Sheikh Dahiru Lawal-Abubakar, the chief Imam of Maiduguri Road Central Mosque, Kaduna on Wednesday died at the Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased was a judge at the upper Shari’a court in Makarfi Local Government Area of the state.He was one of the sons of late renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Lawal AbubakarNewsSourceCredit: NAN
The Katsina State Police Command in collaboration with members of vigilance groups has foiled terrorists attack at Sabon Dawa village of Zakka district in Safana Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
SP Gambo Isah, the Command’s spokesperson stated this in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina.
According to him, the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 21 at about 17:00 hours after a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked the village.
“The Divisional Police Officer of Safana had in response led a combined team of police and vigilantes to the area, engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel, neutralising two of them and foiled their heinous mission,” he said.
Gambo said that the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Idrisu Dabban, has commended the police, members of the vigilance group and people of the area for their resilience in defending the community from terrorists’ attack.
“Dabban further assures the public that the police will continue to do everything possible to ensure the safety and security of their communities,” he said.
He urged them to report any suspicious person or group of persons to the police, adding that the public could call the police on 08156977777, 09053872247.
Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, the General Overseer, Omega Power Ministries (OPM), has called on Twitter to delete a fake Twitter account impersonating him.
This is contained in a statement signed on Wednesday by OPM Medial Director, Mr Frank Laga and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
According to Laga, the fraudster(s) whose fake Twitter handle is @PstChibuzoeGift has over 13,500 followers before the attention of the church was drawn to it.
“Apostle Chinyere regrets that many people around the world might have been scammed using the fake account.
Apostle Chinyere is a man of God who has been known worldwide for his humanitarian works and who with OPM offers services free of charge to humanity.
“ it is pertinent to state here that the man of God does not in any way get himself involved into politics alone twitting on the just-concluded Ekiti state gubernatorial election as claimed by those impersonating him using the fake Twitter account.
“The church therefore is using this medium to inform the world that Apostle Chinyere`s verified Twitter handle is @daddyopm. “
According to him, the man of God has also promised to continue to serve God and humanity with the resources that comes into the church through tithes and offering. “
NAN reports that the General Overseer recently presented a house the family of Deborah Samuel, a female student lynched over alleged blasphemy.
The cleric donated 14 flats mini estate to the family in Port Harcourt.
He also donated a car to Garba Emmanuel, the father of slain Deborah Samuel.
Stakeholders in security in Abia have recommended that all the security agencies in the state should be made members of the State Government’s Security Council.
The call formed part of the communique issued at the end of a one-day capacity building workshop organised for security stakeholders on Wednesday in Umuahia.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop was organised by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The communique stated that the measure had become necessary for intelligence gathering, sharing and attainment of the overall security status of the state.
The stakeholders identified the lack of inclusiveness in the security council as hampering the fight against insecurity in the state.
They urged the security agencies in the state to see security as a communal corporate responsibility and the need for synergy among themselves in order to achieve a holistic security report.
They urged the government, groups and well-meaning individuals to support security personnel “with sufficient welfare packages as a motivation for optimal service delivery”.
They also called for the deployment of more surveillance teams for effective patrol of the 17 local government areas of the state.
The stakeholders further recommended that security teams be posted to all the flash points in the state.
They further requested that immigration personnel be posted to all the entry and exit points in the state to check the influx of illegal immigrants.
They recommended the recruitment of more manpower, including local vigilantes and other security personnel.
“Communication gap between the security agencies and the communities in the state should be bridged.
“A security agencies’ WhatsApp platform should be created for efficient handling of security matters in the state.
“There should be regular training and re-training of security personnel,” the stakeholders further recommended.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Sunday Jackson, said that the workshop was organised because of the recent security challenges in the state.
Jackson, who commended NIMASA for the collaboration, said that Abia, which has borders with seven states, is prone to disaster and other forms of insecurity.
He also said that the objective of the workshop was to X-ray the challenges arising from insecurity in the state and proffering solutions to them.
“It is a coordination meeting aimed at making the security agencies to know their roles,” Jackson said.
In a remark, the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, said that the agency decided to collaborate with SEMA because security had become a major concern in the country.
Jamoh, represented by Mr Obinna Obi, an Assistant Director in the agency, called on the security agencies to collaborate in order to perform effectively.
NAN reports that the maiden interactive workshop was attended by representatives of different security agencies in the state along with some government functionaries. (
The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja decorated her Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Mr Usman Shugaba, with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
Buhari, who was flanked by the Inspector-General of Police IGP) Usman Alkali-Baba, while decorating the newly promoted officer, urged him to step up his job performance to justify his promotion.
The first lady described the newly promoted officer as a highly committed and dogged officer who performed his task with high sense of honesty and humility.
Buhari congratulated shugaba on his elevation and urged him to take his promotion as a challenge to do more for the country.
“I thank you for coming to support me to decorate one of my dogged staff, as an Assistant Commissioner of Police. Usman Shugaba, is a highly committed Senior Officer in the Nigeria Police today.
“I wish you all the best in your new positions,” she said.
In his remark, the IGP said that promotion in the Nigeria Police Force was an achievement that came through hard work and dedication to service.
“When I received the recommendation of the promotion from the First Lady that the ADC had been performing his duty diligently with honesty and dedication.
“I had no option than to put my own recommendation to the Police Service Commission for his elevation. Shugaba has today joined the league of senior officers in the Nigeria Police,” the IGP said.
Alkali-Baba described the Nigeria Police as a reputable institution, which guaranteed service to humanity, and the protection of lives and property of the citizenry.
He also charged the First Lady’s ADC to remain resolute in his new rank, and to continue doing a good job.
“By this promotion, you will be taken to the category of decision making process and you are to command not less than 1000 officers and men at any point in time.
“So, I want to congratulate Shugaba for reaching this far in his chosen career in the Nigeria Police Force,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shugaba was born in 1982 and joined the Nigeria Police Force in 2002.
He had served in various capacities within the force before his appointment as the First Lady’s ADC.
Shugaba had served in the Police Command in various states, including as ADC to former IGP. Mohammed Abubakar and Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello, among others. .