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Traditional rulers commend Bello for being proactive on fulani attacks

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A Royal Father, the Eje Dekina, Alhaji Usman Obaje has commended the Governor Yahaya Bello for the proactive measures to end the Fulani herdsmen killings at Ogane-Enigu
and Ojuwo-ajomaigbi in Dekina and Bassa local government areas of Kogi State.

Obaje who gave the commendation Saturday at Aloko-Ogane-Enigu on Saturday said since the creation of the state in 1991 no Governor has ever deemed it necessary to visit the village whenever there was crises between farmers and the herdsmen.
He spoke when the Governor visited the troubled villages with inaccessible roads where the herdsmen killed several natives recently.
He said the visit of governor Bello to the trouble villages has shown his level of humility toward the people of the state , noting that many people who fled from the villages to other neighboring towns for safety have started returning home as a result of the presence of heavy security provided in the areas.

According to him “In the recent past there has been crises between the farmers and the herdsmen in the area where lives and property running into millions of naira were lost.
The royal father said none of the former Governors has visted the areas for first hand information instead they delegated their subordinates to visit the villages.

“Honestly, when the news of the Governor’s planned visit the ravaged villages reached me I was elated and decided started moving to Ogane-Enigu ahead of him.
“Despite the fact that the villages in this part of the local Government have no good roads, the governor ignored the trouble to reach to visit the areas to see things for himself.
“This is a commitment expected of every leader to enable him address issues without fear or favour”

The royal father who expressed appreciation to the governor, reported the dearth of basic social amenities such as water, electricity and roads in Adumu, Aloko, Oganeinugu, Ojuole and Omayege communities.
He appealled to the governor for assistance in that direction.

Governor Bello while addressing troops of 913 Battalion of the Nigeria Army stationed at Aloko-Ogane-Enigu, Dekina Local Government in presence, said his on-the-spot assessment visit was aimed at ending the hostilities to restore peace to the affected communities.

He said that the armed herdsmen were poised to sacking the communities but were contained by security agencies that included the Army, Police and the Department of State Security Service.
He promised to institute Judicial panel of inquiry to unravel the causes of the crises.

According to him “The primary responsibility of any government is to secure lives and property. We shall not play politics with the lives of our people.

“We shall unravel everything that is behind these attacks. By the grace of God, this attack is going to be the first and the last in this place. As a government, we will, as much as possible, comfort the families affected and ensure that those injured received prompt medical attention,” he said.

The governor who lamented the dearth of basic social amenities in the area, said the previous administrations has neglected the people, assuring that government in no distance time will provide portable water, electricity and roads for the communities.

He urged the community to cooperate with the security agents by providing useful information to enable them tackle the cause of the crises.
In another development His Royal Majesty, Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni II described Bello as a leader with great vision and dedication despite his young age.
He gave commendation when he led a large delegation of his chiefs to thank the governor for all he had done and for reviving their lost culture by lifting the ban of certain festivals.

The monarch said due to overzelousness by some people, certain Igala festivals were banned over 65 years ago.
He indicated that despite the fact that the state had been led by three former governors, who came from the Igala region of the state, none of them did anything to revive the festivals.

“Governor Yahaya Bello is one that understands the value of culture and when he came, he felt something was missing and chose to act,” Dr. Oboni said.
“Culture is everything. Our language, attitude, proverbs, way of cultivating farms are all ways of expressing culture. Some of our culture lost its potency and became adulterated.

“We are happy someone has come to wipe our tears. Our festivals were erroneously proscribed and we pray for those who did it to be forgiven. We are here to show our appreciation to the governor for lifting the ban.”

He also praised the Governor for not allowing his youthfulness to hinder him from delivering the dividends of democracy to the people, despite the many political distractions he encountered daily.
The Atta said it was clear that Governor Bello is determined to leave Kogi State much better than he met it.

“The development he (Governor Bello) has started in our area is unparalleled in the annals of the history of that area,” the monarch said. “Even if he stops here today, you have done more than any other person who has come before. We should be grateful. He is a very young man. Some of them are old enough to be his father but what did they do?”

“For bringing us out of the dungeon and into the light, forever and ever, the Igala people will never forget you.”

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How two Police inspectors lost their lives in autocrash while helping to bury colleague

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Two policemen attach to the Kogi State police command, who were helping to convey the remains of their colleague to his family for burial, have also lost their lives in an autocrash.

NationalUpdate gathered that the two inspectors of police along with a civilian driver died on Thursday in a fatal auto crash on Itobe-Ojodu-Anyigba road.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen in Lokoja that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba with emppty casket when the accident happened.

Aghure added that the two deceased policemen were only offering their helping hands to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba, adding that their vehicle and a Mercedes Benz truck, coming from the opposite direction had a Headon collissio at a spot in Ojodu community.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, who also confirmed the incident, said the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial.

Aya said the family of the deceased sergeant policeman requested that his remains be brought home for burial.

The police spokesperson said that the driver of the truck and his conductor disappeared immediately the incident happened to evade beingarrested.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, adding that the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8,Lokoja, Kogi state, Mr Yunana Yukubu Babas has passed on to the great beynd barely 14 days to his retirement.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the zone, Inspector Ruth Awi, made the disclosure to newsmwn in Lokoja on Friday.

She indicated that Babas was hail and hearty on Wednesday when he reported in Office and was preparing for his retirement which would have come up in two weeks.
Awi explained further that on getting home, he took ill, adding that when the ailment did not abate, Babas was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,(FMC), Lokoja for proper medical attention where he gave up the ghost at about 10.30 a.m on Thursday.
It would be recalled that two other police officers attach to the police command in the state, who were on a mission to convey the body of their late colleague from the state to Adamawa state lost their lives in an auto crash.

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Niger Government debunks report of plan to recruit 4,000 Youths to fight insecurity

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The Niger state government has described as baseless and untrue reports in some online media that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge bedeviling the state.

The purported report was credited to the Commissioner for local government, community development and Chieftaincy affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji.
However, while dissociating himself from the story through a statement in Minna on Friday, Sarkin Daji said, the report trending in some social media is nothing but fake news adding that it is the imagination of the reporter.
The commissioner said the publication was the creation of the reporter, pointing out that he has not granted any interview or made any public statement to that effect in any forum.
He wondered where the reporter got his facts from.
Sarkin Daji who admitted that the state is faced with serious security challenges, occasioned by the activities of the armed bandits, said the government has no any immediate plan to engage the youths in the fight against armed bandits.
According to Sarkin Daji, while the state government welcomes the idea of the state policing to compliment the efforts of security agencies who have remained committed to the fight against armed bandits and other criminal elements across the state, the government has not approved the engagement of youths to fight insecurity.
The commissioner who expressed the commitment of the government to ending the activities of the armed bandits in the state, disclosed that over 2,000 local vigilantes have been mobilized across the state to compliment the efforts of the security joint TaskForce combating armed Banditry in the state.
He therefore urged the public to disregard the said publication, stressing that the state government will continue to give the necessary support to security agencies in the state to enable them win the war against armed bandits and other form of criminalities in the state.

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