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POS Robbery: Police Arrest Two, Recover Sum

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The operatives attached to Intelligence Department of the Kogi State Police Command has arrested the duo of Timothy James 38 years, and Comfort David 44 years both of Zaki-Biam, Benue State who specialises in robbing POS attendants.

The suspects robbed their victim, one Jammai Maryam Bashir 23 years with the sun of fifty thousand, two hundred naira at her POS business point along Cemetery road, Lokoja at about 0945hrs.

They deceived the victim under the guise of performing deliverance and thereafter robbed her.

The victim immediately after regain consciousness, raised alarm that led to the arrest of the duo at Nataco on their way to Abuja and recovered the sum of forty three thousand, two hundred naira from them. Efforts is ongoing to arrest other members of the syndicates.

The suspects confessed to crime. They further confessed that, they robbed in Jalingo, Makurdi, and Otukpo. Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.

Signed:
DSP WILLIAM OVYE AYA,
Police Public Relations Officer,

For

Commissioner for Police,
Kogi State Police Command.

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Jos Insecurity: Abraham Jacob Lauds Gov. Bello for Quickly Evacuating Kogi UNIJOS Students

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… Says the Youthful Energy of Bello is What the Country Needs

21/08/2021

Following the increased level of insecurity in Jos, Plateau State of Nigeria which has claimed the lives of some students and with particular reference to the life of a Kogi State indigene schooling in University of Jos (UNIJOS) and which poses further threat to the lives of other students, Comrade Abraham Jacob has given special commendation to governor Yahaya Bello the Executive Governor of Kogi State who upon getting such a heartbreaking information, swung into immediate action by making provision of vehicles; Coaster Buses and security personnel backups from Lokoja the Kogi State Capital to Jos, Plateau State with a matching order that all Kogi State Students schooling in Jos be evacuated back to government House, Lokoja, where the government will address them, give them further assurance of their safety after which they can reach out to their various homes until when the insecurity challenges in Plateau State is brought under total control.

Comr. Abraham described the action of the Kogi State governor as proactive and timely, saying that the energy Governor Yahaya Bello possess in responding swiftly to matters that poses features of insecurity challenges is not just a definition of youthfulness but a perfect fit for what Nigeria needs come 2023.

He said Yahaya Bello has by this swift action further proven to the Nigerian Youths and Students that he can always be there for us at any given point in time particularly when our lives are faced with security threats.

“Seeing the entourage of the Kogi State Government Students Evacuation Team ably led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youths and Students Affairs Hon. Jibril Oludare Ahmed and the Senior Special Assistant on Students Affairs Hon. Babangida Onimisi in the company of Students leaders from the State Leaving Lokoja to arrive Jos gives families and relatives whose love ones schools in Jos at this critical point in time, a consolation that indeed there is a governor and a government that is ever ready to give shelter and defense to her citizens and if truth must continue to be told without being economical, then governor Yahaya Bello has truly revealed to us the opportunity we have to make the choice of a Youth to lead this country come 2023 and without a biased mind, I am convinced that the Nigeria of today is in dire need of a Yahaya Bello that can courageously showcase the energe in his youthfulness for the country; because he is ready to answer twice even when called upon once”.

Abraham pointed that the actions of Governor Yahaya Bello towards the evacuation of Kogi State Students back to Kogi has challenged other governors in the country on the need for them to place priority on the fight against insecurity challenges facing the their States. Governors should not take chances by gambling with the lives of students because it is no longer a hidden fact that the insecurity challenges in the country in the last months has seemly appeared to be a targetted attack on the innocent Nigerian Students schooling outside their respective States and even within their States as the case may be.

“This step taken by Governor Yahaya Bello has given a reassurance to students and Youths in the country that indeed there is a Governor that cares and is ready to go extra miles in putting our lives in safety amidst all odds and now that such a Governor has been identified in the person of Yahaya Bello and fortunately for us he is a second term serving Governor and the youngest governor in Nigeria at forty Six years old, we will as a student community voluntarily commence our campus sensitization on the need for Yahaya Bello to be dragged to the Presidential Poll of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023. Such an asset is what a country like Nigeria needs at this critical point in time”.

Abraham Congratulates Kogites for having such an ever ready energetic Governor and further appealed that the people of Kogi State should upon completion of Yahaya Bello’s second tenure administration, give Bello to Nigerians, stressing that with a Bello who is recording almost a zero case of relative insecurity in Kogi State even though it is a State that borders over ten States in the country yet by the statistics of Actionaid few years back still ranks as the 2nd most peaceful State in Nigeria.

“Nigeria therefore having Bello as its President come year 2023 could also rank same position in the global statistics of most peaceful countries. It is achievable.

“While we continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Jos, Plateau State, we will not also stop urging government at every level to stay on top of their insecurity challenges and not the other way round.

“Governors should invest heavily on security and stop being economical with the funding of security agencies at various levels. Security agencies can only give you the best when you in return give them your best”.

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Kidnap: WARCC Assures Safe Return Of Abducted Workers

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The Management of West African Royal Ceramics Company (WARCC), Ajaokuta in Kogi State, has condemned in strong terms, the Wednesday abduction of its workers, saying efforts are on already to rescue the victims.

In a statement made available to journalists in Lokoja on Thursday, and signed by Hassan Illugbami Igo, Public Relations Officer, (PRO), of the company, said all security agencies in the area have been mobilized to track down the perpetuators and free those in their custody and make their abductors to face the full wrath of the law.

While assuring the workers of the company of their safety, he said the victims would be rescued alive and reunited with their families.

“Yes it’s true that some of our workers were abducted on Wednesday by unknown gunmen, but the management is already on top of the situation.

“We have involve the Area commander, the DSS and together they have initiated all the necessary moves required, we have equally reached out to the families of those that were abducted and assured their of their safety.

“This is Just to let the public and their families know that all hands are on deck to get the captives released and united back with their families.

Recalled that unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped eight workers working with the West Africa Royal Ceramics company in Kogi State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi State, DSP William Ovye Aya while confirming the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday evening, however said only six mining workers of the company were kidnapped.

According to him, the Police in collaboration with sister security agencies are combing the bushes to ensure that the abducted miners regained freedom from their abductors.

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Update: Kidnapped Kogi Ex-Lawmaker, Six others Released

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The former Kogi Lawmaker, Hon. Friday Makama Sanni and six others kidnapped few days ago have regained their freedom.

The gunmen who kidnapped the ex lawmaker and six others had demanded the sum of N20million.

Recalled that an early morning call from a Hotel Manager who called family members related to the Hon. Friday Makama, Prince Frederick Adejoh (Oma Onu Aya), and others
alerted of the kidnap of the victims.

The armed gunmen were said to have stormed a village called Tunga Maje near Zuba in Abuja and kidnapped Prince Frederick Adejoh (Oma Onu Aya), and six others from Hilltop Hotel.

The armed men shoot sporadically into the air scared aware the security men on guard and kidnapped the hotel guest among the victims is also the owner of the Hotel who is also a Prince of Igala land.

Tunga Maje along Kaduna-Abuja highway, have long been a notorious area for kidnappers.

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