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So bad, Defiled corpse of six-year-old found in Kaduna cemetery

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The corpse of a six-year-old, Aisha Ya,u, suspected to have been defiled before being killed, has been recovered from a cemetery in Kurmin Mashi area of Kaduna.

Reports say that the corpse was discovered by a farmer, returning from his farm, and who alerted passers-by.

 

Eye witness accounts as at the time of filing this report indicated that the girl returned from Islamiyya school on Sunday at around 11 am, changed into her playing clothes, and went out to play in the neighbourhood until her mother discovered that she had not returned.

 

“The search for the girl began and she was found dead at a burial ground in the area by a farmer with sand all over her body”, a source, who sought anonymity, said.

 

Effort made to speak with Amaratu Ya’u, the mother of the victim, failed because she was still in shock over what had befallen her daughter.

A source close to the family, however, narrated that Aisha’s mother had raised alarm about her missing daughter an hour after she couldn’t find her, and this attracted neighbours who joined in the search for the missing girl.

News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN)  also  recalled that on June 28, while locals were in their houses due to the COVID-19 lockdown, a similar incident involving a minor uncovered the corpse of a little girl left at a Mosque in the same area. Her killer(s) are yet to be apprehended till date.

 

Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner, Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, expressed sadness over the development, while calling on the Police to deploy all available resources to apprehend the perpetrators of these heinous crimes occurring repeatedly in the same community.

“Right thinking Kaduna people are very sad about this unfortunate development”, she said, adding, “These criminals are still on rampage but they must be stopped. I am calling on the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna, CP Muri Umar, to help us get to the bottom of this’’, Baba said.

Spokesman of the Kaduna Police Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, who confirmed the discovery of the corpse of the little girl, cautioned against attributing her death to defilement.

He said Police had already obtained a Coroner’s Form duly signed by a Magistrate’s Court to enable the hospital to carry out series of examination on the girl’s corpse.

” After the examination, the hospital can then release the corpse to the parents for burial”, he said.

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Kidnappers Abduct Minister of Agriculture’s brother in Kano

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Suspected gunmen on Monday morning stormed the family house of Minister of Agriculture, Alh Sabo Nanono, and whisked away his brother named, Babawuro Tofai.

Personal Assistant to the Minister, Umar Wali who confirmed the abduction  said the gunmen attacked the house around 1.00 am, in Gabasawa local government area of Kano State

‘’Before abducting Babawuro Tofai, a young boy in the house was also beaten and he sustained a fracture in the course of the attack,’’ said Wali.

He said they are yet to get communication with the abductor.

Reports earlier say  that earlier on Monday around 2.00 am, gunmen attacked Tumpapi village, Garko local government area beheaded a man and matcheted his son.

The duo were buried around 9.00 am on Monday.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, when contacted could not be reached as his phone was switched off.

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Just in: Gunmen abduct Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Mr Philip Tatari Shekwo, the chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), in Nasarawa State, has been kidnapped, by unknown persons.

Mr. Emmanuel Bola Longe, Police Commissioner in the state, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, said unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the resident of the APC chairman near Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi, in Lafia, yesterday around 11pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

Mr Longe, stated that security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forests locations in the state to ensure safe release of the chairman by his abductors.

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Gunmen Kill Student Union Leader, advocate of #SecureNorth

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A Kaduna student union leader, Comrade Auwal Rabiu, has been confirmed killed, as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked motorists on the road linking the Kaduna international airport and the Rigasa station of the Kaduna-Abuja train.

Rabiu Auwal, is an advocate of #SecureNorth, a group campaigning against insecurity.

The gunmen also injured one Umar Bn El-Khatab while one other person identified as Sani Digana is feared to have been abducted during the attack.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government while confirming the incident said, security operatives repelled the attacks and rescued two persons, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko.

Reports say  that the three young men were inside a vehicle when the gunmen fired at them around 9:pm on Friday along the Kaduna airport link road to Rigasa train station in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

A youth leader in Rigasa Abdul’azeez Madugu popularly known as (Dan Dubai) said the deceased funeral prayer took place around 8:am Saturday at their family home in the area

“Late Auwal Rabiu is the current Present of Rigasa old students association and the three of them were returning from Rigachikun area around 9:pm on Friday when the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle

“Auwal was the one driving and the bullet hits him and died. But Umar El-khatab was shot on the leg while the third person Sani was abducted,” he said.

Madugu explained that gunmen have always attacked the route at night targeting vehicles plying the route.

Meanwhile, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement on Saturday explained that the deceased and his friends were hit by stray bullets of the bandits.

Aruwan said, “The security agencies have informed the Kaduna State Government that they have repelled armed bandits on Friday night in Igabi local government area.

“According to the agencies, the armed bandits ambushed troops and security operatives patrolling Rigasa-Link Road at Rugar Bello Junction.

“The operatives rescued two persons, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko while Sani Khalil is still missing.

“Similarly, the Armoured Personnel Carrier of the police was riddled with bullets.

“The bandits who were denied freedom of action escaped while stray bullets hit two citizens driving from the Mando axis of the Rigasa-Link Road.

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“The two citizens were rushed to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital but sadly, one of them, one Rabiu Awwal died while the second citizen (Umar El-Khattab) is responding to treatment.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolence to the deceased’s family and offered prayers for the repose of his soul. The Governor wishes the citizen recuperating a speedy recovery.

“The Governor also commended troops and police personnel that repelled the armed bandits and rescue of two citizens.

“The troops and police are still carrying out aggressive patrols in the general area.

“The government will continue to keep citizens informed of security development,” Aruwan said.

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