This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 26th, April 2021.
IPOB: Another ESN Commander Takes Over
Barely 24 hours after the killing of the leader of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) Commander Ikonso, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday announced that the military wing of the group has gotten a new commander.
Recall that Nigeria special forces had early on Saturday stormed the operational headquarters of the ESN in Awomama, Oru East LGA of Imo State, killing Ikonso and six members of the group.
Killing IPOB’s Ikonso Biggest Mistake Since Killing Of Boko Haram’s Yusuf – Fani-Kayode
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has described the killing of IPOB and ESN Commander, Ikonso, as the biggest mistake the Nigerian state has made.
In a post on his Twitter page on Sunday, Fani-Kayode noted that this mistake was equal to the killing of Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Ekiti 2022: Bisi Kolawole Appoints Lere Olayinka Gov’ship Campaign Spokesperson
Otunba Bisi Kolawole, one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Ekiti State, has appointed Lere Olayinka as Spokesperson and Director of Media and Publicity of his campaign organization.
Naturenex reports that Kolawole has already been endorsed by former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, for the election.
Boko Haram: Buni Meets Chief Of Defence Staff After Geidam Attack
Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni on Sunday met with the Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Leo Irabor.
Boko Haram Attacks Another Borno Community
Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group have attacked parts of Mainok village in the Konduga Local Government Area, Borno State.
A military source told SaharaReporters on Sunday said the town was currently under siege of the terrorists.