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7 Armed Robbery Suspects Including Father, 2 Sons Arrested In Delta

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The Delta State Police Command in Asaba on Saturday said it had arrested seven men, including a father and his two sons, for alleged armed robbery.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Celestina Kalu, stated this while briefing newsmen at the “B” Division Asaba.

She said the suspects’ arrest was based on the alert to the security agents by their victim, who was robbed of N72,000 in the early hours of Saturday.

Kalu also noted that the gang leader, of the same family, fled with the money stolen from the victim on sighting the police.

She said that the father of the armed robbery suspects, who gave accommodation to the criminals in his house, was also arrested for attacking the police officers.

According to the PPRO, the victim, Mr Emmanuel Ebudike, residing in Asaba, alleged that a gang of armed robbers broke into his house and carted away N72,000 at gun point.

“The victim also alleged that he trailed the robbers to an uncompleted storey building and came back to call the police.

“When the police arrived the scene three of the armed robbery suspects jumped down and ran away.

“Another with a locally-made pistol fired at the police and in a gun duel, two of the gang members were brought down,” she said.

Kalu said that the suspects had confessed to robbing seven different persons of their cell phones and money at Achalla-Ibusa Road in Ibusa on Friday.

She said that items recovered from the suspects included one locally-made pistol with one live cartridge, one IPad phone, six cell phones and two unregistered Toyota Sienna cars.

Kalu said that Police investigations were on, while efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects and to recover other stolen items. [NAN]

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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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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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