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How I Escaped Death – Gov. Nyako

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Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, yesterday narrated how he narrowly escaped a gun attack on Friday, in Shuwa.

He said it was by the grace of God that he escaped the bullets fired by some men close to a military checkpoint.

The governor, who spoke through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Sajoh said he was convinced the assailants wanted to eliminate him given that the attack happened in broad daylight.

Sajoh said the governor and his entourage were about to depart Shuwa at about 12:33pm after addressing some victims of a terror attack when Nyako noticed some people across the road close to a military checkpoint.

The aide explained that as Nyako made to cross the road and greet some  men and women, who had gathered to receive him, some unknown gunmen started firing at him.

”Before the gunshots started, we heard, “Ga su nan, ga su nan”, as soldiers at the checkpoint ran menacingly towards a stationary armoured vehicle.

”The gunfire came  from the direction of the soldiers, “ Nyako’s spokesman claimed.

”The sporadic shooting created so much tension and confusion that everyone made spirited attempts to board his vehicle.

”The courageous and gallant security details around the governor pulled him off his official car into one of their vehicles.

”As an ex-military man, Nyako was trying to identify the source of  the fire and he was unperturbed.

”The top military officers accompanying the governor on the visit were also protected by their security details.

“It was an interesting scenario. Other people around  made spirited efforts to board their vehicles while others just jumped into the back of any vehicle especially pick up vans, to escape being hit by bullets.

”The governor was forced by the gun attack to cut short his sympathy visit to the terror victims and returned to Yola, the state capital, at about 1.00pm”.

The governor’s spokesman said before the gunfire erupted, his principal was received at the border of Michika Local Government Area by a large number of people including community leaders and traditional rulers.

Members of the community were said to have lined the street waving at the governor. The damage recorded in the town was reportedly monumental.

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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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