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I Supply Fuel To Government, Companies – Suspected Vandal

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Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps on Saturday paraded a suspected pipeline vandal who said he is a supplier of diesel and kerosene to reputable companies and government organisations.

The suspect, Olusola Olomala, said he was arrested unjustly by overzealous NSCDC officials even when he had evidence to support the claim that he was a registered oil marketer.

“I am a legitimate oil supplier. I lift kerosene and diesel from Apapa where I also have an office. Whenever my customers tell me they need product, I take it to them wherever they are.

“On Friday night, a customer called me that he needed a product for his filling station at Owode Apa and I took a truck to the place and emptied its content into a well.

“I had received my pay and was about leaving but was told that armed robbers were operating on the road, so I decided to wait till daybreak before leaving. When I couldn’t sleep, I decided to take a stroll and that was when I was arrested by NSCDC men.

“I’m not a vandal and I have receipts and invoices for all my transactions but the NSCDC men have not allowed me to go and get them from my office. I have been doing this business since 2006 and I supply some state governors’ offices as well as several filling stations and private organisations.”

The 40-year-old father of two said the products recovered by the NSCDC men after his arrest did not belong to him.

A second suspect, Sunday Jemaiwole, said he was a mechanic that had just finished working on a customer’s vehicle adding that he knew nothing about oil pipeline vandalism.

Reacting, the Commandant, NSCDC, Lagos state Command, Mr Shem Obafaiye, said the suspects were vandals and were arrested through intelligence gathering.

“We caught the suspects with products at Badagry on Friday night. Through intelligence gathering, we were informed that vandals had an operational base in the area so I mobilised my men and during operation, we arrested the suspects with 70 kegs of petrol”, he said.

“He said he supplies diesel and kerosene and yet it is petrol that was found in the kegs. One also wonders why he attends to his customers at night in a place notorious for pipeline vandalism,” Obafaiye said in response to Olomala’s claims.

Obafaiye lamented the amount of money being lost to pipeline vandalism every day. He said the corps had beefed up security in areas notorious for pipeline vandalism such as Majidun in Ikorodu, Badagry, 7th Avenue in FESTAC, Ijedodo and Epe. [PN]

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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

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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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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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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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