Today’s Headlines: Police Raid Another IPOB Camp, Customs Officer Reported Dead

The police in Imo State said they have raided another camp operated by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Source: Daily Trust

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Michael Abattam, said in Owerri that the success was part of the ongoing clearance Operation embarked by the Imo State Police Command aimed at wiping out the remnants of the proscribed insurgent group.

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Abattam said a concrete intelligence revealed that members of the proscribed IPOB/ ESN members were sighted in an isolated uncompleted building in the area planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the state.

Suspected Smugglers Kill Customs Officer In Ogun

Suspected smugglers killed a Customs Officer at Owode, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Saturday night.

Source: Daily Trust

The Customs Assistant 1, a driver, was attached to the Federal Operations Unit Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).

He was reportedly killed during an operation after two vehicles laden with smuggled foreign parboiled rice were seized and taken to Lagos.

The Customs PRO at FOU Zone A Lagos, Theophilus Duniya, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday but he did not disclose the identity of the deceased officer.

Nigeria ready for female president, says lawyer

An Abuja-based lawyer, Chuks Akamadu, on Sunday said that the country is ready to have a female president considering the role that women play in the society.

Source: Punch Newspaper

Akamadu, while talking to the News Agency of Nigeria as he celebrated his wife’s 40th birthday noted that the current security challenges facing the country would reduce drastically once a woman becomes president.

The legal practitioner added that he would cast his vote for a female presidential candidate in 2023. He further opined that a female president would give the country a new direction.

Sit-at-home against Igbo interest, says Nnamani

Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, on Sunday called for immediate stoppage of the sit-at-home exercise in the South East.

Source: The Nation Newspaper

He said having taken stock of the implications and socio economic consequences of the exercise, he discovered it was not in the best interest of the region.

The former Governor, who represents Enugu East, in a statement in Abuja, bemoaned the continuous sit-at-home that has brought the economy and social life in the South East to its knees


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