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Police begins search for Abuja Kidnapped Farmers 

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By Gom Mirian, Abuja 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has deployed a team of anti-kidnapping and Counter terrorist’s Units to comb the surrounding forest and rescue the abducted farmers.

This is coming barely twenty – hours when armed bandits were reported to have attacked innocent farmers in a boundary community, Rafin Dadi situated between FCT and Niger State’s and abducted over 22 farmers in the said area.

 

A statement issued by the Deputy spokesperson of the Command, ASP Oduniyi Omotayo while confirming the attack explained that , “The incidence happened in Rafin daji, a boundary community between Niger and the FCT .

” The farmers were on their farm land working when gun men outnumbered and kidnapped them, upon receipt of this information, a combined team of Police officers from various Tactical and intelligence units of the Command, Destiny Hunters, Vigilantes, and Local hunters stormed the forest, combing it aggressively even as I speak.

 

“For the rescue of the victims and to bring perpetrators to book. Monitoring and surveillance of the community also continues”, he explained. 

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Motorcyclist Dies in Colleagues’ Clash with Police in Lagos

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A yet-to-be-identified motorcyclist has lost his life during a clash between commercial motorcyclists and the Police over an accident that occured at Abule-Egba area of Lagos.
The Police spokesman in Lagos State Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident on Tuesday in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the newsmen.
According to Hundeyin, after a minor accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred on the Abule-Egba Bridge at about 4.

30 p.m. today (Tuesday), motorcycle riders in their numbers started fomenting trouble.
He said that Police arrived at the scene to quell the unrest, but the motorcyclists violently attacked the Policemen.
“We are fully aware of the disturbances in Oko-Oba area of Lagos State. This resulted in the death of one of the riders.
“Normalcy has been restored to the area. The Police in Oko-Oba are fully on ground to forestall any breakdown of law and order,” he said.
(NAN)

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Armed Forces Neutralise Terrorist Kingpins in 3 Geo-political Zones – NAF Chief

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The Nigerian armed forces have neutralised scores of terrorist kingpins in the Northeast, Northwest and North-Central geo-political zones.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, made the claim on Tuesday in Abuja at a stakeholders meeting on “Communicating government policies, programme and activities.

He said operations executed in recent weeks through various airstrikes and ground attacks, yielded results because of effective synergy and collaboration between security agencies.

Amao was represented at the meeting by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director, Public Relations and Information, Nigeria Air Force.

The meeting was organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA).

“We believe that effective synergy and collaborative efforts with sister services and other security agencies will go a long way in addressing the security threats bedevilling our nation.

“These collaborative efforts between security agencies have no doubt, yielded tremendous results.

“Scores of terrorist kingpins have been neutralised in various airstrikes and ground attacks in the last few weeks in the Northeast, Northwest and North central,’’ he said.

He added that NAF also conducted medical outreaches across the country to strengthen civilian-military relations with the host communities.

About 400,000 people benefitted, he said.

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Also speaking at the event, NOA’s Director-General, Dr Garba Abari, urged stakeholders in the security sector to explore civilian-military relations to ensure a safe, secure and peaceful Nigeria.

Abari recalled that in December 2021, NOA, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders held a two-day national summit on “Non-kinetic response to insecurity to complement kinetic efforts to stave insecurity.’’

“Today, we are here to explore areas of synergy aimed at deploying effective non-kinetic strategies to stave insecurity in Nigeria,’’ he said.

According to him, the aim is to instigate conversation that will produce ideas that will add value to the recommendations produced at the national summit.

In his remarks, Mr Chris Ngwodo, the Director-General, Centre for Early Warning, said non-kinetic response to insecurity played a critical role in complementing security operations.

He said that the centre would support the design and implementation of the strategies to achieve the desired results. (NAN)

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NSCDC Pledges Adequate Security for Critical National Infrastructure

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Rivers  has reiterated its readiness to provide adequate security for Nigeria’s critical infrastructure.

The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Michael Ogar, stated this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt.

Ogar was represented by the spokesman of the command, DSC Olufemi Ayodele.

He said that the command would achieve  that by trailing and arresting those engaged in bunkering and oil theft in the state.

The commandant said that the command was against illegal bunkering and other forms of economic sabotage that would ruin the nation’s oil and gas sector.

Ogar called for co-operation from members of the public to enable the corps achieve its set goals.

He said that with the synergy of sister agencies, the corps would work to ensure safety of national assets in the oil and gas sector.

Ayodele said that the NSCDC would always map out strategies to fight illegal oil bunkering to safeguard critical national assets.(NAN)

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