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A Non-Governmental organisation – The Human Right Writers Association of (HURIWA) has  voiced his anger at the  ‘the false and unsubstantiated claim’ at   Nassir El-Rufai where he stated that 66 Fulanis were killed by Christains in Kajuru LGA of the state

HURIWA in a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and National media Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, said it was unimaginable that the Kaduna governor, who had also threatened to kill off foreign observers should they intervene in the botched February 16 Presidential election, is the same person who briefed the media and dished out what has turned out as fake news. HURIWA also condemned the media that carried “the fake information without making any effort to investigate the claims which was dished out to them without any empirical evidence or any shreds of facts or even demanding to see forensic, medical and security reports but proceeded to circulate the half baked tissues of lies and a hate filled story concocted allegedly by the Kaduna governor for purely political reasons.”

The statement said, “the action of the media in running with that sensitive but fake story could have undermined national security and imperiled peace and ethnic harmony in Nigeria. “HURIWA has, therefore, decided to petition the international community, including the international criminal court in The Hague Netherlands to inform these institutions and World leaders that the Kaduna governor must be arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity for all the atrocious killings of Christians by armed Fulani terrorists belonging to the Miyetti Allah cattle owners Association who share same Ethno-religious affinities with governor Elruffai of Kaduna state.

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“HURIWA also stated that the same Kaduna governor had stated that he paid armed Fulani killer gangsters so they can stop killing Christians in Southern Kaduna state – an action that violates his oath of and the Constitution which compels him to ensure that mass murderers rather than been bribed needed to be arrested, prosecuted and punished.” HURIWA said thus: “We strongly condemns this war-mongering political turncoat currently holding the office of Kaduna state governor. His caustic and insensitive tongue has shown that he is unfit to govern such a complex and multi religious state like Kaduna. His (Nassir Elrufai) attempt to instigate a Christians versus Moslems war in that state may have been motivated by his morbid fear that his time is up going by his poor performance in office and for his ill -advised decision to pick a Moslem as his running mate thereby alienating half of the state’s population who are Christians. He must be watched by all the security forces in Nigeria as a person of interest and a terror suspect.

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“Going by the declarations from multiple sources, what has become clear is that the story by the Kaduna state governor on the so- called killings remains a fabrication because even the Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday dismissed claims by Governor Nasir el-Rufai that 66 persons were killed by gunmen in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.HURIWA recalled that the CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Joseph Hayab, who stated this in a statement, insisted that the governor deliberately gave out the wrong information to deceive Nigerians and the international community even as he said the false alarm as contained in a statement by the governor on Friday evening, was aimed at stirring up violence in the state.

“HURIWA recalled that the Religious leaders had stated as follows: “We are aware that the incident happened in the late hours of Sunday 10 February to February 12, , at about 1am at Gindin Gada in the Maro Ward of Kajuru Local Government, Kaduna State where unidentified hoodlums went into the village and killed about 11 people in their sleep. “The incident led to reprisals. Two of the suspects were said to have been apprehended and handed over to the Divisional Police Officer in the area. It was in the afternoon of the said date of the attack (as contained in the press statement) that the District Head of Kufana, Mr Titus Dauda, and four of his local chiefs were released after their invitation by the Department of State Services.“We see this as an illogical intentional, premeditated attempt at stirring violence in the state for whatever expected gains. The incidence of raising false alarm by the Kaduna State Government should make Nigerians realise that some of our leaders are also guilty of hate speech and that makes them major actors in the game that has denied us peace and has claimed the lives of our love ones.’’

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SOURCE: DAILYPOST

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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ONDO ELECTION: Jegede drags Akeredolu to tribunal

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The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10 in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has challenged the victory of Govenor Rotimi Akeredolu at the Election petition tribunal.
Joined in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress and the Deputy - elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Ifedayo Adedipe SAN is the lead counsel for the Governorship candidate of the PDP.
Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds which include that the election was married by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation.
Jegede also faulted the emergence of Akeredolu during Party’s primaries.
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Meanwhile, Jegede in a terse statement signed by him said ” ln the last 19 days I have been silent, today we break that silence in obedience to the provisions of our laws.
“We commence a challenge against the declaration and return made by INEC in respect of the Ondo State Governorship election of 10th October, 2020._
Jegede said ” by this process, let our people again begin to hope for a better future to the glory of God. End

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#EndSARS: ‘Police personnel did not shoot protesters, they were professional and exercised maximum restraints’- IGP tells Amnesty International

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has dismissed claims made by Amnesty International that some police officers shot at protesters during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

 

In a statement released by the spokesperson of the force, Frank Mba today October 30, the IGP said police acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.

 

The police chief described the Amnesty Int’l as untrue, misleading, and contrary to all available empirical evidence.

 

According to Adamu, during the protests, officers of the Force used ”legitimate means to ensure that the protests were carried out in a peaceful manner and in most cases, physically protected and walked side-by-side with the protesters”. He reiterated that even when the protests turned violent in some parts of the country, the officers still maintained utmost restraint and did not use excessive force in managing the situations.

”Available Reports show that twenty-two (22) police personnel were extra-judicially killed by some rampaging protesters and scores injured during the protests. Many of the injured personnel are in life threatening conditions at the hospitals. Two hundred and five (205) Police stations and formations including other critical private and public infrastructure were also damaged by a section of the protesters. Despite these unprovoked attacks, our police officers never resorted to use of unlawful force or shooting at the protesters as alleged in the report.

It also beggars imagination that Amnesty International failed to mention or pay tribute to Police officers who were gruesomely murdered during the protests while serving their fatherland. The Force decries the discriminatory tendencies exhibited by Amnesty International as seen in the report. One wonders if in the estimation of Amnesty International, police officers are not also human beings equally entitled to the protection of their fundamental rights to life and dignity of human person.

The IGP, while noting that the Force is committed to the Federal Government’s ongoing holistic reforms of the NPF targeted at improving service delivery, positive police-citizen relationship and respect for human rights, enjoins Amnesty International to ensure they subject their reports to adequate scrutiny and proper verification of facts before making the reports public.” the statement read in part

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