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12042018 - HERDSMEN/FARMERS’ CLASHES: Blame Gaddafi, irresponsible politicians — BUHARI

6Vanguard, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867058, 08035483885 A relation helps one of the six members of a family who all suffer paralysis when they turn 18 years, at Gitata, Panda, Nasarawa State. The six are the children of the late Danladi Bawa. NAN PHOTO. Kano-based Syrian killed, son abducted ASyrian businessman based in Kano State, Ahmed Aredia, was reportedly killed by gunmen and his 14-yearold son abducted. The incident occurred along Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa, GRA, Kano, Tuesday night. It was gathered that two of the victim’s children were with him in the vehicle when the assailants struck. A source said four gunmen took over the victim’s vehicle, engaged Areida in an argument before he was killed. The other son of the victim, identified as Abdullateef, was said to have escaped. 5 killed in fresh attack on Nasarawa village FIVE persons have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack on Kadarko village and environs in Obi Local Government, Tuesday night, by the Nasarawa State Police Command. Mr. Kennedy Idirisu, the command’s spokesman, who disclosed this yesterday in Lafia, said the attackers invaded the village at night and shot everyone on sight. A resident of Kadarko village, who spoke on the Tuesday attack, said the trouble started when a 17- year-old boy had his arm chopped off by unknown persons suspected to be herdsmen. The source, who craved anonymity, said the attackers later stormed the village at night, shooting at anyone in sight. “Even the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp was not spared,” headed. By Evelyn Usman THE Lagos State Police Command has uncovered an illegal distillery, where fake malt drinks, stout and ethanol are produced, at Igba Afa community in Igbogbo Bayeku area of Ikorodu. Five persons were arrested, while drums of finished malt and stout drinks waiting to be transferred to different parts of the country were recovered. The illegal brewery is situated on an acre of land. To hide their activities, the perpetrators built a residential apartment in front of the factory. The factory The brewery is made up of five sections for the production processes. There were over 200 drums of 1,000 litre capacity positioned at each of the sections, besides others of 500, 200 and 100 litres capacity. There were also two reservoirs, where the finished products were kept, pending when they will be loaded into trucks which take them to different parts of the country. Dead rats and reptiles were floating on the finished products, particularly inside the reservoirs. It’s dividend of community policing Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal, who led journalists round the illegal brewery, attributed the recovery to the dividend of the community policing initiative of the command. He said: “You will recall that FOR WHEAT FARMERS: From leftGroup Managing Director, Flour Mills of Nigeria, Mr. Paul Gbedebo; Group Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mr. Thabo Mabe; National President, Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Salim Saleh Mohammed; Supply Chain Director, Honeywell Flour Mill Plc, Mr. Rotimi Fadipe, and others during the donation of multi-crop threshers to wheat farmers by Flour Milling Association of Nigeria in Apapa, Lagos. PHOTO: Kehinde Gbadamosi. Police uncover illegal brewery in Lagos A filled reservoir (above) and the brewery right. recently, an elderly man who was selling all sorts of fake drinks in Mushin was arrested. “I am calling on Lagosians to be vigilant and to pass information, promptly, to their local Police, to ensure we identify places like this and destroy them because Lagosians can only be productive if they are healthy and By Onozure Dania LAGOSA Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, yesterday, remanded Danish national, Peter Nielsen, 53, who allegedly killed his wife Zainab, and his three-year-old daughter, Petra, in Ikoyi Prisons. Nielsen appeared before the court on a two-count charge bordering on murder. The offences are contrary to and punishable under Section 223 of most people who drink these things that are produced in unhygienic environment cannot be healthy. “The place is not National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC-certified and the operators are not qualified to do so. This means that they the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015. The charge was read to him, but his plea was not taken. Count one of the charge read: “That you Peter Nielsen, on April, 5 at Block 4 Flat 17 Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully killed your wife, Zainab Nielsen, aged 37, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 223 are giving Lagosians poison. “What is most worrisome is that they are bottling and canning it as if they are produced by reputable companies that deal on the product. “We are going to take samples of each of the various fake drinks being concocted here to NAFDAC and DNA labs.” Herbalist caught with wife's corpse in Ilorin By Demola Akinyemi ILORINPOLICEMEN on stop-and-search operations at Osere Junction around Eid Road in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, got more than they bargained for as a corpse was discovered in one of the cars flagged down. A herbal mixture seller, identified as Raji Mufutau, kept the corpse of his late wife in the vehicle he used in hawking his products. It was gathered that the foul odour from the chemical the man had been using to preserve the remains of his wife probably made the Police to search the vehicle, when he was stopped. A Police source said: “The suspect was said to have been