Connect with us

Metro

Troops on high alert in Abuja over reports of planned attack in Nigeria’s capital

Published

on

There is palpable tension in Abuja, FCT, following security reports of a planned attack on the Nigerian capital by bandits and terrorists.

Security reports obtained by the military late Tuesday night indicated that attackers were planning to enter the FCT through the Abuja-Keffi expressway and other entry points.

Troops have been placed on high alert and are deployed to strategic locations where they are mounting security checkpoints to monitor, prevent and arrest any potential attackers.

The soldiers have mounted roadblocks at all entry and exit points into the FCT, and are conducting stop and search operations on specific vehicles and passengers.

The operation, which began midnight Tuesday, is said to have led to the arrest of some suspects who are now assisting the security operatives with useful information, it was gathered.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   EndSARS: Delta activists plan procession over non implementation of panel report

Motorists, especially those who live along the Abuja-Keffi expressway in areas like Kugbo, Karu, Jokwoyi, Orozo, Karshi, Nyanya, Mararaba, One-man village, Masaka, among other satellite towns, are finding it difficult traversing the road as a result of roadblocks mounted by soldiers of the Guards Brigade, who are responsible for the security of the President, his immediate family, VIPs, as well as the FCT and its environs.

Some residents told Daily Sun that they left their homes as early as 6:30 am but are yet to arrive at their places of work.

A military source, who does not want to be identified on print, told newsmen that similar checkpoints have been mounted around Abaji, Zuba and Bwari areas to arrest suspects before they gain access into the capital city.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   10 persons charged to court for ‘cultism’ in Lagos

The source said that the invasion of the University of Abuja early Tuesday morning by bandits who abducted some staff members and their families, may not be unconnected to the security measures, with troops in hot pursuit to apprehend the kidnappers.

The source further stated that while authorities are aware of the effect on residents, motorists and other road users of the security points mounted by the soldiers, the security of the FCT and its residents was crucial, asking that the public bear with the temporary inconvenience.

When contacted, the Commander of the Guards Brigade confirmed the security measures at checkpoints by soldiers.

Share With A Friend
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Metro

A pastor’s N310,000 budget fare to heaven

Published

on

A pastor’s N310,000 budget fare to heaven.

Self-Acclaimed cleric, Pastor Noah Abraham, the founder of the Christ High Commission is in the news for allegedly asking his church members to pay him a fee of N310,000 to obtain flight tickets to heaven.

He is also keeping some number of persons in his church in what he describes as preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, otherwise known as the rapture.

But reacting, Abraham said there was a spiritual explanation noting that God had instructed him to charge his members N310,000 to test their faith.

Abraham started his Church from Kabba in Kogi State, in 2019, then moved to Kaduna due to a community dispute. Subsequently, he relocated his church to a gated compound in Araromi-Ugbesi, Omuo-Oke-Ekiti in Ekiti East local council area of Ekiti State.

The cleric noted that the new church base will be a place to “prepare for the end of the world.” He sees himself as a nomadic evangelist whose ministry has helped many people.

Abraham allegedly asked each member of his church to pay him N310,000 before they would be allowed to follow him to Omu-Ekiti, where “the gate of heaven will open for all of them to fly to heaven.”

Although he claimed not to have received any payment, he noted that the police had visited the church to check things for themselves.

An aggrieved relative reportedly exposed the cleric’s designs. The former member of the Kaduna branch invited the police to help secure the release of his wife and three children who headed to the camp without his consent.

He had gone to get them himself, but his wife reportedly rebelled, returning nearly three weeks to the camp; he managed to retrieve his children though.

Another relative of Abraham, reportedly accused his brother-in-law of selling off his belongings and taking the proceeds to the pastor, asking his wife (the man’s sister) to forget their 21-year-old marriage since she refused to follow him.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   FG confirms another oil spillage on Shell facility in Bayelsa State

Meanwhile, the Ekiti state police command has quizzed the pastor. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Sunday Abutu, confirmed it.

According to the police spokesperson, they invited Abraham “on the allegation of asking his members to part with N310,000 for them to prepare for the end of the world.”

However, the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of the Omuo-Oke Divisional Police Headquarters, Joshua Sunday, absolved the pastor of blame.

He said a preliminary investigation showed that he didn’t force anyone to join him at the camp.

