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Gunmen hack ECWA pastor to death in Kaduna

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A pastor at the ECWA Church at Kibori-Asha Awuce in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, has been murdered.

Ali left for Kafanchan on Saturday, September 11 and his corpse was found by a search party on Sunday morning at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, where he was attacked and macheted to death.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, appealed for calm after the “cruel and horrifying killing”

“The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at the report of the killing, which he described as horrifying and cruel. The Governor offered prayers for the repose of the soul of the cleric,” the commissioner stated.

He also stated, ” Governor El-Rufai sent his condolences to the family of Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, and to the ECWA Church in Kibori-Asha Awuce, as he prayed for God to grant them fortitude and comfort over this sudden and painful loss

“The governor urged security agencies to intensify efforts towards apprehending the perpetrators of the heinous killing, while appealing to members of the community to maintain calm. Security agencies are conducting investigations in the general area.”

 

 

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Buy guns to defend yourselves against terrorists, Zamfara govt tells residents

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Zamfara State Government has asked residents of the state to buy guns to defend themselves against terrorists that have been attacking the people of the state for the past few years.
The state government said this in a statement by the Commissioner for Information,
Ibrahim Dosara.
Dosara said the Zamfara government had also “directed the state commissioner of police to issue (gun) licence” to people who are qualified and willing.
Zamfara is not the first to issue such advice to its residents.
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina had earlier called on residents of his state to arm themselves against the gunmen in the state.
Zamfara and Katsina are two of the states most affected by the activities of terrorists, locally called bandits, whose actions have led to the deaths of hundreds of people and the kidnap of thousands of others.

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Flood Washes Away 30 Shops in Anambra Market

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Many traders have recorded heavy losses at the Relief Market in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra as flood at the weekend, washed away shops, electric poles and cables in the market.
There had been a heavy downpour on Saturday.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the market, Mr. David Obidike, disclosed this during a tour of the affected areas, while taking members of his executive and newsmen round the portions on Saturday.
“On one of the nights few days ago, the Chief Security Officer of the market called me and told me that devastating flood from Awada Area, has carried the market as the flood entered under the Sakamori (drainage) system in the market and uprooted it, thereby wrecking havoc in the market.
“The damage was much, about 10 shops were washed away with the wares in them, the electric armoured cables, big water borne pipe and telephone cables buried underground were all exhumed and damaged by the flood.

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“As I talk now we have not gotten power supply for a month now since the rainy season started, and you can’t make a call, the market is in blackout and traders are using electricity generators.

“Our market is now in danger because it is situated in the notorious Upper Iweka axis, these hoodlums can easily come into the market through the damaged portions caused by the erosion menace,” he said.

He said the only saving grace of the traders from theft has been that it had a team of dedicated security men.

He pleaded with Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra, and other relevant authorities for assistance as the extent of damage done was beyond their financial capability.

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Over Manicure, Air Force Officers Murder 17-Year-Old Attendant at Niger Fuel Station

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Sa’ad Umar, the manager of AYM Shafa fuel station, Minna, Niger State, has revealed how officers of the Nigerian Air force killed 17-year-old Yusuf Umar, an attendant at the fuel station.

In an interview with The PUNCH, Umar said that officers of the Nigerian Air Force shot and cut Yusuf on Monday. The officers also assaulted Umar before leaving the scene.

“On Monday afternoon, I was in my office when a staff member came to inform me that some air force personnel had come to refill their Hilux vehicle,” Umar was quoted to have said. “Since I am the one who usually attends to them personally for accounting purposes, I came out to attend to them.”

Umar said he saw some men sitting down within the filling station with a local manicurist about to start cutting their nails.

“I objected to that and requested that they move away from the pumps to avoid a fire outbreak. Manicurists usually use lighters to burn their tools as a way of sterilising them,” he said.

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“But immediately, the man in mufti, who was trying to get his nails cut, asked me if I knew who they were. I said I didn’t care to know at that point; I was only concerned about the safety guidelines of my workplace.”

Despite the fact that Umar mentioned the risk of a local manicurist working close to the pumps, the man insisted that he must have his nails cut in the filling station. Umar said that he told the manicurist to leave the filling station instead, but the men ordered him to stay.

“One of their colleagues in uniform called me. I asked him if the men in mufti were with them and he said they were together. I started to call the air force base accountant, Mr Akuma. We have a retainership with them, with an arrangement for them to come to collect fuel and pay directly from the office,” said Umar.

“I called the accountant to also report that his men were going against our safety standards, but he didn’t pick the three calls I placed to him.”

According to Umar, one of the men in uniform got angry and complained that he was wasting their time. Umar explained that he needed to get confirmation from their office before giving them fuel.

“The next thing was that one of them slapped me, shouting, ‘Who are you to be talking to my oga like that?’ Then another one slapped and kicked me. I fell and they descended on me, beating me,” Umar explained.

“I started shouting, demanding why they were harassing me. The place became rowdy. Amid the confusion, one of them rushed to the Hilux van and brought out a knife, while another one got a cutlass.”

Umar said he heard two gunshots as he tried to run into his office for protection. “I saw Yusuf on the ground in a pool of his blood with a cutlass cut in his hand. He was hit on his arm and his chest,” Umar said.

The air force personnel drove off afterwards, and Yusuf died while Umar and others tried to get him to the hospital.

Umar said that AYM Shafa filling station reported the incident to the leadership of the air force officers’ base.

“They have even visited us and they said the officers involved were already arrested and detained,” Umar said. “They said the officers had no business shooting at anyone. They said investigation was going on and assured us that the blood of our brother would not be shed in vain.”

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