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Nigerian Separatist Groups To Hold Protest At UN

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Nigerian separatist groups to hold protest at UN, says Miyetti Allah a govt-funded terrorist group

The Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) will today, September 14, begin a protest at the United Nations to press home their demands for a referendum.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the coalition, Prof. Banji Akintoye, in a statement in which he reiterated the group’s resolve to stage a one-million man march from September 14 to 24 at the UN headquarters in New York, to coincide with the 76th UN General Assembly, which starts on Tuesday.

The group also accused the Nigerian government of funding terrorist groups to carry out acts against people in some parts of the country.

In the statement issued on Monday by his Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye said the protest was to draw the “attention of world leaders to state-sponsored terrorism against the people of the Middle Belt and southern Nigeria.”

Akintoye added that the protest would also show to the world the genocide being perpetrated by killer herdsmen in the name of grazing in different parts of Nigeria.

“The UN should conduct referendums for the peoples in the South and the Middle Belt to determine whether they still wanted to be part of Nigeria or wanted independent nations,” the statement reads.

“We want an end to the ethno-religious killings in Nigeria. We want the government of Nigeria to stop funding terrorism against us. What is happening today in Nigeria is a state-sponsored terrorism.

“The herdsmen you see in the South and the Middle Belt today are different from the nomadic herdsmen we grew up to know.

“The current ones are imported members of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists being masqueraded as bandits.

“By the grace of God, we shall be demanding from the world leaders to declare Miyyeti Allah as a terrorist group. It is dangerous to the safety and peace of the South and the Middle Belt people to call Miyyeti Allah a trade union.

“It is a terrorist group being supported by the current Fulanised government of Nigeria with a mission to overrun the indigenous people,” Akintoye added.

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Governor Ortom Mourns Elder Statesman, Paul Unongo

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has expressed deep pains over the death of an elder statesman Dr Paul Unongo, saying “we have lost a pathfinder and leader of an inestimable value.”

Unongo, a former Minister of Power and Steel in the Second Republic, died at 87 in Jos, Plateau State on Tuesday.

Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Nathaniel Ikyur on Wednesday in Makurdi quoted his principal in a statement, describing Unongo him as a father figure who led the emancipation of the ordinary citizens without ethnic or religious barriers.

“The leadership role Unongo played in the political evolution of Nigeria cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

“He was a mentor to many leaders of today who have great ideas for the socio-political and economic development of the country.

Ortom said Benue’s Iroko tree and one of the last icons of political leadership in Nigeria has fallen, adding that Unongo’s contributions to the politics of the country from post-independence till date cannot be quantified.

“Indeed the state has lost a leader and mentor. His death has created a vacuum that will be difficult to refill.

“We shall miss his intellect, great ideas, oratory prowess and immense capacity for mobilisation and organisation of the people.

“I am consoled that Unongo’s legacies of patriotism, pan Nigerian and philanthropy will endure.

“The state will do the needful to immortalise Unongo for his selfless services and contributions to the development of the state,”Ortom said.

He prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the immediate family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Unongo too from over Maitama Sule as the chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum. In 2017.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Student Over Tweet On Aisha Buhari

An Abuja court has sent a university student, Aminu Muhammad, to prison over a post on Twitter mocking first lady Aisha Buhari.

The student, according to BBC Hausa Service, was sent to prison on Tuesday.

The student’s lawyer, CK Agu, told BBC that the judge has refused to grant his client bail.

Mr Aminu was remanded in prion custody till December 5, 2022, the lawyer said.

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Top ISWAP Commander Killed In Airstrike In Lake Chad Region

A top commander of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), Muhammad Malik has been killed by troops of the air task force in the Lake Chad region.

Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region reported that Malik died on November 29 from the fatal injuries he sustained during the attack.

Nigerian troops were said to have launched a coordinated intelligence-led aerial and ground operation and targeted the jihadist group’s location in the Sabon Tumbun area of Lake Chad on November 24.

This attack was also said to have led to the killing of scores of fighters.

Malik is said to have been a member of the Shura Council in Marte before he went for a course in computer engineering and improvised explosive device (IED) making, sponsored by ISIS in Somalia.

On his return, he reportedly established IED training units where fighters were trained in deploying explosives during attacks.

In the last few months, the Nigerian military has been recording a series of successes in the fight against insurgency in the Lake Chad region and other northern states.

Troops had recently repelled an attack by insurgents at Wawa cantonment in Borgu LGA of Niger state as well as the killing of three commanders of ISWAP in Borno.

 

 

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