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Six Police officers killed in Adamawa State

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There is tension in Adamawa town of Numan with many residents fleeing the area after at least six mobile police officers were allegedly killed by some residents.

Security sources and residents told newsmen, that the officers were killed while trying to make arrests at a predominantly Fulani settlement.

Details of the attack are not yet clear, but sources said the late-night killings occurred as police tried to arrest some leaders in Dowaya.

Police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, a superintendent of police, said he had heard there was problem in Numan but could not immediately give details.

Mr. Abubakar said he was at a “crucial meeting” with the state Commissioner of Information and other relevant officials.

The North-East Chairman of Miyetti Allah, Mafindi Umaru Danburam, also said that he had received report that there was problem in Numan “when some people in uniform attacked those that were taking refuge at Dowaya”.

He said two people were shot and that he was trying to get further details.

Dozens of mainly Fulani residents, including and children, were killed in Numan over a week ago by a local militia.

One source said police had been tipped off about a gathering of Fulani residents, and were trying to storm the area.

Another source said those at the gathering were merely “mourning” their slain wives and children when police stormed the area. The “mourners” had relocated from Shafaran, Shawal, Gumara, Kikam and Kadamt, he said.

“Some residents in the area were not comfortable, so they tipped-off and mobile police launched a night operation to arrest the Fulanis and a fightensued during which at least six mobile police were said to have been killed.

“As I am talking to you more security operatives were deployed to Dowaya area including soldiers and they have cordoned-off the village.

‘’There is pandemonium right now in Numan and environs; already residents are fleeing for fear of reprisals,’’ said a vigilante member who asked not to be named.

Modibbo Ahmadu, a Fulani fleeing the area, told PREMIUM TIMES by phone ‘’You know some of our brothers who were displaced are now taking refuge at Dowaya village , where they do observe the usual 40 days mourning for those killed by Bachama militias.

‘’Just last night we got distress call that some people in security uniform stormed on them and had shot two youths, so definitely in this kind of situation anything could happen.

‘’And that’s the situation for now, even we at the neighbouring villages are not safe, and many had fled,’’ he said.

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

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According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

He wrote on Twitter:

 

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

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At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

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Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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