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BREAKING: Many feared killed as Ethnic groups clash in Jos
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BREAKING: Many feared killed as Ethnic groups clash in Jos

The mining city of Jos on Saturday 14 August witnessed ethnic groups taking arms against one another at Rukuba road in Jos North local Government area. According to a reliable report made available to The Daily Vendor News many people were caught in the cross fire leading to the death of unspecified casualty. Governor Simon Lalong has condemned the incidence and called on security agents to bring the perpetrators to book. In a statement by Dr. Makut Simon Macham Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State , "warned trouble makers bent on fomenting trouble in Plateau State to desist as the Government will not allow any form of lawlessness to disrupt the peace of the State" "Governor Lalong while reacting to the reported skirmishes around Rukuba road ...
Police Brutality of Journalist: NUJ places a ban on covering police activities
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Police Brutality of Journalist: NUJ places a ban on covering police activities

…wants perpetrators fished out and compensation for its member The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Bauchi state Council has directed all media outlets in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state after an assault on an Africa Independent Television (AIT) journalist in the full glare of the public. The Union described the attack as barbaric and uncivilised while reacting to the action of the police special squad on the reporter of AIT, Nagari Damina Yusuf. In a terse statement signed by the State Chairman Umar Sa’id and Secretary Isah Garba Gadau, issued at the end of its emergency meeting on Friday July 30 2021 states that: "Bauchi Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has noted with dismay, the uncivilized manner in which the Nigeria Police is ...
Bauchi uncovers 1,115 ghost workers, 6334 illegal workers
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Bauchi uncovers 1,115 ghost workers, 6334 illegal workers

…blames the last APC administration for the malfeasance Bauchi State government has uncovered a total of 1,115 ghost workers as well as another 6334 illegal workers from both the state and LG workforce from its payroll and saved a total of N763,792,664 in the process. This is just as the Bauchi governor Sen Bala Mohammed blamed the immediate past administration for such malfeasance . Sen Baba Tela , chairman of the panel set up by Governor Bala Mohammed on March 23rd, 2021, to find a lasting solution to the challenges of salary payment in the Bauchi State public service disclosed that the total number of personnel now uploaded on the employees’ enrolment portal for both the state and local governments are: state service 29,752; local government service, 50,484 making a total of 8...
Ex-Lawmaker kidnapped, one other killed as bandits block highway in Jigawa
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Ex-Lawmaker kidnapped, one other killed as bandits block highway in Jigawa

Bandits laid siege on Kano-Hadeija highway late Wednesday 28 July 2021 night and kidnapped a former member of the Jigawa State House of Assembly representing Auyo constituency, Hon. Haladu Bako Uza, killing another person in the process. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the former lawmaker was kidnapped on his way to his hometown, Auyo. The lawmaker represented Auyo constituency at the state assembly from 2007 to 2015 under the umbrella of People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Police spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident . He said that the incident occurred when the gunmen, numbering about five, blocked Ringim to Gujungu town and robbed motorists. He explained that the hoodlums also shot one motorist in the process. Adam said policemen had rushed to the s...
COREN suspends two engineers over professional misconduct
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COREN suspends two engineers over professional misconduct

The Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), suspended two engineers for professional misconduct. COREN 11 man Disciplinary Tribunal headed by Engr. Ali .A. Rabiu on Wednesday 28 July 2021 found Engrs Mathew Kayode Ajibade and Adeola Mary Olaosebiken guilty of professional misconduct. The judgment delivered by the Engr Rabiu who is the COREN President found Engr Matthew guilty for the sales of laterite excavated from Zitts and Lords LTD construction site in Uyo without authorization and approval . Also Engr Adeola was suspended for her refusal to adhere to stop work order placed on an hotel building she was supervising in Ilorin. However , the panel struck out two other bothering on redesigning of an already approved drawing without getting an approval for the...
Flash floods Hits Keffi in Nasarawa State
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Flash floods Hits Keffi in Nasarawa State

