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More than 12 people died in Kano blasts: Investigation

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MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano

P.M. NEWS can authoritatively disprove the claim by Nigeria’s security agencies that only 12 people died in the multiple blasts that shook the ancient northern city of Kano Monday night.

Mortuary sources at the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, in Kano, northwest, Nigeria, Tuesday afternoon, confirmed to P.M.NEWS that 24 dead bodies were brought to the specialist hospital, while three critically injured persons were being treated.

“I can confirm to you that 24 dead bodies were brought here—20 men and four women. Three critically wounded persons are also receiving treatment here,” said a source in AKTH.

an injured victim of Kano blast

an injured victim of Kano blast

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another injured victim of Kano blast

The death count of 24 at AKTH, excludes other victims in other government hospitals—where the dead and wounded were admitted.

At AKTH, Emeka Mba, a top management officer of The Young Shall Grow Motors was lying critically ill.

According to him, “this is a tragic incident; we are surprised why we were chosen as targets. I think those that perpetrated this dastardly act must be fished out. I am in real pains.”

Emmanuel Ani, a worker in a relaxation joint, said he could not describe what actually happened.

“As I am talking to you now, I cannot explain what really happened. The only thing I could remember was that I was about serving a plate of Isi-ewu for a customer when I heard a deafening noise that shook the ground and displaced people.”

Another critically injured victim is Ejike Godwin.He needs some surgery to stay alive.

At Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Mr Alade Ezekiel, 47, a Printer, told this reporter on his hospital bed that, “at about 9 p.m. on Monday, I came out to take a dish of Amala; all of a sudden, I heard a deafening sound, and before I could come to realities, a sharp object pierced through my left hand and blood gushed out. Another bomb exploded and before I could manage to escape, another object pierced into my leg. At this time, I could not move, but the only thing I could do was to crawl when a soldier came to me and rescued me.”

Kano residents examine one of the damaged vehicles at the scene of the blast

Kano residents examine one of the damaged vehicles at the scene of the blast

In his reaction, Kano state Governor, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwnkwaso who spoke through his Media Manager, Halilu I. Dantiye said: “Governor Rabi’u Musa of Kano state has strongly condemned last night’s (Monday) multiple bomb blasts at New road and Enugu road in Kano city. The governor, who visited the scene of the attack early this morning, described the incident as devastating, stating that it is an attack on the whole of Nigeria.

“This attack on Sabon Gari is an attack on Nigeria because Muslims and Christians are involved. Several people of different ethnic extraction have either lost their lives or are critically injured. Whoever did this thing targeted Nigeria”, Kwankwaso stressed.

“The governor promised that the state government will continue to work with security agencies to maintain peace and protect lives and property. He appealed to the people to continue to support security agencies to make the state safer and to go about their normal activities calmly.

“Governor Kwankwaso, who visited Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano city to commiserate with the hospitalized victims, promised that the state government will shoulder the cost of their treatment.

“He therefore directed the state Commissioner for Health to ensure that the victims get the best of treatment in public or private hospital in the state.
The governor extended heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the incident, praying Allah to stand by them in this moment of sorrow.”

According to the Police account in a statement signed the Kano Command spokesman, ASP Magaji Majia: “multiple explosion at Enugu/Igbo Road and New Road at about 2100 hours, the incident occurred at a Tavern known as Mary Cool and Zuma Cool Spot, respectively. As a result, 12 died on the spot, 12 injured, 19 vehicles parked at the scenes damaged. Corpses and the injured were to Government Hospitals in the state. We are still monitoring events as investigations remain on progress.”

Authorities of 3 Brigade, Nigerian Army headquartered in Kano, northwest, Nigeria also said 12 persons died in multiple terrorist attacks on Sabon Gari, an enclave carved out for non-natives.

But in another statement signed by the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Kano, Chief Michael Tobias Idika, 39 people died in New Road and bombing and six in Igbo/Enugu Road; and also unspecified numbers of people who got injured.

“The team of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Kano state chapter arrived the scenes at about 9:30 P.M. and witnessed the moving of dead bodies and the wounded by security agencies, mostly the Army”.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, however, can recall that this is not the first time terrorists invaded Sabon Gari, particularly on New Road. In fact, on that same spot where the latest incident happened, several attempts have been made to terrorize Nigerian citizens. As a reputable organization, we call for adequate security of lives and property in northern Nigeria.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo also commends the spirited efforts of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, David Omojola in-charge of Zone 1, who was accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura to the scene of the incident for on-the-spot assessment.

