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Vigilante rescue Anambra’s abducted Catholic priest, Fr. Cyril Okafor

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A Catholic priest, Rev. Father Cyril Okafor who was abducted by kidnappers on Tuesday, has been rescued by the Umueri community vigilante team in Anambra State.

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DAILY POST gathered that the priest who was abducted at the Holy Ghost Adoration Centre, Igboukwu, Anambra state, was rescued in Umueri.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the President General of Umueri community, Amb Chief Johnny Chukwudi Metchie, the catholic priest was rescued at about 4 am Wednesday by the vigilante team which intercepted the kidnappers.

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The statement said the clergyman who is currently with the Police at Otuocha Police Station was whisked to Enugu and then to Nteje by the kidnappers before he was finally dumped in an abandoned house in Umueri.

Metchie warned criminal elements to stay away from Umueri and the entire Omambala region, stressing that the joint task force in place would always fish them out for the law to handle.

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He further pleaded with members of the community and its environs to remain vigilant and work with local security to ensure that crimes are reduced in the area.

“While investigation is going on, we beg everyone to be alert and report any suspicious person to the vigilante group. Get to know your neighbour and be worried when you see an unknown face in any abandoned or uncompleted building,” he added.

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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