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Police Warns Disgruntled Politicians In Bauchi Against Disrupting Gov, Assembly Polls

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police-spokesman-Noble-UwohThe Bauchi State Police Command has warned politicians in the state to desist from their alleged plan to disrupt this Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections or face the full wrath of the law.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who made this known while addressing a press conference in Bauchi, said: “it has come to the knowledge of the state police command that some desperate politicians are planning to disrupt the gubernatorial and House of Assembly election. The command warns that it will not fold its arm and watch disgruntled elements truncate the relative peace in the state which it is working assiduously to maintain”.

Mohammed, a deputy superintendent of police, advised members of the public to be law abiding and conduct themselves peacefully by shunning all forms of electoral offenses and thuggery before, during and after the election as anyone found wanting, will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the federation.

Reiterating the warning handed down by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, the Bauchi Police Command’s spokesperson said “On no account should uninformed private/ government security agencies and voluntary organizations such as Boys Scout, Vigilante group, Boys Brigade, peace ambassadors and other quasi paramilitary organizations be seen in uniform within 300 meters of a polling unit”.

Mohammed also renewed the command’s warning to all security details attached to political office holders in the state – to desist from accompanying their principals to polling booths and collation centers during the election.

He stressed the command’s commitment to security of lives and property before, during and after the elections.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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