Another Community Leader and veteran Journalist, Prince Ajayi Memaiyetan said of the development: “What happened is that for the past two months, we in Kano have been enjoying peace- of the – grave yard. We are waiting for security agencies to give us details on what really happened. I was at Festing Road when I haerd the first blast and I had to manourvre like other residents to run for dear life. The truth is that the security were not as effective as before because of the lull in attacks.”

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Kano Transfers Over 1,000 Almajiris To Different States Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Kano State Government on Saturday said it has transferred 1,098 ‘almajiris’ to different states of the country.

The commissioner for local government, Murtala Garo, disclosed this while presenting a report before the state’s task force on COVID-19 at the government house, Kano.

Almajiris are children who are supposed to be learning Islamic studies while living with their Islamic teachers. Majority of them, however, end up begging on the streets of Northern Nigeria. They constitute a large number of Nigeria’s over 10 million out-of-school children.

Mr Garo said the Kano government transported 419 almajiris to Katsina, 524 to Jigawa and 155 to Kaduna. He said all of them tested negative for coronavirus before leaving the Kano State.

Despite the coronavirus test done in Kano for the almajiris, the Jigawa government earlier said it would quarantine for two weeks all the almajiris that recently arrived from Kano.

Mr Garo said another 100 almajiris scheduled to be taken to Bauchi State also tested negative to COVID-19.

In a remark, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the COVID-19 situation in Kano was getting worse. He appealed for a collaborative effort to curtail the spread of the virus in the state.

Mr Ganduje, who commended residents for complying with the lockdown imposed in the state, said the decision was taken to halt the spread of the virus.

Kano State, as of Saturday night, has 77 coronavirus cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The decision to transfer the Kano almajiris is part of the agreement reached between Northern governors that almajiris in each state be transferred to their states of origin.

However, even before the latest agreement by the governors, the Kano government had been transferring almajiris to other states and neighbouring countries after it banned street begging in the state, most populous in Northern Nigeria.

Despite the transfers, however, no concrete step has been taken to ensure such children do not return to Kano streets as there is freedom of movement across Nigeria although interstate travel was recently banned to check the spread of the coronavirus.

 

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COVID-19: ‘Bakassi Boys’ Foil Attempt To Smuggle 24 Women Into Abia In Container

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Operatives of the Abia State Vigilante Service, AVS, popularly known as ‘Bakassi Boys’ have arrested 24 market women hidden in a container truck, at Ekwereazu Ngwa, the boundary community between Abia and Akwa Ibom states.

The market women, said to be  from Akwa Ibom State, were on their way to Aba, when they were arrested with the truck driver and two of his conductors for violating the lockdown order by the state government.

Driver of the truck, Moses Asuquo, claimed he was going to Aba to purchase stock fish, but decided to assist the market women, because they were stranded.

A vigilante source told Sunday Vanguard that the vehicle was impounded while the market women were sent back to Akwa Ibom State.

Commissioner for Home Land Security, Prince Dan Okoli, who confirmed the incident, said that  smuggling of people into the state poses great threat to the state government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID- 19.

 

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Woman Kills Her Maid Over Salary Request

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Operatives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba of the Lagos State police command have arrested one Mrs Nene Steve for allegedly killing her maid, Joy Adole

The maid was allegedly beaten to death by Nene for requesting for her salary at their residence located at 18, Ogundola Street, Bariga area in Lagos.

Narrating the incident, Philips Ejeh, an elder brother to the deceased said that he was sad when they informed him that his sister was beaten to death.

He explained that the deceased was an indigene of Benue State brought to Lagos through an agent and started working with her as a maid  in January 2020.

‘’She reported that her boss refused to pay her and anytime she asked for her salary she will start beating her.

She was making an attempt to leave the place but due to the total lockdown she remained there until Sunday when her boss said she caught her stealing noodles and this led to her serious beating and death,’’ Ejeh said.

He called on Lagos State Government and well- meaning people in the country to help them in getting justice for the victim.

The police spokesman, Bala Elkana, stated that the woman and her husband came to Bariga Police  Station to a report that their house girl had committed suicide.

Detectives were said to have visited the house and suspected foul play with the position of the rope and bruises all over the body which confirmed that the girl had been tortured to death and the boss decided to hang up the girl to make it look like suicide.

