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Terrorists Abduct Mother And Her Three Children In Katsina



A mother and her three children have been abducted by terrorists in Jabiri Quarters, Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the home of one Malam Shamsudeen Muhammad Kalgo at about around 2:00 am on Tuesday, April 12, and whisked away from his wife, Malama Badiyya Shamsu, and their children, Almustapha Shamsu,12, Zainab, 9, and Halima Siyama Shamsu, 6.

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My wife denies me sex, man seeking divorce tells court



A teacher, Rasheed Azeez, yesterday, pleaded with Grade A Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan Oyo State, to dissolve his marriage with Nafisat for allegedly refusing to make love to him in the past three years.

Afeez told the court, he has been married to Nafisat for nine years and they have two children, who are eight and five years old.

According to him, “my wife has refused to make love to me since September 2019 and I asked her the reason for her action, she told me it is because we are both AS genotype. I am not satisfied with the reason after having two children together,” he told the president of the court, S. M Akintayo.

He said, according to their religion, there are some things that are not permitted, but ever since he has been denied, she has started acting strange.

“She curses and insults me. Even one night when I was trying to make love to her, she brought out a knife and threatened me and in the process of struggling with her my tooth got broken.

“At a time, I thought she was possessed, I prayed for her but still she did not change,” he added.

The petitioner said she even opted for family planning without his consent. Azeez, however, appealed to the court to dissolve the marriage.

The President of the court, S.M Akintayo adjourned the matter till March 4, for cross-examination.

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Banditry: 21-year-old boy confesses killing over 20 people, says “I’ve repented now”



21-year-old suspected terrorist, Naziru Sani, working under the camp of Bello Turji, a notorious terrorist, has confessed to killing over 20 persons in several attacks across the northwest region of the country.

According to Vanguard, Sani made the disclosure when the Katsina State Police PRO, SP Gambo Isah paraded him at the Command’s headquarter on Tuesday.

SP Gambo said Sani was arrested along Jabiri Quarters in Funtua LGA, Katsina based on credible intelligence report.

The suspect said; “I have been involved in communities’ attacks under the command of my boss, Turji and I have killed over 20 persons in the past but I have repented now.”

Sani, who spoke in Hausa said: “I am Bello Turji’s boy. I work under his command.

“I have been involved in communities’ attacks under the command of my boss, Turji and I have killed over 20 persons in the past but I have repented now.

I ran away from Jangebe forest in Zamfara where Turji is currently hibernating for my dear life. The Police arrested me at Funtua, while I was trying to find my way to Suleja, Niger State where my parents live. I left my wife and children there in Makera Village in Tsafe LGA, Zamfara.

Speaking on how many of them are under Turji’s camp and how much they are paid for every attack, Sani said, “we are very many. I don’t know the exact number but we are in hundred’s and I get between N20000 to N30000 after every operation.”

While briefing the press on the arrest, SP Gambo Isah said: “Based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting one Naziru Sani of Makera village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state, a notorious bandit terrorizing Katsina and its environs.

“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when a team of Policemen along Jabiri Quarters, Funtua LGA of the state arrested him.

“In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to being under the leadership of “BELLO TURJI”, who has been on the commands’ wanted list and have participated in many attacks on innocent communities in Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto state killing many people. The investigation is ongoing.”

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Osun initiates 200km roads rehabilitation in six zones



Osun State government on Tuesday announced the commencement of work on 200 kilometres of roads spread across six zones in the state.

Speaking during an inspection tour to some of the roads, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Transport, Mr Toke Olaniyan, said the selected roads located in Ikirun, Ila, Iwo, Ejigbo, Ife, Ilesa, Osogbo, Ede, Gbongan, Ikire, Iree, Obaagun among others, would cost the government over N1billion.

Olaniyan also explained that the road totalling about 200km would be done in phases with an assurance that the projects would be completed before raining season sets in.

According to him, some of the selected roads belong to the federal government, but in the interest of the residents, Olaniyan said the state decided to rehabilitate them.

He said, “We are rehabilitating 200km of roads and the cost is running to over N1billion. These roads are going to be done in batches but it will be delivered before the rainy season this year.

“We have divided the state into six zones, we have Ikirun/Ila, Iwo/Ejigbo, Ife/Ijesha, Osogbo/Ede and Gbongan/Ikire and others. We have spread it across the nooks cranny of the state. We will complete the project before the rainy season and that is why we are working day and night to ensure that all areas mapped out are completed.

“Whether the road belongs to the Federal Government or other tiers of government, the situation requires that state government should intervene to save the life of its citizens and improve the social-economic situation.”

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