Monday, 30 April 2018

2 killed, six others injured in in Delta communities

Fresh attack on residents in Onocha-Olona in Aniocha-North Local Government Area of Delta State by rampaging Fulani herdsmen has claimed the lives of two persons in the area, and left six others severely injured in Ubulu-Uku community Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.

MSSN condemns Trumps statement on ‘Killing of Christians in Nigeria’

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has faulted statement credited to United States President Donald Trump on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.

Trump warns Buhari over killing of Christians in Nigeria

President of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump, has told President Muhammau Buhari that his country will not accept the killing of Christians in Nigeria.

11-year-old maid who tried to commit suicide due to abuse from her guardian, is rescued

An 11-year-old girl has been reunited with her family after suffering domestic abuse from her guardian in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria.

"I've bared myself to you. I let my heart go where my brain didn't want it to" BBNaija's Anto say, announces she is going back to 'thug life'

Ex BBNaija housemate, Anto in a new post on Instagram bared her feelings saying she expressed herself while in the BBNaija house but was misunderstood by many.

Modupe Ozolua pays homage to Oba of Benin and Ooni of Ife

Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II on Saturday paid a visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The Oba arrived at the palace with his chiefs and some dignitaries from the ancient city of Benin.

News 22 Soldiers Feared Dead As Troops Kill 59 Boko Haram Fighters In Lake Chad

The Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Lucky Irabor, last week briefed the media and strategic partners in N’Djamena, Chad, and gave update on the ongoing offensive operations in the Lake Chad Basin.

Governor Fayose says those waiting to deal with him after his tenure ends will wait in vain

Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose, says his critics who are waiting for the expiration of his tenure so they can deal with him will wait in vain.

Ayade orders payment of 2014 gratuity, donates N50m for completion of labour house

The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has authorised the payment of 2014 gratuity to retired civil servants in the state.

104 year-old Australian scientist, David Goodall opts for 'assisted suicide' to end his life

David Goodall, Australia’s oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life.

Davido and his girlfriend, Chioma lock lips in deep passionate kiss (video)

Davido and his girlfriend who is celebrating her birthday today shared a video of themselves

"You are mentally retarded" Nigerian man calls out women who listen to advice of Beyonce, Cardi B and Chimamanda Adichie

A Nigerian man has criticised women who heed the advice of successful women like Beyonce, Cardi B, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Court sentences top lawyer, Joseph Nwobike (SAN) to one month in prison for bribery

Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has sentenced a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joseph Nwobike, to one month’s imprisonment for perversion of the course of justice.

Osun court remands man for stealing catfish

A Magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Monday remanded a 23-year-old man, Abiodun Olasunkanmi in Ilesha prison for allegedly stealing cat fish, worth of

Dino is asthmatic, yet while in transit, the police gassed him, he had to force his way out of the vehicle and literally escaped death - Ben Bruce

Senator Ben Bruce has revealed that he had a meeting with embattled Senator Dino Melaye and according to him, the Kogi State lawmaker literally escaped death when he 'jumped' out of a moving Police vehicle.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu reacts on twitter after paying daughter's school fees for the first time

The important duties of a parent! Ebuka Obi-Uchendu's daughter, Jeweluchi has started school for the

Sex-for-marks scandal: CPC commends OAU over sexual harassment case


The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has commended prompt actions by the management of Obafeme Awolowo University (OAU) in the alleged sexual harassment of one of its female students.

Is BBA winner, Dillish Mathews engaged to Emmanuel Adebayor?


Big Brother Africa The Chase winner, Dillish Mathews may be engaged to her footballer boyfriend, Emmanuel Adebayor.

BREAKING: Buhari meeting with US President, Donald Trump


President Muhammadu Buhari and his United States, US, counterpart, Donald Trump are currently meeting in Washington.

Okonjo-Iweala shares story of how herself and IMF boss Christiane Lagarde, were disgraced at the presidential villa because she'd stopped the diversion of $6m

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recently had an event preceding the signing of the book, ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’ which held at the Politics and Prose, Washington DC.

