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Terrorists kill 24 persons in fresh attack on Katsina community

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Terrorists kill 24 persons in fresh attack on Katsina community

A terrorist attack on Unguwar Sarkin Noma Community in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State has resulted in the tragic loss of at least twenty-four lives, with several others sustaining injuries. The victims, predominantly vigilante members, were reportedly targeted by the terrorists during the attack.

According to reports from Channels Television, the attack, which occurred on Thursday night, lasted for about an hour, during which the terrorists raided four villages: Unguwar Sarkin Noma, Gangara, Tafi, and Kore. The assailants unleashed terror on the residents, shooting sporadically and causing panic among the community members.

Local security officials indicated that the attack was believed to be in retaliation for recent military offensives against the terrorists’ hideouts. The terrorists, in what was described as reprisals, targeted the vigilante members who had come out to confront them.

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Speaking on the tragic incident, the Chairman of Sabuwa Local Government Council, Faruq Dalhatu, revealed that 23 of the victims were laid to rest in accordance with Islamic rites on Friday morning. The remaining victim was conveyed from the hospital to be buried after succumbing to injuries sustained during the attack.

Dalhatu also highlighted the swift response of security agencies to the distress call, stating that they had mobilized to the community upon receiving the alert. However, despite their efforts, the bandits executed the attack, resulting in the loss of lives.

As of now, police authorities are yet to release an official statement regarding the incident. Phone calls made to the spokesman of the State Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, remained unanswered, leaving the community grappling with the aftermath of the devastating attack.

Terrorists kill 24 persons in fresh attack on Katsina community

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Anambra pupil beaten to coma by teacher dies

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Anambra pupil beaten to coma by teacher dies

A pupil of the Landmark International School, Mgbakwu in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Henry Okonkwo, who was reportedly beaten to a coma by a teacher has died.

It was gathered that the boy gave up the ghost in the early hours of Wednesday.

The PUNCH had reported that a 30-year-old teacher at the school, Faith Nwonye, was arrested for allegedly beating the eight-year-old pupil into a coma, on Monday.

Nwoye had earlier been invited by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, to explain what led to the brutalisation of the child on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Chuma-Udeh had expressed sadness over the development, lamenting that the chances of the victim’s survival currently in admission to a hospital are 20 per cent, according to the medical doctor.

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She said the school was running illegally describing the development as a crime running an illegal school in the state as well as beating a child, the commissioner warned that perpetrators were doing so at their peril.

The teacher was invited alongside the school’s Proprietor in which the incident happened, Mrs Promise Ilo.

The development led to the temporary shutting down of the school while an investigation was said to have begun.

The teacher who admitted flogging the child, however, stated that the flogging was not as severe as the picture was painted.

The matter was handed over to the police for investigation, while the child was in the intensive care unit of the hospital, from where he later gave up the ghost in the early hours of Wednesday.

Taking to her verified Facebook wall on Thursday, the commissioner lamented the death of the boy, saying he was a boy like any other, with hopes and aspirations.

She wrote, “He was a boy like any other, with hopes and aspirations. He went to school for a better future but met a gruesome death at the hands of the people who were supposed to help him achieve his life ambition.

“A quack teacher in an illegal school bludgeoned him to death. We mourn a life nipped in the bud! We mourn Henry Chukwuemeka Okonkwo! We mourn and we seek justice.”

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How police intercepted gunrunner, recovered sophisticated arms

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How police intercepted gunrunner, recovered sophisticated arms

Police operatives from the Anambra State Command Police earlier today at about 11:30am, intercepted a gang member of a notorious gun-running syndicate in Onitsha and recovered seven brand new Jojef magnum pump action guns concealed in a bag.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that this breakthrough is following the practical intelligence and tact-led Policing strategy of the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, to frustrate criminal plans, especially on the intel received over time about planned attacks by unlawful group/secessionists to enforce illegal sit-at-home on 30th May 2024.

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According to SP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer, the Police operatives laid ambush at the identified location at Creek Road, Onitsha and the convener/ gunrunner on sighting the Police abandoned the bag and took to his heels.

To this end, the CP, Nnaghe Obono Itam, has directed a manhunt on the notorious gun runner and the gang and urged Ndi Anambra to sustain the provision of security information as the Police will continue to act upon it, to be able to frustrate the criminal intentions of the nonstate actors in the State.

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Governor Yusuf announces return of Sanusi as Kano Emir

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Governor Yusuf announces return of Sanusi as Kano Emir

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has announced the appointment of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.

He made the announcement after signing the new emirate council law at Government House, Kano, on Thursday

The governor signed the law at exactly 5:10pm alongside his deputy, the Speaker of the State Assembly and other principal officers in his administration.

Former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had dethroned Sanusi in 2020, after a personal rift.

Before dethroning Sanusi, he had split Kano emirate into five – Kano, Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye.

But the Kano House of Assembly repealed the law, on Thursday.

The new law states that all offices created under the repealed law have been dissolved, and district heads appointed or elevated under the law are to revert to their former positions.

Commissioner for Local Government shall oversee all transitional arrangements, including how to deal with the assets and liabilities of the abolished Emirates and the new structures created under the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December, 2019.

Similarly, all the affected Emirs of the five Emirates have been directed to handover properties in their possessions to the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

-Daily Trust

 

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