Makinde Speaks Again
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has expressed dissatisfaction with the way the police were handling investigation into the murder of Dr Fatai Aborode, who was killed by gunmen in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.
The governor said the father of Aborode told him that his son’s death had political undertone.
Speaking in an interview monitored by our correspondent on BCOS on Saturday, Makinde expressed surprised that the police did not arrest and interrogate some persons who were present when hoodlums killed Aborode on the fateful day.
Makinde said he visited Aborode’s father during his visit to Igangan to assess the security situation in the town and other areas in Ibarapaland. The governor said the old man told him that the killing of his son had political undertone.
2 Dead, 6 Injured in Jigawa Auto Crash – Police
The Police in Jigawa has confirmed the death of a seven-month-old baby boy and a 64-year-old man in a lone car accident that occurred along Hadejia-Gumel road, in Gumel Local Government Area of the state, at about 9.30 am on Thursday.
NBA Speaks On Insecurities
The Nigerian Bar Association has slammed the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (retd.), over his call on Nigerians to defend themselves against gun-wielding bandits and kidnappers.
The NBA described such call as “a sign of failure” on the part of regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
It also urged the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police to investigate all the circumstances surrounding the murder of a pregnant Warri-based lawyer, Nkiru Agbasu, who was reportedly shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen along Warri-Sapele Highway in Delta State on Wednesday.
Gunmen Strikes Again In Adamawa
Gunmen have attacked the Adamawa United FC, dispossessed players of valuables and kidnapped the team driver.
The gunmen are said to have demanded N50 million ransom for the driver.
It was gathered from sources in Adamawa State on Saturday that the incident occurred earlier in the day, at about 6.30 am, along the Benin-Ore-Lagos road while the team was travelling for a game in Lagos.
A member of the team who spoke on phone regarding the incident said the players and officials were attacked by the gunmen who suddenly emerged from the bush and held up the team at gunpoint.
Nasarawa Governor Grants Full Financial Autonomy To 13 Local Government Areas
Dr Emmanuel Akabe, the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, has said, the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule has granted full financial autonomy to the 13 LGAs of the State.
Akabe stated this on Friday while declaring open a two-day training workshop, organized for members and staff of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission.
The deputy governor who represented the governor at the event assured that the state government will not interfere in the conduct of council elections, but will support the full independence of the commission and other assistance to conduct free, fair and credible council elections.
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