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Boko Haram assassinates Muslim Cleric, District Head

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Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday night executed Alhaji Mustapha Geidam, the District Head of Geidam in Yobe State.

The Boko Haram hitmen also assassinated an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Saina Alhaji Ajiya, 60, a cleric based in Konduga town near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital also in Northeast Nigeria.

Reports say that the district head, Alahaji Mustapha who was a former protocol officier to Senator Buka Abba Ibrahim was assassinated in front of his residence after he had said his prayers.

Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Tanko Lawan confirmed Mustapha’s execution saying that he was attacked and killed in front of his residence.

It was said Boko Haram had earlier sent him a letter to alert him that he had been marked for elimination and that he would be killed except he relocated from his palace.

Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Samuel Tizhe also confirmed the killing of Sheikh Ajiya, saying that he was assassinated by Boko Haram hitmen who forcefully entered his residence, fired several shots into his head and chest in the presence of his family members.

No arrests have been made in connection with the killings.

On Christmas Day 2011, Boko Haram bombed worshippers at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla near Abuja and a suburb of Niger State, an attack which claimed at least 44 lives.

Yesterday, Boko Haram struck again at Christ Embassy Church in Suleja, Niger State. Five persons were injured when a bomb planted outside the church exploded.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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