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Killing Of NYSC Members Worst Moment Of My Career, Says Tsiga

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BRIGADIER GENERAL MAHARAZU TSIGA (RTD)

BRIGADIER GENERAL MAHARAZU TSIGA (RTD)

A former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier General Maharazu Ismaila Tsiga has described the killing of corps members, who participated in the 2011 general elections as ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the ‘worst moment’ in his life which he would live to remember.

According to him, “My worst moment was at the peak of my career; during my time as the DG of the NYSC. It was a moment in my life which I will never forget.

“That period, many young and vibrant youths who held high hopes for this nation, and were serving the nation in joy and fulfillment, were gruesomely murdered while working as adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during elections.

“The attack and, in some cases, cold-blooded murder of some corps members during the 2011 election was the worst moment of my career. It is one moment I will never forget in a hurry, one in which promising youths giving selfless service were innocently attacked and murdered,” he stated.

Speaking in his home town of Tsiga, Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State, the former NYSC DG recalled his time as a junior officer as his best moment while serving in the military because according to him,  it was the beginning of his commitment to offer the best to the Nigerian Army and the nation as a whole.

His words, “I learnt a lot and was drafted into different positions that helped me contribute, in my own little way, to the general success of the Nigerian Army. I recall very well, sometime in 1985, as a captain, when I worked with General Akinlaba in repositioning Kwara State. We mapped out strategies for the state to grow and saw to it that so many things were put to in place to ensure the growth of the state”.

On the choices he made and if he would have done anything differently if given another chance, Tsiga said, “I don’t think there is anything that I will do differently, except of course to improve on the ones I did. I am someone, who believes in giving one’s best and, to the best of my knowledge; that was exactly what I did while in active service. So if it were possible for me to return to active military service, I will do what I am supposed to do the best way possible.”

Tsiga, who was the 14th Director-General of the NYSC until his retirement in 2011, said since his commissioning in 1981 as a second lieutenant, he had started looking to retirement because he knew the day would come and wanted to prepare for it.

“One must plan for himself and appreciate the fact that he will live the office one day”, he said adding that “Imagine me thinking of how to adjust my life now?

“But because I planned for it, I am enjoying myself now, because I am into farming. When you retire, you begin to answer to yourself retirement, you are responsible to yourself. You take off at a time you want and rest whenever you feel like. You have the chance to plan your life your own way, but in the military, you must get permission before moving an inch. Now I have enough time to think for myself, my family, stay with them for as much as I want and other things”, Tsiga concluded.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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