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Today's Headlines: Bandits return five of 73 kidnapped students; End Killings, Buhari Tells Army

Bandits return five of 73 kidnapped Zamfara students

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Bandits have returned five among the 73 kidnpped students of Government Day Secondary School Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Police confirmed that the students were kidnapped on Wednesday.

A former councilor of Kaya ward, Yahaya Kaya, confirmed the release of the five students to The PUNCH on Thursday.

Kaya said his daughter, Amina, was among the students released by the bandits.

Acccording to him, the five students were taken back to their hometown Kaya, around 1am on Thursday.

He maintained that they were all in good health.

End Killings, Buhari Tells Army

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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor urged security personnel to put an end to the incessant attacks and killings in Plateau State, even as he advised citizens to work with them to restore peace

General Irabor visited Plateau State to assess the security situation and interact with key stakeholders on how to ensure lasting peace in the state.

He explained that he was in the state as part of the mandates from President Muhammadu Buhari for the Armed Forces to do everything within their schedule of duty to ensure that perpetrators are fished out and such attacks do not happen again.

General Irabor emphasised that “we are in the state to find solutions to the incessant attacks, promising that the killing and destruction of lives and properties would come to an end.

Troops arrest 81 bandits, rescue 33 victims in North-West — DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Hadarin Daji arrested no fewer than 81 bandits, their collaborators and other criminal elements in the last three weeks across the North-West Zone.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, made the disclosure while giving an update on the operations of the armed forces across the country on Thursday in Abuja.

Onyeuko also said that no fewer than 33 kidnap victims were rescued and 15 bandits killed by the troops during the period.

He added that two armed robbers were neutralised and 13 bandits’ informants arrested.

According to him, the troops sustain operations against the bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements in the geo-political zone with attendant successes.

Doctors strike will end very soon -Health minister

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has assured Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria will end “very soon”.

He said this during the inauguration of the South-West Traditional Leaders’ Committee on Public Health Delivery at Ile Oodua palace, Ile-Ife, on Thursday.

While responding to a request by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, that the Federal Government should “end doctors’ strike without delay”, the minister lamented that the doctors embarked on strike during a pandemic.

Ehanire promised that efforts would be doubled to ensure that the current industrial action being embarked upon by health workers would be brought to an end.

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