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Pandemonium as bandits invade Kebbi

Bandits, riding on five motorcycles on Monday night invaded Illo town in Bagudo Local Government of Kebbi State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the bandits were armed with several machine guns and shot sporadically into the air, forcing residents and local vigilantes to scamper for safety.

NAN also learnt that there was no injury or loss of life, but the incident had made many residents of the town to flee to neighbouring communities.

When contacted, the Bagudo Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Kaura, confirmed the invasion, saying it occurred at about 11:30 pm on Monday.

“The bandits were first sighted roaming around the area, buying bread, soft drinks and water in the afternoon, but nobody showed any concern to report them to the appropriate authorities,” he said.

Kaura said the bandits later laid siege on the community, adding that, “when our vigilante and residents countered their moves, they just brought out highly sophisticated machine guns and started shooting sporadically.

“It was then that our people took to their heels and scampered for safety to save their lives.

“Nobody has been kidnapped, shot or killed in the invasion.”
The chairman called on the residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious character lurking around the area.

“The situation has been brought under control as residents have now continued with their normal activities,” the chairman said.

When contacted on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP, Nafiu Abubakar, said,” I will get back to you.”

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Teenager, man drown in Kano within hours

A teenager, Umar Murtala, on Sunday evening, drowned in a pond at Gwazaye, opposite the Abacha Youth Centre in Gwale LGA of Kano State.

Spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, that 18-year-old Murtala drowned at 5pm.

“We received a distress call from one Abubakar Aliyu at 5pm that Murtala’s body was found floating in a pond.

“On receiving the information, we sent our rescue team to the scene at 5:15pm.

“The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

“Murtala was found dead and his corpse was later handed over to his father, Alhaji Murtala Salisu,’’ the spokesman said.

In another development, the fire service spokesman added that 20-year-old Mohammed Shaharali drowned when he fell into an open pool of water on Sunday morning at Ladanai in Nasarawa LGA of Kano State.

The spokesman said that the service received a call from one Mr Ishaiaku Yaro, at 9:22am who said that a body was found floating on the water.

“Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our rescue team to the scene at 9:30am.” he said.

According to him, the deceased was rescued unconscious but later confirmed dead.

The spokesman said that his remains were handed to the Head of Hotoron Arewa Central Ward, Alhaji Murtala Mohammed.

He advised the general public to be careful while bathing in pools, ponds and other sources of water.

NAN reports that there have been increased cases of drowning since the commencement of the heat season in Kano about a month ago.

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Kaduna: ECWA pastor, daughter, 16 others kidnapped

A senior Pastor of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Dankade, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, Rev. Zakariah Ido has been kidnapped.

The Nation reports that the Pastor and 16 others, among whom were his daughter and son of the pastor of Assemblies of God Church, were seized by gunmen within the church premises during service on Sunday.

Zaria DCC Secretary of the church, Rev Nath Waziri said “It is sad to inform you that one of our pastors, his daughter and 15 other members of ECWA Church Dankade were kidnapped in the early hours of today.

“The church hosted a combined choir fellowship Saturday night to early hours of today. Then, this morning (Sunday), kidnappers stormed the church, when the gunmen came, they asked everyone in the church to surrender his or her phones and demanded the whereabouts of the pastor.

“After threatening the choristers they became afraid and showed them the pastor’s home. They took him away and his daughter with 15 others, including the son of the pastor of Assemblies of God Church.”

He added that as at 10 p.m. on Sunday, no contact has been established with the kidnappers.

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Kwara: Gov. Ahmed speaks on ‘moving’ State-owned property out of Government House

The Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed-led Kwara State Government has denied moving State-owned property out of the Government House.

The Government, in a statement to DAILY POST on Monday, dismissed the story making the rounds in some quarters as false news.

It was reported that Gov Ahmed and some other government officials in the Government House, Ilorin were moving government property just few days to the end of their tenure.

However, in a brief statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Dr Muyideen Akorede, the government said what was being erroneously circulated were images of a truck load of charity (Zakat) items provided by Alhaji Aliko Dangote through his foundation which were being taken out of government house for distribution to people in keeping with the annual practice.

The statement added, “Clearly, those were not government property. For the record, all government property inside government house are bar-coded and contained in an inventory which will be handed over to the incoming government.”

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