Afenifere, PANDEF Kick Against, As Miyetti Allah Insists in Inclusion Of Fulani In Amotekun
THE Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, yesterday, called for the inclusion of its members and other ethnic groups in the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, in Oyo State, to overcome the language barrier, which sometimes causes misunderstanding.
The call by MACBAN, however, elicited angry reactions from other ethnic groups like the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle Belt Forum.
The leader of the Fulani herders in Oyo State, Ibrahim Jiji, made the call, while speaking with newsmen at the Ibadan palace of Sarkin Sasa Sardaunan Yamaa, who is also the Chairman, Council of Arewa Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, in the Southern states.
Jiji, who expressed sadness over the killing of his men at Ayete, called on the relevant security agencies and Governor Seyi Makinde to expedite the release of his men, numbering 46, who were mistaken for criminals and erroneously arrested by security agents.
While clarifying the issue, he noted that security agents arrested members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, who are the people fighting banditry, robbery and kidnapping in the area.
His words: “After the commandant of Amotekun called us that we should join in a clearance operation, we agreed that 50 men from us, who are members of Vigilance Group, would go with them.
“When Amotekun operatives wanted to go for the operation, we were in Eruwa. But, Amotekun operatives went for the operation without carrying us along. We were only informed thereafter, that they had gone and killed three of our members.
Wike Donates N500 Million To Support Rebuilding Of Sokoto Central Market
FLASH: Governor Nyesom Wike earlier today announced the donation of N500million to the Sokoto State Government to support the rebuilding of the Sokoto Central Market.
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Wednesday donated N500 million to support the Sokoto State Government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central Market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning.
Wike who visited the scene of the market inferno barely 24 hours after the disaster, expressed shock and dismay over the incident.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal ’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello , disclosed this in a statement in Sokoto on Wednesday.
The Rivers governor said part of the donation was to also support the victims of the inferno.
He noted that whatever affected Sokoto state concerned Rivers, adding that his administration would ensure that the affected market was reconstructed and made functional.
Earlier, Tambuwal, while conducting Wike round the fire disaster scene, explained that the market had 16,000 shops out of which at least 60 per cent were affected by the fire.
He said when the fire broke out the relevant state government agencies and those of the Federal Government within the state were mobilised to control it.
After inspecting the scene, Wike and his entourage also paid a courtesy visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar in his palace.
He condoled with the state government, the Sultanate Council and the people over the death of the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar , the younger brother of the Sultan.
In his response, Abubakar, who noted the age-long relationship between Sokoto and Rivers, expressed gratitude to the governor for his visit and support to the state
He commended Tambuwal for his prudent management of the state resources, a performance which fetched it a World Bank grant under the State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability And Sustainability (SFTAS) programme.
Nigerian Airforce Apologies For Using Old Photos As Images Of Marte’s Battle
The Nigerian Airforce have apologised for using old photos as images of Marte’s battle, CHRYSORA MEDIA reports.
In the early hours of Tuesday, SAHARA REPORTERS called out on the Nigerian Airforce reporting that they placed old photos as images of marte’s.
CHRYSORA MEDIA on investigation realised that SAHARA REPORTERS were right. Early this Morning we discovered that the Nigerian Airforce have apologized for the costly mistake.
According to the tweet released by the airforce twitter handle below
(1/4) Our attention has been drawn to the inclusion of some erroneous pictures amongst those posted earlier on the terrorists’ gun trucks & other vehicles destroyed by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (ATF OPLD) at Marte on 15/16 January 2021
(2/4) On further investigation, it has been discovered that the pictures sent from the OPLD Theatre inadvertently included a few pictures from other encounters with terrorist elements. The error is highly regretted.
(3/4) The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) wishes to state that the inclusion of the pictures was not deliberate & does not take anything away from the huge success of the air operation that dealt a decisive blow on the terrorists as shown in the widely circulated video.
(4/4)Most of the pictures earlier circulated were indeed from the recent successful air strikes at Marte. The few erroneous pictures have now been expunged & all pictures here are those from the “Battle of Marte”. Thank you for your understanding and continued support for the NAF
(1/4) Our attention has been drawn to the inclusion of some erroneous pictures amongst those posted earlier on the terrorists’ gun trucks & other vehicles destroyed by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (ATF OPLD) at Marte on 15/16 January 2021. pic.twitter.com/f8JOL4nL87
— Nigerian Air Force (@NigAirForce) January 19, 2021
Nimc Arrests Illegal NIN enrollment centre operators in Kano
The National Identity Management Commission has busted some illegal centres carrying out registration for the National Identity Number in Kano State.
Operators of the centres were arrested during a raid by NIMC officials who handed them over to the police for investigation.
Some of the items found at the centres include NIMC slips, fake plastic ID cards and other documents belonging to the NIMC which shouldn’t be found under the custody of any other person.
In a video uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC, the Commission’s legal officer in Kano said the operation was done in conjunction with a team from Abuja.
He said, “We went around Kano together to check for illegal operations that were going on in some places, more particularly business centres and some cafes. We thank God that we made some arrests in about three centres.
“We gathered so many exhibits and evidence and we have taken them to the police station where the matter is being investigated.
“Part of the documents that we recovered are NIMC slips, fake plastic ID cards and some other documents belonging to NIMC that are not supposed to be under the custody of anybody, but unfortunately, we found them under the custody of these business centre operators.”
The legal officer added that the operators of the illegal centres will be taken to court when the investigation is concluded.
He said, “In fact, the investigation is almost concluded. The FIR has been raised by the police.”
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