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Army Kills 3 Suspected Gana Boys In Benue

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Army Kills 3 Suspected Gana Boys In Benue

The Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), said its troops killed three suspected boys of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana in Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue.

Force Commander, Major-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, made the disclosure in Makurdi on Monday while addressing newsmen on the incident.

Yekini said that the suspects were killed on Sunday night following a distress call received by the troops in Zaki Biam.

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He said that the suspects, who attacked parts of the town with the aim of robbing the people of their property, were killed by the Special Forces during exchange of gunshots.

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“Our troops in Zaki Biam got a distress call that part of the town was under attack by Gana boys who came to rob people of their property. So the troops responded immediately and during the exchange of gunshots, three of them were killed,” he said.

The commander said that the troops also recovered two weapons and several ammunitions from them.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commander had earlier confirmed the killing of wife of Gana, Mrs Elizabeth Akwaza and 12 of the gang members.

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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