Updated: Police Uncover ‘Rehabilitation Centre’ With Chained, Maltreated Children In Daura

 

The Police in Katsina State have uncovered and shut down another Islamic home, housing some children who were said to have been treated inhumanely in the Sabon Garin Daura area of Katsina North.

The building was discovered after some of the boys who had escaped embarked on a protest over allegations of violation of human rights at the centre.

Owned by one of the most famous and respected Islamic scholars in Daura, Bello Mai Almajirai, the centre is said to house people perceived to be outlaws from their parents and the society.

“On 12/10/2019 at about 10:09 hrs, based on a tip-off, the Command succeeded in busting/smashing an illegal detention/remand home being operated by one Mallam Bello Abdullahi Umar, m, aged 78 years of Sabon Garin Daura, Daura LGA of Katsina State”.

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The escapees, numbering over 200, ran into the town, narrating how they were being maltreated, a development that sparked outrage in the community against the owner.

Briefing journalists at the center on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, told reporters that preliminary investigation revealed that Malam Bello had been running the center for about 40 years and later left it in the hands of his son, Umar Bello.

He lamented about the deteriorating situation at the center, adding that each of the six rooms accommodates over 40 inmates who were subjected to all forms of dehumanising conditions including being chained.

 

The Police CP intimated that 67 persons between the ages of 7 to 40 years were found shackled with chains.

“In the course of an investigation, 67 persons from the ages of 7 to 40yrs were found shackled with chains.  Victims were also found to have been subjected to various inhuman and degrading treatments.”

He enjoined parents to take their recalcitrant children to only recognized and approved rehabilitation facilities provided or registered by the government.

CP Buba said that the victims have already been evacuated and taken to the hospital for treatment, while efforts are ongoing to reunite them with their families.

FG Donates Relief Materials To Daura Flood Victims

File Photo of Flood

 

The Federal Government has donated relief materials to victims of Daura community in Katsina State.

The flood victims will also be receiving additional assistance from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says, “Contrary to the allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari has turned his back on the people of Daura, we can confirm that pre-assessment relief materials were dispatched to the victims within 48 hours of the floods.

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“Ten trailer loads of building materials including zinc, planks and cement, as well as tons of grains, cereals and other edibles have so far been delivered.

“The flood victims also received blankets and mattresses”.

Mr Shehu said that the materials were delivered to and signed for by stakeholders while the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk Umar welcomed the prompt emergency response from NEMA officials.

According to him, NEMA has promised that in line with establishment practices all over the country, as soon as the assessment of the damage to the flood-ravaged communities is reported upon, more food items and building materials would be dispatched.

 

PHOTOS: Buhari Inaugurates Air Force Hospital In Daura

President Buhari with Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, Perm Sec. Defence Mrs Nuratu Batagarawa, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as he commissions Nigerian Airforce Reference Hospital Daura.

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Air Force Reference hospital in Daura, Katsina State.

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The President during the commissioning on Thursday assured of his support and commitment in ensuring that the hospital becomes fully functional and accessible to all Nigerians.

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Buhari Inaugurates Air Force Hospital In Daura

President Buhari with Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and Deputy Governor Alh. Manir Yakubu as he commissions Kwanar Sabke-Dan Aunai-Dutsi road in Katsina State

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Air Force Reference hospital in Daura, Katsina State.

The President during the commissioning on Thursday assured of his support and commitment in ensuring that the hospital becomes fully functional and accessible to all Nigerians.

He believed that the commissioning of this hospital is another critical milestone recorded by the nation’s armed forces.

According to the President, the medical facilities deployed to the hospital are enough to cater not only Daura people but also those coming from the neighboring Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and even overseas for medical attention.

He said that the Federal Government had in the last four years invested huge resources in the health sector and increased budgetary allocation to the sector from 259 billion naira in 2015 to over 340 billion naira in 2018.

“Accordingly, significant stride has been made to life expectancy and reduced some of the killer diseases associated with child and maternal mortality claiming 70 death per 100,000 and 90 persons by the year 2007 as explained in the United Nations sustainable development goals.

“Despite this, more efforts are needed to fill in the wide range of diseases and remain persistent in the emerging health issues in our society.

“To achieve this, we must now reveal effort to focus on providing more efficient funding on the health sector”.

The President called on more funding in the health sector to improve sanitation and hygiene, increase access to medical care in rural areas in order to save the lives of millions of Nigerians.

Rain Hinders Buhari From Inaugurating Hospital In Daura

Buhari Mourns George Bush, Condoles With U.S.
President Muhammadu Buhari (file).

