That very day, I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do – Mr Macaroni replying a hardcore citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr Macaroni have recently use his Twitter account to narrate his ordeal at Adeniyi Police Station, according to him when he was arrested the police in that state took turns to maltreat/beat him up and even went as far as threaten to kill him if he was an ordinary citizen but unfortunately he is well known as a result of his comedy skit.
Here are his narrative:
Dear @mrmacaronii ,
I know you have a larger audience,
Why can't you use that to promote institutions in your country instead of instigating your followers against the Police institution, together we can move this country to a greater heights, Ire o!@RuggedyBaba @YemieFASH https://t.co/HrWHdNdstG— Prince Adedigba Adeyinka. (@PrinceAdedigba1) April 18, 2021
That very day, I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do. If they can do that to someone people know, imagine what they do to hundreds of thousands of unknown Nigerians. We are in court though. We filed since last month.
Aluta Continua ✊🏿— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) April 18, 2021
When I was at Adeniji police station, the police officers took turns to beat me up. They were even calling themselves to come and beat ‘Mr Macaroni’
They said in my life when next I hear police, I will run! One said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me.
Lagos State Now selling Bag of Rice At 20,000 Naira
Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Olusanya Abisoyan Lagos State on Thursday said 100,000 bags of 50kg of rice will sell at the price of N20,000 from on Sunday.
The sales, she said will take off during the December edition of the Eko City Farmers’ Fair and Appreciation Day billed to hold on Sunday, December, 20.
The Commissioner explained that the Fair would enable Lagosians to shop for all farm produce straight from the farm at farm gate prices, a result of the intervention of the State government in collaboration with the Federal and Kebbi state Governments.
Olusanya also stated that the Fair which would take place at the Ndubusi Kanu Park in Alausa, Ikeja would further help to upgrade the agricultural supply chain by connecting all the agricultural value chains with their markets.
The Commissioner explained that the Farmers’ Fair would be a platform for the best of the city’s producers to meet with consumers and end users using the traditional and innovative development methods to showcase a well organised high quality market to meet the consumers’ increasing demand for farm produce.
“On Sunday, 20th December, 2020, the State will be hosting the Christmas edition of the Eko City Farmers’ Fair where Lagosians can shop for their fresh farm produce at affordable prices.
“The event which will hold at the Ndubusi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja will also include a short ceremony to appreciate our farmers who have done everything in their power to ensure that we did not negatively feel the impacts of the corona virus on our food supplies.
“It will also be a platform for the best of the city’s producers to meet with consumers and end users using the traditional and innovative development methods to showcase a well organised high quality market to meet the consumers’ increasing demand for farm produce,” Olusanya averred.
She pointed out that the objectives of the market are to connect producers and make shopping entertaining; to make produce accessible and affordable to consumers; to preserve the nutritional value of farm produce and to promote the “farm to fork” concept of the input and output policy of the State Government.
Villagers Flee Niger Communities over Bandit Invasion
Villagers in some of the security prone communities in Rafi local government area of Niger state have started fleeing from the villages over constant invasion by bandits.
In the past days, over two people have been killed, 20 people kidnapped and several others injured along with several foodstuffs and properties destroyed by bandits.
The names of the affected communities include Yakila, Rafi-Doko, Katako and other surrounding villages in Rafi local government area of Niger state.
The villagers were spotted entering Tegina in Rafi local government area in their numbers with loads on their head.
Some residents of Tegina told The Nation that the villagers are demanding from the Niger state government for a place to set up a camp where they can stay until the security situation improves in their various local government area of the villages.
One of the eyewitness said during an interview, “These people came into town today with their loads on their head and hands. Several of them came with their children. They are just moving up and down inside the town searching for where to stay.”
Another villagers said, “Some of them are staying with relatives. Over 300 people came into town Tuesday, I saw them myself. A lot of them are still around.”
The people whose communities are affected decried the recent incessant attacks by the bandits saying that it seems they are unrestricted as the attacks have become recurrence.
The people also lamented over the inactions of the state government over the insecurity bedevilling the communities.
Nairagists learnt that critical stakeholders are currently meeting over the security situation in the affected areas and how to address it.
The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ibrahim Inga confirmed that people are fleeing their communities for safety.
He stated that the state government is not silent about the issue adding that the government is putting in measures to see how the people will have succour over the incessant attacks.
Inga stated that the measures will be proactive and the security situation in the state will be addressed.
9 Security tips for Inter State Travellers
Nigeria is facing serious security challenges,so if you must do an inter state travel, please follow these 9 Security tips;
1. Schedule it between 9am to 4pm. Don’t leave too early and don’t be caught in the late hours.
2. Remove titles from your phone contacts. Example: Hon, Alhaji, Chief, Inspector and military ranks in general.
3. While driving, focus on the road and ensure that every 5-7 minutes, there is traffic on the returning lane.
4. Try not to exceed 100km per hour so you can make your judgements timely. It will also help you look out for traps and appreciate the terrain.
5. If you can, please don’t use tinted sheets on your car. It passes a message to bandits and criminal elements that you are a uniformed man/woman.
6. Make sure you always have a spare tyre, plug and fuel pump in your car. Don’t ignore this.
7. Even if you are not the one driving, put your phone away and keep your eyes on the road.
8. Moving in a convoy has proven not to intimidate criminal elements. Bandits took on an 8-car convoy along Kaduna-Abuja last December.
9. If you must stop to buy food article or ease yourself, it is advisable to take that break at a town or village.
These are safety tips. They will help tremendously, though cannot guarantee total protection from these elements.