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Tragedy In Jalingo As Rainstorm Kills 5, Injures Several Others

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Tragedy hit Jalingo, the Taraba State capital on Saturday after an early morning rainstorm killed five people and injured several others.

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Taraba Specialist Hospital, Jalingo, Dr. Dashe Dasogot, confirmed to newsmen that five bodies were brought to the morgue of the hospital after the rainstorm.

“Four of the dead were as a result of a GLO mast that fell opposite the gate of our hospital here and one other was brought from the town,” he said.

An eyewitness, Heriata Anthony, told reporters that three of her cousins were among the four persons that were killed when a telecommunication mast fell on them during the rainstorm.

She gave the names of the victims as Aisha Useni, Felicia Istifanus and Istiah James.

Anthony, who operates a restaurant opposite the gate of the Specialist Hospital, explained that her cousins had left the house early for work in the restaurant when the incident happened.

“They finished cooking and were already selling food to customers around 6.00am when the mast fell on them.

“Three of them, including a customer, a driver to the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Emmanuel Gowon, who came to buy food died instantly, while Miss Konah Danjuma, who was also in the shop sustained shoulder and head injuries,” she said.

Meanwhile, at the Taraba State University, Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, Rev. Fr. John Jerome confirmed that the Chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Rev. Fr. Pontianus Jaffla and seven undergraduates sustained injuries when the makeshift church building collapsed on them.

“Rev. Fr. Pontianus, who sustained a head injury and one other student were treated at Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo and discharged, but the remaining six people are still receiving treatment at the same hospital,” he said.

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

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In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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