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Benue Crisis: Chemical Weapons Have Been Used On Our People – NAFDAC DG Cries

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NAFDAC DG, DR. PAUL ORHII WITH SOME OF THE DISPLACED CHILDREN

NAFDAC DG, DR. PAUL ORHII WITH SOME OF THE DISPLACED CHILDREN

The Director-General of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, has confirmed the allegations that chemical weapons were used by suspected gunmen in the recent attacks on a community in Benue State and has called on the Federal Government to urgently look into the allegation.

Orhii said he saw for the first time, the canister shells used to conceal the chemical that was used in the attack.

Information Nigeria reports that the suspicion was raised that chemicals were possibly used in the recent attack on Sengev community in Gwer West Local Government of Benue when 10 persons, including women and children, were found dead foaming in the mouth, with no gunshot wounds or bruises to their bodies.

“Chemical weapons have been used on our people and for the first time, I saw it yesterday. It was concealed in canister shells”, the NAFDAC DG said.

Orhii, who donated relief items worth over N20 million to internally displaced persons within Makurdi, said that the crisis needed to be nipped in the bud before it poses a major problem to the entire country.

He however sued for peace among the warring factions to enable peace prevail for the positive development of the state.

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  1. chris Tyever

    April 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Bravo Gov suswam 4 ur pragmatic step on d jihadist who kill women &children, rape, looth, burn houses, destroy crops & property in d name of allah. They are not worthy 2 live with peace loving & hospitable people of Benue. The security operatives must flush them out.

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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.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

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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