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2023 general elections in jeopardy: INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said recent attacks on its facilities, if unchecked, may jeopardise 2023 elections and other future polls.
The commission expressed concern, particularly with the ongoing conversion of voting points to polling units, voter registration and the conduct of future elections.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, while confirming the arsonist attack on the commission’s office in Akwa Ibom.
Okoye said that the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini, reported that the INEC office in Essien Udim Local Government Area was set ablaze at the early hours of Sunday morning.
He said that the security guard on duty escaped unhurt but the destruction to the building and properties therein was extensive. #
Zamfara: Security operatives foil bandits attack Kuraje community, recover 300 rustled cattle
An unspecified number of armed bandits were killed as security operatives foiled armed bandits attack on Kuraje, a community in Rijiyar Tasar Dawa local government area of Zamfara State.
The incident which happened on Sunday has three hundred rustled cattle recovered.
Confirming the incident on his official Twitter handle, Governor Bello Mohammed said the operational success was recorded by the Commissioner for Security & Internal affairs who led a team of security forces on a joint patrol and neutralised a gang of bandits. #
Ondo returns 42 Invaders to their states
The Ondo state government has said that Forty-two new invaders from the northern part of the country will be returned to their states of origin.
The Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye while parading the invaders in Akure said the visitors whose mission to Ondo state is not clear claimed they came for a private firm security training.
The visiting men and women who were first sighted in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday claimed they came from Jigawa and Kano States.
According to them, their agent invited them for special training, a mission which the state government claimed it was not aware of.
Their arrival, however, created tension and apprehension among many residents of the community. #
16 Soldiers Killed, One Missing in Niger Republic Ambush
Sixteen Niger soldiers have been killed and another is missing after an ambush against a patrol in the Tahoua region near the Mali border.
Tahoua department secretary general Ibrahim Miko said during the attack by “bandits” on Saturday the toll was “16 dead, six injured and one missing.
He attended the funeral of Lieutenant Maman Namewa, commander of the patrol which was attacked. #
Ajax Clinch 35th Dutch League Title with Three Matches to Spare
Ajax Amsterdam clinched their 35th Dutch league title on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over Emmen.
Erik Ten Hag’s side holds a 15-point advantage over second-place PSV Eindhoven, who have four matches to play including their game later on Sunday against Heerenveen.
Ajax announced on Friday they had extended the contract of coach Erik Ten Hag until 2023, ending rumours he was headed to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga or Tottenham in the Premier League. #
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