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Suspected Ambazonia Fighters Sack Manga Taraba, 5 Killed, Many Missing

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…We’re waiting for reports from our mission in Cameroon — Foreign Ministry

…Nigeria’s sovereignty under threat — Senate

No fewer than five persons, including a traditional ruler, were on Tuesday killed by suspected Ambazonia fighters from Cameroon who stormed Manga village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Confirming this development to Vanguard via telephone, Chairman of the LGA, Shiban Tikari, said some others were still missing after the invasion.

He said: “Yes, Manga village in Shigom ward of Takum Local Government Area was attacked. A local chief was killed alongside four others. When the invasion started, many people fled.

“Some fell into the river, while others climbed the mountains to save themselves from being killed.

“As I speak with you now, we can confirm only five death because those bodies have been recovered. But people are adding those still missing to the number of casualties, that is why you will hear some say 9 or 11 were killed.

“The soldiers, police and other security operatives have also been deployed to the village. We are hoping that those that fled would return because we are still on the look out.”

However, younger brother to the slain monarch, Joseph Manga, who is an aide to Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, said about 11 persons were killed.

According to him, the Ambazonia fighters attacked some villages in Camerooon before crossing to the border community in Taraba State.

FG should act fast — Ishaku

Reacting to the incident, Governor Ishaku said he was saddened by the invasion of some parts of Taraba State by foreign fighters.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, the governor said lives were sacrosanct and should be preserved at all costs.

Suspected Ambazonia Fighters Sack Manga Taraba, 5 Killed, Many Missing

He urged the Federal Government to act fast to stop the encroachment of Nigerian soil by foreign fighters.

He also disclosed that the governor has informed security operatives about the incident.

Contacted, an fficer of the Immigration Service, who was on ground and confirmed the incident to Vanguard, said they called for reinforcement.

He also said soldiers from 93 Battalion, Takum and other security agencies have moved in to the affected community and border area.

He further confirmed that the casualty figure from the bodies recovered was five.

Vanguard also gathered that Taraba State Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, CIS Nuhu Tanko Kutana, who was on official duty in Abuja, had to return to the state to attend to the emergency situation.

At press time yesterday, , Taraba State Police command was yet to get back to Vanguard.

Reacting to the attack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday it was waiting for report from Nigeria’s mission in Cameroon.

Spokesperson of the ministry, Mrs Esther Sunsuwa, said: “ We are yet to receive any report from Cameroon but I promise you that as soon as the ministry receives the report, it will respond accordingly.”

But the Senate in its reaction, said the sovereignty of Nigeria as a country was currently under threat and called on the military to urgently swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of Manga community by the separatists.

The Upper Chamber, thereafter, held a minute silence in honour of those killed by the Ambazonia separatists.

Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a Point of Order by the Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Taraba South, who drew the attention of his colleagues to the matter that Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty was under threat.

Bwacha, who came under Order 43 which is on personal explanation during plenary, bemoaned the killing of the village head of Manga community and some residents.

According to him, the invasion of the community by the separatists from neighbouring Cameroon led to the sack of residents of Manga village.

While noting that the affected village was 20 kilometers away from Kashimbilla Dam, Bwacha said: “I rise this morning (yesterday) to draw the attention of our country men and particularly our security agencies to this unfortunate incident which undermines our integrity and sovereignty as a nation.

“Takum local government houses the 23 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, and so Mr. President, it is my humble submission that the Nigerian Army should rise to the challenge and curb this wanton territorial expansion.

“Their (separatists) motive is yet unknown, whether they want to expand territory or lay claim for Southwest Cameron is not yet clear.

“As I speak, a number of individuals have gone missing and their whereabouts are yet unknown. The village also is razed down.”

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Man Almost Cut Off His Employer’s Manhood In Ogun, Beat Up His Boss’ Wife

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A 40-year-old logger identified as Ogidan Yussuf, has been arrested for allegedly cutting the genital organ of his employer, Oluwo Shakiru, and assaulting his wife over loss of equipment.

The suspect said to be a resident of Wuraola Street, Epe, in Ijebu East LGA and reportedly a saw machine operator for the victim, was arrested by operatives of Ogun State security network codenamed Amotekun.

State commander of Amotekun, David Akinremi who disclosed this yesterday November 30, said the incident occurred two months after Yusuf had been dodging his boss over loss of the machine.

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He said;

“The insistence of the victim to get back his saw, coupled with the assault on the victim’s wife by the suspect led to a physical fight.

“In the process, the suspects allegedly gripped the victim’s genital organ and almost yank it off only to escape from the scene before his arrest by our operatives.

“The victim was immediately rushed to Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital and is responding to treatment while the suspect who confessed to the dastardly act has been handed over to the police for prosecution.”

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Lai Mohammed Will Now Say That FG Forced Jack Dorsey To Resign – Aisha Yesufu

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Recall that the co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey stepped down from his executive role.
On this note, Aisha Yesufu, popular social media activist, has said that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, would claim responsibility for Jack Dorsey’s resignation as Twitter Chief Executive Officer.

According to her, the government would soon tell Nigerians that Jack’s resignation was part of negotiations to return the social media platform to the Nigerian space.

Dorsey, who posted the first-ever tweet in 2006, will be replaced by Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Parag Agrawal.

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Elliott Management and billionaire investor Paul Singer had advised the tech guru to step down from Twitter or Square, his financial payments company

In an announcement of Monday, the company said Dorsey would exit but remain on the board until the stockholder meeting in 2022.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Lai Mohammed claim they forced Jack to resign. They might even say it was part of the agreement for them to unban twitter in Nigeria,” Aisha tweeted.

Twitter is currently under suspension in Nigeria having been accused of being used in spreading fake news in the country.

However, one major event that happened before Twitter suspension was the taking down of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet where the Nigerian leader was adjudged to have threatened citizens of the country

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Hilton Hotel Had Been Monitoring My Husband Before He Was Killed – Wife Of OAU MBA Student, Adegoke.

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Timothy Adegoke, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) MBA student who was found dead at the Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Osun State, was said to be planning to relocate abroad before he was killed.

Bola Adegoke, the widow of the deceased revealed this on Monday, noting that her late husband was planning to relocate his family abroad over the rising insecurity in Nigeria.

Speaking with FIJ, she said, “He said he would relocate me, his children and his parents abroad while he would remain in the country. His parents sent him to school from the proceeds of farming, and he stopped them from going to the farm.”

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“My husband had always used the hotel. So, they had been monitoring him. They were 16 in the hotel that night, and he was the only one they killed. I heard the hotel owner only uses people with good luck. We attend a white-garment church, and we had been told my husband had good luck.”

The mother of three children noted that getting justice for her husband could prevent such incidents in the future, especially at a time the country is faced with insecurity of all kinds.

“Although we have accepted our cross, I want justice. People must use hotels. If you travelled down to this place, you would still want to be lodged in a hotel in the evening. Ensuring justice in this case will discourage those who have plans to kill other people right now,” she said.

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SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, had waded into the case of Adegoke, who was found dead at the Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

A police source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, had said a team from Abuja arrived at the Osun Police Command on November 25 to work out modalities on how to transfer the investigation to Abuja.

“I can confirm to you that the Force Headquarters, under the instruction of the IGP, has ordered the transfer of the case to Abuja. Rahmon Adegoke, the owner of the hotel, has also been transported to the Force Headquarters where investigations would continue,” he had said.

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