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Southern Kaduna is under genocidal attack – SOKAPU cries for help



The Southern Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has said that the area is presently under a genocidal campaign by Fulani militia who have become sacred cows with President Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai, both Fulani, twisting the truth to say the Fulani are on reprisals.

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, in a statement through its National Public Relations Officer, Luka Binniyat, refuted the presidential claim, saying it is untrue that the mass murder of the people is an outcome of clashes between criminal gangs.

The group said the victims of the violence are not members of criminal gangs, but mostly kids, women and the aged.”

The statement added, “The so-called formidable security arrangement he claimed to be in place in Southern Kaduna is at best, a ruse and a mirage, going by increasing casualties and the impunity of the Fulani armed men.

“We are under a genocidal campaign by Fulani militia who have become sacred cows with President Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai, both Fulani, twisting the truth to say the Fulani are on reprisals.”

The Southern Kaduna people, therefore, called on the federal and Kaduna State governments to do the right things and stop the propaganda against the people in the area.

The statement also enjoined the federal and Kaduna State governments to take necessary steps to ameliorate the suffering of the people and return lives to normalcy.

The statement explained that this morning, (Saturday) around 6am, the grieving Fanstwam natives of Zipkak, a semi-urban town in Fanstwam Chiefdom, Jemaa local government area in Southern Kaduna, were once again forced to flee for their dear lives after armed Fulani militia sprang from nearby bushes and started shooting.

It added that the youths of the community resisted the invaders and they fled back without any harm to the distraught natives who were grieving the killing of 10 members of the town slaine the previous evening.

Recall that the militia had crept into the town around 7pm, on Friday yesterday, Friday, 24th July 2020 and rained bullets on the peaceful community.

The statement said that though Zikpak is just about two kilometers from the heart of Kafanchan where there are presence of some soldiers, the violent group had a field day killing about 10 people and injuring about five people, besides looting and vandalising the town.

The statement lamented that the governor of Kaduna State immediately imposed a 24-hour curfew over the entire Jema’a local government area, stressing that it was under the curfew that the Fulani militia returned to wreak more havoc until the valiant youths of the community, with very crude weapons, repelled the suspected Fulani militias.

SOKAPU also noted that on Thursday, 23rd July 2020 at Agwala Magayaki of Doka Avong, Kajuru local government area, the suspected Fulani militia took advantage of the darkness and torrential rain and attacked the village for the second time in a month, leaving 6 persons dead and two fatally wounded.

The statement then called on the International Community and all men and women of conscience to intervene in the suffering of the Southern Kaduna people who are under a pogrom that the state seems to be doing very little to stop.

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BREAKING: Obaseki wins again as Court dismisses alleged case of certificate forgery



Records of Obaseki's Admission and Graduation are intact in the archives of UI, Registrar Confirms

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit brought against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a judgment a moment ago, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged his academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the last governorship election in the state.

The judge found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who did no make any efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan (UI) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the two institutions that issued the certificates they claimed Obaseki forged.

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Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Found Alive With Her Throat Slit After 5 Days Inside Soakaway In Delta



12-year-old Blessing Ineh, who reportedly went missing in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta, has been found alive inside a soakaway.

It was gathered the the young girl was last seen on New Year Day after she was sent on an errand by her parents.

She was found inside a soakaway located behind her family house on Tuesday, January 5, after a child heard her whimpering and raised an alarm.

According to reports by popular Warri online portal, Warri Aproko, the young girl was abducted by three men, allegedly stabbed on the back and her throat slit before she was dumped in the soakaway.

Her body was found covered in white chalk which seems to suggest that it was a case of attempted ritual murder by suspected internet fraudsters.

The victim is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

Meanwhile, it was further learnt that Blessing revealed that her neighbour identified simply as “General” was one of the men behind the dastardly act.

According to the victim, General was the one who lured and whisked her away in a car. After they were done, the men dumped her inside the soakaway to die.

The suspect is said to have disappeared from the compound since the day the girl went missing.

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