consistently using chemicals to spray the corpse in the vehicle to prevent it from decomposing, while he went about hawking his herbal mixture drugs. “The heavy odour of the chemical, which oozed out from the vehicle when it was stopped for search by the Police prompted the Police to peep into the vehicle, where they discovered the corpse.” The source added that when he was asked about the source of the corpse, the suspect said it was that of his wife and that he didn’t want to bury her because he was afraid of what her relations would say. “He was promptly taken to the Police station for further interrogation, while the corpse was taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital mortuary,” the source added. Banana Island murder of wife, daughter: Court remands Danish national in prison custody of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.” And count two read: “That you Peter Nielsen ( on same date and same place) unlawfully killed your daughter, Petra, aged three and half years and, thereby, committed an offence punishable under Section 223 of same laws.” After the charge was read to the Danish, the prosecutor, Chief Superintendent Effiong Asuquo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 5

Vanguard, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 20187 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews DJ Cuppy! She makes all things beautiful WHO WILL PAY THE FINE?: Police say ‘No Dumping of Refuse,’ Lagos State government says it is Cleaner Lagos, while residents of Sofuye Street, Ilasa, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway use available space after overwhelming new LAWMA. This was yesterday. NAN PHOTO. Attacks on Benue communities extension of terrorism, says Ortom By Peter Duru • fresh invasions claim 15 Sorry, Aki. We mean no harm M AKURDIGOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described herdsmen attacks on Benue communities as an extension of terrorism being perpetrated by Boko Haram in the North-East. Governor Ortom was reacting to the Tuesday night coordinated attacks on communities in Logo and Ukum Local Government areas of the state by suspected herdsmen, where 15 people, including a 75-year-old man were reportedly killed. He said: “The manner in which the armed herdsmen invade communities of the state and slaughter innocent people is not different from the mindless acts of Boko Haram in the North-East. “They come with sophisticated weapons and kill people, machete them and chase them away.” Governor Ortom said equally disturbing is the pattern of attacks by the herdsmen; their trademark of occupying communities after killing and sacking the inhabitants. His words: “In some cases, they do not have herds. They just come with their weapons, kill and chase the people out and take over the land: that is the worrisome part of it. “The trend of attacks on Benue is beyond mere grazing of at his residence. Asuquo said: “The defendant, who was always at loggerheads with his wife, had hit her head on the wall several times, leading to her death; he also proceeded to poison his daughter.” Asuquo, however, urged the court to remand the defendant in prisons custody, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP. In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye ordered the defendant remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons and adjourned till May 8 for outcome of DPP advice. livestock. If the invaders were only interested in grazing, the massive destruction of lives and properties would not have been their priority.” Vanguard gathered that the affected communities in the latest attacks include Gbeji in Ukum Local Government Area; Ukemberagya/Tswarev ward, Channel One community, Orveren and Ajura villages and Tombo community in Logo Local Government Area of the state. A former aide to the former governor of Benue State, who is from one of the affected communities, said: “It all started two days ago, but Tuesday evening, from 6p.m. and 9p.m. was when the fully-armed herdsmen came 257 die in Algerian military plane crash down heavily on the affected communities. “They went to Gbeji in Ukum council and had a free day. They burnt down houses and killed about eight people in the community and injured many. “They did not stop at that; they came down to Ukemberagya/ Tswarev ward in Logo, at Channel One community of Tswarev clan and killed two people, burnt down houses and one motorcycle there. “They came unchallenged from Tungwa in Nasarawa State to attack our communities and after the operation they usually pulled back or retreat to where they came from.” AN Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers. An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash - Algeria’s worst-ever air disaster. The government has declared three days of national mourning. Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, the defence ministry says. Ten crew members also died. Passengers from Western Sahara, a disputed territory annexed by Morocco after Spain withdrew in 1975, were among the fatalities. The Polisario Front, which is seeking independence for the territory and is backed by Algeria, says 30 Western Saharans, including women and children, died. A senior member of Algeria’s ruling FLN party said those killed included 26 Polisario members. The plane, an Ilyushin Il- 76, was travelling to Bechar and Tindouf in the south-west of the country. The Tindouf region, which borders Western Sahara, is home to refugee camps and serves as a base for the Polisario Front. Congress of Councillorship Aspirants, Kaduna North Local Government, protesting the just-concluded All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries in Kaduna State. PHOTO: Olu Ajayi. P-Square's throwback Thursday: There's always been a crack in the picture