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I’m Not Behind Attacks In Igangan, Says Evicted Sarkin Fulani

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Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir who was evicted from the community some months ago has distanced himself from the latest attack in Igangan area of the State.

Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, who was evicted from his Igangan palace four months ago, denied media reports that he is behind the fresh attack on the Igangan community.

The Sarkin Fulani also condemned the attacks, tasked security agencies to do their job in arresting the perpetrators.

Abdulkadir, who spoke in reaction to the allegation of Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisi Adeoye, that he masterminded Sunday’s attacks where scores of farmers were killed, said it was wrong to have linked the attacks to him.

Abdulkadir said he would have defended himself if he had the “mercenaries” when he was attacked.

He said many herders also suffered casualties during the attacks and even said one Fulani man who was neither a cattle rearer nor trader and who has been living in Igangan since the 60s was killed on Monday in a reprisal attack on several Fulani settlements.

The Sarkin stressed that he has no hand in the attacks and has no mercenaries anywhere to attack the people on his behalf.

He said since the eviction from the community by armed youths led by Sunday Igboho, he has lost fortunes acquired over several decades.

He said, “They killed my people, destroyed my properties, I know nothing about the attacks. If I had the mercenaries, I would have defended myself when my palace was invaded by Sunday Igboho and his men.

“I have lost everything. I have been living from hands to mouth. I don’t have any mercenaries fighting for me. I leave everything in the hand of God.”

The evicted Sarkin Fulani who is currently in Ilorin, Kwara State, blamed the attack on the failure of security agencies, saying if the security agencies had been proactive, such would not have occurred.

Abdulkadir insisted that the unrest in Ibarapa was worsened by ethnic profiling where only Fulani herders were tagged as criminals.

He said on many occasions, the Yoruba people were arrested for kidnapping and other criminalities in the Ibarapa zone but their arrests never got prominence because they were not Fulani herders.

He said since his eviction in January, Fulani herders have been living in fear in the communities in Ibarapa including Aiyete, Tapa, and Igangan, adding that he has advised those who are afraid to flee and refrain from taking the laws into their hands.

Sarkin Fulani called on the Federal Government to intervene in the happenings in the Ibarapa zone, saying while the state government is doing its part to restore peace to the warring communities, it requires the support of the federal government to achieve lasting peace in the zone.

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University Of Ibadan Confirms Death Of Final Year Student Killed By Suspected Armed Robbers

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The University of Ibadan has confirmed the death of one of its students who was killed by suspected armed robbers.

JomogNews Nigeria gathered that the final year student of the institution, Ridwan Adebayo was on Sunday killed by some armed robbers a few metres from the main gate of the institution.

Adebayo who was killed at Preboye area was until his death a final year student in the department of History, Faculty of Arts.

The armed robbers shot the deceased after his mobile phone was taken away from him.

Armed robbers allegedly kill UI final year student in Ibadan

The deceased died on his way to the hospital.

The university has, however, confirmed the incident.

Director of communication at the university, Mr. Tunji Oladejo, in a statement on Sunday evening, said that the body of the student has been taken to University College Hospital (UCH) for autopsy.

Oladejo said that the student was killed opposite a commercial bank.

He maintained that the incident has been reported at the Bodiji Police division.

“This is confirmed. I understand, he was killed in front of Access Bank opposite Preboye, UI/ Bodija Road.

“The matter has been reported to the Bodija Police Division. The Oyo State Police Command is conducting a discreet investigation on the sad development.

“The body of the late student is with the University College Hospital (UCH), for autopsy”.

 

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Islamic Group Warns President Erdogan Of Turkey As He Arrives Nigeria Today

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has issued a stern warning to Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asking him to stop prosecuting opposition leader back home in Turkey.

MURIC berated the president ahead of his arrival in Nigeria today, Monday, on a state visit.

The Muslim rights group, in a statement signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, accused Erdogan of arbitrary arrest, torture, political killings, long imprisonment of opposition figures and critics, particularly members of the Hizmet Movement.

The President is expected to sign some business deals with the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

And MURIC claimed that Erdogan’s visit leaves a sour taste in the mouth because of his alleged undemocratic and tyrannical practices back home in Turkey.

“He cooked up a phantom coup on 15th July, 2016 to justify sweeping changes to the constitution and he arrogated extensive powers to himself as president,” MURIC said.

“What followed was arbitrary arrest, torture, political killings, long imprisonment of opposition figures and critics, particularly members of the Hizmet Movement.

