Police Foils Kidnapping, Rescue 48 Victims In Kaduna
Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command have dislodged bandits and in the process, foiled a kidnap attempt in Chikun Local Government Area of the state, after overpowering the criminals who ambushed a team escorting traders.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated December, 2021
“On the 22nd December, 2021 at about 0930hrs a team of Policemen while on escorting a convoy of traders from Udawa village in Chikun LGA along Birnin Gwari to Kaduna came under heavy gunshots by armed bandits which led to the kidnap of a score of persons.
“However, the escort team reinforced themselves and engaged the bandits in a tactical pursuit in order not to harm the victims,” it said.
According to the statement, the precision of approach exhibited by the Officers forced the bandits to retreat abandoning their victims and scampered with bloody gunshot wounds.
“The Operatives succeeded in rescuing forty eight people to safety. They were profiled and subsequently escorted to their destination safely.
“It is equally important to note that information available to the Command has it that one woman is yet to be accounted. Meanwhile effort is being intensified to ensure her safe return while additional manpower will be mobilized to the area to safeguard lives and properties of civilian population in the area,” it added.
The statement said that the Commissioner of Police commended the Officers for their resilience in the face of danger while serving their fatherland and tasked them to be adequately equipped and alert while embarking on such duties.
In a related development same day, three suspects were arrested and 1,454 bottles of benylin with codeine syrup, 44 adulterated Gluta White Cream and 8 bags of chemicals were recovered.
“On the 22nd December, 2021 at about 1800hrs the Police patrol team attached to Sabon Gari Division, Zaria while on confidence building patrol along Kaduna – Zaria road intercepted an unregistered Fort motor vehicle and upon search of the vehicle, 1,454 bottles of Benylin with codeine syrup, 44 pieces of adulterated Gluta white cream and 8 bags containing chemicals were recovered.
“The development led to the arrest of three occupants of the said vehicle as preliminary investigation reveals that the products were to be supplied to suspected bandits in Yakawa Wada village of Giwa LGA Kaduna State.
“The investigation is currently ongoing as effort is geared towards apprehending the recipient of the products to subsequently charge them to court for prosecution.”
Police arrest 3 hunters over kidnapping in Adamawa
The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 3 local hunters and others for conspiring to aid kidnapping in Girei and Fufore Local Governments in the state.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaan Nguroje, in a statement said the suspects, Auwal Mohammed (28), Isa Umaru (40), and Rabiu Mohammed (19) have been terrorising Pariya Daware and Girei villages.
He said the police had recovered one motorcycle, locally made pistols and other items from the suspects.
“Investigation so far reveals that the suspects betrayed the trust repost in them by the community members of protecting lives and property, went ahead supplying food items and other basic needs to their fellow kidnappers around that area,” the statement said.
Gov. Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.
The Law which is to be cited as The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022 comes into effect from the 19th day of May 2022.
This is contained in a statement released by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary Mr Himwashi Wonosikou on Thursday.
The Law therefore Repeals The Adamawa State Districts Creation Law No. 1 of 1992; The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 3 of 1992 and The Adamawa Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 1 of 1996.
The Re-enacted Law which provides for the Appointment, Selection and Deposition of Districts Heads seeks to create additional Districts for State, provide for the appointment of Acting Districts Head and introduce new procedure for screening and selection of Districts Heads.
Subject to this Law or any other Law that may be enacted by the House, the Council shall continue to exercise such administrative powers and perform such functions in respect of Districts as are contained in the Local Government Law 1977 as amended.
The Council shall have the power to appoint Districts Heads, and selection shall be in accordance with traditon and custom of the area constituting the Districts and in the presence of a representative of the Council and such security agents as the Council may request, but where no traditional methods of selection exist, the Council shall constitute a Screening Committee to screen and clear candidates eligible for election.
However, any aggrieved person who has sought to be selected or elected may within two weeks petition the Council.
The council also has powers to depose District Heads and discipline any found wanting whose conduct is being investigated for a period of six Months.
In the event where a District Head is deposed, it shall be final and Conclusively only if approved by the Governor and such approval shall be given within 30 days.
The Adamawa State House of Assembly had earlier passed the Bill on 13th April, 2022.
Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.
The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.
Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.
The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.
On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.
The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.
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