The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has declared that God was using insurgency in the Northern part of the country to punish Nigerians for their sins.
Abubakar said Nigerians must learn to adhere to the teachings of the Quran and the Bible to escape God’s wrath.
The monarch stated this at the 5th International Conference on “Love and Tolerance: Countering Violent Extremism for Peaceful Coexistence” in Abuja, on Thursday.
Represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Dr. Idris Musa, the Sultan of Sokoto stated that the challenge of insurgency would come to an end when Nigerians stop committing sin.
He said: “The security challenge is our problem. The Holy Quran is a message to mankind. The Holy Bible is a message to mankind. If we cannot listen to what the Bible and Quran have taught us and we continue in our bad ways, what do we expect?
“It is part of the punishment we are receiving based on our sins. If we can stop committing sin and abide by God’s words, things will change.
“It is part of the punishment we are receiving based on our sins. If we can stop committing sin and abide by God’s words, things will change.”
The monarch urged Nigerians to live in harmony and stop creating problems for themselves.
Abubakar, who urged Nigerians not to be afraid, stressed that the country has all it takes to defeat insurgency.
He added: “We are appealing to everyone to live together and be our brother’s keeper and live in harmony. We should not create problems for each other.
“We can win the fight against insurgency. Everyone is afraid of each other, but I am sure that we are going to win the war. Today, it has reached a situation where a senior citizen is running away from the common man, because, he is thinking that he would lose his life, why?”
‘Coronavirus Will Disappear In 6 Days’ — Oluwo Of Iwo
Oluwo of Iwo has said that the ”end” of Coronavirus is in sight.
The King of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has been actively expressing his concerns about the Coronavirus.
A little over a week ago, he issued a spiritual warrant of arrest for the deadly virus, adding that he has “pronounced the arrest of the deadly virus through his office with the ultimatum of 16-day for the menace to vacate the world.”
10 days has passed since his proclamation and he took to Instagrm to assure his followers that in 6 days time, God will “sheath his sword” and we will “all heal together”.
“Stay safe by keeping the distance and wearing masks, help your neighbour in need by feeding them and always wash your hands whenever you handle money and touch anything, check on your neighbour’s… we in this together until God kabiyesi Olodumare sheaths His sword in 6 days time and we all heal together !! God bless you all abundantly to witness the next power shift in the world that will give glory to only God in the Highest… Adagba ma paro oye Kabiyesi Olodumare Iba re o.”
LUTH Confirms Death Of Coronavirus Patient
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Saturday confirmed the death of a COVID-19 patient in the hospital.
Prof. Chris Bode, LUTH Chief Medical Director, made this known in statement issued by Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of LUTH, on his behalf.
According to him, a man was brought unconscious to LUTH Emergency late in the evening of Wednesday, April 2 by his friend.
“Although, they denied any history of recent travel, his presentation strongly suggested Covid-19.
“He was handled professionally by the Infectious Diseases Consultant and his team without unduly exposing LUTH staff to danger. He died a few hours later.
“Further investigations later revealed he had earlier performed a test at Yaba soon after he travelled back to Nigeria from Holland and the test was positive.
“He was a known diabetic hypertensive patient. He also had a kidney transplant for chronic kidney disease and was on immunosuppressant drugs.
“The corpse has since been handed over to the appropriate Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health for safe burial according to international best practices.
“Our Department of Community Medicine has moved swiftly to trace, follow-up and and assist gallant staff who managed the patient,” Bode said.
He said that LUTH management implored all members of staff to continue observing strict standard protocols, while handling all patients as medical personnel are especially at increased risk from such undisclosed exposure.
“All efforts are being made to ensure the availability of all required items to continue the effective management of such cases that come to LUTH.
“Efforts are also in top gear to complete the isolation facility in LUTH for management of any possible spillover from the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), if the surge in patients’ load continues,” Bode said.
8 Inmates Of Kaduna Prison Allegedly Killed By Officials For Leading Protest
Prison officials have allegedly killed eight inmates of the Kaduna Correctional Centre for engaging in a protest at the facility.
It was earlier reported that inmates of the correctional centre engaged in a riot over a rumoured suspected case of Covid-29 at the facility on Tuesday, March 31.
It was learnt that the inmates demanded to be released from the congested centre owing to claims of an awaiting trial inmate infecting two other inmates with Coronavirus.
These inmates were afraid. They feared that they could contract Coronavirus and die due to the overcrowded nature of cells and poor ventilation system in the facility.
It was also learnt that the misunderstanding was resolved and sanity was restored.
According to SaharaReporters, 8 inmates were killed the following day, April 1 for leading the protest and the authorities are trying to cover up the incident.
The publication reports that a day after the unrest, at 12pm on April 1, “prison waders went from cell to cell ordering inmates presumed to be ringleaders of the protest to come out.” When they came out, the allegedly shot some and tortured others.
Those killed are Hammed Abdullahi, Lucky Ugokama, Ibrahim Abukabar aka Baba Lolo, Yahu Salisu, Elvis Wisdom Adekpe, Lucky Njoku, Oluchukwu Oche also known as ‘No Witch’, and Ibrahim Abdullahi, while Ogume Osifo Osarome is in critical condition after being severely tortured.
SaharaReporters disclosed that a top source in the correctional facility revealed that “One Hammed Abdullahi was shot in the stomach by a prison guard, he died immediately.
“Yahu Salisu was shot in the buttocks while Ibrahim Abdullahi died of torture.
“Lucky Njoku was beaten to death by prison guards, he died of the wounds inflicted on him.
“Ibrahim Abubakar died yesterday too from the beatings he received from the prison guards.”
The publication adds that when they contacted Muhammad Jalige, spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police Command, on the issue, he said it was “an internal problem between staff and inmates” of the correctional facility.
International rights group, Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the alleged jailbreak as well as the decongestion of all prisons nationwide by the Nigerian Government.
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