El-Rufai Orders Release Of Four Prisoners In Kaduna

El-Rufai Orders Release Of Four Prisoners In Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has reportedly ordered the release of four prison inmates in the state.

The convicts, whose identities were revealed as Abdullahi Haruna, Usman Ahmed, Mohammed Sani and Khalillullahi Mohammed, were reportedly freed in order of the state leader to commemorate Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary. A statement made available to newsmen on Monday quoted El-Rufai as saying that based on the powers conferred on him by the constitution, the prisoners are now allowed to return to society to start a new life. The statement also noted that the release of the prisoners is as a customary gesture of compassion exercised by Governor El-Rufai, based on Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution. Naija News learnt that El-Rufai had acted on the recommendation of the state’s Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy which noted that the pardoned convicts were serving sentences of three years and above, and had six months or less to the end of their prison terms. ‘’Governor El-Rufai urged the pardoned prisoners to be of good conduct as they reunite with their families and are re-integrated into the larger society,” the statement added.

Establish Ministry Of Nomadic Affairs To End Fulani-Herders’ Crisis – Miyetti Allah Tells FG 

The Federal Government was on Monday asked to establish the Federal Ministry of Nomadic Affairs in the country as a step toward ending the Fulani-herders crisis in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Association made the call at the end of its expanded National Executive meeting with state chairmen of the association held in Abuja According to them, establishing the ministry will broaden educational opportunities and address pastoralist challenges across the country. A statement jointly signed by the association’s National President, Abdullahi Bodejo, and secretary, Saleh Alhassan, also called for the overhauling of Nigeria’s security and justice systems to address cases of injustice meted on its members. Miyetti Allah alleged that many of its youths are illegally detained across correctional centers. The nomadic association maintained that the immediate designation, gazetting, and development of all 415 grazing reserves across the country is the only first strategic step in addressing the challenges confronting Fulani Herders in Nigeria.

This article was originally published on Naija News


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