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Former NIA Boss Petitions Malami Over Planned Arrest




By Tony Obiechina, Abuja

Former Acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Dauda has petioned the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to stall his purported arrest over ongoing legal tussle with the Agency.

Dauda, who was sacked on March 6, 2018, approached the court, praying that he should be reinstated as his dismissal contravened the procedure of Section 8 of the National Securities Act.

In a petition dated January 11, 2022 by his lawyers, Kanu G. Agabi & Associates and signed by Kanu Agabi (SAN), Daudu is praying the AGF to also ensure that he is not arrested by any other security agency.

According to the former NIA acting helmsman, the petition became necessary following a report in a national daily that there was an attempt to compromise his personal liberty.

The petition reads in part, “Despite the pendency of the two appeals at the instance of the National Intelligence Agency, the Nigerian media space is awash with news reports suggestive of attempts by the personal liberty of our client on account of these appeals and or matters connected thereto.

“Arising from the above, we therefore appeal that the Honorable Attorney General sees to it that the sanctity of the pending judicial processes are not compromised by the NIA acting either by itself or through any of its sister agencies by arresting, attempting to arrest or by whatsoever means compromising the personal liberty of Our Client on account of these appeals and or matter connected thereto”

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Agabi also stated in the petition that despite the favourable judgment by the National Industrial Court in favour of his client, Dauda has yet to be reinstated as the NIA appealed the judgement of the Industrial Court.


Gunmen Kill Two APC Chieftains in Enugu, Abduct One




Unknown gunmen invaded the Enugu South Local Government Area office of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday, killing the State Youth leader of the Party, Mr. Kelvin Ezeoha and one other member.

The incident occurred while the members of the Party from ward III Obeagu Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area were having a reconciliation meeting.

A source hinted that the gunmen, numbering over seven, stormed the venue and killed the two party members instantly. One other member was taken away.

A chieftain of the party in the State disclosed that “some gunmen invaded the Enugu South LGA APC meeting this evening while their meeting was in progress and opened fire on the party members.

“They killed the immediate past Enugu South Local Government Chairman of the party, now the incumbent State youth leader, Mr. Kelvin Ezeoha and one other person. Another party member was kidnapped.”

The source said it was still unclear the motive behind the attack.

The Police in Enugu State are yet to issue a statement on the incident.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Escapes Mob Action in Kano




A 21-year-old armed robbery suspect has escaped death in the hands of the residents of Maidile Quarters, Western Bypass, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.

A resident said that they intercepted the armed robbers after they robbed the residents of their mobile phones and other valuables.

He said the suspects numbering about five were chased away by the residents and they eventually succeeded in attacking one of them, while the others took to their heels.

Spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident.

“The police on Friday at about 0200hrs, received call through the Command’s emergency number that armed robbers broke into some houses at Maidile Quarters in Kumbotso local Government and robbed the residents of their mobile phones and other valuables.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Samaila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Buba Yusuf to arrest the culprits and recover the properties robbed,” he said.

He said the team immediately went to the scene and met one of the armed robbers trapped and attacked by the mob.

Kiyawa said the suspect was rescued and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for treatment and further investigations.

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He said based on investigation, other suspects were also arrested with the robbed properties, dangerous weapons and housebreaking implements, and all have confessed to their offences.

“One Ali Isah, ‘m’, alias “Aljan”, 39 years old, who was the gang leader and other two syndicate members namely, Ismail and Rabiu Ibrahim were all arrested.

“Suspects will be charged to court after completion of investigation,” he said.

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Bandits Attack 300 Communities, Kill over 220, Abduct 200 into Weeks in Niger




Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that bandits terrorizing many parts of the state have killed at least 220 persons and abducted over 200 others within 17 days.

He disclosed this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the activities of the criminal elements took another turn in the last few days.

The Governor explained that not less than 165 civilians, 25 security personnel, and 30 local vigilantes were killed within the last few days following incessant attacks on communities.

Governor Bello, who expressed optimism that the meeting would yield positive results in the next two weeks, said that the State had been battling with a dire situation since the beginning of this year.

“In January this year alone, we have suffered not less than 50 reported attacks and loss of lives, between 1st and 17th January.

“Within the same period, not less than 300 communities have been invaded by bandits. The number of people kidnapped is 200, including three Chinese nationals. We also lost some security personnel. Their number is 25. Unfortunately, we lost about 165 civilians and 30 local vigilantes,” he said.

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