Delta LG Election: Police promise adequate security
The Police Command in Delta has re-assured residents of adequate security during and after the forthcoming local government election in the state scheduled for March 6.
The Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Ali, gave the assurance on Tuesday in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri.
Ali said that the command would deploy adequate personnel to all the polling units and also some speculated hot spots to maintain peace and calm all through the electioneering process.
The commissioner of police appealed to candidates in the election to caution their supporters and foot soldiers to restrain from thuggery during and after the election.
He also added that no police aide or security agent would be allowed to escort their principal to polling units or on any movement during election.
Insecurity: Akeredolu meets council chairmen, promises to tighten security
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has advised local government chairmen to set up vigilance groups in their councils to tackle insecurity.
Akeredolu, who gave the advice on Tuesday in Akure during a meeting with the chairmen, suggested integration of local hunters to join the state security network Amotekun to work effectively.
While assuring the state of governments continued support, said two vehicles would be provided for the Amotekun Corps in each of the local government areas to aid the fight against criminality.
Augustine Oloruntegbe, Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Ondo congratulated Akeredolu on his inauguration for a second term in office.
Fire razes property worth millions of naira in Oyo market
Goods worth millions of naira have been burnt as a result of a fire incident that occurred at the biggest farmers’ market in Oyo town popularly called Sabo Market.
An eye witness said the fire, which started around 10 pm on Tuesday, destroyed some shops and property.
Fire fighters from Oyo State fire service were called immediately the fire started, but some shops and property have been destroyed before their arrival.
The Chief Fire Officer in Oyo State, Moshood Adewuyi confirmed the incident on Wednesday morning.
Adewuyi who said eight shops were gutted by the fire, attributed the cause of the fire incident to a nearby dump site which the marketers set ablaze and did not wait to monitor it before going
Gov. Ganduje approves recruitment of 500 doctors, pharmacists, others
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday approved the recruitment of 500 doctors, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and other allied health workers.
The kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the recruitment of five hundred Doctors and pharmacists.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, who made this announcement, said the recruitment was approved to enhance healthcare delivery in the State.
The Governor also directed the ministry to assess the state of health facilities in 484 Wards of the state.
Ganduje also approved the employment of 1,500 other sets of health care workers who would be posted to the 484 health care facilities.
One of Us Saw Her Abducted Father in Kidnappers’ Den — Zamfara Schoolgirl
schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, have recounted their experiences at the hands of their abductors after their release.
A revelation by one of the girls, Hunainatu Abubakar, who said one of the abducted students saw her father who was kidnapped over three months ago but concealed it to avoid being killed.
Hunainatu said that the kidnappers ridiculed them, called them so many bad names, threatened to kill them and then later asked they girls to pray for them to be good citizens
She also added that the kidnappers threatened to rape them but their leader warned them against that.
Another victim, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved. She said they trekked a long distance from the school, had a stopover for some hours before they reached their destination and were laid in trenches littered with human feaces.
Lending her voice, Rabiatu said they trekked for several hours after they were released before they finally reached where the buses to convey them to Government House were stationed, adding that they only ate one meal in a day and drank water only two times
Also, one Hauwa said when they reached the kidnappers’ den, they met some people who had been abducted more than three months ago still in custody.