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Bauchi Community Blames Govt For Causing Persistent Kidnappings

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Residents of Birshin Fulani community of Bauchi State have accused the state government and other political office holders on neglecting them as incessant killings and kidnappings become the norm.

The residents in a statement signed by Abdulhamid Jibrin Birshi said the persistent killings and kidnappings in the area is quite worrisome.
“Gentlemen of the press, you may recall that on September 9th 2021, unknown gunmen struck Birshin Fulani community, killed a staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi and his neighbour who were resisting being kidnapped by the gunmen.

“The kidnappers, after killing the Imam, abducted his son and one other individual and only release them after a heavy ransom was paid”, the statement read in part.

The statement further said; “In another incident, which is the third, the kidnappers stormed the community and kidnapped another individual; the fourth and the latest incident happened on Thursday the 17th of September where they ransacked the community, kidnapped the wife of an AIT staff who’s pregnancy is 8 month old, making it the fourth in less than two weeks.
“In total, the kidnappers have killed two people and abducted four.

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“On the latest kidnap incident, the gunmen are demanding 50 million as ransom, they have only downsized the money to 45 million after repeated pleas from the husband”, the statement added.

The statement also berated the state government and other political appointees for failing to help the residents.
“We note with dismay the inability of people in positions of power to do the needful. For instance, from the lowest to the highest political office holders in the land who usually storm our community in search of votes during the campaigns only the Deputy Speaker paid a condolence visit.

“None of our elected officer holders finds it worthy to either sympathize with us or help take a concrete measures that will guarantee our safety and security from the killer gunmen who find pleasure in destroying our hard-earned peace.

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“From the member of the State House of Assembly, Danlami Kawule to the House of reps, Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, to the Senate member Lawal Yaya Gumau and down to the Governor of Bauchi State, we did not seeing any concrete support from you people to help us move out of the current security limbo we are in as a community.

“The inability of these political officers holders to pay either personal or official visits in sympathy and solidarity to the people of this community that are now leaving at the mercy of killer gunmen has reminded us that we are only relevant when our votes are needed.
“This show of unpatriotism and empathy by these leaders across the cadres mentioned is a further reminder that We are on our own when tragedy befalls us.

This show of “I don’t care attitude” is highly unfortunate and regrettable.
“But we want to remind these leaders across all the cadres mention earlier, that power is transient; any position you are occupying today have once been occupied by someone, and today history has pushed them aside”, the statement further said.

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Efforts to reach the Governor’s Adviser on security Retired General Marcus Yake proves abortive as calls and text messages put to him on the matter has not been responded to as of press time.

But the police say it was on top of its game. The Divisional Police Officer, Yelwa Division SP Philip Emmanuel told our correspondent that the division had received distress calls from members of the community when the gunmen entered the community.

“I was told about the incident and I immediately sent members of the JTF from the division. They stormed the place, but unfortunately, the kidnappers have left with the woman before our men arrived”, he said.

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Reps Deputy Minority Whips, Adekoya To Be Installed As ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ Of Isara Kingdom

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Reps Deputy Minority Whips, Adekoya To Be Installed As ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ Of Isara Kingdom

……AS AREMO EBUMAWE OF AGO-IWOYE IS HONORED BY THE ODEMO IN COUNCIL AS OTUNBA GBADEGOROYE OF ISARA KINGDOM

Good things do not only come to those who wait as the saying goes. Auspicious recognition, honour, and rewards come to those who serve diligently and relentlessly.

The house of representatives deputy minority whips, Rt Hon Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya is set to be installed as the ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ of Isara Kingdom in Eastern part of Ogun state.

This, perhaps is the right description that befits Rt. Hon. Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya, the Deputy Minority Whip, House of Representatives, 9th Assembly, who is also the Aremo Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, as he is set to be conferred with the prestigious Chieftancy title of *OTUNBA GBADEGOROYE of Isara-Remo,* Ogun State, by His Royal Majesty, the Odemo of Isara and the Odemo in Council. He, Rt. Hon. Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya is a prominent Prince of the ERINSIBA Ruling House of Isara Remo.

