Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Sunday 11th October 2020

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Sunday 11th October 2020

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E2%80%99s-deputy-governorship-candidate-ikengboju-loses-local-government-apc BREAKING: PDP’s Deputy Governorship Candidate, Ikengboju, Loses Local Government To APC

Gboluga Ikengboju

Deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo, Gboluga Ikengboju, has lost the election in his Okitipupa Local Government Area to the All Progressives Congress.
The APC polled 19,266 votes in the local government area to defeat the PDP which had 10,367 votes. 

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The ZLP scored 10,120 votes in the council area.
Ikengboju, a current House of Representatives member, represents Irele/Okitipupa Federal constituency.

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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Abuja Community, Kidnap 15 People

No fewer than 15 people were on Saturday kidnapped by some gunmen in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, while coming from Kabi Mangoro community in the area council.
SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened at 6:00pm while people were returning home after going to congratulate the new Education Secretary of the council, Mr Yunusa Zakari.

Among the victims are former Vice Chairman of the council, Mohammed Baba, Transport Officer, SA Media, HOD Food Services and some council legislative members.
The kidnappers were said to have hijacked their bus and seized all occupants at gunpoint.
A source, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said, “The staff went to congratulate the new Executive Secretary and on their way back the kidnappers hijacked the bus and took all of them into the bush.”
Spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Maltida Mari, confirmed the incident, adding that they were making efforts to rescue the victims.
Recall that 12 persons were on September 10, 2020 abducted at Tungan Maje, a community on the outskirts of nation’s capital, after gunmen invaded the place.

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Oyo State Governor Confirms, Mourns Killing Of #ENDSARS Protester By Police

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has confirmed the killing of Jimoh Isiaq, one of the #ENDSARS protesters in the state by police.
Makinde also revealed that seven other protesters sustained injuries and are being treated at a hospital in the state.

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One Person Killed As Police Shoot At #ENDSARS Protesters In Oyo | Sahara Reporters pic.twitter.com/BZQ18XlngX— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 10, 2020

 
In a tweet, Makinde said the situation was highly regrettable, adding that he had ordered an investigation into the incident.
Also, at this same protest, Abdulrasaq Olawale, Oluwadamilare Gbolohunmi, and five other persons sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) October 10, 2020

I pray that God grants the parents of Jimoh Isiaka the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) October 10, 2020

The governor noted that the ongoing nationwide #ENDSARS protest was a “strong indicator of a systemic failure”, and also showed the failure of the police in carrying out their duties of protecting the people.
It again calls into question why State Governors are called Chief Security Officers of their state whereas, they do not have the necessary powers to control the police force.— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) October 10, 2020

Peaceful protests are a big part of our democratic process. The right to freedom of speech and assembly are guaranteed by our Constitution, and I will never support any attempt to rob citizens of their fundamental human rights.— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) October 10, 2020

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Sweden Condemns Attacks On #EndSARS Protesters By Nigeria Police

The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria has condemned the attack on peaceful protesters.
Reacting to reports of violence against protesters, the embassy in a tweet on Saturday said, “Sweden condemns all forms of violence and acknowledges the #humanright to peaceful protests.

 
“It is worrying to hear about alleged cases of brutality from #SARS in Nigeria and reports of abuse need to be followed up by the Nigerian legal system.#DriveForDemocracy.”
The Nigeria Police Force in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, on Saturday opened fire on peaceful demonstrators, killing one Jimoh Isiaq. 
Protesters were also violently dispersed in Abuja.
BREAKING: @PoliceNG Violently Disperse #ENDSARS Protesters At Force Headquarters In Abuja | Sahara Reporters #EndPoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/X7CjtNlSwH— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 10, 2020

Nigerians are demanding an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force over incessant rights violations.

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Stop Attacking Peaceful Protesters, Pastor Sam Adeyemi Tells Nigerian Government

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Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Center has asked the Nigerian Government to stop firing live bullets and teargas at peaceful protesters demanding an end to police brutality in the country.
Adeyemi in a series of tweets on Saturday said the situation was unacceptable, urging young people not to back down until their demands were met.

