Uzodimma will pay for our commander’s killing – IPOB, IGP lauds Bauchi Gov
Buhari commiserates with Kano, Bichi, Ilorin Emirs over death of Maryam Ado-Bayero
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences over the death of the mother of Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Hajiya Maryam Ado-Bayero. Buhari, in a condolence statement issued by his Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, described the passing of Hajiya Ado-Bayero as a great shock and big loss to the late emirs’ families.
“I have received the news of her death with profound sadness. ”She was a great and revered mother who was a fountain of inspiration, not only for the family but also, others who had interacted with her.
28 killed in fresh suspected herdsmen attacks on Benue, Nasarawa communities
Twenty-eight persons have been reportedly killed in attacks on several communities in Benue and Nasarawa states by suspected herdsmen.
A former Speaker of the Benue State Assembly, Dave Iorhemba, on Saturday said 17 people were killed in separate attacks on communities in the Guma Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking with journalists, Iorhembs explained that several people were injured and receiving treatment in various hospitals in the state. He noted that communities such as Ayeri and Tse-Gboigyo in Mbaye/Yandev Ward, Guma, suffered deadly attacks between 1am and 2am on Saturday.
The former speaker added that a primary school teacher, Hycint Ajum, at Isherev in the local government was massacred last Wednesday.
IGP lauds Bauchi Gov. for supporting security agencies
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, on Saturday commended Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state for ‘constantly’ providing logistic support to security agencies in the state.
Baba made the commendation in Bauchi at the inauguration of the official distribution of 50 JAC pick-up vehicles procured by the state government for distribution to both conventional and non-conventional security agencies in the state.
The IGP, who was represented by Johnson Kokumo, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Federal Operations, said that one of the logistic constraints facing the police force was inadequacy of serviceable vehicles.
Kokumo said that it had been seen that vehicles used by criminals sped faster than that of security agents, and this had hindered their efforts at tackling them.
Uzodimma will pay for our commander’s killing – IPOB
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has confirmed the killing of one its commanders Ikonta during a raid by security forces on Saturday.
The Nation had reported security forces killed Ikonta and six other militia members in their hideout at Awomama village in Oru East Local Government Area on Saturday.
The group vowed it will make Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma pay dearly for the killing.
IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful in a statement on Saturday said: “The killing of the heroic innocent Biafrans protecting our communities and towns from terrorists herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in cold blood is very painful.
“The Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State Hope Uzodinma and all those who had a hand in this wickedness will pay dearly.