By Chancel Sunday, Bomadi
Mr Kemelayefa John, alias Ibori, the kidnap suspect whose alleged pursuit by the navy reportedly triggered final week invasion of Bolou-Tubegbe group in Burutu Native Authorities Space, Delta State, has cried out that he didn’t kidnap anyone.
Over ten homes have been razed through the operation, which was collectively carried out by the navy Joint Activity Drive, JTF, Bomadi Division and naval personnel from Warri.
He spoke to Niger Delta Voice, NDV, on cellphone, upon getting wind of our go to to Tubegbe for first-hand info on the scenario at Bolou-Tubegbe, weekend.
My traducers at work
“I actually don’t know why troopers got here to my group within the first place. If the troopers got here for kidnappers as reported, who did they kidnap? Was there any kidnap case?
“My enemies are at work. The troopers got here to the community-led by informants who directed them to my home and burnt it down. Not solely that, they burnt down homes belonging to my brother-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law and buddies.
“I imagine the sin I will need to have dedicated is my agitation in opposition to the neglect meted out to Bolou-Tubegbe group by our political leaders. It is because I typically name them on cellphone, telling them to carry growth to my group.
“We don’t have a single authorities undertaking in the neighborhood and as such, I continuously known as our representatives on cellphone, each on the state and nationwide stage, asking them to carry democratic dividends to my group.
“In each election yr, we are going to queue as much as vote for them, our moms and father would come out to vote for them solely to obtain nothing on the finish. I don’t have something known as camp, I dwell amongst my individuals in Bolou-Tubegbe, what did I do to warrant this witch-hunt?
“I believe that extremely positioned politicians with their informant foot-soldiers are after me as a result of I didn’t offend authorities, neither did I kidnap anyone as alleged,” he stated.
Many rendered homeless
An indigene, who pleaded anonymity, recounted ordeals of the group people after the invasion, stressing “as I converse with you, individuals are nonetheless crying in the neighborhood.
“Many individuals have been rendered homeless as over fifteen homes have been burnt down with numerous property destroyed.
“Victims have nowhere to sleep, some girls are nonetheless wailing in the neighborhood.”
Invasion primarily based on Intel
Nevertheless, the JTF commander, Bomadi, Capt Dominic, who earlier stated the operation was carried out primarily based on intelligence info, added that the navy formation had obtained a number of “unhealthy” reviews from the group.
“Truly, there are numerous kidnappings in that space; there are numerous unhealthy reviews coming from that group. As such, we carried out an operation primarily based on intelligence and knowledge. The suspects fled and no one was apprehended,” he stated.
Apostle Suleman denies sleeping with Pastor David’s spouse
By Nwafor Sunday
Following allegations by Pastor Mike Davids, that the Basic Overseer of Omega Hearth Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, had slept together with his spouse, Pastor Religion Edeko, who heads the Abuja department of Omega Hearth Ministries in Utako, Suleman has on Monday night, denied the allegations, urging most people to discard the information.
Pastor Davids who had left the Omega Hearth Ministries Worldwide church, had accused Suleman of sleeping together with his spouse, menace to life and stopping him (Davids ) from seeing his kids.
In view of those allegations, the Inspector Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu, allegedly ordered a probe of Suleman, to know if the above allegations are true.
The letter titled: ‘Re: Legal Petition In opposition to Apostle Johnson Suleman for Enticement of a Married Lady; Adultery; Illegal Legal Restraint to Entry Kids and Menace to Life’, which was made public on Monday morning, with reference quantity CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol.515/561, reads: “I connect herewith a replica of a letter dated December 30, 2020 with its attachments obtained from V.C Ezenagu & Associates on the above underlined topic. The Inspector-Basic of Police directs that you just deal with. Settle for the assurances of my esteemed regards please.”
However in a riposte, by way of his twitter deal with, Suleman averred: “IGP orders probe on me? the place, when? perhaps my ghost. simply studying tales now. Please discard.. There is no such thing as a such factor.. Unhealthy press actually sells quick.
Recall that Vanguard had reported how Pastor Religion had debunked the allegations of alleged infidelity, menace to life and obstruction of entry to kids, levelled towards Suleman, by her ex husband, Pastor Mike Davids.
Reacting, she described the allegations as pure falsehood and low cost blackmail to tarnish the picture of the Apostle. She stated she had by no means slept nor would she ever ponder sleeping with Apostle Suleman whom she stated was like her organic father.
Learn the total assertion here.
IGP orders probe on me?the place,when?.perhaps my ghost.
simply studying tales now.
There is no such thing as a such factor..
