- Over 1000 activists staged a march in Abuja, demanding for public appearance of ailing President Musa Yar’Adua
- Bandits attacked a mosque and kidnapped twenty-four in Giwa, Kaduna
- Herdsmen killed eight in Guma, Benue
- Bandits killed three and kidnapped two in Chikun, Kaduna
According to Margaret MacMillan, we can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do.
History is a powerful tool that sharpens knowledge and enhances education. The history of a particular society can only be accurately narrated by individuals who lived there. Nobody is better than Nigerians at rewriting our own history. We must consciously remember the past for the benefit of education.
The history of March 10 in Nigeria was, nevertheless, shaped by four important events. These events are not just significant; they also have a significant impact on Nigeria’s growth, including both its triumphant and sad periods.
Over 1000 activists staged a march in Abuja, demanding for public appearance of ailing President Musa Yar’Adua
On this date, 10th of March in 2010, more than 1000 Nigerians gathered in the capital Abuja for a march to the presidency to demand the appearance of ailing leader Umaru Yar’Adua, two weeks after he returned from a Saudi hospital.
According to reports, the 58-year-old leader was not seen in public since being flown back after three months of treatment in Jeddah for a heart condition.
His return while still too frail to govern raised fears that his inner circle of aides, led by his wife Turai, would fight to maintain their influence over Africa’s most populous nation and seek to undermine Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.
A power struggle at the top of the OPEC member nation of 140 million people could bring paralysis in government decision-making, threatening an amnesty program in the oil-producing Niger Delta and stalling momentum on reforms.
Several hundred people, many wearing T-shirts with “Save Nigeria Group” on the front and “Enough is Enough” on the back, gathered near to a city center hotel under the watch of police officers lining the avenue.
Bandits attacked a mosque and kidnapped twenty-four in Giwa, Kaduna
On this date, 10th of March in 2022, bandits attacked a mosque and abducted twenty-four in Giwa, Kaduna.
According to report, there was confusion during the Juma’at prayers in a mosque at Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State as terrorists disrupted the religious service and abducted about 14 worshippers.
A source told journalists that “the incident occurred in a village at Giwa Local Government Area. The gunmen surrounded the mosque and abducted 14 people. They rustled an unspecified number of cattle from Tudun Amada village.”
Herdsmen killed eight in Guma, Benue
On this date, 10th of March in 2022, armed Fulani herdsmen reportedly killed eight persons including women in Guma, Benue State.
Guma is a Local Government Area of Benue State, North Central Nigeria. It is predominantly occupied by the Tiv people, other tribes too live in Guma, there are Jukun, Hausa, and Kabuwa.
Bandits killed three and kidnapped two in Chikun, Kaduna
On this date, 10th of March in 2022, bandits reportedly invaded Fumigi Street, Ungwan Galadima, Gonin Gora, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing three people and abducting two women.
This tragic incident was confirmed to newsmen by the state chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. John Joseph Hayab.
He explained that the bandits operated for about an hour without disturbance by security operatives.
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