Today In Nigerian History;31st August

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On this day in 2015;Police in Delta State burst a syndicate of politicians and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who broke into the commission’s strong room in Asaba and stole original copies of 137 result sheets used for the last governorship and House of Assembly election in the state.

police recovered 47 completed copies of original result sheets,  Form EC8A for the governorship election held in parts of Warri South and 16 completed copies of original result sheets, form EC8A (1) for House of Assembly held in parts of Warri South from the suspects.

Also on this day in 2015;At least 68 people were killed while several others sustained injuries as Boko Haram insurgents invaded Baanu Village in Nganzai local government area of Borno State.

A resident of the area, Yuram Musa, who fled to Maiduguri to avoid the attack, said the insurgents came on horses at about 8:30 shooting sporadically and killing everyone they came across. He said: “We had to flee into the bush and hide and after they left, we return back to pick some of our belongings. I counted 68 corpses, some were slaughtered, while others were with gunshot wounds. The number of those killed is worrisome as corpses littered the streets of the village.
And on this day in 2015; Ijaw Youths Council called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his anti-corruption war to 1999 to cover the Obasanjo era so as to be taken seriously over his anti-corruption war.

The Ijaw youths, who are kinsmen of Jonathan, wondered why Buhari should skip the Obasanjo era and concentrate his probe on Jonathan’s administration, accusing him of having a hidden agenda against their son.
The National President of the IYC, Udengs Eradiri, who signed the statement said it was suspicious for Buhari to choose to probe only Jonathan’s administration and leave out Obasanjo.

 

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