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Kebbi Governor Directs Payment of Outstanding Allowances to Security Personnel




Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi on Friday, directed for the immediate payment of outstanding allowances to security personnel in the state.Idris stated this while interacting with journalists shortly after the Security Council meeting held at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

He assured that all security personnel posted to crisis prone areas of the state must get their outstanding allowances paid.

The governor sought for the support and cooperation of security agencies towards tackling the security challenges, especially in the southern part of the state.

While assuring total support and assistance to security agencies, Idris charged the personnel to redouble efforts towards cleansing the entire state of crimes.

He said that his administration would accord premium to security, adding that, “no society will record meaningful development in an unsecured environment”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting attended by heads of security agencies deliberated on security problems affecting the state. (NAN)


Police Vow to Rescue Abducted Adamawa Speaker’s Aide




The Police Command in Adamawa has confirmed the abduction of Usman Sahabi, the Chief of Staff to the Speaker, Adamawa House of Assembly.

Sahabi, a journalist with the Adamawa Broadcasting Cooperation, Yola, was on secondment to the house.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident in Yola on Thursday.

Nguroje gave assurance that the command would leave no stone unturned to rescue the victim unhurt.

“Sahabi was kidnapped at gunpoint by unknown gunmen at about 1 am on Thursday in his resident at Wuro-chekke, Yola South Local Government Area,” he said.

Nguroje said that the command was doing everything possible to rescue him alive and also arrest the culprits.

“We have already deployed our personnel to swing into action immediately for his rescue.

“We are also soliciting collaboration with the public to provide us with useful information,’’ he said.

Nguroje promised financial reward for whoever that would provide the command with useful information that could lead to the victim’s rescue.

NAN reports that earlier, the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist had condemned the incident and solicited prayers for the victim’s safe return.

The council’s Vice Chairman, Mohammed Ibrahim, said the union quickly reported the incident to the security agencies for their intervention.

Ibrahim sympathised with the victim’s family, loved ones and members of the union over the sad incident. (NAN)

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Police Arraign 12 Sex Workers in Ogun




Twelve young ladies were on Tuesday arraigned at an Abeokuta Magistrate Court over alleged prostitution and indecent behaviour.

They were arraigned on a two-count charge of prostitution, behaving disorderly and in an indecent manner in public place, as well as constituting nuisance.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them.

The defendants are Abosede Adebowale, Olamide Balogun, Folashade Ogunleye, Opeyemi Akanni, Funmilayo Ishola, Ayomide Balogun, Tomisin Olakohun, Bukola Awonusi, Okiki Ogundimu, Jumoke Michael, Olamide Adebayo and Olamide Gbokiki.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olaide Rawlings, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Sunday at Iwe-Irohin along Oke-Ilewo road and the Skate Ground in Panseke area in Abeokuta.

Rawlings said the defendants were parading themselves in an unruly manner and constituting nuisance in public place to wit prostitution and other sex work.

She added that they were arrested by some police men.

The Prosecutor, however, noted that the offences contravene sections 225A(4) and 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. K. Araba, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety in like sum, who must be a registered Bondsman with the Ogun State Judiciary.

She then adjourned the case until Nov. 10 for hearing.(NAN)

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No Ransom Paid to Secure Release of NSUK Students – Gov.



Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said that no ransom was paid to the abductors of the four female students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) rescued by the military.

Sule disclosed this after paying a thank-you visit to the Commandant, 177 Guard Batallion, Keffi Local Government, Lt.

Col. Auwalu Inuwa, on Saturday.

Reports says that the four students were kidnapped in their residence in Agwan Kare district in Keffi in the early hours of Tuesday, October 10 and taken to unknown destination.

However, after intensive manhunt by the police, military and other security agencies, the girls were rescued on Thursday afternoon.

Inuwa confirmed to newsmen that the students were rescued in the surrounding bushes of Agwan Gauta in Keffi after painstaking efforts by the military officers.

Speaking on the development, Sule said that neither the NSUK authorities nor the military paid any ransom before the abducted students were rescued.

“I am not aware of any ransom.  Once security officials mount pressure on the kidnappers, I don’t think there was ranson.

“There was no ranson paid to the best of my knowledge.

“The university didn’t pay any ransom and neither did the military,” he said.

The governor told newsmen that he was at the barracks personally to convey the appreciation of President Bola Tinubu to the commandant for their efforts in rescuing the girls.

He expressed joy seeing the girls in good health, with their parents making arrangements to receive their daughters back.

He disclosed that the military is putting up additional measures to beef up security not only around the university but on the Akwanga-Abuja highway.

“I am happy and I am here to show great appreciation to the commandant and the other security agents that also participated in the rescue operations.

“The commandant informed me that the police and civil defence also participated along with the community leaders.

“I am happy also to see the parents getting ready to see how they can take over their children,” a visibly elated governor said. (NAN)

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