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BREAKING: 2 Killed, Scores Injured As Suspected Herdsmen Attack Adamawa Villages

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Suspected herdsmen have attacked two villages in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, northern Nigeria, leaving at least two people killed and many others, including a soldier, injured.

A report on The Nation quoted local sources, who attributed the attacks to herdsmen, to have said that the attackers laid siege on Shaforon and Kodumti villages around 1:00am on Sunday, visiting mayhem on households.

ORIENTAL TIMES learned that Dr. Nuhu Tari, the Principal Medical Officer of Numan General Hospital, confirmed two deaths among the victims taken there.

Confirming the attacks, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the Adamawa state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), identified the attackers as cattle rustlers.

His words: “One of the attackers was killed in the crossfire with security operatives and his corpse has been deposited at the Numan mortuary.

“The CP has dispatched additional operatives to join other security agencies to comb the bushes in the area and arrest the fleeing cattle rustlers,” DSP Nguroje said.

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BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 4 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 135

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The new COVID-19 cases brings the country’s total confirmed cases to 135

The NCDC said in a tweet:, “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in Osun and 1 in Ogun

“As at 11:15 am 31st March there are 135 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.”

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BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 131

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Nigeria has confirmed twenty new cases of coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

A tweet from NCDC reads;

“Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State

As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.”

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records Second Coronavirus Death

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The Nigerian Government has confirmed the second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He stressed that Nigeria has 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying a majority of them were persons who came in from overseas.

According to the health minister, the highest number of confirmed cases are in Lagos and Abuja because they serve as the major gateways to the country.

He also informed the gathering that all retired but able-bodied staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health were being recalled.

Ehanire warned Nigerians to protect the elderly among them, as well as those having underlying health issues as they were the most vulnerable.

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