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The Council of Imams and Ulama in Kaduna state has requested the capture and arraignment of the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and others for the asserted acceleration of the commotion in Southern Kaduna.

The piece of Kaduna has since late 2016 seen overwhelming assaults and killings in spite of security organization and time limit forced by the legislature.

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The Imams are demanding that the assaults on a few towns in the zone were elevated through provocative and false proclamations by the individuals who they need captured.

Vanguard reports that the Imams, at a question and answer session in Kaduna tended to by their executive, Sheik Abubakar Babantune and secretary, Aminu Ibrahim, requested that those to be captured ought to incorporate Rev Zacahriah Gado of 19 DCC Fellowship, the CAN president, Samson Ayokunle, CAN secretary-general Musa Asake, John Danfulani, and Solomon Musa, SOKAPU president.

The Imams demanded that the Christian pioneers energized the killings of Muslims in the range, which they depicted as unfeeling slaughter, through their remarks.

The religious pioneers likewise required the capture and indictment of Danjuma La’ah, the congressperson speaking to the territory, and Sunday Marshal-Katung, an individual from the House of Representatives.

The committee said those specified spread lie and urged inhabitants to wage war against each other.

The Imams additionally reprimanded the administration for declining to arraign those behind past emergencies in the zone naming some of them as Zamani Lekwot and five others, who were discovered liable and sentenced to death by Justice Okigbo tribunal over the Zangon Kataf emergencies.

“The white paper of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Kaduna state Religious Disturbances of 2001 suggested for further examination and revile of Elder Saídu Dogo, Archbishop PY Jatau, Archbishop BA Achigili.

“The white paper on the report of the national government Investigation Panel on the 2011 decision savagery and common unsettling influences prescribed among others for the police to research a History educator that executed the father of his understudy in her nearness,” the gathering said.

The committee said it was in support of the elected and Kaduna state governments taking any measures legitimately to manage any individual or gathering of people discovered advancing further aggravations in the zone.

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Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

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At least six people have been killed in fresh attacks in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state.

Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this on Wednesday when he received Dominic Oneya, former military administrator of the state, in Markurdi.

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He said while two women were killed in Logo, another two were killed in Guma.

Ortom said there were other accounts of violence claiming lives in various parts of the state.

When TheCable contacted Moses Yamu, spokesman of the Benue state police command, he said he could not confirm the attack.

“I have not been able to reach the divisional police officers in those areas, so I can’t confirm these attacks,” he said.

While alleging that the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore are threatening further resistance of the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law — causing ripples in the state, the governor called on security agencies to arrest the leadership of the group.

Benue has been thrown into mourn since earlier this month when herdsmen attacked communities in the state, killing about at least 70 persons.

There have also been other pockets of clashes between the herders and farmers/community members in other parts of the country, including Taraba and Nasarrawa states.

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A bigger fraud is being perpetrated, says Saraki on fuel subsidy

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to an ongoing investigation into “discrepancies” in fuel subsidy, saying its reintroduction is fraudulent.

Saraki made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

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According to him, ongoing debates in the senate were aimed at enforcing reforms in the oil and gas sector, including bringing an end to the lingering fuel scarcity.

“Today, the senate debated the interim report of the senate committee on downstream petroleum on the fuel scarcity crisis in the country,” the statement read.

“This interim report stirred up a debate on the floor about the ongoing scarcity, the subsidy regime and ways to make the oil and gas sector more efficient.”

Commenting on some of the reforms, he said the senate committee would look into issues bordering on ending fuel scarcity and uncovering “fuel subsidy fraud”.

“I spent a lot of time on this fuel subsidy issue during the seventh senate (2011 to 2015). It was my motion that brought this topic to the national discourse — hence, it is something that I know a lot about,” the statement read.

“The first (issue) is, even as we speak now, there are still queues. The issue of the ongoing scarcity is one problem that the committee needs to go back to look into so that Nigerians can be reassured that this will not reoccur.

“The second problem is that the subsidy is important, however, based on the figures that have been presented, it is clear that there is a bigger fraud that is being perpetrated. This is because the amount of PMS (premium motor spirit) that is allegedly coming into Nigeria cannot be consumed by Nigerians. We consume about 27 million litres a day, while it has been alleged that 40 million litres a day of PMS is being brought in. There is a discrepancy somewhere.

“At the end of the day, it is Nigerians that are paying for this subsidy fraud because it is not transparent, and it is only being run by one MDA (ministries, departments and agencies).

“The third problem has to do with the principle of MDAs incurring expenditures without the necessary approval by the legislature.

Saraki said sub-committees would be assigned to look into the aforementioned issues for a full scope resolution.

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Fulani Herdsman Killed In Ekiti, Governor Fayose Reacts

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Fayose to settlers: Don’t turn state to war zone

There is tension in Oke Ako and Irele communities in Ikole local government area of Ekiti State following the alleged killing of a Fulani herdsman on Monday.

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The herdsman, whose name was given as Babuba Dengi, was killed in a bush between the two communities by settlers suspected to be Benue State indigenes.

‎The incident forced the state Governor, Ayo Fayose, to summon a meeting on Tuesday night at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, where he warned farmers and herdsmen against turning the state to a “war zone

The governor has given a marching order to security agencies in the state to fish out the killers of the herdsman and bring them to justice.

Fayose warned that there is no room for the killing of Fulani herdsmen or farmers or anybody in the state, saying “recent steps taken by his administration to prevent violence between farmers and herdsmen do not give anybody license to unlawfully take human’s life.”

The governor spoke during a meeting with Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, farmers, local hunters, security agencies and representatives of the Tiv community in the state.

Fayose said: “I can’t accept anybody to be killed. If anybody killed anyone I will make sure you are killed by ensuring justice. I’m sad about the killing in Benue but we don’t want brutality in Ekiti.

“I won’t accept any killing here, the only thing acceptable here is peace. I therefore plead with everybody to cooperate with us.”

“I want peace in my state and everybody living here is from Ekiti whether you are Fulani, Tiv, Yoruba or anybody

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