The ancient city of Keffi in Nasarawa State in North Central Nigeria was hit by flash floods on Monday where not less than six lives were lost and properties worth millions were destroyed. According to eye witness account the torrential rain which started at the early hours on Monday 26 July 2021 caused flash floods which overflowed a bridge known as "antau bridge'' close to the entrance of Federal Government College Keffi. The Daily Vendor News gathered that the fence of the school which borders the a stream was pulled down by the ravaging flood . "Five children who were swimming in the river were washed away " said Ahmadu Isa who witnessed the incident. Continuing he said an elderly man also was washed away despite all effort to alert him of the dangers of standing in th...
Malala’s action in Zamfara capable of affecting APC negatively – Marafa
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Malala’s action in Zamfara capable of affecting APC negatively – Marafa

The last has not been heard of the recent defection of the Governor of Zamfara State Dr Bello Matawalle to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as a former law maker Senator Kabir Marafa has warned that it could affect the party at the national level. Speaking with Arise TV , the Zamfara born APC chieftain who had a running battle with the erstwhile Government Abdulaziz Yari said the action of Gov Malala Buni who is the interim chairman of the party pronouncing the desulution of the state organs of the party is not in tandem with the party constitution and the agreement they had before Gov. Matawalle defection. He also said that even the current position Gov.Malala is occupying is against the APC constitution and " I have pointed that out to Mr President". The outspoken sena...
DSS Declares Sunday ‘Igboho wanted, confirms raiding his residence
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DSS Declares Sunday ‘Igboho wanted, confirms raiding his residence

…recoverd cache of arms The Department of State Security (DSS) on Thursday 1st of July 2021 in Abuja declared Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho wanted advising that he hand over himself or be tracked down. Peter Afunanya, PRO of DSS stated this while briefing the media adding that a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday igboho at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State, based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. "On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles" He said Furthermore he said '" In the course of the exchange, two (2) of Igboho’s armed men...
NUJ Launch Six Years Press Freedom Report in Nigeria
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NUJ Launch Six Years Press Freedom Report in Nigeria

…as stakeholders berates government attempt to stifle the media The Nigeria Union of Journalists launched a six year report of press freedom in Nigeria which revealed the increasing rate of violations of media professionals and members of their families as a clear signal that journalists are being deliberately targeted because of their profession noting that least 300 violations affecting about 500 journalists, media workers and media houses have been recorded in Nigeria under the regime of President Buhari. Presenting the report to the public in Abuja on Wednesday 30th June 2021, Barrister Frank Tietie, Executive Director, Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) said the government of Buhari that prides itself in fighting corruption, insecurity and good governance ...
Do not be engrossed in tribal-journalism – Gabkwet counsels journalists
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Do not be engrossed in tribal-journalism – Gabkwet counsels journalists

The Director Public Relations and information Nigeria Air force (NAF), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet counsel journalists to desist from tribal journalism which is a seeming recipe for societal fragmentation and disintegration . He made the appeal during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) National Secretariat on Tuesday 22 June 2021 where he was received by The President of NUJ Chief Chris Isiguzo Ikechukwu, saying journalists should maintain the ethics of the profession. According to the NAF spokesman the country is passing through a phase in her life that journalists and the military must collaborate in ensuring the security of the country adding that a situation where some journalist are’’ representing a particular part, or a particular group, or a particula...
Nigeria is bedeviled with security challenges – Ikpeazu
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Nigeria is bedeviled with security challenges – Ikpeazu

…Decries lack of closure of civil war and charges the media to help save the country Nigeria is bedeviled by one of the most intense security challenges of her existence with virtually every region of the country grappling with one issue of insecurity or the other and have coined different names and titles to describe the assumed culprits of the different incidents of crime going on around the country. The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu stated this on Monday June 7 at Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital while delivering his key note address at the third Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) National Media Conference with the theme The Media, Insecurity and National Unity. He said unfortunately ‘’the Media have played an active role in their propagation and proli...
CAN makes case for six more states, return to 1963 Republican-Constitution
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CAN makes case for six more states, return to 1963 Republican-Constitution

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has made case for additional six states in Nigeria while also advocating for the return to the 1963 Republican Constitution. CAN stated this in its memorandum at the public hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution on Thursday June 3 in Abuja by its Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Barrister Comfort Chigbue. The proposed states are: Southern Kaduna/ Kataf/ Gurara state, Adada state from the present Enugu State, Cross River North state, Okun state from the present Kogi State and Okigwe state from the present Imo State while Oke-Ogun state from the present Oyo State. CAN also canvassed for Gender Equity, Women Empowerment through Education and Inheritance as well as equal opportunities in all Socio-Political Affairs, and making 18 ye...
NUJ miffed with the National-Polity, sets to find solution
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NUJ miffed with the National-Polity, sets to find solution

