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District head tasks traditional institutions on fight against polio



District head tasks traditional institutions on fight against polio

The District Head of Tudun Wada, Alhaji Muhammed Ibrahim, has called for collaborative efforts among traditional institutions and government authorities towards fighting polio in Nigeria.

This call is contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of Tudun Wada, Alhaji Ahmad Isa and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.

Ibrahim, in the statement, spoke during the polio immunisation review and stakeholders meeting held at his palace.

The district head said that he had observed the high level of enthusiasm in checking the spread of polio and other child killer diseases in the area.

He assured that he would continue to support the efforts being made to achieve the desired goals.

Earlier, the primary healthcare coordinator in the area, Alhaji Muhammed Surajo, said the aim of the meeting was to address the issues militating against the exercise.

He expressed optimism with the level of cooperation by parents during the last round of the exercise and called on them to extend the same to this present round.

On his part, the programme manager, Alhaji Musa Adamu, said that more than 86,000 children below the age of five were expected to benefit from the exercise in the area.

Adamu urged the health services officers to exhibit a high sense of responsibility during the four days exercise.

Edited by: Remi Koleoso/Yemi Idris-Aduloju

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Robbery: District Head urges effective community policing




The District Head of Panyam, Mishkaham Aminu Derwam, on Monday called for the establishment of an effective community policing in his domain, following the shooting of four persons by armed robbers in the area on Sunday.

In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, Derwam condemned the robbery attack during which one of the victims, Emmanuel Yahai-Mangvwat, his nephew, died.

He described the incident as “very surprising” and “painful.”

“The armed robbery incident, which happened around 9.00 p.m. of yesterday (Sunday), abruptly snuffed life out of my nephew, who was just 22 years old and full of life.

“I wish to strongly call on the Federal and State Governments to provide for each community very efficient and effective community policing so as to checkmate the increasing rate of crimes in our society of today.

“As we speak, we are making arrangements for the burial of Emmanuel with pains in our hearts as family members and a community,” the monarch said.

The district head said that the other three wounded victims had been referred to a bigger Hospital for immediate medical treatment for the gunshot wounds they sustained.

He also called for stringent measures to be taken by the all the security personnel in Mangu to track down the armed robbers in order to face the full wrath of the law.

Speaking on the robbery incident, ASP Gabriel Ubah, the Plateau Police Command’s Public Relations (PPRO), told NAN that efforts were being made to trace the robbers and bring them to book.

Ubah said police would unravel the cause of the robbery and the perpetrators brought to book.

NAN reports that the robbery which took place between 9.00 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. of Sunday at a PoS shop, left four persons shot and hospitalised.

Shortly after the robbers completed their operations and left, the four victims were rushed to COCIN Rural Health Hospital for immediate medical attention.

Unfortunately, Emmanuel could not make it as he reportedly gave up the ghost early Monday morning, while other three were referred to General Hospital,Mangu for treatment.

Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf (NAN)

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District police chief killed in Taliban attack in E. Afghanistan




A district police chief was killed and four police officers were wounded during clashes with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province, a provincial police spokesman confirmed Thursday.

“Abdullah Jan, police chief of Baak Khil district, was martyred and four police officers wounded during clashes with Taliban insurgents in surrounding areas of Baak Khel district late Wednesday night. The clashes erupted after the Taliban stormed security checkpoints and engaged with police officers,” spokesman Shah Mahmoud Arian told Xinhua.

The Taliban militants were repulsed from the district after sustaining casualties, said the spokesman who gave no details about the exact figure of casualties.

Taliban militants, who ruled the country before being ousted in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency killing government troops as well as civilians.

They frequently attack district offices, military camps, government installations and security checkpoints, while the Afghan troops respond with airstrikes on militant targets in the countryside.


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District Head plans skills acquisition centre for subjects



District Head plans skills acquisition centre for subjects



Bauchi, Jun.2,2020 Mallam Hussaini Othman, Head, Miri District, Bauchi Local Government Area, Bauchi State, says the district will establish skill acquisition centre for the entrepreneurial development of the people.

Othman made the disclosure on Tuesday in Bauchi when the leadership of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa Ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS)  Wuntin, Dada branch, visited him.

The district head said that such vocational centres would not only facilitate the learning of skills, but put the youths on the path of self-reliance.

He described entrepreneurial skills acquisition as critical to the economic development of every nation.

“Acquiring skill is very important, the things we can do with our hands are capable of taking us to greater heights.

“As a people, we shall encourage our youths to get trained on meaningful tasks and become experts themselves,” he said.

Othman listed skills expected to be passed on to the youths to include, hair dressing, fashion designing, automobile mechanic, electrical works and mobile phone repairs, among others.

He said that the centre would also teach skills on small scale business management, adding, “we need our youths to be meaningfully engaged”

Earlier, Ustaz Salisu Jibrin, leader of the delegation, commended the district head for fostering unity, harmony and cooperation among the people.

Jibrin said the Islamic group was willing to support efforts of the district to promote morality, discipline and and decency among youths in the area.

Edited By: Azubuike Okeh/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

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Bandits kill District Head in Katsina state



The state Police Public Relations’ Officer (PPRO), SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Katsina.

Isah said that the attackers invaded the area on Sunday at about 11.55 p.m. with AK47 rifles.

He said that they attacked the residence of the deceased and shot him dead.

The PPRO added that the attackers also shot his security guard, Gambo Chakau and fled into the forest.

He explained that the victims were rushed to the Danmusa General Hospital for treatment, where the district head was confirmed dead.

According to Isah, the security guard is responding to treatment.

Suspected bandits had attacked some communities in Batsari LGA killing the council’s APC Chairman.

Edited By: Johnson Eyiangho/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

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