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NIS rescues 45 victims of human trafficking in Jigawa

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NIS rescues 45 victims of human trafficking in Jigawa

NIS rescues 45 victims of human trafficking in Jigawa

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has rescued 45 victims of human trafficking in 2022 in Jigawa.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, ASI Nura Usman stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Monday.

He said the personnel of the Service rescued the victims in various operations within the period under review.

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The spokesman explained that the victims comprising males and females were intercepted while on their way to Tripoli, Libya, through Niger Republic.

He said the Service had been handed over the victims to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

According to him, the Service is conducting enlightenment programmes across the state through the media, lectures to corps members and local residents on dangers associated with trafficking in persons and illegal migration.

While reiterating the readiness of the Service to scale up sensitisation activities to curb the menace, Usman advised parents not to be hoodwinked by selfseeking elements promising greener pasture abroad.

He urged the residents of the state to report cases of human trafficking and other related criminal activities to the relevant authorities.

NAN recalled that the Service in 2021, rescued 20 victims of human trafficking in the state. 

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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

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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