BREAKING: Hoodlums invades Abuja industrial estate, loot warehouses

On Sunday, hundreds of thugs, invaded the Idu Industrial Layout in Abuja, raiding several warehouses. We gathered that the thugs made away with various items such as bags of rice, cartons of tin tomatoes,  cereals, milk, bales of Ankara materials, and other items. Despite the presence of some policemen, the hoodlums did not stop  instead they continued to plunder warehouses. The hoodlums were seen with stolen goods, loading tricycles and motorcycles as policemen fired teargas.

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Nigerian Mothers Group: We Will Not Watch While Our Children Are Massacred

A group made up of Nigerian women has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure justice for victims who lost their lives last Tuesday during the Lekki tollgate massacre, saying mothers won’t watch while their children were being killed by government agents. Chief (Mrs) Josephine Anenih, the convener of the group said in a statement, “We watched in disbelief and horror at the senseless brutality perpetrated on our children. “We condemn in the strongest terms the killing of innocent and peaceful citizens protesting against the excessive use of force, brutality and extortion in Nigeria. “We condemn the use of live ammunition unleashed against unarmed children. We condemn a country turning against it’s citizens. “Is what the youth are crying for not what we as Nigerians want? A better society, a more equitable society, a country to be a field of dreams for our children. “We mothers will not sit on the sidelines while our children are being massacred. We have heard You, your pain is now our pain. “We are calling on the government to right the wrongs and bring the perpetrators to book. We will not allow the blood of our children to be shed in vain. You are not alone.”

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Biafra: Nigerian govt given 90 days to conduct referendum, asked to withdraw police, army

OEAS is an international governmental organization that promotes self-determination and the end to colonial era boundaries in Africa. The Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS), has renewed its call for the Nigerian government to meet the demands for the actualization of Biafra. In a statement to DAILY POST on Sunday by its General Secretary, Ebenezer Derek Mbongo Akwanga, Jr., and Jonathan Levy, Chief Administrative Officer, the group noted that, “today, the people of Biafra fear the brutality of the Nigeria police who are slaughtering their own citizens and arming herdsman as pro-government militias. “The situation will surely escalate unless immediate action is taken,” it said. The OEAS went further to make the following demands to the Nigerian government: “All federal military and police forces in Biafra to stand down and return to their barracks. “A snap referendum on Biafran self-determination to be held within 90 days with OEAS, UNPO, and nonaligned observers supervising the balloting process. “The situation in Nigeria is fast spiraling out of control,” the organization said.

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#EndSARS: How Sanwo-Olu ordered OP MESA to kill End SARS protesters – Coalition alleges

A civil society organisation, Lagos Democratic Coalition, has revealed that the soldiers who carried out the killing of unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate were members of Operation MESA (known as OP MESA) in Lagos State. The coalition, in a statement signed by Henry Ojugbana Esq., its Secretary-General and Comrade Senami Ojikutu, Convener, and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, went on to explain that the Governor has complete control over this security outfit and the RRS (Rapid Response Squad) as the chairman of the Lagos State Security Council that comprises the Commissioner of Police of Lagos State Command, the commander 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, the Director of State Security Service in Lagos State as well as heads of the Navy, Air Force, FRSC, Civil Defence and LASTMA. The Lagos Democratic Coalition said that the Governor’s order to violently disperse peaceful protesters from the Lekki toll gate with great force was carried out by and in command instruction to the coordinator of OP MESA by the Commander of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Musa A. Etsu-Ndagi (allegedly without prior notice to or approval from the military authorities) as well as ACP Tunji Disu, the Commander of RRS. The group also said that the total number of persons killed during the Lekki tollgate massacre is yet to be ascertained, “we are aware that not less than 12 persons have been confirmed to have died from the fatal shooting and many have been confirmed to have been fatally shot during the carnage some of whom do not have access to and/or cannot afford medical treatment. “It is mind-boggling that Governor Sanwolu would order the killing and maiming of the very citizen he swore an oath (and has a constitutional duty) to protect. It is indeed a sad irony that the protesters gathered at the Lekki Tollgate to protest against police brutality and bad governance in the country only to be slain and maimed by their[…]

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Afenifere dissociates self from ‘quit notice’ to Igbos in Yorubaland

Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, has dissociated itself from a video that has gone viral, giving an ultimatum to some other Nigeria nationals, especially the Igbos, to leave Yorubaland on or before October 25, 2020. Afenifere Leader, Pa Reuben Fasonranti, issued a statement on Saturday evening, the group said it knew nothing about the video nor its producer. According to Fasonranti, “The most embarrassing to me as the leader of Afenifere was that the young man who made the announcement kicked off with the well-known tune of Afenifere anthem, thus giving the impression that it was the Afenifere’s initiative. “This is to say that we do not know anything about the quit order nor are we in any way connected with its issuance nor its initiators. “For the time being, in addition to our other releases, let us all maintain peace.”