BBNaija 2018: Ebuka reveals how housemates were picked


Big Brother Naija 2018 host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has revealed how housemates were chosen on the just concluded reality show.

Man who refused to legally marry his baby mama for 9 years is now begging to wed her after she got opportunity to relocate to US


According to the story shared on Facebook, a man who refused to do court and white wedding with his baby mama is now begging to wed her in court after she got an opportunity to relocate abroad with her family.

Gospel singer who received miraculous acne healing from Dunamis pastor, Paul Eneche share before and after pics as she celebrates one year of her healing


A gospel singer, Sharone, took to her IG page to celebrate living acne free for one year after Dunamis pastor, Paul Eneche commanded the acne to dry up.
She shared her before and after photos and wrote;

Malaysia Jails Man for Disseminating “Fake News”

Malaysia has jailed a Danish citizen for a week after he pleaded guilty to breaking a law against “fake news,” AFP reports.

Court orders interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s properties in Abuja

Justice Nnamdi of the Federal High Court Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of two properties in Abuja linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan.

The weapon to fix Nigeria is not one purchased from a foreign government, but one that is found within - Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in his 2018 'Workers Day' message says,

CAF Bans Nigerian Referee Joseph Ogabor | See Why

 

The Referees Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Board to ban Nigeria referee,

Serena Williams explains why she chose to marry a White man

A lot of Black people have criticized tennis champion Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams for marrying and dating White men, instead of sticking with Black brothers. The mother-of-one has now explained her reason for marrying Alexis Ohanian.

#BBNaija winner, Miracle, picks up his car prize, N25 million cheque (photos)

#BBNaija season 3 winner, Miracle Igbokwe today picked up his car prize, a Hyundai and N25 million cheque.

“Tiwa Leave My Husband Alone… Husband Snatcher!” – Lady Calls Out Tiwa Savage Over Wizkid.

 Fans went wild for Wizkid And Tiwa Savage’s New Photos As the rumour of dating between them keep growing.

Videos: Some people are in love but are scared to say it, but me I no dey fear - Davido says as he shuts down Cubana night club for his boo, Chioma's birthday

Lasnt night, Davido and his 30Billion Gang shut down Cubana Night Club in Lagos to celebrate the pre-birthday gig of his new girlfriend, Chioma who he has fallen helplessly in love with.

Blac Chyna and her teenage boyfriend engage in PDA

Blac Chyna and her boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay were photographed displaying their love for each other in public.
The 29-year-old model and her 18-year-old rapper boyfriend kissed and held each other close, not minding the people around them.

You are the greatest terrorist that has ever ruled Nigeria and Barack Obama put you there - FFK to Buhari

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode has just described President Buhari as the greatest terrorist to ever rule Nigeria and he says former US President Barack Obama helped put him there following the ousting of Goodluck Jonathan .
See his tweet below...

#BBNaija: Read Cee-c’s Swift Reaction To Ebuka’s Denial Of Meeting Her Before The Show

Big Brother Naija 2018 ex-housemate, Cee-c spoken on the claim made by the show host, Ebuka, that he never met her before the show.
A Photo of Ebuka and Cee-C at an event he (Ebuka) hosted went viral yesterday after he denied ever meeting her during an interview with Toolz on Beat FM on Friday.
This got tongues wagging as many felt he has really met her and was just covering up.
Reacting in an Instagram post, Cee-C defended Ebuka, saying:
“I have a lot to address and answer but I will address this particular issue.
“An interview of someone I respect, admire and see as my mentor was drawn to my attention.
“Like I said in the house, I met @ebuka at an event he hosted. The fact that you meet somebody doesn’t mean that the person has to remember you.
“@ebuka is huge in this industry and probably meets over 100,000 people a week. So therefore, he has every right to say he has not met me.
“What I said in the house was from the view of someone who does not understand the industry.
“Guys, I have met and had conversation with a lot of people this week that would as well say they have met me and I can’t even remember.
“To my fans , I do appreciate you all for always having my back. Where did you guys get that picture from? I advise we take it easy with the bashing, negativity, etc.”

