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ZAMFARA STATE IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
Last week I did the first edition of Zamfara in the last 7 days. The series focuses on the human calamity that is unfolding in the state & environs with a view to draw attention. In this edition I'm looking at attacks in Maru & Shinkafi LGAs.
The attacks in these Local Government Areas resulted in scores of fatalities, abduction of dozens and displacements of thousands of persons in Zamfara state.
Apart from pockets of attacks that often go unreported; the attack by bandits in Dokar Alasan village in Dangulbe district in Maru LGA on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 took the lives of 15 villagers. Within this period over 10 clusters of villages were attacked by bandits.
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The demand for #BogibeelBridge started in early 1960s. Even the Chinese aggression couldn't wake successive #Congress govts to move an inch towards realising people's dream of a much needed bridge.
People struggled for decades, students fought with successive Congress govts but they wont blink. Ultimately, it took the might of #AssamAgitation to take note of #BogibeelBridge demand.
1985: #Assam Accord was signed whereby #BogibeelBridge was committed by #Congress government led by then Prime Minister late #RajivGandhi. A demand - among many others - that was acknowledged after martyrdom of 855 young students of #Assam
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Flash: The Nigerian Police Force just paraded 22 #BokoHaram suspects in #Maiduguri, amongst them, the Police claimed, are those involved in the abduction of the famous #Chibokgirls and facilitated suicide bombings and other attacks across the #Northeast. @YomiShogunle
The Police Command said it recovered 11 AK47 Rifles during the raid that led to the arrest of mid-level-commanders (Munzirs), and foot soldiers (Nakibs), across several cells, thought to be members of the #AbubakarShekau faction.
The police said it deployed the Special Operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team IRT, led by DC, Abba Kyari with support from SARS, using high tech equipments to achieve this feat between the 4th of July to the 9th of July 2018.
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“I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet” 🎼💃

We legit brought #Maiduguri to #Lagos 😍🙏
To my friend and team lead, DM...you are amazing. You don’t have a digital footprint and i adore you for that. All you try to do is the job. Maybe one day, you will see this. Maybe...❤️
Pics not clear but they are sooo us. Decision making on the go...#girlpower💪🏾
“They put their sunshine in our pockets and the good soul in our feet” 😆❤️
sorry oh fellow Timberlakians 🙈
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#NorthEast is not a far flung branch of the tree of Bharat but a place holding its roots. Mata #Tripura Sundari has grand temples all the way in south India. Kamakhya Devi (Assam) & Nartiang Durga (Meghalaya) are other ‘Shakti Peeth’s in NE. More interesting facts in this thread
Unakoti (#Tripura) is an >1000 yr old site with amazing carvings by an unknown sculptor. There is a 30 ft. high carving of Lord Shiva (Unikotiswara Kal Bhairava) & gigantic figures of Ganesha, Nandi and Durga on a lion

#UNESCOHeritageNomination

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Sri Surya Pahar (Assam) is a site with numerous Shiva linga carvings - belief is that 99999 Shiva Lingas were engraved by Vyasa in order to build a 2nd Kashi (where there were 100000 Lingas)
- source wiki
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#Hinduism in #NorthEast India

The many regions of NE India find mentions in our ancient religious manuscripts and in the Mahabharata.

Pls follow this thread for more information.

There is more info but can't be subsumed in tweets.

#ThursdayThoughts
#Assam the land of blue hills and rivers, is the land of Usha, who was enamored of Aniruddha, the prince of Dwarka. #Meghalaya, abode of clouds was the dreamland of Pramila.
#ArunachalPradesh, where the sun rises above the snow capped mountains, was the homeland of Rukmini whose beauty enchanted Lord Krishna.#Manipur the dale of songs and dances was the land of Chitrangada and in #Nagaland, the eastern sentinel of our country, Arjun’s Ulupi was born.
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My dear young ones, if there is ONLY one thing you ever LEARN from me let it be this:
Be a person of Truth and Consistency.
When you are, no matter the LIES against you; events will unfold and find you still standing on the same spot of Truth and Consistency.
That’s GREATNESS!
In this same country, in 2013 at a #UNNConvocationSpeech, I spoke up about the Squandering that was going on with the OIL BOOM MONEY. I asked then FG to stem the hemorrhaging.
What was their reaction?
They ATTACKED & MALIGNED me gaan.
By 2015 the TRUTH of what I said REVEALED!
In this same country in 2014, after 29 boys of FGC -Buni Yadi were gruesomely killed by terrorists and burnt to death with a video of their charred remains disseminated to taunt Nigeria, I asked then FG to ACT DECISIVELY & also POSTPONE Centenary Extravaganza.
Reaction?
INSULTS!
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