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‘Lawmakers , Ex- Governors Behind Illegal Mining In Osun’ – Amotekun DG

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Director General of Osun State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, has said highly-placed persons are behind illegal mining in the state.
Shittu stated this in an interview with The Nation in Osogbo, the state capital.
The Amotekun chief said the political positions of the illegal mining masterminds had made it difficult for the government to prosecute them.
He threatened to reveal the names of the perpetrators, if anybody dared him.
Shittu added: “With the help of the ad hoc personnel, we arrested cannabis farmers in Esa-Oke and three armed robbers at Owena. We also arrested some ritualists and even destroyed illegal shrines in the state. Some kidnappers, who were hiding in our forest around Iwo, were chased away…
“We have arrested 26 Chinese nationals. All the arrests we have made, including those of Malians, Ghanaians and Nigeriens, are 36. We have handed over the suspects to the police.
“I commend the Federal Government and Governor Oyetola for their support for the outfit to arrest illegal miners. If they don’t support us, it would have been very difficult to arrest the 36 persons because the people behind illegal mining are powerful people in Nigeria: ministers, senators, former governors, big men in the society. They are behind illegal mining. I am not afraid to say this. Nigeria cannot be a better country if all of us are not interested in good attitudes and conducts.”

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Why More Youths Will Join Boko Haram And Bandits – Shehu Sani Reveals

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The former senator tweeted:
When you give 50k to youths for Npower and you give Houses, Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance, the former will join the latter.

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Gunmen kidnap two undergraduates, five others in Kaduna community

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Gunmen in the early hours of Friday invaded Barkallahu , Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapping seven persons .
Among the seven persons kidnapped , five persons were members of the same family.
The bandits , it was gathered invaded the community about 1 : 30 am on Friday and shot indiscriminately as they went from house – to -house to pick their victims .
A resident, Abdulsalam Haruna , said the gunmen went away with his wife and four children .
Haruna , who spoke to newsmen, said two of the children were students of the Federal University , Malunfashi in Katsina State .
He also said the hoodlums left with two of his neighbour ’s children , adding that the bandits attacked two other houses in the area , including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education.
Haruna said , “ The incident happened about 1 : 30 am ( on Friday) . They broke my gate and came into my compound . They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.
“ They went away with my wife and four of my children , two of which are students of the Federal University , Malumfashi , Katsina State.
“ They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children .
“ Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna Ministry of Education , were also attacked , but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there .
“ We alerted the personnel but by the time they arrived, the bandits had escaped with the victims .”
The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident as the Public Relations Officer , ASP Mohammed Jalige , could not be reached.
Jalige had also yet to reply to a text message sent to his mobile phone as of the time of filing this report .

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Bandits Kill DPO & Inspector In Sokoto, Kidnap Wives Of Prominent Businessman

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Suspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.
The incident happened on Thursday night, September 16. The gunmen also killed another police officer said to be the DPO’s orderly before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.
According to a source, the marauders struck around 1.am. The policemen were ambushed and killed while trying to rescue the abductees.
Another account said that the bandits first stormed the station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police before abducting the housewives at their residence. It was said that the bandits went away with the guns of the slain officers.
The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, who confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, said:
“At the moment, it is confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night. I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please.”
Meanwhile, a member of the community Abdoul said the late DPO died while protecting people from the bandits.
“He died as a MAN. No words can express how i feel towards his departure, I didn’t know him in person, but I knew his commitment to ensure lasting security in my local government,” he wrote.
“He’s got killed by bandits, while trying to protect the life of thousands peoples. He refuse to retreat despite the worsening of the situation, the bandits outnumbered his officers on duty and they were well armed. May your soul rest in jannatul firdausi. DPO_TANGAZA_LGA

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