Governor Bello Compensates Families Of Electrocuted Persons In Niger State

Niger-Abubakar BelloThe Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has made a cash donation to families the victims of electric surge in the state.

The families of the electrocuted victims in Jatau area of Maitumbi near an FM Station, which include a Village head, his son and a Police inspector on Friday received the sum of 15 million Naira.

The presentation of the cash succour to the victims was made by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Mr Mamman Muas, who represented Governor Bello.

The family of the late village head of Jatau and his son got a sum of two million Naira while the Police inspector’s family received one million Naira, as the rest was shared among 45 families of the affected victims.

In his reaction to the gesture, the representative of Bosso Local Government Area in the Niger State House of Assembly, Honourable Abdulmalik Bosso, appreciated the effort of the Governor.

He also commended Governor Bello for his proactive step, stressing that he could still remember them after three months of the ugly incident.

“We the people of Bosso Local Government are very grateful for your kind gesture and support,” he said.

Also present at the cash relief donation were the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kabiru Abbas, and the Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Inga.

Village Head, Son, Police Inspector Electrocuted In Minna

IFCA police officer, Abu Gani, the Village Head of Jatau, Saidu Shehu, his son, Gombo Shehu and Gombo’s friend, have been electrocuted in Jatau area of Maitumbi in Minna, the capital of Niger State.

The incident occurred after a spark from high tension cables that passed through Mr Shehu’s house triggered a fire that burnt down two houses. It happened around 4:48pm on Saturday.

According to an eyewitness, the Police Inspector, who was on save mission, received a call about the inferno, then went straight to the scene and was eventually caught up in the fire.

He was said to be the Inspector covering crime attached to Maitumbi police station.

According to the source, the village Head, Mai-Angwa, one of his sons, Gambo Shehu were the first victims.

Later, a friend to his son, who attempted to save his friend before the arrival of the police officer, also died in the process.

The eyewitness also revealed that the problem with the supply of electricity to Jatai village started on Saturday, when the transformer serving the area suddenly developed fault and started supplying electricity irregularly.

Among early callers to the village were the Commissioner of Health of Niger State, Dr Mustapha Jibril, Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Mallam Sardaunan, Member the State House of Assembly, Honourable Malik Bosso and the Chairman of Bosso Local Government, Mr isah Wokili.

The Commissioner of Health condoled with families of the victims, saying that the Governor received the news with shock.

He promised the people of Maitumbi that the government would take care of the medical bills of the injured victims.

Police arrest six Boko Haram suspects in Minna

The Niger state Police command has arrested six suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Minna, the Niger state capital.

The suspects who were arrested in Maitumbi and Tunga area of the state capital also confessed to be responsible for   the killings of Policemen in some parts of the state in the last one year.

Confirming the arrest to Channels Television in Minna, the Niger State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Desire Nsirim stated that the command had been on the trail of the suspects for a long time as they have evaded arrest for a long time.

She also noted that the suspects had made some useful statement that will led to the crackdown of the sect activities in the state

The Police boss however revealed that the suspects had been transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation.