An Igbo think tank, Aka Ikenga, has faulted attempts to portray former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd), as an alleged sponsor of Boko Haram insurgents, describing the development as a “satanic machination and conspiracy of the anti-Nigeria mafia in the ridiculous attempt to demonise Ihejirika”.
In a statement by its President, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, entitled ‘Enough is enough’, the group commended the former army chief for serving Nigeria meritoriously but faulted the alleged conspiracy and propaganda that Ihejirika was sponsoring Boko Haram.
According to Aka Ikenga, the same anti-Nigeria Mafia has conducted another propaganda after conspiring with a phantom Australian negotiator, Stephen Davis, to allege that Ihejirika is a sponsor of the same Boko Haram that he dedicated his tenure as Chief of Army Staff to fighting.
Aka Ikenga queried: “Is this not standing logic on its head? Boko Haram started under Obasanjo Government in 2002. Malam El-Rufai was a key member of Obasanjo’s Government from 1999 to 2006. late President Yar’Adua fought Boko Haram in 2009, while El- Rufai was doing further studies abroad. He returned as soon as Goodluck Jonathan became the President of Nigeria and was, indeed, one of those speculated to be angling for the seat of the Vice President”.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
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.
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.”
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 & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
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.
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.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
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.
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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