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Dimension Of Boko Haram Attacks On Damaturu Frightening – Mark

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Senate PresidentThe Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday expressed fear at the magnitude of the attack carried out by the Boko Haram sect on Monday and their effrontery in trying to seize Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

Mark stated this while commenting on the motion brought by Senator Ahmed Lawan representing Yobe North in the Senate on the unfortunate development.

The senate president noted that the dimension which the insurgency took was frightening, even as he commended the military for successfully repelling the insurgents from taking over the Government House.

He said, “The insurgents are attacking us left, right, front and back in the North-East. But that of yesterday (Monday) was because they were able to get to the Government House which gave it a new dimension.

“It has nothing to do with the state of emergency. The dimension that it took yesterday (Monday) was really frightening. I was in touch with the governor for most of the time and we were all very worried because of the magnitude of what had happened in the last few days.

“We have bomb blasts in Kano, the attack in Borno, the bomb blast in Borno and the incidence that took place in Damaturu”.

Sen. Lawan had while relying on Order 43 of the Senate Standing Order, said that the military took on the insurgents that attempted to capture Damaturu, even without the emergency rule in place.

He added that what mattered most was the determination of the military and not the name attached to the operations.

He said, “I spoke with you (Senate President) this morning (Tuesday) on the need for me on behalf of my colleagues from Yobe State to make a personal explanation on what happened in Damaturu yesterday (on Monday) in Damaturu.

“Mr. President, I will like to formally inform this Senate that Damaturu was attacked by the insurgents from about 5am on Monday and the military or the armed forces, battled the insurgents and controlled the situation.

“So many lives were lost but at this moment, we cannot determine the exact number of the dead and so many were also wounded and of course, psychologically, hundreds of thousands of Yobeans and even Nigerians are traumatised for that incident.

“I want to say this that a war is not won by the name of the operation; a war is won by the operators of the operation that operate in the theatre of war. Our soldiers were determined to fight the insurgents, they fought very gallantly and exhibited valour and they did that because they have motivation not because there was any state of emergency existing.

“The significance of what happened in Damaturu yesterday (Monday) should not be lost on us. I believe that we can win this war if we all come together, get the proper leadership, support the leadership across all the three tiers of government and across all the political parties.

“I believe that this war is winnable and I believe that if we do the right thing, we will get the right result that we saw yesterday”.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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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)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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