Nata Sharibu, father of the only student of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state who is yet to be freed, says Boko Haram insurgents decided not to release his daughter because she refused to denounce Christ.
A total of 110 students were abducted when insurgents raided the school on February 19.
In a surprising manner, Boko Haram fighters returned the girls to Dapchi on Wednesday. TheCable had earlier reported that Liya Sharibu did not make it back to Dapchi apart from the five schoolgirls who reportedly lost their lives.
Multiple sources told this newspaper that 104 girls were released but Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said only 76 had been profiled.
He later update the number of freed girls to 91, saying additional information would be released later.
Speaking on RayPower FM shortly after the students were released, the girl’s father said he learnt that the insurgents gave his daughter the option of converting to Islam but she rejected it.
He expressed delight over her stance but prayed for her return.
“All of them were released. They said some were dead there and my daughter is alive but they cannot release her because she is a Christian,” he said.
“They gave her the option of converting in order to be released but she said she will never become a Muslim… I am very sad but I am also jubilating too because my daughter did not denounce Christ.”
Bike man loses his private part after dropping passenger
In Lagos, a bike man has held down a passenger who reportedly made his private part disappear » after touching him with a magical ring.
This was captured in a video fast circulating online media. The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, in Omole Phase 2, Ikeja according to an IG post.
The victim » places a firm grip on the waist of a man believed to be passenger. He seemed determined not to let him go.
A motorist who witnessed the development was heard in the clip asking questions about how his manhood came to be missing.
Boko Haram hits another military base in Borno
Soldiers and members of the Boko Haram sect are currently engaged in a gun battle at a military location in Damasak, Borno state.
The insurgents reportedly launched an attack on a military base in the area around 5pm on Wednesday.
A military source said the insurgents stormed the town with anti-air craft guns, bombs and other weapons.
Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, has confirmed the attack, saying soldiers are on top of the situation.
The incident comes less than a week after Boko Haram fighters struck at a military location in Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area.
Some witnesses said soldiers were killed in the attack but the army denied losing anyone.
In its renewed campaign of violence, the insurgents have been carrying out attacks on military locations in the north-east.
Commenting on this Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said Boko Haram had been overrunning military formations and piling up arms for something “big”.
“The insurgents are busy piling up arms, by overrunning one military base, after another, for something “big” and what could that be?” he had tweeted last week.
Salkida added that in the history of insurgency in Nigeria, no year has been as bad as 2018 in terms of the killing of military personnel by Boko Haram fighters.
Catholic priest shot dead in Imo
Jude Egbuom, a Catholic priest, has been murdered in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.
According to PUNCH, Egbuom, who was the presiding priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Amucha, Njaba LGA, was attackedat a barber’s shop where he had gone to have a hair cut around 8pm on Monday.
The armed attackers reportedly demanded his car keys and when he resisted, he was shot alongside an unidentified young man who was with him.
“The circumstances surrounding the killing of the priest indicated that it was a case of armed robbery,” a native of the community was quoted to have said.
“It could not have been a case of assassination, who did the gentle priest offend? He was from our community, Nkwerre and was doing his missionary work at Njaba, a nearby LGA. ”
Confirming the attack, Andrew Enwerem, police spokesman in the state, said Dasuki Galadanchi, commissioner of police, has deployed the tactical unit of the command to investigate the killings.
“The incident is confirmed. Rev Fr.Jude Egbuom of St Patrick’s Catholic parish Amucha was murdered last night,” he said.
“Another person whose identity had yet to be known was also killed by the hoodlums. The priest was in his priestly regalia when they shot him dead.”
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