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Al-Makura Vows To Track Down, Bring To Book Perpetrators Of Violence In Nasarawa

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Al-MakuraGovernor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has disclosed that the state government has begun implementing the recommendations of the retired Justice Joseph F. Gbadeyan-led judicial panel of inquiry into the killing of security personnel at Alakyo village by suspected Ombatse ethnic militia last year.

The governor noted that there would be no sacred cows in the implementation of the report, adding that whoever was found wanting by the panel, and the other two panels before it, would face justice.

Gov. Al-Makura dropped the hint yesterday in Lafia, the state capital, at a stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while reacting to the recent massacre of over 50 persons by Eggon youths at Igga village in Nasarawa Eggon local government.

He affirmed that the state government would not fold its arms and watch innocent citizens to be killed by criminals, vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“As a government, it is incumbent upon us to guarantee the security of life and property and we cannot allow our people to continue to live in fear”, he said.

“Those criminals, who carried out the senseless attack in Igga where over 50 people were killed, will be tracked down wherever they are, whoever they are”, Al-Makura vowed.

Speaking on the party’s preparations for the forthcoming state congress, the governor gave the assurance that it would hitch-free just like the ward and local government congresses and called for more cooperation from party members.

Speaking earlier, chairman of the appeals committee, Senator Joseph K. Waku, said that after the successful conduct of the ward and local government congresses in the state, not a single appeal was filed before his committee.

He, therefore, hailed the governor for abiding by the principle of true internal democracy where officials were elected on merit.

“It is worth commending that throughout the exercise the governor has not endorsed any single candidate for any office which is the mark of a true democrat”, he said.

Speaking in the same vein, chairman of the Congress Committee, Barr. Ahmed El-Manzuk, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of members during the congresses noting that despite the religious and ethnic diversity in the state, the just concluded exercise was rancor free and urged other states to emulate Nasarawa.

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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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