Six Dead In Bauchi Auto Crash
A fatal auto crash involving over 70 traders along Darazo-Dukku road has claimed the lives of six people, The Punch has learnt.
The traders were reportedly in a trailer from Darazo town, Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State on their way to Dukku market in Gombe State, Wednesday morning, when the incident occurred.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State, Assistant Corp Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the accident to our correspondent in a telephone interview.
A former spokesperson for two former Presidents ( Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan), Dr Doyin Okupe, says the advent of military into Nigeria’s political landscape was the greatest disaster the country ever had.
He made this assertion during an interview with "VanguardliveTV’s TheControversy " on Wednesday.
According to him, Nigeria derailed from the blueprint and in turn, there was a ‘change of destiny’ that led to its disastrous fall.
Man Arraigned For Destroying Farm
The police on Wednesday arraigned a company worker, Innocent Chidiebere, in a Grade 1 Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly destroying an ugwu vegetable farm valued at N100,000.
The police charged Mr. Chidiebere, 38, of Shishipe road, Mpape, with a one count charge of mischief.
The judge, Salihu Ibrahim, granted bail of N200,000 to the defendant, with one reliable surety in like sum.
Mr. Ibrahim adjourned the case until March 29 for hearing.
Hisbah Destroy Beer Parlour In Kano
A beer distributor in the Kano has alleged that the state government and operatives of the police and Islamic corps, Hisbah, destroyed beer parlours at Agangara, Badawa area of the state, carting away refrigerators and plasma televisions from the shops.
The source, who spoke with Sahara Reporters on Wednesday, alleged that the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, alongside some policemen and Hisbah officials visited the beer parlours in the axis last Friday to destroy the buildings as owners count losses running into millions of naira.
He said a man, Hillary Okafor, popularly known as Larry White, who was badly affected, has revealed plans to leave Kano for the South-East as there was nothing left for him anymore in the North anymore.
Boko Haram Burn Military Base And School In Yobe
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, yesterday, attacked Katarko community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.
This came as Bishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Sunday Onuoha, also, yesterday, accused the nation’s leaders of not telling the truth about the banditry ravaging the country.
In the insurgents’ attack,which occurred at about 5:30 am, they also set the military base on fire, burnt down a primary school and a healthcare centre located in the community.
A source in the area told Vanguard that residents fled into the bush, as the insurgents fired sporadically to scare the people.
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