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Escapee Boko Haram Member Arrested At Ogun Cattle Market

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A self-confessed member of Islamist sect Boko Haram has been arrested by the police at Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, throwing residents into fear of an impending attack.

Confirming the arrest in a statement, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, yesterday, that a 22-year-old self-confessed member of Boko Haram sect, identified as Giraima Umaru was arrested at Ishari Kara cattle market in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

Adejobi attributed the arrest of Umaru, from Bulunkutu Kasuwa in Maiduguri to robust intelligence gathering of the command.

“The suspect, who confessed to have fled Maiduguri due to aggressive man-hunt by security operatives, was picked up by police operatives in Ogun State on a tip-off.

“Umaru has confessed to the police to have participated in the killing of many innocent Nigerians before the declaration of the state of emergency in three states including Borno.

“The command appreciates the good people of the state for their collaboration and sharing of information that made the police to be proactive in preventing crimes and criminality in the state.

“Commissioner of police, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has, therefore, reassured the general public of adequate protection of lives and property and confidentiality of any information given to the police,” the statement said.

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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

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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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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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