I Will Probe Buhari If Elected President In 2019 – Atiku

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that he will probe the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari over the war against Boko Haram, especially procurement of arms, if he is elected Nigeria’s president in the 2019 general elections.
The ex-VP made this known while speaking on BBC Hausa Good Morning Program on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
He said; “Eight years after, Nigerian government is still fighting Boko Haram that are not professionally trained. If elected Nigeria’s president, I will investigate how the government was unable to defeat Boko Haram for years, also I will investigate the procurement of arms bought by this administration.
“After 2015 general election, I met the president. I told him the activities of the party have been crippled and there is a need for restructure. Also I advised the president on issues concerning his administration. I said to him, if things continued like this, I will quit, but Mr Buhari turned deaf ears and remained mum .
“If Nigerians can recall, we initiated the Economic and Financial (Crimes) Commission (EFCC). I’m the person that sourced for the take off funds for the EFCC.
“In this administration (Buhari’s), there are people that are untouchable, they are doing things that are not in order but they are being shielded by the government. If elected Nigeria’s president, my administration will not spare any personality. When I was in (at) the helm (of affairs), none of my relatives or friends were found wanting.
He also said 40 percent of his cabinet will be youth if elected president.
On the allegation that he has been banned from entering the United States, he said:
“I requested for visa, they said it is under administrative process. I’m not desperate to travel to America, I don’t have any investment there. The house I bought for my wife years back, she sold the house, I don’t have anything to do in America. It’s my tradition, I buy houses for my wives, but for me, I don’t need a house.”
When asked whether the ‘ban’ will affect his chances of becoming Nigeria’s president, Mr Abubakar said:
“It’s not by going to America that qualifies one to be a president, it’s not in our Constitution.”

#BBNaija: See Who Miracle Wants To Take To His All Expense Paid Trip To Dubai

Big brother Naija 2018 winner, Miracle won an all expense paid trip to Dubia for two as part of his N45 million win.
He has now revealed the woman he wants to take with him. According to him, he’d take either Nina, his lover or his mum .
He said;
“When I heard about the trip, the two people that came to my mind are Nina and my Mom. I know we are all busy right now so if Nina can’t make it then it’s my Mom. Its between the two of them.”

"Did the crime, did the time, the past don’t matter" Sauce Kid tweets for the first time after his release from prison

Nigerian rapper, Sauce Kid also known as Sinzu has tweeted for the first after his release from a US federal prison where he served a two-year sentence for card fraud and identity theft.
He shared a video of himself in the studio and wrote; "Did the crime, did the time, the past don’t matter, mind over matter, onto other matters... #ZuFre"

#BBNaija 2018 Winner Miracle reportedly named Education Ambassador for Imo State

Big Brother Naija 2018 winner, Miracle Igbokwe , has reportedly been named an Education Ambassador for Imo State.
A couple of days ago Rochas Okorocha’ s son-in-law, Chief of Staff, and choice as next governor of Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu stated that he wants the state to honour Big Brother Naija’s Miracle and Nina.
Today, Miracle shared a flyer on his Instagram page with the Imo State government welcoming him home and calling him their Education Ambassador.
Check on it!

Nina dumped Collins because she is going "way up" and needs to "Concentrate" - BBNaija official song act, 1dabanton

As the conversation of how Big Brother Naija finalist, Nina dumped her boyfriend, Collins to fall in love with Miracle continues online, 1dabanton , the Port Harcourt based act who sang the Big Brother Naija theme song has commented on the love triangle saying, 'use and dump is not a crime'.
Throwing his support behind Nina, 1dabanton wrote, ' no matter how painful it may be "use and dump" is not a crime. It has always happened and it will always happen. Nina has seen that she is going "way up" and needs to "Concentrate". Cant blame her. But e go pain the guy sha. Moral of the story? Guys, select well'.

