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Boko Haram: Embrace Dialogue Now For The Sake Of Islam – SSS Chief

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kb5The Director of the State Security Service (SSS) in Borno, Alhaji Abdullahi Ahmed, has advised members of the Boko Haram sect to sheathe their sword and embrace dialogue.

Ahmed gave the advice in an interview in Maiduguri on Tuesday.

He saidfor the sect to achieve its aim, it must embrace dialogue.

“We have an advice for the leadership of Jama’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’a Wati Wal Jihad, to consider dropping their weapons and embrace the ever available carrot option from the government,” Ahmed said.

While lamenting that criminals had taken advantage of the sect’s violent modus operandi to perpetrate their criminality, Ahmed said, “the activities of the sect in Borno State and beyond have become a veritable umbrella under which other forms of criminals seek to dwell”.

He said that the sect must have a re-think if it was truly concerned about Islam.

“They should dialogue for the sake of Islam the religion the group claims to seek to protect but which image has been badly battered by their violent campaigns.

“They should drop their weapons for the sake of our dear country Nigeria which has offered them the platform for expressing their grievances, albeit inappropriately,” Ahmed said.

He faulted the sect’s agenda of trying to divide Nigeria into Muslims and Christians states, saying that the creation of the country as an entity by God was not a mistake.

“Allah the creator of heaven and earth carved this great country called Nigeria with her diversities.

“No man can attribute mistake to God the all knowing and all sufficient for this,” Ahmed said.  (NAN)

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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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