Nigerian Army Begs For Divine Intervention As Bandits Kidnap Babies, 32 Confirmed Dead

Nigerian Army Seeks Divine Intervention In Fight Against Terrorists, Bandits
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The Nigerian Army is seeking divine intervention in the fight against insurgency and banditry.

Maj. Gen. Victor Ezeugwu, the Acting Commander TRADOC Minna spoke at an inter-denominational church service to mark NADCEL 2021 of the Nigerian Army.

“It is time to seek divine intervention for success in all operations in line with the motto of the Nigerian Army – Victory is from God alone”, he said.

Ezeugwu remembered officers and men who paid the supreme price while fighting to secure the nation.

The General noted that their sacrifices will never be forgotten and prayed that their souls rest in peace.

The commander said the year under review recorded the death of the Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and eleven others in a plane crash.

Ezeugwu hailed the collaboration among security agencies and appealed to Nigerians to support and pray for troops involved in operations across the country.
Source – Daily Post

Babies Abducted As Bandits Raid Kaduna Hospital
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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted babies from the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Daily Trust gathered that five staff of the hospital, including female nurses, were also abducted.

The bandits, who were said to have stormed the place in large numbers, engaged officers from a nearby police station in a gun battle.

A staffer of the hospital, who did not his name mentioned, told Daily Trust there was a heavy shootout during the operation.

He also said their principal security guard on duty was among the people abducted.

“Those kidnapped were our staff living at the staff quarters, some were abducted alongside their children. So about ten people were taken away so far,” he said.

Also, confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer of the Medical and Health Union of the Center, Maryam Abdulrazaq, said she compiled six names of those abducted.

She said the latest incident made it the third time their staff were abducted by the bandits.

“So far, I have six names of the people abducted but I will try to get the remaining four names by Monday God willing. The principal Security guard on duty, two nurses Joy Yakubu and Odor and her baby, Lab Technician Christiana, Kasim from Auditorium office were among those kidnapped,” she said.

When our correspondent visited the police division and the centre, bullet holes were visible on the fence.

The attackers were said to have blocked the bridge linking the village with Zaria town, to obviously thwart any reinforcement by the police.

When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relation

Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident, saying efforts are on to rescue the victims.
Source – Daily Trust

Car Crash Kills 32 In Southern Mozambique
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At least 32 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a road accident on Saturday night in Maputo Province, southern Mozambique, Radio Mozambique (RM) reported on Sunday.

The crash, involving one cargo truck and a bus, took place on national EN1 road at the Maluana administrative post in the district of Manhica, which is about 80 kilometers away from the capital city Maputo, the report quoted the Administrator of Manhica Cristina Mafumo as saying.

“The driver of the bus, who survived, made an irregular overtaking at high speed and could not control his vehicle, (which ended up) colliding with other cars,” Mafumo told RM.

Thirty-one people, including a two-year-old child, died on the spot and the road was awash with blood. The 32nd victim, a 38-year-old female, lost her life at the Manhica District Hospital, where the wounded were taken to, among whom several are still in critical condition, says the report.

Following the accident, the Police Commander-General Bernardino Rafael went to the scene on Sunday morning, accompanied by the Governor of Maputo Province Julio Jose Parruque, where they seek to find out what happened, according to the report.

Rafael lamented the loss of so many lives and said that it is necessary to consider the banning of the transport company Nhacale, which the passenger bus belongs to and had already been suspended once in 2017, the report says.
Source – Yahoo News

20-Year-Old Kills Brother In Jigawa
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Police in Jigawa State has arrested a 20-year-old man identified as Sha’aibu Mamman over the alleged killing of his brother.

Spokesman of the Command, Lawan Adam confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

He said the incident happened on Thursday at about 12:00noon when one Mamman Guga, 45, of Bulakuka Fulani camp settlement area in Birniwa reported an accident involving three of his children while rearing his sheep at the outskirt of his hamlet.

He explained that it happened when one of them, a 20-year-old Sha’aibu Mamman requested his brother, 17-year-old Adamu Mamman to see him off to carry his stick a distance away, where he supposedly forgot it.

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Adamu said the latter refused but his brother dragged him and in the process, a cutlass which was hung on his arm cut his brother deeply on his left arm.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and later died while receiving treatment.

The case is still under investigation.
Source – Daily Post

Fire Service To Bear Arms As FG Mulls New Unit
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According to a report by The PUNCH, the Federal Government says it will create an arm bearing unit to be known as ‘Fire Police’ to provide an armed outer cordon during operations.

This followed federal government resolve to addressing the challenge often faced by firefighters during operations, through mob action and vandalism of firefighting assets in the country.

The Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Blessing Lere-Adams, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

According to her, the Minister of Interior, Chief Rauf Aregbesola and Chairman of Council, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the National Council on Fire in Jos.

The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

Aregbesola said the ministry would initiate the process of repealing the 1963 obsolete Fire Service Act and enact a new contemporary, vibrant and enforceable law, through the instrument of an Executive Bill.

This, he said, would be forwarded to the National Assembly for deliberation and eventual passage into law.

He noted that fire safety management, an imperative for national security, could and should become a tool for not only national security, but as well as national development.

“When critical national assets are adequately protected against consequences of huge losses due to fire incidents, these assets are saved.

“The economy is further protected, because the very lean resources that would have otherwise been used to rehabilitate or reconstruct such affected infrastructure would be channeled to other areas of our national development.

“Our national archives and very sensitive information will be preserved,” he added.

Host Governor Simon Lalong, who declared the council opened, thanked the ministry for choosing the state for this year’s conference.

Lalong noted that the theme, “Fire Safety Management: An Imparative for National Security”, was well conceived at a time the nation was grappling with numerous security challenges.

The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Professor Sonni Tyoden, condemned unnecessary attacks on firefighters during safety and rescue operations.

He, therefore, called for proper sensitisation of Nigerians on the need to embrace preventive measures to averting fire disasters in the country.
Source – Tori NG

Suspected Hired Assasins Kill Driver, Police Escort Of Prominent APC Youth Leader In Delta
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According to Sun News, some unknown gunmen suspected to be hired killers, yesterday, shot dead a driver and mobile police escort attached to a prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader, Chief Micheal Johnny, at the popular Airport Junction in the heart of Warri South Local Government Area of Delta state.

Findings revealed that the deceased mobile policeman and driver identified as Inspector Samuel Arigbanmiga and Stephen Okhea, respectively, were on official duty to escort their boss’s wife to church when the incident occurred.

It was reported that they had dropped the Madam off at the church and were on their way to run another errand when they were accosted at about 11;12am by their assailants who trailed after them in a yellow Lexus Jeep.

They deceased police and driver said to have being caught napping at the point their vehicle was accosted were reportedly shot at a close range on the head and stomach. They both died on the spot.

Daily Sun Correspondent who visited the scene of crime at about 12:05am, saw the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Enerhen Division, CSP Mukhtari Bello, leading his men to the conduct preliminary investigations on the incident.

While the corpses were immediately taken by the police to be deposited at the mortuary of the Warri Central hospital, the red Toyota Venza jeep, with registration number; BWR – 170AX(Abuja) driven by the victims, the service rifle of the deceased mobile policeman, phones and other items recovered at the scene are currently in custody of the police.

Confirming the incident, the Ag. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, said the police have commenced investigations into the case, adding no stone would be left unturned in bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.

When contacted on phone yesterday, the APC youth leader in Delta state, Chief Micheal Johnny, described the act as a clear case of assassination and attempt on the life of his family members and urged the police to carry out a thorough investigations into the case so as to unravel those behind the crime.
Source – Tori NG