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Customs Intercepts 30,000 Live Cartridges In Oyo Border Town

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Nigeria-customs-IbadanThe Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) made a major breakthrough in its effort to prevent the smuggling of arms and ammunitions through the country’s borders as its operatives intercepted a cache of 30,000 live cartridges at the border town of Saki in Oyo State.

The cartridges were being transported to Ibadan from neighboring Benin Republic.

They were neatly concealed under tubers of yam, cassava and yam flour but still could not beat the vigilance of men of the Customs Service as they stopped the white Toyota Hiace bus conveying the items at Oje-Owode on the Saki/Ago-Are road.

The bus driver, Abdulraheem Adegoke (45), was promptly arrested.

Oyo/Osun Customs Area Commander Richard Oteri told reporters yesterday in Ibadan that the items were packed in 20 cartons.

He said a team, led by S.C. Okoli, arrested the bus with registration number: KW 286 SHH, on Monday.

It would also be recalled that last May, the command seized 56,750 rounds of live cartridges on the same route.

Oteri said the seizure was commendable, considering the country’s security challenges, adding: “We are determined to make Oyo/Osun Command a no-hiding place for their nefarious activities and promise trade facilitation to legitimate businessmen and women.

“We will continue to partner security agencies to make the command and the country a safe place”.

Adegoke said he did not know that live cartridges were hidden in the vehicle, adding that he was only hired to help transport the goods to Ibadan.

Oteri handed the items and driver over to the police.

An elated Deputy Commissioner of Police Musa Kimo hailed the Customs officers, describing them as “go-getters and highly patriotic”.

He assured them that the matter would be investigated and the culprits prosecuted.

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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.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

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

Police

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.

Also Read: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Ibadan; Kill Police Corporal

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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