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Pastor’s Killing: ECWA Laments, Urges Government To Tackle Lingering Insecurity

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The General Secretary, Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu, has enjoined the government to be proactive in protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians.

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He lamented that insecurity had assumed a different dimension such that those in authority needed to wake up to the challenges to avoid the wrath of God.

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Speaking on Wednesday at First ECWA Church, Samaru Kataf during the burial service of late Rev. Yakubu Silas Ali killed by unknown gunmen between Zangon town and Kibori, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Rev. Nmadu noted that there was the urgent need for Nigerians to be protected from those that have given themselves to doing evil in the society.

Recall that villages, mostly in Atyap chiefdom of the Local Government Area of Kaduna State had come under incessant attacks from suspected armed herdsmen, with dozens of fatalities.

The ECWA General Secretary, while consoling the people, enjoined Nigerians to join the Church in crying to God to arise and take charge of the current insecurity in the land.

Nmadu appealed to the believers not to go back to the old tradition of protecting themselves, saying that it would not be pleasing to God and they will end up not succeeding in what they are fighting for.

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The officiating Minister, Rev. Jonathan Nkom, in a sermon, advised the bereaved to take solace in God Almighty over the demise of Rev. Ali.

He prayed to God to expose those who killed the 55-year-old pastor and other members of the community killed by the suspected Fulani militia.

The National President, Atyap Community Development Association, ACDA, Samuel Timbuwak Achie, warned those attacking innocent and harmless people in Atyap land to stop forthwith in the interest of peace, assuring that they would not go free before the Almighty.

DAILY POST reports that the burial witnessed a great number of sympathizers in their hundreds, who were at the Church to pay their last respect to the Pastor who died leaving behind seven children.

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JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide

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There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.

An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.

The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.

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Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.

The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.

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Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.

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Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo

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Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.

The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.

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The incident was said to have been reported to the police.

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.

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While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.

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Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers

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About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.

The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.

The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.

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The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.

According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.

He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.

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The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.

The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.

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