8 Terrorists Killed As Troops Foil Attack
Eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists were killed Tuesday evening, while several others fled with gunshot wounds after a combined team of Policemen, NSCDC, and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) foiled the insurgents’ attempt to infiltrate Maiduguri’s capital city.
According to LEADERSHIP, the terrorists invaded the extreme end of Jiddari Polo, a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, around 5 p.m. and began shooting sporadically, forcing residents to flee in various directions for safety.
Mr Yunnana Hamman, a resident, said that over 2,000 people fled their homes as a result of the gunshots, and that many were stranded on the road because there was no vehicle or other means of transportation to get to safety.
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Lai Mohammed Speaks On Insecurity
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is dealing with the country’s insecurity problem.
He said the insinuation in some quarters that the government was clueless was unfounded, adding that the result of government’s efforts would soon be evident.
The minister spoke at a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday.
Mohammed explained that the government indeed knew the locations of kidnappers, adding that security agencies were only being careful to avoid civilian casualties.
‘Ebubeagu’ will end car-thefts in Ebonyi — Commissioner
The Ebonyi Government has assured residents that the new security outfit in the South-East, known as Ebubeagu, will put a stop to the state’s rising wave of car theft.
Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, the state’s Commissioner for Border, Peace, and Internal Security, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakiliki on Tuesday.
Okoro-Emegha, who spoke about the organization’s achievements thus far, urged people to be security conscious.
He also urged them to provide useful information on crimes to the outfit and other state security agencies.
NDLEA arrests 89 suspected drug peddlers in Kaduna
Between January and May, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 89 suspected drug peddlers in Kaduna State.
Iyke-Uche Samuel, the state NDLEA Commander, made the announcement at a news conference in Kaduna on Tuesday.
During the time period under review, the operatives seized 1,721.508kg of drugs and other illicit substances, according to Samuel.
He claims that NDLEA agents apprehended 23 suspected drug dealers in January, 21 in February, 18 in March, 22 in April, and five in May.
The drugs seized from the suspects, according to the commander, included Indian hemp, Tramadol, Cocaine, Heroin, and other Psychotropic substances.