The police in Adamawa State have arrested an 18-year-old girl, Blessing John, while she was searching for a ritualist to sell a boy she kidnapped.
She lured the boy (name withheld) from her neighbourhood in Michika and took him to Mubi in search of a buyer.
The police public relations officer in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the suspect was arrested following a tipoff.
Nguroje said the teenager told police investigators that she abducted the boy to raise money to buy a car and live a luxurious life.
“She took the little boy to Mubi to sell, but when she could not reach the buyers on phone, she decided to search for another buyer. She ended up talking to the wrong person, who in turn informed the police,” he said.
According to him, the teenager got in contact with a kidnapper during her recent visit to Mubi when a friend told her she could make money by supplying children to ritualists and human traffickers.
The police spokesman called on parents to look after their wards and report suspicious persons and movements to the nearest security post.
5 Dead In Delta Tanker Explosion – Police
The Delta State Police Command says five persons died with properties including eight buses, two tankers, five trailers, two cars, and one motorcycle burnt completely in an early Sunday inferno, Channels TV reports.
Sunday’s incident happened after a tanker laden with PMS – driving towards Benin along Warri-Benin Road – fell with its content spilling into the nearby swamp.
In a statement, the command’s spokesman Bright Edafe disclosed that the spillage attracted youths who started scooping the fuel into jerry cans and other containers.
While they were at it, he said an explosion erupted and the fire engulfed the area.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has sent his condolences to the families of victims who got burnt in the explosion.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon, in Asaba, Governor Sheriff commiserated with the victims’ families on the sad incident.
He disclosed that the State has reached out to help the victims.
Governor Oborevwori blamed the unfortunate incident on the poor state of federal roads, once again calling on the Federal Government to expedite action in reconstructing failed portions of the road.
LG Chairman Assures Corps Members Of Security Of Lives In Bauchi State
Mr Markus Lusa, the caretaker Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi state has assured the corps members serving in the area of security of their lives and property.
He made the assurance on Thursday during a town hall meeting between the corps members and the Bogoro local government council stakeholders, organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the area.
Lusa, who explained that the council was always partnering with all the security agencies in the area, added that the council was ready to partner with NYSC to better the lives of the corps members serving in the Local Government.
Represented by Mr Markus Nahemia, the Director, Administration and General Services, Bogoro LGA, Lusa urged the corps members to be patient as all their previous demands would be met in due time.
Earlier, Mr David Dauda, Bogoro Local Government Inspector (LGI) of NYSC, enjoined the stakeholders in the area to encourage corps members by financing community development projects that would have a positive impact on the lives of the members of their host communities.
He appreciated the government and the people of Bogoro for being corps members friendly, adding that the LGA could best be described as a home away from home to Corps members.
In his remarks, Mr Saul Mamman, the Education Secretary, Bogoro Local Education Authority, said that assisting corps members to execute community development service projects would lead to greater social impact and sustainable change in the local communities.
Speaking on behalf of the corps members, the Corps Liaison Officer (CLO), Bogoro Local Government, Mr Daniel Obioma described the programme as apt and timely.
While commending the people of the area for being accommodating and hospitable to corps members, Obioma said that the event would assist them in discharging their duties effectively.
Fintiri Reiterates Support To Nigeria Army Over Fighting Insurgency
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
Adamawa State Governorr, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reassured of his Government’s support to the Nigerian Armed Forces to stem the tide of insurgency and other crimes.
Speaking when he received Major General G U Chibuisi and his entourage on Wednesday at Government House, Governor Fintiri praised the Military for its role in strengthening the state’s security initiative, ensuring peace and unity across communities.
While commending the Theatre Commander for high level of discipline, he reassured him of the usual cooperation of the Government and People of Adamawa State to ensure a conducive environment is created for them to operate.
He urged the Commander to rise to the challenge of battling crime in Nigerias North East region.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri also pledged to sustain his administrations support to security agencies until the State is made safe for its residents.
He said that his administration would not let down its guard, “I also want to put on record that we have enjoyed tremendous support in not only getting the various security agencies to buy into our new thinking, but also in practice getting them to deploy enough security to ensure the protection of lives and property of the people.
The Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Chibuisi commended Governor Fintiri for his untiring support to the army in their efforts to root out crime and protect the country’s territorial integrity.
The Theatre Commander was accompanied by the Brigade Commander and other top Military officers.
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