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Mob Beats NDLE Officer To Death In Adamawa After Drug Dealers Raised False Alarm

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NDLEA Mob Beats NDLE Officer To Death In Adamawa After Drug Dealers Raised False Alarm

Mob Beat NDLEA Officer To Death In Adamawa After Suspected Drug Dealers Raised False Alarm (Photos)
an official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Samuel Birma was allegedly attacked and beaten to death by a mob in Adamawa after suspected drug dealers raised a false kidnap alarm.
Birma and his colleague were conveying some drug suspects arrested in Michika, to Yola when they were attacked by a mob in Hong.
The suspected drug dealers incited the mob, claiming they have been kidnapped and the mob descended on the anti-narcotics officials, killing Birma and injuring his colleague.
Late Birma, who was popularly known as Mbakwe hailed from Hildi in Hong local government area of the state.
“On arriving, being a weekly market day of the town, the suspects raised an alarm, shouting that they (were) kidnapped and solicited for help, thus raised the curiosity of people particularly their cohorts,” a source told newsmen.
“While efforts made by the NDLEA officials in identifying themselves with the presentation of staff identity card fell on deaf ears, the perpetrators descended on them with dangerous weapons killing one of the NDLEA officials on (the) spot and set his lifeless body on fire while the other official was macheted and sustained high degree of injury.” the source added.
Spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, October 8, said an investigation has commenced to unravel those behind the act.
“As I’m talking to you now, the doctor has already confirmed that one of the NDLEA (officials) attacked was killed and the other one was responding to treatment, and that the Commissioner of Police has directed the immediate investigation into the matter with immediate effect,” said Mr Nguroje.
“The outcome of the investigation will be made public and law will take its course, arrests will be made and whoever is behind the act will be prosecuted,” he added.
A brother to the deceased official, Ayuba Birma, prevailed on the authorities to fish out the perpetrators of the act and make them to face the law.
friends of the deceased have took to social media to mourn Birma’s death.
Abba Monday wrote on Facebook:
“painful exit. a gallant NDLEA officer who was attacked and killed at hong LGA while conveying the suspected criminals from michika to yola. sammuel Abba known as( mbakwe) we love u but GOD LOVES U MUST. may your gentle soul rest in peace my brother”

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FG disburses N6.1bn to 129,137 Zamfara households

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A total of N 6 , 091 ,580 ,000 has been disbursed to 129, 137 poor and vulnerable households in Zamfara State , the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced on Tuesday .
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar -Farouq , stated this during a meeting with the Emirs and other stakeholders at the Zamfara State Government House , Gusau .
She was quoted in a statement issued by the ministry ’s Chief Information Officer , Adeyemo Felicia , as saying , “ The disbursement is done through the Conditional Cash Transfer programme to the poor and vulnerable households in the state .
“ It is done with a monthly base cash transfer of N 5 , 000 to each beneficiary, with the sole aim of graduating them out of poverty .”
Umar -Farouq said the CCT exercise was conducted in six Local Government Areas including Anka , Bungudu, Birnin Magaji , Kauran Namoda Tsafe and Talatar Mafara .
The minister stated that the programme improved the socio -economic livelihoods of over 130 ,000 beneficiaries with payments of between N 30 , 000 to N 80 ,000 distributed based on the dates that each beneficiary was registered on the CCT exercise .
She said the existing National Social Investment Programmes were being expanded to offer wider protection to the most vulnerable persons and communities in Nigeria.
Umar -Farouq said , “ In October 2019 , the Zamfara Social Register had 175 ,955 poor and vulnerable households made up of 802 ,279 individuals .
“ The register has grown under my stewardship to 420, 358 households and 1 ,950 , 201 individuals that will benefit from the government ’ s social safety net programmes .
“ Furthermore , cash transfers will be expanded to cover an additional one million households nationwide. Of this expansion , Zamfara will have a total of 138 ,861 new beneficiaries, in addition to the 130 ,000 currently being paid through the CCT ” .
The Zamfara State Governor , Muhammad Matawalle , who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government , Bala Maru, urged the Federal Government to intervene in road construction that would give security agents access to remote areas where bandits hide.

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Declare your assets, Buratai directs senior army personnel

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen . Tukur Buratai , has directed senior military personnel to declare their assets in compliance with the code of conduct for public officers.
He stated that personnel entrusted with leadership responsibility must understand the importance of assets declaration and code of conduct .
Declaring open , a two -day workshop on ‘Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Officers and Soldiers ,’ facilitated by Go -Getters Consulting Ltd. , in Abuja on Tuesday , the COAS said the Nigerian Army would partner with the Code of Conduct Bureau to ensure public morality and accountability in the conduct of its activities .
Buratai noted that the workshop was important to the Army as it afforded the servicemen the opportunity to fulfil their obligations as public officers in line with the provision of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 ( as amended ) .
He said, “ The Nigerian Army under my leadership is desirous of maintaining the highest standard of accountability in the conduct of our activities , consistent with the requirements and behaviours of public officers which conform to the highest standard of probity , public morality , transparency and accountability .
“ Accordingly , I have directed that the workshop be conducted in the six Army Divisions nationwide. My directive is premised on the belief that every Army personnel entrusted with leadership responsibility must understand the importance of Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for public officers and comply with all the provisions and requirements . ”
The Chairman , CCB , Isa Mohammed , noted that the challenges confronting the nation were the result of indiscipline in public life.
Mohammed, who was represented by Prof Samuel Ogundare , commended the Nigerian Army for organizing the workshop, which he said would afford the participants the opportunity to fully understand the workings of the Code of Conduct Bureau and the need for assets declaration.
In his welcome address, the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation , Maj . Gen . H. Vintenaba , emphasised that the workshop would help military officers to understand the consequences of non -compliance with the provisions of the CCB on assets declaration.
He said , “ This workshop is timely as it would offer officers and soldiers the opportunity to understand fully the requirements for code of conduct and assets declaration as well as consequences for non -compliance .”

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Sanwo- Olu Approves Full Resumption Of All Markets In Lagos

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non food markets.
They are now to open daily.
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In a statement announcing this, the commissioner for local government and community affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast.
Dr Ahmed pointed out that Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols.
He noted that traders and their customers mu st adhere strictly to the covid 19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.

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