The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Enugu State Command has nabbed a 28-year-old lady, Odo Ndidiamaka for Selling Drugs in Nsukka, Enugu state
Authorities said Ndidiamaka was arrested with 80.23grammes of cocaine and 3.81grammes of methamphetamine, over the weekend.
Commenting, the state Commander of NDLEA, Abdul Abdullahi said the Command remained committed to unravelling other members of the drug cartel in the state.
The command also arrested a 24-year-old undergraduate Abel Godwin Idio on Friday in Minna for selling hard drugs.
In a series of tweets on Monday, the anti-narcotics agency said the suspect is a 400-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna who allegedly sold two strong variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud, concealed in textbooks. #
The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State.
The command said this is part of efforts by the force to identify and crackdown on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country. It said comprehensive investigations aimed at bringing to book all persons linked to the crime are ongoing.
A statement issued by the command on Sunday said, following investigations into the foiled bank robbery on the Onueke branch of a commercial bank in Ebonyi State which occurred on Tuesday, 27th April 2021, Police operatives led by the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, on 29th April 2021, stormed the criminal hideout of suspects indicted in the investigations located at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The suspects on sighting the Police squad opened fire on them. The Police team engaged them gallantly and professionally. In the end, three members of the gang including two male and one female met their waterloo.
The statement added that following bullet injuries sustained during the exchange of gunfire, other suspects fled in different directions. #
The new Inspector General of Police has said that there will be deduction of court awarded damages from the salary of any officer found to have abused human right.
This agenda was one of his 12 agenda issued on assumption of office.
Many Nigerians have reacted to this agenda and wonder whether it would curb police brutality as previously demanded by Nigerians during ENDSARS protests Nationwide.
Signature TV correspondent Obomanu Marvelous was on the streets of Abuja to receive the reactions of the residents. #
The ECOWAS Commission has advised its staff to limit social engagements and avoid going out at night after work hours.
The commission alleged plans by criminals to carry out abductions for ransom and recruitment for terrorism in state capitals, including the FCT, Abuja.
In a statement signed by the ECOWAS Commissioner for General Administration and Conference, Vafolay Tulay, ECOWAS advised its staff to be extra careful, watchful, and vigilant as they go about their daily activities.
ECOWAS also advised staff to limit in-country travels as much as possible, whether by road or by air. #
The terrorists who kidnapped 22 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna have vowed to kill the remaining students in their custody tomorrow, Tuesday, 4th of May, 2021.
The 22 students including staff were abducted from the privately-owned university located along the Kaduna-Abuja highway in Chikun LGA on April 20, 2021.
Five of the students were killed by the terrorists and their bodies were found in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.
However, the leader of the terrorist gang who kidnapped the students Sani Jalingo, said the remaining students will be killed if the Kaduna State Government or the students’ family fail to pay the ransom by Tuesday.
Jalingo who spoke to the Hausa Service of the Voice of America demanded a ransom of N100 million Naira and ten motorcycles.
He confirmed that 17 of the abducted students, including 15 females and two males are in their custody.
Jalingo disclosed that the families of the remaining students had so far paid N55 million Naira to them. #
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons to be domiciled in the Office of the National Security Adviser.
This is contained in a statement signed and released by Z.M Usman, Head, Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser.
According to the statement, President Buhari also approved the appointment of Retired Major General A.M Dikko as the Pioneer Coordinator of the center.
According to it, the decision is part of the ongoing restructuring of Nigeria’s security architecture to address emerging threats and strengthen the regional mechanism for the control, prevention and regulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. #
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ON THE FOREIGN SCENE
The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the end of the latest outbreak of Ebola that killed six people.
The declaration comes three months after a resurgence of the disease was reported in North Kivu in the country’s eastern region.
The World Health Organization noted the announcement in a tweet on Monday.
In a statement, the UN’s children’s agency UNICEF said a quick response by the authorities and partners had helped contain the outbreak.
It noted that this was the third outbreak to have hit the country in less than a year.
Before the latest outbreak beginning on 7th February, the country had announced the end of its 11th one – which claimed 55 lives out of 130 cases in about six months.
In the latest outbreak,11 people became infected and six people died, according to UNICEF. #
Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to organized a grade ‘A’ friendly game for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Having qualified for the AFCON tournament after topping Group L unbeaten, the team now face another quest of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
Grouped alongside teams such as Liberia, Cape Verde, and Central Africa Republic (CAR), Gernot Rohr’s tutored side will be hoping the Super Eagles qualify for the Mundial.
In an interview with newsmen, ‘Dodo Mayana’ as he was fondly called during his playing days, urged the football authority to organize top friendly games that will prepare the team for the task ahead. #
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for the sensational return of striker Karim Benzema to France’s squad for Euro 2020, saying his exile is due to a ‘non-sport problem’.
Benzema has not played for France since 2015 because of his alleged involvement in a plot to blackmail fellow team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a compromising video in which he featured.
In March it was announced that the case will go to trial in October. Benzema claims he is innocent and described the six-year saga as a ‘masquerade’.
When the story broke, Benzema was widely criticized and then-Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the former Lyon player had no place in the national team. The 33-year-old has not played for France since.
Despite the shocking nature of the allegations, Wenger said he does not believe Benzema should be left out of the national side any longer.
Benzema is accused of acting as an intermediary on behalf of a childhood friend to convince Valbuena to deal directly with the blackmailers. Instead, Valbuena informed the police.
Still regarded as one of Europe’s best strikers, Benzema has scored 28 goals in 41 appearances for Real Madrid this season.
Since his France debut in 2007, he has gained 81 caps and scored 27 goals. #
Before we end the news, a recap of our major stories
28-year-old lady, Nabbed for Selling Drugs in Nsukka, Enugu.
Terrorists vow to kill other abducted Greenfield students on Tuesday if ransom is not paid.
President Buhari established center for control of arms, weapons; appoints A.M Dikko as head.
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