By Muhammad B Muhammad
Following the demise of late Murum Mbula, Jorem Joel Fwa, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has again urged Kingmakers and chieftains in the chiefdom to do the right thing in the selection process of a new Murum Mbula.
He stated this when he granted audience to the Chieftains and immediate family of late Murum Mbula as well as stakeholders of the land when they paid him a thank you visit in the Government House, Yola Sunday.
The Governor stressed that the state government will never interfere in the selection, assuring that it must supervise the process to ensure it is done in accordance with the laid down traditions without ant rancour.
Governor Umaru Fintiri revealed that he attaches respect for Mbula- nation, vowing that he will do everything within the available resources to develop the area, Demsa local government area and the state as a whole.
He described the late Murum Mbula, Jurem Joel Fwa as a leader who rules the kingdom with utmost humility and advised the next king to emulate his exemplary leadership for the good of the area.
The Acting Murum Mbula, Chief Feni Fwa said Governor Umaru Fintiri is a true friend of Mbula- nation going by what his administration has done to the people of the area within just two years in office which he said cannot be quantified.
He enumerated among others to include construction of road from Labondo to Borrong and rehabilitation of general hospital Borrong, appointment of indigenes of the Mbula into key positions as some of giant strides of Governor Umaru Fintiri in the area.
According Fwa, since the creation of the chiefdom thirty years ago, it has never had it so good,assuring of their unflinching loyalty
He on behalf of the people of Mbula- Chiefdom assured of smooth transition no matter who emerges as the next Murum Mbula.
Earlier, the Executive Chairman of Demsa local government council, Chief Elkanah Kados Fwah who is the Sadauna Mbula, expressed appreciation to the Governor for his love, support and presence during the loss of their paramount ruler assuring him of the chiefdoms more support for the present administration.
Bandits Chase Residents Out Of Kaduna Village For Failing To Pay Tax
Residents of Kidandan community in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna State were chased out of their ancestral homes in their hundreds over the weekend for failing to pay tax to bandits.
The bandits had raided their community for hours, shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the killing of many residents and abduction of many others.
Some survivors told reporters that the bandits, who had previously terrorized the community, increased their aggression after some farmers failed to pay the levies imposed on them.
The Kaduna State Police Command did not respond to the inquiries made about the incident, as the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to call our correspondent back but had not done so at press time.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, said: “For the past six days, bandits have been frequenting Kidandan. But this attack was particularly devastating. They instilled terror, stole belongings, and abducted our people.
“Every resident of Kidandan lives in extreme fear. Our women and children are leaving in large numbers. The sudden and unplanned exodus is striking. They seek safety, heading to Zaria and other seemingly secured areas to stay with friends and relatives.”
It was alleged that instead of a permanent security presence, patrols were the only form of occasional security in the community.
This, it was alleged, allowed the bandits to strike whenever they sensed the absence of security operatives.
The Kaduna Bombing Incident Will Not Be Swept Under The Carpet – Ribadu
The National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu has visited the Tudun Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State to commiserate with the people over bombing incident.
While 85 persons were confirmed dead in the strike and scores were injured in the most recent military mishap, Ribadu and the lawmakers are commending the commitment of security agencies to reducing the security challenges in the region.
The NSA who was in the village on a fact-finding mission, assured that the bombing incident will not be swept under the carpet. He promised that a holistic investigation would soon commence to avert the recurrence of such an incident.
“We are here to physically see and also talk directly to the people, victims, and families and make an assessment for the Federal Government. It is a tragedy and misfortune. But it has happened. What matters is: how we move forward, what we going to learn from here, and what exactly we need to do,” Ribadu added.
He commended Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State for his display of maturity and leadership in handling of the unfortunate incident, particularly in providing relief materials and other logistics to the victims.
Kaduna Bombing: Northern Lawyers Vow To Sue FG
Lawyers, under the auspices of the Concerned Northern Forum, have vowed to institute legal action against the Federal Government, demanding the payment of adequate compensation for the victims of Tudun Biri bombed by the military airstrikes in Kaduna State.
Recall that over 120 villagers were killed while celebrating Maulud last Sunday night.
Speaking for the Northern Lawyers Forum, Barrister Nafi’u Abubakar, noted that the forum would ensure that the families that suffered irreparable loss as a result of this unfortunate incident get justice.
Nafi’u, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure a thorough and independent investigation into this incident.
“It is imperative that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, and measures are put in place to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“We also urge the Nigerian Army to reevaluate its rules of engagement and training procedures to prevent the loss of innocent lives during military operations. It is vital that the Nigerian Army, as a defender of the nation, exercises utmost caution to avoid any further instances of collateral damage and civilian casualties,” he said.
The forum, with over 600 members, extended their deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the tragic incident.
“We stand united with them in their grief and pledge our unwavering support in ensuring justice is served.
“The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims,” he said. Vanguard.
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