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President Jonathan writes Italy, Britain on death of citizens in Nigeria

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Jonathan, the British and Italian Prime Ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan has on Saturday formally sympathized with the governments and people of Britain, Italy and the families of the two European citizens, Franco Lamolinara (Italian) and Chris McManus (British), kidnapped and killed by their captors in Sokoto.

The two were executed by their captors in the aftermath of a failed rescue attempt by the Nigerian security forces supported by British Special Forces on Thursday.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati made this known in a statement saying that Presidents Jonathan’s condolence messages were delivered via diplomatic channels in separate letters to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his Italian counterpart, Mario Monti.

“The hearts of the people and government of Nigeria go out to the members of the immediate families of the victims in their moment of grief.” Dr. Abati quoted Jonathan.

President Jonathan also assured the leaders of the two European nations that the Nigerian government remained firmly committed to tackling the challenge of terrorism in Nigeria and in the international community.

“We join forces with the rest of the world in frontally confronting the menace of terrorism in all ramifications. The special relations and strong ties that exist among the three nations can only grow deeper and stronger.” Jonathan said.

He described the support the Nigerian government had enjoyed from both prime ministers in the fight against terrorism in the country as invaluable.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin stated in Abidjan on Saturday that the days of Boko Haram were numbered as security forces were decimating their network.

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    March 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    We Nigerian’s are sorry just as our goodluck has said

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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