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Stay in your houses if not on official duties, FCT warns soldiers, security men


The Federal Capital Territory [FCT] has warned security men against flouting the restriction order.

The FCT Administration said only those on official duties are allowed movement in the territory during the 14-day curfew imposed by the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

The Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Task team on Traffic, Ikharo Attah, handed down the warning on Tuesday after monitoring the compliance level in the nation’s capital.

Attah put the compliance level at 85 per cent but noted that many security operatives not on duty, including the military and police, abused their privileges.

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He said henceforth, any security operatives caught violating the curfew would be arrested and prosecuted by the appropriate authority.

Attah said,

“The virus wants to live on the body, when nobody picks it up, it dies. All security men should stay in their houses except those on official duties.

“If we are to allow all uniformed men to roam the streets, the restriction will have no impact. We want to quickly end this coronavirus pandemic so that we can return to normal lives.”

Attah urged residents to cooperate with the government by complying with the no-movement order and observe all precautionary measures rolled out by the government.

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Meanwhile, an indigenous company, Faxx Stores and Trading Nigeria Limited, has donated assorted personal protective equipment to health workers in the FCT to aid them in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

The items are 52 units full personal protective suits, 200 (400 units) face masks and 150 hand sanitizers.

Delivering the items to the administration, the Chief Executive Officer, Francis Abu, said the donation was in appreciation of the FCT Administration and Federal Government’s prompt response to curtail the spread of the coronavirus since its outbreak in Nigeria.

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Abu said,

“In times of unforeseen and unexpected crisis of this nature and magnitude, it is imperative that we come together as a community to assist government and together, we can play an important role in addressing this emergency and helping those affected by it.”

Receiving the items, the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, while thanking the organisation, called on other corporate bodies to support the government in the fight against the pandemic.


What Pastor Adeboye said about rape, murder of UNIBEN student in RCCG parish



General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has condemned the reported rape and subsequent death of a University of Benin (UNIBEN) undergraduate, Vera Omozuwa.

The 22-year-old was said to have been raped and injured on May 27 when she visited a RCCG parish in Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, to study.

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She died from the injuries three days later in a hospital.

In a statement posted on Facebook late Sunday, Adeboye commiserated with the family and also said the RCCG management would cooperate fully with the police to unravel the crime and arrest the perpetrators.

He said:

“All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.

“I and members of my family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation… #justiceforuwa.”

Edo police spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police could not obtain a statement from the victim on what happened as she was in coma at the time.

“It’s unfortunate that no person is coming out as an eyewitness (witness) to give (an) account of what happened,” he added.

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Gunmen kill APC Chairman in Katsina



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The Police Command in Katsina State said unknown gunmen have killed Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Batsari Local Government Area of the State.

The Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed this in a statement in Katsina, said the incident happened at about 1:35 p.m on Sunday.

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According to him, Sani was killed when he resisted being kidnapped by the hoodlums.

He said “Today at about 1:35 p.m., unknown gunmen attacked Sabon-Garin Dumburawa in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“During the unfortunate incident, the bandits shot sporadically with sophisticated weapons, and killed the 55-year-old APC Chairman in Batsari local Government Area after he resisted being kidnapped.”

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He also stated that that Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji have begun an immediate search in the forest with the aim of arresting the culprits, NAN reports.

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Obaseki orders Police investigation into death of UNIBEN student



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The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), in Ikpoba Hill axis of Benin City, the state capital.

Miss Omozuwa was alleged to have been raped after her head was smashed with a fire extinguisher at a Pentecostal church in Benin, which consequently led to her death.

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In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osa+gie, said Governor Obaseki has mandated the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other relevant security agencies to fish out the culprits, who perpetrated the dastardly act and bring them to justice.

“The governor is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. We have been in consultation with the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and have mandated thorough investigation of the matter to ensure that those who are responsible for this heinous crime are brought to justice.”

He added that the state government would ensure that the full weight of the law run its course and that the Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law and other such laws related to rape and sexual abuse are exploited to get justice for the deceased.

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Osagie expressed the Governor’s deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.

He noted that it was imperative to respect the privacy of the grieving family as they pass through this difficult time.

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