, Yewa North.
Army Chief Gives UltimatumThe Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, has given a 48-hour ultimatum for troops to clear out Marte and three other communities in Borno state of terrorists. south-east city after a military operation against illegal camps caused residents to panic.
What else is happening?Herdsmen: Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated that open grazing is no longer acceptable in Nigeria. order the probe of the alleged missing billions from the Universal Basic Education Commission and State Universal Basic Education boards. Rochas Okorocha: The former Imo State Governor is in police custody over his involvement in a property dispute in his home state. Watch: Our correspondent Dare Idowu, in this special report, attempts to connect the dots of the possible causes of pipeline explosions in Nigeria. Ebola: Four people have now died from a new outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are reportedly resisting measures to contain the spread. Serie A: Romelu Lukaku was instrumental as Inter Milan beat city rivals AC Milan 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the league.
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