Video footage drama as Pro-Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, appeared in court; Army arrests female suicide bomber; It’s very difficult re-building PDP – Metuh . . .
Video footage drama as Nnamdi Kanu appeared in court
There was drama at a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday December 23, 2015 during the purported trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra pirate radio station and a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The embattled Nnamdi Kanu refused to enter a plea on a six-count charge of terrorism on the ground that he will not be given a fair trial.
Kanu was brought before Justice Ahmed Mohammed on charges of treason, importation of illegal goods and possession of fire arms preferred against him by the Department of State Security (DSS).
Kanu expressed his lack of confidence in the trial judge, owing to information available to him.
The judge who was not averse to Kanu’s position, later directed the return of the case file to the court’s Chief Judge for reassignment to another judge.
The trial judge quit!
Watch the drama below:
Army Arrests Female Suicide Bomber
Photo: The arrested suicide bomber, Fatima Babagapchia.
The Nigerian army has arrested a female suicide bomber and has given an update on the most recent suicide attacks in Adamawa and Borno states.
An update about the sad turn of events in the two states was given by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director of army public relations. Read it below:
”At about 8.00am two suspected female suicide bombers detonated themselves at Madagali Market in Adamawa State in which 17 people were killed and 44 others suffered various degrees of injuries.
”Similarly, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, has shed more light on the suicide bombings in Maiduguri, Borno State in which 26 people were killed while 85 others were injured on Monday morning at a news briefing. It should be recalled that 14 female suicide bombers attempted to attack Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Sunday but were repelled by gallant troops.
”He revealed that teenage female suicide bombers tried to force themselves into Maiduguri with the intent carrying out massive and coordinated suicide attacks using 4 different routes into the city; Asuwari, Mulai Kura, Baderi village Nine Damboa Road and Jameri village. They were however intercepted by the troops. Unfortunately 3 of them detonated their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at various places Monday morning killing 26 Persons and injuring 85 others.
”It should be noted that out of the 14 suicide bombers 7 were gunned down by the troops not 10 as earlier reported while 3 of them escaped in the ensuing confusion. Sadly, the escaped terrorists detonated their IEDs in 2 separate locations. One of them went to a house requesting for a kettle of water to perform ablution but blew herself close to a Mosque killing herself and one person, while 13 others sustained injuries. While the other detonated her bomb at Baderi general area. However, one of them, Fatima Babagapchia, was apprehended during the operation.
”The GOC praised the gallantry of the troops for being vigilant at all time. He commended the troops courage by eliminating the suicide bombers and arresting some of them, which he believes have averted what would have been a major disaster if they had gain entry into the town. Speaking to newsmen during an interview, the suspected suicide bomber Fatima said she lives with her parents in Bullunkutu Abuja, in Maiduguri before abducted with 6 other females in Monguno town. She admitted that being a divorced mother of a baby girl, she was never involved in terror activities since her abduction last year. She further said, Boko Haram terrorists took her along with others 5 females in a vehicle through unknown routes before arriving the outskirt of Maiduguri where she managed to escape and passed the night in a nearby village.”
Two weeks back, two women suspected to be Boko Haram suicide bomers were killed by Cameroon forces in Kolofata.
It’s very difficult re-building PDP – Olisa Metuh
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, stated in Abuja on Saturday Dec 26, 2015 – that:
“We have been rebuilding, but it is not easy. We are rebuilding, but there are different forces, and contending interests (working against it). It is not easy.
On one hand, we are dealing with a ruthless ruling party, and we also have some divisive elements in our party who are genuinely accepting some influence in the administration of the party.
Knowingly or unknowingly, they are embarking on distractions and distractions that would rather be in the interest of the ruling party than our growth.
But since we lost the election, we have tried to remain focus and retain the support of a very large number of our members to remain focus in opposing this government.
Some of our members misconstrue an opposition party to be a party that insults people because that was what the APC was doing.
People want us to insult the President and the ruling party to remain in opposition. Because we are not doing that, our people are not comfortable with that.
They believe that we are too soft and they believe that we are too academic. They want us to be insulting the people. It was not by insulting the former President that gave the APC victory.
We fueled partisan support for the APC in some part of the country”
– Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary