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How Herdsmen Killed My Uncle, while trying to save us- 7-Year-Old Boy

Herdsman shot 7-year-old boy in Gwanje village, Nasarawa state, on Might 3, 2019. 7-year-old Jeremiah (pseudonym), recalled how gunshots woke him and his household round midnight on Might Three in Gwanje village, 18 kilometers from Akwanga in Nasarawa state. His account of the assault provides a glimpse into how a whole bunch of households have been terrorized by herdsmen. Narrating the horrible expertise to Morning Star, a United States information media, he stated a neighbor rushed over to inform his father that he had obtained a name, that herdsmen have been attacking from the south and coming in direction of their residence north of the village. “My father advised his youthful brother, Istifanus Arewa, to take the household into hiding in a forest 200 meters away.

As We fled with my uncle, mom and grandmother, the herdsmen started to shoot at us. “My uncle pulled me down and requested my mom and grandmother to additionally lie down on the bottom as a way to keep away from the bullets that have been being shot at us. “As we lay there on the bottom, one of many herdsmen got here to the place we have been and pointed his gun at my uncle. When the herdsman was about to shoot, my uncle jumped up and grabbed him, they usually started to wrestle one another,” he defined. Jeremiah stated he remembered crying and calling for assist, whilst his uncle Arewa shouted at them to run. “My mom and grandmother ran away whereas I stood there crying and calling for assist. However as this was happening, one other Fulani man shot me, and the bullet hit me on the higher facet of my proper shoulder.

I fell down and crawled below a thick shrub.” Based on him, he watched as his uncle and the opposite Fulani wrestled. The herdsmen who shot Jerome then turned and shot at his uncle, who was holding tightly to the opposite Fulani. “The shooting brought the two of them down, and after sensing that he killed both my uncle and the other Fulani, the Fulani man ran away.” “I ran again to the village and noticed an open door to a room in one other home, have been I entered and hid. I used to be in there till my dad and mom and different folks discovered me in that room the next morning.

My brother died attempting to save lots of his kinfolk, stated Jeremiah’s father, whose identification is withheld for safety causes. “My youthful brother, as a way to shield the little boy, my spouse and mom, braved it to wrestle with the armed man. “The shot that killed my brother immediately additionally killed the opposite armed man. “This singular act by my brother, who fought along with his naked arms towards the herdsmenF, pressured the herdsmen to retreat. “If this bravery and heroic act by my youthful brother had not occurred, the herdsmen would little question have killed us all and burned down our properties,” he narrated.

Arewa was a member of the Males’s Missionary Union of the Bishara Baptist Church in Gwanje, he stated. At about 5 a.m. the subsequent day, Might 4, members of the family returned to the village from the forest and located the corpses of Arewa and the Fulani, stated Jeremiah’s father, a lay chief within the Baptist church. “My little son, who all through the evening of the assault was lacking, was discovered by us in a room the place he bumped into and hid himself.

He took us to the spot they have been shot at, and we discovered the corpses. Additionally wounded that evening, is 29-year-old member of the Evangelical Church Successful All (ECWA) in Gwanje, Moses Ayuba, who obtained remedy for severe accidents on the Federal Medical Middle, Keffi, in Nasarawa, kinfolk stated. Within the southern finish of Gwanje village, Ayuba was shot in his hand and waist, his father, Ayuba Para, 65, additionally narrated. Para said that his son went out after listening to the sound of gunshots, pondering they got here from police who normally patrol the world.

Sadly on this evening, the policemen weren’t round “My son bumped into the herdsmen who have been invading the village, they usually shot him. Once I heard him crying, I ran out to the spot just for the herdsmen to shoot at me. I narrowly escaped being killed as I bumped into the bush behind my home.” After capturing Ayuba, the herdsmen left, he stated. The herdsmen assault on Gwanje village was the second in two weeks on resident communities in Akwanga.

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Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Suspected bandits attacked Katsira Tsauna village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state on Saturday August 14, killing three young men.

 

Three women were said to have sustained gun shots wounds during the attack which took place around 5:00pm. One of the women was shot in the breast.

 

According to witness accounts, the attackers came to Katsira village on five motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.

“They killed three young men and injured three ladies who are now in the hospital,” one of the witnesses said.

”If not for the quick response of the Army drafted not too far from the area, the number of the casualty would have been more than this.”

 

Another account said the bandits had carted away cattle before the arrival of the Army.

 

The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, Muhammadu Sadiq, confirmed the attack but said information at his disposal was very scanty.

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Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen, on Sunday night, attacked the palace of the Village Head of Kadunu, Muhammad Bayero in Langai District of Plateau’s Mangu local government area and killed him.

 

Daily Trust gathered that the village head, who goes by the title Rit Kadunu, was shot dead around 8:10 pm while another person in the palace was hit by a stray bullet in the leg.

 

Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

 

Confirming the incident, a former Commissioner of Trade, Commerce and Industry in Plateau State, Hon. Yakubu Idi Usman said the Rit was buried according to Islamic rites on Monday morning.

 

Hon. Usman told Daily Trust that there was a high probability that the village head was a target of assassination because he sustained several gunshot wounds.

“I have just returned from the funeral prayer,” said Usman, who also confirmed that the Police had visited the palace and taken the necessary evidence and statements.

 

He described the incident as tragic and said the Rit was like a brother to him and losing him at this time was a huge loss for the people of Mangu LGA and Plateau State.

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41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41- year- old Mrs Nyarum Luka Bot Balewa who recently was delivered of quadruplets after waiting for 15 years without a child, has cried out to Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed to come to the aid of her family by offering her employment to enable her to cater for the babies.

 

Mrs Balewa, who is a graduate of College of Health Technology, Ningi, Bauchi State, was delivered of three girls and a boy on July 3, 2019, at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State.

 

Speaking with Journalists, Mrs Balewa lamented that although the babies have brought so much joy to her and her husband after waiting for 15 years, taking care of them has been difficult.

“To take care of these babies is not easy. My husband is no longer working. He is now retired. We have other children with us who are in school. It is not going to be easy. What I am saying is that if it is possible, I am appealing to the state government to give me employment. I have a Diploma in Environmental health. If it is possible to let them employ me so that I can help my husband”

 

Her husband, Luka Bot Balewa, who retired as a staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi last year, said taking care of the quadruplets since their arrival has been a difficult task to the family. 

“It has not been easy. You can imagine that the babies are taking NAN milk. We were buying the smallest one at N2, 500 but of recent we are buying it at N2,150. In a day they consume one tin. It means that in a day apart from the mother’s milk, they consume a tin of NAN milk every day, N2, 150. if you begin to count per day and the mother will eat well. It has not been easy for the mother” said Balewa who claimed that he is yet to receive his benefits.

 

The father of the quadruplets appealed to the state Governor and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.

“Let me say that as many as God will touch their hearts to be of assistance to us, they are welcome. God has been so faithful. A lot of people have advised me to meet with the Wife of the Governor, Some advised that I should write but I don’t want this thing to look as if I am begging but truly, I am not finding it easy. Even if it were to be only one child that will be complemented with NAN milk, it is not going to be easy to talk less of four. If only the NAN tin milk will be taken care of, I will thank God. Whatever the government feels that he can do in order to assist in away is welcome”.

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