It was gathered that as of April 26, 38 people including almost a dozen children, had been with him for weeks. These persons at the camp are secondary and

university students who have decided not to return to school because they are waiting for the rapture.

Reacting, the cleric, described the ticket to heaven fee charge to extort his members as untrue noting that he ‘tested’ his members with it because God instructed him to request N310,000 from those who want to come along with him within three days.

He explained that the camp in Ekiti is to provide support for those who wanted to stay with him, and that his bank account is under surveillance to know the inflow of money going in and out.

He said: “When my church members in Kaduna heard that I was relocating to Ekiti, they indicated interest to join me, but I’ve not done something like that before. So, I told God, and God told me go and test their faith by asking them to pay N310,000, and they will be able to enter heaven.”

But a statement during the week by Kaduna CAN Chairman, Rev John Joseph Hayab, disowned the Pastor, stating that the cleric was not a member of CAN in the state nor his church registered with the body.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   10 persons charged to court for ‘cultism’ in Lagos

Hayab, said even Pastor Ade’s offer of a ticket to heaven was cheaper than the ransom Kaduna bandits asked their victims.

“A faceless character like Pastor Ade Abraham can easily give the faith of the community a bad name, especially that CAN cannot trace his whereabouts or find any useful information about his being in Kaduna state.

“Is it possible that Ade Abraham before becoming spiritual had lived in Kaduna or did he come to Kaduna for a visit? How can we have such a pastor and nobody knows him only for us to read about his drama in the media whereas the journalists in Kaduna do not have this information?”

“CAN Kaduna State appeals to whosoever knows pastor Ade Abraham or the location of a church in Kaduna linked to the alleged person to furnish our association with the information so that we could work with security agencies to prevent what could further compound the security challenges faced in the state.

“CAN will not decide what sermon her priests should preach but CAN will not hesitate to expose fake preachers when she finds one, especially when the sermon contradicts the teachings contained in the Holy Scriptures.

“CAN, therefore, calls for a proper investigation of Pastor Ade Abraham’s identity, and the location of his ministry to put the record straight to avoid creating panic and misleading the public.

“If Pastor Ade Abraham’s camp is in Ekiti and the sacred place where God is coming to rapture those who have paid their rapture fees, why is Kaduna in the story or does he have another strip that the rapture will happen in Kaduna?”

Share With A Friend
Continue Reading

Metro

Sule declares for second term

Published

on

Sule declares for second term.

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has declared his intention to run for a second term in office.

He spoke when he received the nomination and expression of interest forms bought for him by the Abdullahi Sule Amalgamated Support Groups (EASASG).

He said: “Some of these people who are barely making a living came together and raised the funds to buy the nomination and expression of interest forms for me to re-contest for the 2023 governorship election.

“This gesture is very touchy and significant to me, so I cannot turn down their request.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   Armed men storm Dunamis Church in Abuja, stab guard

“Therefore, I, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, hereby declare to re-contest as governor in the 2023 election.”

Share With A Friend
Continue Reading

Metro

Father impregnates 15-year-old daughter in Ondo and attempts abortion

Published

on

Father impregnates 15-year-old daughter in Ondo and attempts abortion.

A 38-year-old man has been detained for allegedly defiling his 15-year-old daughter in Ondo State.

The suspect, Sunday Udoh, was arrested by policemen attached to the Ile-Oluji Division after he made moves to abort the pregnancy resulting from his sexual relationship with his daughter.

Udoh was said to have taken his 15-year-old daughter to a health care centre in Ile-Oluji, headquarters of Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of the state to terminate the pregnancy.

However, health workers at the facility became suspicious and alerted security agents.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   Cultists Kill 4 In Abuja Community

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, said: “On 26th of April, 2022, Policemen attached to Ile-Oluji Division received a complaint of an attempt to procure an abortion by one Sunday Udoh ‘m’, Aged 38, at a health care centre in Ile-Oluji.

“During the investigation, it was revealed that the suspect was attempting to procure abortion for her daughter (Name withheld) of about 15 years old whom he has been having sexual intercourse with.”

While disclosing that the case has been transferred to the Gender Office of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, at the Police headquarters in the state, Odunlami, stated that the suspect will be charged to court after the conclusion of an investigation.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   FAAN boss: We’re on course with Lagos, Abuja airports recertification

Share With A Friend
Continue Reading

Trending