This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 11th, May 2021.
Police Launch Manhunt For Aso Rock Robbers
The Presidency has said that officers of the Nigeria Police Force are looking for the armed robbers responsible for breaking into the home of a presidential aide, Maikano Abdullahi in Aso Rock.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the burglar was captured on CCTV attempting to break into Maikano’s home last week Thursday.
Why I Am Against Negotiating With Bandits — El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed the reason why his administration failed to negotiate with bandits to release the release of abductees.
El-Rufai stated this while reacting to the release of 27 students of Federal College of Forestry, Afaka in an interview organised by the African leadership group.
Abductors Of Greenfield Students Make Fresh Demands
The abductors of Greenfield University students have reached out to their parents to make fresh demands.
The bandits had earlier requested a ransom of N800 million which the parents could not afford.
Igbos To El-Rufai: Tackle Bandits In Kaduna Before Commenting On 2023 Presidency
A political group, the World Igbo Peoples Assembly (WIPAS), has berated Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for saying the South-East region will not get the 2023 Presidency by threatening other Nigerians with secession.
Recall that El-Rufai had warned the southeast against using threats or ‘shouting victimhood’ as a means to grab the 2023 presidency.
COVID-19: FG Returns Curfew, Restriction On Mass Gatherings
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide curfew and restriction on mass gatherings in the country.
Speaking at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja, the National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, said the curfew starts from 12 am to 4 am on Monday, May 10.