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MIYETTI ALLAH ALLEGED EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING OF 68 MEMBERS IN KEBBI STATE

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National leadership of Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has alleged  that, some members of community vigilante along Zuru Emirate in Kebbi state had extra judiciously killed 68 members of Fulani groups including women and children.



In an interview with the BBC Hausa service which was monitored by this medium, the National Secretary of the Association Baba Usman Ngalzarma noted that among those killed include one year old child and several women as the community vigilant groups went to various Fulani settlements within the Zuru emirate search for their members and extra judiciously killed them.


He noted that, the 68 members were killed between April to August 2020 and that the association is yet to establish reasons responsible for the massacre of their members by the people of Zuru Emirate.


“Since the crises between Fulani herdsmen and people of Zuru emirate started on 29th of April 2020 our members have been facing serious security threat Baba Usman added”.


On the allegation that, their members have been allegedly involved in terrorising the people of the area, the National Secretary noted that, even Fulani people have been victims of the ongoing banditry especially that, many of them have loss hundreds of their bulls of cattle to rustlers, and many of their members were kidnapped and ransom was paid.


On the steps taken to address their problem Baba Usman said, they have informed the government of Kebbi State and indeed Kebbi state Commissioner of Police on the development and hope appropriate action will be taken before the situation gets out of hand.


Kebbi State Deputy Governor Alh Samaila Dabai said, government is aware of the development and measures are being put in place to get the urgly situation arrested.


He said by Tuesday Stakeholders meeting will be held in Birnin Kebbi to discuss on the causes of the crises and agreed on appropriate measures to be instituted as a way of addressing the problem.



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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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A Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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