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<strong>Over 3000 Illicit Weapons Seized In Nigeria In 18 Months – Arms Control Centre</strong>
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Over 3000 Illicit Weapons Seized In Nigeria In 18 Months – Arms Control Centre

The National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, NCCSALW, has disclosed that more than 3,000 illegal arms were recovered across Nigeria in the past 18 months. This was stated by the national coordinator of the centre, Abba Dikko, in Kaduna on Wednesday. Dikko said the recovery was part of a calculated attempt to curb the proliferation of illegal firearms across the country. He stated that the recovered arms will be destroyed in Kaduna on Thursday stressing that the centre remains committed to riding the country of unauthorized wielding of firearms.   Dikko said, “Since the take-off of the centre in May 2021, tremendous achievements have been recorded and landmark progress made and within the period under review over 3000 arms were recovered. “We...
UK, US Terror Alert Needless – NSA
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UK, US Terror Alert Needless – NSA

The Federal Government has said that Nigeria is not precarious to prompt the travel advisory issued by the United States and United Kingdom governments as well as other countries. Recall that the counties had warned their citizens to avoid travelling to Nigeria, Abuja particularly, due to a likely terror attack. President Muhammadu Buhari had on his return from a visit to South Korea over the weekend, dismissed the terror alert, noting that it would not be the first time the western countries will issue such an advisory to their citizens in foreign countries and that of Nigeria not be different.   The advisory by the UK and US had generated so much panic among Abuja residents after staff of the embassy and High Commission and other citizens of both countries were advised to ...
Terror Alert: Remain Vigilant – IGP Asks Citizens
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Terror Alert: Remain Vigilant – IGP Asks Citizens

In response to the terror alert issued by the US, Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has assured residents across the country of the commitment of the force to ensure the safety of lives and properties in collaboration with other security agencies. Baba gave this assurance while directing all strategic police managers in charge of police commands and tactical formations within the country to step up security alertness in their different controls, especially in the FCT. The IGP’s directive was contained in a statement issued by Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued on Thursday. Adejobi said, “He similarly directed that all emergency numbers across the country should be activated to full capacity for a 24/7 prompt response with combatant off...
Akeredolu Confirms Arrest of Suspected Owo Church Attackers
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Akeredolu Confirms Arrest of Suspected Owo Church Attackers

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has confirmed the arrest of five suspects who attacked the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo which left several people dead. The confirmation follows the announcement by General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, in Abuja. Akeredolu disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, led by the State Council Chairman, Mr Leke Adegbite.   He said: “Now that the military has announced it, I can tell you that five of them have been arrested now. They are still on the trail of the rest. The home where they lodged in Owo and the person that accommodated them before the attack, has also been arrested.  “We did not spare a moment. I am happy that the Chief of Defence Staff ...
Kuje Prison Escapee Recaptured in Kastina
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Kuje Prison Escapee Recaptured in Kastina

Kuje prison escapee, Kamala Lawal has been apprehended by the Kastina Police Command after successfully raiding a suspected criminal hideout. The Alleged escapee was also caught in the possession of leaves perceived to be Indian hemp. Police officer, Gambo Isah disclosed that the arrest was made on reliable information ascertained by the police. See Also: Kuje Prison Attack: Ghana Immigration Service On High Alert Against Infiltration He further mentioned the arrest was made when they raided a suspected criminal hideout in Danmusa Local Government Area. Lawal Abubakar, who is 33 years old is among the prisoners that fled after the Kuje prison attack, and upon investigation, he confessed to having fled from the prison during the attack. Also, the officer revealed that...
Kuje Prison Attack: Ghana Immigration Service On High Alert Against Infiltration
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Kuje Prison Attack: Ghana Immigration Service On High Alert Against Infiltration

Following the Kuje Prison Attack, the Ghana Immigration Service has ordered its personnel to be on the lookout for escapees who might want to enter the country. The Ghana Immigration Service has ordered its personnel to be on the look out for escapees of the Kuje Prison, Abuja who might want to enter the country. Recall that terrorists attacked the Kuje medium-security correctional facility on July 5, and freed several inmates, some of who are linked to terrorism. The Nigerian Correctional Service had released the names and pictures of the 16 freed inmates with terrorism links. See Also: Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates In an attempt to prevent the infiltration of terrorists, the Ghana Immigration Service in a memo issued on July 8 and signed by Laud Affrifah,...
Election in Osun: 21,000 Policemen Deployed for Security
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Election in Osun: 21,000 Policemen Deployed for Security

About 21,000 police officers have been deployed for the upcoming governorship election in Osun state. The election is set to take place this Saturday 16th of July 2022. Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba, The Inspector General of Police made this known on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting held by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). During the meeting, he said the arrangement was made to ensure security during the election exercise scheduled in Osun state. “We shall be deploying a total of 21,000 police personnel for the exercise of the Osun election as part of the election security plan” See Also: Police Deployed to Secure Hausa Community in Imo He further stated that the strategic plan was to ensure peace and order during the election p...
Catholic Priests Abducted along Expressway  in Edo
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Catholic Priests Abducted along Expressway in Edo

Two catholic priests traveling along the Benin-Auchi-Abuja Expressway have reportedly been kidnapped. The priests were abducted on Saturday while traveling from Benin to Uromi in Edo state. Shortly after Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia of the St. Michael Catholic Church, located around the Edo North Senatorial District was kidnapped and killed, two other priests, Rev.Fathers Udo Peter and Philemon were also kidnapped in the same state. Mr. Fred Itua, a close friend of Rev. Fr. Oboh also confirmed that he was kidnapped. "Rev. Fr. Oboh is a priest, who does not have money. His abduction is unfortunate, disheartening, and traumatizing,” he said. He also begged that the priests should be returned unharmed by the kidnappers as they were yet to contact the families of the clerics...
2 Year Old Toddler Allegedly Raped by Two Suspects
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2 Year Old Toddler Allegedly Raped by Two Suspects

A two year old girl has reportedly been raped by two suspected rapists in Yauri local government area of kebbi state. The iniquitous act has been confirmed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). NSCDC Public relation officer (PRO) verified the report of the case to the news agency of Nigeria (NAN). He confirmed the case was taken up to the command from yauri local government area. “Yes, we have received a rape referral case of a two- year-old girl (name withheld), from our personnel in Yauri local government area of the state".    “Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the rape but the investigation is ongoing, and will be carried out to its logical conclusion". “That is only what I can say for now until the investigation is o...
NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services
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NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Friday bowed to pressure and announced the suspension of the proposed resumption of the Abuja- Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) indefinitely. In its 11th update since the Kaduna bound train was attacked by terrorists on March 28, 2022, signed by Yakub Mahmood, the Deputy Director Public Relations, the corporation said the resumption, earlier announced on May, 16, 2022, to resume on Monday has been postponed. It said a new date will be announced soonest. The corporation appealed to relatives of victims abducted by the terrorists to be assured of Federal Government’s responsibility of  safe rescue of all persons being held hostage. According to the statement: “We therefore appeal, particularly to the relatives of persons held hostage...