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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Monday, 27 June 2022

These are the Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Monday 27 June 2022, reviewed by The Informant247 Nigeria News.

Troops arrest 4 abductors, neutralise 3 bandits in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has said the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have arrested four kidnappers, neutralised three bandits and rescued a kidnapped victim in recent operations in parts of Benue.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Two dead as police engage in gun battle with armed robbers in Delta

A team of police and vigilante led by the Divisional Police Officer in Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area, SP Obonoh Ndem, have reportedly wounded two suspected armed robbers.

They also arrested a 22-year-old Benedict Agbawara of Abbi town during an exchange of gunfire along Igbuku road in Orogun Community.

 Kidnapped Catholic Priest, Fr Osia killed

Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Osia, who was abducted by gunmen early hour of Sunday in Edo State has been reportedly killed.

According to reports, the priest was kidnapped Ikabigbo community of Etsako West Local Government Area of the state on Sunday morning.

Over 36,000 Taraba residents HIV positive – State Govt

The Taraba State government, through the State Agency for the Control of Aids, has again expressed commitment to eliminate the virus from the State come 2030.

This was made known at the weekly review performance of the Implementation partners working across HIV, tuberculosis and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the State during the weekend.

At the time of filing this report, 36,396 persons living with Human Immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Taraba State, were said to be currently under regular treatment in State.

Group drags President Buhari to court over ‘missing N11trn electricity fund’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court “over his failure to probe allegations that over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply since 1999 may have been stolen, mismanaged or diverted into private pockets.”

Nigerian cities have constantly been plunged into darkness as the electricity grid has collapsed at least 3 times in five months, and 130 times in seven years.

Nigerian governor orders residents to get guns for self-defence against bandits

Zamfara State government has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Ayuba Elkanah to give licenses to persons residing in the State – those who are qualified to make use of guns for self-defense.

The Informant247 observed that this decision came as a reaction to the growing rate of insecurity in the State.

The government of the State also ordered individuals to show interest in obtaining guns to protect and defend themselves against gunmen and bandits that have turned their communities to operation fields.

Unknown gunmen kill 11 farmers in Sokoto community

Some gunmen who were suspected to be bandits, Saturday, in Sokoto, reportedly murdered 11 farmers in the Ghandi district of Rabah Local Government Area of the state.

A source said the attackers invaded the community around 12 noon, shot sporadically, to frighten people and later murdered farmers who were working on their farms.

Gunmen kill 11 farmers in Sokoto community

Gunmen suspected to be bandits, on Saturday, in Sokoto, reportedly killed 11 farmers in the Ghandi district of Rabah Local Government Area of the state.

A source, who disclosed this, said the attackers stormed the community around 12 noon, shooting sporadically, to scare people and later killed farmers working on their farms.

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