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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Police Arrest Abductor , Killer Of 6 Year Old In Kogi, As 25 Criminals Meet Their Waterloo

Police Arrest Abductor , Killer Of 6 Year Old In Kogi, As 25 Criminals Meet Their Waterloo

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team IRT have arrested one Friday Domozu, 23years native of Jarkama Village, Bassa LGA of Kogi State, the leader of the kidnap gang responsible for the abduction and killing of a six year old, Farida Yahaya ‘m’ at the Gabije Area of Kogi State on 2nd November, 2020. The victim was abducted alongside one Abdulraheem, ‘m’ 14years old who narrowly escaped from the kidnappers den. Investigations by the Police team revealed that the kidnappers demanded a huge sum as ransom from the family of the little girl before she could be released, but eventually killed her owing to the inability of the family to meet up with their demands. Efforts by the Police team to rescue the little girl led to the arrest of the principal suspect, Friday Domozu who led the Police Team to a deep forest at Gabije area of Kogi State where the remains of the little girl were recovered. The Police Team also exhumed the decomposing body of another victim later found to be that of one 40years Ibrahim Madaki earlier declared missing. The remains of the victims have been deposited for autopsy. Friday Domozu also revealed to the Police team that he is an ex-military trainee who was declared unfit and subsequently withdrawn 5-months into training based on medical grounds. Efforts are being intensified to arrest his gang members still at large. Similarly, the Police Team arrested one Halidu Usman ‘m’ of Akwanga, Nasarawa State, the gang leader of the group responsible for the killing of an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Late ACI Salisu Usman at Gudi area in Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State on 15th June, 2020. The suspects stormed the house of the victim, killed him and his younger sister, Sa’adatu Usman, a final year medical student of the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto State. The killers also abducted the wife of the victim, Asmau Salisu and collected ransom from the family before her release. The suspect is assisting the police team in the investigations and arrest of other members of the group still at large. Police operatives also arrested four (4) kidnap/armed robbery gang members responsible for the recent series of kidnapping of some staff of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and their families. The gang members; Abubakar Aliyu a.k.a Maigiwa, ‘m’ 27years, Aliyu Bello ‘m’ 18years, Ishaku Kabiru ‘m’ 30years and Abubakar Yakubu a.k.a Dogo ‘m’ 23years, were arrested following police investigations and rescue operations for the kidnap victims. The arrest of Abubakar Aliyu a.k.a Maigiwa led to the arrest of the other three (3) gang members. Abubakar Aliyu is a security staff of ABU Zaria who provides information to the gang on the movement and lifestyle of the victims. Some of the victims were rescued during the operation and reunited with their families. Also, in a follow-up on investigations and information provided by a kidnap victim who identified and raised alarm on citing one Ibrahim Idris a.k.a Naira as a member of the gang responsible for his kidnap and collection of ransom before his release, the Police Team on 7th January, 2020 arrested the suspect which led to the arrest of two other gang members; Abubakar Yusuf a.k.a Ndalati ‘m’ 42years and Abubakar Ahmodu ‘m’ 20years. Investigations reveal that Abubakar Ahmodu is responsible for spying on and identifying potential victims of kidnap for the gang. As a matter of fact, he provided intimate details about his father which led to the kidnap and eventual extortion of a ransom of Two Million naira from his biological father. All the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations. Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has reiterated the commitment of the Force to cracking down on perpetrators of violent crimes in the country. The IGP expresses his sincere appreciation to the citizens for the useful information they avail the Police with which no doubt have continued to yield positive outcomes as seen in the arrest of the twenty-five suspects. He seeks further cooperation and assures that the Force will remain resolute to ensuring a safe and more secure country for all.
Drop Your Biafran Agitation, New Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President Tells Nnamdi Kanu

Drop Your Biafran Agitation, New Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President Tells Nnamdi Kanu

