Supporters of the Labour Party in Kaduna State on Saturday took to major streets in a solidarity walk for the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmad.
The supporters who marched from the Abuja -Kaduna road junction through the Command Secondary School, Refinery junction to Narayi, also drummed support for the candidate of the party for Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency, Ekene Abubukar Adams.
Adorning the LP branded T-shirts and caps, the supporters chanted various solidarity songs in support of Obi/Datti presidential ticket.
They said that the country at the moment needed genuine change which they claimed the Labour Party presidency would offer in 2023.
Speaking, the Chairman of the Obi/Datti Movement in the state, Chief Morrison Ikpeanaeze, expressed delight for the mass turnout of the people regardless of religion, ethnicity, “despite the fact that nobody gave them any money.”
He expressed optimism that “Obi is no doubt the next president of the Nigeria,” urging all and sundry to keep up the momentum until victory is qurantteed in February, 2023.
Constituency, said the program is tagged: ‘Ekene for Obi Movement Group’ with the mandate to sensitize people at the grassroot and to ensure Nigerians do not make another mistake in 2023.
“We are people’s servant. I believe politics is not a job. It is a call to serve humanity who are agitating for this change. I am optimistic there will be a better Nigeria. You can see the structure all over. We are the real structure so I believe Peter Obi is coming for a better Nigeria due to the yearnings of the people,” he said.
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Insecurity: Police Arrest 53-year-old Bulletproof Producer In Katsina
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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