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NSCDC Foils Kidnap Attempt Of Foreigner, One Killed

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said it foiled an attempt by some gunmen to abduct a foreigner on a farm in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The security agents reportedly killed one of the kidnappers during a gun battle.

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The NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Oyo State, Oyindamola Okuneye, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

The statement read, “The officers of the Corps yesterday (Wednesday) around 10:30pm shot one suspected kidnapper at Easy Gate Farm on Abanla Ogunmakin Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.

“The suspected kidnappers, numbering eight, gained entry to the farm to kidnap the owner of the farm, who is a foreigner, but had to engage the gallant officers of the Corps in a gun battle.

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“One of the kidnappers was shot dead and others escaped with various degrees of bullet wounds.

“The suspected kidnappers had in June visited the farm to kidnap and one of our officers was shot during the gun battle.

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“The commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Michael Adaralewa, is using this medium to call on residents of the state to join hands with all security agencies by giving credible information to them.

“They should let security agencies know what is happening in their areas and also inform NSCDC or the sister agencies anytime they suspect anybody with bullet wounds in other to arrest other members of the kidnap gang that escaped with the bullet injuries.”
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Insecurity: Police Arrest 53-year-old Bulletproof Producer In Katsina

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A 53-year-old man, who produces bulletproof charms for terrorists and criminals in Katsina State, is now helping the police with more information on his activities.

SP Gambo Isah, the State PPRO confirmed to newsmen that the suspect resides on Maiduguri Road in Sabuwa Local Government Area in the State.

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He added that on Saturday, 26th November, 2022, following a tip-off, the suspect was apprehended by the police in Katsina.

The PPRO further explained that the bulletproof charm is sold to terrorists and other criminals in Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina States for N60,000 per piece.

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He added that the suspect was arrested with four bulletproof charms enveloped in jackets.

The suspect, according to Isah, also confessed that he offered prayers regularly for bandits for successful operations, against being arrested or harmed by security agents.

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Airstrike Kills ISWAP Commander In Lake Chad Region

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A top commander of the Islamic State West Africa Province, Muhammad Malik, has been reportedly killed by men of the Air Task Force in the Lake Chad region.

Malik died on November 29 following the fatal injuries he sustained during an airstrike by the task force, The Cable quoted Zagazola Makama, a publication focused the region, as saying.

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Malik was a member of the Shura Council in Marte before going for a course in ISIS-sponsored Computer Engineering and improvised explosive device making in Somalia.

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He reportedly established IED training units where fighters were trained in deploying explosives during attacks on his return.

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Recently, there have been records of successes in the Nigerian military’s campaign against insurgency and terrorism in the Lake Chad region and some northern states.

The Nigerian troops, in a coordinated intelligence-led aerial and ground operation and targeting the location of the terrorists in the Sabon Tumbun area of Lake Chad on November 24, killed scores of fighters.

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Herbalist Testing Gunshot Charm Shoots Client Dead

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The Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for allegedly shooting and killing his client, Onunze Benedict, while testing gunshot charms at his shrine in the Umuaram area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement, said 16 other suspects were arrested for various offences ranging from conspiracy, armed robbery, abduction, unlawful possession of firearms among others.

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According to the statement, Emmanuel, after committing the crime, was arrested after the case was reported to the Isi-Uzo Police Division.

Ndukwe said the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to have used a locally-fabricated single-barrelled gun to shoot and kill Benedict at his shrine in Umuaram community, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him.

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department Enugu,” the PPRO said.

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Meanwhile, Ndukwe said the 16 other suspects were arrested for offences of conspiracy, armed robbery, car snatching, abduction and unlawful possession of firearms.

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He added that two firearms, one live cartridge, three mock guns, a Sino truck loaded with 789 bags of cement, mobile phones, ATM Cards, pieces of wrappers, clothes and other incriminating exhibits, were recovered from them.

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Ndukwe also confirmed the arrest of the following male suspects, Everest Ayokalam, 48, Anayo Akakem, 33, Iwuanyanwu Kelechi, 32, Uchenna Iwuoha, aka Uchewinde, 47, and Gospel Nnorom 32, for involving in a case of conspiracy, armed robbery, abduction and attempted murder.
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