“Travelling documents of key members of Hizmet were seized, and their properties were confiscated. They were thrown in jail in their thousands without fair trial. Members of the group who were outside Turkey were disallowed from returning.

“Though Hizmet is not a political movement that could threaten his position, yet like all dictators and tyrants, Erdogan was envious of the group because the latter had become extremely popular.

“Erdogan uses its diplomats in Nigeria to haunt Turkish citizens and members of the Hizmet Movement who are rendering humanitarian services in the country. They were declared persona non grata in Turkey and disallowed to enter their country of origin. Their travelling documents were seized, thereby denying them right of return.

“Erdogan also uses his diplomats in Nigeria to label members of the Hizmet as terrorists. This is a very wicked attempt to push Nigerian security agencies to arrest, intimidate and unduely punish innocent refugees and asylum seekers.

“Members of their families whom they left behind in Turkey are also not allowed to travel out to unite with their loved ones in Nigeria. Thus we find Recep the tyrant masquerading as a liberal, Tayyip the dictator disguising as a democrat and Erdogan the bully pretending to be a hero. Afraid of his own shadow, Erdogan has forcefully separated husbands from their wives and children from their parents.

“MURIC affirms clearly, unequivocally and categorically that members of Hizmet are peace-loving people who are committed to the service of Nigerians and other people of the world. This they do by establishing primary and secondary schools of international standard as well as universities and hospitals. They also assist in building boreholes in Nigeria’s public schools and villages.

“Hizmet is, therefore, a mere network of humanitarian workers committed to the upliftment of mankind from ignorance to knowledge and from the abyss of poverty to the pinnacle of economic emancipation. This is service to humanity per excellence. How can anyone in his right senses accuse such a movement of being a terrorist group?

“MURIC rejects the double standard and hypocritical pretence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. We charge him to leave members of Hizmet who are resident in Nigeria alone. We call on Erdogan to fling open the doors of Turkish prisons and torture chambers if he wants to be embraced by the international community.

“The whole world is now fully aware that Erdogan is an enemy of democracy. Allah-given fundamental human rights, including freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of association and the rule of law are alien to Erdogan’s political philosophy. The whole of Turkey has become a huge prison camp in the grips of a vicious ruler.

“We appeal to the world community to intervene in the case of prisoners of conscience in Turkey. Thousands are languishing in jail without trial. Too many people are being tortured by Erdogan’s agents. Hundreds of Turkey citizens who have loved ones outside the country should be allowed to travel out. We call on Amnesty International and all other civil society groups around the world to speak out against Erdogan’s inhumanity to his perceived enemies.

“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of the antics of the Turkish president as they both engage in business deals for their two countries. Erdogan is the modern fox of the Balkans, the Otto Von Bismarck of the Mediterranean and the Jekyll and Hyde of the Black Sea. Erdogan is not to be trusted. There is no scintilla of humanity in him.”

 

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Dele Momodu Calls Out Kwam1 For Lying And Disrespecting The Oluwo of Iwo (Video)

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Veteran Journalist and newly installed Aare Atayese of Iwoland, Dele Momodu has called out Fuji musician King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly called Kwam1, for lying and disrespecting the Olowu of Iwo, Oba Rasheed Adewale Akanbi.

A now-deleted video shared on his page captured Kwam1 greeting and hailing the Oba Rasheed and complaining about not being invited to a recent event held by the monarch.

Kwam1 faulted the monarch for not telling Dele Momodu to call him for the event.

Reacting to this, Dele Momodu described the video as a total open disrespect to the monarch and narrated what transpired between him and Kwam1.

According to Dele Momodu, he had invited Kwam to perform at the ceremony on 2nd October 2021 for an agreed fee, but the singer never responded to attending the event.

Dele Momodu added that he invited Kwam1’s manager for breakfast and asked him to speak to the singer and confirm performance modalities, but he never received feedback.

Displeased with Kwam1’s action in the video, Dele Momodu described it as very unfortunate and deserved open condemnation.

He wrote: A friend in Abuja has just sent this video to me and I’m absolutely horrified, to say the least, at the total OPEN disrespect of the Oluwo of Iwoland Oba Abudulrashed Adewale Akanbi by King Wasui Ayinde, a great musician I endlessly adore and hold in the highest esteem.

Alhaji, I personally invited you and pleaded with you to perform at the ceremony on October 2, 2021 for an agreed fee, but you neither said yes or no but said you are likely to travel.

Again I hosted your manager, Mr Kunle Rasheed to breakfast and asked him to speak to you and confirm modalities for your performance… Egbon, what happened in this video is very unfortunate and deserves open condemnation.

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