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Update: Army Arrests 8 Boko Haram Suspects With IEDs In Kaduna Village

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Men of the Nigerian Army manning a check-point in Kagoro, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state on Saturday evening intercepted eight people suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

A TYPICAL MILITARY CHECK POINT IN KADUNA

A TYPICAL MILITARY CHECK POINT IN KADUNA

It was gathered that seven men and a woman were arrested while travelling in an Opel Vectra Saloon car with registration number, AY-386-KPN with Improvise Explosives Devices (IED) materials.

According to a resident, Bulus Bawa, “When the men were arrested, we saw cooking gas cylinders, coils of wires and other devices used for producing bombs in the car. They were taken away from Kagora to Kafanchan Divisional Police Headquarters,” he said.

A security source in Kafanchan confirmed that the suspects confessed to have been travelling from Kano to Lafia.

“They were taken away from the police headquarters in Kafanchan at about 10am to a military base in Kaduna,” he said.

confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 1 Division, Colonel Sani Usman said, “On Saturday evening some suspected terrorists, including a woman were intercepted at a military check point in Kagoro. They were carrying weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) when our men intercepted them.”

Usman added that, “investigation has commenced into the matter,” and assured the general public of the safety of their lives and properties in the state.

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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

Police

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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