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Kelvin, Delta Kidnap Kingpin’s Kinsmen Pray For Forgiveness

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Kinsmen of the suspected Delta State kidnap kingpin from Kokori, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state, Kelvin Oniarah, who is currently undergoing trial, have decided to ask God for forgiveness.

In a prayer service coordinated by Rev. Abada Obodo Manuwa, a retired Chief Superintendent of Police, over 2,000 men, women and children of the town congregated at the heart of the town to pray for the return of peace to their community.

Among those present at the programme tagged, “Kokori Solemn Assembly,” were the President‑General of the community, Mr G. S. Avbunu‑Diogba, and Achoja of Agbon Kingdom, Olorogun Sunday Umunade.

Rev. Manuwa, who led the first prayer cited the book of Joel where the people of Judea lost all they had, but turned to God for restoration.

“The calamity that befell the community can be likened to that of Judea, we lost livestock, poultry, fish-ponds were destroyed, houses were razed, property destroyed, our community was deserted, but I tell you the Bible says if we the people of Kokori turn away from our wicked ways, and turn to the Lord, He, God, will heal our land,” he said.

Reverend J E Edojah also said it took the sin of the people for God to turn His back on them.

“We will beg God for forgiveness, let every one kneel before Him and ask for forgiveness from God. The children have offended Him, the women offended Him, the men offended Him, we have wronged Him, and it is for our wrongdoings that this calamity has befallen us,” Edojah prayed.

Some of the people wept as they prayed.

Pastor J. O. Akpojivi, Rev. Victor Ovie Michael, Rev. Daniel Menta, Rev. J. E. Eke, Pastor Emmanuel Onokparunu, Rev. Canon Odechume, Pastor Stephen Oharebe, Pastor Emmanuel Abasi, Pastor Lumumber Idiabana and Rev. Peter Onowaukpor, also ministered.

Rev Manuwa while concluding the prayers announced a decision reached by the pastors to make every February 1 “Kokori Prayer Day.”

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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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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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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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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