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SUSPECTED ARMS SMUGGLER DIED ON INTEROGATION AS ARMY ARREST MANY INFORMANTS AND ILLEGAL ARMS SUPPLY SYNDICATES IN SOKOTO, KATSINA AND ZAMFARA

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Nigerian Army said, operatives of “Operation SAHEL SANITY” deployed at Forward Operation Base Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State on the  15th of August 2020 have discovered and arrested some notorious illegal arms smuggling syndicates who specialized in massive arms supply to bandits in the North West from across the international boarders.
In a statement by the Acting Director of Defence Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko said the three suspects arrested include Alhaji Adamu Alhassan, Salisu Adamu and Abdullahi Sani (all Nigerien citizens). 


The Nigerian army said, they were intercepted by the Eagle Eye Troops at Dantudu in Mailailai District of Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State with 6 AK 47 Rifles, 3 AK 47 Rifle magazines and 2,415 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition deceptively concealed in various parts of their vehicle

The army spokes person said, preliminary investigation reveals that the dangerous consignment recovered from them was meant for delivery to some bandits in Isah local government area of Sokoto State which could have been used  for a dangerous operations which may lead to the loss of lives and properties.


But the statement added that, one of the suspects, Alhaji Adamu Alhassan who was diabetic and hypertensive experienced seizure and died while he was being rushed to the hospital.

Brigadier Benerd however said, investigation of the other 2 accomplices by the Nigerian army in collaboration with other security intelligence outfits continues in order to track down and arrest all those in the chain of the heinous activity.
 

In a related development, on the 12th of August 2020, in a combined special clearance operation, troops destroyed 12 bandit camps at Yobe Baranda in Batsari local government area of Katsina State, 3 bandits were neutralized in the process while others escaped with various gunshot wounds. 
Similarly according to the army, on the 12th of August 2020, troops of Forward Operation Base Wanke arrested a suspected bandit named Shehu Abdullahi while spying on traders activities in the market with the intent of organizing for their kidnap. 
In same day, following the receipt of credible intelligence that some bandits were sighted at Danjibga Market, troops mobilized to the area and successfully arrested 5 suspected bandits namely Abubakar Ahmadu, Mohammed Bashir Tukur, Adamu Tahiyawo, Ibrahim Alhaji Haruna and Mohammed Yusuf.
On the 14th of August 2020, troops deployed at Forward Operation Base Kwantaragi arrested a bandit informant named Tukur Halilu at Mutukuda village in Maru LGA of Zamfara State.   Items recovered from him include: 2 empty AK 47 Rifle magazines, 1 magazine carrier and a broken solar panel. 

Also same day troops at Forward Operation Base Anka arrested 2 bandits’ informants named Mohammed Bashir and Najibu Dalha in Wuya village of Anka LGA of Zamfara State. All the arrested suspects are currently in custody of the Nigerian army undergoing preliminary investigation before being forwarded to appropriate prosecuting authorities. 
The army spokesman while commending the general public for the unending support in making their operations a success he applauded the visit of the major stakeholders especially Chairman of Senate Committee on Army and his counterpart from the house of reps, Governors and traditional rulers for visiti the Faskari camp which they said has added a moral boost to the minds of the operating soldiers.

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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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A Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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