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Today's Headlines: Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency, 2 Policemen Shot Dead

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Matawalle Reacts To The Appointment Of New IGP.

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has described the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the new Inspector-General of Police as a step in the right direction.

Matawalle in a statement on Tuesday through his Director-General Media and Publicity, Yusuf Idris Gusau congratulated Baba on his appointment.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, fired Mohammed Adamu as the IGP and appointed Usman Alkali Baba in his place.

Reacting to the development, Governor Matawalle charged the new police boss to give attention to the general insecurity in Nigeria and also the peculiarities of Zamfara State.

Similarly, Matawalle congratulated the outgone IGP Mohammed Adamu and wished him well in future endeavours of life.

He noted that Adamu has done his best during his tenure and particularly appreciated him for the support and commitment in fighting armed bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and other heinous crimes in Zamfara State.

Osinbajo Welcomes New Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba [PHOTOS.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo decorated the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday.

The ceremony was held at the State House, Abuja. Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari decorated Baba with his new rank.

In attendance were his wife, some top government officials and senior police officers.

Buhari appointed Baba, a former DIG, Finance and Administration, on Tuesday. He succeeded Mohammed Adamu.

The ex-Force Secretary, is an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano, and the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno.

He served as AIG Zone 4 Makurdi, Zone 7 Abuja, and was Commissioner of Police Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command, Delta command, among others.

Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency.

The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election.

This comes on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South-West Agenda (SWAGA- Presidential campaign movement for Tinubu), Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday.

However, Afenifere denied endorsing any candidate in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, on Wednesday.

Lawal stated that the group is still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in whose honour the group suspended all engagements.

2 Policemen Shot Dead.

Gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday, killed three people, including two policemen and a foreigner in Ukum Local government Area of Benue State.

The victims were killed when the armed men attacked Symmetry Trading Company located in Ukum area of the state where they abducted two foreigners.

Witnesses told our correspondents that the foreigners are Chinese Nationals working as engineers in the company.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.

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