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All hell broke lose Wednesday at Agudu, a Bassa community in Kogi-Koton-Karfe of Kogi state as unknown gunmen attacked the town killing fourteen persons and injuring many others.
The town has become the shadow of itself as fear has gripped residents over the brutal manner the deseased met their untimely death
Thirteen of the fourteen deceased were said to be from the same family, while the last person was said to have been fell by a stray bullet.
Those injured are said to be receiving treatment in a nearby hospital.
The Senior Special Assistant on Security, Kogi LGA, Abdulkareem Isah who confirmed the attack, said the situation in the area has however been brought to normalcy.

“I got a call from Bassa Youth forum at about 2:30am of the attack, we mobilized the security agencies who brought the situation under control.”.

“The attack is unfortunate. I urge the people to live peacefully and harmoniously, while the security agencies continue their work to unravel the reasons and those behind the attack.”

The SSA disclosed they are yet to identify the perpetrators, “whether they are herdsmen, bandits or not, but the only thing I noticed was that only a particular family in the community, except for one man who ran into the scene, were killed in the incident.”

He further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, and the SSA Security to the Governor have visited the community, and have made more deployment of security personnel to forestall breakdown of law and order.

The state Commissioner of police, CP Ayuba Ede also confirmed the incident, saying,
“Yes, 14 people were killed and about six others were fatally injured. The sad aspect is that out of the 14 dead bodies that were brought out, 13 were from one family.
“In that family only one person survived. His uncle, his mother, his uncle’s wife, his younger brother, his senior brother’s wife, his wife and all his children were killed,” he said.
The commissioner indicated that the police had carried out some preliminary investigations and discovered that there had been long-standing communal feud in the community.
“What I think is, there has been a long-standing communal problem around that area which we are not clear about yet,, but we know that it would not be far from it.
“Presently investigation is in progress. The only person that survived the attack is already with us and he is helping us, the chief of that place is also helping us and some other spirited individuals.
“The Ohimege of Koton-Karfe, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isa-Koto, is also helping us, the local government and all the personnel are helping us.
“We are sure, God helping us, we are going to get to the root of all that are happening.”

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The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who jumped bail and fled Nigeria has been nabbed by Security agents.
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Maina was apprehended by operatives of Niger Republic intelligence service in a collaboration with Nigerian anti-corruption agency on Monday evening.
Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Maina for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2billion.
Maina is facing a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the EFCC.

EFCC alleged that Maina, as Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, used the account of the firm for money laundering to the tune of about N2 billion, part of which he used to acquire landed properties in Abuja.
He, however, has not been attending trial since the September 29, 2020 proceedings, a development that prompted Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court to order the detention of Senator Ali Ndume last Monday.
But the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail to the Borno South Senator over his suretyship for Maina believed to have jumped bail.

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PDP says killing of 43 farmers is devilish, wicked

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PDP says killing of 43 farmers is devilish, wicked

The gruesome beheading of 43 innocent farmers by insurgents in Zabarmari, Borno state is extremely wicked, devilish and must not be left unaddressed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said.

The party indicated that the horrific killing of compatriots comes as yet another of the recurring horrid testament and badge of failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to secure the nation and guarantee the safety of lives and property in the country.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the PDP is indeed is distressed by the escalated killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians by insurgents, bandits and marauders, who have continued to ravage and pillage communities, while the lazy and lethargic Buhari administration continues with its lip service, rhetoric and false performance claims.

The PDP also said that it is particularly disturbed because of the failure of the Buhari Presidency to take decisive action despite series of concerns raised by the Borno State governor, Prof. Baba Gana Zulum, of security compromises in the state.
It said that the Buhari administration appears helpless while the national security structure under him seems to have collapsed. “Our nation appears to be on auto pilot with no one in charge while the ship of state continues to drift.”
The PDP further said; “All our nation gets from the Buhari Presidency is that ‘Mr. President is shocked’, ‘Mr. President is saddened’, ‘Mr. President regrets’ and such lame responses without any decisive policy direction or directive to definitively tackle the situation at hand, leading to escalation of killings in our country.

“Such attitude by the Buhari administration has continued to embolden insurgents to the extent that they now attack military formations, convoys of state governors and engage in wanton beheading of our compatriots.”
“It is distressing that despite this sorry situation, Mr. President, who promised to lead from the front, has receded into the safety of Aso Presidential villa and refused to act on the consistent demands of Nigerians to rejig the national security architecture and replace the service chiefs with more capable hands to affectively tackle our security challenges”.
The PDP therefore charged President Buhari to stop his unhelpful rhetoric but should sit up and take actions that will safeguard the lives of Nigerians who have been subjected to all manners of mental and physical torture under “this incompetent” administration.
It further said; “Mr. President should immediately move to Zabarmari in Borno state, empathize with the families of the victims and lead from the front in restoring security in the area”.
The PDP commiserated with the government and people of Borno State and urge Nigerians to remain at alert particularly in providing useful information for the security agencies in this fight against insurgency in the land.

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PSC describes Farmers Killing in Borno as horrifying and Barbaric 

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The unprovoked and mindless killing of innocent and hardworking farmers in Borno State is horrifying and barbaric especially at a time that all efforts are geared towards restoring peace and order in the troubled North East zone of the country the police Service Commission has said.
In a statement issued by the Commission’s head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, he said that it is particularly disturbing that the victims of the callous act were ordinary harmless Nigerians who were in their farms to seek for livelihood only to be slaughtered like rams and chickens.
The Commission said; “There can never be any justifiable reason for this madness and cruelty”.
It therefore called on the security agencies to quickly re-strategize and put an end to the unending circle of killings in the North East, and advised the citizens to be in the forefront as security has become the business of everybody.
The PSC further said; “We wish to commiserate with Mr. President, the leaders of the North East, the Government and people of Borno State and the families of the assassinated farmers on this sad development. We pray that God will see the nation through these difficult times”.
The Commission however maintained that it will however continue to partner with the security agencies in the search for a durable and workable security arrangement for the country.

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