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Gunmen Abduct LG Boss, Kill Orderly In Taraba

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Gunmen Abduct LG Boss, Kill Orderly In Taraba

There is tension in Taraba State following the abduction, yesterday, of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Takum Local Council, Boyi Manja, by gunmen.

The incident also led to the killing of the abducted chairman’s police orderly.

The gunmen, The Guardian learnt, struck when the chairman, his driver and police orderly were travelling along Wukari/Takum road.

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Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Usman, who was not handy with details of the incident at the time of this report, promised to get back to our correspondent.

The PPRO said the command learnt of the attack, adding that the command had not been fully briefed by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the council.

He said: “I hope to get back to you as soon as we are fully briefed by the DPO in charge of Takum Local Council.”

Also confirming the incident, via telephone, the leader of Takum Legislative Council, Pius Gauva, said: “It is true that our caretaker chairman has been kidnapped.”

He also confirmed that the gunmen gruesomely murdered the council boss’ orderly.

Describing the attack as “rude shock,” he beckoned security operatives to put in place a mechanism that will facilitate the safe release of the chairman.

A family source, who also confirmed the incident, called on the state government to join forces with security agencies to rescue the council boss.

Takum, the hometown of Governor Darius Ishaku, has, for the past six months, been enmeshed in a series of attacks that resulted in deaths and destruction of property.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

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