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Leave Benue in 48 hours, govt. warns herdsmen

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Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has given the Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku Local Government Area of the state a two-day ultimatum to leave the area.
The order was given by the governor  Monday in Tombo-Mbalagh during a visit to ascertain the damage inflicted on the community by herdsmen.
The visit followed the weekend attacks by the herdsmen. Eight bodies have been recovered, while three persons are missing, according to the Sole Administrator for the council area, Mrs Justina Sorkaa, Sorkaa’s account was contradicted by the state police commissioner, Bashir Makama.
He said six persons died in the attack. Ortom said that he had directed security agencies as a matter of urgency to lead herdsmen out of the area for peace to reign. He said the herdsmen must leave since they were not welcomed by the unarmed inhabitants of the area.
Most people in Benue state were disarmed through the amnesty programme executed by the Ortom administration in 2015. Ortom still believed that the measure had brought relative peace in the state.
He thus encouraged the people to remain law abiding by reporting for appropriate action, any breach of peace by the herdsmen. ”Some of the displaced persons have moved in with their relations in Buruku town and those who do not have anywhere to go are with us in an improvised IDP camp here at St Peter’s Anglican Primary School, Imenger,”the Sole Administrator, Mrs Justina Sorkaa said.

( Vanguard Nigeria )

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Osinbajo Breaks Silence

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Vice President, Osinbajo Breaks Silence

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has finally broken his silence over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

The Vice President condemned the killing of protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.

Osinbajo, in a tweet on Wednesday night, also mourned policemen who were killed during the protest.

Also Read: Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

He promised that all victims will get justice and prayed against more tragedies.

He tweeted, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.

“I spoke to some of those in the hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. “

 

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has given escapees from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre on Friday to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.

This warning is coming following Monday’s jailbreaks in the two centres by hoodlums.

According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) 1,993 inmates escaped from their facilities.

Mr Obaseki went on an assessment tour of the affected NCoS centres and the police stations that were burnt in Benin City by the hoodlums.

Also Read: Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Speaking during the inspection, Obaseki expressed that the escapees should return or face the wrath of the law.

“We know some of the inmates have been released, but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday.

“They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”

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#EndSARS: ECOWAS Urges Nigerian Govt To Conduct Speedy Investigation Into Shootings

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#EndSARS: ECOWAS Urges Nigerian Govt To Conduct Speedy Investigation Into Shootings

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has urged the Nigerian Government to conduct a speedy investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State.

Recall that the Toll Gate was bombarded by officers of the Nigerian Army, who shot at unarmed protesters on Tuesday night.

This was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Adodo, on Wednesday.

Speaking for the regional body, Mr. Akufo-Adodo asked Nigerians to use dialogue to find a lasting solution to the protracted clashes between the government and the protesters over the movement seeking an end to police brutality and bad governance.

The body expressed its condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives during the protests and also wished the injured speedy recovery.

Also Read: SERAP Drags Buhari Government, Military To ICC Over Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters

ECOWAS also said while it recognises the right of citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and protests, it wishes that those rights be exercised in a non-violent manner.

“In this regard, the ECOWAS Commission calls on all protesters to remain peaceful in the conduct of their demonstrations. It also urges the Nigerian security operatives to exercise restraint in the handling of the protests and act professionally,” the statement read in part.

“ECOWAS Commission further notes that, in an effort to address the demands of the protesting youth, the Federal Government of Nigeria took important decisions regarding disbandment of SARS, comprehensive police reforms and investigation of cases of police brutality. It encourages the Nigerian Authorities to conduct the investigation rapidly.”

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