Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Council of Kogi State, Hon. Taufiq Isa on Wednesday led a team of Vigilantes and Ondo State Amotekun to arrest notorious Kidnappers in their hideout, along Ayere-. Ajowa road, the border between Ondo and Kogi states.
The Council Chairman, who was recently elected is also the Chairman of the Association of Local Governments Of Nigeria (ALGON), Kogi state chapter and in his determination to rid the area of criminals, personally led the patrol into the dens and hideouts of the men of underworld.
Before the commencement of the joint operation, Alhaji Taufiq Isa met with the Executive Chairman of Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State as well as commanders of Amotekun from Ondo state for collaboration in combating crimes at the border between the two states.
During the operation, ten suspects were arrested, three of them from Kogi State who have been handed over to the security agencies in the State, while others have been taken away by the Amotekun to Ondo State.
Hon Isa who thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for providing every logistics needed to fight insecurity in the State, promised to do his best and will never let him down.
Residents along the border settlements of the two states have suffered a lot of attacks by robbers, kidnappers and gunmen who had made life unbearable for the people of the area.
Scores of travellers and motorists from the Northern part of the country to the South lost their lives and properties worth billions of naira to the hoodlums.
Despite deployment of police and security personnel to the affected areas, the criminals became more emboldened, a situation that prompted the joint operation of the vigilantes and the Amotekun from Ondo state to be mobilised for the operation
The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, while swearing in the newly elected Chairmen recently tasked them on the ugly security situation in the state urging them to be more conscious of the activities of criminals and proactive to defeat them by all means.
Already vigilante outfits have been established in all 21 local government areas of the state, comprising hunters, volunteers and gallant youths.
NDLEA Nab Suspected Drug Syndicate Who Imports Sophisticated Drugs baked In Cakes, Biscuits For Elites In Lagos
The Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has nabbed Samuel Ebenezer, the leader of a syndicate that specializes in importing edibles and other confections (laced with drugs) for the elites in Lagos State.
NDLEA recorded the breakthrough when its operatives raided some drug spots in Agege, Ikorodu, Lekki, Okokomaiko and other parts of the state; destroyed major drug syndicates, arrested suspects and seized large quantities of hard drugs.
According to NDLEA, “One of the drug syndicates burst during the raids is coordinated by one Samuel Ebenezer in Lekki.
“His cartel imports special sophisticated drugs baked in cakes, biscuits and cookies from the United States and sells to the rich and affluent people in Lekki and Lagos Island.”
During the raids, 90 suspects including an Indian were arrested, while over 614 kg of various types of drugs were seized.
While parading the suspects the Lagos State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Ralph Igwenagu, explained that “The breakdown of the seizures is as follows:
“Cannabis Sativa 577.020 kg; Cocaine 0.183kg, Heroine 0.003 kg, Tramadol 36.202kg (7,697) tablets, Rohypnol 0.208kg (646) tablets, Diazapam 0.462kg (2066) tablets, Exol-5 0.52kg (316) tablets, making a total of 614.396kg of different types of hard drugs seized.” The haul included a container-load of tramadol the agency intercepted at the Apapa seaport.
Lamentations In Northern Nigeria As Bandits Strike, Abduct Over 300 School Girls In Zamfara
At least 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandit.
A staff of the school, who begged for anonymity, said the bandits arrived in the school around 1am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students.
He narrated that some of the bandits were in uniforms and pretended to be security personnel, then later broke into the students hostels and abducted more than 300 students.
“When they came into the school, we thought they were security personnel but to our utmost fear and dismay, they started putting the girls into Hilux vehicles and motorcycles then drove out of the school,” the source said, adding that the bandits were in the school for several hours without any challenge due to absence of the security agents.
A parent of one of the girls, who gave his name as Malam Lawal Jangebe, said, “I nearly fainted when I heard about the abduction of the students including my daughter.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu confirmed the development.
“We are right now on our way going to the school where the incident happened.”
Shehu said that, the police would brief the press when they returned from Jangebe town where the students were abducted.
The Zamfara abduction occurred some eight days after gunmen kidnapped dozens of students and workers of Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State
Exposed: Kidnappers, Bandits Now Request For Drugs As Ransom – NDLEA Boss, Marwa Lament
Chairman of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Buba Marwa has revealed that kidnappers and armed bandits now request for drugs as ransom
Speaking at the inauguration of the Special Purpose Committee of the NDLEA, Marwa said the issue of drug abuse was gradually becoming a problem in the country.
He further revealed that the recent development was a contributing factor to the increased criminal activities in the country.
“Unfortunately, drug use does not show in the face, so you won’t know if your next-door neighbour is using drugs.
“We now have an increase in criminal acts starting with kidnapping, insurgency, and banditry. Now it has upgraded to rape and assassinations.
“Behind it all is drug use. Criminals all use drugs, even kidnappers now ask for ransom in drugs and until we get to the root of the problem, these criminals will continue to flourish,” he said
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