The Oyo State Government and police authorities on Sunday sued for peace in troubled areas of the state, calling all stakeholders to embrace dialogue and desist from the wanton destruction of lives and livelihood.
Governor Seyi Makinde who was represented by a delegation led by his Special Adviser on Security, Fatai Owoseni, appealed to all to find a way to return communal tolerance and understanding to fight off attacks from bandits and kidnappers.
The Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko in her address at Igangan, Tede and Ago Are communities, said the constant fight within neighborhoods which has led to the destruction of public and private property must stop.
“I just want to enjoy every one of you, let us live in peace. I’m sure those from Tede and Ago Are inter-marry. So you are one and the same person, let us live in peace,” she said.
“If there is no peace, there will be no growth, no development. The more you fight, the more you destroy things. The ones you have already gotten, you are wasting them. Then you have to start all over again.
“I am calling on everybody; let us live in peace with one another. We are going to beef security everywhere.”
The police boss also invited all stakeholders to meet at the command headquarters in Ibadan before the end of the week to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
She assured that security has been beefed up at the two border towns and Igangan to forestall further breach of peace in the areas.
Igangan has been engulfed in crisis for over a week over the killings and kidnappings within the area.
The youth in the community accused the Fulani community of complicity in the acts of kidnapping, banditry and killings of people in the area.
At Tede and Ago Are communities, there have been reports of communal conflicts for days.
Federal University Dustin-Ma Suspends 4 Students Over In Cultism
The management of Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State have reportedly suspended four students over their alleged involvement in cultism.
The Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the indefinite suspension of the students with immediate effect following a “Security Report” signed by the Acting Chief Security Officer of the University, Tanimu Dari Atiku, and made available to the Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol.
The suspended students are Peter Enajo, M.sc Sociology; Lukman N. Aminu, B.sc Computer Science; Musa Halidu, B.sc Sociology, and Maikasa Victor Lawal, B.sc Sociology.
Professor Bichi who described cultism as a formidable source of concern to the University Management and all meaning and law-abiding members of the University Community, strongly warned students at all levels to desist from all forms of cultism and other social vices.
‘Get A Father Like Mine’- MC Oluomo’s Son Tells Nigerians
The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), replied Nigerians who refer to his Dad as a tout.
Junior, also known as King Westt on Instagram, took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout.
In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his.
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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown
A lawyer has revealed that he discontinued a divorce case he was handling after the husband got the wife pregnant during lockdown last year.
Sharing the interesting story on Twitter this morning, @darknbold1 wrote
”We dey court dey try to divorce you and your wife, small Covid-19 lockdown you go give her belle Life no suppose be like that nah. Lawyer to the wife says the baby is CTC of reconciliation. We are discontinuing this matter this morning. But in all, this is one of my most successful case so far. Great plot twist to bring the couple back together. Case file closed. I just told the man to name the baby “omolaja”
Man Arrested For Stabbing And Raping 18-Year-Old Girl In Bauchi
Bauchi State Police Command arrested Godiya Ishaku for allegedly stabbing and raping an 18-year-old girl in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
He said the suspect was arrested on February 3, following a report made by one Prince Yohanna.
“On 03/02/2021 at about 0530hrs, one Prince Yohanna, a Staff of National Identity Card registration Tafawa Balewa L.G.A reported that on same date at about 0300hrs, one Godiya Ishaku of same address induced one Blessing (not real name) aged 18yrs of Dot in Dass L.G.A, took her to an uncompleted building with a knife inflicted injury on her hand and raped her,” the statement says.
On receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim rushed to General Hospital Tafawa Balewa for medical examination.
Wakil said the suspect was arrested afterwards while investigation is still in progress.
Akinwumi Adesina: ‘Insecurity’ Now Africa’s Number One Challenge
The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina has called ‘insecurity’ the number one challenge to Africa’s development.
He made this disclosure in a series of tweets he shared, the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development stated that there is need to ensure security stability in Africa as terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space.
Adesina also disclosed that Africa needs new financial instruments to protect and secure investments in countries and regions against rising insecurity.
Insecurity is now the number one challenge to Africa’s development. Terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space.
Insecurity is no longer a political issue. Insecurity is an economic issue. We must no longer decouple security and development.
We must ensure security stability in Africa. Africa needs new financial instruments to protect and secure investments in countries and regions against rising insecurity.
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