Today’s Headlines: Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores in Benue, Parts of Nigeria experiencing civil war–Femi Falana

Here are some of the trending news in Nigeria today –

• Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores in Benue

According to a news report by THISDAY, some people have been killed in Shikaan Mbagena Kpav, a village in Katsina Ala LGA, Benue State.

Photo Credit: Ventures Africa

The attack reportedly occurred last night (Thursday), and more than 35 residents have died from the attack. From the report, it appears some students were also casualties of the attack which left many people dead.

ThISDAY reports that as at the time of posting the news, the Police Command is still expecting a brief on the attack. This was made known by the

State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese C Anene –

“I have not received any report from the area but I have requested our men to check the alleged area of attack”.

• Parts of Nigeria experiencing civil war — Falana

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist said that some parts of the country are experiencing what he tagged “civil war”.

Speaking at the 1999 Constitution Review session which held at the South-West Zonal Public Hearing, Lagos Center, he decried the rate at which the government is allowing impunity to reign in the land.

During his presentation, he enjoined the lawmakers to ensure that Chapter 2 of the Constitution is made justiciable. To him, it is one of the best ways to make sure that elected officials execute the task they were voted in for –

“Whatever constitution will come forth after now must make justiciable the fundamental objectives and directive principles of state without which there will be no political stability in Nigeria.”

• FG ‘clears’ N-Power payments, to enrol new 1m beneficiaries

Photo credit: The Cable.

According to TheCable, the Federal Government has now paid all outstanding debts being owed N-Power beneficiaries. This was disclosed yesterday by Sadiya Farouq at the workshop on ‘Effective Media Reporting’ organised by her Ministry.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development also said that the FG is in the process of finalizing processes that will enable them add up to 1million beneficiaries from Batch C to the program.

The N-Power social investment program previously had 500,000 youths as participant’s.

According to her, the delay in finalizing the process is caused by the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS).

• EFCC nabs Yahoo Boy who tried to buy N44m SUV with Bitcoin

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected fraudster who wanted to buy an SUV through the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

According to the The Nation newspaper, Tobiloba Aramide Ogundiyan was nabbed after being suspected of converting proceeds of fraud to Bitcoin so as to conduct anonymous transactions through the secure Block chain technology.

From the news report, Aramide allegedly –

“acquired his ill-gotten wealth from internet fraud, layered it into a Bitcoin account and finally integrated it by approaching a car shop owner in Lekki to purchase a Range Rover Vela P380 2018 model worth N44,000,000 ($97,626 USD in Bitcoin) sometime in March 2021”.

• 5 Killed as Gunmen Attack Police Station in Delta

Vanguard News reports that unknown gunmen have invaded a police station in Delta State, leaving scores dead in the aftermath of the attack.

The incident, according to the report, happened at Umutu police station located in Ukwuani Local Government Area. At least five persons have been killed in the unsavory attack.

It is also noted that the Police Command in the state has confirmed the mayhem through

Mr Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command. His statement –

“In the early hours of today 28th may 2021 at about 0130 hours, armed men in their numbers stormed Umutu police station.”

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