One killed in Ji­gawa cult clash

The Punch - - CITY ROUND -

The Ji­gawa State Po­lice Com­mand said it had dis­patched re­in­force­ment to the Guri Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state where one per­son was killed dur­ing a clash be­tween two ri­val groups along GuriAdiyan­i Feeder Road.

The spokesman for the com­mand, SP Abdu Jin­jiri, who con­firmed the in­ci­dent to news­men in Dutse, on Fri­day, ex­plained that the po­lice got a dis­tress from the Bo­dala Fu­lani set­tle­ment over a mis­un­der­stand­ing among some Hausa and Fu­lani per­sons.

Jin­jiri stated, “On Thurs­day at 4.56pm, the po­lice re­ceived a dis­tress call from Bo­dala Fu­lani set­tle­ment in Guri LGA that there was a mis­un­der­stand­ing be­tween some Hausa and Fu­lani peo­ple in the area. As a re­sult, one Abubakar Dauda, aged 38, of Yalari quar­ters of Guri town from Hausa com­mu­nity sus­tained ma­chete cuts on his back, head and both hands.

“The vic­tim was rushed to the Hade­jia Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal by the po­lice where he died while re­ceiv­ing treat­ment. One Usman Isah, aged 30, of Bo­dala Fu­lani set­tle­ment was ar­rested.”

Mean­while, at least 35 per­sons sus­pected to be mem­bers of two un­law­ful so­ci­eties iden­ti­fied as Black Axe and Eiye

Con­fra­ter­nity, were, on Fri­day, ar­raigned be­fore a Yaba Chief Mag­is­trates’ Court in La­gos.

The News Agency of Nige­ria reports that the pros­e­cu­tor, ASP Thomas Nu­rudeen, told the court that the de­fen­dants, who were docked on two counts of con­spir­acy and be­long­ing to un­law­ful so­ci­eties, com­mit­ted the of­fences at mid­night on Novem­ber 20 at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in La­gos.

But the de­fen­dants pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety in like sum.

The pre­sid­ing mag­is­trate, K.B. Ay­eye, who ad­journed the case till March 17, for men­tion said that the surety must be re­spon­si­ble, gain­fully em­ployed and must show ev­i­dence of three years tax pay­ment to the La­gos State Gov­ern­ment.

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