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Today's Headlines: Police Kills Suspected IPOB/ESN Member In Imo; No Plan To Bring Back SARS –Police

Police kills suspected IPOB/ESN member in Imo, recovers arms

The Imo State Police Command said on Thursday that during a gun battle, officers shot and killed a suspected member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network IPOB/ESN terror gang at Umuchoke in Imo State's Ehime Mbano LGA.

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According to a statement signed by CSP Michael Abattam, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, the hoodlum was on the command's wanted list but was on the run after participating in several killings of police officers and the burning of police stations.

Among the items recovered from the deceased, according to police, were a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges, two live cartridges, and the charms he tied around his waist to protect himself from police bullets.

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No plan to bring back SARS – Police

The Nigerian Police Force has said it has no plan to reintroduce the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, confirmed this.

The announcement comes amid of rumors and speculation, particularly on social media, that the police had reintroduced the defunct squad.

PDP NEC okays zoning of party chair to North

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, approved the zoning of the party’s next national chairman to the North.

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However, it deferred a decision on the zoning of its presidential ticket. Kola Ologbondiyan, the party's spokesman, revealed this while briefing reporters on the outcome of the NEC meeting in Abuja.

One Killed as Amotekun Rescues Cement Dealer from Kidnappers in Ondo

Men from the Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed 'Amotekun Corps,' rescued Folorunsho Sakirudeen, a popular cement dealer in Ogun Waterside, from the den of kidnappers yesterday.

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Adetunji Adeleye, the state Commander of Amotekun, explained to reporters in Akure, the state capital, that "Sakirudeen was kidnapped on Wednesday around 8pm by a three-man gang at Antonio junction in Ogun waterside."

“He was moved from the spot to Ajebamidele in Ondo state, where they were tracked by Amotekun operatives”.

Adeleye noted that “one of the kidnappers, identified as Kunle was killed in a gun duel, while Funmi Adenuoye escaped through the bush”.

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