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Today's Headlines: 22 Dead In Taiwan Fire; IGP Deploys 34000 Officers And 3 Helicopters To Anambra

Twenty-two people killed in Taiwan fire

At least 22 people were killed on Thursday in a fire that ripped through a multi-purpose building in southern Taiwan.

(Photos Credit: People Gazette)

The blaze broke out at a 13-storey 40-year-old building in Kaohsiung City.

According to the Apple Daily, at least 12 people found earlier “without signs of life,” have been confirmed dead after being sent to hospitals.

In addition, the paper counted 10 bodies sent to a funeral home from the fire scene.

Fifty-three people aged eight to 83 were injured, the state-run Central News Agency reported, citing a statement issued by the fire department of Kaohsiung City.

The upper floors of the building are home to about 120 households while the lower ones were unoccupied, the fire department said in a statement.

(Photos Credit: Google)

Governorship election: IGP deploys over 34,000 officers, 3 helicopters others to Anambra

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has given directive for 34,587 police personnel as well as three Police Helicopters to be mobilised to Anambra State ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election so as to guarantee a hitch-free exercise.

(Photos Credit: Daily Post)

Force Headquarters Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement said the IGP made this known on Thursday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, during the 2nd Strategic Police Managers Conference for Senior Police Officers from the rank of Commissioner of Police and above.

Other operational assets deployed for the Anambra State Gubernatorial Elections slated for 6th November, 2021 include the Police Airwing, the Force Marine and the Force Animal Branch.

Army debunks report of terrorists camping around Abuja, Niger

The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has dismissed claims that suspected terrorists are setting up camps around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

(Photos Credit: Daily Post)

Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere on Wednesday raised the alarm that it obtaines intelligence from some sources that terrorists had started setting up camps around the FCT and Niger State, calling for immediate action.

Reacting, Irabo during the ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, said the reports were false.

He urged the public to disregard such report adding that people peddling such information do so to ‘fly agenda kites.’

Three teenagers nabbed for killing motorcyclist in Ogun

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three teenagers for allegedly killing a commercial motorcyclist, Bashiru Umaru and stealing his motorcycle in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.

(Photos Credit: Punch Newspaper)

The teenagers, Sodiq Awokoya, 18; Odunayo Samson, 18; and Jimoh Rilwan, 17; were arrested while attempting to sell the motorcycle.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said this in a statement on Thursday .

Oyeyemi added that the suspects were arrested last week Friday at Tollgate Area of Ogere where they had gone to sell the deceased motorcycle.

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