EL-RUFAI BREAKS SILENCE.
Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday disagreed with prominent Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, that the federal government should dialogue with bandits, instead of waging war against them.
After meeting with the bandits in the forest in Zamfara State, Sheikh Gumi had asked the federal government to use security budget to address the bandits’ demands, claiming that most of them had lost all their possessions to cattle rustling and extortion
But Governor el-Rufai in an interview with BBC Hausa, said the bandits should not be forgiven for taking arms against the country, stressing that they should also not be compensated.
He reiterated the fact that Kaduna was at war with the criminal elements, pointing out that ” my administration is at war with the bandits and so we cannot negotiate. Eliminating them is the only solution to banditry.”
El-Rufai added that the lack of unity among governors of the north-western states was also hindering the fight against banditry.
NNAMDI KANU REACTS.
The Kaduna State Governor, had in an interview with the BBC Hausa, said that Fulani herdsmen who carry out banditry kill ‘mercilessly’ because they do not believe in religion.
Speaking further, Nnamdi Kanu noted that the entitlement mentality of the North caused the 1966 civil war and warned that the country is most likely to enter another one.
ANOTHER FAMOUS CELEBRITY DIES.
Motown singer and the Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson has died, US media reported Tuesday. She was 76.
She founded the US group aged 15 while living in a Detroit housing project, according to Variety, and continued with the band long after lead singer Diana Ross’ departure, eventually going on to be inducted into the 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
She died at her Las Vegas home on February 8, her publicist Jay Schwartz told ET News. Only two days ago Wilson uploaded a short clip to YouTube celebrating Black history month and announcing: “exciting news about The Supremes, Florence Ballard and unreleased materials.”
The circumstances around her death have not been released, her publicist said.
Born March 12, 1944, in Greenville, Mississippi, Wilson was brought up by her aunt and uncle, before moving to Detroit with her mother when she was 12.
There she began singing and with Ballard founded the group that would eventually become known as the Supremes.
80 FULANI HERDSMEN IN OGUN STATE.
Men of Oyo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The Amotekun corps reportedly stopped the men, who were loaded in a truck, and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers in the vehicle.
Apart from that, sources told Punch that about 25 motorcycles in the truck also had cows.
Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States.
The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the security agents were said to have led the truck and its occupants to the police station at Testing Ground area in Iwo Road.
They were said to have been handed over to the police at the station for further interrogation and search.
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