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Police Arrests 34 Suspects of Katsina Fire Incident Looters.



Nigeria Police Katsina State Command said it has successfully arrested 34 suspects who allegdely broke shops and looted goods during recent fire incident that gutted many shops in Katsina Central Market.

Addressing Newsmen while parading the suspects, the Command’s Spokesman SP Gambo Isah said that on Monday, March 22, 2021, there was a fire incident at Katsina Central Market while fire fighters were deployed to the Market to extinguish the inferno and provide Security at the market respectively, unfortunately some disgruntled elements took advantage of the situation.

“The took advantage of the situation, broke shops from them while others shoplifted from open shops and stalls in the market.”

The PPRO also said the command during the period in review rescued 30 Human Trafficking Victims.

He lamented that based on credible intelligence, DPO Mai’adua and his Team raided a hideout of human trafficking syndicate at kwongolom village, a location between Nigeria and Niger Republic border and succeeded in rescuing 34 victims of human trafficking, consisting of 12 male and 18 female.

SP Gambo assured that effort is on top gear with a view of arresting the agents and other members of Human trafficking.

The Katsina Command PPRO SP Gambo Isah added that police in Katsina succeeded in busting 3 syndicate of notorious fraudsters who allegdely specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls by posing as spirits (Aljanu).

He said the Trio apprehended arrested are: Usman Adamu,40, of Tudun Bojuwa, Kurna Asabe of Kano State.
Abba Ibrahim 38, Nankaura Quarters, Kano State and Abdurra’uf Ilyasu 39, Sharifai Quarters, Kano State.

He further explained that the suspects met with their waterloo when the called one Jamila Sulaiman 39, Yar Gamji Village through her GSM and directed her to go the outskirt of Yar Gamji Village and drop the sum of N150,000 or risked her parents or children being killed by the spirit jinx.

” The Victim out of fear took the money to that location and dropped

” Furthermore, she transferred another money, the sum of N97,000 into the hoodlums Bank Account

” In the course of investigation suspects were trailed and arrested”
He stated.

SP Gambo maintained that all suspects confessed to have committed the offences stressing that they will be arraigned in  court when Investigation are concluded.

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22-year-old man to die by hanging for robbery




A 22-year Kehinde Olajide has been sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti State.

A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced Kehinde for involvement in robberies.

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He was docked for arming himself with dangerous weapons to rob Dayo Folorunsho, Saka Yusuf, Adeoye Oluwatosin, Adeola Oluwatobi, Olayemi Aremu, Hambali Ojo and Ayodele Oluwafemi of their belongings.

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye who pronounced the judgement, said that “the prosecution had proved ingredients of armed robbery against the convict without any reasonable doubt

Ogunmoye said, “He is hereby sentenced to death by hanging until he is dead. May God almighty have mercy upon his soul”.

The convict and others who were involved in the alleged robbery were charged with nine count charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and robbery.

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The three other men involved in the robbery include, Kareem Azeez (24), Bamisile Lateef (28) and Adebayo Basiru (25).

The Judge, however, acquitted them for lack of proof of the offence they were charged for.

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Census: Kano Government to count Fulani Herders, Household owners



Kano State Government said it will create a system to count Fulani Herdsmen and household owners in the state.

Director General Bureau of Statistic, Baballe Ammani stated this in an interview with Correspondent, Umar Idris Shuaibu.

Ammani said it’s imperative to tackle the security challenges facing Northern part of the country, and to improve means of livelihood.

Earlier on, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje built Ruga Settlement for Fulani Herdsmen purposely to bring an end to the traditional system of going to the southern part of this country, which comes with challenges.

“You see Fulani community in Kano tried well to gather themselves, bury their particular differences to confront His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to over look what he can do to improves the system in which they are operating, help their children to attain highest level in life as every Nigerian.

“He agreed and ordered us to conduct the census, that will give chance for Government to know actually what they can to assist their plight”, Baballe Ammani said.

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The Director General Bureau of Statistic also noted that census of household will be conducted too, to know the actual number of Kano residents especially when it comes to developmental projects.

“You know targeting social amenities to a community is not easy if you didn’t predict the number of populace, with this we’ll achieve more in the remaining years we have”, Ammani stated.

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It’s no more a news Herdsmen and Farmers clash in the country, ethnic or religions problem that lead to the killing of both parties, loss of wealth amongst others.

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Ganduje Commiserates With AIG Bello Over’s Death




Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state condoles with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone One, Sadiq Bello over the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Jega (Maikaji).

In a statement by Abba Anwar
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State said ” When the information about the death of the father of AIG Zone One reached us, we received it with shock. A real community leader, whose good name was a true blessing to his people and all other neighbouring communities, has passed away,”

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He sympathised that, “Ours is to now pray for Allah’s Blessing and Forgiveness for the soul of the departed gentleman. His was indeed a good and exemplary life.”

Governor Ganduje said, “It is therefore on behalf of the government and good people of Kano state, that I am commiserating with the families of Alhaji Bello, whose good training and unrelenting commitment in raising good family, saw AIG Sadiq Bello, coming from this respected and respectful family.”

Closing t

hat, “May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Jannatul Fiddaus. May his family follow his footsteps in their endeavours.”

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Governor Ganduje has since sent a powerful delegation to Jega to officially commiserate with the family of the deceased. The delegation has Hon Nura Muhammad Dankadai, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro and Engineer Shehu Fari.

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