Rep. Jibril laid to rest in Lokoja

Former House of Representative member, Buba Jibril, (APC/Lokoja/Kogi) who died on Friday in Abuja, has been buried in Lokoja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Jibril, 58, a three-term member of the House of Representatives, was buried amidst tears from families, friends and colleagues that thronged Lokoja for the burial.

The burial was attended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, Kogi Deputy Governor, Mr. Simon Achuba, Kogi House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Matthew Kolawole, members of the house, among others.

Dogara, who spoke with newsmen after the burial, described Jibril as a fine colleague and brilliant lawmaker.

He lamented the loss of many lawmakers at the same time and prayed God to halt the tide.

“I don’t think it has happened before; not to my recollection. We have lost about three senators and five members of the House of Representatives in the past few weeks,” he said.

Mr. Matthew Kolawole, the Speaker, Kogi House of Assembly, told…

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Six suspected cattle rustlers nabbed while sharing meat in forest

A military patrol team from the 20 Mechanised Battalion, Serti, operating in Mambilla, Taraba State, on Friday paraded six suspected cattle rustlers nabbed while sharing cow meat in Nyogor forest.

According to Lt. Col. Sani Adamu, the Commanding Officer of the Battalion, 30 cows were also recovered from the suspects who were paraded at Mayo-Ndaga, near Gembu, in Sardauna Local Government Area.

The suspects, all men, included Hammanjulde Yahya, 50, Umaru Yahya, 40, Paul Samuel, 35, Juli Adamu, 30, Ibrahim Yusufa, 27, and Usumanu Buba, 25.

He explained that the soldiers were on a patrol of the troubled area, where several people were killed and hundreds of cows stolen in early March, 2018, when they got a hint that the suspects were in the forest.

“When we entered the bush on Sunday, March 25, we caught them (suspects) sharing meat of the stolen cows in Nyogor forest.

“Further search into the deep forest led to the recovery of 30 stolen cows which have been handed over to…

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