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The National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons has destroyed over 3,000 seized weapons.The first destruction exercise was held at the Command Engineering Depot Rigachikun, Kaduna. The Coordinator of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Major General Abba Mohammed Dikko (rtd) explained that the exercise was aimed at preventing captured illicit weapons from being recycled into the society. He further said it also highlighted the...

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The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has blamed Nigerian artistes for the high rate of drug abuse among youths. Speaking on the theme ‘Mental health in a distressed economy’ at the second edition of the Vanguard Mental Health Summit held in Lagos on Thursday, Marwa, represented by Dr Segun Oke, said Nigerian artistes glorify the abuse of drugs and illicit substances in their songs. According...

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In a bid to resolve the lingering conflict between herders and farmers in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area in Enugu state, the Commissioner of Police Enugu State Command, CP Ammani has initiated a non-kinetic approach of engaging concerned stakeholders. Vowing to bring the perpetrators to book and end the long lasting crisis, joint operatives was drafted to the area and the State CID ordered to conduct a discreet investigation into the case so as to proffer...

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The Enugu State Government has released a sum of N10 million for the immediate needs of victims of the Eha Amufu farmers and suspected herders clash with a promise to paying all the medical bills of those receiving treatments in the hospital. Condemning the attack on farmers in their farm settlements at Aguamaede and Mgbuji communities in Eha Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area by suspected herders, Governor Ugwuanyi assigned a delegate to investigate the attack...

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A 56 year old Ifeanyi Orji was arrested by the Police in in Benin City, Edo State for selling expired drugs to the public. According to the state command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor expired drugs recovered from the suspect include amlodipine, diclofenac injection, gentamicin, tramadol and syringe and needles, adding that investigation has revealed that the suspect had been dealing in expired drugs for a long time.“The police received an intelligence report that the suspect...

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Rev Fr. Victor Ishiwu of St Jude’s Catholic Church, Eburummiri Ibagwa-Aka, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area in Enugu state has been kidnapped. The catholic priest was kidnapped by men allegedly speaking Pidgin English and Fulani language. Eye witness account revealed the gunmen invaded the church premises, shooting sporadically into the air thus causing all including the Rev. Fr. To scamper for safety. However, they forced the parish house open and whisked Fr. Ishiwu out to...

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Three police operatives performing stop-and-search duty at Agbani Roundabout in Agbani community, Nkanu West Local Government Area were on Saturday morning gunned down without any altercation. Confirming the incidence, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, in the command’s official bulletin of 20TH November, 2022 states, “Three (3) Police Operatives performing stop-and-search duty were attacked and murdered by armed hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN renegades; the hoodlums were about fifteen (15) in...

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Two retired staff of Niger state judiciary have been remanded in correctional facility over alleged impersonation and forgery. The accused persons, Danjuma Bawa, a retired staff of Paiko Magistrate Court and Usman Abdullahi, a retired staff of High Court Minna who both hail from Paiko town. The accused was said to have issued a fake affidavit to one Moses Mathew of Lugudna area Paiko, a retired officer of Paikoro LG who negotiated and collected fake...

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The Nigerian Police, Anambra State Command, has arrested a 20-year-old man, Ekenedilichukwu Okeke, for allegedly killing his stepmother, Mrs.Theresa Okeke, aged 54 years, an Accountant with the National Population Commission, Awka, the state capital. Parading the suspect alongside his aaccomplice at the state police headquarters, Amawbia, on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, said the suspect allegedly connived with his friends to murder the woman in order to withdraw a sum of N1...

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The United Nations has  condemned the killing of an aid worker by a soldier in Damboa local government area of Borno state. On Thursday, a soldier opened fire on humanitarian workers and his colleagues, killing one and injuring another. In a statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, sympathised with the family of the slain aid worker. The statement reads in part: “Yesterday’s killing of a staff member of the humanitarian non-governmental...

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