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Gangs Under Religious Guise Attempt To Murder Village Head In Adamawa

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By Abdulganiyyu Nuhu Pakka

The village head of Pakka in Maiha local government area of Adamawa state, Ardo Muhammad Ali Amin was attacked by suspected seeming race of religious savages and barbarian, seeming pseudo theocratic hordes by every sadistic exhibition.

Sahelreporters Correspondent reports that the Ardo was attacked at night around 11pm on Monday, July 12, 2021, on his way back to Pakka his palace from Jalingo-Maiha, the local government headquarters by the savages, rather terrorists in complacency and conspiracy in breaking truce and treaty.

According to the report, the intolerable gangs, the community feared, only served as a threat to truce, peace and mutual coexistence, progress and development of Pakka in particular and Maiha as a whole.

“The attack was said to be carried out by sixty armed with clubs and other dangerous local weapons, cocooned in religious anarchists, ochastrated by one Ibrahim Emmanuel Bala, considered to be a disciple of one Pastor Ishaya Benson.

“Failing to stop him at the mounted roadblock meant to trap the village head, the gangs decided to smash the vehicle he was driving alone.

Eyewitness account revealed that the attack could be due to the invitation of the seeming gang leader by the DPO, Maiha Police Division over the intended move to cause descension for possible anarchy by breaching the truce and treaty among the traditional authority, security agencies and the CAN chairman.

This according to the report by our Correspondent was “relating to the temporary access road that passes through the premises of a dilapidated dysfunctional dispensary donated decades ago to the missionary, currently under the custody of the Pakka Diocese led by Pastor Ishaya Benson.

“The access road is to allow for the successful mounting of MTN Mast in Pakka.

“It did not sound embarrassing as all parties to the meeting embraced the development, understanding that there is no GSM service in Pakka, says the report.

Ibrahim, the gang leader, with other gang members who attacked Ardo Pakka were apprehended and handed over to Police Area Command in Mubi for further investigation.

Other gang members so far identified to have participated in the act of anarchy include but not restricted to the following: Sulai Zuga also a mastermind, Paparoma Jibirailu, Godiya Chairlady, Haruna Obote, Chalis Solomon, Diyana Joseph, Boye John, Yunana Solomon, Dauda Joel, Gaibi Sali Matakam, Ishaya Yakubu Bende, Fibi Yohanna Bernahand Fibi Yohanna, Martha Williams, Samuel Emmanuel Zaki, Babangida Emmanuel Bala.

All efforts by our Correspondent to have the police state command and Maiha local government council chairman confirmed the incident proved fruitless as the GSM of the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje and that of the chairman were not going through at the time of filling this report.

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Adamawa: Primary Sch Teachers, Health Workers, LG Staff To Enjoy Minimum Wage

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

It appears that the incessant calls by Primary School Teachers, Primary Health Care and Local Government Workers in Adamawa State have come to an end as henceforth they will start enjoying the national minimum wage.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri revealed this while addressing Primary Health Care Workers who were on a one thousand man march solidarity visit in the Government House, Yola, Monday.

He said arrangements have been concluded for the payment, assuring them however that the government will also address the issues of their leave grant allowances and promotions.

The Governor further told the workers that the government is working on some structural reforms to enable primary Health Care Workers’ remuneration go intune with Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS).

The Executive Secretary Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Suleiman Saidu said the visit was to show solidarity for Governor Fintiri for his numerous achievements not only in the health sector but the entire state as a whole.

Speaking separately, Malam Yahaya Sa’idu, Lawan Abubakar Umar and Emanuel Cartwell commended Governor Fintiri for providing them motivation that enabled them to achieve excellence and vowed as grassroot workers to mobilize massive votes for his re-election.

The State Chairman of Medical Health Care Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Usman Babbada thanked Governor Fintiri for implementing promotion benefits at the hospital services management board up to 95%.

The one thousand man march solidarity to Governor Umaru Fintiri by the primary school health workers was commenced from Women Development Centre, Yola and terminated at Banquet Hall Government House, Yola.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 16.6km Roads Network At 1,000 Housing Estate Malkohi

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Adamawa State Executive Council at its first 2023 meeting has approved 16.6km roads network at the 1,000 Housing Units Malkohi in Yola South Local Government Area at the cost N3.744b.

According to the resolution of the council meeting presided over by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the project was awarded to Messrs Jodas Salamu Global Nigeria Limited.

State Commissioner of Works and Energy, Alh Adamu Atiku Abubakar revealed this to newsmen after the council meeting that held in the Council Chambers, Government House, Yola Monday.

Abubakar added that the road network project which is to be completed in 12 months, is inline with the policies of the present administration to ensuring rural and urban renewal.

The Commissioner further said the Council after deliberations has approved construction and renovation of 12 lots of classroom blocks, laboratories and library in Government Secondary School Fufore.

He said the project awarded at N151m is being spread across 12 independent contractors adding that work will soon commence.

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Gov Fintiri Mourns Apostle Hinjari, Calls For Arrest Of His Killers

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of Apostle Jerry Hinjari at his residence recently, describing it as a colossal loss. “I am heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss.”

Governor Fintiri in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou noted that , “Apostle Hinjari while on earth led a purposeful and impactful life. He was an ardent preacher of the word, a passionate soul winner, a transformational leader and a builder of men.”

Though young at heart, the Governor said “He stood tall and had never wavered in continuously delivering messages of hope, talking about boisterous relationship issues and good Christian conduct that found ready expression with the youths. Adamawa community has lost a true soldier in the army of Christ.’’

The Governor who described as wicked the act of his assailants assured that on no account will Government allow enemies of progress have their way and directed security agencies to rise to the occasion and unearthed the killers of the popular preacher.

“Going into elections, we as a Government will do everything humanly possible to ensure criminals have no hiding place. We have worked hard to restore the peace of the State and will not allow hoodlums turn the wheel of progress of Adamawa State.”

He stated that the Preacher will be remembered for his life-changing messages and that the church and indeed the Christian community is elated that he left a worthy legacy behind.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has also expressed sadness over the death of Abdullahi Duda a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government, describing as shocking the news of his passage.

“Honestly, I lack words; I got confused when I got the message and could not recover, but I had to sum up my courage and strength.”

Abdullahi Duda who was the Interim Chairman before the present leadership in Local Government Councils of the State died on Saturday at the age of 55.

“Abdullahi’s contribution to the development of the state will not be forgotten in a hurry. He was an astute politician who was very loyal. He continued to contribute his quota to the development of the state.”

“On behalf of the government and good people of Adamawa State, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and Madagali community on this great and irreparable loss. He surely paid his dues and the State and Madagali community will always remember him.”

“The State Government under my administration will continue to ensure that the ideals he propagated while alive will continue to be upheld and improved upon,” the Governor said.

The deceased who returned from treatment in India on Thursday died Saturday night.

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