Sunday Igboho And Army Clash In Oyo Community.
Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho on Monday evening stormed Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo state.
His visit, according to his spokesman Olayomi Koiki, was over weekend’s attacks by suspected herders in the village.
Igboho in a video obtained by SaharaReporters got to the town on Monday in a convoy with many residents cheering.
During the visit, it was learnt Igboho also tried to comb the forests with his men in search of the killer herdsmen but was prevented by operatives of the Nigerian army who allegedly trailed his convoy immediately he got to the town.
The Yoruba agitator was later spotted waving to the people from a white Toyota Hilux while his supporters escorted him back into the town with their motorbikes.
Igboho, in January gave Fulani herders seven days to leave Igangan area, blaming them for the killings, kidnappings and other atrocities going on there.
The house of the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Saliu Abdulkadir was burnt at the expiration of the ultimatum following which he fled the community.
Many residents of the area have described the recent attack by suspected Fulani herders as a reprisal for the eviction of the Fulani leader.
IGP Alkali Speaks About Insecurity.
Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali says unhealthy inter-agency rivalry among security forces like the army, the SSS, and the police, among other agencies, is damaging Nigeria’s internal security.
According to him, the trend had been of concern to a cross-section of Nigerians over the years but added that it was not peculiar to Nigeria alone.
He, however, admitted that inter-agency frictions constituted a major threat to internal security and national cohesion.
Speaking during the event, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, said the rate of violent crimes and secessionist agitations in parts of the country had attained unacceptable heights.
He noted that the violent crimes and agitations had snowballed into attacks on security formations and other symbols of authority in the country.
The minister explained that the need to emplace sustainable measures to tackle the security challenges threatening the peace, security, growth, and development in parts of the country reaffirmed the importance of the retreat.
Abia Market On Fire.
There is currently chaos at the Umuahia Timber market along Ahiaeke road in Abia State.
According to Daily Trust, the chaos started after traders failed to pay an annual levy of N18,000 imposed by the Abia State Internal Revenue Board.
A resident who spoke on the incident said the state revenue board directed the traders who failed to pay the levy to close down their shops.
The traders, however, resisted the order when vigilantes came to the market to affect the order given by the revenue board.
It gathered that the vigilantes killed one of the traders identified as ‘Indomie’, while 5 others were injured.
The development stirred anger in the traders who retaliated by burning the office and vehicles belonging to the local guards.
The state government while reacting, condemned that the destruction of Abia Vigilante Services Office and the Timber Market.
The Abia State Government in a statement released through the Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem, asked the police to commence an investigation.
The government directed the officers and men of Abia Vigilante Service to withdraw from the market, while the leadership of the market are directed to assist the police to identify people responsible for the attacks.
Lai Mohammed Speaks On Prosecution Of Pastor Adeboye.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, will decide whether or not to prosecute the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry Worldwide, Pastor William Kumuyi; as well as other violators of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government.
Mohammed made this known on Monday evening during an interview with BBC News Africa monitored by The PUNCH.
Adeboye, in a tweet on Monday, had said his church is present in over 170 countries and tweeting is in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Hours later, Kumuyi also tweeted that his church has branches across over 100 countries and five continents hence it can tweet from anywhere in the world.
Ugandan Pastor Jubilates Over TB Joshua's Death.
Senior pastor and founder of Christian Life Ministries, Jackson Senyonga, has described Prophet TB Joshua’s death as a victory to the body of Christ.
Senyonga, who pastors one of the Largest Churches in Uganda, also described Prophet TB Joshua as the “biggest witch in Africa.”
Senyonga made the remark while insisting that TB Joshua’s death is a victory for Nigerians and Africans.
Addressing his members, he accused the founder of Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) of “sacrificing” many.
The clergyman while celebrating TB Joshua’s death recounted how the deceased tried to attack him.