The Lagos State Police Command said they rescued a 10-year-old boy and arrested one of the suspected kidnappers.
Command’s spokesperson, DSP Ngozi Braide, told NAN that three other suspects were arrested for cultism and armed robbery.
Braide said all the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state in the last five days.
She said that the policemen attached to Oworonshoki Division, on Monday rescued one Moses Idowu of Agbareju Street, Oworosoki, after one of the suspected kidnappers was arrested.
“One of the suspected kidnappers was mobbed by angry youths in the area, while others escaped before the police arrested him.
“The suspect had injured the victim while attempting to take him forcibly.
The suspect has been transferred to the State CID, Panti, for further investigation,” she said.
She said two suspected cultists were also arrested on Tuesday after a tip-off that a group of hoodlums suspected to be cultists assembled at Odo- Kekere area of Ikorodu.
“Policemen attached to Shagamu Road Division stormed the area and arrested two members of the group (names withheld), both of no fixed address while other members escaped.
“Items recovered from the hoodlums are one locally made pistol, four live cartridges, three axes and four handsets,” she said.
Braide added that one suspected armed robber whose gang invaded Havannah Hotel, Gowon Esate, was arrested on Monday, while others escaped.
She said the suspect was hit by a vehicle while attempting to escape with his gang members before he was arrested with one revolver pistol recovered from him.
“The suspect and his gang members attempted to rob a victim at the aforementioned hotel,” she said. [PMNews]
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
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.
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.”
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 & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
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.
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.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
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.
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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