BREAKING: Tambuwal replaces Fayemi as NGF chairman
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has replaced his Ekiti State counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, as the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
Tambuwal assumed the position on Thursday at the National Economic Council meeting in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, after Fayemi transferred the baton of office to him.
The Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, confirmed the change of baton in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, Tambuwal will be holding fort until May next year when a proper election is conducted among the governors.
Before his new role, Tambuwal served as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Fayemi in the last four years.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen invade Benue communities, slaughter 15 persons [GRAPHIC]
Suspected armed Fulani herdsmen have killed 15 persons in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State
The herders invaded two communities; Mchia village in Mbagber council ward and Mou village in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward in Logo at about 11:pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
“The attackers stormed the villages between 11 pm and midnight of Wednesday, twelve people were killed at Mchia community and three people at Mou village with about 13 people injured,” a local who did not want to be mentioned told Nigerian Tribune.
The commissioner of police in the state, Wale Abass who confirmed the attacks said that 10 people were killed and eight injured.
Those murdered in Mchia are; Mr. Atsagba Oliver Chion, Mr. Mchivga Utume, Mr. Bemdoo Hindi, Mr. Aondonengen Kwaghwe, Mr. Shinku Ngimsho, Mr Gwa Joseph, Mr Vihishima Mbanomso, Mr Luter Yeke, Mr. Sonter Chieam, Mr. Aondosoo and two others.
The three people killed in Mou village are identified as Mr Lanem Dooior, Mr Iorungwa Andy Uchir and Emeka Ike (an Igbo trader)
The herders also shot and injured other persons including Shaorga Akaaume, Ubugh Obele and Aondosoo Aondoakaa.
The victims are currently receiving treatment at NKST hospital Anyiin.