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#EndSARS: Enugu government has adjusted 24 hours curfew imposed on the state to 13 hours indefintely

Governor Ugwuanyi had on Wednesday, imposed 24-hour dusk-to-dawn on three LGAs of Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South. This curfew was imposed on the three LGAs because of the violent #EndSARS protest that involved the demolition and burning down of public and private facilities. The State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Aroh, in a statement, on Saturday night, said the adjustment was following the hardship occasioned by the 24-hour curfew. Aroh stated that “the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7am on Sunday, 25th October, 2020”. He also added that “in its place, a 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice”. “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command and other Security Agencies are hereby directed to ensure full compliance with this order” the Information Commissioner pointed out that “persons involved in the delivery of essential services such as Health Care Workers, staff of Water Corporation, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Fire service, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, etc, shall continue to attend to their duties.”

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#EndSARS: Lagos govt arrests 229 hoodlums

Lagos State Ministry of Justice said it arrested 229 suspects that allegedly took part in the mayhem in Lagos State after the Lekki Toll gate incident that took place on Tuesday. The ministry in a statement by Mr Kayode Oyekanmi, the Director of Public Affairs said that it would bring to book all suspects who took advantage of the #EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of the state. “The Lagos State Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determine those that have cases made against them. “So far, 229 suspects have been arrested by the police for various criminal offences ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault before and after the state-wide curfew. The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), has called on all Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their various communities. “He also said that the government is committed to upholding the rule of law at all times,” the statement said.

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Tinubu visits Sanwo-Olu, says I didn’t go nowhere, I’m still Jagaban

Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress chieftain, has lamented the invasion looting of public and private assets in the state lately. On Saturday, Tinubu made this known when he paid a visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina. After the meeting with the governor, Tinubu said he did not travel out of the country as reported by some social media reporter. He continued by saying that the purpose of his meeting with Sanwo-Olu was to ask him if he had ordered soldiers to attack #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday. He continued by saying that the purpose of his meeting with Sanwo-Olu was to ask him, “if he didn’t order the attack, who ordered the attack? That’s all I needed from him.” He said, “First, we have to segregate the calendar – those who suffered casualty before the protests from the hands of SARS. You have to separate that from those who suffered casualty due to what happened at the toll gate. “For those who suffered casualty from SARS, the Commission of Inquiry that is already set up will unearth that and will make their recommendations. I trust the calibre and the character of the people there, they are independent. That is one. “Those who suffered casualty during the gunshots need to answer some questions too. Even though we want to help, we still must extract information that will help the government to prepare in future and understand how and when to react because the governor, in particular is a youth. “As a youth himself, he (Sanwo-Olu) quickly went to Abuja with the 5/5. The government immediately put into action, dissolved the SARS and had to work through other recommended actions, the needs they demanded. Within a few days, he reported back to the public. That is responsive enough. “But where are we getting the looting, the carnage, the burning, the invasion of police stations, stealing of arms, maiming of the innocent?[…]

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Lalong orders fresh 24-hour curfew after invasion of palliative warehouses

The State Governor. Simon Lalong has ordered a fresh 24hrs curfew in Jos North and Jos South local government areas of the State. On Saturday morning, warehouses were ransacked as some residents got away with bags of grains donated according to the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as palliatives to the State. He said, “Fellow citizens of Plateau State, you will recall that I announced a 24-hour curfew in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas on 20th October 2020 in response to the disturbances that arose when hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests leading to the destruction of lives and properties. After an assessment of the situation, the curfew was relaxed from the hours of 6 am to 8 pm from yesterday 23rd October 2020. “However today, some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the State by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development last week were stored awaiting distribution and carted them away. “By this, security agencies are directed to enforce the curfew and ensure that all violators are arrested and prosecuted. I call on all citizens and stakeholders to continue to cooperate with the Government in ensuring the peace and progress of Plateau State.”

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Ondo State: Akeredolu lifts curfew, sues for calm 

On Friday evening, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has lifted the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the state. Earlier this week, a lot has been happening asides the peaceful #EndSARS protest. Thugs had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to perpetrate havoc in various states. The hoodlums had attacked a prison in several states, freeing inmates, burning down of several police stations, stealing and demolition of business premises which are owned by government and private bodies . This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Doanld Ojogo. The statement says, “The decision to lift the curfew follows consultations between the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and security chiefs in the state after a preliminary assessment of the security situation in the state. “The relative peace in the state capital, Akure appears very encouraging just as the people’s resolve, especially the youths, not to allow brigandage under any guise is equally palpable. “It is, therefore, only normal that law-abiding residents are allowed to go about their legitimate businesses.”

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