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Today's Headlines: Government Officials Arrested For Armed Robbery, 3 Lawmakers Escape Assassination

Government officials arrested for armed robbery in Kastina

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The Katsina State Police Command says it has arrested three repentant bandits for robbery and cattle rustling in the Ingawa Local Government Area of the state.

The three repentant bandits are Abdullahi Mai-Rafi, 43; Abbas Haruna, 34; and Usman Hassan, 50.

The command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, told journalists at the police headquarters, Katsina, that the trio allegedly attacked a herdsman, Alhaji Gide Suleiman, on August 11, 2021, at Dammarke forest, in the Ingawa Local Government Area of the state.

He said the men rustled 20 cows valued at N7.5 million from him.

According to him, the suspects were among the 'repentant' bandits now working with the state government.

Three lawmakers escape assassination

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Three members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Wednesday escaped assassination along Akwanga- Lafia Highway while on their way from a burial ceremony.

Those involved in the attack at about 10 am Wednesday were Hon Samuel Tsebe (APC- Akwanga South), Hon David Maiyaki (APC- Karu/ Gitata), and Hon Peter Akwanga.

It was learned that the gun target was on the vehicle of Hon Tsebe as Hon Akwe was in his car ahead followed by Hon Maiyaki, who was also in his car. Hon Tsebe was coming behind in his car when the assassins shot at his car.

Hon Samuel Tsebe (APC- Akwanga South) expressed gratitude to God for saving his life and that of his colleagues.

IPOB has stockpiled weapons in Nigeria - Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of stockpiling weapons across Nigeria.

Buhari, who spoke through his mouthpiece, Garba Shehu, said IPOB members killed security agents and set government facilities in the Southeast ablaze.

He stated this in response to claims by the Amnesty International on human rights violation in the Southeast.

Shehu, in a statement issued on Wednesday, lamented that Amnesty International was defending IPOB which is a terrorist group.

He accused Amnesty International of backing a terrorist organisation against victims of IPOB.

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Abbas Haruna Abdullahi Mai-Rafi Gambo Isah Kastina Usman Hassan


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