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NDLEA Apprehends Police Corporal with 5.1kg of Indian Hemp

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Packaged weed ready to hit the streets!

Packaged weed ready to hit the streets!

The Kogi State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the arrest of a police corporal with 5.1kg of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, known as Indian Hemp. The command also said it had seized over 2,020kg of the suspected substance this year.

This was made known by the state commander of the NDLEA in Kogi, Alhaji Idris Bello, while he was speaking with newsmen in Lokoja. According to Bello, the suspected policeman was a serving corporal and was arrested in a Peugeot J5 bus with a sack and black polythene bag full of the suspected substance weighing 5.1 kg. The suspect (name withheld) was reported to be on a special assignment in Damaturu, Yobe State.

Alhaji Bello said his officers, who were on patrol on Lokoja-Abuja highway on February 19, also arrested one Tajudeen Yakubu with 16 wraps of suspected drug weighing 10.2 kg in black polythene bags. According to him, the wraps were concealed in the rear bumper and compartments of a Volkswagen Golf car with registration number: Edo AU 285 USL.

Yet another suspect, Laide Salau, a motor mechanic, he said, was arrested on February 23 while boarding a light green Toyota Hiace bus marked Delta KA 702 URA, carrying 70 bags and three black polythene bags of the dried Indian hemp weighing 520.9kg. This was just as one Yakubu Salau was caught by the Nigerian Army patrol team and handed over to the NDLEA, as he was apprehended with six bags of the substance weighing 39.3 kg.

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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.

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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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