Katsina Emirate Council has suspended district head of Kankara, Yusuf Lawal, for allegedly sponsoring the activities of bandits.
The suspension followed widespread insecurity in Kankara, Katsina State, which is also President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state.
SaharaReporters quoted a statement on Sunday by the Katsina Emirate’s Secretary, Iro Bindawa as saying Lawal’s immediate suspension followed residents’ complaints of his wicked activities.
The secretary added that the fate of the district head would be decided after the investigation had been concluded.
Katsina and other northern states have remained a hotbed of kidnapping and banditry in Nigeria.
Armed men suspected to be bandits had invaded the Government Science Secondary School in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state in December 2020, killing a security guard and kidnapping over 300 students.
The students were released after negotiations with the government that reportedly included a ransom.
Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for the action, said the attack was carried out to halt practices considered anti-Islsm in the school, especially Western education.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, had ordered all boarding schools shut in March.
Masari’s administration also announced plans to deploy security dogs to protect schoolchildren in state-owned boarding schools.
Pandemonium as Lagos motorcyclists kill policeman, destroy patrol vehicles
A Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde, has been killed during a clash between policemen and motorcyclists in the Ajao Estate area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen were carrying out enforcement in the area on Thursday when they were resisted by the riders, who protested against the seizure of their means of livelihood.
The situation was said to have snowballed into a clash and resulted in the death of Abonde, who was reportedly hacked to death.
Our correspondent saw a photo of the bloodied remains of the policeman as he lay motionless by the roadside. The victim’s head appeared to have been smashed with some objects.
Another photo captured no fewer than 10 persons milling around a damaged patrol van inscribed with the Lagos State Police Command.
A source told our correspondent that the policemen involved in the incident were attached to the Ajao Police Station.
“Everywhere is tense; we don’t know what exactly caused the fight, but we know that there was a confrontation between motorcyclists and the policemen attached to the Ajao Police Station,” the source added.
Deji Lambo, Punch News
Police arrest, parade three suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist School students
Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Nigeria Police in connection with the abduction of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist school in Kaduna State.
The suspects include, “Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.”
They were paraded on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The suspects dressed in military camouflage told journalists during an interview that they were among the 25 gunmen who stormed the school recently.
Abubakar, a 27-year-old suspect, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”
DAILY POST recalls that the school was invaded by armed men suspected to be bandits on July 5, 2021, while 121 students were whisked away.
Some of the abducted students have, however, regained their freedom.
BREAKING: Police arrest three kidnappers of Kaduna Baptist school students
The police have arrested three people allegedly involved in the kidnap of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna.
The suspects, dressed in military camouflage, were on Thursday paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.
Names of the suspects were given as Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.
The suspects told newsmen that 25 of them abducted the students, adding that they carried out the operation in desperate bid to get money.
“Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money,” 27-year-old suspect Abubakar said,
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