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Igbo Mandate Congress Condemns The Murder Of Over 90 Shiite Muslims In Zaria By Rev Obinna Akukwe

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Igbo Mandate Congress, IMC has condemned the murder of over 90 Shiite Muslims by officers and men of the Nigerian Army, over a traffic incidence in Zaria. In the unfortunate incidence sons of Sheikh Ibrahim Al Zakzaky were also murdered in a manner that seems unprovoked, bringing probably to six, the number of biological children of the Shiite leader murdered in related incidences within one year.
Igbo Mandate Congress noted that on the 2nd of December, nine protesters belonging to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were killed while protesting the detention of their factional leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.  These protesters including two young girls did not pose any threat to the armed forces to warrant their untimely death.
Since the incidence Igbo Mandate Congress noted that no notable northern group condemned the murder of IPOB nine. Buoyed by the deafening silence of cross sections of Nigeria, the same incidence has been repeated in Zaria with unimaginable casualty.
Igbo Mandate Congress which advocates for Igbo ethnic group of South East Nigeria, believes in the sanctity of human lives, and does not support unnecessary shedding of human blood whether the victim is a Christian, Muslim, pagan or atheist. IMC in accordance with Christian principles does not support any form of corruption or abuse of public trust and funds, and does not shield any thief whether of Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba or Fulani stock.
It is in this vein that IMC believes that the constant blocking of roads by Shiite Muslims in Zaria during their processions causing untold hardship to other road users is condemnable but does not warrant the level of response from the military authorities which led to the death of over 90 persons.
Igbo Mandate Congress believes that the military authorities have showed renewed gallantry in the efforts to restrict Boko Haram to the forests with appreciable successes. IMC also noted that there is more troop motivation, more welfare and more sophisticated weapons at the behest of the military, all thanks to some levels of transparency in funding from the Nigerian Government and respective Service Chiefs. IMC wish to advise the Military authorities not to tarnish this new found confidence the Nigerian people reposes on them as agents of stability and oneness by descending ruthlessly on unarmed protesters and religious worshipers.
IMC notes that if such incidences as happened in Zaria and Onitsha is not isolated and roundly denounced, a situation whereby soldiers will attack meetings of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, O’odua Peoples Congress, South South Peoples Assembly, Northern Elders Forum or even meetings of Izalla Movement or Christian Night Vigils will arise.
IMC expects President Buhari to apologize to the leader of the Shiite Muslim the manner ex-President Jonathan apologized after the three sons of the Shiite leader were killed. IMC expects the families of those slain to be compensated without delay, including those killed at Onitsha.
IMC noted that the murder of over 5,000 persons during ex-Preesident Obasanjo and ex-Governor Peter Obi’s conspiracy of ‘ shoot at sight order’ of 2006 at Onitsha where innocent travelers and traders were tagged members of a separatist movement known as MASSOB and killed was the remote cause of the resurgence of pro-Biafra protest in Nigeria.
The extra-Judicial murder of innocent people on suspicions of belonging to Boko Haram helped drive the families of the aggrieved into the hands of the terrorists, forming a formidable alliance that had cost Nigeria trillions of naira as security funds, not counting wasted civilian and military causalities of over 20,000.
IMC wants the Federal Government handle this Shiite Muslim Crisis and Biafra Separatist crisis with utmost care in order not to breed a conflict worse than Boko Haram.
Rev Obinna Akukwe
Director General, Igbo Mandate Congress IMC

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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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