This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Saturday, 27th, February 2021.
Seven Of 317 Female Students Abducted In Zamfara Escape Abductors
Seven schoolgirls out of the 317 students kidnapped on Friday at Jangebe Government Girls Secondary School have escaped from their abductors.
A source who spoke with Channels TV disclosed that the girls returned home on their own as they claimed they manoeuvred their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest.
Bandits Sponsored By Those Who Wanted Jonathan Out – Mailafia
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, on Thursday said bandits terrorising Nigeria were sponsored by those who wanted former President, Goodluck Jonathan, out of power.
The Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 general elections made this claim during an interview with Punch on Thursday.
Don’t Touch Sunday Igboho – Nnamdi Kanu Warns FG
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho.
PDP Crisis: Saraki Moves To Reconcile Makinde, Fayose
Former president of the Nigeria senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has made moves to end the feud between Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in a thread of tweets on his verified handle on Friday revealed that the two leaders in his different private meeting with them expressed willingness of working towards forging a stronger and more united party.
Why Security Agencies Haven’t Deployed Force Against Bandits – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disclosed why security forces haven’t deployed force against bandits in the country.
Buhari noted that security agencies have not moved against bandits because of the fear of “heavy casualties of innocent villagers and hostages” that may be suffered in such operations.