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Two Suspected Terrorists Arrested By Nigerian Army Inside A Kaduna Bank

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The Defense Headquarters (DHQ), has said that two suspected accomplices in terrorist attacks were arrested by Operation Hadarin Daji troops inside a commercial bank in Zaria, Kaduna.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja said the suspects were arrested on September 15 while “trying to take the sum of N14 million”.

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He claimed that the funds were put in the account of one Alhaji Abubakar, said to be a “suspected funder of terrorism”.

Naijablitznews.com reports that the Nigerian government in February said that between 2020 and 2021, it had discovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Danmadami added that during operations in Kaduna’s Chikun local council area, 10 wanted terrorists were detained and 16 suspected terrorists were slain at various locations.

He said 21 civilians were rescued, and that troops recovered “5 AK-47 rifles, 10 rounds of 7.62mm special, 17 mobile phones, 2 motorcycles, 3 locally made rifles, 3 pairs of woodland camouflage, 118 rustled sheep, 4 Baofeng radio sets and N29,250.00 cash.”

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“The development comes less than 48 hours after the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji conducted an airstrike, killing a terrorist leader identified as Ibrahim Dangawo and other members of his gang in Katsina,” he said.

Danmadami claimed that a similar operation was carried out when a wanted terrorist mastermind named Babaru was slain at a known terrorist stronghold in Gidan Guga, Faskari LGA of Katsina.

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He continued by saying that a sizable number of terrorists who were responsible for kidnapping and robbing locals at the Kawari axis in the Dan Musa LGA of Katsina were killed as a result of the airstrike.

The military has been stepping up its efforts to combat insecurity across the country in recent months.

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Many Die In Bullion Van Accident

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The Kebbi police command has confirmed the death of six people including three policemen in a multiple accident on Tuesday along Argungu-Birnin Kebbi road in the state.

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The spokesman of the command, Abubakar Nafi’u, said in a statement on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi.

“The accident occurred when a Carina E car, carrying jerry cans of PMS was suspected to have been pursued by a Nigeria Custom Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.

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“On getting to Jeda village, the Carina E car had a head on collision with the Bullion van, as a result, bursting into flames and consumed three other cars.

“Consequently, a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt to ashes.

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“Six people including three policemen also died in the inferno, while five other people and three policemen sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi for medical attention,” he said.

Mr Nafi’u said that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, had visited the accident scene.

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“He prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the lives of the departed souls an eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

“Magaji-Kontagora is also assuring members of the public that a thorough investigation will be carried out to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident,” he added.

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Elderly Woman Falls On Her Knees To Pray For Peter Obi In Jos Rally

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As political campaigns for the 2023 general elections commenced on Wednesday, a elderly woman has been captured praying for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, during a solidarity rally held in Jos, Plateau State.

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The Director-General of the Obi-Datti Campaign organization, Doyin Okupe, in a tweet on Wednesday disclosed that the LP candidate and his vice, Datti Baba Ahmed, will attend the Jos rally although the party is yet to commence campaigns officially.

”Today in Jos, HE Peter Obi & his running mate Datti-Ahmed, will honour an invitation from the Middle Belt forum to attend a solidarity rally. We are yet to commence our own campaigns.

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To comfort our students, We urge the FG to quickly resolve the lingering ASSU Crisis,” the tweet read.

Amongst persons seen at the venue to welcome the LP flag bearer was an elderly woman on her knees in the midst of other supporters praying for Peter Obi at the Rwang Pam Stadium Jos, Plateau state.

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UNIBEN releases post-UTME, DE screenings date

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The University of Benin has fixed dates for its Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry screenings for 2022/2023 session.

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The university in a notice by its Registrar, Ademola Bobola on Wednesday in Benin, said the exercise would hold between Nov. 14 and 25.

Bobola said the screening would be conducted in designated centres at the Ugbowo main campus of the institution, using the Computer Based Test mode.

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“Only candidates who applied through JAMB for the 2022/2023 UTME and Direct Entry admission and chose the University of Benin as First Choice and scoring 200 and above for UTME candidates are eligible for this screening exercise,” the registrar said.

Bobola, however, referred admission seekers to the institution to the university’s official website.

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