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Terrorists Kill Police Officer, Abduct 40 People In Zamfara

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Residents of Kasuwan-Daji Town in the Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been thrown into distress after terrorists stormed the community and abducted approximately 40 people.

Reports reaching Naija News on Tuesday revealed that the gunmen stormed the community and carried out a ruthless house-to-house raid.

In their attempt to abduct individuals, the terrorists resorted to indiscriminate shooting, endangering the lives of the inhabitants.

An eyewitness from Kaura-Namoda told journalists that the terrorists arrived in the community heavily armed with sophisticated weapons, including an anti-aircraft gun.

They specifically targeted the residence of the former State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Hamisu Kasuwar-Daji, where they abducted one of his wives and grandchildren.

In addition to this, the bandits also launched an assault on the nearby police station, resulting in the tragic deaths of two on-duty policemen.

The attackers seized the opportunity to steal the officers’ weapons. Shockingly, the entire ordeal lasted for over two hours without any resistance.

“Two residents were also killed, not only policemen. As of now, about 40 residents have been whisked away by the bandits,” one of the residents told journalists.

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the attack but refused to speak further on the number of casualties recorded.

The Command’s spokesperson, Yazid Abubakar, who spoke to Channels TV said: “Yes, there was an attack in Kasuwar-Daji early hours of today.”

“We are yet to confirm the number of the residents abducted but the Commissioner of Police has deployed additional troops to restore normalcy in the town.”

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Police Kill 2 Suspected Kidnappers In Kogi

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The Kogi State Police Command has said that two suspected kidnappers terrorising people in Obajana communities in Lokoja LGA were killed on Monday in an encounter with its operatives.

The command’s spokesman, SP Williams Aya, who disclosed this to City & Crime on Tuesday, explained that following a tip off on May 27, at about 1130hrs that armed hoodlums were sighted inside the Ankumi Forest in Obajana, men of the police command swung into action which led to the killing of two of the hoodlums in a shootout.

He said, “Immediately the Divisional Police Officer of Obajana, CSP Oguche Richard, mobilised his patrol team, in collaboration with Fulani vigilantes, and moved to the area at about 1430hrs.

“On sighting the team, the hoodlums opened fire on them, and the patrol team responded heavily. Two of the hoodlums were fatally wounded (killed) while the others escaped with bullet wounds.

“Items recovered from the scene include one AK-47 rifle with two magazines and two rounds of live ammunition. Effort is ongoing to trail and apprehend the fleeing suspects.”

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FG Flags Off Distribution Of 1,000 Gas Cylinders To FCT Residents

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The federal government, through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources (Gas), and private sector players have partnered to donate 1,000 cooking gas cylinders to low-income households in the six area councils of the FCT.

Speaking at the Apo Resettlement in Abuja yesterday, the Minister of State for Petroleum (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, said the distribution marked the Inaugural LPG Penetration Programme and the LPG Bottle Distribution as part of the Clean Cooking Initiative of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The Minister said, ‘This event is an ideal fit for the president’s theme: ‘From Gas to Prosperity: Renewed Hope’. The administration’s determination to increase domestic gas use has been reaffirmed by our president on several occasions.

“We’re not only introducing a programme today; we’re on a mission to change millions of Nigerians’ lives in our six geographical zones. By 2030, we want to convert 250,000 houses a year to clean cooking gas, which is a lofty but attainable target.”

Ekpo noted that it was impossible to overestimate the negative consequences of utilising conventional fuels, adding that their contribution to deforestation, environmental degradation and harmful health impacts from indoor air pollution was substantial.

The  Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, thanked President Tinubu and Ekpo for the distribution initiative, saying women were the worst affected from the hazards  of the use of charcoal and firewood as cooking fuels.

Minister of Youths, Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim, described the event as a ground-breaking initiative that would impact millions of Nigerians who used firewood, charcoal and kerosene.

She said there were lots of job creation opportunities along the LPG value chain, and expressed delight with the the Gas to Prosperity programme.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Ambassador Nicholas Agbo Ella, noted that the challenges were enormous but surmountable.

He urged the beneficiaries to deploy the usage with safety in mind in order not to endanger their families.

The Coordinator of the Decade of Gas, Mr Ed Ubong, said, “We are targeting mainly women, and that informs our location of distribution.

“Cooking gas is cleaner, and we have an enormous gas resource. So, we are partnering with the private sector to deploy about 250,000 every year.

The CEO of Smart Gas, Dr Yinka Opeke, provided on-the-spot guidance on how to safely use the cylinder.

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Police Officer Caught Collecting Bribe On Camera Demoted

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The Imo State Police Command says its officer, identified as Inspector Isong Osudueh, who was caught on camera collecting bribes from motorists along the Owerri-Onitsha express road, has been demoted.

This was disclosed in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, shared on X on Monday.

The video which went viral on Monday, showed the officer collecting money from drivers plying the road. He could also be seen handing them change whenever the need arises.

According to the statement, Osudueh, who was attached to the Counter Terrorism Unit, Owerri, has been reduced in rank after facing disciplinary action. At the same time, the supervising officer has been issued an official query for lack of supervision.

The statement said, “The Imo State Police Command is issuing this statement in response to a viral video making the rounds on social media where a Police officer was seen extorting money from motorists along Owerri-Onitsha express road.

“The erring officer, identified as Inspector Isong Osudueh, attached to the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Owerri, has been recommended for a reduction in rank after the necessary orderly room proceedings, for exhibiting such a shameful and unprofessional act, while the supervisory officer has been issued an official query for lack of supervision.”

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had earlier condemned the officer’s actions as “bad and shameful” and confirmed his arrest and disciplinary action.

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