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Emerging reports suggest that some herdsman have killed one Ortse Kwaghdoo, and also inflicted severe injuries on 70-year-old Hingier Akaa, at Tombo ward, Gaambe-tiev in Logo Local Government Area of Benue state.

According to Vanguard, the development comes barely 24 hours after the Open Grazing Prohibition Law took effect in the state.

Yans.ng has gathered that the attackers allegedly struck early Wednesday, November 2; and that many others were reportedly injured during the attack, with others declared missing.

An eyewitness reportedly gave an account of the incident, on the condition of anonymity.
He stated: “We had raised alarm over the presence and influx of strange herdsmen in Gaambe-tiev.

“They have moved in thousands with their cows and settled in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward at Zaki Hemem, Tyo-Afia, Tse Gusa, Tse Agir, Ordughga Nagwa, Tsafa, Chia Orabum and Jootar axis.

“In Mbagber ward they are at Gov-Uwev environ, while in Tombo council ward they are at Azege, Anyibe and Fanu axis.

“We are appealing to the authorities concerned to mobilise security to the border areas to curtail further carnage by these marauders.

“We appreciate the security adviser to the governor, Colonel Edwin Jando’s directive to get Ortse Kwaghdoo’s killers, but security needs to be deployed to the areas as farmers are yet to harvest their crops, which are being destroyed by the herdsmen and their cows.”

The incident has reportedly been confirmed by Assistant Superintendent Moses Yamu, from the Police Public Relations Office.

He stated: “We received a report that on November 2 there was an attack on Azege village in Logo, when suspected herdsmen passed through the community in the early hours of the day.

“The divisional police officer and mobile policemen stationed at Ayilamo quickly moved in, discovered that one 40-year-old Otte Kwaghdoo was killed, while 70-year-old Hingir Akaa sustained injuries.

“The corpse was deposited at NKST mortuary, Ayilamo, while the injured is receiving treatment.

“However, one Gambo Ahmadu was arrested with a locally-made pistol with three live cartridges. Investigation is ongoing.”

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Ooni Of Ife’s New Wife, Yeyeluwa Silekunola, Enters The Palace With Grace, Elegance [PHOTOS]

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has received his new Olori after the necessary rites have been performed, the Palace said.

“Her Majesty, Olori Moronke Naomi Silekunola Ogunwusi is the new Yeyeluwa Oodua. Necessary rites fully performed,” a terse message from the Palace said.

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Resurfaces In Jerusalem [ Video/Photo]

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The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has been spotted in Jerusalem.

Kanu was spotted in Jerusalem on Friday praying.

In a video which surfaced online, the IPOB leader could be seen donning an Israeli outfit used for prayers while holding a book.

Kanu was last seen in Nigeria on September 10, 2017 after military some men invaded his residence in Afaraukwu community in Abia State.

Confirming the video and pictures, a source closed to IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful but chose to be anonymous told DAILY POST, “The video is true, Emma Powerful confirmed it to me.”

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We Can’t Pay New Minimum Wage — Governors

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Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Abdulaziz Yari, said yesterday that governors were not against upward review of the minimum wage, but lack capacity to pay it.

This is as indications emerged yesterday that organized labour might resume its suspended strike over the issue as early as November 6.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum’s meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Wednesday night, Yari said the issue was not just on the agreed figure to be paid by the governors but also the “ability or resources to take care of that agreed minimum wage.”

Noting that his colleagues made it known that they have no problem with a review of salaries but were being real, Yari, who is governor of Zamfara State, said: “The problem of the states is the capacity to pay what is agreed. As we are talking today, we are struggling with N18,000.

“Some of the states are paying 35 percent, some 50 percent and still some states have salary arrears. So, it is not about only reviewing it but how we are going to get the resources to cater for it.”

Yari’s statement caused a stir in the polity, yesterday. There was anxiety that labour leaders who met over the issue last night may call for industrial action. Some state chapters of the NLC, vowed to shut down the country if the minimum wage was not reviewed and implemented.

The NLC had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage, the governors proposed N20,000, while the Federal Government said it could afford N24,000.

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