 

 

A heavy rain has hindered President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating a Reference Hospital in Daura.

The President was expected to commission the medical facility his home town in Katsina State on Thursday but was prevented by the downpour.

The hospital was built by the Nigerian Air Force to respond to the healthcare need of the people of Daura.

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Apart from the inauguration of the hospital, the President is also expected to commission two road projects built by the Katsina State government in Sandamu and Dutsi Local Government Areas of the state.

They are Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza Road with a length of 38 kilometres in Sandamu and 22-kilometre Kwanar Sabke-Dan Aunai-Dutsi Road in Dutsi.

Governor Aminu Masari had promised to embark on the projects during his electioneering campaign ahead of the 2015 general elections.

He explained that the project was designed to increase accessibility by users for easy evacuation of farm produce and to increase access to health, education and other public facilities.

While was unable to inaugurate the hospital, the President commissioned the Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza Road.

APC Governors, Others Pay Sallah Homage To Buhari In Daura

 

Members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum on Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at his residence in Katsina State.

The host governor, Aminu Masari, accompanied the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and other governors elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s platform to the President’s abode in his hometown of Daura.

Governor Masari received his colleagues in batches along with Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, at the Umar Musa Yar’Adua Airport.

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On their arrival, the governors paid Sallah homage to the President and prayed for good health and many more years of active service to the nation.

In his response, President Buhari thanked his guest for the visit after which they went into a closed-door session.

Among the visiting governors are Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo).

Others who paid homage to the President are the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, and Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari.

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Isa Pantami, and acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

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Guinea’s Alpha Conde Visits Buhari In Daura

 

President Alpha Conde of Guinea Saturday visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.

The aircraft conveying President Conde and his aide touched down at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport at about 4:35 pm.

On his arrival, he was received by the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, in company with his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, and the security chiefs in the state.

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Others at the airport to receive the Guinean leader include members of the business and academic communities, religious and traditional leaders, among other dignitaries in the state.

Governor Masari, thereafter, escorted Mr Conde to President Buhari’s hometown in Daura in a helicopter at about 4:52 pm.

During the visit, the Guinean President met with the Emir of Daura, Farouk Umar.

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President Buhari with President Alpha Conde, Governor Masari, and Emir of Daura in Daura, Katsina State on August 10, 2019.

President Buhari Travels To Daura For Sallah

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to Katsina State for the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.

The President arrived in the state on Friday as he joined millions of Nigerians across the country for the Sallah festival beginning from Sunday.

The presidential jet conveying President Buhari touched down at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport at about 5pm.

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On his arrival, the President was warmly received by the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, in company with his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, and the security chiefs in the state.

Others at the airport to receive the number one citizen include members of the business and academic communities, religious and traditional leaders, among other dignitaries in the state.

President Buhari, thereafter, proceeded to his home town of Daura in a helicopter at about 5:23 pm.

While in Katsina, the President is expected to inaugurate various projects such as a military hospital and roads.

He is expected to return to Abuja on August 18.

Father-In-Law To Buhari’s ADC Regains Freedom

District Head of Daura, Musa Umar.

 

The kidnapped father-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide de Camp (ADC), Musa Umar, has regained his freedom.

Confirming the development to Channels Television, a security source within the Presidency who craved anonymity said Umar was rescued in Kano.

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Umar who is said to be the Magajin Garin Daura was abducted in his Daura residence, Katsina North shortly after observing Maghrib prayer two months ago.

The attackers shot sporadically to disperse the crowd and picked the traditional ruler.

The traditional ruler, a retired customs comptroller, is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the ADC to President Buhari.

 

 

 

Gunmen Storm Daura, Kidnap Father-In-Law To Buhari’s ADC

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Gunmen have stormed Daura, kidnapping the father-in-law to President Buhari’s ADC.

The victim Musa Umar who is said to be the Magajin Garin Daura was abducted in his Daura residence, Katsina North shortly after observing Maghrib prayer.

A credible source in Daura told Channels Television that “the attackers shot sporadically to disperse the crowd and picked the traditional ruler in a Peugeot 406”.

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The traditional ruler who is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari, he was a retired customs comptroller.

The Katsina state command of the Nigerian police force when contacted is yet to confirm the incidence, adding that it is still looking for clearance.

Buhari Arrives In Abuja From Daura

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Abuja from Daura – his home town in Katsina State, where he went to participate in the governorship and state assembly elections.

The President landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Tuesday, days after the conclusion of the elections.

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He returned along with his wife, Aisha and they were both received at the airport by security operatives and top government officials.