The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza says the church has made available the pastoral center in Yola to Adamawa state Government in support of the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Bishop Dami Mamza stated this while briefing Journalists in Yola to clear the air on the confusion that the church offered Saint Peters Minor seminary to serve as isolation center whenever the state records case of the diseases.
He categorically explained that when Government announced partial lockdown in the state, the Catholic Church decided to make available it’s one hundred rooms in the pastoral center Yola behind saint Peters seminary to Government as a contribution to fighting the pandemic.
Bishop Mamza who doubles as the state chairman of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), however, commended Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for relaxing the lockdown while prevailing on the residents to reciprocate by complying with directives and help tips to avoid contracting the virus.
‘’ There is no need to panic because the government seems ready to tackle any case of the diseases.
‘’ People should abide by health regulations on preventing coronavirus such as avoiding crowds and observing social distancing as well as regular washing of hands and maintaining personal hygiene,’’ he stressed.
The clergyman stressed that managing coronavirus pandemic is a collective responsibility as the virus does not have respect for religion, tribe or political learning of any person.
Second KDSG Security Update: Wednesday 5th May 2021
KDSG rejoices with freed Afaka students
The Kaduna State Police Command has reported to the Kaduna State Government, the release of the remaining students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization.
The government rejoices with the freed students, their families and the management of the institution over this development.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai charged them to view their ordeal as a motivator to put the past behind and work hard towards a happier and successful future ahead.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
Unknown Gunmen Kidnap NUJ Member In Yola
A news editor with the Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Yola Mrs Amra Ahmed Diska has been kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday by unknown gunmen.
The victim who is a nursing mother only resumed work recently after a mertanity leave.
Investigations revealed that the gun men numbering about 15 with dangerous weapons invaded the residence of the victim at Mbamba in Yola South local government area and whisked her away.
The kidnappers upon their arrival into the residence, broke the sitting room door and gained access into the bedroom asking the whereabout of the husband of the victim.
In the absence of the husband, the gunmen kidnapped the wife leaving behind her six-month-old baby.
BREAKING: INEC office in Akwa Ibom set ablaze
The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State has been set ablaze.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye Esq.
The statement said the security guard at the INEC office escaped unhurt, stressing that the buidling and properties suffered extensive destruction.
INEC, however, revealed that an investigation by the police into the incident has commenced.
The statement read, “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Mike Igini, has reported that our office in Essien Udim Local Government Area has been set ablaze.
The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 2nd May 2021. Our security guard on duty escaped unhurt but the destruction to the building and properties therein was extensive. Items destroyed include 345 ballot boxes, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and office furniture.
“The police, which has also been battling with attacks on its facilities and personnel in the area, is aware of the incident and has commenced investigation.
It will be recalled that on the eve of the 2019 General Election, our newly constructed prototype LGA office in Ibesikpo Asutan was burnt down while two more offices in Mkpat Enin and Eastern Obolo LGAS were bombed.
“The recent attack on our facility after we have just concluded the inventory of electoral materials nationwide in readiness for the 2023 General Election is worrisome. If unchecked, these attacks may constitute a setback on the Commission’s preparations, including the ongoing conversion of Voting Points to Polling Units, the forthcoming Continuous Registration of Voters (CVR) exercise and the conduct of polls.
“Nevertheless, the Commission wishes to assure Nigerians that we will leave no stone unturned to recover from the incident in Akwa Ibom State as we continue to prepare for all electoral activities.