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Miyetti-Allah Condemns Police Bias, Says 50 Cattle Breeders Killed In Taraba Clash

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Fulani-Cattle-Reares.jpgThe Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Taraba State has said no fewer than 50 of its members have been killed in the current crisis between herdsmen and Ndoro people in Gashaka Local Government Area of the State.
The Chairman of MACBAN in the state, Alhaji Sahabi Mahmud, made the assertion at a press conference in Jalingo, Wednesday, in reaction to the claim by the Taraba State Police Command that Fulani herdsmen attacked people of Dori and Maisuma villages.
According to Alh. Mahmud, the situation was rather a misunderstanding between resident herdsmen and farming communities, which arose following the discovery in a bush of a decomposing body of a lady, suspected to be Ndoro.
He said the Ndoro people blamed the herdsmen for the woman’s death and in retaliation, killed over 50 of them.
“As if it was pre-planned, the villagers suddenly resorted to attacking our members, killing about 50 of them while many are still missing and over 3000 cattle were either killed or taken away”, the Chairman said
He stated that after being fully briefed by his branch chairmen in Gashaka, Bali and Kurmi local government areas, he immediately informed the state commissioner of police, Shaba Alkali, and other security agents in the state and called on them to intervene.
Mr. Mahmud, however, expressed regrets that rather than handle the matter as a misunderstanding between the two groups, Mr. Alkali took sides by persecuting the herdsmen, including the arrest of one Ardo Ayuba, who he noted was not even a resident of the affected area.
It would be recalled that the police commissioner issued a press release on Tuesday in which he alleged that a group of people numbering about 20, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, attacked Dori and Maisuma villages on April 10, 2016 and killed 1 person
While condemning the action of the state police command for “branding his members as the culprits”, the Meyetti Allah chairman called on the State Governor, Darius Ishaku to immediately convene a roundtable of all stakeholders for a genuine dialogue with a view to amicably resolving the dispute.

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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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