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Communal Crisis Claims One, Injures Scores In Enugu

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A communal clash between two villages in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Saturday, April 4, claimed one person while several persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crisis.

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Accroding to our source, trouble started when youths from a village named Asisi attacked another village named Ishiagu in the night of 3rd of April, over a barricaded road in the community which led to the death 27-year-old man.

Our source said youths from Ishiagu allegedly organised a reprisal, which resulted in injuries of many persons as houses were destroyed in the two villages.

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“The problem started when Asisi youths barricaded the road leading to Ishiagu and other villages at the border between Asisi and Ishiagu making it impossible for trucks and bigger vehicles going to other villages to access the road.

“What happened was that, the road in question was constructed by  Barr. Peter Mba, who happens to hail from Asisi. Maybe they don’t want other persons to pass through the road, or else how do you describe a situation where the Asisi village youths barricaded the road, just after their village.

“While trucks and bigger vehicles can come to their village, it cannot access other villages after them. The reason given by them was that trucks coming to carry sand from Ishiagu are damaging the road, but Ishiagu village have  created an alternative route for trucks coming to carry sand.

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“The point is, if you want to barricade, do that at beginning of the road; let it be clear that you are protecting the road, and not that you are victimising some villages. Now, this is the only road for three other villages: Ishiagu, Ohani and Ogara. Are you saying that people bringing things to these three  villages should drop it on the road?” Our source questioned.

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Our source alleged a member representing Nkanu East Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, to be sponsor of the crisis.

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He continues, “Everybody here is saying that the crisis is being sponsored by Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, a member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, representing Nkanu East Constituency, who co- incidentally hails from Asisi. And since that Saturday, many people have been injured ,houses are damagedy and policemen have taken over the community.”

In his reaction, Nnajiofor, denied the allegation, saying it is the handiwork of his political detractors.

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According to him, “It is not true. I just heard about the crisis and sued for peace. The allegation that I am sponsoring thugs is incorrect, spurious and the imagination of political detractors sponsored by Igwe Okeke Arum, the Igwe of Mbulu Owo,who ignited and sponsored the crisis in the first instance.I am a leader and a mediator and I, together with other stakeholders are mediating and suing for peace and soon normalcy will return”, He concluded.

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Three Boys Gang-rape SS 1 Student In Ondo School

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Three secondary school students have been arrested by the police for gang-raping a 14-year-old SSS 1 girl in Ondo State.

The suspects identified as Idris Matthew,17, Olawale Tobi, 18 and Ajayi Micheal, 17, carried out the crime in Akure High School in the Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

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The victim was said to have gone to the bush close to the school to defecate when she was accosted by the trio.

A source within the school claimed that the boys forcefully had carnal knowledge of the victim during the school break.

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One of the sources added that the girl entered the classroom with a bloodstain on her uniform.

It was gathered that the suspects had been monitoring and disturbing the girl for a while before hatching their plan.

Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami said that the suspects “lured a 14 years old student into the bush at the back of the school gate and gang-raped her.”

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The three suspects, she said, “are in custody.”

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ASUU Protests In UI, UNILORIN Over Alleged ‘Victimization’ Of Members [Photo/Video]

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Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU staged a protest in the University of Ibadan, UI against alleged victimization of their members by the Federal Government following the 8 months strike recently called off by union body.

Members of the Ibadan zone of the ASUU, in their numbers, protested at a rally held inside the university campus on Monday.

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Similarly, members of the ASUU of the University of Ilorin chapter on Monday also protested against what they described as the casualization of intellectual workers in the country.

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Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ibadan zone stages a peaceful protest against victimization of their members by the Federal..

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The university Dons, who went around the major areas of the university community were seen carrying various placards to make their grievances known.

 

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[JUST IN] Adeleke: Panic In Osogbo As NURTW’s Gunshots Rain

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Residents of Gbongan Road, Osogbo, Osun State capital, were thrown into panic, Monday morning, as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, exchanged gunshots in the area.

Workers who rushed out to resume in their respective offices, students, pupils who were moving out to their respective schools in the area had to scamper for safety due to the gunshots.

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The gunshots and its consequent panic were experienced from the popular Olaiya Junction to Ogoluwa area, all on Gbongan Road, Osogbo.

Info Daily reports that Gbongan Road housed several motor parks viz: Ore Park; Ibadan Park; Lagos Park; Gbongan Park; Ile-Ife Park, among others.

Info Daily gathered that the incident was as a result of the new government of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, sworn in yesterday, hence the impetus for NURTW members who are of the PDP chasing out those in leadership of the Union who, Info Daily learned, are of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

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A resident of the area who spoke to Info Daily at Oduwoye Petrol State, adjacent Zenith Bank, Gbongan Road, but does not want his name mentioned, said NURTW members who belong to PDP want to assume office in different parks in the area hence the force and gunshots.

The resident who spoke in Yoruba said: “They are shooting gun because new government wants to take over at the parks. Yesterday, a new government was sworn in, so those in NURTW too want to change government. Before now, because APC was in power, all the people in leadership positions at the parks are APC members, but now that Adeleke, a PDP member has been sworn in, those who are of the PDP in the parks want to take over too. They are shooting gun to chase away APC members, they want to take it by force.

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“I was told it happens anytime there is a change of government. When a new government with a new party comes in, the people in leadership positions would be chased away because they all belong to the old government. So, it seems to be usual something. It will be put under control, that is what some people told me.

Another NURTW member who also spoke in Yoruba said: “They are fighting because they said they swear in Adeleke, that is the reason for the gunshots.”

When asked if Adeleke was not duly elected by Osun people but he forced himself in like the NURTW members were trying to do, he declined comments.

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