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Abducted German, 4 Others Killed In Failed Kano Rescue Attempt

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A German engineer, Mr. Raupach Fritz Edgar, kidnapped in the northern city of Kano about five months ago has been killed in a failed rescue attempt.

The late German national was said to have been kidnapped in Kano on 24th January, four days after the coordinated bombing that rocked the ancient city.

he was killed during a rescue mission by some special forces from Kaduna. The joint Military Task Force in the state were said to have backed up the team in the operation that lasted about 30 minutes.

An eye witness told our reporter that serious gunshots were heard at the Danbare area opposite BUK new site.

The operation which started at about 6am in the morning of Thursday, resulted in the killing of five of the captives; four men and one woman.

An unconfirmed account however said no less than 20 lives were lost.

The Commandant of the 3th Mechanized Brigade, Brigadier General Isa Illiyasu who initially invited Journalists to the Bukavu Barrack for briefing suspended the briefing, as according to his spokes person, LT. Iweha, “the commander has a lot of pending issues to clear on his table”.

However, the new AIG zone one Kano, Philemon Ibrahim Leha told newsmen that his men were not part of the operation but he was aware of it.

-Leadership News

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  1. Chibueze

    May 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Nigeria Arm force lack professionalism, intelligence and technology, i serious adverse that they shld take intelligence, science and technology as their top priority

  2. Ajasco

    May 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    It’s a pity.my advice 2any visitor from any country is that no mata any amout u wil b paid,don’t com 2 nigeria.boko islam will want 2use u 4bomb making.and if u don’t hav idea,dey wil kil u.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

Also Read: Umahi Unhappy With PDP Because Atiku Picked Peter Obi – Wike

Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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