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Oyo State : Herdsmen should not carry weapons

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The Governor of Oyo State,Abiola Ajimobi has given stern warning to herdsmen in the state, to stop going about with guns and weapons because from hence forth anyone seen with these weapons will be treated as a crimainal.

This directive was issued in a  communiqué at the end of the State Inter-Religious/Ethnic Committee meeting in Ibadan on Sunday.

The committee comprised religious, ethnic and community leaders as well as security agents and it is to proffer solutions to ethnic and religious conflicts in the state.

It said, “Oyo state government will not tolerate herdsmen carrying guns and other dangerous weapons, anyone who violates this will be prosecuted.”

Similarly, the committee said that extreme religious preachers would be prosecuted and called on preachers of different religions to stop preaching hate and inciting sermons.

It said, “Religious leaders should support governments in implementing its good policies by preaching regularly in the holy places on issues.

“They should encourage their congregation to embark on cleaning of the environment, respect for elders and people in authority.”

OYSIREC explained that a sub-committee on security had been constituted to address issues such as herdsmen and farmers clashes as well as the activities and utterances of extreme religious preachers.

OYSIREC was inaugurated by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state on March 9, in Ibadan.

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#ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

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#ENDSARS: Police IG Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of operational assets and resources to bring an end to the nationwide unrest.

Following the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, there has been serious unrest in the country which has led to the destruction and looting of properties.

The IGP gave the order in a statement issued by Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba on Saturday

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The Police Chief asked all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, and the Special Protection Unit, to immediately restore order.

He ordered the police head to personally lead and coordinate the operation and use all legitimate means, to halt a further slide into lawlessness and brigandage.

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Nobel Laureate, Soyinka Denies Video Claim On Igbo, Yoruba

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Nobel Laureate, Soyinka Denies Video Claim On Igbo, Yoruba

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on Igbo indigenes to ignore threats asking them to leave Yorubaland.

In a video circulating on social media, Grandson Adeyinka, a UK-based Nigerian, called on Igbo indigenes to leave south-west states.

In the video, Adeyinka issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Igbo, warning that those who refuse to leave will be dealt with.

However, Soyinka, reacting to the video, condemned the message, saying the threat “is the work of sick, cowardly minds.”

Soyinka called on social media platforms to stop giving publicity to people who peddle fake news, especially ones targeted at creating ethnic tension.

Soyinka’s remark was contained in a statement he titled ‘Identity Thieves on the Rampage.’

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“Undoubtedly in order to promote the video clip of an ethnic revanchist calling on Igbo to leave Yoruba land, this same lunatic fringe has exhumed, and embarked on circulating an ancient fabrication – several years mouldering in the grave – once attributed to me and vigorously denounced,” Mr Soyinka said.

“That statement impudently expounds, as my utterance, what the Hausa want, what the Yoruba want, and what the Igbo want. Such an attribution – let me once again reiterate – is the work of sick, cowardly minds that are ashamed, or lack the courage, as the saying goes, ‘to answer their fathers’ names. At least the current ethnic rabble-rouser has the courage of his convictions, not so the sick brigade of identity thieves.

“Normally, one should totally ignore the social dregs. However, in the present atmosphere where fake news is so easily swallowed and acted upon without reflection, I feel once again obliged to denounce this recurrent obscenity.

“As for our brother and sister Igbo, I hope they have learnt to ignore the toxic bilge under which some Nigerian imbeciles seek to drown the nation.”

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Lekki Shooting Casualties ‘Have Questions To Answer’ — Tinubu

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Lekki Shooting Casualties ‘Have Questions To Answer’ — Tinubu

Bola Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has revealed why he visited Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday.

This is coming days after men in army uniform allegedly carried out a massacre on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

Tinubu paid a visit to Lagos State Governor, at the State House in Marina on Saturday, where he said those who were shot at the Lekki toll gate have questions to answer.

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While addressing journalists after the meeting with the governor, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, said he visited the incumbent governor, to ask him if he had anything to do with the killing of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

“Those that had suffered casualties during the gunshot need to answer some questions too,” said Mr Tinubu. “How were they there? How long were they there? What kind of characters were they? Even if we want to help, we must extract information that will help the government to prepare in future or understand when and where to react.”

The APC National Leader said he could not understand the rationale behind the looting, arson, invasion of police stations, stealing of arms, and maiming of innocent persons that characterised the state for days.

 

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