Bandits kill seven NSCDC personnel in Kaduna
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on January 11, 2023
In what has highlighted security concerns in that state yet again, seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, have been ambushed and killed by bandits in Kaduna.
A statement by the Corps spokesperson, Olusola Odumosu, indicates that the victims were killed with five other officers of a sister security agency and local security service.
The personnel, who were attached to the Kaduna State Ministry of Mines, died while on duty at the Kuriga mining site in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
Moving on to Nigeria’s centre of excellence, an unidentified man smoking and giving same to a baby in a viral video has been declared wanted by the Lagos State government and police.
In the video, the man, who held the baby in his arms, pushed the substance into the baby’s mouth intermittently after grabbing a puff.
A female was heard in the background laughing as the man carried on with the act.
The now-viral video has continued to generate widespread outrage on social media platforms.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Agency, DSVRA, has called on anyone with useful information about the man to contact the commission.
In continuation of their war of words, the Coalition of National Interest Defenders, CNID, the umbrella body of the various groups of civil society organisations that exposed the alleged plot by the Director General of the Department of State Services to frame the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for terrorism financing, has raised the alarm that the lives of their members are in danger.
The group’s Convener, Mr. Tochukwu Ohazuruike, expressed the fears in a statement made available today.
Tochukwu alleged that the DG DSS had declared war on his members for exposing the plot.
Ohazuruike declared that he will be returning to Abuja today as the group leaders were not on the run having not committed any crime known to law.
From the North-east comes this report which says a former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Bello Kirfi, has dragged the Bauchi State government to court to challenge his removal from office as a Senior Councillor in the Bauchi Emirate Council.
Mr. Kirfi, a retired federal civil servant, minister in the government of Alhaji Shehu Shagari in the 1980s and Minister of Special Duties during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo in the 2000s, was stripped of his traditional title as Wazirin Bauchi and removed from being a council member for the second time in five years.
He was removed by the Bauchi Emirate Council for alleged disloyalty and disrespect to the State Governor, Bala Mohammed.
But in a brief statement signed by his son and official spokesperson, Yakubu Kirfi, and made available to journalists on Wednesday, the former minister said that he had gone to court to challenge his removal.