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Zamfara bandits kill popular twin brothers, lost four people


Zamfara bandits kill popular twin brothers, lost four people

Zamfara bandits have killed popular twin brothers, Hassan and Husaini in Birnin Tsaba village of Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara state, while the people of the town have also killed three Fulani people.

An eye witness account Mohammed Sani revealed to Punch that, the problem started when a group of bandits trouped to Birnin Magaji market and went straight to where Hassan and Husaini were operating their business and shot them dead.

According to him, “Immediately the bandits shot dead the twin brothers, they left the market on their motorcycles”.

He maintained that, when the people of Birnin Magaji town got the information about the killing of the twin brothers by Fulani bandits, they mobilized and went in search of any Fulani man in order to avenge the killing of the twins.

Sani further explained that “As a result of this, four Fulani people have been killed by the angry mob, while others escaped with serious injuries.

The impeccable source also informed our reporter that, the killing of the twin brothers was a reprisal attack by the Fulani bandits whole people were killed by the people of Birnin Magaji town sometime last year.

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Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer SP Mohammed Shehu said five people including Hassan and Husaini were killed, adding that, the effort was ongoing in order to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act.


JUST IN: Nigeria records 387 new COVID-19 cases, total now 10162 cases



Nigeria’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have risen to 10,162.

According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, 307 new cases were recorded on Sunday with Lagos recording the highest number of 188 as usual.

Also, 13 other states and FCT recorded new cases while 3,007 patients have been treated and discharged.

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Prompt News reports that 14 new deaths were added on Sunday, bringing the total fatalities to 287.

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Discharged: 3007,/Deaths: 287

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JUST IN:Nigeria records 553 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,855



COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Saturday with 553 cases reported by the country, even as authorities intensify efforts to flatten the curve of the pandemic.

The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 9,855, out of which 2856 have been discharged with 273 losing their lives.

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Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 378 cases.

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Discharged: 2856
Deaths: 273

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COVID-19: Enugu govt. decontaminates Ogbete Main Market



The Enugu State Fire Service has commenced the decontamination and fumigation of Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing newsmen during the exercise on Saturday, the state’s Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Okwudiri Ohaa, said that the exercise would last until Sunday.

It would be recalled that the state fire service carried out the first phase of the exercise in the market on April 1, shortly after the market was shut down by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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During the first phase of the decontamination of the market, the exercise was monitored by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and heads of security agencies in the state.

Ohaa said that the state government had been consistent with the exercise to ensure that “the fight against COVID-19 is won in Enugu State”.

He maintained that the decontamination would be a continuous one, saying that “when the market reopens, it will be a weekly event’’.

He advised residents to continue to adhere strictly to all precautionary measures for containment of COVID-19.

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Ohaa said the guidelines on personal hygiene protocol by World Health Organisation (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), among others, should be adhered to.

Reacting on behalf of the traders in the market, the Chief Security Officer, Mr. Justus Ezebinagu, commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for the initiative to decontaminate the market for the second time.

Ezebinagu gave an assurance that the traders would comply strictly with the government’s precautionary measures as well as the laid-down protocols by WHO and NCDC.

“When we were told that the governor directed the fire service to come and fumigate the market, the traders were happy because this is the second time they are coming to fumigate the market since this pandemic started.

“We thank our amiable governor for coming to our aid. We are happy.

“Even though the market is partially open for now, we believe that our governor is going to do more in our collective interest,’’ he said.

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