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INTERPOL Offers Assistance To Nigeria On Terrorism, Cross Border Crimes

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349255OIPC3The International Criminal Police Organization, widely known as INTERPOL, says it will partner with Nigeria to fight cross border crimes, drug trafficking, corruption and terrorism in a bid to achieve global peace.

President of the organisation, Mrs Mereille Ballestrazzi, gave the assurance in Abuja yesterday when she paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Police Affairs, retired Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade.

Ballestrazzi, who expressed concern about the security situation in the country, listed the area of collaboration as timely and accurate exchange of information for effective law enforcement.

She commended Nigeria’s commitment to the ideals that informed the setting up of the INTERPOL and its active participation in INTERPOL activities.

Responding, Olubolade urged the INTERPOL to assist Nigeria to set up a National Crime Database for improved policing.

He gave the assurance that Nigeria would continue to honour its obligations to the organisation. According to him, a revitalised collaboration between Nigeria and the INTERPOL will impact positively on the security situation in the country.

Ballestrazzi also visited the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

She said that the purpose of her visit was to explore the possibility of collaborating with the police in training and information exchange to make the country and the world a safer place.

In his response, Abubakar, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Investigations, Mr Peter Gana, said the collaboration was necessary to make the country and the world safe for economic and other activities.

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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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