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Today's Headlines: NEF Demands Herdsmen Protection; Jail Term for Cultists & Parents

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NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM DEMANDS PROTECTION FOR HERDSMEN 

According to the Nation, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to as a matter of urgency protect law-abiding herdsmen.


NEF said the government should arrest and prosecute persons who are attacking herdsmen.


BANDITS ATTACKS AGAIN

SaharaReporters have reported an attack by bandits in Kanyan and Sabon Gida communities in Kurebe Ward in Niger State, killing 27 residents, and injuring 20 others. The incident occurred at about 1am on Tuesday. 


 Eyewitnesses say that the bandits also abducted no fewer than 40 persons during the attack.


Niger State has lately been under the attack of bandits, killer herdsmen and even Boko Haram terrorists as last Thursday, Boko Haram terrorists invaded Bassa, Kukoki communities in the Shiroro Local Government Area, abducting no fewer than 50 residents according to SaharaReporters.


HISBAH CONFISCATES CRATES OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IN BAUCHI 

According to the Premium Times, the Bauchi State Hisbah Board has confiscated 260 crates of alcoholic drinks from hotels and nightclubs as part of its effort to enforce Sharia Islamic code.


This was disclosed by the permanent commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation, Aminu Balarabe, in Bauchi on Tuesday.

GUZAMALA LGA STILL UNDER BOKO HARAM 

Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abdulkarim Lawan, has faulted claims made by Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Gabriel Olonisakin that all the 27 Local Government Areas in the state have been liberated from the hands of Boko Haram sect and fully under the control of Military Troops. This he said at a Guzamala Concerned Stakeholders’ Meeting in Maiduguri.


Lawanda said that there is no single existence of civil life in Guzamala. That there is no Military presence in the Council Headquarter and its surrounding communities, that are not dominated by armed Boko Haram Fighters.


LAGOS PASSES UNLAWFUL SOCIETIES BILL

The Lagos State House of Assembly have passed the bill for Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa conducted a voice vote through which the bill was passed NAN reports. 


The bill aslo seek punishment for parents of cultists found guilty of cultism in the amendment of the Anti-Cultism Law submitted by the State government.


The acting Clerk of the House, Olalekan Onafeko, has been directed to send a clean copy of the bill to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent.


ABIA STATE FINGERS HERDSMEN FOR KIDNAPPING 

According to the Premium Times, herdsmen have been fingered to be responsible for the kidnapping in the state. 


In a statement on Monday, The Commissioner for Information in the state, John Kalu, said that the Abia State Government condemned “without reservations, the activities of criminal herdsmen suspected to have masterminded recent brazen kidnap of innocent citizens around Abia North Senatorial Zone of the State”.


The Commissioner for Information said the herdsmen have also destroyed farmlands in the state, with their cows grazing openly in violation of extant laws of the state and Nigeria.


What can be done tomorrow an end to the issue of bandits/kidnappers? Can this bill passed by the Lagos State government tackle cultists in the state? Is HISBAH right to destroy this drinks even as they are not tax-free? Tell us your opinion in the comment session. 


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