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How Gunmen Shot FIRS Coordinator In Niger State

 

Suspected terrorists have murdered a top official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mohammed Kudu while on his way to Kaduna from Lafiagi, Kwara State.

The Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman, FIRS (Media & Communication), Johannes Wojuola confirmed his demise in a statement on Monday.

Kudu, the agency’s state coordinator for Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states was murdered on Sunday by armed men.

“Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), regrets to announce the demise of Mohammed Kudu who was shot by gunmen between Saminaka and Lambata in Niger State while on his way back to Kaduna, from Lafiagi. Kwara State, on Sunday.

“Mohammed Kudu joined the Service in 1993. Until his death, he was the State Coordinator for Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States. He was a Deputy Director who had dedicated over two decades of his life to a selfless and hardworking career at the Service.

“The Board, Management and staff of the Service condoles with the family of the deceased and prays for their comfort in this sad moment. Mohammed Kudu is survived by his wife and children, he will be buried in his home town, Lafiagi, Kwara State, today according to Islamic rites.”

Meanwhile, at least three women have been abducted following the invasion of suspected terrorists in the Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

The assailants had invaded the area on Sunday night, shooting sporadically in the air. According to reports, one of the bullets had hit two diesel tankers conveying fuel which led to an explosion.

The abducted victims include the restaurant owner, Zainab Usman, and two of her staff, the State Police Spokesperson, Abiodun Wasiu said, confirming the incident.

Insecurity has escalated in the last six months as at least 6,698 fatalities, 3,357 abductions and 2,357 incidences have been recorded following terrorist attacks, communal clashes, inter-ethnic war, banditry, farmer-herders clash.

 

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Seven people die in suicide bomb attack near Somalia’s presidential villa

 

A suicide car bomb exploded near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday and has claimed at least seven lives.

 

District police “chief Mucawiye Ahmed Mudey” told press that at least eight others got injured, In a short statement, the Islamist militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

A witness of the sad event told AFP that the bomb exploded when police stopped the driver to carry out a security check.

 

 

“They normally stop to check and clear vehicles before they can pass by the checkpoint. This car was stopped by the security agents and it went off while there were many other cars and people passing by the nearby road. I saw injured and dead people being carried,” Mohamed Hassan told the news agency.

 

The attack targeted a busy checkpoint near the presidential palace. Some eyewitnesses told the BBC NEWS  that seven cars and three auto-rickshaws were destroyed.

 

The bomb blast comes just hours after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive close to Somali military headquarters in the capital, but no casualties were recorded.

 

However, Many citizens of the country have criticised Somalian politicians for the country’s bastardized security situation, adding that they are distracted by a much-delayed election process and a mounting dispute between the president and the prime minister.

 

“Al-Shabab”, which means “The Youth in Arabic”, is an unmerciful Islamist group which has been battling UN-backed government troops for more than a decade now.

 

The jihadists group were once the ruler of  capital Mogadishu, until when “African Union Troops” forcedly push them out in year 2011. But it still control territory in the countryside and use to launches frequent attacks against the government and civilian based in Mogadishu and elsewhere.

 

The jihadist group, advocates the strict Saudi-inspired Wahhabi version of Islam, while most Somalians are Sufis. The group has establish a tough version of Sharia laws in areas under its beneath, including the law of stoning a women to death accused of adultery and cutting the hands of thieves.

 

Government dignitaries have blamed the jihadist group for some of Somalia’s deadliest terror attacks. From Last year analysis at the “Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project”, estimated that the jihadist group “Al-Shabab” had been responsible for the deaths of over 4,000 people since 2010.

 

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