It appears that the bloodshed currently witnessed in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent months will not abate as the ugly trend hit Adamawa State yesterday, May 1 which is used to celebrate workers in the most populous black nation.
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, VANGUARD and the SUN report the story as their lead with different figures. The report says that no fewer than 60 persons were feared dead, yesterday, as twin bomb hit a mosque and nearby market in Mubi, Adamawa State.
While eyewitness account said at least 42 persons were killed, with many others critically injured, Adamawa State Police Command confirmed 24.
The PUNCH writes Killings: Trump’s Comment, A Wake-Up Call To Buhari – CAN, Afenifere, Others as 27 die in Adamawa Bomb Attacks. The paper says that The Christian Association of Nigeria, civil rights groups and the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Wednesday said the comment of the United States President, Mr Donald Trump, on the killings in Nigeria was a wake-up call to President Muhammadu Buhari.
As workers across the country celebrated the International Workers Day on Tuesday, DAILY INDEPENDENT and GUARDIAN caption the mood with different headlines. While the former says You Failed On Job Creation, Security, Labour Tells Buhari, the latter reports; FG Targets September For New Minimum Wage Takeoff.
THE NATION leads with Obasanjo’s ‘Don’t Run’ Letter Was Abusive, Says Buhari with the President describing the letter in Washington DC as “Abusive” but did not reply in kind as to what many had expected. Obasanjo had in his January 23 “Special Statement” asked Buhari not to run in 2019.