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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Comrade Peter Jediel, the Taraba State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The victim’s younger brother, Fidelis, who confirmed the incident, said the chairman was kidnapped in his house in Sunkani, Ardo- Kola local government area of Taraba at around 1:am on Sunday, February 7.

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“I was not there though, but his wife told me that the kidnappers came in numbers and forced their way into the house. They met him watching television in the parlour and forced him out of the house at gunpoint. No one around us could make attempt of rescuing the chairman because the kidnappers were heavily armed and were shooting sporadically,” Fidelis told Nigerian Truibune.

Fidelis said that the kidnappers have since not established contact with the family, adding that incident has been reported to the policeand they have since visited the scene for details.

 

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Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba,

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Sept 16, 2021

The Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, says the dispute between the Police Service Commission and the Police hierarchy over who should recruit policemen into the force has been resolved.
Baba disclosed this while addressing officers and men of the Police Command in Niger, at the command’s headquarters in Minna on Thursday.
He said that now that the dispute was over, recruitment into the force would commence in earnest.
According to him, between now and 2022 no fewer than 20,000 policemen will be engaged into the force to boost its manpower.
 “Our problem with the Police Service Commission on who recruits is over, the recruitment which we started in 2020 will be completed soon,” the inspector-general said.
He also disclosed that training and retraining of officers and men of the force would now be given top priority, adding that police colleges would now be made more functional as the trainees in the colleges ” will now eat and sleep there”.
He also said that he is a member of a National Committee looking into the accommodation of policemen, pointing out that the committee had decided that not less than 1,500 houses were to be provided for policemen between now and 2021.
Baba also revealed that a committee was presently reviewing police pensions and welfare of officers and men, adding that ” we will work on our emoluments and pensions; we will work on our logistics”.
” There will be a change. We will give you uniforms which you were not getting before, officers will buy uniforms, rank and file will also get shoes and berets,” he said.
He, however, urged policemen to be very prayerful for all these plans to materialise.
The inspector-general said that the police force would continue to work in synergy with other security agencies to deal with the present security challenges facing the country.
He,therefore, urged Nigerians to support the efforts of the police by giving them reliable information that could help in apprehending miscreants in the country.
Earlier, while exchanging views with the Gov. Abubakar Bello during a courtesy visit, the inspector-general urged parents to encourage their sons and daughters to join the Nigeria Police Force, saying the organization is an honourable one.
He told the Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Mohammed Ketso, that parents should allow their children to join the force because the organisation was  providing social service in the country.
He also urged state governors to take leadership roles in community policing because the initiative was for young men and women.
Bello in his remarks acknowledged the role being played by the police in crime prevention, especially in curbing banditry and kidnapping in the state.
He promised to always support all the security agencies in the state to enable them to perform optimally.
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Police foil banditry attack, kill 1 along Kaduna-Abuja road

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Sept 16, 2021

The Police Command in Kaduna State says its operatives have foiled a  banditry attack and killed a notorious bandit on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Thursday morning.

ASP. Mohammed Jalige, the Command Public Relations Officer disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kaduna.

“At about 7a.m the command received a distress call at about 5:45a.m that some bandits in large number blocked Kaduna-Abuja highway close to a bridge along Kasarami village and were shooting at motorists.

“The command immediately mobilised personnel of Operation Puff Adder I at Rijana Nipping Point and they responded swiftly and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel.

“This resulted in the death of one of the bandits while others scampered into forest with varying degrees of gun wounds.

“Unfortunately, a commercial driver and his conductor of a vehicle with Reg. No. Lagos KDR 602 XF were caught up in the crossfire and both lost their lives,” he said.

Jalige said the security risk level have been raised and all personnel at Nipping Points along the  expressway have been placed on red alert to prevent any further attack.

He said in spite of the incident, motorist are now plying the road freely.

The command spokesman said that the corpse of the bandit would be profiled, while while those of the driver and conductor have been deposited at St. Gerald Hospital in Kakuri Kaduna.

He appealed to residents to always give security agents timely information for proactive response.

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We will talk to terrorists, bandits in language they understand – COAS Yahaya

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Sept 15, 2021

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, says the Nigerian Army will “talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other perpetrators of violence in the language they understand.’’

Yahaya stated this at the closing of the Combined Second and Third Quarters Chief of Army Staff Conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

He assured Nigerians that there shall be more visible signs of improved security across the country in days ahead.

“I will like to seize this opportunity to advise those fueling the crises being witnessed across the Country to desist from their unpatriotic acts as we remain committed to ensure peace returns to every part of the country in no distant time.

“The Nigerian Army, within the ambit of rule of law, will talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other perpetrators of violence in the language they understand.

“We will ensure that all peace-loving citizens of this country go about their legitimate businesses and live their lives without fear or intimidation,” he said.

The COAS said that the army must return to the tenets of basic soldering, adhere strictly to the customs, traditions and ethics and uphold regimentation as well as emplace transparent sanctions and rewards system.

Yahaya tasked the formation and unit commanders to ensure adequate security of their bases, barracks and cantonment, warning that commanders would be held responsible for any security breach.

He also directed all commanders to provide quality and good leadership as well as imbibe in their surbonates the core values of the Nigerian army.

The COAS further tasked the commanders to take care of the resources and logistics put at their disposal for the conduct of operations towards achieving results.

He also emphasised the need to maintain synergy with sister services and other security agencies for optimum result in their areas of responsibility.

“Laissez faire attitudes on the part of commanders would not be tolerated. Like I have always said, failure is failure irrespective of the circumstances.

“To that end, I have directed the appropriate departments to come up with modalities for the evaluation of the performance of commanders in the course of their command.

“Commanders must be proactive in the conduct of their operations. You must take the fight into the identified and known enclaves of terrorists and criminals to neutralise them,” he said.

Yahaya, howeve,r cautioned that officers and soldiers must always observe human rights in their different area of responsibilities while being decisive in dealing with perpetrators of violent crimes that could undermine national security.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference with theme, “Developing Enduring Strategies to Accomplish Assigned Mission in a Joint Environment”, started on Monday.

In attendance at the conference are Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), commanders of units and formations as well as commandants, who gathered to review the activities of the Nigerian army and chat a new course.

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