…sets to find a solution in the third edition of its media conference. The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is miffed with the current trend in the fabric of the national polity which is seeking to divide the country and urged the media to brace up in her quest to unite the country. The National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists Chris Isiguzo stated this while addressing a press conference in the union secretariat on Thursday June 3 2021 on the third media conference scheduled for Port Harcourt 6-9 of June 2021 The union also derides the spate of terrorism and banditry urging the federal government to live up to its responsibilities of providing peace and security for all the citizenry The NUJ National President said the media should be an ally in the fight against a...
BREAKING: NECO gets Acting Registrar, John Ogborodi
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BREAKING: NECO gets Acting Registrar, John Ogborodi

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the appointment of Mr. Ebikibina John Ogborodi as the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council. According to a Press Statement made available to The Daily Vendor Newspaper on Thursday June 3 2012 by Azeez Sani Head Information and Public Relations Division, the appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma on Monday, 1st June, 2021 after a brief illness. Until his appointment, Mr. Ogborodi was the Director Special Duties in the Council. A Circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul, explained that the Acting Registrar’s appointment was endorsed by the Governing Board at its emergency meeting held on 2nd June, 2021. The Circular ...
Gov Ortom’s SSA on Special Security assassinated in Jos
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Gov Ortom’s SSA on Special Security assassinated in Jos

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Principal Senior Special Assistant on Security, retired Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Principal Senior Special Assistant on Special Security was assassinated by gunmen on Monday night in Jos. According to reports made available to The Daily Vendor, the ex-AIG, Dega Chris was shot in the chest several times until he bled to death. The Commissioner of Police in Plateau state, Edward Egbuka confirmed the incident saying preliminary investigation revealed that the Retired Assistant Commissioner who left Makurdi was trailed to Jos where he was assassinated few minutes after he arrived Jos. He said the incident occurred at Anguldi area of Bukuru in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State at about 8:30 pm on Monday. According t...
2023 electoral process is in jeopardy, INEC Chairman reveals
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2023 electoral process is in jeopardy, INEC Chairman reveals

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, warned that the frequent attack on INEC offices and facilities could lead to a disruption of the electoral process and also undermine Nigerian democracy and destabilise the country. Yakubu made this known at an emergency meeting with security agencies, under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, in Abuja on Thursday May 28. He said the serial attacks on the commission’s offices and facilities; especially in the south eastern part of Nigeria is an aberration. The Federal government has, however, vowed to deal with criminals attacking INEC. Yakubu said, “No doubt, the last few weeks have been very challenging to the commission. The spate of arson and vandalisation ta...
NECO reschedules 2021 Common Entrance Examination
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NECO reschedules 2021 Common Entrance Examination

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has rescheduled the 2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges to Saturday 5th June, 2021 as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education. The Examination which was initially scheduled for Saturday 29th May, 2021, was rescheduled to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register their candidates for the examination. A statement by Azeez SaniHead Information and Public Relations Division made available to The Daily Vendor Newspaper states that all candidates, parents, guardians and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new date for the examination. The registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination. Candidates, parent...
Wabba to El-Rufai, “come and arrest me, we’ve overpowered the thugs”
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Wabba to El-Rufai, “come and arrest me, we’ve overpowered the thugs”

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) has called the bluff of Governor Nasir El-Rufai who declared him wanted for alleged sabotage of economic activities in the state. "We have also overpowered the thugs they drafted to attack us because we are more than them'" According to him since the Governor knew where he was lodging in Kaduna, he should come and arrest him. The NLC President said he was aware of the plans to use thugs to attack the peaceful protests since Monday May 17 and he called the security agencies in Abuja to inform them . He dared to governor to make do his threat saying "we cannot be intimidated as we are ready, we are not thugs but workers" The 5-day warning strike and protest led by Wabba has grounded economic and social ...
BREAKING: Commercial activities grounded in Kaduna by NLC
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BREAKING: Commercial activities grounded in Kaduna by NLC

