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Bayelsa: Police Arrest Four In Connection With Kidnap Of Senator’s Mother

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nigeria-police-logoFour suspects have been arrested by the police in Bayelsa State for their roles in the abduction of Madam Fiorentina, the 90-year-old mother of Senator Emmanuel Paulker.

It was learnt that some of the suspects had confessed to the crime and were helping security agencies to track the location of the kidnappers.

The state government on Thursday gave kudos to security agencies in the state, especially the police, for the prompt manner they responded to the incident.

Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hilary Opara, assured that the nonagenarian would soon be released.

Recall that the victim, who was first kidnapped in 2010, was on Wednesday morning again abducted by unknown gunmen at her residence in Opolo-Epie, Yenagoa.

The state Security Adviser, Lt. Col. Benard Kenebai (rtd), in a statement in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, also confirmed that the urgent response of the security agencies led to the arrest of the four suspects.

Kenebai on behalf of the government, assured security agencies of the needed support in their efforts to free the woman and arrest other suspects.

“One of the prime suspects arrested within minutes of the distress call and three others arrested less than six hours later, have all made very useful statements to the police and efforts are on to ensure the prompt and successful release of the victim”, he said.

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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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