He said: “The police moved on with their investigation and found a lot of sign of violence on her body that she has been tortured before a rope was put on her neck.’’

He added that the police removed the corpse and deposited it in the mortuary for autopsy to further ascertain the cause of the death.

Elkana said the matter has been transferred from Bariga police station to Panti for further investigation while the couple have been arrested and will be charged to court.

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Boko Haram Attacks: Buhari Summons Urgent Meeting Of Service Chiefs

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President Buhari and the Service Chiefs in a meeting. (File photo)

Ostensibly alarmed by the latest killings of dozens of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an urgent meeting of Service Chiefs to find ways to stop the trend. 

He has also dispatched the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, to the neighbouring Republic of Chad for an urgent meeting with President Idris Deby and his defence counterpart. 

Knowledgeable sources said in Abuja on Friday that the president is worried by on the deterioration of security situation on the Nigeria – Chad Border that has led to the recently increased Boko Haram terrorism in the area.

The sources which did not want to be named in Abuja said: “Nigeria has a Chad  problem in the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) put together to secure the Lake Chad basin areas and repeal the Boko Haram terrorist attacks against all the countries neighbouring the Lake.”

The sources noted that Chad is believed to be having their own internal security challenges and this has reportedly led to their pulling away their own troops manning their own border around Lake Chad,  saying: “That lacuna is being exploited by the Boko Haram terrorists, who go in and out of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon to launch terrorist acts.  This is a clear illustration of the fact that terrorism is beyond national borders.”

When contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the Defence Minister is going to Chad but said he is unaware of the purpose. 

Meanwhile, the military authorities are said to be in the process of identifying the families of the latest victims with a view to making contact with them. 

Credible sources revealed that it is the reason the president is yet to make any pronouncement on the matter. 

“The President has called an urgent meeting with the Service Chiefs, as well as the fact that families of the latest victims of the Boko Haram are being identified and contacts made before a government pronouncement on the tragic attacks. This, it is understood, is the reason for the silence of the government over the incident,” the source said. 

 

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    More than 12 people died in Kano blasts: Investigation

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    P.M. NEWS can authoritatively disprove the claim by Nigeria’s security agencies that only 12 people died in the multiple blasts that shook the ancient northern city of Kano Monday night.

    Mortuary sources at the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, in Kano, northwest, Nigeria, Tuesday afternoon, confirmed to P.M.NEWS that 24 dead bodies were brought to the specialist hospital, while three critically injured persons were being treated.

    “I can confirm to you that 24 dead bodies were brought here—20 men and four women. Three critically wounded persons are also receiving treatment here,” said a source in AKTH.

    an injured victim of Kano blast

    an injured victim of Kano blast

    another injured victim of Kano blast

    another injured victim of Kano blast

    The death count of 24 at AKTH, excludes other victims in other government hospitals—where the dead and wounded were admitted.

    At AKTH, Emeka Mba, a top management officer of The Young Shall Grow Motors was lying critically ill.

    According to him, “this is a tragic incident; we are surprised why we were chosen as targets. I think those that perpetrated this dastardly act must be fished out. I am in real pains.”

    Emmanuel Ani, a worker in a relaxation joint, said he could not describe what actually happened.

    “As I am talking to you now, I cannot explain what really happened. The only thing I could remember was that I was about serving a plate of Isi-ewu for a customer when I heard a deafening noise that shook the ground and displaced people.”

    Another critically injured victim is Ejike Godwin.He needs some surgery to stay alive.

    At Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Mr Alade Ezekiel, 47, a Printer, told this reporter on his hospital bed that, “at about 9 p.m. on Monday, I came out to take a dish of Amala; all of a sudden, I heard a deafening sound, and before I could come to realities, a sharp object pierced through my left hand and blood gushed out. Another bomb exploded and before I could manage to escape, another object pierced into my leg. At this time, I could not move, but the only thing I could do was to crawl when a soldier came to me and rescued me.”

    Kano residents examine one of the damaged vehicles at the scene of the blast

    Kano residents examine one of the damaged vehicles at the scene of the blast

    In his reaction, Kano state Governor, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwnkwaso who spoke through his Media Manager, Halilu I. Dantiye said: “Governor Rabi’u Musa of Kano state has strongly condemned last night’s (Monday) multiple bomb blasts at New road and Enugu road in Kano city. The governor, who visited the scene of the attack early this morning, described the incident as devastating, stating that it is an attack on the whole of Nigeria.

