Bandits have attacked Baka village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing a father and his son.
They also abducted nine people in the community which recorded its second attack within eight days.
Last week, gunmen had killed a father and his son who resisted abduction
Kaduna State Government on Sunday confirmed that the bandits, who were operating in groups attacked the family residence of the late Dan’azumi Musa who was killed alongside his son, and killed Dan’azumi’s brother, Sale Musa and his son, Amiru Sale Musa.
The state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the bandits had initially abducted 22 people from the community but troops based in the Sabon Birni area engaged them and rescued 13 captives in the process.
Aruwan, however, stated that at the time the 13 victims were rescued, another group of bandits escaped with a set of nine hostages, mostly women and children.
He said those presently in captivity are Saudatu Garba, Laraba Idris, Auta Mansur, Ibrahim Danlami, Hauwa Sale, Fatima Idris, Safara Sale, Shafaatu Idris (infant) and Fiddausi Mansur (infant).
The commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has conveyed his grief over the repeated attacks and condoled the family of the slain father and son, while offering prayers for the repose of their souls.
He said El-Rufai also commended the troops for their quick response and thanked them for the safe rescue of 13 victims.
Meanwhile, bandits have razed a church and two houses in Kikwari village in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna.
While confirming the attack, the Kaduna Government stated that some locals fled the area on receiving information that the bandits were sighted outside the village.
He identified the affected place of worship as the Holy Family Catholic Church, saying on receiving the report, the governor commiserated with the community and condemned the setting ablaze of the place of worship.
“He charged worshippers to remain strong in their faith and devotion, and see it as an act perpetrated by enemies of peace, humanity and diversity who will not succeed but will be defeated by the grace of God,” he said.
The commissioner added .that El-Rufai had directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to urgently assess the damage done and take appropriate action while security agencies will sustain patrols in the area.
Makinde a Failed Governor, Says Fayose
Former Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has described Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde as a failed Governor, who does not deserve re-election.
He said the Governor had decided to betray party elders, who assisted him during the electioneering by turning his back against them.
The former governor ruled out any reconciliation with Makinde, saying that the Governor is an obstacle to dialogue.
Fayose told reporters in Lagos that Makinde had the effrontery to query the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) on critical party matters, thereby making a mess of party leadership.
He alleged that the Oyo Governor was behaving as a politician itching to run the NWC along with his state, adding he had evolved some strategies for division and polarisation of the party in the Southwest.
The former governor was reacting to comments by Makinde, who vowed to ensure that reactionary elements within the Southwest PDP would be fought and defeated.
Makinde also was reported to have warned the NWC against postponing the zonal congress of the party billed for March 6.
He said the zonal chapter will explore legitimate avenues to get the chieftains to do what is right for the party.
However, Fayose said the Makinde had deluded himself into thinking that he is the zonal leader because he is Governor.
He said: “Makinde is a failed governor. He has proved it by his inability to protect the people of Oyo State. He has demonstrated more than enough reasons not to be fielded as our PDP candidate again. He has betrayed trust and in our group, we will not sit with him in dialogue.”
Lamenting that the Governor is opening many battle fronts, Fayose added: “Majority of people Makinde is fighting today are the people who made him. He should stop his ranting. During the congress, we will teach him lessons; that becoming a Governor does not make him a leader. Let him continue to parade the failed politicians around him.
“He wants to run the NWC alongside Oyo State to assist his inordinate ambition to control the Southwest. He lacks the moral justification to criticise the NWC. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.
“Makinde must be rejected by the people of Oyo State. The young man is opening all fronts for war, barely one and half years in office.”
JUST IN: Admiral Aikhomu Dies From ‘COVID’ Complications
Former Chief of Naval Administration Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) is dead, The Nation has learnt.
Aikhomu, 65, passed on Thursday morning in Abuja allegedly from COVID-19 complications.
The deceased who was younger brother to former military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd), was until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.
Aikhomu was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.
According to sources, his death has thrown the navy community into mourning as Aikhomu was considered a mobile encyclopedia on maritime operations and logistics in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region.
Woman Caught Sleeping With A 13-Year-Old Boy Says ‘He Asked For It’
A yet-to-be-identified Greendale woman has been arrested after she was caught red-handed having sex with a 13-year-old boy at the teenager’s parents’ home in Houghton Park, Zimbabwe
The minor’s mother got the shock of her life when she returned home on Tuesday February 23, and caught her son being sexually abused by the woman. She immediately called the police, leading to the arrest of the accused.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that investigations into the case were already underway and details will be released in due course.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the arrest of a woman alleged to have been caught having sex with a minor in Houghton Park.”
Upon being interviewed by H-Metro, the lady said she didn’t commit any crime as the minor was the one who invited her to have sex at his parents’ house.
What did I do wrong and how did I know his house if he hadn’t called me?
We had protected sex and I do not see any reason why I can be treated like a thief or robber.
The yet-to-be-identified woman was taken to Waterfalls Police Station where she is currently being detained. In Zimbabwe, having sex with a minor is a criminal offense even if the minor consents. It is a serious crime that attracts jail term.
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