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Boko Haram Mercenary From Chad Arrested By The Military

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A heavily armed suspect of Chad and Burkina Faso nationality was recently captured by the troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a statement by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen Chris Olukolade Thursday said.

Olukolade said sustained patrols and searches by the MNJTF had led to the arrest of more terrorists, including a heavily armed suspect who claimed to be of Chad and Burkina-Faso nationality.

“He was arrested with different calibres of arms and ammunition along the Chad borders and is currently helping in an ongoing investigation by the special forces,” he said.

He revealed that a group of terrorists attempting to escape into Cameroun through Taraba and Gombi in Adamawa States also came under heavy fire from troops on patrol in the area.

According to him, the Boko Haram members who had been trapped as a result of the ongoing offensive by troops along the borders were forced out of hiding when some of them could no longer bear the hunger in their make shift camps in the forest.

Olukolade further revealed that those who were apprehended led troops to other hideouts where fierce fighting ensued.

The defence spokesman said about seven terrorists were killed during the fighting, while a large number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rifles were recovered, including over 70 motorcycles.

“A similar encounter in Gombi also led to the death of four other terrorists. Patrols are still ongoing around the Lake Chad including Kwatan, Kanwa, Kwatan Yobe and other islands,” Olukolade added.

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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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