Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, at the weekend, expressed the fear that the nation was tilting towards disintegration, contending that critical measures must be explored by the Federal Government to salvage the nation in the face of daunting challenges threatening its corporate entity.
The intellectual emptiness of One Nigeria apologists For those that readily dismiss the sanctity and importance of distinct ethnic and cultural uniqueness of the various groups conscripted to make up One Nigeria and advocate instead that dissolution of these divergent cultures into one cauldron of diversity are guilty of intellectual dishonesty. This flawed and misleading line of argument used to justify the continued subjugation of millions of people is what is holding back meaningful human development in Nigeria that gave rise to the daily spectacle of bloodbath that has horrified the world.
Jigawa State on fire as militiamen Surround, Attack and Bomb Inspector General of Police’ Ringim’s Residence
In further escalation of the Islamic separatist offensive in Northern Nigeria, there were reports of pandemonium in Ringim town, the headquarters of Ringim local government area of Jigawa state Sunday night as gunmen stormed the town and started shooting. An indigene of the town who spoke to Vanguard newspaper said the gunmen arrived Ringim town around 8 pm and took over the personal residence of former Inspector General of Police (seen here with President Goodluck Jonathan), Hafiz Ringim as well as the Divisional Police headquarters, while people deserted their business places and entered their respective homes.
About five police officers were killed in an attack in Bama Town of Borno State. Barely a week after a massacre in Baga community of Borno State, a gun battle similar to the Baga massacre occurred on Thursday in Bama Town of the state, claiming 17 lives including soldiers and police officers, security officials said.