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A joint task force protecting the Kogi/Ekiti boundary area has arrested two suspected kidnappers, shortly after they had allegedly abducted four persons in Ekiti State.

The task force, comprising officers of the Nigerian Army, police, Amotekun corps and local hunters under operation Eradicate Bandit at the Borders of Rural Ajoni Communities (EBBORAC), also recovered part of the N3 million they collected from the victims.

A secondary school principal, two teachers and a nurse, were last week abducted at Irele- Ekiti, in Ajoni Local Council Development Area of Ekiti State,

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Three of the victims were later freed upon payment of three million naira as ransom, while one of them reportedly escaped.

The Chairman of Ajoni LCDA, Michael Ogungbemi, told journalists in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday that the suspects were nabbed inside the forest in Irele-Kogi boundary area.

Mr Ogungbemi said information provided by the freed victim guided the JTF in combing the forests in the axis for the outlaws.

“When they knew that the operation was closing in on them, three (other) victims in their possession were suddenly released this afternoon. This further provided a lead for the operation,” he said.

“Part of the ransom collected from the victims were recovered and the released victims are now in the hospital receiving medical treatment.

“The JTF also succeeded in apprehending two suspects, who are now undergoing interrogation and investigation by the police.”

The Commandant, Amotekun Corps in Ekiti State, Joe Komolafe, also confirmed the arrest.

Mr Akomolafe said those arrested are now in police custody, while the freed victims have received treatment in the hospital.

“I can confirm to you that two suspects arrested are being held by the police. Regarding the freed victims, they were initially taken to the hospital, but they have reunited with their respective families”, he stated.

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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

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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