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#bayelsa : Militants Kill 4 Soldiers In Ekeremor, Bayelsa; Soldiers Invade Community

Armed men ambushed and killed four soldiers in the Ekeremor waterways area of Bayelsa State as they returned from an assignment in the Letugbene community on Monday. According to reports, The gunmen, who outnumbered the soldiers, forced the servicemen to surrender, marched them to a creek, executed them and stole their weapons and military gear.

A civilian boat driver with the military detachment attempted to escape but was also shot and killed by the attackers.

Nigeria’s oil-rich south and southeast had been ravaged by violence orchestrated by groups seeking to force the government to more evenly share petroleum revenues with local residents.

Tare Porri, a local youth leader, confirmed the killings.

“(The attack) was bizarre and unprovoked,” said Porri, chairman of the Central Zone of Ijaw Youths Council. “Four military officers were killed in cold blood alongside a civilian. Military officers went to Letugbene community and on their way back, some persons accosted them and killed all o…

#endvacngr : Nigerian Suya Seller Arrested Trying To Slaughter 4-year-old Girl For Suya

The Lagos state police has arrested a 35 year old roasted meat (suya) seller, Alliu Abdulahi, for allegedly attempting to slaughter a four- year-old girl for Suya. The suspect had allegedly abducted the girl at White sand area of Ebute Meta, while she was playing with her mates in an open field. But as he took her to a secluded area where he attempted to slaughter the girl with a knife, another man saw him and raised alarm. The alarm attracted other people who rescued the girl. DailySun reports that the suya seller who resisted the people stabbed one person and bit another. Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the incident to newsmen yesterday said that the Good Samaritans succeeded in rescuing the victim from the grip of the suspect. He said that one of the Good Samaritans in an attempt to disarm the suspect sustained minor injury on his hand. He said: “The suspect was subsequently handed over to the Police at Denton Police Station, Oyingbo. Police investigation r…

#endvacngr : I lured her with N100, rape suspect tells child right agency

A 32 year-old rape suspect, Ayuba Salihu, on Thursday told the Niger State Child Right Protection Agency how he lured and sexually abused an eight-year-old pupil with N100. Salihu, a tailor and resident of New Market, near Gwari Market in Chanchaga Local Government, admitted he had carnal knowledge of the minor. “I saw her in front of my shop crying that she misplaced N100 out of the money she sold from pure water and I gave her the N100. “The following time I saw her hawking, I called her to buy water but the devil lured me into the act. “I am sorry to have engaged in such an act with a little girl, I promise never to repeat such act again, please forgive me,” Salihu pleaded with the agency. In her narration, the victim’s grandmother told the agency that the victim was sent to buy N50 pepper in the morning of Aug. 26, but did not return home till 9 p.m. “I became worried when she did not return home early. “I called my step-son and we both went round looking for her because we though…

In Ibadan, it’s new dawn for royalty

A cross section of the new obas with their staffs of office, with Governor Ajimobi and his wife, Florence

Thousands of Ajimobi can’t stop me from being Olubadan if God wills —Ladoja

•SAYS REVIEW OF OLUBADAN CHIEFTAINCY SYSTEM, DISTRACTION FROM MISGOVernment The Osi Olubadan and a former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has said the state governor has shown beyond reasonable doubt that he is the prime target of the review of Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration by asking him to either “join in the mockery of obaship and agree to be made a government-appointed oba” or forfeit his right to the throne. Ladoja, who spoke through his media aide, Alhaji Lanre Latinwo, said he remained the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and would neither agree to being a government-appointed oba with no domain, chiefs and subjects nor “support attempt at desecrating the Olubadan throne.” Latinwo, in the statement, said “thousands of Ajimobi can’t stop Ladoja from becoming the Olubadan if it is the will of God,” advising the governor to stop playing God.

Menstrual Hygiene a Human Rights Issue

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Human Rights Watch and WASH United released a guide for aid and development groups and others who work with women and girls, to address human rights in menstrual hygiene in their programming.