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NEMA Confirms Death Of 23 In Truck Accident Along Kano-Zaria Road

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At least 23 people were killed in an accident along Kano-Zaria road, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said.

The agency said 58 people were also injured in the Friday accident involving a truck loaded with firewood.

Musa Ilallah, the North-West zonal coordinator of the agency, said ton Sunday that the accident occurred after the truck’s tyre burst before it lost control and skidded into the bush.

Mr. Ilallah said some of the dead victims were killed by other speeding vehicles trying to escape the truck.

He added that Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, received 58 injured people among whom 23 are in intensive care,

another 23 victims were brought to the hospital dead, while the rest of the patients were treated for minor injuries and have been discharged.

“Barely 24 hours after the accident, NEMA on Saturday promptly responded to an appeal by ABU Teaching hospital, Shika, Zaria to come to its aid with drugs and other medical needs and consumables to compliment its attendance to the overwhelming accident.

He added that drugs worth millions of naira were subsequently donated to the hospital.

The zonal coordinator, during a visit to some of the critically injured in the intensive care unit of the hospital, expressed satisfaction over the way they were being taken care of by the hospital authorities.

The chairman of the hospital’s Medical Advisory Council, Adamu Ahmed, expressed appreciation to NEMA for the prompt response to their medical needs and consumables.

Some survivors who spoke to newsmen, however said, many of those who died were asleep when the accident occurred near Tashan Yari.

“The loud sound of the tyre burst killed many of those sleeping who jumped off the bus and were crushed by speeding vehicles,” Bello Dorayi, one of the survivors who escaped with a minor injury, said.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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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

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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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