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GUNMEN KILLS 2 STAFF OF KAURA NAMODA FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ABDUCT ANOTHER WOMAN

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Some suspected gunmen invaded the private residence of one Usamatu Nazifi and his immediate neighbor Bashar Ibrahim situated at Kaura Namoda local government area of Zamfara State.

Both of them are staffers of Kaura Namoda Federal Polytechnic in Zamfara State.

According to a resident of Kaura Namoda area Yusuf Ibrahim, the gunmen invaded the private residence of Usamatu Nazifi on Tuesday night while people have retired to bed.

He said they have struggled harder to move away with him for the purpose of abduction, but he resisted it a circumstance which angered the gunmen and instantly shot him to death.

Another source Ismaila Abubakar Kaura told this medium that, his neighbor Bashir Ibrahim was also shot to death after he attempted to offer help to late Usamatu who was shouting for help during the invasion.

It was also gathered that, the gunmen have abducted a woman in the area to an unknown destination.

Both of them reside at new low cost along Yankaba road directly opposite the permanent site of the Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda in Zamfara.

The area is believed to be at the outskirts of the ancient city of Kaura Namoda.

When contacted Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer SP Shehu Muhammad confirmed the killing of the two staff of Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda but denied that a woman was abducted during the operation.

Shehu said since the ocurrence of the incident, police operatives are on the trail of the assailants. 

He also said, investigation has commenced with a view to unravelling the motive behind the killing so that justice can take its course on any person or group found in connection with the act. 

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GUNMEN BLOCKED HIGHWAY IN ZAMFARA, KILL TWO AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS

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Some suspected gunmen blocked the Kaura Namoda-Shinkafi Highway on Wednesday at around 12:00pm and opened fire on a Golf car which was driving toward Shinkafi from Kaura Namoda.

According to a source, the bandits laid ambush on the incoming car and opened fire on the passengers conveyed inside the car.

Two persons were killed instantly while four others were wounded and rushed to the General Hospital, Kaura Namoda.

According to the source, the injured after receiving first aid treatment were later moved to an advance health facility in Gusau for advance medical attention.

Effort to speak to the Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad has failed as at the time of filing this report

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KUJE ATTACK: 600 INMATES MISSING

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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, has confirmed the missing of about 600 inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, as 300 inmates were retrieved from bushes.

Speaking with newsmen, in Abuja, Magashi said they suspect the attack was carried out by the Boko-Haram terrorist sect.

He said, “They attempted the initial entry with a very high explosive, but they were unsuccessful”.

According to him, after the unsuccessful first attempt, then they attacked another section of the wall with even higher grade explosive which brought the wall down.

He explained that the forces on the ground did everything they could to repel them but the number of the terrorists they came with was overwhelming which they were not able to fight against.

“The incident took about 30 minutes, before the reinforcements arrived”.
The Minister gave the figure of the inmates at about 994 inmates in the prison.

“We understand, the attackers were Boko Haram, and they came specifically to get their co-conspirators freed”, he added.
He lamented that majority of the terrorists freed from the prison are now in the general population.

“But many of them have returned, they have reported themselves to the police, some we have successfully retrieved from the bushes where they were hiding”, The Minister added.

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POLICE ACP KILLS BY GUNMEN IN KATSINA

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Katsina state police command has announced the murder of ACP Aminu Umar during a special operation along at Zakka village in Safana local government area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the police in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that, one other police operative also lost his life during the operation.

“ A distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (300), on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state”.

“Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire”.

According to Gambo Isah the Police Commissioner condoles the families of the deceased and prayed for God almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest.

He re-affirms the commitment of the police in fighting insecurity and insurgency and ensure that peace has returned to the state.

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