‘N18,000 Is A Death Wage, We Want N66,500 As Nigeria’s Minimum Wage’ – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded that no wage in the country must go below N66, 500 per month.
Speaking on Thursday in Abuja at a public hearing on new minimum wage, Chairman of the Congress, FCT Council, Amaechi Lawrence Uchechukwu, described the current N18, 000 minimum wage as a ‘death wage’ under the current economic realities.
He said:
“I have a joint memorandum prepared by the NLC and Trade Union Congress which has been submitted to the tripartite committee. Let me ask this: can N18,000 pay your house rent in Abuja or in any part of the country? Can you pay your children
school fees with it? Is it a living wage or dead wage? It is indeed a dead wage.”
He argued that the prevailing economic realities in the country dictated labour demand for N66, 500.
He added:
“That is why the NLC has decided that our demand is to be paid N66, 500 as new minimum wage, no more no less. Minimum wage of N18, 000 since 2011 cannot take workers anywhere. So, without further delay, Labour is saying that the Federal Government should adopt this position.”
On his part, the President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said setting a national minimum wage is to provide a floor under which no employer can
fall .
He argued that minimum wage is not about states paying same figure but that no state can pay below, saying, “minimum wage is not about an equal wage across the states of the federation. The idea of a minimum wage is that while employers can pay higher, they cannot pay lower than the minimum wage and this also applies to the private sector.”

Sunday, 29 April 2018

President Buhari arrives US ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump

President Buhari this afternoon arrived the Joint Base Andrews Airport , Washington ahead of his bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump . He is currently at Blair House, the US Presidential Guest House where he will be staying throughout his three day visit.
He is expected to have a meeting with President Donald Trump tomorrow April 30th.

Christians in Jos, Kaduna and Plateau state protest recent attacks on Christians in Benue

The Christian Association of Nigeria last week urged all Christians to come out today Sunday April 29th to stage a peaceful protest over the repeated attacks on Christians by suspected herdsmen in Benue state.
Christians in Akure, Ondo state, Jos in Plateau state and Kaduna state staged a peaceful protest, demanding an end to the killings.
The proetsting Christians called on President Buhari to act fast and stop the incessant killings.
Recall that last Tuesday, suspected Herdsmen stormed a Catholic church during mass and killed two priests and 17 parishioners.

FG declares Tuesday May 1st Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 1st, public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Workers’ Day.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr M. B. Umar , signed and issued the statement on Friday in Abuja.
According to the statement obtained from Vanguard , The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau , who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their loyalty, the strength of character, hard work, sacrifice and dedication to building a greater Nigeria.
He appreciated the central role workers play in government activities and decisions, and for keeping faith with the present administration in its resolve to build a better Nigeria. Gen. Dambazau solicited the continuous support of Nigerian Workers in government’s effort to re-position the economy and uphold the shared legacy of all Nigerians. The Minister wishes all Nigerian workers a successful May Day celebration

Saraki visits NYSC camp in Kwara over death of female corps member

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki visited NYSC members serving in Kwara state earlier today, Sunday, April 29.

Saraki was in the camp to commiserate with the NYSC members over the death of a female corps member identified as Miss Hilda Amadi Ichechukwu, recently.

According to the Senate President, one of his major priorities in office is to understand the needs of young people and ensure that the Senate in its capacity, strengthens the institutions that enhance their capacity.

He praised the Nigerian youths for their hard-work and resilience, stressing that for Nigeria to thrive, youths must be supported because they make up the majority of our population.

The Senate President also used the opportunity to inspect facilities in the camp, after which he promised to contribute to the renovation of the facility.

He stated that there was a definite need for government to improve upon the medical and other facilities in the camp.

While lamenting the demise of the corps member, Miss Hilda Amadi Ichechukwu, Saraki said Nigerian youths can match their counterparts anywhere in the world in terms of creativity and government must do everything to ensure they fulfil their dreams.

He later led a minute silence in honour of the late corps member and described his visit as part of a process of immortalising her.

He then promised the corps members that he will use his ‘persuasive influence’ to ensure that Kwara state government begins to pay local monthly allowance to corps members serving in the state.

He said: “Coming here always bring good memories because as governor of the state I had occasions to be here and I had cultivated a special relationship with this camp. Thus when I heard of the unfortunate incident I felt bad and decided to come and condole with you.

