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SHOCKING: Day-old-baby Buried By Mother Found Alive 2 Days Later In Kebbi |RN

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi

A day-old baby which was buried alive by her mother in Birnin-Kebbi, was found alive two days after and rescued by the Hisbah Committee, Kebbi State.

Our correspondent gathered the mother of the baby, (name withheld) and her friend, had lodged in a hotel along bye pass road, Birnin-Kebbi, for two days from where they sneak out to bury the baby in the night at the back of the hotel.

While confirming the incident on Thursday to newsmen, the Director Sharia Religious Affairs Department, Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar, Muhammad Lamne Augie, said it was the persistent cries of the baby that attracted passersby who pulled the baby girl out from the shallow grave.

“The baby girl was buried alive by her mother who lodged in … hotel with her friend for two days. After they had buried the baby, two days after, they went to the scene to verify if the baby had died. But to their surprise, when they open the grave, the baby’s cries rang out, so they ran away.

“But when the baby continued crying, passerby raced to the scene where they discovered the baby buried in the ground. They removed her from the ground, alert us, and we came to the scene to rescue the baby.

“On further enquiry, residents of the area told us that they saw two girls around the scene and they said they came from the hotel. So, we went to the hotel where we apprehended the two suspects.”

The director along the state vice-chairman, Alhaji Mamuda Geza, and state secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad, attributed the incident to unwanted pregnancy, stressing that parents and religious leaders need to do a lot against societal vices.

They added that the baby had been returned to the mother with strict conditions attached by the court because the orphanage home would not accept a baby whose mother is alive. (The Sun)

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Police Arrest 10 Over Farmers, Fulani Herdsmen Clash In Kebbi |RN

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The Police in Kebbi State has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the recent violent clash between farmers and herdsmen in Bakoshi Community of Suru Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Kabir Ibrahim, who accompanied Gov. Atiku Bagudu to the scene of the clash on Friday, said more suspects were being tracked down.

The clash led to the destruction of foodstuff and livestock, with one person dead.

The commissioner said that the discovery of the corpse of a farmer, Shehu Bakoshi, 30, close to the settlement of the herdsmen resulted in the reprisal attack by farmers.

The District Head of Bakuwai, Jagwadeji Tukur, commended the police for their quick intervention by arresting identified persons who attacked herdsmen in the community.

The governor directed the immediate resettlement of the dispersed herdsmen with a promise to provide basic amenities to the new settlement.

He blamed rumour mongers for the escalation of the clash and warned that perpetrators would be penalised.

The Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Umaru Miagandi, said the council would provide assistance to the victims.

Miagandi also said that awareness campaign would be embarked upon to educate the people on the need to avoid “violent resolution of disputes”. (NAN)

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Boko Haram Kills 42 Kebbi Farmers, Says Gov. Bagudu, 16 Killed By Suicide Bomber In Maiduguri

•16 die in motor park attack, 82 injured injured

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi and Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri

Forty-two farmers from Aliero town, Aliero Local Government Area of Kebbi State have reportedly been slaughtered by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who confirmed this, yesterday, when he received World Health Organization (WHO) delegates at Government House on courtesy visit,  said the victims went to Borno State for farming before they met their untimely death.
In a separate incident, 16 persons were killed in a suicide bomb attacks in Konduga, about 35 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Bagudu, who also narrated his administration’s challenges in battling epidemic diseases along Benin and the Niger Republic that were brought in by the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) said all the farmers except one were killed last week.
“Just last week, I was informed by one of my Commissioner that 42 farmers who are from Aliero were slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno. They allowed one of them to come home to say what happened to them,” he said.
The governor added that over 7,000 displaced Nigerians who crossed over to the Niger Republic were recently re-deported to Kebbi State thereby compounding challenges faced by the state.
While he admitted low immunisation of children against diseases in the state, Bagudu said the influx of children from Benin and Niger Republics including IDPs camps in the state posed threat to the success of the exercise.
He noted that inability of his government to fully migrate 700 staff of Primary Health Care to local government councils posed threat to health delivery as only 50 of them have been fully integrated.
The governor told the team that his administration had set up a committee to combat malaria and invited health outreaches from foreign countries to render free medical treatment and appealed to International agencies to increase their donations to underdeveloped countries.
Earlier, WHO representative in Nigeria, Dr Wondimagegnehu Alenu informed the governor that they had discovered that there was low immunisation in the state and urged the government to embark on routine immunisation of children against diseases.
Alenu, who commended the government for prompt releases of its counterpart funds noted that both governments and international donors must work hard to eradicate polio in the country. A suicide bomb attacks on a mini motor park in Konduga, about 35 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital killed 16 people and injured 82.
Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu confirmed to journalists in Maiduguri that a male and two female bombers approached the motor park on Tuesday evening at about 5.30pm and blew up themselves.
“They all detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and 16 others while about eighty-two 82 persons were injured,” the CP disclosed.
He said victims have been evacuated to the state General Hospital while the police Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) have been deployed in the area to render the scene and the vicinity safe.
However, hospital and emergency sources said the casualties may have risen as some corpses were discovered early yesterday morning, just as a source at the State Specialists Hospital said some of the injured were responding to treatment. (The Sun)

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