Angry youths in Emure Ekiti, Ekiti State yesterday, made the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Emmanuel Adebowale Adebayo leave his palace as they were going to mob him over alleged strange and unprecedented deaths in the community lately.
The youths who stormed the palace of the first class traditional ruler, yesterday morning, had sought audience with the monarch to discuss what could be the way of stopping the strange deaths of youths, with about 12 youths dead in the last two weeks.
Sources say after the youths waited for a while and it became apparent that no positive response was coming from the former police commissioner, they lost their temper and found their way into the palace.
The aggrieved youths were said to have pelted the monarch with sachet waters, and made bonfire along the roads linking the palace.
Eyewitnesses say the few chiefs who were at the palace during the incident removed their beads and run out of the palace.
It didn’t end at the palace, as the youths marched through major streets in the town and ended their march at the main market, a development that disrupted the socio-economic life of the community throughout the period of the protest.
Chairman of Emure Local Government Area, Mr Adewale Febisola, while confirming the incident, appealed to the aggrieved youths to give peace a chance, assuring that the traditional council in the area would meet and proffer solution to the problem.
The Public Relations Officer of Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Victor Olu Babayemi also confirmed the incident, saying police are on the top of the situation.
Babayemi said it was the effort of the policemen drafted to the palace that prevented the youths from the further attack on the monarch and the palace.
The traditional ruler, Oba Adebayo was said to have relocated to his private residence within the community [VN]
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
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.
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.”
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 & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
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.
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.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
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.
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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