The new President Genera of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor has advised leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to bear in mind that the Igbo race is not fighting a war with anyone. Prof Obiozor, who said this during a World Press Conference, tagged “Ohanaeze Ndigbo: The Dawn of a New Era” at Ohaneze Ndigbo Secretariat in Enugu on Wednesday, appealed to the IPOB leader to drop his ambition of calling for a separate state. He cautioned that the Biafra Nation was beyond Kanu to decide alone and advised that all utterances and actions that could raise anti-Igbo sentiment or put Ndigbo in danger must be avoided as diplomacy is the best way to go, urging Kanu to, henceforth “toe the part of honour, listen to the voice of wisdom and drop his agitation for a separate state.” According to him, “The Igbo nation is not at war with Nigeria and has nothing pending before any authority that demands a separate existence from Nigeria. “Nnamdi Kanu is one of us and he must listen to some of us for several reasons. The fact and reality are that the issues of Biafra are above and beyond his capacity to decide. “He must listen because he is one of us and we are all in this dilemma together. And our mutual and collective responsibilities are sacred and must be respected.” While debunking the insinuations in certain quarters that as the new PG he would act as a puppet in the hands of the authorities and champion anti-Igbo interest, Obiozor reminded the Igbo that what the late Biafran leader, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu meant by ‘the bones shall rise’ didn’t mean conflict, violence and war, emphasizing that, “Definitely the bones have arisen, re-incarnated or resurrected but in Ojukwu’s idea, the mission is creative and constructive. Ndigbo are builders and not nation wreckers/destroyers.” The former Nigerian Ambassador to the USA, however, declared the need to be assertive and positive minded saying “it is time for reality.” He said: “The game is over for pretenders, imposters. We must be assertive, free and positive.  Igbos don’t want beggarly leadership. Enough of the nonsense; the dilemma has finally come to an end” He said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo under his leadership has the capacity to build enough consensus among the Igbos to engage Nigerians, noting that: “I have ideas of our pains and grief.” The former diplomat also said: “My executives are the best brains. I am ready to serve Ndigbo and my team will not disappoint.” He pointed out that the greatest problem of Ndigbo in Nigeria is insecurity, promising that his team would ensure that security of Igbos were guaranteed. “Our greatest problem and priority is our security. Insecurity is the worst affliction of man. Without it, there is no peace. “The security of Ndigbo is the priority of our team. We must find a way of dealing with this challenge even beyond Nigeria. “We are the most highly exposed group of people in the country and that is because we are usually successful in whatever we do as a people. “We must learn how to be careful. Beyond individual precaution, we could control our insecurity with knowledgeable leadership and that is not a child’s play.” He appealed to Ndigbo not to duel “on what divide but should focus on what unites us as a people, adding that “My dream type of leadership is leadership/manager model using the most and available efficient persons and instruments to achieve Igbo collectively defined objectives.”
Why I Kidnapped My Husband..Woman Confesses

