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IGP Solicits Nasarawa Leaders’ Help In Fishing Out Killers

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has called on elders and eminent citizens of Nasarawa State to collaborate with the police in order to fish out the perpetrators of Tuesday’s killing of policemen in Alakyo village.

Abubakar made the call, yesterday, when he visited widows and family members of the slain officers in Lafia, the state capital, just as officers and men of the Mobile Police Unit, undercover operatives and the counter terrorism unit of the force were redeployed to the state, a move said to ensure effectiveness, reassure citizens of their safety, stabilise the security of states, provide a safe and conducive environment for effective policing; and provide additional manpower and support for the Nasarawa State Police Command.

Accompanied by the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade, the IGP described the killing of the officers as “callous” and had never been heard of in the history of the force.

He also disclosed that some officers were still being held hostage by the suspected cult group, but assured that efforts were being made to secure their release.

“We are making every peaceful effort to ensure that some of our men still being held hostage are released unhurt,” Abubakar said.

With the level of dialogue at the state level and in some other quarters, Abubakar expressed optimism that the officers would soon be released.

According to him, the police had taken appropriate measures to cushion the effect of the loss on the families of the slain officers, especially the upkeep of their children.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Olubolade also said such ‘barbaric’ act of snuffing lives out of security personnel, who are meant to safeguard lives, is unacceptable in a decent society.

“Somebody somewhere is causing havoc for whatever reason and the society must not allow that to continue,” he added.

He therefore assured that the police would dig deep in order to unravel those behind the killing of the officers and bring them to justice.

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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

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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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