Nigerian Newspapers: 7 things you need to know this Thursday Morning
iexclusive News Nigeria brings to you today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. President Muhammadu Buhari said the attack on the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) by gunmen would rather hasten the process of ridding the country of all sorts of criminal elements. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari affirmed the consequences of the attack would finally result in the wiping out of criminalities in the country.
2. Following the leadership crisis currently rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors elected under the platform are to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday in Abuja. This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Director-General, PDP Governors’ Forum, C.I.D Maduabum.
3. More than 100 suspected Boko Haram insurgents and their families have reportedly surrendered to the Nigerian Army in Borno State. According to reports, one of the Commanders of the sect led a total of 120 people mostly adolescent youths to come out and surrender to the military.
4. The Presidency yesterday accused Governor Samuel Ortom of stirring up hatred by targeting an ethnic group, using language reminiscent of the Rwandan genocide. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a release titled “Statement Concerning Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State.”
5. Suspected bandits have killed over 35 persons during an attack on Yelwa zangam community behind the University of Jos (UNIJOS). Plateau State Police Command’s spokesman, ASP Gabriel Ubah confirmed the incident.
6. Two mobile policemen and one civilian have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in a bullion van attack in Ondo State. Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, said a policeman and the driver of the bullion van were killed in the attack.
7. The Defence Headquarters has cautioned against misinformation by the media regarding the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate attack by bandits on NDA on Tuesday. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr, gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja.