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Robbers snatch Ogun Speaker’s official car

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About 24 hours after the Ogun State Government took delivery of two more Armoured Personnel Carriers, armed robbers on Thursday night snatched one of the official cars of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The seven-man gang, who had laid in ambush along the popular Abiola Way, snatched the Toyota Avensis car with number plate Ogun AYE 86 AA at gunpoint from Adekunbi, who was said to be in company with one of his security aides.

The Speaker, sources said, was driving the car while his security aide sat beside him when the robbers attacked them around 7 pm.

SATURDAY PUNCH learnt the robbers eventually released the Speaker and his aide at Kobape, along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway, a distance of about 20 minutes’ drive from Abeokuta.

Our correspondent learnt that the incident had been reported to the police, who are making efforts to recover the stolen vehicle.

However, the Special Assistant (Media) to the Speaker, Waheed Akinola, denied knowledge of the incident, saying “I don’t think that can happen.”

Similarly, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command was not aware of the robbery.

Meanwhile, Governor Ibikunle Amosun has announced the delivery of two more APCs to the police in the state.

Amosun said the APCs would be deployed to the senatorial districts to help beef up security.

-Punch News

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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.

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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.

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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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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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