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Today's Headlines: Supporters Of Bauchi Cleric Warned Against Protests; Gunmen Kill 9 In Benue

Supporters Of Bauchi Cleric Warned Against Protests

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Supporters and other followers of the embattled Idris Abdulaziz have been warned not to embark on any form of protest or any act that may lead to violence as a result of the current travails of the popular Bauchi-based Islamic cleric.

The warning was given in a statement by the President of the cleric’s Students Committee, Yau Idris, following his arrest and arraignment by the Bauchi State Police Command, eventually remanded in a correctional centre by a Chief Magistrate Court in Bauchi on Monday.

According to the students committee, the warning became imperative with a view to averting a situation whereby any protests against his detention could be hijacked by hoodlums, thus the need to remain peaceful.

The body informed that the embattled cleric, who had been alleged of making blasphemous statements against Prophet Mohammed, was invited by the state Commissioner of Police.

Gunmen Kill 9 In Benue

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Gunmen, suspected to be herders, have killed nine persons in separate attacks on communities in Apa and Gwer West local government areas of Benue State.

Six people were reportedly killed in Uchen community in Gwer West LGA while three people were said to have died in Apa LGA.

The National Chairman of the Apa Development Association, Mr Eche Akpoko, said three villages were attacked on Friday and Saturday by suspected herdsmen who invaded Akpanta, Ochumeko and Ijaha villages.

He said, “Akpanta and Ogwuji villages were burnt down and the attackers killed three people at Ijaha village.

Speaking of the attack on Ucheen community, the traditional ruler of Makurdi, Vincent Aule, said that the herders killed six persons in the village, adding that a family member of the deceased fell and died on seeing his relatives’ dead bodies.

Defeating Insurgency, Banditry Sacrosanct — CoAS

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Farooq Yahaya, on Tuesday, declared that the defeat of insurgency, bandits and other acts of criminality was sacrosanct.

The COAS stated this during the opening ceremony of the workshop on Future Improvised Explosive Device Challenges and Threat Mitigation held at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi.

Represented by the Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Sunday Igbinomwanhia, the army boss said that in a sustained effort to shore up troops’ morale and fighting spirit, the Nigerian Army had embarked on a massive acquisition drive.

Group Warns Dogara Against Jeopardising Actualisation Of Sayawa Chiefdom

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The immediate past Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been warned not to be a stumbling block in the path of the actualisation of the Sayawa chiefdom by the people of Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Government Areas of Bauchi State.

The warning was given by a Sayawa group, Zaar Concerned Citizens, saying that it became imperative to issue the warning following trade of words between the Bauchi State Government and Dogara.

Addressing a press conference in Bauchi on Tuesday, the chairman of the Zaar group, Godfrey Manasseh, who was in company with other officials of the group, said if the trade of words was allowed to degenerate, it might jeopardise the chances of actualising the Sayawa chiefdom.

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