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Delta Govt Confirms Outbreak of Bird Flu 

The Delta State Government has confirmed a fresh outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu with over 160,000 birds affected in various farms across seven local government areas of the state.

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Julius Egbedi and his information counterpart Charles Aniagwu disclosed this during a press conference in Asaba on Wednesday.

In a bid to control the spread, the state government, through the Department of Veterinary Services in the State Ministry of Agriculture has carried out a disinfection exercise in affected farms, and stopping all poultry farm operations on the affected farms, with all farmers in the state having been advised to immediately report suspected cases to the ministry for timely intervention. 

Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack on Yobe Community

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State.

A reliable military source and resident, Audu Yakubu confirmed that the troops succeeded in recovering one Toyota van out of the three the attackers came with.

However, a soldier was injured and is receiving treatment after the insurgents stormed Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the north-eastern state. 

Jos crisis: Kaduna evacuates students from Plateau

The Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board has evacuated students of the state origin studying at the University of Jos and other tertiary institutions in Plateau State.

The Executive Secretary of the board, Malam Hassan Rilwan disclosed in a statement on Thursday.

According to the Executive Secretary, the evacuation was concluded last weekend following the state government’s directives that all students of Kaduna State trapped should be evacuated in view of the security situation in that state. 

Plateau Govt Re-Imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Jos North LGA

The Plateau State government has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area.

The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.

The Imposing of the curfew on the local government comes after tensions sparked by the attack on Yelwa Zangam – a village in Zangam District of the state.

According to Governor Lalong, the 24-hour curfew will come into force from 4 pm on August 25 until further notice to enable security agencies to deploy appropriately to maintain security as they search for the attackers of the villagers continues. 

 Retired military officers’ rail against attack on NDA

Retired military officers on Wednesday railed against Tuesday’s attack on Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna, by bandits who killed two officers, kidnapped one and injured another.

The retired officers who expressed dismay about the disgrace the attack subjected the military include former governor of Osun State, Brig General Olagunsoye Oyinlola, retd, former military governor of Ondo State, Commodore Olabode George, retd, and Commodore Tunde Olawunmi, Col Samuel Agbede, retd, Air Vice Marshal Lucky Ararile, retd, and Brigadier -General Sani Usman.

Their reactions came the day President Muhammadu Buhari said the attack on the NDA would spur the armed forces to make a decisive end to criminality in the country, rather than dampe their morale as intended by the bandits. 

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