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He said, “It is totally unacceptable for the police to fire teargas at young citizens attending non-violent #ENDSARS protests. We cannot sustain the idea that the voice of the African youth is not to be heard.
is totally unacceptable for the police to fire teargas at young citizens attending non-violent #ENDSARS protests. We cannot sustain the idea that the voice of the African youth is not to be heard.— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) October 10, 2020

We are not going to be leaders tomorrow, we are leaders already. Leaders lead with vision and broad perspective. #ENDSARS is a beachhead. The war is bigger. Have a clear picture of a developed Nigeria. Push for a change in values and in the power equation.— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) October 10, 2020

The mean age in Africa is 19.5 years, but the mean age of Presidents is 62 years (The Brookings Institution, Foresight Africa Report 2019). We need interpreters between the generations. The world has changed and political leaders need to know this and to lead with good advice.— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) October 10, 2020

Creating or providing these require courageous leadership. Let’s do it. God bless Nigeria. God bless Africa. #ENDSARS— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) October 10, 2020

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Truck Kills Five Persons, Injures 30 Others In Adamawa State

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No fewer than five persons were killed when a truck lost control in Adamawa State on Saturday.
The tragedy reportedly occurred along Mayo-Belwa-Jada Road in the Southern axis of the state, according to eyewitnesses. 

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One eyewitness, Mallam Jingi, said, “I saw how it happened, it was due to reckless and speeding on the part of two truck drivers.
“We saw the two of them coming from the same direction on top speed, scampering to overtake each other when one of them veered off the road.
“Later, we saw occupants of the trucks tumbling, three died instantly and many sustained injuries, including broken limbs. One of the victims had his head decapitated.
‘’It was a horrible sight, this accident could have been avoided.”
Also speaking on the incident, Kabiru Baba-Kelly, Information Officer of Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area, said, “The incident occurred at about 11:15am this morning along Ganye Road, around a village known as Jilima.
‘’Two truck drivers were speeding, leading to one veering off the road after losing control.
‘’The dead bodies and those who sustained injuries were hurriedly evacuated to Mayo-Belwa Cottage Hospital.”
When contacted over the incident, Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Mayo-Belwa Unit, Aminu Ibrahim, said, “There were a total of 45 casualties among them five fatalities. 
‘’Besides the five persons, who lost their lives, 30 others who are severely injured are receiving treatment at the hospital.”

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BREAKING: Police Violently Disperse #ENDSARS Protesters At Force Headquarters In Abuja

Policemen have fired teargas canisters to disperse hundreds of Nigerians calling for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the country.
SARS is notorious for brutality, extortion, harassment and extrajudicial killing of innocent citizens.

The protesters had earlier requested to see the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
They vowed not leave the premises of building until the IGP addressed them.
#ENDSARS Protesters In Abuja Vow To Camp At Force Headquarters Until IGP Addresses Them | Sahara Reporters pic.twitter.com/zeCtj60FAw— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 10, 2020

But armed policemen stationed within the building fired teargas at them around 6:20pm and violently disrupted the peaceful protest. 

Some of the demonstrators were beaten and dragged on the floor by policemen.
As at the time of this report, the protesters vowed to stay put until their demands were met.

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Governor Akeredolu Wins Polling Unit In Ondo Election

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has won his polling unit in Owo Local Government Area in the ongoing governorship election in the state.
Akeredolu, who voted together with his wife at Ijebu 2 Ward 5, Unit 6, won with a landslide victory.
Akeredolu and his wife given undue priority as they jump queue to vote @RotimiAkeredolu @inecnigeria #OndoDecides2020 #Ondo2020 #OndoDecides FOLLOW LIVE: pic.twitter.com/ujNljlPPFM— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 10, 2020

He polled a total of 413 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party scored 12 and African Democratic Party had nine.

 
 

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#ENDSARS Protesters Demonstrate In Front Of Delta State Government House, Call For Scrapping Of Police Unit

#EndSars protesters in Delta State have demonstrated in front of the Government House in Asaba to demand the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
The protesters blocked and occupied the entire Anwai Road, which leads to several other communities.

The #ENDSARS protest is also ongoing across several cities in Nigeria despite harassment from the police.

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