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CRA calls for arrest, prosecution of MURIC leaders over links with ISWAP

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CRA calls for arrest, prosecution of MURIC leaders over links with ISWAP

For reportedly having links with the international terrorists organization, Islamic State of West African Province ISWAP, the Christian Rights Agenda CRA, has challenged the Federal government to immediately arrest and prosecute leaders of Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC)
Just, last Friday, a member of the Sahara Strategy Group, (SSG) had asked the Nigerian  Government to probe reports that some organisations in Nigeria like MURIC led by Professor Ishaq Akibyola  are receiving funds from ISWAP  which has recently been operating in the North West.

This was contained in a statement issued by CRA media office and made availlable to the NationalUpdate in Abuja yesterday.
Tge statement indicated that, at a conference held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Friday, San Lous Keita a member of the SSG from Mali and former Intelligence Chief quoted reports available to the intelligence community in West Africa that listed MURIC as one of the groups that has received funds from ISWAP  in the last two years.
“Keita had told the conference that MURIC was said to have received some 250, 000 dollars from ISWAP in the past months.
“He added that the funds were meant for MURIC to recruit and train people in the South West that would provide the logistics needed for ISWAP proposed stronghold on Southern Nigeria.”

The CRA said it is not surprised  by this revelation about MURIC’s links with the terrorists organisation given its history of extremist and Islamic fundermabtalism.

Continuing it stated that over the years, MURIC has been fanning the embers of religious bigotry through provocative and inciting statements. 
“In saner climes, MURIC would have long been proscribed and its leaders prosecuted. “

It asserted that, now that the truth about MURIC, it’s operations, missions and sources of funding have been discovered, it is time for the Nigerian authorities to act and out to an end the existence of this terrorists organization and its leaders be prosecuted. 

“Nigeria cannot afford to turn a blind eye to this damning revelations about terrorist activities of MURIC as allowing them to continue will portend grave danger for the peace, stability and unity of Nigeria. 

“The war against terrorism and insurgency cannot be won without bringing to an end the neferious activities of MURIC and its sister organizations with links to terrorism.”

It would be recalled that a group under the aegis of Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Islamic Groups (COPYIG) had accused MURIC DG of desperately working to destabilize Yorubaland and spur the region into inter-religious conflict.

“He is here again in the news  over another allegation against him and the organization he is heading. These are pointers to something sinister about this MURIC and its activities in Nigeria.”

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Unknown gunmen kidnap family of three in varsity campus

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Unknown gunmen have abducted three members of a family from the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The university through a press release that was signed by Malam Auwalu Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the University, said the armed kidnappers abducted husband, wife and daughter from the main campus in Samaru, Zaria.
The statement concealed the identity of the victims.
The press statement reads in part, “At about 12.50am on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the University on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.
“The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into nearby bush along with the victims.


“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bordering the University, the kidnappers released the wife and daughter but went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.
“The Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.
“The Vice Chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident.”

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NMA appeals to Security agencies, Kogi Govt over rescue of kidnapped member

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi chapter, has made a passionate appeal to security agencies and the state government on the need to rescue it’s member
Dr Azubuike Iheanacho, kidnapped on Nov. 21 in Anyigba.
The association in a statement on Monday in Lokoja, said Iheanacho, the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The statement was jointly signed by Dr Omakoji Oyiguh, the branch Chairman and Dr Famotele Tolorunju, the Secretary.
The association said the unknown gunmen stormed the doctor’s residence between 9.00p.m and 9.30p.m. last Saturday night.

The doctor was said to have been abducted in front of his house while returning from an outing in a vehicle with his wife and a friend.
The NMA added that the gunmen ordered the victim’s wife and his friend out of the car and zoomed off with him to an unknown destination.
It said it had reported the ugly incident to security agencies and the state government.
It would be recalled that two medical doctors, Ebiloma Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba, were earlier abducted on Oct. 6.
They were later released, following intervention of the security agencies.

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Maina’s refusal to appear in Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody

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Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody


After Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) jumped the bail, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison.
Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to on May 5 to stand as surety for Maina, hence Justice Okon Abang gave the remand order.

The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood as surtee for, had jumped bail.

Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issued a warrant of arrest on him.
Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Nov. 23.
Justice Abang, in his ruling, ordered Ndume’s remand pending the time he was able to fulfill the bail bond or produce Maina in court.













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