The vehicle conveying the state security details attached to the office of the Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, was yesterday accidentally shot at by an officer stationed at a police checkpoint.
The incident happened around midday when the deputy governor was on his way back from a farm he owns.
According to the Sunday Trust Newspapers, sources say the vehicle which was shot at was a bit detached from the closely following convoy which aroused suspicion in the policeman making him open fire.
The occupants of the vehicle turned out to be members of the State Security Service (SSS) embedded with the office of the deputy governor.
An eyewitness said, “The bullet brushed the tyre of the security details (SSS) vehicle in the convoy which was directly in front of the pilot vehicle. No life was lost and the vehicle tyre didn’t burst.”
The incident caused fear and panic with people wondering what could have necessitated the shooting.
The Yobe State Police Commissioner, Patrick Egbuniwe, explained saying, “The vehicle was at some distance from the Deputy Governor’s convey. This made the police officer suspect them and eventually shot to stop them. We later discovered that it was an SSS vehicle.”
Source: Daily Trust
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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