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Military troops seize arm cache, medicals from B’Haram, ISWAP

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Military troops in the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast have captured large weapons and ammunition from Boko Haram and ISWAP, during an offensive on the insurgents’ locations in Borno State.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, while inspecting the arms at the Maimalari Cantonment of the Nigerian Army 7 Division, Maiduguri, yesterday, said the weapons and other items were seized at Sambisa, Tumbus and Màndara mountains; the terrorists’ locations in Borno State.

“The result of what we have done is what you are seeing here where we have recovered all these weapons from the terrorists, including from  Sambisa, Tumbus and Mandara mountains,” he disclosed.

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The army chief said he was impressed by troops’ sustained offensive against the terrorists enclave which led to the recovery of some operational vehicles earlier seized from troops, first aid boxes and other items.

He commended troops in the theatre of operation and other military operations across the country for their commitment.

“I am very impressed with what troops in the theatre are doing and in other operations in northwest, north central and southeast.

Oftentimes there are challenges, and challenges are part of operations,” he said.

He vowed that the army and military will not be deterred by the recent challenges and urged the insurgents to follow the path of peace and give up the fight.

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Tension in Osun as Pro-PDP Road Transport Unionists Move to Take Over Motor Parks

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Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman

There is tension in many parts of Osun as motor park union leaders who are supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party have made moves to take over the affairs of the various motor parks.

NPO Reports gathered that in Osogbo, the state capital, moves by pro-PDP unionists were resisted by those loyal to the outgone Governor, Gboyega Oyetola at the New Garrage area leading to the death of an unidentified man.

The All Progressive Congress, in a statement released by its acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkhali Baba, to step in to avert further bloodshed.

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“Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.

“This is why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.

“The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed including APC campaign vehicles, billboards particularly in Osogbo, the state capital,” Lawal stated

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Police Nab 12 Year Old boy for Kidnapping 3years old Girl in Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command has arrested Dayyabu Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 12yrs of Magama Gumau for Kidnapping a 3yrs-old girl.

The information available at the Command’s disposal is that On 23/11/2022 at about 1740hrs Yahaya Sale ‘m’ aged 56yrs of Magama Gumau while at his shop located at the same address received a threatening phone call from an anonymous person, demanding the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand nairas (150,000) as a ransom for the release of his kidnapped daughter one Mariya Yahaya ‘f’ aged 3yrs of same address.

A discreet Investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victim to an isolated place near a football field at kara Area of Magama Gumau and called the victim’s father on phone and made the aforementioned demand.
On hearing this, the victim’s father hung off the call, while the suspect kept calling but no response from the victim’s father. After a while, the victim’s father called the suspect on phone and identified the suspect as Dayyabu through his voice, as the suspect is known by the victim’s father.

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The suspect then kept mute and quickly hung off the call when he realized that the victim’s father uncovered his identity.
Consequently, he swiftly took the girl back to their house and told her family that he sighted her crying near a football field. In this manner, the victim’s family immediately reported the suspect to the Police authority for necessary action.
On interrogation, the suspect stated that he is from Kano state and came to Bauchi state in search of petty business with his siblings. From the little he earned while hawking a fried yam in Magama Gumau, he raised money and bought a mobile phone Techno Camon model.
The investigation also revealed that the suspect got to know about kidnapping when some time ago his friend was kidnapped in Kano state until a ransom was paid before he was released from his captors, that is how he learned about kidnapping and money must be paid to set a victim free.

He also said he would have used the ransom money to buy his desired clothes and phones, but cut short upon his arrest by the Police operatives.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan psc(+) assured the general public that they will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds. He adds that he will like to use this medium to reiterate the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance over the activities of their wards.
It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible, as the investigation continues into the matter after which the suspect will be charged to court.

SP Ahmed Mohammed wakil Anipr,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For; Commissioner Of Police,
Bauchi State Command.

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Release Nnamdi Kanu As Christmas Gift To S’East, HURIWA Urges Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Civil rights advocacy group, Hu­man Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), on Sunday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to free the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as a 2022 Christmas gift to the South-East geopolitical zone.

HURIWA’s National Coordina­tor, Comrade Emmanuel Onwu­biko, in a statement, challenged the president to be a man of his words by leaving the judiciary to decide on Kanu’s fate without any political interference or vendetta. The group asked Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Fed­eration and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to comply with the appellate court’s judge­ment of freeing Kanu from the Department of State Services (DSS) before Christmas.

HURIWA believes that the re­lease of Kanu would restore peace and stability to the South-East of Nigeria and restore economic growth of the zone. HURIWA expressed disappointment and consternation at the nonchalant attitudes of the governors of the South East of Nigeria towards mounting pressure on President Buhari to free Kanu from deten­tion.

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In May, Buhari, at a meeting with Ebonyi State Stakeholders’ Forum at the Government House in Abakaliki, said a political solu­tion to Kanu’s travails was impos­sible and insisted that only the court would decide his fate.

“I have listened carefully to the various appeals from the elders to the traditional leaders regarding a wide range of options and as I have said previously, this matter remains in the full purview of the court where it will be properly ad­judicated,” Buhari had promised.

However, about 18 months since his unwarranted detention at the DSS custody in Abuja, the IPOB leader has not tasted free­dom despite the judgement of the Appeal Court granting him freedom and awarding billions of naira as damages against the Federal Government for his ex­traordinary rendition from Ken­ya mid-2021.

At the moment, the major presidential candidates for the 2023 general elections including Labour Party’s Peter Obi, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party have opined that they would ex­plore dialogue to end secessionist agitations in the South-East and restore the economy of the Igbo people which has been marred with untold violence and activi­ties of unknown gunmen.

Commenting, HURIWA’s On­wubiko said, “As though a norm, all the major presidential can­didates for the 2023 presidential election have adopted negotiat­ed settlement to end agitations by IPOB and other secessionist groups like that of Yoruba Na­tion agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

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