Commercial activities have been grounded in Kaduna the capital of Kaduna State following the industrial action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) . The organised Labour made good it's threat by shutting down the state Secretariat, the train station at Rigasa, Commercial Banks, commercial vehicles and filling stations. Also the state has been thrown into darkness by 12am yesterday as a result of the strike action. President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, on Monday stormed the Kaduna State Secretariat of the labour union and said their five-day warning strike calling for the reinstatement of sacked workers has commenced successfully with the total grounding of activities in the state. Speaking at the rally, he said that they took the action because ...
How Kaduna Govt misled us on minimum wage implementation – NLC
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How Kaduna Govt misled us on minimum wage implementation – NLC

…Govt plans to use tugs against us The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Kaduna state has disclosed how they were misled to the commended Kaduna State Government for being the first State to implement thirty thousand Naira (N30,000) minimum wage to both Civil Servants and the retirees only to revert to the old minimum wage of Eighteen thousand Naira (N18,000) in the month of April, 2021. The NLC has also alerted the General public over the alleged plans by the Kaduna state government to use thugs to disrupt and discredit their planned peaceful protest as part of activities of the 5 days warning strike. In a statement signed by the Chairperson, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman on Sunday and made available to Newsmen, the council further regretted how they were misled by the Kaduna state...
BREAKING: Covid-19 Strain India in 44 countries – WHO, Also in Nigeria, says NCDC
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BREAKING: Covid-19 Strain India in 44 countries – WHO, Also in Nigeria, says NCDC

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday 12 May 2021 disclosed that the so-called Indian variant of coronavirus has now been detected in 44 countries in all six WHO regions. The UN health agency based its findings on 4,500 samples uploaded on an open-access database. The variant, which is known as B.1.617, is believed to be one of several factors behind the massive outbreak in infections across India. Outside of India, the UK has reported the highest number of COVID Also the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has has confirmed the Indian variant in Nigeria. India has record a record number of people killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its death toll over 250,000.. Deaths from COVID-19 swelled by 4,205, while daily coronavirus cases rose 34...
Influential Nigerians and organisations to face trial for terrorism financing – FG
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Influential Nigerians and organisations to face trial for terrorism financing – FG

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) says some very influential businessmen and organisations will soon be docked for alleged offences relating to terrorism financing in the country. According to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice while fielding questions from the media on Friday May 7 2021, said investigations have revealed that high-profile individuals have been implicated in various cases of terrorism financing across the country. He said: “As you will actually know, sometimes back there were certain convictions of Nigerians allegedly involved in terrorism financing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “That gave rise to a wider and far-reaching investigation in Nigeria. “I‘m happy to report that arising from the wide...
Kano govt approves new minimum wage for own varsities’ staff
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Kano govt approves new minimum wage for own varsities’ staff

….approves installation of two 1,500 KVAsets at Watari 75mld Water Treatment Plant Kano state Executive Council has given approval for the implementation of new minimum wage for academic and non-academic staff of the two state own universities, with a monthly release of N49, 695, 509.26 million. It, however, said that accumulated arrears from the time of the approval of the new salary structure to date would be determined pending improvement of the current financial situation in the state. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, announced this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano. He said the two institutions, Yusuf Maitama Sule University and Kano University of Science and Technology, ...
Bandits raze church, kill two, abduct scores in Kaduna
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Bandits raze church, kill two, abduct scores in Kaduna

…13 abductees were rescued, says Commissioner A gang of bandits attacked Mahu village in Gwagwada ward of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two and kidnapping scores of the people of the area. Confirming the incident the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr Samuel Aruwa said the bandits also attacked and razed the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church in the area The state Commissioner while confirming the attack, also said that thirteen of those kidnapped in the area were rescued by the troops of Operation Thunder Strike. He gave the identity of those killed as Ezekiel Iliya and Nasara Yohanna, whom he claimed were volunteers, adding that “after the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their ar...
ISWAP backed Boko Haram on rampage in Borno, kill army commander, 7 others, cart away weapons
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ISWAP backed Boko Haram on rampage in Borno, kill army commander, 7 others, cart away weapons

