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Civil Defence Operatives Uncovers Illegal Engine Oil Factories In Kwara

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The Kwara state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday uncovered illegal factories where adulterated engine oil is refined and packaged in Ilorin, the state capital.
The state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Ideba, while speaking with newsmen said 42 persons, including staff and kingpins in the refining and marketing of the illegal production and sales had been arrested.
While explaining how his men got to know about the activities in the factories, Mr Ideba, said his officials had been on surveillance of a particular factory in the past three months, adding that the fence of the factory was as high as that of a prison yard, with illegal production done only at night and distribution early in the morning.
He said his men who had laid ambush pounced on two trucks while they were entering the factory to load the illegal products on Wednesday.
He also said that the owner of the factory, Olusegun Jesuwumi, had engaged in the illegal engine oil refinery for a long time, added that the level of economic disadvantage of the illegal production was unquantifiable.
Speaking with journalists, Olusegun Jesuwumi, a secondary school certificate holder, said that he was aware of his illegal action, adding that he was trying to meet the requirements of registering under DPR and SON.

Meanwhile, the teams led by the Directorate of State Security Service and the Directorate of Petroleum Products (DPR) and the NSCDC have sealed the illegal factories.

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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

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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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