Local Kano news, Nigeria
ALERT: Armed Fulani Group Planning Terror Attacks In Kano State
SaharaReporters has gathered that an armed Fulani group is planning an attack in Kano soon.
The terrorists, who have continued to operate unhindered in most parts of Nigeria, are planning a series of attacks and kidnappings at Kofar Dukayuwa and surrounding areas in Kano State.
SaharaReporters had in the past given similar alerts based on intelligence reports, which turned out to be accurate.
In January 2020, the New York-based news organisation alerted that terror group, Jama'atu Ansril Musilma Naijeriya better known as Ansaru, was planning attacks on Kaduna, Niger, Edo, Kwara and Kogi states after receiving tons of ammunition from a Chinese smuggler in Burkina Faso.
The listed states have since come under heavy attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen and bandits.
Similarly, the Islamic State in West Africa has reportedly appointed female heads to lead units of the terror group for the first time.
A woman, Ya Fana, is now the Amir of Tumbun Mourfou unit while Ya Falmata is leading the Tumbun Alloura unit, which controls the Lake Chad area and surrounding villages.
Court remands student for allegedly stabbing man to death in Kano
A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 24-year-old student, Surajo Mohammad, in a correctional centre for stabbing one Gambo Umar, 35, to death with a bottle.
The defendant, who resides at Kofar Ruwa Quarters in Kano, is standing trial for alleged culpable homicide.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Idris, ordered the defendant to be remanded in correctional centre, and asked the Prosecutor, Mr Badamasi Gawuna, to send the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for advice.
Idris adjourned the case until Aug.31 for further mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 7 at about 4:00 p.m at Kofar Ruwa Quarters, Kano.
He alleged that the defendant had a misunderstanding with his neighbour whom he stabbed with a bottle on his neck..
“The victim was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital where he died while receiving treatment,” he told the court.
Gawuna said the offence contravened Section 221 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.
The defendant, who lives at Unguwar Mahauta Gani Village, Kano, is facing a one-count charge of rape, contrary to Section 283 of the penal code.
The Prosecutor, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, told the court that Isa Uba of the same address reported the case at Sumaila Police Division, Kano, on June 29.
He alleged that on the same date at about 8p.m, the defendant deceived and lured the child into his room situated at Unguwar Mahauta and raped her.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.
Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris adjourned the case until Aug. 31, for mention.
Kano lawmakers recommend castration as punishment for rape
The Kano State House of Assembly has began a process to further amend the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), law of 2014 to provide for castration as punishment for rape in the state.
The Assembly took the decision following a motion presented on Wednesday by a member, Mr Nuraddeen Alhassan (APC-Rano), seeking for the review of the law.
Newsmen report that the plenary was presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdulazeez Gafasa, and the Assemblymen were unanimous in the decision.
Alhassan, who called for the review of the law to further reflect a harsher punishment for rapists in the state, said the present 14 years jail punishment was not enough.
“Therefore, I am calling on the house to recall the law and amend it, to provide castration punishment for rapists.
“I believe this is the only measure to be taken to end the rampant cases of rape in our society, as it is so worrisome.
“I also want to appeal to the house to look into the security issues, so as to strengthen their efforts in tackling the rape cases in the state,” he appealed.
According to him, if parents can desist from sending their children for hawking, such can also contribute to reducing the menace in their communities.
He said that most of the rapists used such hawking opportunity to lure the children to rape them, especially at the construction sites or abandoned buildings.
Alhassan also asked the house to find out how the rape cases were being handled by the courts in the state.
The lawmakers after deliberations on the issue adopted the motion and ordered for the recall of the extant law.
The Assembly also called on the government to, as a matter of urgency, look into the issue of abandoned or uncompleted buildings in the state.
The legislators also urged the government to ensure that any abandoned building in the state was completed.
During the plenary, the Assembly also called on the government to construct a road linking four major communities in Tsanyawa Local Government Area.
The member representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa constituency Garba Gwarmai called on the Assembly to call on the government to construct the road.
According to him, the bad condition of the road has seriously affected the education, business and agricultural activities in the affected areas.
Kano concessions 1,000 hectres of lands for fodder production
Kano State Government has approved the concession of 1,000 hectares of land to animal feeds processors to encourage fodder productions.
The leasing agreement would be implemented under the Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP).
Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, the Project Coordinator, stated this in a statement signed by Ameen Yassar, the Project Communication Specialist on Friday in Kano.
Muhammad disclosed that the 1,000 hectares of lands were earmarked for leasing in designated grazing reserves in 16 local government areas of the state.
He said: “The state government’s gracious approval for the land will hasten commencement of our investment in commercial large scale fodder production, in partnership with the private sector.
“KSADP will identify 20 private sector investors interested in fodder production, to be allocated 50 hectares each and assist them in the development of pastures, provision of harvesting and bailing equipment as well as marketing facilities.”
According to him, the programme will encourage animal feeds production, increase milk yield, and facilitate artificial insemination services.
Muhammad said that the state government through the state Ministry of Agriculture also earmarked 20 hectares of land for fodder seed multiplication at Dudduru Grazing Reserve, in Ajingi Local Government Area.
“Other critical issues of the project included state wide cattle and small ruminants vaccination, establishment of a veterinary reference laboratory at Gwale LGA.
“Others are equipping and operationalisation of Artificial Insemination Center at Kadawa, in Garun Malam and the construction of a modern veterinary clinic at Dansoshiya in Kiru.”
16-year-old-boy drowns in Kano
A Sixteen-year-old boy identified as Atiku Sani has drowned in a pond in Bachirawa quarters, Ungoggo local government area of Kano State.
The incident occurred around 4:05 pm on Monday evening when the boy went swimming in the neighbouring pond.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saidu Muhammed, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kano State on Tuesday said the boy was rescued dead.
He said the Office received a distress call from one Malam Usman at 4:05 pm where it dispatched its rescue team to the scene of the incident.
“We got a distress call from Bachirawa in Ungoggo local government area at 04:05 pm through one Malam Usman.
“On receiving the information, we deployed our rescue team to the scene of the incident where we found out that it was a boy of about 16 years, Atiku Sani, who fell inside the water.
He said the victim, who was rescued dead, had since been handed over to Ward Head of Rijiyar Lemo Darerawa B, Alhaji Musa Ibrahim.
He, however, advised parents to be wary of the whereabouts of their wards and cautioned them against going to swim at the pond, especially now that the rainy season had set and most of the ponds are full to capacity.