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Hisbah commander resigns after governor Abba Yusuf criticised mode of operation

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Aminu Daurawa, commandant-general of Kano Hisbah, has resigned his position.

The Kano State Hisbah Corps is a religious police force responsible for the enforcement of Shari’a among Muslims.

Daurawa announced his resignation in a video he uploaded on his Facebook page on Friday.

His resignation comes on the heels of comments by Abba Yusuf, Kano governor, criticising Hisbah’s mode of operation in the state.

“I saw a disturbing video of a raid on a place and when the offenders are in the process of running away, sticks are used to hit them, and when caught, they are treated like animals and are thrown into a Hilux vehicle,” Yusuf said.

“This act is unacceptable and a big mistake. In the unfortunate event where someone is hit at the back, his spinal cord can be damaged.”

I FEEL DISCOURAGED, SAYS DAURAWA

Daurawa said he felt discouraged by the remarks of the governor.

He said Hisbah under his leadership embarked on a series of activities to correct the immorality being perpetrated in the society, especially by TikTokers.

The cleric apologised to the governor and wished him well.

“I heard some comments coming out from Kano and in all honesty, I feel discouraged,” Daurawa said.

“I would like to apologise to the governor for being upset and for the comments he made, and I am asking for his forgiveness. I am stepping down from the position he appointed me as the head of Hisbah.

“I wish him and his administration all the best and may Allah guide him.”

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Man stabs six people to death at shopping mall in Australia

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An unidentified man has stabbed six persons to death at a shopping mall in Australia.

The incident occurred on Saturday at a six-level shopping centre located at Bondi Junction Westfield in Sydney.

Anthony Cooke, assistant commissioner of New South Wales police, said at a press conference that six persons were killed in the incident, while eight others were injured and are receiving treatment at a hospital.

He said the attacker was shot dead by a female police officer.

“She confronted the offender who had moved by this stage to level five (of the shopping center) as she continued to walk quickly behind him to catch up with him. He turned, faced her, raised a knife,” Cooke said.

“She discharged a firearm and that person is now deceased.”

An infant is reportedly among those stabbed by the attacker.

The attacker was said to have been to the shopping mall earlier, left and then returned to commence the killings.

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Abducted Channels TV reporter regains freedom — after 24 hours in captivity

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Joshua Rogers, a reporter with Channels TV, has regained freedom from his abductors.

Rogers was abducted on Thursday night near his residence in Rumuosi, Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers state.

The journalist was said to have covered the inauguration of a healthcare facility in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, as donated to the state government by Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers.

He was returning home when he was abducted.

Rogers’ abductors reportedly contacted the family and demanded N30 million in ransom.

NAN reports Charles Oporum, his colleague, as saying that the journalist regained his freedom around 10 pm on Friday unharmed.

“Yes, he has been released about an hour ago, and has reunited with his family,” Oporum said.

The management of the television station also confirmed Rogers’ release in a brief statement.

“Channels Television reporter, Joshua Rogers, who was abducted last night in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been freed,“ the statement reads.

“We thank our viewers and all those who expressed concern over the unfortunate incident.”

It is, however, unclear whether he was rescued by security forces or if a ransom was paid for his release.

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Princess Owowoh becomes first Nigerian female officer to graduate from UK military academy

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Princess Owowoh has become the first-ever Nigerian female officer to graduate from the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

The 24-year-old was one of the 135 officer cadets to graduate during RMAS’ sovereign’s parade in London on Friday.

In 2018, Owowoh joined the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna where she was appointed as a cadet lance corporal in her second year.

She rose to a cadet sergeant in her fourth year and was appointed company senior under officer Charlie (CSUO C) in her fifth year.

Owowoh held the appointment with two other female counterparts and made history as the first female to assume the position of CSUO in the academy.

In her fourth year, she also completed the academics wing of the commissioning course and achieved first-class honours in biological sciences.

“It is a profound honour to be the first Nigerian female officer to be commissioned from the esteemed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst,” Owowoh said.

“This achievement is not mine alone, but a testament to the unwavering support of my family, mentors, instructors, and countless individuals who believed in me every step of the way.

“As I look ahead to the future, I am committed to representing Nigeria with pride, and to making a positive difference in the world.”

Some of the RMAS Nigerian alumni include Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, and Emmanuel Undiandeye, chief of defence intelligence.

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