Plane crash: Attahiru’s death suspicious, could be act of revenge for Shekau’s death – Bamgbose

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru as shocking and suspicious.

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq.

According to him, this is one death that must be thoroughly investigated, adding that the sad news will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash at about 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

A military Beachcraft 350 carrying him went down at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all passengers.

The top military officer was in Kaduna on an official trip.

It was gathered that Attahiru’s aides passed away.

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement.

Bamgbose added that “The report of the death of the Chief of Army Staff is very shocking and almost unbelievable.

“This is most unfortunate and disheartening. His death will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

“It’s tantamount to a coup. This is one death that must be thoroughly investigated. His sudden death is highly suspicious.

“Only just recently we heard the news of the death of Abubakar Shekau and the next thing is the death of the Chief of Army Staff.

“There is certainly a nexus. The late Chief of Army Staff could have masterminded the death of Shekau, this possibly could be an act of revenge.

“This has clearly shown that the forces behind Boko Haram are very powerful. No one knows their next target. There is something fishing somewhere.

“His death is not natural. The security architecture of the nation must be overhauled as this is tantamount to a direct attack on the Presidency.

“Nigeria is in danger as this insecurity is taking a dangerous weapon trend.”

In addition to this; Deji Adeyanju questions Shekau, Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru’s death within 24 hours

Deji Adeyanju

Adeyanju questioned the death of Attahiru 24 hours after dreaded Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau was reported dead.

On Thursday, reports emerged that Shekau was fatally injured, after attempting to kill himself to avoid being captured by rival Islamic State-allied fighters.

There are also reports that he died by blowing up himself with a suicide vest.

However, the Nigerian Army said that it was probing the reports indicating that Shekau was “badly injured” or “dead”.

Similarly, Attahiru was reportedly killed in a plane crash in Kaduna.

The COAS was said to have been killed alongside 10 others while on his way for an official assignment in Kaduna.

Reacting to both incidents, the convener of Concerned Nigerian advocacy group wondered what was going on.

In a tweet, Adeyanju wrote: “They said Shekau was killed yesterday. Today, the Chief of Army Staff died in a plane crash. Dear extremists in Govt, what is going on?”

Tragedy | See Burial Photo Of Three Brothers Who Died The Same Day In A Car Accident

Three Hausa brothers lost their lives Yesterday, 11th of December, 2020. following a ghastly car accident.

According to reports, the three brothers died in the car accident after they attended the ‘Arewa Media Writers’ occasion in Kaduna state.According to reports, the three brothers died in the car accident after they attended the ‘Arewa Media Writers’ occasion in Kaduna state.

Just recently, the burial prayer of the 3 young men reportedly took place in Kaduna state.

Below are some pictures from the burial prayer.

Thousands of people attended the burial prayer as you can see in the pictures above.

We pray that may their gentle souls continue to rest in perfect peace. Say a prayer for them as you finished reading this report.

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Bad News For SSCE Candidates as NECO Vows to Cancel Results


The National Examinations Council, NECO, has threatened cancellation of results of entire candidates who sat for its ongoing examination in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna, if the committee it set up to investigate allegations of malpractice against some candidates indict the accused.

Besides, the examination body threatened the school would be “derecognised and those examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.” A statement by Azeez Sani, NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, stated this yesterday.

The terse statement to this effect by NECO read:”The Authorities of Signature Television had on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 alerted the National Examinations Council (NECO) of some infractions at one of the examination centres, Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna with Centre Number (0140721) that may lead to malpractice during the just concluded 2020 SSCE (Internal). “Based on the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, it swung swiftly into action by: flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.

“Following this action, the Council constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation in order to enable the Council take appropriate actions. “If found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, the school will be derecognized and those examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999. “The Council wishes to commend the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoins stakeholders to emulate this gesture

Residents Flee Kaduna Community After Gunmen Kill Pregnant Woman, Abduct Husband

Residents of Rigachikun under Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have fled their homes following the killing of a pregnant woman, Aisha Muhammed, by gunmen, who also kidnapped her husband.
Ibyson Fortes’ Blog gathered that the incident took place on Tuesday after the woman and her husband were taken away from their residence by the miscreants.
A resident of the area told SaharaReporters that insecurity has forced many of them to flee the area.

He said, “Since last week, we here in Rigachukun and other parts of Kaduna have been experiencing high rate of kidnapping. Residents now struggle to put money together to pay ransom for their family members abducted by these kidnappers.”

A woman, who moved to Abuja over the weekend from Rigachukun said, “Kaduna is now unsafe and very scary. That was why we decided to move.

“It is a difficult and expensive decision, but it is also the only option for us.”

Kaduna: Fears as gunmen kidnap another seven persons

Bandits attack in Niger: Death toll rises to 70, eight villages sacked

Gunmen on wee hours of Friday allegedly stormed a Kaduna suburb called Barkallahu where they kidnapped and went away with seven persons.

Barkallahu is a community opposite the National Teachers Institute (NTI), along Zaria Road, Kaduna, in Igabi local government area of the State.

The bandits were said to have invaded the community at about 1:30 am on Friday, shooting sporadically and preyed on armless citizens including a family of five.

The Kaduna State Police Command has been silent on the activities of the armed kidnappers and bandits in the State as no official statement has been released by the Command in response to the recent series of kidnapping including that of four schoolchildren and a female teacher in Chikun whose whereabouts are unknown barely a month they were abducted from their school.

A family head, Abdulsalam Haruna, hinted that the bandits broke into his house and abducted his wife and four children, two of whom are students of the Federal University, Malumfashi, Katsina State.

He said the hoodlums also abducted two of his neighbour’s children.

According to him, the bandits also attacked two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, but did not abduct anybody or take anything.

In a telephone interview with a media source in Kaduna on Friday, Haruna said: “The incident happened at about 1:30 am. They broke my gate and came into my compound. They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.

“They went away with my wife and four of my children, two of whom are students of the Federal University, Malumfashi, Katsina State.

“They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children.

“Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, were also attacked, but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there.

“We alerted the security personnel but by the time they arrived the bandits had escaped with the victims.”

Police react as gunmen reportedly attack Kaduna-bound train

The Kaduna State Police Command has debunked reports that a Kaduna bound train was attacked by gunmen on Monday evening.

Reports had emerged on Monday evening that the train en route Kaduna was attacked by gunmen and the screen shattered.

But, the Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that some miscreants threw stones at the moving train around Rijana village, close to Kaduna.

Jalige noted that the train which left Abuja for Kaduna arrived safely.

“It was not a bullet or bow and arrow, what they threw are not aggressive weapons. It was not an attack, the train was moving. Our men in Rijana are on top of the situation,” he added.

The command spokesman who assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted, said no suspect has been arrested.

He vowed that anyone found to be involved in the incident would be punished, adding that policemen have been deployed to the area to trail the suspects.