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Gunmen Kidnap Plateau Deputy Chief Of Staff’s Wife, Health Director

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Dorcas Vem, wife of Silas Vem, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plateau Government House has been kidnapped by gunmen.

The gunmen in a seperate operation, also kidnapped Dr. Samuel Audu, a Director in the Plateau State Ministry of Health.

Punch reported that their abduction were confirmed by sources at the State Government House in Jos and the State Secretariat housing the Headquarters of the Ministry of Health.

A source told the publication:

“For almost three days now, the whereabouts of wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Dorcas Silas Vem has remained unknown. She is a staff of the University of Jos and her husband is the Deputy Chief of Staff in the office of the Deputy Governor of Plateau state, Professor Sonny Tyoden.

“Their house is at the Little Rayfield in Jos, very close to the Government House. The woman was just driving to their house when some gunmen accosted her in front of their gate. They forcefully dragged her out of her vehicle and took her away to an unknown destination. The incident happened on Sunday and since then, we have not seen her.”

Confirming the abduction of the Ministry of Health Director, a staff said;

“It was just last night (Monday). The Director has a hospital Barkin Ladi LGA. He was in his car driving back to his house in Barkin Ladi after attending to an emergency at his hospital when some people emerged from nowhere and blocked his vehicle at his gate at the Chairman’s quarters.

“He was still calling his wife to open the gate for him when the hoodlums immediately, ordered him into their waiting vehicle and drove away.

“We don’t know what is happening in Plateau state with regard to the security of the people because the kidnapping and abductions are just too much. Something needs to be done and quickly too before the situation gets out of hand.”

The State’s Police spokesperson, Ubah Ogaba confirmed the abduction of wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Governor, but said efforts are being made to rescue her.

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JUST IN: “I will kill you” – Asari Dokubo threatens IPOB members [VIDEO]

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Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has threatened to kill any member of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) should he encounter them.

In a recent Facebook Live, monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA, where Dokubo was discussing the Biafra agitation, supporters of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained IPOB leader, had flooded his page and opposed his antagonism of the proscribed group. Abuses, curses and threats to Dokubo were dominant in the comments section of the ex-militant’s page. But the political figure responded with fire: “I told you, that I am one hundred percent with Wike [Nyesom, Governor of Rivers State]. And we killed you (referring to the killing by Nigerian forces of IPOB/Eastern Security Network, ESN fighters in Rivers State in May 2021),” he said.

“We hear that you are in Ubima, in Amaechi’s (Rotimi) place. Wait for me, I am coming. I know, that you are at Ubima. That you went and got some Ijaw people to give you protection. No Ijaw protection will work when I come. Because I will talk directly to those powers, and they will leave you and run, and I will kill you.

“You can’t have healthy moments with these fellows (IPOB proponents), the next thing, abuse. So, the best thing is to take them up.

“Now you have me to contend with. I will be killing you everywhere I find you.”

Furthermore, Dokubo criticised Igbo people for “not having the courage” to condemn IPOB proponents for “killing their own people”.

“Every Monday, I deal with you people (IPOB sit-at-home enforcers). Ask your ESN people, they will tell you. Ask your cannibals, they will tell you,” he said.

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Security Operatives Recover Over 500 Animals From Bandits In Niger

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Security Operatives in Niger State, have recovered over 500 animals after killing dozens of bandits in communities in Munya and Shororo Local Government Areas of the state.

The operations was said to have led to the interception of over 500 animals at Kuchi, Galadiman- Kogo, Allawa and Erena communities of Munya and Shiroro local governments areas of the state.

The animals were conveyed to Minna, the state capital, in company of local hunters.

Five of the cows died before arriving Minna due to the congestion in the truck and the distance covered.

The Commissioner of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, said the animals recovered consisted of over 300 cows and over 100 sheep.

He said they would be kept under the care of the State Ministry of Livestock.

He said while many bandits were neutralized, some security operatives also lost their lives though he declined giving the number of security men who lost their lives.

He said arrangements had been made to take care of the families of the slain security operatives.

The Commissioner noted that the state government had also concluded plans to establish a committee to fashion out modalities to identify the real owners of the intercepted animals or otherwise auction them and remit the proceeds to the state treasury.

Mr Umar noted that the onslaught on bandits in the state would be sustained until the state was rid of bandits, animal rustlers, kidnapping and other criminal elements.

 

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Tinubu Jets Out Of Nigeria, Aide Confirms Health Status

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Presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, according to report, has travelled outside the country.

According to a source who claimed anonymity, hinted that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu travelled overseas to rest and strategise.

“He (Tinubu) travelled abroad to rest after going around the country for consultations,” a source told Punch.

However, Tinubu’s spokesman said the APC stalwart would return to Nigeria next week.

He said: “Asiwaju’s trip to the UK (United Kingdom) is not to rest or because of any illness.

“While abroad, Asiwaju is maintaining a vigorous schedule of meetings and consultations on a range of important matters.

“Whether at home or abroad, the daily schedule of Asiwaju is vibrant and full. Most people couldn’t sustain his high level of activity. This speaks to his exceptional intellectual energy and his commitment to achievement.”

“Asiwaju will return to Nigeria next week once this set of meetings and talks abroad is completed,” he added.

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