Sabinews Daily Nigeria/World News Update for July 28, 2014
The Police headquarters in Abuja has declared that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the various terror attacks that occurred in Kano, Sunday, where five persons were killed.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, two of the suspects were arrested in connection with the failed attack at the Ishiaku Rabiu Mosque in Kano, while three others were arrested in connection with the attack on St. Charles Catholic Church that resulted in the death of five persons.
The suspects, all of them, males are facing interrogation in different police facilities in the state. Read more.
Boko Haram kidnap Cameroon minister’s wife, kill 6 – police
Suspected Boko Haram militants today kidnapped wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.
Cameroon sent warplanes and elite troops from its Rapid Intervention Battalion to stop the fighters after two attacks in Kolofata, close to the Nigerian border, said a regional police source.
Another source close to the local police force, who asked to remain anonymous, said Boko Haram had “kidnapped many people,” adding: “There was the sultan, the wife of the deputy prime minster and several police officers”. Read more.
Sallah celebration: Be security conscious, FG tells Nigerians
ABUJA — FEDERAL Government, weekend, urged its citizens and residents to be security conscious, as Nigerian Muslims joined other faithful around the world to mark this year’s Eidel Fitri.
The Coordinator of National Information Centre, Mike Omeri in a statement signed in Abuja said people should take it as a duty to observe movements in their areas to prevent evil minds from using the celebration to attack them.
The statement called on “all citizens and residents to be security conscious and observe movements around their neighbourhood to ensure that no one takes advantage of the celebration to wreak havoc on lives and properties.” Read more
Modern rail: Nigeria Railways bids to sustain N4bn investment
Following the rehabilitation of the railway by the Federal Government 30 years after it was abandoned, the Nigerian Railway Corporation resorted to the refurbishment of old rolling stocks to return to tracks.
The locomotives and coaches were vestiges of colonial rail infrastructure. And so, despite their efforts, the rolling stocks simply fell short of the expectations of modern train users. The trains were far behind in terms of technological innovations in modern rail transportation.
The implication was that despite the noble efforts, the use of archaic rolling stocks meant that technical hitches became unavoidable, resulting in untold suffering by commuters. Read more
Ebola Virus: Arik Suspends Flights to West African Countries
In order to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country, Arik Air has suspended flight operations to Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) effective today.
This came as First Consultants Medical Centre Limited, the hospital where the 40-year-old Liberian died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos, yesterday revealed how it prevented the disease from spreading to parts of the country.
According to a statement issued by the airline in Lagos and signed by its media officer, Mr. Ola Banji, the disease which was officially confirmed in Lagos last week, killed a Liberian national who flew into the country from Monrovia via Lome (Togo) last week. Read more.
AS part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Federal Government have shut down the hospital, First Consultants Medical Centre Limited, Ikoyi Road, Obalende, Lagos, where the first victim died.
They have also begun testing of all passengers on the same flight with the first Ebola virus victim in Nigeria who died on Friday in a Lagos hospital. Already, the WHO African Region has opened a sub-regional outbreak coordination centre in Conakry, Guinea. Read more