Headlines: Unknown Gunmen Set Anambra LGA Headquarters On Fire, Wike Greets Muslims

Unknown Gunmen Set Anambra LGA Headquarters On Fire

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Unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked the Ogbaru Local Government Secretariat in Anambra State, setting over four vehicles in the premises on fire.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that the gunmen, who invaded the council headquarters secretariat early hours of Saturday in large number, set no fewer than six vehicles and patrol vehicles in the premises ablaze.

No life was lost in the attack as at the time of filing this report, but sources in the area said the hoodlums shot indiscriminately into the air thereby sending panic to residents around the area, who ran heater smelter to save their lives.

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Wike Greets Muslims, Calls For Unity

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has urged Muslim residents of the FCT to embrace the values of unity and sacrifice during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Wike highlighted the significance of Eid-el-Kabir, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, which commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) unwavering faith and obedience to Allah (SWT).

Mr Wike asked the faithful to reflect on the virtues of sacrifice, selflessness, and devotion.

Kidnapper Shot Dead Near Abuja

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A suspected kidnapper was shot dead while three others were arrested during a clearance operation at Chikara, a border community in Kogi and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The FCT police commissioner, CP Benneth Igweh, who disclosed this to newsmen at the command in Abuja, on Saturday, evening, said the clearance operation was carried out by operatives of the Utako divisional police headquarters led by CSP Victor O. Geoffrey.

He said the operatives who stormed the identified kidnappers hideout at Chikara forest, suddenly engaged them in gun duel.

Sallah: Passengers Decry Hike In Transport Fare

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A good number of those travelling from Ibadan to Lagos and other cities by road on Saturday condemned the hike in transport fares.

The passengers, in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, lamented how the fares up.

They said the fares moved farther away from what they used to be before the Sallah celebration


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