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Ebekuo Visits Families Of Hoodlum’s Invasion In Orlu, Others

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The member representing Orlu State Constituency in the Imo state House of Assembly, Hon paschal Okolie had last Monday visited the family of Emma Ebuzoeme and the people of Umuna over the death of their son, late Kingsley Uwadi Ebuzoeme who allegedly was one of the victims of stray Bullet from the Nigeria soldiers during the invasion of Orlu Local Government by yet to be identified Hoodlums.

The House member also visited the Muslim Brothers in Orlu who reportedly lost Some of their members to the same incidence.

Others visited include the Royal Family of late HRH, Eze JC Iwuoha, the Traditional Ruler of Isiala Okporo Autonomous Community who was buried on Friday 30 October 2020 as well as an unscheduled visit to Orlu Police Station where he met with the Divisional police officer and other top police officers.

At the police station, Hon paschal Okolie, who is the chairman House committee on Commerce and Industry, commended the police officers on the efforts put in place to ensure that the Hoodlums did not set ablaze the police station as they did at the Local Government Headquarters.

The House member was taken round the police station by the Orlu police DPO.

At Ebuzoeme’s family, Okolie popularly known and address with his Chieftaincy title of Ebekuo, charged the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude while assuring them of his continued support, particularly at this mourning period.

Ebekuo who was received alongside his Aides by the elder son of the bereaved family Chief Emma Ebuzoeme used the forum to appeal with the youths to stay away from the END SARS protest having been adulterated by Hoodlums charged the security agencies to ensure that those behind the act which according to him were not Orlu Youths were brought to face the wrath of the law.

In his response, the chief mourner Emma Ebuzoeme expressed the family’s gratitude to the House member for identifying with his family at this period of mourning.

Emma Ebuzoeme who expressed shock over the Brother’s death revealed that the deceased did not even go close to the scene of the incident rather was just at the Umuna Local Government when the suspected stray Bullet hit him to death.

Upon sympathizing with Ebuzoeme’s family, the House member proceeded to Eziachi Autonomous Community in Orlu Local Government to commiserate with the family of late Sunday Okochi, who joined his creator last Sunday.

The House member while expressing shock over the death of such a political leader who he saw few days before his sudden death however appealed with the deceased family and Eziachi people in general to bear the loss with fortitude.

Addressing the people of Isiala Okporo over the death of their Traditional Ruler, late Eze Iwuoha, He made it clear that the late Traditional Ruler lived an upright life as a being while praying to God to his soul eternal rest.

Describing Ebekuo as a man of his words and a unique politician, the elder son of the deceased, Prince Iwuoha assured Ebekuo of continued support of the people of Okporo in his future political endeavors.

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Boko Haram Releases Bride Abducted In Borno

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The bride, who was abducted along Maiduguri/Damaturu Highway, on Thursday, has been released.

She was kidnapped alongside her friends and some persons who were plying that route when the insurgents struck.

It gathered that the insurgents dropped the victims off at a village near Damaturu, Yobe State capital, around midnight.

It is not known yet if any ransom was paid.

Babagana Kashim, a family member of the victim, said that the bride and her friends are currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu.

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“It is confirmed that they have been released. The insurgents dropped them off at a village close to Damaturu.

“As we speak, they are currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu. We are happy they are finally back home.” Babagana said.

The wedding held successfully in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, but the victims were kidnapped on their way to Damturu.

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Freed Kagara Victims Now In Minna

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The kidnapped students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger, have arrived in Minna, the State capital.

A total of 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their family were abducted in the attack on the school.

In a video, the students were seen filing out from the bush. The footage was said to have been shot around Attahiru Secondary School, Madaka, Niger State.

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Jibrin Usman, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education in Niger, said the commissioner has been contacted to receive the boys ahead of their meeting with the governor.

One of the parents of the students told our correspondent that they were released near Madaka in Raffi Local government area of Niger.

The father said he would withdraw his child from the school immediately, describing that as the only reasonable thing to do as a concerned father.

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‘Your Words Mean Nothing’ – Aisha Yesufu Slams Buhari

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Aisha Yesufu, a human rights activist, says the words of President Muhammadu Buhari “mean nothing”.

Reacting to the abduction of the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, Yesufu said the primary responsibility of government is to protect lives.

In a strongly worded statement on Friday night, Buhari had warned bandits that he would not fall for threats and blackmail.

He had also said that his government had the capacity to deal with them but has not taken drastic action to prevent a situation where captives are used as shields.

Yesufu said Nigerians are used to a president “whose words are meaningless”.

“What I make of the statement is absolutely nothing. We are used to a president whose words mean nothing. He says one thing, and another thing happens.”

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“The body language of President Muhammadu Buhari enables the terrorists. They know that we have an ineffective President and Commander-In-Chief, we have an incompetent one a clueless one, who does not even bother about what is happening in the nation.

“Yesterday we buried seven military officers, the best that we have, the nation was in mourning and the President was a few minutes away from the location of the burial and didn’t even turn up, what does that signify? It Is high time we began to make serious demands on the president.

“It is not in our place to give the way forward. His salaries are being paid for it; his needs are being taken care of. He was voted to give the way forward,” she said.

Yesufu was a strong member of the #Bring Back Our Girls Movement, which was on the frontline of the campaign for the release of students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

Up till dates, some of the students are still in captivity.

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