Why I Kidnapped My Husband..Woman Confesses

Police command in Kano on Wednesday paraded four suspected kidnappers among whom was a 23-year-old lady, Maryam Mohammed. She confessed that her first operation as a kidnapper started with her ex-boyfriend who refused to marry her after years of courtship. Maryam Mohammed, popularly known as Hajiya was arrested last week Tuesday along with three other members of her syndicate at Jaba quarters, Ungogo local government area of Kano state ‘while negotiating ransom with the family of one of their captives.’ She said she was introduced into the crime by her uncle, one Hamza Dogo of Butsa village, Gusau local government of Zamfara state, after she had parted ways with her ex-lover. “I was introduced into kidnapping by my uncle called Hamza from Butsa village, Gusau local government of Zamfara state and the first person we kidnapped was my ex-boyfriend who refused to marry me despite my efforts to get him convinced during our years of courtship. “After he had dumped me, my uncle asked me to bring him so that we could hold him until he pays money before we could release him. “When we kidnapped him, his family paid N5m to secure his freedom and out of that amount I was given N800,000 with which I rented that house at Jaba quarters” Hajiya confessed. The syndicate was said to be part of the kidnappers terrorizing communities in Zamfara and parts of Kano state. The spokesman, Kano police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who paraded the suspects said Investigation conducted by the police had revealed that “Maryam’s husband, one Sani Ismail, of Bidda LGA of Niger State, “who was a Notorious Cattle Rustler, was killed in Butsa Village, Gusau LGA of Zamfara State while carting away rustled Cows. “After the death of the husband, her brother, one Hamza Dogo of Butsa Village, Gusau LGA of Zamfara State, also a notorious kidnapper relocated her to Kano where she rented apartments in Unguwa Uku, Panshekara and Maidile Quarters. ”She later moved to Jaba Quarters and rented another apartment for Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000.00), per annum, which she turned into a kidnappers Den.” “Other members of syndicate are Sani Ibrahim and Shamsudeen Suleiman both of Butsa Village, Gusau LGA, Zamfara State as well as Ishaq Khalil, alias Baban Basma of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Fagge LGA of Kano State.”
Historic: See The 130 Year Old Family  Bible Used  For Joe Biden's Swearing In Ceremony

Historic: See The 130 Year Old Family Bible Used For Joe Biden's Swearing In Ceremony

The hefty Holy Bible accented with a Celtic cross that President Joe Biden used to take his oath of office on Wednesday is a family artefact that dates back nearly 130 years which he has used during all his swearing-in ceremonies in his 50-year-old political career. The historic leather-bound Bible, which is five inches thick, has been a Biden family heirloom since at least 1893. “It’s just been a family heirloom on the Biden side of the family and every important date is in there,” the then President-elect told late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert last month. “For example, every time I’ve been sworn in for anything, the date has been on that and is inscribed on the Bible.”
FG Extends NIN Registration Across Nigeria

FG Extends NIN Registration Across Nigeria

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for millions of Nigerians unable to link their National Identity numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to February 9. The initial deadline expired on January 19. The mobile network operators (MNOs) said the Federal Government granted a further extension of the deadline to February 9 to allow subscribers yet to sync their SIMs with their NINs to do so. They also promised to start enrolling citizens to National Identity Database (NIDB) of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ease the frustration, desperation and extortion of people by desiring to get enrolled and get their NINs by unscrupulous elements. The MNOs, acting under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), in a statement, said it had received confirmation of the deadline extension from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The statement by ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, reads: “We have received formal confirmation from the NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from January 19 to February 9, 2021. “To ensure that we utilise the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enroll are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ngfor a list of enrolment centres close to them.” The NCC on Tuesday said only 47.8 million SIMs were successfully linked between December 16, 2020 and January 19, 2021. With total active telephone lines currently standing at 208million, some 160.2million are yet to be linked while millions are yet to be enrolled into the NIDB in order to get their NINs. Despite the licensing of some state governments, private business organisations, anti-graft agencies, non-governmental organisation (NGOs) and all the four MNOs to enroll people into the NIDB, crowds continue to surge at the few operation centres of NIMC.
I'll Work With Biden To Tackle Terrorism, Poverty...Muhammadu Buhari

I'll Work With Biden To Tackle Terrorism, Poverty...Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his regime is looking forward to the Presidency of the new US President, Joe Biden, “with great hope.” Buhari noted that the two countries hoped to work “together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty, and improvement of economic ties, with the expansion of trade.” In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari: We look forward to working with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris,” Buhari expressed the hope that the Presidency of Biden and Harris will further strengthen cooperation and support for Nigeria and Africa. The President congratulated the leaders and the entire country on the successful transition, which he said marked an important historical point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole. He said, “We look forward to the Biden Presidency with great hope and optimism for the strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty, and improvement of economic ties, with the expansion of trade. “We hope that this will be an era of great positivity between our two nations, as we jointly address issues of mutual interest.” The President rejoiced with Biden, sharing the proud moment that the first woman elected Vice President of the US has African and Asian ancestry.