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‘Don’t Panic’, Army Tells Ogun People Over Detonation Of Expired Bombs, Other Explosives

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The Nigerian Army has called for calm in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital and environs, as it began detonation of expired bombs and other explosives as well as demolition of unserviceable ammunition in the state capital.

The Army said the detonation of some expired and unserviceable ammunition and explosives became necessary to reduce the risk associated with their continuous storage.

The People of Abeokuta have lived under an atmosphere of apprehension following the strange and loud sounds that occurred every day with lightening.

But, the Army in its statement, signed by the new Army Public Relations Officer of 35, Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Major Rilwan Ishida, Friday, said the exercise would last for six months.

The Army further urged the people of the state not to panic anymore as the exercise continues.

According to Major Ishida, the Headquarters of Nigerian Army has authorised the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps to demolish all the unserviceable ammunition and explosives held at the Nigerian Navy Ordinance Depot between March 8, and August 27,2016 .

The demolition would take place at 35 Brigade Demolition range, Alamala, Abeokuta.

“The Purpose of the demolition exercise is to reduce the risk associated with the continous storage of unserviceable and obsolete ammunition and explosives at the Nigerian Navy Ordinance Depot.

“It should be noted that demolition of explosives and ordinances come with loud noise that might be frightening especially to the elderly and babies”, the Spokesman of 35, Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army, 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

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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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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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