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Biafra: What Will Happen to IPOB Members – Nigerian Army

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Lt Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai

Following the conclusion of Operation Python Dance II in the South East, the Nigerian Army has revealed that it would soon commence deradicalisation programme for members of the recently proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Director, Nigerian Army Civil-Military Affairs, Brigadier Gen. Solomon Kumapaye, said this in Abuja yesterday, during a visit to the Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari.

He noted that the deradicalisation and counter-narrative initiative of the Nigerian Army was yielding result in the North-East, citing the ongoing programme for Boko Haram ex-members.

Kumapaye explained that the directorate was created to drive the non-kinetic aspects of warfare and ensure the rights of civilians are respected in military operations.

The Army chief added that there is a working toll-free Short Code: 193 which the public can use to reach his department to make enquiries.

Brigadier Gen. Kumapaye promised “prompt response on enquiries our work or complaints on the conduct of our personnel”.

Responding, the NOA boss assured that his agency would provide the sensitisation and counter-narrative materials in Borno and Gombe, through Operation Lafiya Dole and Safe Corridor of the army.

Calling for inputs from traditional and religious leaders on the deradicalisation programme, Abari hailed the Army for establishing a civil rights desk in line with international best practices.

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack
#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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Television Continental popularly known as TVC News is back on air after it was attacked by suspected hoodlums on Wednesday morning.

Recall that the host of popular ladies show ‘Your View’, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, had confirmed during the show on Wednesday that hoodlums had entered the premises of TVC.

The hoodlums had attacked the TV station a few hours after #EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

There were speculations that the TV station was attacked because of its link to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Workers of the TV station were rescued by Men of the Police Rapid Response Squad who were in the compound to offer protection.

 

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End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

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#EndSARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has lifted the 24-hour curfew on two major cities in the state following the outbreak of violence when the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

Recall that on Tuesday night,  Aba and Umuahia went under curfew in a statement by the Governor.

However, following the return of calm to the affected areas, Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the State be relaxed to now take effect from 6 pm to 6 am from Sunday, 25th October 2020.

Also Read: Edo govt extends ultimatum for escaped inmates by one week

This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu.

The Governor also directed all markets in the State to be reopened during the day, while Market committees should mobilize adequate security teams to watch over the markets at night and during the day.

Governor Ikpeazu further directed all commercial tricycle operators to henceforth vacate the roads during the curfew time of 6 pm-6 am daily.

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#EndSARS: What Obasanjo Told Buhari At Virtual Meeting – Fani-Kayode

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#EndSWAT: Things Will Fall Apart – Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari Govt
#EndSARS: What Obasanjo Told Buhari At Virtual Meeting - Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has commended ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo for telling President Muhammadu Buhari the truth during a meeting on Friday.

Recall that Buhari had met with former leaders of Nigeria including Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Obasanjo, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Abulsalami Abubakar, and former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday over the tension in the country.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

Giving details in a tweet on Saturday, Fani-Kayode accused Buhari of telling former leaders that #End SARS protesters were turning violent across the country.

He wrote:

“Glad that OBJ told Buhari the bitter truth at their meeting after he claimed that the protests were turning violent.

“OBJ countered by telling him that the protests were peaceful until sponsored and violent thugs and hoodlums turned on the protesters and started attacking them.”

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