- Abdullahi Adamu, ex-Nasarawa governor was arrested by anti-graft agency, EFCC
- Kidnappers abducted a medical doctor in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom
- Bandits killed one and kidnapped five in Tsafe, Zamfara
- FG renewed oil licenses which allowed ExxonMobil advance in production
According to Alexis de Tocqueville, history is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
History really is like one’s favorite dish. The need and urge increase as we consume more. We must be actively motivated by the narratives of each day as we reflect on historical events that have either harmed or brought our nation back.
In an effort to increase awareness for educational purposes, WITHIN NIGERIA has highlighted four key events that happened on February 22nd in Nigerian history.
Abdullahi Adamu, ex-Nasarawa governor was arrested by anti-graft agency, EFCC
On this date, 22nd of February in 2010, former Nasarawa State governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu was arrested by operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged reckless award of unexecuted contracts and looting of public funds to the tune of over N15 billion.
According to report, the former governor was picked up by operatives of the anti-graft commission at about 10am and was quizzed for hours by its Director of Operations, Stephen Otitoju.
Kidnappers abducted a medical doctor in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom
On this date, 22nd of February in 2022, gunmen stormed the premises of the Cottage hospital, in Ikot Ekpaw, Mkpat Enin Local government of Akwa Ibom state and kidnapped one Dr Felix Ekpo.
The Secretary of the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Ekem Emmanuel John disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo.
The NMA called on the state government to deploy her security machinery and ensure prompt and unconditional release of the abducted doctor.
Bandits killed one and kidnapped five in Tsafe, Zamfara
On this date, 22nd of February in 2022, five persons were abducted by terrorists on Tuesday, Feb. 22, during an attack on Nassarawa Kaita community in Tsafe Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.
The armed gang who infiltrated Nassarawa Kaita via the Gusau-Magami-Dansadau road began by killing a driver they encountered on the road before proceeding to the village.
Lawal Zonai, a member of local vigilante, whose wife’s stepfather was the driver killed in the attack disclosed that the attackers abducted three other men and two women.
He added that the terrorists demanded a ransom, which they received in part before releasing two men and two women and keeping the other man in captivity.
FG renewed oil licenses which allowed ExxonMobil advance in production
On this date, 22nd of February in 2012, the Federal Government renewed oil licenses which allowed US energy giant oil company, ExxonMobil to operate 3 big fields that will produce about 500,000 barrels of crude a day for twenty (20) years.