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SHOCKING !!! Kidnappers abduct bride and groom on wedding day

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A couple were kidnapped in Akunnu, Akoko North East Local Government of Ondo State, by suspected kidnappers while on their way to Akure for their marriage ceremony.

The groom, identified as Moses Yakubu, and his bride were travelling from Okene, Kogi State on Sunday morning for the scheduled marriage when they were attacked and kidnapped by gunmen.

Sources said the couple were also kidnapped alongside some family members accompanying them, including the best man and chief bridesmaid.

It was gathered that the couple were stopped by the kidnappers in Akunnu. The kidnappers ordered them out of the car at gunpoint and dragged them and some of their friends away into the bush.

They were said to have offered no resistance as they were moved into the forest by their abductors.

The father of the bride, Ahmed Amodu, confirmed the development, saying that the armed men took away the couple, but said the bride and her sister had been set free by the kidnappers few hours after their abduction.

Mr. Amodu said the groom, as well as two males and two females, were still being held by the hoodlums, lamenting that no contact had been made with them.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said the command had begun a search for the kidnapped persons, promising that they would be rescued.

Mr. Joseph noted that detectives from the command were combing the area and the forest in Akunnu to rescue the victims, assuring that they would be rescued unhurt.

He added that the kidnapers would be apprehended and punished according to the law.

Source: ( PM News )

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery, has died at the age of 90.

He was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls. His acting career spanned decades and his many awards including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has relaxed the curfew in the state from 4 pm-6 am to 6 am-6 pm.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christain Ita on Saturday.

The new time is scheduled to take effect from Saturday, October 31st.

Also Read: Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

Recall that following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

“The state governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and has directed that with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020, curfew hours will now be between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily.

“Restriction of movement is hereby relaxed from 6 am to 6 pm,” the statement added.

 

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers
El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has condemned the attack on police officers and police barracks in the State following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

He made this remark when he met with youth leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Friday.

At the event, he appealed to them not to engage in any act of violence or looting.

El-Rufai vowed to prosecute those behind the looting and threat of peace in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas according to the law.

Also Read: Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

“You cannot condemn an entire profession because of the misconduct of a few. SARS is just a small unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and even among SARS, they are not all bad,” he said

“Yes, some of them might have been quite bad and killed many people, but that should not be used to frame the police in a manner that people feel justified to attack and kill policemen.

“I have seen a video where a policeman was attacked and burnt to death. For what? That policeman is a human being, creation from God, he has children, and he has a family.

“Who will look after them? The Nigerian Police is the only police we have, it Is our collective duty as citizens, as leaders to come together and help the police to be better.”

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