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Eid Maulud: FRSC readies rescue team, urges Muslims to imbibe Prophet’s examples

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The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has enjoined the Muslims to emulate the examples of Prophet Muhammad to create the desired peace in the society.

According to him, the prophet’s examples are needed at this period of national crisis.

He stated this in his 2020 Eid Maulud message, in which he added that “rescue teams have been put on standby in all FRSC commands across the country to assist those that could be negatively affected by any form of emergencies,” he stated.

Oyeyemi said that the world required selfless and committed individuals to promote peaceful coexistence among the people of the world.

The statement was issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.

It stated that the corps marshal described the celebration of this year’s Eid Maulud at the period of social crisis in Nigeria as an opportunity for and sundry to reflect over human life and embrace peace, dialogue and sacrifice to move the nation forward.

He particularly called on all Muslims to use the period of the holiday to pray for harmony, peace and understanding among the people of Nigeria.

Oyeyemi appealed to all Nigerians to see what’s happening in the country as one of the bitter experiences which the nation must carefully navigate through by relying on collective efforts.

On traffic movement during the celebration, the corps marshal assured members of the public that despite the situation in the country, people must move about freely and under an atmosphere of hope, safety and love for one another.

The corps marshal also stressed that though this year’s celebration was expected to be low-keyed with less number of inter-state travellers, adequate arrangement had been put in place by the FRSC to ensure that movements are free, safe and conducive for all.

“Rescue teams have been put on standby in all FRSC commands across the country to assist those that could be negatively affected by any form of emergencies,” he stated.

“I call on members of the public not to hesitate to call the FRSC toll free line 122 or directly contact the studio of the National Traffic Radio: 08052998090 or 09067000015 to report for prompt response,” he added.

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Kanu not in court, case adjourned till Oct 21

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, will remain in detention till October 21, 2021.
He was due to be in court on Monday but the Federal Government did not arraign him.
Kanu, who was reportedly arrested in Kenya last month, has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the case till October 21, 2021, over the failure of the Federal Government to arraign him.

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Insecurity made FG to retain DIGs, AIGs, says minister

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The Federal Government on Monday explained why it retained some Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and Assistant Inspectors-General of Police after the appointment of Usman Baba Alkali as Inspector-General of Police.
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, said the high level of insecurity made the government to retain the senior police officers.
He stated this during the decoration of 24 newly promoted Commissioners of Police to AIGs.
No senior police officer with the rank of AIG or DIG went on compulsory leave when Baba was appointed IGP.
Dingyadi stressed that was the first time of such development in recent history of the Nigerian Police Force.
He said, “The government deliberately took this position to have many hands in the force. With this action, the Police Force has retained experienced professionals that would contribute towards sustaining the relative peace of the country.”
The minister added that the criteria for the appointment of the new AIGs were purely on merit, professional conduct, and individual performance, urging the newly appointed AIGs to redouble their efforts to curb insecurity.
He reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Salaries and Wages Commission to come out with new salary structure.
He said, “To whom much is given, much is expected. Officers should re-double their effort in the fight against insecurity which had bedeviled the country today. A lot is expected of you in contributing your quota towards the sustainability of peace and unity in the country.”

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Four more Kaduna school students escape from bandits captivity

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Three students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, have escaped from their captors.
They escaped from the camp on Monday where they were kept since July 19, 2021.
An aunt to one of the students, who craved anonymity confirmed this on Monday.
According to her, the teenagers had spent five days roaming inside the forest before they finally met another herder who directed them out of the forest.
It was also gathered that one of the escaped students who could recall his father’s phone number borrowed a phone to call home before his father went to pick them up.
“The children were found around Kasuwar Magani on Sunday evening hours after 28 students of the school were released by the bandits. It was the school management that called my in-law to inform us,” she said.
Two other students had escaped from the camps before they were recovered by the police.

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