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Police rescue 3 kidnap victims, recover weapons in Delta

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Police rescue 3 kidnap victims, recover weapons in Delta

Police rescue 3 kidnap victims, recover weapons in Delta

The Police Command in Delta said it rescued three kidnapped victims and recovered weapons in two separate operations in the state.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, told newsmen on Sunday in Warri that the victims were rescued by the police operatives attached to the Orerokpe Division in Okpe Local Government Area of the state.

He said that the police team was on a visibility patrol duty on the Warri/Sapele Road by Okuvo and Egborede Communities on Saturday when the incident happened.

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“The police operatives sighted some persons being dragged into the bush and suspected that they may have been kidnapped.

“So, they trailed them into the bush. The hoodlums, upon realising that the policemen were closing in on them, opened fire on the team, and the policemen equally responded,” he said.

According to Edafe, the hoodlums, who could not withstand the firepower of the operatives, abandoned the victims and escaped.

He said that they were rescued unhurt and had since reunited with their families while manhunt for the fleeing suspect was ongoing.

On the recovered weapon, Edafe said that the police operatives attached to ‘A’ Division, Warri recovered a locally made cut-to-size pistol concealed in a handbag.

He that the policemen wereon a stop-and-search duty on Friday at the front of Daudu Police Outpost, Kpesu Community in Warri South, when they sighted a tricycle driving against traffic.

“In an attempt to stop them, the suspects dangerously maneuvered the tricycle and escaped, but in the process, a black handbag fell from the tricycle.

“Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size pistolwas recovered. Efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects is ongoing,” Edafe said.

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Kaduna Police Arrest Vehicle, Motorcycle Theft Suspect

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By Halima Abdulkadiri

The Police Command in Kaduna State announced the arrest of a suspect in possession of 30 different fabricated master keys for vehicles and motorcycles. The command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest to o24news on Monday in Kaduna.

Hassan stated, “The suspect specializes in vehicle and motorcycle theft.” On July 20, around 2:30 AM, police personnel received a distress call reporting a shop burglary. Upon arriving at the scene, the suspect, Zahradeenee Suleiman, was arrested inside the shop.

Suleiman, 35, resides on Galma Road in the Tsugugi area of Sabon Gari Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A search revealed about 30 different sizes of vehicle and motorcycle keys, including two locally fabricated master keys, in his possession.

Hassan added that the suspect, known for vehicle and motorcycle theft, will be charged to court for prosecution after the investigation is completed.

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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

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By Halima Abdulkadiri

A total of 58 Nigerian women and children have been rescued from human traffickers in Ghana, bringing the total number of rescued Nigerians in Accra to 105 over the last three months.

The Chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NiDO) Board of Trustees in Ghana, Chief Callistus Elozieuwa, disclosed this to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), during her visit to the trafficked victims in Accra.

A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, revealed the breakdown of those rescued: Kano State – 47, Katsina State – 5, Jigawa State – 2, and Kaduna State – 4.

Additionally, 11 previously rescued girls have been repatriated back to Nigeria. This brings the total number of rescues to 105 in recent months.

Some suspected agents have been apprehended and handed over to security agencies and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for prosecution.

Dabiri-Erewa commended NIDO Ghana, the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Ifedayo Adeoye, and Ghanaian law enforcement agencies for their cooperation. The rescued individuals are being sent back to Nigeria for proper profiling, counseling, and rehabilitation by NAPTIP and their respective state governments.

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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

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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