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Kebbi security c’ittee recovers 68 raffles, 25 pistols from robbery, kidnapping suspects

Kebbi security c’ittee recovers 68 raffles, 25 pistols from robbery, kidnapping suspects

From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi

  Kebbi State security committee,  comprising of all security agencies headed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Major General Isa Dan Hane (rtd) has arrested robbers, kidnappers and cattle rustling suspects.
  Daily Sun gathered that intelligence reports prompted army operatives at Dukku Barracks, Birnin-Kebbi, to storm the hideouts  of the suspects where items including 68 riffles, 25 pistols and 2 AK47 rifles were recovered from them.
The suspects were brought to the Government House in Birnin-Kebbi  by the Commanding Officer of the 1 Battalion, Dukku Barracks, Captain Aliu Adams, in company of Hane.
Addressing journalists after displaying some of the dangerous arms recovered, Hane said the suspects were arrested at Koko, Bagudo, Yauri and Zuru areas of the state.
He said they had been terrorising motorists and passengers on the Jega- Koko-Yauri highway for many months before they were apprehended by security agents under the security committee that was constituted by the state government.
“With the arrest of these suspects Jega-Koko-Yauri high way is now free for motorists and other road users. Their arrest was based on the intelligence report and surveillance by security agents under our security committee.”
He added that some suspected armed robbers and kidnappers earlier arrested by his committee repented and gave useful information which led to the arrest of other members of the various gangs.
In his speech Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu commended the committee, promising the state government’s assistance to equip it with more equipment to carry out its duties.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo spent one hour with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in London and then swiftly left to begin the journey home. According to Reuters, Osinbajo arrived in the night at the Abuja House, where Buhari has been living since he arrived 8 May, from Nigeria for medical vacation. Osinbajo leaves Abuja House in London for the homeward journey. Reuters photo Osinbajo spent one hour and left without making any comment on his meeting with President Buhari. Spokesman for the Acting President tweeted after the visit that information about what transpired will be made known soon. He said “it was a good meeting”. We will soon share more information about AgP Osinbajo’s London meeting with President Buhari. It was a very good meeting. God bless Nigeria — Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) July 11, 2017 Akande had announced the visit Tuesday night and that Osinbajo would return immediately after. A Federal Executive Council Meeting takes place every Wednesday in Abuja. “Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards,” the vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a Twitter message posted earlier on Tuesday. No details were given. President Buhari, 74, left Nigeria the night of 7 May after welcoming a group of 82 Chibok schoolgirls released by the militant group Boko Haram. It was President Buhari’s second medical visit to Britain this year. The first began in January and lasted nearly two months.


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo spent one hour with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in London and then swiftly left to begin the journey home.

According to Reuters, Osinbajo arrived in the night at the Abuja House, where Buhari has been living since he arrived 8 May, from Nigeria for medical vacation.

Osinbajo Abuja House in for the homeward journey. Reuters photo

Osinbajo spent one hour and left without making any comment on his meeting with President Buhari.

Spokesman for the Acting President tweeted after the visit that information about what transpired will be made known soon. He said “it was a good meeting”.

Akande had announced the visit Tuesday night and that Osinbajo would return immediately after. A Federal Executive Council Meeting takes place every Wednesday in Abuja.

“Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards,” the vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a Twitter message posted earlier on Tuesday. No details were given.

President Buhari, 74, left Nigeria the night of 7 May after welcoming a group of 82 Chibok schoolgirls released by the militant group Boko Haram.

It was President Buhari’s second medical visit to Britain this year. The first began in January and lasted nearly two months.