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Fintiri’s Threat: Adamawa Looters Return Stolen Items

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To meet the 12 hours Executive Order slammed by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri  of  Adamawa  on looters to return stolen items , many  residents have complied .

Reports indicated that a number of residents of Yola and Jimeta have started returning the stolen items to their wards heads while some dropped them on the roads for the authorities to pick.

Governor  Fintiri has during a broadcast on Tuesday, ordered looters of government and public properties to bring them back saying that after 12 hours from the time of the broadcast, a house-to-house search will commence.

Fintiri threatened that any property in which a stolen item was found will lose its C of O or get demolished.

In compliance with the order, hundreds looted items were recovered with some dumped on streets and major highways in Jimeta and Yola environs.

At one of the police stations visited, fertilizers, agricultural equipment and some facilities stolen from Government Science and Technical College, Yola were among many other properties returned.

On the other side, some hoodlums, who feared of being arrested, have dumped their stolen properties by roadsides.

A resident of Jimeta town  Garba Baba told our reporter that, ‘’ Some looted  items where returned but hidden under a culvert  down  Gimba Road close to Target junction near Dlam and  close to  Former JB Suya.

‘’ The looters decided to drop them there so that government can be alerted.  They carried out this return at night based on the directive and ultimatum given by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

‘’ So, we should look carefully around our vicinity there might be stolen things stashed away or dumped,’’ he urges.

 Security operatives including local vigilantes were seen patrolling the town to pick the dumped items.

It could be recalled that properties vandalized or looted within the state capital include; Customs Office, Road Safety office, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NEMA office, COVID-19 Isolation Centre at Kofare, Shamad Concept Nig. Ltd, North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Kofare, public and private warehouses in Demsawo, Nyako Quarters, opposite airport, behind Zenith bank, Bakin Kogi, Mayanka, Upper Benue, AADP, LEA, Yola South, Red Cross opposite FMC, Aliyu Mustafa College; Dr. Belel’s workshop, private farms etc.

Already some of the victims have claimed losing hundreds of millions of naira to the hoodlums calling on the government to come to their aide or risk going bankrupt.

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Boko Haram : Military airstrike knocks out ISWAP logistics base, kills terrorists in Borno

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Military airstrikes have knocked out Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base, and killed several   terrorists at Tumbun Rego in Borno State.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Maj Gen John Enenche disclosed this on Tuesday.

He said,”The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has knocked out an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base and neutralized several of their fighters in air strikes conducted at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

“The mission was executed on 22 November 2020 on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that the location, with its makeshift structures camouflaged under dense vegetation, was being used by the terrorists as a hub for logistics items conveyed via the lake and its tributaries for onward transportation using trucks/ motorcycles.

“The Air Task Force therefore dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.

“Overhead the target area, significant number of ISWAP elements were observed.

“These were engaged in successive passes by the NAF attack aircraft resulting in the destruction of the terrorists’ structures as well as the  neutralization of several of their fighters ”

Enenche commended the Air Task Force for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations in order to rid the Country of all terrorists elements.

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Kidnappers Abduct Minister of Agriculture’s brother in Kano

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Suspected gunmen on Monday morning stormed the family house of Minister of Agriculture, Alh Sabo Nanono, and whisked away his brother named, Babawuro Tofai.

Personal Assistant to the Minister, Umar Wali who confirmed the abduction  said the gunmen attacked the house around 1.00 am, in Gabasawa local government area of Kano State

‘’Before abducting Babawuro Tofai, a young boy in the house was also beaten and he sustained a fracture in the course of the attack,’’ said Wali.

He said they are yet to get communication with the abductor.

Reports earlier say  that earlier on Monday around 2.00 am, gunmen attacked Tumpapi village, Garko local government area beheaded a man and matcheted his son.

The duo were buried around 9.00 am on Monday.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, when contacted could not be reached as his phone was switched off.

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Just in: Gunmen abduct Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Mr Philip Tatari Shekwo, the chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), in Nasarawa State, has been kidnapped, by unknown persons.

Mr. Emmanuel Bola Longe, Police Commissioner in the state, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, said unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the resident of the APC chairman near Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi, in Lafia, yesterday around 11pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

Mr Longe, stated that security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forests locations in the state to ensure safe release of the chairman by his abductors.

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