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We’ve married off your daughters, kidnappers tell parents of abducted Kebbi students

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Many parents of the schoolgirls abducted from the Federal Girls’ College Yawuri, Kebbi State, have expressed worry over the fate of their children following a claim by the kidnappers that their daughters have been married off.
The parents said the kidnappers had sent footages to them showing that their daughters were already married.
The students were abducted about two weeks ago from their school.
One of the parents told the BBC Hausa that whenever they called the kidnappers, they would tell them that their children were safe and healthy.
However, he said the kidnappers were informing them that they did not want negotiate with them but the government.
“Sometimes they call and give us our daughters to talk to us. If your child has your number then they will call and talk to you, But I have never spoken with my daughter since the time they were abducted,” he said.
He added that since the abduction, only 10 of the abducted girls called their parents and spoke with them.
He said the parents of some of the students held a meeting with the Kebbi state government.
“The governor expressed his concern and said action would be taken, today is about two weeks but we have not heard anything,” he said.

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Gunmen kill seven, raze 275 houses in Plateau

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Gunmen suspected to be herders have killed seven persons when they attacked some communities within Miango, Irigwe chiefdom in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Several persons were also injured and 275 buildings razed by the attackers
The survivors claimed herdsmen were involved in the attack said to have occurred between 7pm on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday.
Spokesman for the state police command, ASP Gabriel Uba, said only four persons were killed, while 50 houses were burnt.
He said, “On 31/07/2021, the command received a report that there was a conflict between gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia and youths from Irigwe at Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
“Unfortunately, 50 houses were torched and four natives were also shot dead. Upon receipt of the report, the tactical team of the command was immediately deployed to the scene to tighten the security of the area and restore peace.
“The Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, with other senior officers of the command visited the scene and has ordered a discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Normalcy has been restored in that area.”

 

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Three killed, houses burnt in fresh Imo attack

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Three persons were feared killed on Sunday in an attack on Okporo community in the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
Many houses were also burnt during the attack which involved shooting, causing stampede and destruction of other property.
Okporo-Nnepi Orlu has been embroiled in crisis since last week when some bandits engaged police men in gun battle that claimed lives of about six bandits and a Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor.
The incident led to the closure of the timber and building materials market by the traders in solidarity with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kànu, whose trial was to commence on Monday, July 26 but was later adjourned.
The residents said no group had claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack that caused monumental damage to several properties, including motor bikes and vehicles.
Soldiers were drafted to take over the market believed to have been used as a shield by the bandits during the attack.

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Lagos monarch Buhari Oloto dies nine months after coronation

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A Lagos monarch and socialite, Alhaji Buhari Oloto, has died at the age of 80.
The late Oloto was installed last September as the Oba of Iguruland in the Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos.

The All Progressives Congress Vice Chairman (Lagos Central) Hakeem Bamgbola confirmed the death of the king
He was said to have died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Buhari Oloto who was also called Abu Oloto was a popular figure in the Lagos social sircle for over 40 years.

 

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