“We must take up the responsibility of doing more to ensure this type of thing doesn’t happen again and that every NYSC is of good memories for each of you. This should not be a place of endurance but a place you should be happy to have been to, something that will impact on your life even after here.

“We have the responsibility to improve your condition and I have gone around and seen things for myself and identified the areas where we need to intervene such as the kitchen, hostels etc. Times are hard but we have a great country that has potentials. You have capacities to match any young people in the world and we must give you that opportunity. Most of you will shine if we give you that opportunity; we shall do everything to ensure that your future is bright.”

Earlier, state director of the NYSC, Mr. Amaefule Remigius had described the late Miss Amadi as a young lady, full of life, intelligent, beautiful and very active in all camp activities while alive.

Brigitte Macron says Melania Trump is like "a prisoner in the White House"

French First Lady Brigitte Macron has said Melania Trump has become a virtual prisoner in her own home.
Mrs Macron said this after her three-day visit to Washington. Heaping praise on Melania Trump, Mrs Macron said the US First Lady is hiding a strong personality and is "fun" and "intelligent". However, she also added that she is treated like a prisoner in the White House.
Mrs Macron said in an interview during the final day of the Macrons’ US trip:
Melania can’t do anything, she can’t even open a window at the White House because immediately the security services call and say 'close it'.
She can’t go outside. Every day, I go out in Paris.
It is the second time Mrs Macron and Mrs Trump have met. The first time was when the Trumps visited Paris in July.
Mrs Macron described Mrs Trump as "kind, charming, intelligent". Melania is reportedly a very different person in private from who she is in public
Mrs Macron said:
On the contrary she is really fun. We have the same sense of humour, we laugh a lot together. Everything is interpreted, over-interpreted. She’s someone who has a strong personality but she makes an effort to hide it. She laughs very easily at everything, but she shows it less than I do.

2 Cameroonians Sentenced To 18 Years Imprisonment Each For Illegally Acquiring Nigerian Passports

Justice I. M. Sanni of the Federal High Court sitting in
Uyo on Friday sentenced two Cameroonians, Ebwe Michael and Ngu Tiku to 18 years imprisonment each for illegally acquiring Nigerian Passports.
Mr Sanni, however, gave the defendants an option to pay N500,000 each as fine.
The judge, while sentencing the convicts, said the court was lenient on them because they pleaded guilty and did not waste the time of the court.
He also said the convicts were first offenders.
Mr Sanni ordered that if the convicts failed to pay the fine, they will serve their sentences in Nigeria and would be deported after completion of their sentences.
Speaking to journalists after the ruling, the prosecution counsel, David Babale, said the first convict, Michael, 43, in 2012 acquired a Nigerian passport without being detected.
Mr Babale said luck, however, ran out on him when he came for re-issue in March 2018 with the second defendant, Tiku, 35, when they were caught by a vigilant Immigration Officer in Uyo.
Also speaking, the defence counsel, Mfon Uyoh, said he was satisfied with the judgment.
According to him, the Judge was lenient with the accused because they pleaded guilty and did not waste the time of the court.
“It was a good judgment in the sense that the judge has to be lenient on the convicts. He did not impose the maximum sentence on them.
“They are remorseful, pleaded guilty and did not waste the time of the court,” he said.

Ciara tells Court Future repeatedly Skips Visits with their Son

Ciara has filed a new court document requesting mediation with Future because he allegedly misses out on 37 percent of his scheduled visits with their 3-year-old son, Future Zahir.
According to TMZ , baby Future frequently has to travel to Georgia to fulfill Future’s visitation rights but often ends up spending time with grandparents.
Ciara also says baby Future has health issues and as a result the continuous long distance travel, it leaves him exhausted and having emotional breakdowns in school.
Neither party has addressed the ongoing situation on social media.

