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Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Friday shed more light on the circumstances leading to the killing of Deborah Samuel, saying the mob overpowered the security agents.
Tambuwal disclosed that contrary to a general view, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) tried but could not save the late 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education.
“Contrary possibly to what you are thinking, the security agencies particularly the DSS, were able to get to the school on time and were actually able to get Deborah rescued from the mob initially,” he told reported as he visited Delta State to continue his presidential campaign.
“As they were mobilising forces from the military barracks, the police command, the mob was growing. As we speak, one of the DSS agents that attempted to save her life is in the hospital with a broken head and the other one had a broken hand.
“They were actually overpowered. It is not as if she was left on her own. There was rescue by the DSS and they were around where she was locked into – a room – because they tried to really save her but unfortunately they were overpowered.”
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal briefs reporters in Delta State on May 20, 2022.
The governor also debunked reports that security operatives did not respond to the emergency situation in the institution.
When asked whether Sokoto is safe for a visit, the governor explained that normalcy is gradually returning to the north-western state.
His administration, he assured, will ensure that justice is served with the killers prosecuted.
He equally reiterated his condemnation for the murder, warning residents of the state and indeed Nigerians against taking laws into their hands or embracing jungle justice.
This is even as he assured that his state is open for visits by non-indigenes and Nigerians from various parts of the country.
Osinbajo during a visit to Osun State on Friday, May 20th, 2022. Photo: Twitter@ akandeoj
Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said he has acquired the experience, understanding, and knowledge to hit the ground running from day one if he becomes the country’s President.
Osinbajo stated this on Friday in Osogbo, Osun State, while addressing party delegates as part of his national consultation visit ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential primary election.
He said although it takes one and a half to two years for a new person in government to understand the system and start to perform, in his own case, the almost eight years spent as vice president has positioned him to start working from day one.
“You all know why I’m here. The reason for my being here is because I have put myself forward as a presidential aspirant. I have served for eight years in government and I understand what it takes to govern this country,” he said.
“I have the knowledge, understanding, and experience to govern this country. I can hit the ground running from day one if I become the President of Nigeria. Everybody in government knows that it takes even a governor up to one year to understand the nitty-gritty of government.”
‘We Are Proud Of You’
Osinbajo is promising to hit the ground running if elected Nigeria’s President. Twitter@akandeoj
Prof. Osinbajo acknowledged the achievements of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, the progressive nature of members of the APC in the state, and the struggle to ensure that the Osun was being governed by the party.
Speaking during the event, Governor Oyetola, who was represented by his deputy, Benedict Alabi, appreciated Osinbajo for his visit and the recognition of the works and achievements of the administration.
“I want to start by appreciating the Vice President. On our way to the Palace, he sighted some of the good works of Mr Governor,” he stated.
On his part, the state Chairman of APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun, hailed the Vice President’s record of achievements through President Muhammadu Buhari.
Famodun said: “We are proud of you in the past seven years for serving us and all the achievements through Mr President. We have here 23 out of 26 members of the House of Assembly, all local government chairmen, party chairmen, and secretaries, as well as party leaders. We are represented from our different segments”.
Osinbajo had earlier visited the Ataojas of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, who wished him well on his ambition.
The monarch urged Osinbajo to facilitate the completion of all abandoned Federal Government projects in the state before the forthcoming general elections.
Presidential aide Garba Shehu has refuted claims that his principal pays less attention to victims of attacks in the country.
He spoke on Friday while responding to the debates generated following President Muhammadu Buhari’s condolence visit to the United Arab Emirates over the death of the country’s president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“Those Nigerians should be told that they should look at all of the facts. I have accompanied the president to Sokoto on a condolence visit after a major incident,” the aide said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“However, it is unfair also to make the conclusion wrongly that he had not paid attention or had not visited. He had been to Maiduguri quite a number of times,” he added.
He said: “I accompanied him to Zamfara. He spoke to the governor, parliamentarians, religious and traditional leaders.
“I accompanied the President to Benue State. He addressed the governor in the Government House, Makurdi, after a major incident. I accompanied him to Jos after a crisis.
“So, did the President go to all the places where there have been incidents of violence or killings? No, he did not go.”
“It depends on what Nigerians choose to look at. The president has been responsive and he has been discharging the obligations that rest upon him as the president and commander-in-chief, in dealing with all of these matters. He has not cut short in any way.
“The point I want to make is that the administration has been very responsive. You just mentioned the railway incident in Kaduna, and this last week, the incident in Kano of an explosion.
“The vice-president of Nigeria was in both places. This country has one presidency. If the president is not there on account of engagements and the vice-president is there, let us take it that the presidency of Nigeria has attended to those matters.”
Buhari is expected back to the country this weekend.
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