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JTF Nabs Notorious Militant Kingpin, 266 Other Suspects In Bayelsa

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A suspected notorious militant kingpin, Gift Apollo aka “Thousand” whose gang is said to be responsible for the attack and death of soldiers deployed to Abua/Oduma creeks between Bayelsa and Rivers states have been arrested by the men of the Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) know as “Operation Delta Safe.”

The acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, told journalists during a press briefing on Thursday in Yenagoa, said a total of 266 suspects have been arrested for various offences and handed over to appropriate government agencies for prosecution.

The arrests followed the launched of “Operation 777″, an initiative of the JTF operating in the Niger Delta region, carried out few weeks ago.

He disclosed that the operation has helped in destroying about 436 illegal refineries, 609 boats, 1,507 surface tanks and 1,538 drums used for illegal bunkering in the Niger Delta region.

“Operation 777 has recorded several significant achievements by men and officers of Operation Delta Safe; anti-illegal bunkering, illegal refining operation was carried out in Okaka community in Bayelsa State which had become notorious for crude oil theft and illegal bunkering/refining activities, and one of the most wanted militants and a member of ‘kill and bury’ gang by name Gift Apollo aka ‘Thousand’ was arrested; the group was responsible for the attack and death of own soldiers deployed to Abua/Oduma.

“Furthermore, in a bid to eliminate militancy and reduce the spate of incessant attacks on shipping within Joint Operation Areas (JOA) and identified active militant camps at Okparakiri, Sanikiri and Okporama communities on the tip-off, suspected sea robbers/cultists terrorizing Abonnema-Buguma waterways were arrested.

“Seven Nigerian Agip Oil Company maintenance workers kidnapped while carrying out an assessment of a blasted well head in Azuama in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa were rescued and released unharmed.

“Operation Delta Safe have arrested 266 persons for various crimes and handed over appropriate government agencies for prosecution. Several dangerous items such as 230 different types of arms, 240 assorted ammunitions, 11 barges, 101 outboard engines, 135 pumping machines were recovered from the criminals,” he said.

The commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, said with the operations of the JTF in Niger Delta region, the level of vandalism on oil infrastructures have dropped drastically.

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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