Says Youngsters Ought to By no means Be Goal Of Assaults
By Femi Bolaji, Jalingo –
Following the discharge of 344 college students of Authorities Science secondary faculty, Kankara, the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund, UNICEF, has referred to as for the discharge of different youngsters throughout the nation nonetheless held in captivity.
UNICEF Nigeria’s Consultant, Peter Hawkins, in an announcement issued to newsmen by the humanitarian Group’s communications officer, Blessing Ejiofor, stated it was cheering that the kidnapped faculty youngsters have regained their freedom.
He nevertheless acknowledged that assaults on faculty amenities are unwarranted, noting that youngsters ought to by no means be victims of assaults.
In keeping with Hawkins, “I’m relieved to listen to that about 344 youngsters are reported to have been launched final night time and we look ahead to their protected returns to their households. If any are nonetheless being held, we name on the attackers to launch all youngsters instantly.
“Every other youngsters nonetheless being held captive in Nigeria must also be launched. For one week, dad and mom had been awake at night time, crying and awaiting the return of their sons. My ideas and solidarity are with these youngsters, their households, and the Kankara group – who’ve endured an unimaginable ordeal this previous week.
“Final Friday’s assault, immediately concentrating on youngsters in the midst of the night time, in a spot the place they need to really feel protected, was an outrage. Faculties must be protected. Youngsters ought to by no means be the goal of assault – and but, far too usually in Nigeria, they’re exactly that – victims of assaults on their faculties.
“Assaults on instructional amenities are a grave violation of kids’s rights. This incident is a disturbing reminder of the heavy toll that violence takes on civilians in north-west Nigeria, together with youngsters.
“Such assaults deprive youngsters of the suitable to an schooling. They make youngsters terrified of going to the classroom, and fogeys afraid to ship their youngsters to highschool. Faculties have to be protected locations to check and develop, and studying can’t change into a deadly endeavor.”
Hawkins additional acknowledged that concerted efforts have to be adopted to make sure faculties are protected for kids.
He stated ” interventions have to be put in place to make sure that faculties are protected and that each one Nigerian youngsters can study with out worry. These interventions ought to consider the necessary function that communities can play in guaranteeing the security of faculties, together with via help for school-based administration committees (SBMCs).
“No trigger justifies assaults in opposition to youngsters and faculties. Such merciless disregard for humanity should come to an finish.”X
TB Joshua Provides Vital Recommendation On COVID-19 Vaccine
Founding father of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua has wielded into the controversy surrounding COVID-19 vaccine which some in Nigeria have mentioned they won’t take.
He mentioned in a press release issued on Wednesday by the church that the federal authorities wants the assist and cooperation of each Nigerian on its use.
“Regarding the ongoing scenario on the earth, I’ve acquired hundreds of emails on the COVID-19 vaccine,” the cleric said in a particular message broadcast on his Christian channel on Emmanuel TV.
“Little question, there are lots of conspiracy theories surrounding this vaccine. Nonetheless, my perception is that our governments are solely attempting to search for a means out of this very difficult scenario, though there could also be unhealthy religion in sure quarters,” he acknowledged.
“Many individuals have complained of some adverse reactions however that is all the time the case with vaccines of this nature. I keep in mind I used to have such reactions at any time when I took chloroquine,” he continued, citing his private experiences.
“That doesn’t imply chloroquine is unhealthy. It really works positively for a lot of. At the moment, our governments want our assist and our cooperation – as a result of the world is in a dilemma,” he concluded in his customary parabolic style.
Earlier within the footage, Joshua had spoken concerning the ‘New Anointing Water’ and ‘New Anointing Sticker’ he had launched initially of 2021, stressing the significance of getting godly intentions when utilizing them.
“Jesus appears on the motive of our actions however males take a look at the motion. I imply, Jesus appears at why we do what we do however males take a look at what we do,” he defined, including “that’s the reason we should not be in a haste to evaluate somebody’s actions”.
“As soon as any egocentric intention or motive is concerned – that’s, if cash exchanges fingers in no matter means – the anointing within the bottle will go away, leaving solely abnormal water within the bottle,” he then sternly warned.
The cleric burdened that these ‘religion instruments’ could be despatched freely to individuals.
“The Anointing Water is God’s present to us. What it prices to get to you is our personal contribution. The extent of our sacrifice will decide the extent of anointing we take pleasure in,” he clarified.
“We Want 24 hours Lockdown On Valentine’s Day”
Nigerian actor, Timini Egbuson has urged a nationwide 24-hour lockdown on Valentine’s day, Feb 14 to cut back the unfold of coronavirus.
He tweeted: “We’d like a full nationwide 24 hours lockdown on Valentine’s Day. This factor don dey unfold an excessive amount of.”
Under are reactions to his tweet;
Police parade 10 for Kidnapping, theft in Calabar
By Ike Uchechukwu
The Cross River State Commisioner of police, Sikiru Akande has warned criminals working within the state to both depart or be smoked out.
The Police Boss who assumed workplace on Monday 18th January gave the warning whereas parading 10 suspects together with Kidnapers, Armed robbers, rapists in addition to cultists.
Briefing Journalists on the police headquarters on Wednesday Akande mentioned there was no extra hiding place for criminals within the state including that the sunshine has come .
Akande disclosed that 10 suspects have been arrested to this point inside the interval beneath assessment and can be charged to Courtroom as quickly investigations had been concluded .
He defined that one Prince Okon Etim ,the second in command to a needed infamous Kidnaper “Romance” was additionally apprehend.
He additional added that others had been arrested for theft ,rape , illegal possession of firearms amongst sundry crime with Two (4) regionally made pistols ,One English regionally made pistol with six rounds of 9mm ammunitions in addition to different gadgets recovered.
His phrases :” I’m not a stranger in Cross River State, to that finish, the safety scenario within the three (3) Senatorial Districts of the State has already been taken not of.
“These might be achieved by means of strategic planning geared toward Police Neighborhood policing Partnership, Issues fixing an Organizational transformation for a greater and environment friendly service supply.
“It’s crucial to let the general public recognized that I’m on the town strictly guarantee safety of dwell and properties as such the command goes wage relentless and critical onslaught on criminals throughout the State
“Now we have have created a strong intelligence community/platform with members of the private and non-private people and confidence constructing.
Talking additional ,he assured residents of the state to sleep with their two eyes closed ,whereas interesting that every one fingers must be on deck by supporting the police to attain most success within the combat towards crime .
“I’ve a job and that job is conserving Cross River State secure .The sunshine has come .We have to gainfully have interaction the youths and reorientate their thoughts in order that they will turn into extra productive in order to construct their capability .
“We’re utilizing expertise to police the state ,in order that earlier than the crime is being dedicated is nipped within the bud,there shall be no hiding place for criminals as a result of they shall all be smoked out ,they need to simply depart Cross River ,now ,” he warned.
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