    “This attack on Sabon Gari is an attack on Nigeria because Muslims and Christians are involved. Several people of different ethnic extraction have either lost their lives or are critically injured. Whoever did this thing targeted Nigeria”, Kwankwaso stressed.

    “The governor promised that the state government will continue to work with security agencies to maintain peace and protect lives and property. He appealed to the people to continue to support security agencies to make the state safer and to go about their normal activities calmly.

    “Governor Kwankwaso, who visited Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano city to commiserate with the hospitalized victims, promised that the state government will shoulder the cost of their treatment.

    “He therefore directed the state Commissioner for Health to ensure that the victims get the best of treatment in public or private hospital in the state.
    The governor extended heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the incident, praying Allah to stand by them in this moment of sorrow.”

    According to the Police account in a statement signed the Kano Command spokesman, ASP Magaji Majia: “multiple explosion at Enugu/Igbo Road and New Road at about 2100 hours, the incident occurred at a Tavern known as Mary Cool and Zuma Cool Spot, respectively. As a result, 12 died on the spot, 12 injured, 19 vehicles parked at the scenes damaged. Corpses and the injured were to Government Hospitals in the state. We are still monitoring events as investigations remain on progress.”

    Authorities of 3 Brigade, Nigerian Army headquartered in Kano, northwest, Nigeria also said 12 persons died in multiple terrorist attacks on Sabon Gari, an enclave carved out for non-natives.

    But in another statement signed by the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Kano, Chief Michael Tobias Idika, 39 people died in New Road and bombing and six in Igbo/Enugu Road; and also unspecified numbers of people who got injured.

    “The team of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Kano state chapter arrived the scenes at about 9:30 P.M. and witnessed the moving of dead bodies and the wounded by security agencies, mostly the Army”.

    “Ohanaeze Ndigbo, however, can recall that this is not the first time terrorists invaded Sabon Gari, particularly on New Road. In fact, on that same spot where the latest incident happened, several attempts have been made to terrorize Nigerian citizens. As a reputable organization, we call for adequate security of lives and property in northern Nigeria.

    “Ohanaeze Ndigbo also commends the spirited efforts of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, David Omojola in-charge of Zone 1, who was accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura to the scene of the incident for on-the-spot assessment.

    Another Community Leader and veteran Journalist, Prince Ajayi Memaiyetan said of the development: “What happened is that for the past two months, we in Kano have been enjoying peace- of the – grave yard. We are waiting for security agencies to give us details on what really happened. I was at Festing Road when I haerd the first blast and I had to manourvre like other residents to run for dear life. The truth is that the security were not as effective as before because of the lull in attacks.”

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    Kano Transfers Over 1,000 Almajiris To Different States Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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    The Kano State Government on Saturday said it has transferred 1,098 ‘almajiris’ to different states of the country.

    The commissioner for local government, Murtala Garo, disclosed this while presenting a report before the state’s task force on COVID-19 at the government house, Kano.

    Almajiris are children who are supposed to be learning Islamic studies while living with their Islamic teachers. Majority of them, however, end up begging on the streets of Northern Nigeria. They constitute a large number of Nigeria’s over 10 million out-of-school children.

    Mr Garo said the Kano government transported 419 almajiris to Katsina, 524 to Jigawa and 155 to Kaduna. He said all of them tested negative for coronavirus before leaving the Kano State.

    Despite the coronavirus test done in Kano for the almajiris, the Jigawa government earlier said it would quarantine for two weeks all the almajiris that recently arrived from Kano.

    Mr Garo said another 100 almajiris scheduled to be taken to Bauchi State also tested negative to COVID-19.

    In a remark, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the COVID-19 situation in Kano was getting worse. He appealed for a collaborative effort to curtail the spread of the virus in the state.

    Mr Ganduje, who commended residents for complying with the lockdown imposed in the state, said the decision was taken to halt the spread of the virus.

    Kano State, as of Saturday night, has 77 coronavirus cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

    The decision to transfer the Kano almajiris is part of the agreement reached between Northern governors that almajiris in each state be transferred to their states of origin.

    However, even before the latest agreement by the governors, the Kano government had been transferring almajiris to other states and neighbouring countries after it banned street begging in the state, most populous in Northern Nigeria.