Landlord accuses Cynthia Morgan of Owing N1.3m Rent

Dancehall singer Cynthia Morgan has been accused by her landlord of owing rent of N1.3 million,
Punch reports.
The singer who stays in an apartment in Omole Estate, Lagos has reportedly been charged to court for the failure to pay her rent.
She’s been given quit notice, a source told Punch, but her brother has pleaded for a grace period after the initial 6 months required by the law.
Asides the N1.3 million owed in rent, the source added that the singer has been served court papers for evading tax up to the amount of ₦3.584 million. The source said:
Ever since she moved into the apartment as a tenant, the owner of the building has described her as a nightmare. She has since been given quit notice. At a point, the owner of the house didn’t even know who was staying in the flat because every day, new faces showed up at the apartment and they would leave the gate open at odd hours. Young scary looking boys with different hair colours come around and they smoke in the compound.
They disturb the nice couple living in the flat upstairs, who have been complaining that they can’t even let their kids play in the compound because of the type of people they see around. She has owed waste bills for over a year. They always play loud music at odd hours of the day. Funnily enough, the couple who live upstairs are also popular; the man is a very popular celebrity designer but I would not want to mention his name. His wife always complains that her home help sweeps cigarette butts everywhere all the time.
Cynthia Morgan decided at a point that she was going to be recording in her room. When the noise was too much, the owner of the house had to talk to her about it. She has been given quit notice. The six months grace period is up and she was meant to have moved out last month. She is flat broke. They have been pleading that they don’t have anywhere to move to neither can they come up with the rent. But it’s her brother that has been speaking on her behalf. We haven’t seen or heard from her but he claims she is always locked up in her room.
The court papers have been submitted to Cynthia Morgan’s apartment already and she has been served a court date. She owes ₦1.3m. According to her elder brother, she is in the house. She was also served court papers for not paying up to ₦3.584m in tax. It was the agent that sued her on behalf of his client. He is a very popular real estate agent; he is like a celebrity estate agent. He’s the one that gets apartments for most of them.
Cynthia Morgan’s rep, who identified himself as Maze , has however denied the story.
They sound like lies to him, he said, and all the allegations will have to be proven.
I do not know of anything like that and I would say that it is a lie. I do not know about any court papers, so I would say that it is a lie. To the best of my knowledge, I am not aware that she owes her landlord any money. I believe that if they claim she smokes, entertains strange guests and leaves the gate open at odd hours, they should have proof. In my book, none of this statement is factual. I don’t know about these details and I would say that it is a lie.

#BBNaija: ''People voted out of pity for Efe and not because he had potentials or values'' Tobi

This is what Tobi had to say about Efe, the winner of #BBNaija season 2.
''Personally, I think that in the last Big Brother that held, people voted for the winner out of pity not because they really saw value or potential in the winner, that is just my personal opinion, I stand to be corrected. But as for me, I wanted to go to the house and let people love me to the extent that when I leave the house, I would be a mentor to other people based on my behaviour in the house. I wanted people to still want to know about the Tobi brand after the show and that was my driving force''he told Punch
You agree with him?

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Nigerian Army arrests key Boko Haram suspect allegedly behind Benue killings

The Nigerian Army said that it has arrested a key Boko Haram suspect behind the recent killings in Benue state.

In a statement issued on Friday, April 27, by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Olabisi Ayeni said that the arrest was made possible through combined troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services in Makurdi, Punch reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that Ayeni identified the arrested Boko Haram as Aminu Yaminu aka Tarshaku.

Ayeni stated: “Nigerian troops have arrested the key Boko Haram suspect known as Aminu Yaminu nicknamed Tashaku who is believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue state.”

He added that Aminu had concluded plans with his cohorts in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states to launch a major attack on innocent citizens in Benue state.

“As earlier reinstated, Nigerian Army will ensure enemies of peace in the state are brought to justice.

“Nigerian Army encourages all law abiding citizens to go about their lawful businesses without fear.

“They should also oblige the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with timely information that could lead to the arrests of criminal elements in our society,” Ayeni said in the statement.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Reverend Tor Uja, the executive secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) called on all Christians to still show love and commitment and not to embark on reprisal attacks to the killings in the country.

Uja made this call during the pilgrimage leaders meeting comprising the state chairmen and secretaries, held at the headquarters on Friday, April 27, in Abuja.

He advised that Christians should not go back to the primordial level to descend on perpetrators, adding that they should stand up to a Christian character, which was love.