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Zamfara Emirs Beg Buhari To Protect Their Kingdoms From Bandits

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2 Die As Bandits Impose Levy On Gold Site Operators In Katsina

The Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahir Ahmad, and the Emir of Bukkuyun in Zamfara, Alhaji Muhammad Usman, have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy more troops to secure their kingdoms.

Speaking during the visit of Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle, the emirs expressed conviction that more deployment of security agents is needed to checkmate the re-occurrence of terrorists’ attacks.

The Emir of Anka said, “The record we have indicated that 22 persons lost their lives in the attack, while four villages were burnt down by the bandits.

We are in need of additional security personnel to this area; as such, we are appealing to the Federal Government to consider the deployment of more military personnel to the area.”

Similarly speaking, the Emir of Bukkuyum stated: “We are appealing to the Federal Government to look into the possibility of deploying additional security personnel to this area.

The number of the security personnel we have here is grossly inadequate and cannot effectively control the banditry activities in the area considering the influx of armed bandits in the area.”

Newsrand understands that the Emirs made the call, as bandits recently killed dozens of people in Zamfara communities.

The terrorists in their large numbers unleashed mayhem in Rafin Danya, Barayar Zaki, Rafin Gero, and Kurfa villages in the Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state.

Following the attacks, residents, who witnessed the incident, recounted that the bandits killed several people, and set ablaze many houses after vigilantes engaged them in a gun battle.

In the attacks, no less than 200 people were said to have lost their lives. Although, Zamfara governor disagreed with the number of casualties recorded, as he said only 58 people were gruesomely killed.

Meanwhile, Buhari had condemned the recent attacks on Zamfara villages, as he reiterated his administration’s commitment to making banditry history in the country.

The latest attacks on innocent people by the bandits is an act of desperation by mass murderers, now under relentless pressure from our military forces who are well-equipped to confront these enemies of humanity effectively.

In keeping with my commitment to tackling the monster of terrorism head-on, let me reassure these besieged communities and other Nigerians that this government will not abandon them to their fate because we are more than ever determined to get rid of these outlaws.

These criminals will be history because we are not going to relent in our current military operations to get rid of these thugs who have been terrorising innocent people,” a statement signed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted him as saying.

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Kumuyi Bows To Pressure As He Cancels Crusade Over Threat

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Kumuyi Bows To Pressure As He Cancels Crusade Over Threat

Pastor William Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Church, has finally cancelled the planned crusade in Aba, Abia State.

Kumuyi was said to have cancelled the crusade over rising insecurity and the threat he got since the crusade was announced.

The crusade was scheduled to hold in Aba from Tuesday, May 24, 2022, to Sunday, May 29, but the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) warned the 80-year-old cleric not to go ahead with it.

Confirming the cancellation, Kumuyi promised to communicate a new venue and date for the crusade to hold.

Also, the Chairman of the crusade’s organising team, Pastor James Akpofure, corroborated the development in a statement.

As there are currently some security challenges at the intended alpha location (Aba, Abia State, Nigeria), the Global Crusade Convener, Pastor (Dr) W.F. Kumuyi commiserates with our people in Abia State and will be praying along for God’s Divine Intervention,” Akpofure said.

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ASUU Strike: Latest ASUU News Roundup For Saturday 21st May 2022

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FG Slams ASUU As Strike Enters Day 50

Good day, here are the latest ASUU news headlines updates for today, Saturday, May 21st, 2022, on Newsrand.

1. ASUU To End Strike As FG Begins Payment Of Arrears

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), may soon end their ongoing strike, as the Federal Government begins the payment of their minimum wage arrears.

The payment of minimum wage arrears, Newsrand, understands is part of move to put an end to the strike.

2. ASUU, FG To Resume Talks Over Ongoing Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Federal Government (FG) may meet on Monday, May 16, 2022, to resume talks over the ongoing strike.

The Chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Minna chapter of ASUU, and member of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC), Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, disclosed this in an i

3. ASUU Extends Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has extended its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks.

In a statement signed, ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said the strike extension became effective from Sunday, May 8, 2022, adding that the union took this decision after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which started at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja.

4. ASUU Writes UNIJOS Over Minister’s Certificate

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has written to the University of Jos (UNIJOS), demanding a probe and recall of the certificate of Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education.

ASUU made this move as its strike, which commenced on Monday, February 14, 2022, continues.

5. Striking ASUU Members Don’t Deserve Salaries -FG

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has stated that the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) don’t deserve to be paid salaries.

Newsrand understands that ASUU went on a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, a development that had since grounded public universities activities across the country.

6. ASUU: NLC Warns Of Strike If Union Demands Are Not Met

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Federal Government of a 3-days nationwide strike if Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) demands are not met in the next 21 days.

This was disclosed by the congress’ Chairman, Ayuba Wabbba, during a pre-May Day rally held in Abuja, stating that within the 21-days ultimatum, a protest will be held.

Visit newsrand.com for more latest news updates on ASUU and other top trending stories/news in Nigeria and around the world.

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