    Despite the transfers, however, no concrete step has been taken to ensure such children do not return to Kano streets as there is freedom of movement across Nigeria although interstate travel was recently banned to check the spread of the coronavirus.

     

    Sourced From: Premium Times Nigeria

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    COVID-19: ‘Bakassi Boys’ Foil Attempt To Smuggle 24 Women Into Abia In Container

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    Operatives of the Abia State Vigilante Service, AVS, popularly known as ‘Bakassi Boys’ have arrested 24 market women hidden in a container truck, at Ekwereazu Ngwa, the boundary community between Abia and Akwa Ibom states.

    The market women, said to be  from Akwa Ibom State, were on their way to Aba, when they were arrested with the truck driver and two of his conductors for violating the lockdown order by the state government.

    Driver of the truck, Moses Asuquo, claimed he was going to Aba to purchase stock fish, but decided to assist the market women, because they were stranded.

    A vigilante source told Sunday Vanguard that the vehicle was impounded while the market women were sent back to Akwa Ibom State.

    Commissioner for Home Land Security, Prince Dan Okoli, who confirmed the incident, said that  smuggling of people into the state poses great threat to the state government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID- 19.

     

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    Woman Kills Her Maid Over Salary Request

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    Operatives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba of the Lagos State police command have arrested one Mrs Nene Steve for allegedly killing her maid, Joy Adole

    The maid was allegedly beaten to death by Nene for requesting for her salary at their residence located at 18, Ogundola Street, Bariga area in Lagos.

    Narrating the incident, Philips Ejeh, an elder brother to the deceased said that he was sad when they informed him that his sister was beaten to death.

    He explained that the deceased was an indigene of Benue State brought to Lagos through an agent and started working with her as a maid  in January 2020.

    ‘’She reported that her boss refused to pay her and anytime she asked for her salary she will start beating her.

    She was making an attempt to leave the place but due to the total lockdown she remained there until Sunday when her boss said she caught her stealing noodles and this led to her serious beating and death,’’ Ejeh said.

    He called on Lagos State Government and well- meaning people in the country to help them in getting justice for the victim.

    The police spokesman, Bala Elkana, stated that the woman and her husband came to Bariga Police  Station to a report that their house girl had committed suicide.

    Detectives were said to have visited the house and suspected foul play with the position of the rope and bruises all over the body which confirmed that the girl had been tortured to death and the boss decided to hang up the girl to make it look like suicide.

    He said: “The police moved on with their investigation and found a lot of sign of violence on her body that she has been tortured before a rope was put on her neck.’’

    He added that the police removed the corpse and deposited it in the mortuary for autopsy to further ascertain the cause of the death.

    Elkana said the matter has been transferred from Bariga police station to Panti for further investigation while the couple have been arrested and will be charged to court.

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    Boko Haram Attacks: Buhari Summons Urgent Meeting Of Service Chiefs

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    President Buhari and the Service Chiefs in a meeting. (File photo)

    Ostensibly alarmed by the latest killings of dozens of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an urgent meeting of Service Chiefs to find ways to stop the trend. 

    He has also dispatched the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, to the neighbouring Republic of Chad for an urgent meeting with President Idris Deby and his defence counterpart. 

    Knowledgeable sources said in Abuja on Friday that the president is worried by on the deterioration of security situation on the Nigeria – Chad Border that has led to the recently increased Boko Haram terrorism in the area.

    The sources which did not want to be named in Abuja said: “Nigeria has a Chad  problem in the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) put together to secure the Lake Chad basin areas and repeal the Boko Haram terrorist attacks against all the countries neighbouring the Lake.”

    The sources noted that Chad is believed to be having their own internal security challenges and this has reportedly led to their pulling away their own troops manning their own border around Lake Chad,  saying: “That lacuna is being exploited by the Boko Haram terrorists, who go in and out of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon to launch terrorist acts.  This is a clear illustration of the fact that terrorism is beyond national borders.”

    When contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the Defence Minister is going to Chad but said he is unaware of the purpose. 

    Meanwhile, the military authorities are said to be in the process of identifying the families of the latest victims with a view to making contact with them. 

    Credible sources revealed that it is the reason the president is yet to make any pronouncement on the matter. 

    “The President has called an urgent meeting with the Service Chiefs, as well as the fact that families of the latest victims of the Boko Haram are being identified and contacts made before a government pronouncement on the tragic attacks. This, it is understood, is the reason for the silence of the government over the incident,” the source said. 

     

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