DSS Personnel Shoot Youth At APC Rally In Gombe
A 30-year-old man, Auwal Hassan, was allegedly shot by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) at a campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday in Bojude town of Kwami LGA of Gombe State.
The victim had joined other villagers, who trooped out to receive the campaign train of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that the DSS personnel’s gun went off and hit Hassan in his leg during a commotion after the governor’s motorcade arrived at the venue of the campaign rally.
The victim reportedly fell down, writhing in pain after he was shot, a development that angered other youths who started chanting “Ba mayi” (we don’t support you) at the campaign gathering.
It took the effort of other security personnel in the governor’s entourage before the rampaging youths were calmed down.
Addressing the crowd shortly after the incident, Governor Yahaya ordered the immediate arrest of the DSS personnel for investigation.
The victim was also offered an appointment as the Governor’s Personal assistant, a move made to assuage the angry youths after the ugly incident which almost cost the victim his legs.
2023: IGP Baba reveals plan to arrest politicians on election days
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Baba said the police have devised strategies to arrest and prosecute politicians moving on election days with tonnes of cash for vote buying.
Baba stated this on Monday in Abuja at a one-day Stakeholders Summit on Addressing the Influence of Money on the 2023 General Election.
“Concerted efforts are being made by the Nigeria police as the lead agency in electoral security management to ensure that the use of money is not allowed to influence the 2023 general elections.
“We will ensure that at least, this menace is brought to the barest minimum.
“We will achieve this in synergy with sister security agencies, anti-graft, and intelligence agencies, and other stakeholders,” he said.
Baba, represented by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Operations, Bala Ciroma said already, a lot of arrests have been made of persons buying voter registration cards to rig the 2023 elections.
He added that some political thugs have also been arrested and are being prosecuted in court.
Source: PM News
Terry Hall of The Specials dies aged 63
Terry Hall, the frontman of socially conscious ska band The Specials, has died at the age of 63.
Known for his dour image and sharp wit, the singer found fame in the 1970s and 80s with hits like Ghost Town, Gangsters and Too Much Too Young.
He left The Specials in 1981 to form Fun Boy Three with fellow-bandmates Neville Staple and Lynval Golding, scoring another run of hits.
The singer died after a brief illness, The Specials said in a statement.
“Terry was a wonderful husband and father and one of the kindest, funniest, and most genuine of souls,” they wrote.
“His music and his performances encapsulated the very essence of life… the joy, the pain, the humour, the fight for justice, but mostly the love.
“He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him and leaves behind the gift of his remarkable music and profound humanity.”
In a separate message, Staple told the BBC he had learned of his friend’s passing as he landed in Egypt for a holiday with his wife.