Saturday, October 20, 2012
Nigeria Update: A Nation of Empire and Anarchy Continues Apace
Twelve bodies have been recovered from a river in Ogun State where a mini bus plunged into the river.
In the troubled city of Potiskum, gunmen killed seven people today, Saturday, October 20, 2012, taking the death toll to at least 35 in a continuous three days of violence.
Another tragedy struck the University of Port Harcourt neighboring community of (R)Umuchakara Village in Choba when last night gunmen murdered in cold blood another student of the school, his girlfriend and an ex-National Youth Service Corps member. The three were on their way back from celebrating their friend's graduation from the Service Corps when the car they were driving ran into a shop in the village. Nobody was hurt at the time of the crash. But when arguments ensued when a group of men in SUV arrived the scene between the celebrant and his friends, the men in the SUV opened fire killing three on the spot. The gunmen remains at large.
The uncertainties surrounding the off-year governorship election in Ondo State, Saturday, October 20, 2012, has not been made clear though there's been reports of widespread scandals of troubling polls.
The saga continues!