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Police Operatives Rescue Three Kidnap Victims In Kaduna, Recover Firearms, Ammunition



Police operatives in Kaduna State have rescued three people who were kidnapped by bandits in Ikara Local Government Area of the state.

The operatives also recovered firearms and Ammunitions as well as vehicles and motorcycles used by the bandits for their operations.

In a statement by the spokesman for the Kaduna state police command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, one of the rescued victims , Yusuf Abdullahi Abubakar of Dorayi village in Kano State was kidnapped on September 4th, at Barde village in Ikara local government area of Kaduna State, after which the abductors demanded for the sum of fifty million naira ransom.

The victim was later rescued by a police patrol team on September 9th, along Ikara- Tashan Yari road after the police operatives intercepted bandits in a motorcycle conveying the three persons .


During the process, the security personnel promptly caught up with the motorcyclists after which two of the riders on sensing police pursuit jumped off the motorcycle and fled into the bush, while the remaining passenger was later discovered to be the Yusuf Abdullahi Abubakar, the kidnapped victim.


The police upon searching the motorcycle recovered a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with ten (10) rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunitions.

In a related operation on the same 9th September, 2022 , officers of Hunkuyi Division while on aggressive patrol along Zaria – Kano expressway, rescued two women who were kidnapped by bandits who were also kidnapped from Kano state and taken to Kaduna.


The police had intercepted a suspicious Ford Mini Bus with Reg No. ZAR 532 XR belonging to the bandits, and the occupants rather than heed the police order to halt for search, engaged the Operatives in a gun duel.


Authorities of the force say the operatives responded gallantly and in the ensuing melee, the hoodlums fled with varying bullet wounds leaving behind two female occupants of the vehicle who were rescued.

Upon search of the vehicle an AK47 Magazine loaded with thirty (30) rounds of live 7.62 × 39mm ammunition were recovered.


Preliminary investigation revealed that the two female occupants, identified as Hafiza Haruna and Amina Haruna are the wives of one Alhaji Haruna of Kwanan Dangora, Kano State who were earlier kidnapped by the hoodlums.

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Two Killed As Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi




Two persons have been confirmed dead following another attack by unknown gunmen at a Police Checkpoint along the Presco junction axis of the ever-busy Enugu-Abakaliki expressway in Abakalik, Ebonyi State.


The incident occured at about 8pm on Monday night and created panic and tension along the major expressway as motorists and commuters scampered for safety while the gun battle lasted.

A source, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said that the gunmen operated on a motorcycle to attack the police officers at their duty post.

The gunmen on arriving at the junction opened fire on the policemen on duty while the policemen responded immediately resulting to sporadic exchange of gunshots. When the gun duel subsided, people who went close to the scene observed that a policeman was shot dead while one of the gunmen was also killed.


When contacted, the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the incident.

SP Anyanwu said one policeman and an unknown gunman were shot dead during the clash between the Police and the unknown gunmen on Monday night.


In other news, parents of students at different Unity Schools in Ebonyi State have demanded for the immediate closure of the schools following the threat by the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) to shut down the South-East for five days.

The parents, who trooped to the schools in the early hours of on Tuesday, demanded that their children and wards be released to them on or before Thursday this week before the commencement of the sit-at-home order, which the secessionist group announced will start on Friday.


A parent, Mrs. Grace Ofor, said: “We are here to demand for the release of our children. They have finished their exams and I don’t see the reason why they are still keeping them here. IPOB announced that they will shut down the South-East from Friday this week till Wednesday next week and nobody knows how long it will last, so we urge them to let our kids go.”

Following the sit-at-home order, the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki has directed that Holy Rosary School in the state be closed on Thursday and the students vacate the school.


Similarly, many ceremonies including burials, weddings and other social activities in the state have been put on hold by their organizers.


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Womb Raiders Cut Mexican Woman Open To Steal Foetus




A pregnant Mexican woman died after she was cut open by two assailants who stole her unborn baby, authorities said Monday.


The alleged perpetrators were arrested with a newborn in their possession, the attorney general’s office in the eastern state of Veracruz said in a statement.


The suspects, a man and a woman, appeared before a judge on Monday accused of kidnapping and femicide.


They allegedly sliced open the victim to extract the fetus because the woman attacker was unable to have children herself, an official linked to the investigation told AFP on condition of anonymity.


The victim was lured to her death through social media with a promise of clothes for her baby, relatives told local media, which said that it was the third case of its kind in recent years.


More than 3,700 women were murdered in violence-plagued Mexico in 2021, of which around 1,000 were classified as femicides, according to official figures.


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Vandals Kill Vigilante, Destroy Six Power Transmission Towers In Rivers




Six power transmission towers belonging to the Niger Delta Power Holding Company have been destroyed by vandals in Rivers State, while a member of a vigilante group in the affected area was shot dead by the miscreants, the NDPHC announced on Sunday.


It said the unrelenting attacks on power infrastructure by economic saboteurs leading to the inability of Nigerians to access adequate electricity for economic growth had continued unabated.

“In recent times, several projects being embarked upon by Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited have been attacked and contractors either killed or maimed by attackers,” the power firm stated in a statement issued in Abuja by its Media Adviser, Adesanya Adejokun.


It stated that on September 3, 2022, some miscreants attacked and vandalised the 330kV DC Afam – Onne Transmission Line in Gbake community

It said the vandals cut down four transmission towers (T19, T20, T21 and T22), dismantled and carted them away, adding that on October 10, 2022, the miscreants attacked and vandalised two additional towers on the same 330kV DC Afam – Onne Transmission Line.


“During a third attempt, luck, however, ran out on them as efforts of vigilante members, buoyed by security operatives paid off, resulting in the arrest of nine of the miscreants. They have since been charged to court to face the full wrath of the law,” the NDPHC stated.

It added, “During routine patrol in the night of November 25, 2022, vigilantes again encountered vandals along the same Afam-Onne 330kV DC Transmission Line. The vigilantes called for military reinforcement but before help came, one of the guards was shot and later died.

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