Following a ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declaring bandits as terrorists, the Nigerian Air Force is set to deploy Super Tucano aircraft in the North-West and North-Central regions of the country, especially in Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states. The PUNCH reports.
The Guardian leads with a report that there has been palpable tension in Bassa local council of Plateau State following the killing of 11 persons in Ta’agbe community of Miango chiefdom by gunmen in the early hours of yesterday. The state Police Command also confirmed that 30 houses were burnt during the attack.
Daily Trust still leads with a report stating that the federal government Friday said it will use the opportunity of declaration of bandits as terrorists to “crush banditry” in the country.
According to Saturday Independent, amid calls for the amendment of the country’s Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, some legal practitioners and commentators have insisted that more needs to be done to have laws that will be in tandem with the realities of the time as well as design more effective mechanisms that will enhance the quick judicial system.
Don’t ever try it! Don’t even contemplate it! That’s the message that Nigerians from all walks of life across the country are sending to the Federal Government on its proposed increase of fuel pump price from its present price to N340 per litre, as from next year, Saturday SUN reports.
Indigenes of Plateau State and the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have engaged in a war of words over Friday’s midnight raid by gunmen on Te’egbe community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state in which no fewer than 11 persons were murdered. Nigerian Tribune reports.