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Lockdown: Senator Donates N10m, 14, 000 Bags Of Grains To Constituents

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By Our Correspondent, Bauchi

As part of efforts to bringing succour to his constituents following the stay at home order given by the goverment as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus, senator Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai, representing Yobe South in national assembly, has distributed 14, 000 bags of food items to the people of the area as well as N10 million cash to 1, 000 women.

Distributing the items on Saturday, the senator explained that it is part of the efforts to ensure that the global emergency caused by COVID-19 with its attendant economic stagnation does not strangulate his people.

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“The donation of 14, 000 bags of grains and empowering 1, 000 women with cash gift of N10, 000 each, is to cushion the effects of COVID-19 which has compelled Nigerians to stay at home.” He said.

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A politician, Alhaji Ibrahim Bodore, while speaking on how the distribution will be done, stated that the distribution will cover 44 wards within the 4 local government areas of the senatorial zone, which comprises Potiskum, Nangere, Fika and Fune local governments.

He said the gesture is to extend a helping hand to members of the
constituency.

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“That the grains will be distributed across the senatorial zone, this is not an issues, Bomai has been doing this for the past 10 years, we used to call him, Mai shinkafa, everywhere you go. There are some youths empowerment progrmmes that will soon be introduced by the senator”, he said

(PHOTO: File)

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PHOTOS: Many Trapped As Two-storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island

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Rescue operation is currently ongoing to save victims trapped in a two-storey building which collapsed at number 15, Iga Idungaran, close to Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu’s palace, Lagos Island.

According to eyewitness, the unfortunate incident occurred at about 11am, Thursday.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Nigeria Police, among other emergency responders were on ground searching for survivors.

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Recall that the latest incident happened barely four days ago, precisely on Sunday, when a Mosque collapsed at Yusuf Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin area, killing at least three worshippers, including a 12 year-old boy in the process.

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Terrorists Kill 12 In Kaduna Market Attack

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Terrorists, on Wednesday, reportedly attacked and killed 12 persons at Maro Junction, a weekly Market in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A former chairman of the local government, Cafra Caino, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH, said the assailants invaded the market around 3pm on Wednesday and opened fire.

According to him, 12 bodies have been recovered while 20 others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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He explained that it was the second time the weekly market had been attacked while business owners and customers transacting businesses.

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“The situation is critical and has thrown residents around the area into confusion while they scampered for safety in neighbouring villages.

“Security operatives drafted to the area have already left. We are appealing to the government to deploy security operatives to help restore normalcy,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him by The PUNCH correspondent as of the time of filling this report.

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VIDEO: Three Arrested For Accusing Delta Policemen Of Stealing N50m Gold Chains

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The Delta State Police Command has arrested three men for wrongly accusing some of its officers of stealing their gold chains, supposedly worth N50 million, during a stop-and-search operation.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a post, accompanied by a video, on X.com on Tuesday.

His caption read, “So yesterday, these three guys were accosted by men of RRS, searched, and allowed to go, only for them to come back later in the evening, alleging that their gold worth N50m was stolen by the policemen.

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“The policemen were humiliated for simply doing their job; well, the rest is history. “Please watch for the full gist.”

In the video, Edafe explained that the gold chains were later found in the possession of the suspects when they came back to the RRS office to accuse the officers of theft.

The driver in whose pocket the gold chains were found also claimed that the chains were given to him before they got to the RRS checkpoint.

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He added that later on, one of them, Nnamdi, said he couldn’t find his gold when he wanted to change his clothes.

“I called his brother to ask if those were the gold he (Nnamdi) was looking for, but he said no. So when we came back to the RRS office, the chains were found in my inner pocket,” he explained, speaking in pidgin.

 

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