Troops Rescue Pregnant Chibok Schoolgirl
Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, Bita in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state have rescued yet another abducted Chibok schoolgirl.
Twenty-six years old Hauwa Maltha, serial number 2 in the abducted Chibok schoolgirls list since 14th April 2014, was rescued on April 21, 2023, along with her three-year-old baby by the troops during operations at Lagara.
She is from the Kibaku tribe in Jila in Chibok LGA of Borno State.
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This is even as troops of Sector 3 Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, have arrested 19 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several weapons from their hideouts in the North East of Borno.
Competent and reliable sources, on Monday, told Vanguard the latest successes recorded, which was also confirmed by Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region.
Sources revealed that “while in captivity, Martha got married in Gulukos to one Salman, a cameraman to the late terrorist’s leader, Abubakar Shekau.
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“Salman later died in Lake Chad. Thereafter, the victim got married off again to one Mallam Muhammad in Gobara and had two children for him.
Mallam Muhammad, her second husband was also killed in Ukuba terrorists enclave in Sambisa Forest during clashes between JAS/ISWAP.
“Since her rescue, Martha who is about eight months and two weeks pregnant, has undergone thorough medical examination along with her baby.
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“Martha and her baby, Fatima, will be as usual handed over to the Borno State Government for further management.”
In a related development, troops of Sector 3 Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, have arrested 19 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several weapons from their hideouts in the North East of Borno.
The terrorists were intercepted and arrested on April 29, at Kangori village, located about 17km West of Damasak, during intensified patrols, raids and mop-up operations by the troops of OPERATION DESERT/LAKE SANITY II, at the Bulabulin general area.
It was further learned that the troops also recovered some IEDs-making equipment, six AK-47 magazines among other weapons.
The troops equally burnt down some of their hamlets.
APC Women Leaders Kidnapped After Attending Inauguration
Two women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State have been kidnapped along Manini flash point of Birnin Gwari Local Governments Area of the state after attending the inauguration of the state governor, Senator Uba Sani
This was disclosed by the chairman of Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU, Ishaq Usman Kasai in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday morning
According to him, the bandits blocked the road and kidnapped the two APC women leaders including dozens of others.
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He said the kidnapped women leaders are Birnin Gwari APC women leader, Hajiya Lami Awarware and her assistant, Hajiya Haulatu Aliyu.
According to Nigerian Tribune, immediately after the victims were kidnapped on Tuesday, the kidnappers took them to the forest.
He also said that the abductors are yet to contact the families of the victims or any person in the area.
Recall, two days ago, BEPU had while congratulating the president, Bola Tinubu pleaded with the president to end the insecurity bedeviling the Local Government Area.
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Also as at the time of filling the report,the state government and the police are to issue a statement on the development.
Oyo Police Storm Motor Park Chair, Auxiliary’s Hideout, Arrest 78 With Arms
The Oyo State Police Command, on Tuesday, arrested 78 suspected members of the disbanded Park Management System for allegedly planning to cause civil disorder in Ibadan, the state capital.
The state governor, Seyi Makinde, had earlier announced the dissolution of PMS headed by Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxiliary.
azarrest included guns, 724 live cartridges, 25 cutlasses, seven jack knives, 33 mobile phones, one laptop, charms, two vehicles and over N3m cash.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters, Eleyele in Ibadan, said, “On Tuesday, in a strategic intelligence coordinated raid around Auxiliary’s location at Diamond Hotel, Alakia-Isebo, under Egbeda Local Government, 78 suspected hoodlums who had perfected plans to unleash mayhem at the early hours of today (Tuesday) at major parts of the metropolis were arrested in possession of sophisticated firearms.
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“During the raid, sophisticated firearms were recovered inside the hotel rooms and in the trunk compartment of parked vehicles within the hotel.”
The CP said though Auxiliary escaped with some of his boys during the gun duel with the police, a member of the group was gunned down.
He added that the same group was alleged to be responsible for the attack on 14 members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria in the Agodi area of Ibadan North-East Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
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Williams added, “In line with standard operational procedure, all recovered items were properly documented, packaged and recorded for onward forensics analysis and evidence purposes in accordance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other relevant laws.”
Meanwhile, the state government, on Tuesday, shut down bus terminals in Ibadan, the state capital.
The PUNCH correspondent, who visited both the Ojoo and Challenge parks, observed that members of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, sealed them off.
[BREAKING] Adegoke’s Death: Hotel Receptionist Bags two-year Jail Term
The receptionist on duty at Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on the day an ex Masters student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke, arrived at the facility, Adedeji Adesola, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Adesola’s sentence was pronounced at the sitting of the court on Wednesday by Osun State Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo.
The judge had pronounced her guilty of conspiracy to fabricate evidence and conceal the fact that the deceased lodged at the facility before he died during the court sitting on Tuesday.
But due to pleading for leniency of the court by her counsel, Okon Ita, and the prosecution, Fatimo Adesina, the judge delayed her sentencing till Wednesday.
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The hotel owner, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, and two of his staff, Adeniyi Aderogba and Oyetunde Kazeem had been earlier sentenced to death by hanging.
The court found them culpable in the death of Adegoke, who arrived at the hotel on November 5, 2021, but was later found buried in a shallow grave along Ife-Ede, by police detectives, days after he has declared missing.
Both Adesina and Adesola’s counsel had urged the court to consider the age of the defendant and the circumstances under which she acted and treat her case with leniency.
Justice Ojo in her judgement, said she took notice of the plead for leniency for the defendant and the provision of Section 411 of the Constitution.
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She said, “I have considered the passionate plea of the 7th defendant and the submission of the prosecution on the need to temper justice with mercy. I have observed and considered the sober disposition of the 7th defendant in court throughout the trial.
“I am equally mindful of the circumstances surrounding the case of the 7th defendant. I am not unmindful of the provisions of the Section 411 2(b) of the law. I hereby sentence you Adedeji Adesola to 2 years imprisonment starting from the first day of your arrest.”
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