Unhealthy press actually sells quick.
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) January 25, 2021
We won’t reside like slaves in our land, Yoruba activist – Igboho
It’s indicators of FG’s failure – CNG
Shina Abubakar Osogbo
A Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho has disclosed that Yorubas can’t reside like slaves in their very own land as he pledged to withstand the legal actions of herdsmen throughout the area.
He additionally disclosed that he would go to others states, akin to Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos and Kwara ststes to concern comparable stop discover on herdsmen with a view ridring the area of crime.
That is because the Coalition for Northern Group CNG disclosed that the disaster being witnessed within the southwest was as a result of failure goverment.
That includes on Rave FM ‘Frank Discuss’ present in Osogbo on Monday, Adeyemo stated killing of harmless individuals is sufficient and it’s time somebody stand for them.
He stated many distinguished monarchs just like the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji amongst others had been behind his transfer to rid the area of killer herdsmen.
“I’ll quickly go to Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos and Ondo and Kwara. I’ll go to anyplace the herders are in Yorubaland to concern the stop discover. We will now not reside like a slave on our land, a lot of our people who find themselves overseas can’t come dwelling as a result of their safety will not be assured.
“I’ve an excellent relationship with the Amotekun, Odua Peoples Congress, Hunters. I urge the federal government to pay the Amotekun corps very properly and equip them. The Yoruba ought to unite on the matter. The normal rulers like Ooni, Alaafin, Ataoja amongst others are supporting this course .
“I’m not fearful of anyone. I’m combating for the peace of my individuals, sufficient is sufficient. The killing is way.
“I’m not prepared for any dialogue with any authorities, they need to simply be certain that killers herders depart our land. The FG refused to arrest the herdsmen who’re perpetrating these evil act, but, they’re ordering for my arrest. They dare not! I’m solely tackling those that are combating, killing, raping and kidnapping my individuals. If the federal government will not be able to be sure that these herders vacate our land, I’m not prepared for dialogue.
“On many events the Seriki conspired with the abductors to gather ransom. These herdsmen rape my individuals who can’t pay ransom, they even killed some individuals who challenged them.
“These individuals which are ordering my arrest know these kidnappers, Boko Haram, bandits however can’t arrest them, however they’re after me for shielding my individuals,” he stated.
Reacting, the Coalition for Northern Group CNG spokesperson, Mr Abdul-Azeez Suleiman described the state of affairs as indicators of failure of presidency, saying it should be defending residents in any components of the nation reasonably for particular person to imagine that function.
He stated dressing insecurity within the garb of ethnicity and faith is a good mistake as he claimed that the disaster has been within the northern components of the nation for over 5 years which FG has failed to regulate.
He stated, “That is all in regards to the failure of the federal government. The federal authorities has failed in important areas of defending lives and property within the nation as an entire.
The problem of insecurity has been with us within the north for over 5 years or extra, so it’s a common concern. It’s improper to now costume criminality within the garb of ethnicity and faith, it’s a mistake.
“In Ondo State, there’s a misunderstanding, because of the lack of know-how unfold. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was pondering of getting them registered.
“For Sunday Igboho to threaten the herdsmen and perform the risk will not be adequate. We hope for a peaceable decision and understanding of all people in Nigeria. We should always come collectively as a rustic and determine who the criminals are with out attributing ethnicity and faith, else, won’t ever get to the basis of the matter”.
Three medical doctors die, 53 others check optimistic in Kano — NMA Chair
By Bashir Bello
Chairman, Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, NMA, Dr Usman Ali on Monday mentioned to date it has misplaced three medical doctors to the raging coronavirus pandemic whereas 53 others examined optimistic within the state.
Dr Ali who disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard additionally mentioned a few of it members who just lately endure Covid-19 check got here out optimistic however its but to compile or sum as much as the 53 determine.
He mentioned it misplaced a physician penultimate Monday which brings up the quantity to three within the state.
The NMA Chairman mentioned the medical doctors had been contaminated whereas on obligation and attending to sufferers with signs of the coronavirus.
In keeping with him, “Presently, we’ve 53 medical doctors who examined optimistic to Covid-19 and three medical doctors who died on account of covid-19 in Kano. One of many medical doctors who died final Monday was a advisor and epidemiologist. He died in isolation centre.
“We’ve different medical doctors who endure check and got here down optimistic however we’re nonetheless compiling the information. As at now, we’ve 53.
“Those that examined optimistic previously, it was as a result of lack of some tools however presently we’ve the tools. A number of the tools was in our secretariate as among the medical doctors are but to return and accumulate them,” Dr Ali nevertheless said.
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