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No one died in Ibadan schools’ attack —Govt

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Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye

…govt ready to prevent hoodlums’ attacks on public schools
 
The government of Oyo State said on Thursday that no life was lost in the attack on the Ibadan Municipal Grammar School, Oke-Bola, Ibadan by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.

A statement by the State’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which was endorsed by the Commissioner, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, indicated that the administration would take proactive measures to curb cases of frequent clashes between hoodlums and students of its public schools.

The statement quoted the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mrs. Olabisi Oderinde, who visited the scene of the incident as refuting the report that the clash was between IMG school students and those of Oke-Bola Comprehensive High school.

She added that contrary to reports in some sections of the media, no student died during the clash.
According to Oderinde, one Usman Olalere, a Senior Secondary School 3 student of IMG school had convulsion during the clash but that he has since recovered after undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Oderinde stated that the perpetrators of the violence would be brought to book, adding that the state government would build a perimeter fence round IMG school, as the porous nature of the school gave the hoodlums easy access to its compound.
Addressing newsmen after inspecting the school and the nearby mechanic workshop, which was said to have been affected by the clash, Oderinde said that the government would convene a stakeholders’ meeting, which would include the School Governing Board, parents, heads of teachers and neighbourhood landlords.
Earlier, Mrs. Adenike Ajiboye and Mrs. Ramat Adepoju, Principals of IMG School and Oke-Bola Comprehensive School, respectively, said such invasion was rampant in the area, urging the government to put an end to such clashes.
Ajiboye said lack of perimeter fence contributed to the incessant attacks by hoodlums in the area, saying the Wednesday incident started when some hoodlums came into the school premises “and accused some of our students of abusing them.”

She said all efforts to appease them proved abortive, as they started chasing everyone including teachers until security operatives came to their rescue.
Violence had broken out on Wednesday, when some hoodlums attacked students of Ibadan Municipal Grammar School (IMG), Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
The hoodlums, who were said to have invaded the school with dangerous weapons around 1:30 pm, clashed with the students of the school.

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SARS officers shoot 17-year-old about to pray; Family demands justice

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The family of a 17-year-old boy simply identified as Sadiq has called on the general public to help demand Justice for their son who was allegedly shot by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad on Monday in Abuja

The incident which happened on Monday in Abuja happened when the SARS were chasing some suspected kidnappers.

A source said the SARS officials scaled the fence of her aunt’s house and opened fire on occupants, SaharaReporters said.

She explained that Sadiq, was performing his ablution when the incident occurred. He was fired in the arm as he tried to run upon sighting the gun-wielding officers whom he took for armed robbers, she added

She said, “One of the officers shot him in the hand. Sadiq was bleeding. He handcuffed Sadiq and one of the neighbour’s son and took them into their vehicle.

“Meanwhile, the remaining officers broke the doors into the house, brought out the remaining boys and her husband and started beating them up.”

The source said she was later informed that the boys were being detained at the SARS office in Guzape where the officers claimed that they were trailing a kidnapper who had demanded for ransom money.

The lady added, “After we narrated our own side of the story, the officer realised there were some hidden facts. After clearly listening to his step mum, a senior officer asked them to release everybody.

“After going back and forth, I insisted they give us Sadiq for treatment and seeing it’s a gunshot injury and none of the hospitals will accept us without a police officer attached to us. I demanded that one of the police officers should accompany us to the hospital.

“They took Sadiq into their Hilux vehicle and drove him to National Hospital and left. The doctors told them to wait behind and submit their statement but they refused and left us there. When the bandage on Sadiq’s hand was removed, it was a gunshot injury.”

The bullet was said to have damaged Sadiq’s radius and ulna bones as well as the tendons on his wrist.

At the time of this report, the police has not released any statement or comments in respect to the incident.

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Covid-19: NGO extends a hand to the Poor, Feeds 2,500 families in Ibadan

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The emergence of the novel Corona Virus Disease has contributed to the increasing rate of poverty in Nigeria and the obvious hardship that has ravaged the nation.

Families especially the low/no income earners who have being forced to abandon their source of livelihoods just to stay alive, find it extremely difficult to put food on the table.

In a bid to alleviate the pains of the people especially those that can be referred to as the ‘poorest of the poor’, a not-for-profit organisation, MOL foundation (Maria Oladapo Foundation) founded and funded by Bukky Amos-Bello has extended a helping hand to those families that can’t afford a decent meal at this time.

The foundation gave out food packs to 2,500 indigent families across the city of Ibadan.

 

MOL foundation gifts out food packs to Ibadan residents

MOL Foundation on Operation Feed the Poorest of the Poor

This exercise tagged, “Operation feed the Poorest of the Poor” took place from Thursday, 9th of April 2020 to Saturday, 11th of April 2020.

The Chairman/CEO of the Foundation through the Managing Director, a veteran Nollywood director, Yemi Amodu while entertaining questions from journalists says “it is a way of giving back to the society especially at this trying times. This is why the focus is on the indigent and those that are extremely affected by the lockdown caused by the Pandemic.

“The government can’t do it all and this is why capable citizens have to stand in the gap”, Bukky Amos-Bello added.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Silifatu, appreciated the organization for reaching out to people at such a time when there is hunger in land. She noted that the current situation has made so many incapacitated, calling on the government to ensure a transparent distribution of the bail out materials donated by the Federal Government and private individuals.

Recall that on December 31, 2019, Corona Virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China and has since spread into every continent of the world. The first case in Nigeria was confirmed on 27 February, 2020 in Lagos and has gradually spread into states of the country.

As at today, Sunday April 12, there have been 318 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in Nigeria, while 70 people in the country have recovered after contracting the deadly virus.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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Police Dismiss Cop Involved In Remo Player’s Death

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu, has approved the dismissal of one Olaniyi Ogunsoro, an Inspector with the Abeokuta Zonal Intervention Squad of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who was the policeman involved in the death of the Remo Stars footballer, Kazeem Tiyamiyu, on Saturday.

Reporter learnt that the Ogun State Police Command on Monday, tried Ogunsoro and found him guilty of conducts considered to be unprofessional and thereby recommended his dismissal.

The Ogun State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had since confirmed the dismissal of the inspector.

It was gathered that Ogunsoro went to Sagamu from the Zonal Intervention Squad in Obada, Abeokuta to arrest Tiyamiyu, allegedly for wearing a military cap.

However, Tiyamiyu, who was popularly known as Kaka, died on the way.

While the police said the footballer died while running to evade arrest, Sagamu indigenes alleged he was pushed out of a moving vehicle along Abeokuta-Sagamu highway.

Meanwhile, another Assistant Superintendent of Police is being investigated over the matter.

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