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Insecurity: Nigerians Have Right To Talk, Sultan Tells FG

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Insecurity: Nigerians Have Right To Talk, Sultan Tells FG

The federal government has been urged to allow Nigerians express themselves over rising insecurity in the north.

Insecurity: Nigerians Have Right To Talk, Sultan Tells FG

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday told the Federal Government that Nigerians have a right to express their feelings over the spate of killings in the country, especially in the north, Vanguard has reported.
While lambasting security agencies, JNI decried the lackadaisical attitude in the fight against terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country, saying they seemed to be overwhelmed by the problem.
Its statement came against the backdrop of attacks on the convener of Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi and some Arewa youth groups who expressed reservations over government’s inability to stop the orgy of killings in the north earlier this week.
JNI said: JNI’s position was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, titled ‘’Nigeria’s perilous security challenge: Enough of condemnations, government must take decisive action, stop the rhetoric.”
The statement read: “The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and JNI’s President-General, is in utter shockwave over the unfortunate repeated incidents of loss of precious lives and wanton destruction of property arising from well-coordinated attacks of armed bandits, Boko Haram terrorist groups and rapists.
 
“These repeated calamitous scenarios would have been avoided had the government risen to the occasion. We, nonetheless, as always, condemn the repeated brutal acts in their entirety; especially the lackadaisical attitude of relevant security agencies that seemed to be overwhelmed, despite repeated calls by concerned and well-meaning Nigerians for a decisive action.
The US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo in a statement on the twitter handle of the U.S Mission, Nigeria @USEmbassyAbuja, also condemned the recent killings of a pastor and his pregnant wife in Taraba State.
The statement read: “We condemn the recent/ senseless and/ brazen killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. In recent weeks, suspected/ ISIS West Africa/ militants launched multiple attacks in Borno State, killing more than 120 civilians, including women, children, and the elderly.
“On June 9, unidentified armed bandits attacked a village in Katsina State, killing dozens. These horrific crimes follow the shooting of a pastor and his pregnant wife on June 1 and the killing of an imam, local village head, and several civilians on June 5 in the course of inter-communal violence in Taraba State.
 
“Tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives in Nigeria in recent years to violent attacks by terrorist groups or criminal gangs, in inter-communal violence, or due to their religious beliefs.
 
“The United States calls on the government of Nigeria to do more to strengthen ongoing efforts to address this violence, hold those responsible accountable and protect civilians.”

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How I Slept With 10 Men While Being Initiated – 19-Year-Old Girl Who Joined Cult Confesses In Edo

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How I Slept With 10 Men While Being Initiated - 19-Year-Old Girl Who Joined Cult Confesses In Edo

How I Slept With 10 Men While Being Initiated - 19-Year-Old Girl Who Joined Cult Confesses In Edo

Blessing David, a 19-year-old girl and a cult leader known as the Marine Girls, revealed on Thursday that she had slept with 10 men since she joined the group, The PUNCH notes.

The woman, who was initiated along with other girls, said that sleeping with the men was part of the initiation rites.

She said this at the headquarters of the Edo State Police Command in Benin City, when Police Commissioner Johnson Kokumo paraded 15 armed robbery suspects, six cultists, three kidnappers and four murder suspects.

The cultists paraded were three young girls who were said to be Marine Girls.

Blessing told PUNCH Metro that she had joined the party in 2019.

“Blessing David is my word. Last year, I was accepted into the cult. I slept with 10 people as part of the initiation process, “she said.

Another 16-year-old girl, Ada Emeka, said she was sleeping with 10 men as part of the initiation rites.

The CP said two alleged armed robbers had been killed by command operatives in the early hours of Thursday.

“The eight-man robbery gang operating in the Amagba region of Benin City robbed 13 homes, wounding victims with machetes and other weapons during the operation that began about 12 a.m. on Thursday and lasted until 3 a.m. They were engaged in a gun duel by the police and two of them were killed in the process, “Kokumo said.

One of the victims, who gave his name simply as Eghosa, said that he was sleeping with his wife in the bedroom when he unexpectedly saw torch lights pointed at them.

He said, “The thieves removed the window and used blocks to hit the door protector repeatedly before it gave way. They walked into our house, gathered the money available, wounded my mother and my newborn baby with machetes, and smashed my wife’s iPhone on the wall when it became clear they couldn’t make use of the phone.

“When they left my place, they robbed about 13 other houses until the guards and the police called. Once the police arrived, they began to exchange bullets with the robbers. Two of them were killed and one of them was captured. This one was the one who took the iPhone of my wife.

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Billionaire, Ned Nwoko Reacts After Journalist Accused Him Of Belonging To A Cult Group

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Billionaire, Ned Nwoko Reacts After Journalist Accused Him Of Belonging To A Cult Group

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko has paid N2billion damages for the defamation of a character claim against journalist and online publisher Azuka Jebose Molokwu.

It comes after the reporter accused the businessman of belonging to a cult group.

This is set out in the notice of summons received from the High Court of Effurun, Delta State on behalf of Nwoko by its lawyer, Ikhide Ehighelua and Co, dated 13 July 2020.

Also joined in the suit No. EHC 99 as the second defendant is Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko, who was listed as employer and supporter of the first defendant, Jebose, a native of Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, resident in the United States of America.

According to the suit, both defendants made extremely diffamatory publications in a variety of online blogs and other social media outlets “calculated to the the claimant’s calculation” and to damage the public’s credibility.

This alleged that the malicious publications had proceeded unabated against the complainant, despite the warnings from his lawyers to the defendants.

Nwoko ‘s Counsel also argued that the first defendant had publicly declared on the social media that the notices would not dissuade his defamatory publications, triggering legal action.

The plaintiff also demanded in his favor, before the court, “public apology for publication by the defendants in at least two national daily newspapers circulated in Nigeria and on social media sites,” as well as an order of perpetual injunction prohibiting the defendants from making any more diffamatory publications against him.

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Face Of Ex-DSS Operative Who Impregnated His 16-year-old Daughter In Rivers (Photo)

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Face Of Ex-DSS Operative Who Impregnated His 16-year-old Daughter In Rivers (Photo)

The identity of a man who had the carnal knowledge of his underage daughter and impregnated her was exposed.

Former DSS officer Eromosele Mahmud, 47, confessed to the police after he was arrested in Rivers State for allegedly impregnating his 16-year-old daughter after five years of rape.

The defendant, a single parent and the father of three of them from the Esako West Local Government Area of Edo State, but resident in Port Harcourt, admitted to having been raped since she was 12 years old.

Eromosele, who said that he did not know what forced him into the crime, begged that his daughter’s two-month pregnancy should be nurtured before delivery, adding that he had not subscribed to abortion.

He admitted that his daughter had come to enjoy the incestuous affair, and even forced herself on him.

He said, “This is a war I’ve been trying to fight over the years, and it seems to be a lot bigger than me. I do not withhold any evidence or reality as far as this case is concerned. When this is the only way my daughter will be released if I go to jail, then it’s a positive thing. My joy is that even now, when I talk to you, I am relieved.

“I don’t rape her regularly; it happens once or twice in a year; she used to be very cooperative, even when I don’t want it, she tries to force herself on me.”
On her part, the victim said each time she protested against her father’s act, he would maltreat her and stop paying her school fees and also punish her.
She stated, “It was my father who impregnated me; he started having sex with me when I was 12-year-old till now.
“The first time he came and lay with me on the bed, when I tried to scream, he told me to shut up that my mates were doing the same thing and anytime I refused to allow him, he would not buy anything for me and he would refuse to pay my school fees.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said the suspect would be charged once investigation was concluded.

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