Today in Nigerian History: 24th June

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On this day in 2015; For engaging in a street protest over the abduction of over 200 female students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, by members of Boko Haram, the police in Abuja invited Otunba Dino Melaye for questioning.

Also on this day in 2015;Former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose met in the Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti and promised to forge unity among themselves and the people of the state.

Fayemi, at the meeting attended by associates of both men said his decision to congratulate Fayose should not be taken as strange given his determination to protect democracy.

Fayose in commending the maturity of the outgoing governor said his concession was a strange concept in Nigeria even as he charged his supporters not to taunt the outgoing governor who he commended for making his marks in the development of the state. “They said my congratulatory message to the Governor-elect is un-african or unNigerian. I don’t think it was so because that was what I was expected to do as a democrat.” he said

Equally on this day in 2014;The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta code-named Operation Pulo Shield, Suqe,  arrested eight persons in connection with the fire outbreak at a Shell Petroleum Development Company, SDPC, pipeline in Bodo West, Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State.

And on this day in 2014;The Joint Military Task Force (JTF), killed four suspected militants during a shoot out at a hideout at Janbulo Quarters of Rijiyar Zaki area of Kano metropolis ands also recovered 3 vehicles loaded with explosives.

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