A Pakistani student, Iftikiha Arslan, who is believed to be working for a Pakistani drug cartel, has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for trafficking 25.4 kilogrammes of heroin.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday joined other Nigerians to express outrage and sympathy over murderous bomb blast at the Nyanya Bus terminal in Abuja by pledging to establish a trust fund to help bring succor to the families of the victims.
The governors of Imo, Lagos, Sokoto,Kwara, Adamawa, Nassarawa and Ogun states who visited the Asokoro General Hospital and the National Hospital to commiserate with victims condemned the Nyanya bombing and the abduction of over 100 school girls in Chibok in Borno state by terror gangs.
A 10-month old baby who has been identified as Goodness survived the deadly Nyanya bomb blast which killed over 100 and injured about 124. Goodness is said to be the daughter of a petty trader who trades at the motor park. She was found among dead bodies while rescue team were trying to separate the bodies. The only injury she has is a swollen right eye.
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed 18 traders returning from a local market on Borno highways. It was gathered that the sect attacked two buses on the Bama-Gwoza road; and shot dead 18 traders who were returning from a market at Pulka on Tuesday at about 4pm.
The marauders, according to an eyewitness, Hamba Tada ambushed the traders, who were going back to their homes after selling their wares, at Wala village, 10 kilometres to Gwoza.
A South Korean government spokesman told reporters this morning that there had been 459 people on board the ferry that capsized and this includes 325 students, 15 teachers, 89 other passengers and a crew of 30. Of the total of 293 people declared missing were mostly students who were on a high school trip.
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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has confirmed that most of the 129 female students abducted have been freed with only eight of them yet to be found. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade confirmed this Wednesday night in a text message.
Olukolade said: "More students of the GGSS Chibok have been freed this evening in the ongoing Search and Rescue operations to free the abducted students. With this development, the Principal of the school confirmed that only eight of the students are still missing. One of the terrorists who carried out the attack on the school has also been captured".
Thirty five people, including a soldier were feared killed at Wukari in Taraba State in a fresh violent clash between the native Jukuns and Hausa settlers in the ancient city. Besides, no fewer than hundred people including two soldiers were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries in the clash and are currently on admission at the General Hospital, Wukari and other medical facilities in the ancient town.
APC party chieftains on Tuesday swept out the footprints of President Jonathan's and other PDP faithfuls after they held a rally in Kano. Is that the best they can do?