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JTF Demolishes Stolen Crude Oil Depot, Sets 2 Trucks Ablaze In Rivers

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TANKER-AblazeThe Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it had destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community in Rivers.

A statement signed by Lt.-Col. Mustapha Anka, the Spokesman for the task force issued in Yenagoa on Saturday, said that the building housing the illegal depot was demolished during the operation.

According to the statement, the illegal crude storage facility was connected to a 28-inch compromised Rukpoku-Bonny crude oil pipeline operated by Shell.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pipeline was breached at Elelewo Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers and a hose connected to the illegal storage facility.

The storage facility consisted of a well reservoir where the stolen crude was stored before loading to trucks between 12.00 am and 4.00 am.

“Two trucks with 45,000 liters capacity each, loaded with stolen crude oil were intercepted and arrested during the operation.

“One of the tankers arrested had registration number RV XA 356 BGM, while the second had no plate number.

“The loaded trucks were about leaving the premises before the anti-oil theft team of the task force intercepted them”, the JTF said.

The JTF said that no arrest was made as the suspects absconded on sighting troops.

“The trucks and contents with the hose were taken to a safe location and destroyed in line with mandate of the task force.

“The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Department of State Security (DSS) and the SPDC surveillance team witnessed the destruction”, the statement read in part. (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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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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