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Gunmen abduct APC ward chairman, two others in Katsina

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Gunmen have reportedly abducted the All Progressives Congress’ chairman for Dantankari ‘A ’ ward in Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State .
According to residents , the gunmen also abducted a woman and her stepson along with the ward chairman .
It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the town on Thursday night and abducted the party Chairman simply identified as Alhaji Safiu Dantankari.
The names of the other two victims could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
The whereabouts of the three victims are still unknown.
The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah , has yet to respond to telephone calls and the text messages sent to him as at noon on Sunday .

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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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Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen, Abduct Housewives In Sokoto

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Sspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.

They also killed another police officer before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.

The marauders were said to have struck around 1am on Thursday.
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Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen, Abduct Housewives In Sokoto
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 AT 11:39:31 AM


ABUBAKAR AUWAL, SOKOTO
Suspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.

They also killed another police officer before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.

The marauders were said to have struck around 1am on Thursday.


It was said that the policemen were ambushed and killed by the bandits 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.However, the spokesman of the Sokoto state police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq confirmed the attack , “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,” he said

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Amotekun : Oyo Arrests Fake Recruitment Agent

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A middle-aged man, Kareem Isiaka Taiwo from Ibadan North Local Government was on Monday morning arrested by security agents in Ibadan as he made efforts to defraud people by claiming to be the recruitment officer for the Oyo State security outfit.
Taiwo had on Sunday pasted a notice at the Adamasingba Stadium, venue of the State’s recruitment screening center with his name and phone numbers urging those interested in joining the Amotekun Corps to contact him.
The management of the outfit got wind of the notice on Monday morning and started a subtle trail of the culprit, who was apprehended at 11:45 am and handed over to the security agents for prosecution.
When asked what prompted the act, a sobered Kareem Isiaka who claimed to be selling bags of cement said “it was the work of the devil” adding that he regretted his act.
He confessed that only one person has contacted him through his number on employment.
The Chairman, Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps), Gen. Kunle Toogun (Rtd.) in his reaction said the general public should be wary of fraudsters in their quest to become members of the corps.
He however used the occasion to inform journalists that screening of applicants into the corps would continue as the exercise had just covered only the Ibadan city axis.
“Those that missed their screening have been called to join others for their fresh screening, this will easily pave way for equal participation, although we have encountered so many challenges since we started, some came with forged certificates and documents, you have seen the one that just happened, but we are unrelenting.
“The screening will continue with the fewer cities, the Oke-Ogun zones one and two, Ido, Ibarapa among others, we want to make the exercise as open and less cumbersome to applicants as possible, the governor has demanded openness and exactly that we are giving,” he said.
The screening exercise had commenced in the last week at the Adamasingba Stadium, where applicants tendered their certificates to show their readiness to work with the outfit.

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