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Abandoned Nekede Road Re-echoes As Prophet leads Protest To Site



A few weeks ago, the member representing Owerri West Local Government in Imo House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemachi appealed to the people of Owerri West particularly, the Nekede people to exercise a little patience with the state Government assuring them that sooner than later, the contractors assigned the Road would resume work on the said Road.

Kanayo was reacting to a sort of complaints by the people of Owerri west as well as the Users of the Road who accused the state Government of abandoning a road which contract had been awarded by the Ihedioha led administration.

The House of Assembly member, however, pointed out that the contractors upon witnessing a change of Government, abandoned the said Road adding that Uzodinma’s administration had met with the contractors, assuring that they had entered into an agreement with the state Government to return to the site as soon as possible.

While the people are still waiting for the contractors to return to the site, the people of Nekede amongst other numerous Road Users led by the pastor of Miraculous Deliverance Gospel Mission, Dom Daniel Anyanwu had last Monday led a protest to the site while calling on the Powers that Be to come to the rescue of the people.

A popular Owerri based pastor, Prophet Dom Daniel Anyanwu on Monday 19th October 2020 led an unprecedented mass protest on the ever deplorable  Nekede / Ihiagwa road to express the woes and sufferings of users of the road. This is coming on THE hills of similar protests over the all-important road that leads to two federal higher institutions via Federal Polytechnic Nekede and the Federal University of Technology Owerri among other institutions and communities.

The protesters which include indigenes and tenants in the affected communities, students, and road transport workers flooded the road, chanting songs of frustration, call on the state government to come to their rescue as life in the area has become miserable as a result of the horrible state of the road. The protest strangulated social and economic activities along the road.

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Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Chairman



The Senate, after a two-hour session on Wednesday at plenary confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission.

Bawa was nominated for the role by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

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Speaking during the screening, the new Chairman denied an allegation that he sold the seized property in EFCC custody at its Port Harcourt Zonal office.

He said the seized property in Port Harcourt were properly disposed off by the agency’s officials from its headquarters.

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Fresh Attacks: Gunmen attack Niger communities



Still handling the tears caused by some gunmen who kidnapped some Kagara school students, another attack, has been launched at Some Communities in the Gurmana ward of Shiroro Local Government Area of the same Niger State.

New Attack: Gunmen attack Niger communities

On Wednesday evening, Sarkin Zama, Bakin Kogi (Lagbe), Siyiko, and other adjoining villages were invaded by gunmen, who stormed the villages in their large numbers.

Some unverified casualties were recorded as the operation lasted for hours.

Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Kokki, said some died while others who sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries were rushed to various health facilities for medical attention.

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Kokki said scores of others were also abducted and taken to unknown destinations.

“Countless deadly attacks have become daily occurrences, thereby compelling the affected victims to live at the mercy of hydra-headed monsters. Defenceless, unarmed, and peaceful locals have been abandoned to their fate,” Kokki added.

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Gunmen Break Into Niger School, Abducts Students, Staff



Some students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, have been abducted by gunmen.

It was gathered that the attackers invaded the school around 2am on Wednesday.

A witness said a student, who tried to escape lost his loss through a gunshot while some others were injured but on our own, we cannot give verification to this claim.

Commenting on the abduction, Shehu Sani, a former Senator, said he has spoken with the principal of the school who confirmed the incident to be true.

The incident took place 48 hours after 21 passengers heading to Minna, capital of Niger State, were held hostage in broad daylight.

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While they were released on Tuesday, news of fresh abductions in the state was received.

The high rate of insecurity in the nation has been a source of concern but all efforts to check the trend have not yielded the desired results.

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari replaced the service chiefs he appointed in 2015 but insecurity hasn’t stopped under the new service chiefs.

Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi Yobe State, and Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, are some of the schools where gunmen have abducted students in the past.

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