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Bashir Ahmad Begs Nigerians to Pray For Kano As Over 600 People Die In 7 Days

Pray For Kano As Over 600 People Die In 7 Days

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Some residents of Kano are living in fear over the increasing deaths in the state with no real information on what’s people in the state.

As of Saturday, unofficial reports on social media says over 600 persons have died in the state in the last seven days.

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Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, expressed his concern on Twitter, over the deaths, calling on Nigerians to “drop all our differences, excuses” and Pray for Kano.

He wrote:

I am so worried about Kano. May Allah SWT accept the souls of all our departed and grant them Jannah. This is indeed an unusual time.

Time to drop all our differences, excuses, come and act sincerely together as brothers and sisters we are. #PrayForKano

Bashir Ahmad

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I am so worried about Kano. May Allah SWT accept the souls of all our departed and grant them Jannah. This is indeed an unusual time.

The increase in the toll comes at amid the coronavirus pandemic. As of Saturday, 78 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kano. There are however, fears that there may be more cases than recorded as the state lacks testing capacity.

Scores of people, including elites and prominent sons of the state, have been lost to a yet-to-be-identified disease, with Dala, Fagge, Tarauni, Nasarawa, Gwale, and Kano Municipal worst hit.

Among those already buried are academics, administrators, bankers, media practitioners, and businessmen.

Eyewitnesses and undertakers at cemeteries in the state said an unspecified number of people had died and were buried over the past few days.
Among the prominent persons that died in Kano on Saturday were Prof Ibrahim Ayagi, Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo, Alhaji Dahiru Rabiu (former Grand Khadi), Musa Tijjani (Editor of Triumph Newspaper) and Adamu Isyaku Dal, who was a former Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board.

Others are Alhaji Salisu Lado, Hajiya Shamsiyya Mustapha, Hajiyaj Nene Umma, Alhaji Garba Sarki Fagge, Dr Nasiru Maikano Bichi, Secretary Student Affairs, North West University, Prof Aliyu Umar Dikko of Physiology Department, Bayero University Kano, and Ado Gwanja’s mother, among others, Punch reports.

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Children, Pregnant Mother among Nine Christians Killed in Fresh Herdsmen Attack

Children, Pregnant Mother among Nine Christians Killed in Fresh Herdsmen Attack

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Several Christians have been killed this month by armed Fulani radicals who carried out attacks in the Plateau and Benue states of Nigeria as thousands have died in the escalating violence in the West African country’s Middle Belt in recent years.

Six children and a pregnant woman were among nine people that Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed in north-central Nigeria Tuesday night (April 14), Morning Star News reports.

About a dozen herdsmen armed with rifles and machetes raided Hura-Maiyanga village, in the Miango area of Kwall District in Plateau state’s Bassa County, shouting the jihadist slogan “Allahu Akbar [God is greater],” sources said.

“They were armed with machetes and AK-47 rifles as they attacked us,” Hanatu John, a woman who survived the attack, told Morning Star News. “They attacked our village at about 8 p.m., and they were shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar!’ as they shot into our houses.”

The assailants were speaking Fulfulde, the Fulani language, as they shot into homes, she said.

“Most families had already retired into houses to sleep when these Fulani gunmen came into the village and were shooting into houses,” John told Morning Star News in Miango town, where she took refuge. “As the herdsmen shot at us, we all ran out from our houses into the surrounding bushes. Some of the herdsmen chased after us and shot at us, while others were burning down our houses.”

Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, director of the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN), confirmed the attack.

“Hura hamlet of Maiyanga village in Kwall District, Miango Chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area, Plateau state was invaded last night on April 14th by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen, who surrounded the entire area and unleashed mayhem on the unsuspecting natives,” Mwantiri told Morning Star News by text message. “As a result, nine persons were gruesomely killed and two injured while 33 houses were completely torched by fire. Most of the persons killed were children.”

He identified those killed as Angela Daniel, 3; David Yakubu, 15; Luka Magwa, 5; Ishaya Yakubu, 7; Aba Ibrahim, 6; Stephen Ngwe, 7; the pregnant Talatu Daniel, 32, and her unborn child; Sunday Biri, 45; and Izhe Nkama, 43.

Those killed were buried in two separate mass graves, he said. Mwantiri identified the two people wounded as Esther James, 55, and 51-year-old Lami Ibrahim.

“Additionally, over 250 persons, mostly women and children, have been displaced with no means of livelihood,” Mwantiri said.

Miango resident Grace Gye sent a message to the Plateau state government on Wednesday (April 15) decrying the Fulani terrorist onslaught on area Christians and calling on state and federal governments “to protect the people and their property.” She questioned why Fulani herdsmen were moving about freely in spite of a lockdown in the face of the novel coronavirus.

The Rev. Ronku Aka, a former Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) pastor and now community leader of the Irigwe ethnic group, lamented incessant attacks on predominantly Christian communities.

“So many of my people have been killed over the years, including the attack of last night,” he told Morning Star News on Wednesday (April 15). “In spite of promises from the government to my people, the herdsmen have continuously been attacking our communities.”

Human rights organisations monitoring the ongoing violence taking place against Christians in Nigeria are now raising concerns of an imminent genocide.

More than 50 believers have been killed in the month of March and over a dozen more during the first week of April. Since the beginning of 2020, at least 410 Christians have been murdered. Most of the violence was perpetrated by jihadist Fulani militants.

Nigeria is ranked as the 12th worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution on Open Doors USA’s 2020 World Watch List.

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A Nigerian Governor, David Umahi Approves Church Service on Easter Sunday.

undefinedThe Nigerian Governor, David Umahi, Governor of one of the South Eastern Nigeria, Ebonyi State has given the go ahead for church services to be held on Easter Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

The state government had restricted church worships and other social gatherings as precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The Senior Special Assistant on Religion and Welfare Matters to the Governor, Rev.Fr Abraham Nwali, who disclosed this in a statement, urged worshippers to comply with the government’s directive on the matter.

Nwali is also the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.

He said “They must observe sanitary laws which include the usage of sanitisers and hand-washing.

“Every church must conclude activities on or before 12:00 p.m. and worshippers should return to their various homes immediately.”

He implored worshipers not to stay beyond the stipulated time in their churches as defaulters would be made to face the wrath of the law.

“Let us use this window of grace to celebrate Jesus while remaining law-abiding,” Nwali added. (NAN)

Notwithstanding the pandemic, he still recognized the gathering of the brethen. Kudos to Governor David Umahi.

Reported by Vanguard

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