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) arm of Boko Haram has intensified its attack on military formations in the North East killing a Commanding Officer and 7 others when they hit two Army Bases. AFP reports that ISWAP, arm of the dreaded Boko Haram group on Sunday morning attacked a base in Ajiri, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Also similar attack had been carried out earlier on Saturday night when the insurgents hit a base in Rann in the same state, the military sources said. According to the source, in Ajiri, troops fought a two-hour gun battle with the insurgents in gun trucks and on motorbikes who eventually breached the base and forced troops to withdraw. “The commanding officer of the base, paid the supreme price while ...
Gov. Bagudu vows to complete ongoing road projects
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Gov. Bagudu vows to complete ongoing road projects

….visits retired supreme court justice The Governor of Kebbi Date Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has vowed to complete all ongoing rural roads before handing over in 2023. He also wish the retired Supreme Court Justice Uthman Mohammed quick recovery after his discharge from his hospital admission. Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Saturday May 1 2021 said completing the ongoing road projects in the state, especially in rural areas toward enhancing road transportation across the state, is his immediate priority. Bagudu disclosed this when he visited Zabdo village in Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi to ascertain the level of completion of ongoing projects. The governor assured that his administration would do its best to complete ongoing road construction linking Fakon Sarki-Sabla Zabar...
Breaking: Notorious bandit killed in Zamfara – The Daily Vendor
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Breaking: Notorious bandit killed in Zamfara – The Daily Vendor

The Zamfara notorious bandits leader, Auwalu Daudawa who had earlier repented and surrendered 20 AK 47 and RPG to the state , and six members of his gang had been killed. The Daily Vendor learnt that Auwalu who was accommodated by the State Government along with his family in the out skirt of Gusau the state capital since then decided to go back to his vomit over the week. His notoriety as a criminal and one of the leaders of deadly leaders of bandits that have been terrorising people of Northwest became known after he organised the abduction of over 300 students from Government Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State. Daudawal was reportedly killed Friday night just four days after he returned to the underworld. He was allesged to be leading a revenge mission in the heart of...
Ganduje sacks 4 Civil servants for malfeasance
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Ganduje sacks 4 Civil servants for malfeasance

The governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has sacked four civil servants for malfeasance. The dismissed staffers were from the Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board ( KSPHMB) , who were accused of committing rape, fraud and abortion in the line of their duty. One of the civil servants dismissed for rape, serves at a health facility at Kurna Asabe area of the state while the two others were accused of using staff information to fraudulently apply for loans and the fourth was accused of conducting an abortion. The Public Relations Officer of KSPB ,Maikudi Muhammad Marafa, said the decision to expel the accused civil servants was hinged on the quest to see that all civil servants under its supervision abide by the standards of state civil services rules and regulatio...
Ortom carpets Presidency, says Buhari’s statement without mention of Fulani Herders complicity, a tacit support for killer Herders
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Ortom carpets Presidency, says Buhari’s statement without mention of Fulani Herders complicity, a tacit support for killer Herders

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Friday April 30 2021 said that the Presidency statement in response to his cries on the spate of attacks in the state, which is evidently carried out by Fulani herdsmen, without a single sentence of reproach directed at the violent Fulani herders shows smacks of complicity and tacit support for the killer herders. In a Press Release by Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary, he said " statement regarding an attack evidently carried out by Fulani herdsmen and there won’t be a single sentence of reproach directed at the violent Fulani herders. Such a deliberate omission smacks of complicity and tacit support for the killer herders" The statement added that "shehu is aware that Governor Ortom has on several occasions raised alarm against activities of...
Mob burn Police station, 2 vehicles, kill 1 in Sokoto
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Mob burn Police station, 2 vehicles, kill 1 in Sokoto

The orgy of violence against the police continue as the Sokoto Police Command, confirmed that mob on Tuesday 27 April 2021 attacked the Kware Divisional Police station, located in Kware local government area of Sokoto State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , ASP Abubakar Sanusi confirmed the incident He said that one person died and the station and two vehicles were set on fire as a result of the mob action. He said the mob was at the station demanding the release of two kidnap suspects, who were arrested and being investigated for their alleged involvement in kidnapping in the area. He explained that the mob, mostly youths, were shouting and insisting that the two suspects be released. The Daily Vendor was informed that the mob action was a case of jungle justic...