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Sallah: Special Task Force Warns Trouble Makers To Stay Away From Jos •Dispels Rumour Of Imminent Attack

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Jang-Jos CrisisRumours of an impending attack during the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah festival in Jos has been dispelled by the Special Task Force (STF) – Operation Safe Haven – in Plateau State.

A press release signed by the Media and Information Officer of STF, Captain Salisu Mustapha said: “The Special Task Force (Operation Safe Haven) would like to use this opportunity to dispel rumour of possible attack during the coming Sallah. Citizens of the Plateau should not panic and should go about their normal businesses. The STF is reassuring the general public on its commitment to ensure hitch-free Sallah celebrations in the state.”

The STF warned individuals or groups who are planning on fomenting trouble in the state to stay away or have themselves to blame as they would be regarded as enemies of peace and treated as such.

On issue of prayer grounds, the STF said, “The status quo regarding the contentious prayer grounds at Barkin Ladi, Rukuba road, Kwanan Soja and Dadin Kowa is to be maintained during coming Sallah prayers. Security personnel would be present at strategic places all over the State”.

Mustapha added, “There will be restriction of vehicular movement around all prayer grounds within the state. However, designated parking places would be earmarked 300 meters away from all prayer grounds”.

The statement also announced a ban on the use of fireworks, knockouts/bangers and burning of tyres in the state during the festive period adding that security agencies would be deployed at recreation centres during the period.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

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.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

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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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

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.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

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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