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For the People’s Representative, the nomination, which he has since accepted, defines honour and rewards for service and commitment to sociopolitical responsibilites especially as such Chieftancy Title is coming from outside of his Federal Constituency and immediate environment of influence and operations.

The multiple titles holder, who is a Crown Prince, wishes to assure the Odemo of Isara, the *ERINSIBA Ruling House,* Odemo in Council, the good people of Isara Remo, his own Constituents, Ogun State people and humanity in general that this title which could not have come at a better time, will further reinforce and energize him to do more for mankind and society. After all, to whom much is given, much is equally expected.

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Police Recruitment: Kaduna Command Announces Venues For CBT

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The Kaduna State Police Command is informing the general public particularly those who participated in the 2020 Physical and Credential Screening Exercise that, the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Police Service Commission will be concluding the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of Ten Thousand (10,000) Police Constables into the service of the Nigeria Police Force.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige.

To this effect, the Command enjoined all applicants to check their names in the comprehensive list pested at the Police Command Headquarters Bida Road Kaduna.

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Successful candidates are to print out their examination slip which must be presented during the Computer Based Test Examination scheduled for Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at the following centers
* Dambo International College Barnawa
* Sardauna Memorial College (SMC) and
* Iya Abubakar CBT Center, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

The Command reiterated that the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge and without any pecuniary obligation, and warns all and sundry to desist from any form of extortion, as anybody found wanting will be sanctioned accordingly.

The Commissioner of Police CP Mudassiru Abdullahi psc (+) while wishing applicants successful exams, assures them of adequate security coverage before, during and after the exercise.

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Nigerian Air Force Vehicle Illegally Using BRT Lane Kills Young Artist In Lagos

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He was knocked down by the military vehicle illegally using a BRT lane on Ikorodu Road while he was on his way to work.

The Nigerian Air Force vehicle, violating the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Law in Lagos State, has allegedly killed a 31-year-old professional dancer, Ifeanyin Kalu.

According to popular stage actor, Segun Adefila, the deceased was knocked down by the military vehicle illegally using a BRT lane on Ikorodu Road while he was on his way to work.

Ifeanyin’s lifeless body was said to be in the mortuary of NAF hospital in Lagos, while his mother’s body was in another mortuary in the same state.

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Sources said his mother, Mrs Oluchi Kalu, died of cardiac arrest in August 2021.

They added that the Air Force offered the family N200,000 towards Ifeanyin’s burial.

Nigerian Air Force Vehicle Illegally Using BRT Lane Kills Young Artist In Lagos

“Ifeanyin was a young Nigerian artist who was diminutive in stature but gigantic in strides. His life was one huge struggle for survival without a thought for crime but through a dint of hard work,” Adefila posted on Facebook.

“He was a prominent member of the Bariga Artists Forum (BAF) and Guild of Nigerian Dance Practitioners (GONDP). He was also a founding member of Dachrismofa Art Troupe and an alumnus of Feetprints Africa and the assistant director of Kings and Queens Art Academy- a children focused theatre group.

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“His creative energy lit up every gathering he attended. Born on the 15th of July 1990, Ifeanyi was the second son of his economically disadvantaged family and the fourth child. He was a major breadwinner of the family, a bread not only rarely gotten but also never buttered.

“Their mother and matriarch of the Kalu clan passed on on the 27th of August 2021. On October 20, 2021, Ifeanyin’s life was cut short on the express way of Ikorodu Road. He lived with his aged father and 6 siblings and left them at home on that fateful day for a job he just secured. He was on his way to a school (Temple Schools, Ilupeju) where he was helping to teach the pupils cultural dance and music.

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“A Nigerian Air Force vehicle traveling on a BRT lane knocked him down. Ifeanyin’s body is still in the Nigerian Air Force base mortuary. Ifeanyin’s mum is also still in another mortuary. His bereaved family who are definitely inconsolable at the moment also stands the risk of not getting any form of tangible compensation from those whose vehicle knocked him down.”

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