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INVITE KUKAH, NABENA, THEY ARE BECOMING THREATS TO OUR NATIONAL UNITY, CINAG ADVISES DSS, POLICE

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Our stand on the curr ent national discourse over some reckless utterances by Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and the Ag National Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of APC, Mr Yekini Nabena on issues about insecurity in our region and nation at large.

For Bishop Matthew Kukah we see it as very unfortunate, because no matter what, being a religious leader who is regarded with high esteem, there is need of him to know how to express his opinion over issues that have religious and security complications in a country like ours.

He is not a commoner to have made such reckless statement that are dangerous precedence of undermining national cohesion and can cause a mayhem or destabilize our unity and peaceful understanding.

On Yekini Nabena, it is our resolved to condemn him on strong terms over his recent politically motivated utterances of accusations and incriminating allegations against the personality of governor Bello Mutawalle of Zamfara state of sponsoring or sustain banditry activities in the northwest region of our country. 

The two characters are dangerous objects of propagating disunity, hatred, lies and disaffection among Nigerians, their actions and words has exposed them as great enemies of peaceful coexistence of well-being and survival of unity and political tolerance.

Their separate pronouncements has not only dent a bad image to their intentions but expose them on the wrong side of history as enemies of peaceful coexistence of our dear nation.

Nigerians must be disappointed with these characters and their sponsors. Their habits are inconsistent with their positions, because they breed hatred, trouble and bring a new type of chaos and confusion among some unsuspected ordinary citizens who are ignorantly recognizing them as model without knowledge their hidden motives. Their hatred and thinking goes with negative outcome as shown up against the unity, cohesion and political understanding of our country.

They’re empty on ideas of making our country great, rather becoming thorns of difficulty, raising doubts about their motives on the future of united nation.

We are disturbed that, their continue utterances can be so dangerous and are capable of creating discomfort or endangering our unity; so, there must be a stop on these motives of creating confusion or fighting our collective interest of unity and prosperous nation of peace and understanding.

Going back to past happenings, when a similar things happen with Mr Obadia Mailafia, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on his reckless utterances, the security agencies has pursued such matter to the logic conclusion, in which after his arrest, investigation are carried out to determine the essence of involvement of a third party, before his prosecution to a court of law; therefore, we see it  as duty to the matter of national security, justice and fairness to invite the duo of; Bishop Kukah and Mr Nabena for the same investigations and subsequent charge to court for their incitement and allegations utterances against the constituted authority and wanton of destruction.

They have committed offences that warrant their immediate arrest and prosecutions against the state; by making allegations capable of inciting public peace with frivolous allegations in order to curry favour from general public, will endanger our peaceful co-existence and national cohesion.

Their prosecution can serve as deterrent to those hiding under religious banner or political platform to unleash venom of fear with unsubstantiated allegations against particular matters or issue of security.

Their co-sponsors must to be exposed in order to unearthed real plans behind such reckless, unguided utterances that can bring great risk on the survival of our unity and political cohesion in Nigeria.

We thus wish to express our confidence and support to the general efforts and sacrificed made daily by our active military and police officers on the fight against banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and Boko Haram despite the over stretched challenges on this exercise; and salute the commitment cum leadership direction efforts for the sustaining of these operations and its success by the governors of Zamfara, Borno, Sokoto, Kaduna and Katsina states respectively.

 

Dr Sanusi Musa Na-Malam

Chairman North/west

Citizens Conscience Group of Nigeria (CINAG)

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SOKOTO BLASPHEMOUS INCIDENT: ZAMFARA POLICE COMMISSIONER MEET RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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Zamfara state police command Ayuba Elkana has held an interfaith peace dialogue with the members of various religious groups across the state.

According to the Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad the dialogue became a priority after the recent Sokoto blasphemous incident which resulted in the killing of Deborah Samuel a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.

