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Nigeria Confirms 964 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Now 121,566
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 964 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 121,566. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.
“On the 24th of January 2021, 964 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. “Till date, 121566 cases have been confirmed, 97228 cases have been discharged and 1504 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 964 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (360), FCT (88) Ogun (73), Imo (72), Kaduna (67), Plateau (57), Abia (41), Osun (41), Rivers (32), Kano (26), Niger (24), Benue (23), Edo (20), Cross River (20), Akwa Ibom (8), Nasarawa (6), Zamfara (6), Ekiti (6) and Jigawa (4),” the NCDC said.
Threats Of Reprisal Attack Against South-West: ACF, Miyetti Allah Are Jokers ― Gani Adams
Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday, reacted to the threats to attack the South-West in a reprisal mission by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), describing the two northern groups as jokers.
Iba Adams said this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Kehinde Aderemi, declaring that any attempt by the North against the South-West would fail.
The Yoruba generalissimo, while expressing concern about the security situation in the region, stated that threats of attack on the South-West can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa in Oyo as well as Ondo State and would certainly affect the entire nation. “The apex organisation in the North and the herders association should watch their statements or face the wrath of the Yoruba nation.”
7-Day Ultimatum: South-West Governors, Miyetti Allah To Meet Monday In Akure
As the seven-day ultimatum issued by Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to Fulani herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves ended on Sunday, the leadership of the Miyetti Allah are set to meet with the South West Governors Forum on Monday in Akure, the state capital. The meeting is expected to find lasting solutions to the incessant killings, kidnapping and crises between herdsmen and farmers in the region.
One of the media aides to one of the South West governors who confirmed to Nigerian Tribune correspondent that his principal would be in Akure today to attend the meeting between the leadership of Miyetti Allah and other governors from the region.
According to him, the presidency has been disturbed with the turn of events in the South-West and has secretly directed the leadership of Miyetti Allah to hold an urgent meeting with governors of the region.
Consequences Of Attack On Northerners May Be Unimaginable ― AYCF
The President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), Shettima Yerima, has cautioned that the quit notice order by the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and subsequent attack and destruction of property in Oyo State is not only worrisome but also disturbing.
This was even as he called on the governors of these states to rescind their decisions and allow peace to prevail. According to him, we must guide any act that might bring a war-like situation in the country, saying we must learn from the mistakes of the past.
In a statement issued by him on Sunday in Kaduna, Yerima said “let’s try to avoid this because its consequences are unimaginable.
We Have Been Forced To Pay About N50m Ransom, Ibarapa Community Cries Out
Indigenes of Igangan community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Sunday, recounted how they had been forced to pay about N50 million in ransom for wanton cases of kidnapping in the area. Beyond being victims of kidnapping, the residents of Ibarapa communities also recounted regular experience of invasion of their farms and raping of their women by herders.
Secretary of Igangan Development Advocates, Lawal Akeem, among other indigenes of the community, made these disclosures when a delegation of the Oyo State government and the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, paid an on-the-spot visit to troubled communities in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of the state. Akeem particularly fingered the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Alhaji Saliu Abdukadir, for complicity in different cases of criminality in Ibarapa zone.
The caretaker chairman of Ibarapa North-West Local Council Development Area, Okediji Olusegun, also corroborated the allegations levelled against the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, saying that the traditional ruler had been fingered in the series of security challenges in the area many times. Another resident, Taiwo Adeagbo, said no fewer than 15 women had been raped in recent weeks.
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