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Kidnapped Deputy Comptroller Of Prisons, Others Rescued By Police In Rivers

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The Rivers State Police command has rescued more than ten hostages kidnapped around Emohua Local government area along the East-West road.

The Command, in a statement issued by its spokesman, DSP Omoni Nnamdi, said the command is making gains against criminal elements in Rivers State, adding that the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command has been busy combing bushes to clear criminals from their hideouts.

Nnamdi said the rescued hostages were kidnapped from a commercial interstate bus en rout Port Harcourt from Abuja which was hijacked by armed criminals in the state.

He also disclosed that a Deputy Comptroller of Prisons and his family, who were also abducted around Ndele in Emohua Local Government area of the state, were also rescued through a similar operation by officers of the Command.

The Police in Rivers state however said it will not relent in its effort to make the state safe.

According to the statement, “The Commissioner of Police Rivers State Police Command, Cp Francis M Odesanya, in his avowed determination to fight Crime and criminal elements in the state. And whose efforts have been largely successful, again recorded a significant breakthrough in the onslaught against Criminals.

This was demonstrated today 8/9/2016 about 1030 am, when the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit, acting on credible information combed the bushes in Ndele/Elele Alimini axis of the East-West Road and rescued the following Persons namely, Daniel,Emmanuel Joshua, Oko Utibe, Faith john, Isaac Emmanuel and eight (8) others who were kidnapped on 5th September along the Ndele/Elele axis of the East-West Road.

“They are the passengers on board, God Is God Motors who were on their way from Utako Abuja to Port Harcourt. The hostages were released unconditionally; they have been debriefed and receiving medical attention in the hospital. The hoodlums, who engaged the Police in a gun war, took to flight and are yet to be arrested.

“Efforts are in place to track them.Investigation is on-going at the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU).

“The Command had earlier rescued the Deputy Controller of Prisons, DCP Michael Okorie and his two children ages 10 and 12years who were kidnapped along the same Ndele/ Rumuekpe axis of the East-West Road. The kidnap Victims were rescued unhurt and unconditionally and have since reunited with their families after being debriefed.

“The Commissioner of Police wishes to appeal to the good people of the State to remain steadfast and believe in our ability to make Rivers State safe again. And to continue to share information with us thereby complementing our effort as we combat violent crimes in the State.”

Source: DailyPost

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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

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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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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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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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