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‘Over 500,000 people still in IDPs camps’

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 Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi

  THE Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Emmanuel Ishior, has said more than 500, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are still in camps as a result of herdsmen attack in Benue State. He said there are eight IDPs camps spread across local governments.


Ishior said there are still pockets of attack on harmless farmers, especially those living in riverine areas, by herdsmen.


He listed the areas under attack as Kaseyo, Torkula and Iordye villages in Guma Local Government.

Others are Jato Aka in Kwande Local Government and Agatu in Benue South Senatorial District, which made it impossible for IDPs to return to their ancestral homes.

He called on the Federal Government to fulfil its promise of N10billion donation so that the IDPs would be resettled.

Speaking while hosting the new leadership of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), led by TorVande Acka, who visited him in his office, the Executive Secretary said no IDP died of COVID-19 pandemic because the camps were locked down.

Acka said the visit was to seek partnership with the humanitarian agency, which he noted had done much during flood and attack on herdsmen.  

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One dead, many injured as two men fight over lady’s love in Taraba

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A fight which ensued between two men over a lady’s love has left at least one person dead in Jalingo, Taraba State’s capital.

Channels Television reported that the fight which occurred in Water Board area of Jalingo, also led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.

It was learnt that the fight degenerated into a religious crisis as one of the men hired thugs to inflict mayhem on the other, while the other one called on friends to assist in fighting back.

The tension was however doused after security operatives intervened, A businessman who specialises in a bread bakery, Salihu Sale said;

“This incident started four days ago as a minor scuffle without notice. It then degenerated into a fight between youths of two communities over a lady.

“It later became a religious fight between Christian and Muslim youths. They broke my doors and windows, but fortunately, security operatives arrived and took control of the situation and that is why I am here to pack what is left of my bakery.”

Another eyewitness identified as Ezekiel Ali said;

“Although I am not a specialist, from what I saw, one of the victims was hit by bullets because we saw holes in his body.”

The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Azare who visited the area condemned the incident and also revealed that only one person was killed during the crisis. Azare revealed that they have made a few arrests in connection with the crisis.

He said;

“From the report gathered by my men on the ground, only one person was confirmed killed with many injured and receiving treatment at the hospital.”

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The date for the burial of Jerry John Rawlings announced

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The date of the funeral for former president Jerry John Rawlings has been announced to the general public.


The late Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be given a state burial on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by James Victor Gbeho, the head of the funeral planning committee.

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PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23

The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.

The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.

Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to [email protected]al.org.

Signed:

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)

The former president died on Thursday, November 12 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. He was 73.

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The date for the burial of Jerry John Rawlings announced

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The date of the funeral for former president Jerry John Rawlings has been announced to the general public.


The late Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be given a state burial on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by James Victor Gbeho, the head of the funeral planning committee.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW;

PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23

The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.

The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.

Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to [email protected]al.org.

Signed:

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)

The former president died on Thursday, November 12 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. He was 73.

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