In a remark during the meeting the state police commissioner Ayuba Elkana according to Shehu express appreciation to the religious leaders for working harder to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order I’m the state as a result of the Sokoto incident.

Shehu further said, the CP encouraged them to continue to preach for peace and religious tolerance among their followers and also called on the parents and guardians to monitor their wards, especially their activities on the social media on the daily basis.

While assuring the leaders of the readiness of the police to always ensure security of lives and properties of the citizens, Shehu said he always warned them to desist from taking laws into their hands and urged them to intimate the security agencies for action.

Leaders of the various religious organizations thanked the CP for organizing the interface and assured him of their support and cooperation at all time.

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MATAWALLE SOCIAL MEDIA CREW ORGANIZES INTERACTION

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A pro-Governor Matawalle social media organization (Matawalle Media Crew) has organized a one-day interaction on how to use the social media platforms to raise more support for the Governor and his government.

The event took place at the conference hall of Jaiz Hotel Gusau and was well attended by hundreds of social media handlers from across the (14) local government areas of the state.

Some guest speakers at the event including Dr. Mikailu Barau, Dr. Aminu Lawal Tsafe and Dr. Anas Sani Anka expressed the need for the members of Matawalle social media crew to explore creativity, critical thinking, skill for effective communication as well as collaboration in the course of theirpractice.

They have also urged them to use their various social media platforms to influence the government in taking critical decisions that are good for the people, especially issue of WAEC/NECO.

They also warned the members not to be using social media to be creating hostility for the oppositions, noting that the recent reconciliation between former Governor Yari and Matawalle camp is good enough for all social media handlers in Zamfara to learn some lessons.

The Executive Secretary of ZAMCHEMA Dr. Abdulkadir Shinkafi stated that many of them who belongs to the category of youths within the government structure of Bello Matawalle are doing their best to continue to support initiative like that of Matawalle media crew with a view to promoting the government.

The Secretary of the crew Rufai (UB) explained that the motive behind organizing the interaction is to avail members of the crew the opportunity to get themselves more equipped with ideas and wisdom from the spokespersons considering their in-depth knowledge and years of experience.

Certificates of participation were issued to those that participated in the interactions and also goodwill messages were passed to the members and organizers of the event by some politicians and well wishers.

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ZAMFARA GOV. MATAWALLE FLAGS OFF APC MINI CONVENTION.

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Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has held its mini congresses for the election of local government, state and national delegates.

According to the statement by the party spokesperson in Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau, the delegates that will emerge will take part in the Party’s primaries for the seats of the President, Governor, state and national assembly.

The delegates’ congress which took place at Aisha Memorial Conference, Hall, Maradun was attended by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, members of the National Committee of the party, INEC officials and security agencies under a peaceful atmosphere.

Idris further said the exercise held simultaneously in all the 14 local government areas of the state after the flagg-off in Maradun, the country home of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.

During the event, governor Matawalle stressed the need for peaceful coexistence, which he noted is responsible for the growth of the APC in the state.

He thanked the people of Zamfara for their support and prayers in ensuring the success of his administration, urging them to continue to support the APC and its candidates at all levels and assured that more dividends of democracy will continue to come their way.

In his welcome address, the state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani expressed satisfaction and happiness especially with the unification of the party in the state.

He pledged to always carry all members along with fairness and justice as his guiding principles.

The chairman thanked all the stakeholders, especially the state’s party leader governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the national leadership of the party for bringing together all leaders of the party as one big family and expressed confidence in the ability of the unity to sustain the chances of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

In his remarks, Chairman and team leader of the Screening Committee deployed to Zamfara by the APC National Secretariat, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said his team is overwhelmed by the support the APC is receiving in Zamfara.

He described the coming together of former governor Yari, former Senator Marafa and governor Matawalle as the best thing that happened to the APC at both the state and national levels in recent times, urging the stakeholders to consolidate on the feat.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said all the 103 delegates from Maradun local government were elected on consensus by the APC Constitution.

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