“Adamu Aliyu, the chairman of the Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) of the council, has been shot dead by suspected bandits in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja.
It was gathered that Aliyu was shot dead alongside four others near Daku village in Dobi ward of the council.
Secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, who confirmed the incident to NaijaOnPoint on Sunday April 10, said three persons were abducted, while three others who sustained gun shot wounds are receiving treatment at the University of Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.
He said the incident happened last Thursday, around 5 pm, when the late MACBAN chairman alongside others were retuning from Izom market in Niger state in Dyna truck, while the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on the truck.
According to him, the bandits shattered the windscreen of the truck, which was conveying the late MACBAN and some passengers.
“They were retuning from Izom market in Niger state where they went to sell cows, until just one kilometer to Daku village when the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on the truck, killing the MACBAN chairman and four others,” he said.
He gave the names of those killed as Saleh, Aliyu, Muhammadu and Saidu, saying the deceased’s corpses had been buried according to Islamic rites.
NaijaOnPoint gathered that a combined security agents comprising of soldiers, civil defence corps, mobile police and vigilante led by the Gwagwalada police area commander were at Daku village, before the remains of the deceased were buried.
How Buhari Government Robbed Me Of Victory In 2019 Elections – Ex-Vice President, Atiku
Former Vice President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he was robbed of his mandate by the All Progressive Congress (APC), noting that he won the 2019 Presidential election.
He accused the APC of using the power of incumbency and the instrument of the Federal Government to deny him the mandate given to him by voters in 2019.
Atiku stated this while speaking with the Kaduna PDP delegates at the party secretariat on Tuesday night.
“Under no circumstance will that be allowed to repeat itself in the 2023 elections should the party give me the mandate to contest. Give me your votes again like you did in 2018, I assure you that I will not disappoint you,” he pleaded.
“If given the party’s mandate and I emerge President in 2023, I will invest in education, decisively address insecurity, and create employment for the youths; unite the country and give every part of the country a sense of belonging.
“I am here again to solicit for your votes like you gave me in 2018. I won the 2019 presidential election squarely but was robbed of it; just like you people were robbed in Kaduna State using government power of incumbency, but we won’t allow a repeat of that again in 2023.
“I therefore appeal to you to elect correct and competent leaders, if I get the mandate of the party and emerge victorious in 2023; I will unite Nigerians and give every part of the country a sense of belonging.
“If elected President, I will invest in education, decisively address insecurity and provide employment to our youths, give me your votes and you won’t regret doing so” he told the delegates.
BREAKING: Court Strikes Out Nigerian Government’s Six-Count Amended Charge Against Nnamdi Kanu
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday struck out a six-count amended charge brought against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The judge threw away the fresh charges following its withdrawal by counsel to the Federal Government, Adamu Kaatu.
Citing the need for the government to open the trial of Kanu after years of delay, Kaatu opted to withdraw the new charges when it was discovered the trial cannot be opened when an amended charge is pending.
Apparently desperate that witnesses be called to give evidence against Kanu, the government lawyer hurriedly applied for the withdrawal which was not opposed by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) standing for the defendant.
Justice Nyako, in a brief ruling, struck out the amended charge to pave way for the Federal Government to open its case against Kanu.
It had earlier been reported that the government, a few hours to the hearing of Kanu’s bail application, amended the treasonable felony charges against the IPOB leader.
This had been made known by Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu’s Special Counsel, in an interview, saying the seven-count charge was amended.
“The Federal Government just amended the charges against Nnamdi Kanu now, they removed one; you know it was seven, but they removed one, and now it’s six. We are in court waiting for the judge’s arrival, and Kanu himself is yet to arrive,” Ejimakor had said.
But, in a recent development, the government had now withdrawn the six-count charge and had continued with the initial seven-count charge filed against the defendant.
The IPOB leader is facing charges of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among others.