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Northern elders ask Fulani herdsmen to relocate from south

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has urged Fulani herdsmen to return to the northern region if their security could not be guaranteed in their host communities in the southern part of the country.

NEF also told northern governors to commence preparation to receive the Fulani communities being ejected from southern states.

NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement on Tuesday, said the relocation advice became necessary following alleged attack on Fulani herders, families and communities in some states of the south.

The forum warned that the nation would be treading dangerous grounds if it continued to tolerate demonisation of entire groups over particular types of crimes.

The elders called on President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to “protect law-abiding members of Fulani communities from killers and criminals who apparently believe that Fulani have no rights in Nigeria.”

A Herders’ Settlement Attacked, 3 Killed In Kaduna Communities

The Kaduna State government, yesterday, said the military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) reported an attack by armed bandits at Warsa Piti, in Mariri District of Lere local government area.

In a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, quoting an eyewitness, said the military stated that the attackers numbering about six, masked and dressed in black, invaded the community late on Monday night and began shooting sporadically.

Aruwan said troops on receiving a distress call mobilized to the location and engaged the assailants who then fled into the forest, saying two citizens, identified as Sale Muhammad and Aguno Bawuro had already been killed.

Aruwan said the Kaduna state government also received reports of an attack on Randagi village in Birnin Gwari local government area which resulted to killing of Dantani Maifaskari

COVID-19 vaccine can’t kill, says PTF

The Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha has debunked insinuations that the vaccine for the virus was developed to kill Africans.

Mustapha spoke on Tuesday at the inauguration of the State House Clinic Special Care Centre (COVID-19 Isolation Centre), Abuja.

Dismissing the conspiracy theories concerning the vaccines, Mustapha said that he does not  believe anyone will spend billions of dollars in manufacturing vaccines to kill us in Africa.’’

On the new facility being inaugurated, Mustapha hinted that a testing laboratory for the virus would soon be established at the State House Clinic.

He said the Buhari-led administration was using the challenges posed by the pandemic as an opportunity to change Nigeria’s health infrastructure. #

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Woman Assaulted By Police Officers During Lockdown Awarded N5m In Damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has awarded N5 million in damages against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police over the assault of a woman, Tola Azeez, in Osun State.

A video of the officers assaulting the young lady went viral during the lockdown in April 2020.

In the video, Azeez was walking around Odo Ori Market in Iwo, to buy a drug for a relation when the officers who were enforcing the lockdown, descended on her, and flogged her mercilessly with whips. #

 

Tension as NYSC staff dies of COVID-19 in Kano

 

There is palpable fear at National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), camp in Kano after a staff died of COVID-19 complications.

The victim, who was earlier evacuated from the NYSC orientation camp in Kusala dam, Karaya about 95 kilometers from Kano metropolis had tested positive of the infection.

The male staff was moved to Isolation facility at Infectious hospital in Konar Dawakin where he eventually passed on days later,

The late NYSC staff was deployed from the NYSC headquarters to supervise the ongoing regimental orientation exercise in Kano. #

 

Manchester United trashed Southampton 9-0 at the old Trafford Tuesday.

Manchester United destroyed Southampton in an incredible Old Trafford goal fest as the Reds thrashed Saints 9-0 to record our biggest win of the season and equal the historic nine-goal rout of Ipswich Town in 1995.

United were in irresistible form putting Southampton to the sword in devastating fashion.

The visitors ended the match with only nine men after a 77-second sending off for Saints’ Swiss midfielder Alex Jankewitz and a late dismissal for Jan Bednarek.

United showed no mercy in the first 45 minutes against the 10 men with first home goals for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Edinson Cavani.

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