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Water-Tight Security As IG Assures PDP, Delegates Of Safe And Conducive Atmosphere

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FEE6E6D3-C783-465B-92BF-AC459A9E1697_mw1024_n_sThe Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has assured delegates to the PDP Special Convention slated for Saturday that the police will provide adequate security in and around the venue of the event.

Towards this, Abubakar said he had issued an operational order to the Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Femi Ogunbayode, directing him to ensure “tactical and well coordinated deployment of personnel and equipment”.

This is contained in a statement issued by CSP Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer on Thursday.

The statement said that the deployment was to provide safe and conducive atmosphere for the convention.

“He has equally directed the deployment of personnel of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter-Terrorist Unit (CTU), Anti-Bomb Squad and the Police Air Wing for aerial patrol.

“In addition, personnel of the Canine section and special operatives of the FIB are to be deployed for the operation.

“The AIG Zone 7 has been directed to personally take charge of the entire operation to guarantee a seamless command and control of the exercise,” it said.

It said that all roads leading to Eagle Square, venue of the convention would be barricaded and traffic diverted with effect from 4.00pm on Friday, Aug. 30.

The statement listed the roads as: Ahmadu Bello Way Fly-over; Benue Plaza; Ministry of Finance junction; Bullet junction; Bayelsa House junction; and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fly-over.

It advised motorists to utilise alternate routes during the convention.

The statement advised persons not participating in the convention to avoid the venue as police operatives had been instructed to restrain all intruders irrespective of status.

It urged the public to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in ensuring a hitch-free convention. (NAN)

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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

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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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