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IBCON GLOBAL RESOURCES DONATES POLICE OUTSTATION TO ZAMFARA POLICE COMMAND

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IBCON Global Resources has constructed a police outstation at Anguwar Shado/Yandorayi in Gusau the capital city of Zamfara as part of the company’s personal commitment to promoting community policing.

The outstation was officially commissioned by the state Police Commissioner Mr. Abutu Yaro on behalf of the Inspector General of Police in Gusau on Monday.

In his remarks during the commissioning ceremony, Zamfara Police Commissioner Mr. Abutu Yaro commended the donor for their contribution which he described as something that will boost the morale of the officers and men in enhancing security vigilance in Zamfara state.

He said the donation of a police outpost by IBCON is a clear demonstration of the fact that people have accepted the community policing initiative of the IGP and they are contributing to its successes.

He called on the well-to-do individuals to always support the police through initiatives of such nature for them to operate effectively.

After the commissioning the CP deployed DSP Gambo Isah to take charge of the new station and also deployed some senior police officers as well as ranks and file officers.

In his remarks, the Managing Director of the Company Alhaji Sani Muktar said that the construction of the Police station was part of their civic responsibility to complement the efforts of the state government under the leadership of Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the security agencies in finding a lasting solution to the security challenges bedeviling the state.

He thanked the Zamfara Police Command for accepting their proposal to embark on the such project and hope other well-to-do individuals would emulate their giant step

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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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