A female suspected Boko Haram member has been apprehended arrested on Sunday while attempting to bomb a mosque during worship in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State
The Nigerian Army Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyema Nwachukwu made this known, in a statement released in Maiduguri, explaining that some courageous civilians foiled the suicide bomb attack.
“What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State has been successfully foiled today by vigilant members of the community’, he said.
“A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to commence a prayer session but was detected when struggling to detonate a suicide vest strapped to her body. She was quickly restrained by the locals, arrested and handed over to troops at Azare’, Nwachukwu said.
Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the country for another opportunity afforded by the commencement of the Ramadan which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also urged the entire Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray for continuous unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.
He noted that, "the commencement of fasting has yet provided us with rare and unique opportunity to fervently pray over the security situation of the country and call on Allah to help us restore sanity and love among our country men and women.
"Nigerians, Muslims in particular, should make use of this opportunity to pray for the end of insecurity and other violent crimes threatening our existence both as a people and nation."
As Muslims across the globe commence the 2018 Ramadan fast, the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi has admonished Muslim Ummah (Community) in the State to take advantage of the holy month to pray for sustained peace and progress of the State and the nation.
Adekunbi in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Waheed Akinola encouraged the Muslim faithful to reflect on the essence of the holy month in which Quran was bequeathed to mankind and take full advantage of the holy month for renewed faith towards more spiritual upliftment.
"It is time for people to renew their faith to foster a strong sense of peaceful coexistence, pray more for the nation and welcome people of all faiths to strengthen their togetherness, the Speaker counseled.
A 300-Level Human Kinetics student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, Kofoworola Kuku was on Wednesday knocked down by a truck, killing her on the spot.
Penpushing reports that the female undergraduate was on her to school when she was knocked down by the truck on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway, a development which sparked wild protests by her colleagues blocking and disrupting vehicular movement on the road until the intervention of security operatives.
The Sector-Commander Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the incident, attributed the death of the victim to impatience and wrongful crossing of the expressway by the motorcyclist conveying her.
Oladele added further that, the motorcyclist survived unscathed although the victim was knocked down by the speeding truck and died instantly, stating that the victim’s corpse was evacuated by the FRSC rescue personnel and deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital in Ijebu-Ode.
The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospital authorities against the rejection of gunshot victims or the attitude of asking for police report before treatment, adding that henceforth any hospital(s) engages in such will be prosecuted
The Command gave the warning in a press statement on Wednesday signed by its spokesman, Chike Oti, declaring that the command had to repeat the warning, following a report that one hospital in Ikeja rejected a gunshot victim.
Penpushing recalled that one Adebayo Akinwunmi was recently shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun State,but was refused treatment by an hospital on the ground that there was no police report.
“A senior engineer, Mr Adebayo Akinwunmi, with one information and communications technology company, was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun. He was brought to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja for treatment only to be refused admission on the grounds that there was no police report,the statement recalled.
Ogun State Police Command has arrested Patrick Udom (35) and James Roland (25) for allegedly killing their neighbor and bolted away with the victim’s Bajaj Motorcycle in Imodi-Mosan community of Ijebu Ode.
The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi told Penpushing on Wednesday that the arrest followed a complaint by the elder brother of the victim one Moses Utuede who reported at Obanlende Divisional headquarter that his younger by name Happy Patrick left home around 7:00am of 15th of May 2018 and yet to return with his motorcycle.
He said, on the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Jaiye Richard detailed detectives to embark on full scale investigation in order to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the victim.