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.”
Ondo 2020: Mimiko Is Not My Friend, He Remains My Bogus Enemy For Life —- Akeredolu [VIDEO]
As the date for the Ondo State gubernatorial election draws closer, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has described his predecessor and former governor Olusegun Mimiko as one of the main enemies standing against his re-election bid on October 10.
Governor Akeredolu stated while featuring live on the Channels TV popular programme, ‘Politics Today’ which was monitored by our correspondent.
Recall that the former governor Mimiko, at the weekend in Ile-Oluji, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of the state during the campaign tour of Agboola Ajayi, described his friend and successor in office, Akeredolu, as a disappointment to the good people of the state, saying APC and Akeredolu run an anti-people government in the state.
But Akeredolu, while replying, described Mimiko as a “bogus enemy (sic)”, saying it is better for both of them to separate and go on their separate ways.
The governor, who is seeking re-election, alleged that Mimiko has politically betrayed him as a friend.
Akeredolu said: “I took him (Mimiko) as a friend but I doubt if truly he is my friend. I am not somebody that hides feelings. Reference to him as my friend may probably not be right. To me, he is a bogus enemy and I think he remains so I think for life.
“It is better for us to separate and go our ways because with a friend like him, you don’t need an enemy, so you don’t play this high level of betrayal in politics.
“For me, I am not interested in his own politics, if he thinks he is playing politics, he is fooling himself but for me am not human and I can tell you today that both of them, former Chief Judge of Ondo State, Sehinde Kumuyi and Mimiko are my bogus enemies and they will remain forever. I know God will forgive me, I know that am going to survive it and they will regret the action for life.”
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We’ve Not Been Informed Of Any Tariff Hike Suspension From NERC —- Discos
Power distribution companies said on Monday that they had not received any directive from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on tariff suspension.
The Discos are confused about the decision of the Federal Government and labour unions as regards the reversal of the hike in electricity tariff, an investigation has shown.
Senior officials of power distribution companies said on Monday that they were awaiting the NERC to come up with a new tariff plan to be implemented within the two weeks as agreed by the Federal Government and labour unions.
It was also gathered that up till 7 pm on Monday, no order had been released by the NERC to Discos as touching the matter.
It was also gathered that the Discos told the regulator that it would take three to four days for them to change their billing/vending platforms and revert to the old tariffs.
“There is no communication yet from the regulator on that matter and I wonder how that can be implemented because right now, it is causing confusion in the power sector,” a senior official of a Disco in the northern region, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
Also, sources at the commission confirmed that although there had been prolonged meetings on the matter at the NERC headquarters in Abuja, no order had been sent out to Discos as of 7 pm on Monday.
“The whole thing is a bit complicated now. There have been a series of meetings about it since (Monday) morning,” an official at the NERC, who pleaded not to be named, said.
The official added, “But up till this time (7 pm) that you are speaking with me, no order has been issued on this matter to power distributors.”
A top official of one of the Discos who was at the meeting said the regulator had yet to tell them exactly what to do.
The Chairman, NERC, James Momoh, neither picked calls nor replied a detailed text message sent to him by our correspondent on the matter.
Magu Breaks Down In Tears, Begs Salami Panel: I Was Overzealous As EFCC Boss, I Regret It; Please Save My Career
Former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has confessed that he was indeed overzealous during his reign at the helm of affairs of the anti-graft agency.
The ex-anti graft czar stated further that he regrets some of his actions in office but confessed that he became overzealous in his quest to get things done.
Magu thus, appealed to Justice Isa Salami who chairs the panel probing his activities as acting Chairman of the EFCC, to help save his career since he has one and half years more in service before his retirement.
It was learnt that Magu made the confession and appeal on Friday, 25 September 2020 after completing his defense at the panel.
Magu was reportedly given the opportunity to address the panel for the last time after completing his defense.
He reportedly addressed members of the panel in tears. “Please sir, save my career, I have only one and half years left in service,” he pleaded.
While regretting some of his actions while in office, he reportedly said, “I became overzealous in my quest to get things done”.
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