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BREAKING NEWS: Former CG Nigeria Customs Service, Dikko Inde Is Dead

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The former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, CG Dikko Inde is died.

Reports say, the former CG died on

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UPDATE: Gunmen abduct over 300 female students in Zamfara State

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Report from Zamfara state confirmed that kidnappers abducted over 300 girls students in Government secondary school Jangebe, in Maru local government area.

According to BBC Hausa Service, the bandits attacked the secondary school in Talatar Mafara local government in the wee hours of Friday.

According to the father of a student amongst the abducted girls, who was identified as Alhaji Bello Maikusa Jangebe, said an unpleasant sound of guns had woken up the entire people in the town at around 1:30am of today.

“We thought they had come to attack residents as they usually do, unfortunately, this time around, they aimed at the students and abducted about 327 of them, later we noticed that only a few of the students were left behind”, Maikusa has narrated.

According to him, some members of the community said, the bandits drove the abducted girl students towards the direction of Wuya forest under Maru local government area, one of the most dangerous axes the high profile criminals long occupied.

An account by a guardian to an abducted girl simply identified as Malam Sa’idu Kwairo, said the gunmen drove into the town well armed on about seven HiLuX vehicles shooting sporadically aimed at discouraging any attempt for resistance.

“We could hear the helpless voices of the abducted girls screaming for help amidst unpleasant sounds of various dangerous rifles, as we noticed they have come to abduct the students in the school”, Kwairo has added.

Contacted for comment, the Spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command, SP Shehu Muhammad, said the Police was preparing a statement to show their stand over the incident.

This is coming at the time several students abducted in Kagara Science School of Niger State are still in captivity.

However, recently there has been increasing cases of abduction of students from boarding schools around the northern Nigerian states, to negotiate for ransom.

President Buhari has indicated that his administration would deal decisively with bandits and will not grant them amnesty.

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Kidnapped Mangal’s mother-in-law regains freedom

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The kidnapped mother-in-law of the renowned Katsina-based business mogul, Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal, has regained her freedom.

Recall that gunmen had in the early hours of Tuesday stormed Matazu local government area in Katsina state and kidnapped Hajiya Rabi.

A family source, who spoke on condition of anonymity told Prime Time News in Kano in a telephone interview that her abductors released her from a forest in Zamfara state around 430pm on Wednesday.

“I’m happy to tell you that Hajiya Rabi has been released by her abductors in Zamfara state.

“You know they (abductors) took her to a forest in Zamfara state where they kept her in captivity,” the source said.

Even though the source declined to state whether ransom was paid or not but assured that she was in good health condition.

When contacted, the husband of the victim, Alhaji Muntari Masanawa confirmed the release of Hajiya Rabi in a telephone interview with the Prime Time News in Kano on Wednesday.

“Yes, Hajiya has been released by her abductors in Zamfara state. She will sleep in Gusau town till tomorrow morning when she will be brought to Katsina where she will go for medical check up,”Masanawa said.

He said already a vehicle had been despatched to Gusau from where she would be taken to Katsina for the medical check up.

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Official : Bandits abduct 42 schoolboys, teachers in Niger 

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Bandits have abducted 42 schoolboys, students and family members in the wee hours of Wednesday in a power state of Niger in North Central part of Nigeria. 

The gunmen in masks with military uniforms , invaded Government Science College , Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, abducting an unspecified number of students and staff members.

Mr Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor of the state told reporters that 27 students, 3 staff and 12 family members were abducted by the bandits. 

The Governor also directed for immediate closure of the schools nearby affected local government areas in the state. 

Mr Bello also said two persons, a student and watchman lost their lives during the banditry abduction. 

He said the bandits invaded the school around 2 am on Wednesday .

It was also informed that the school had a population of 50 students, according to the state Governor Mr Abubakar Sani Bello. 

“At about 2 am last night, bandits attacked Government Science College in Kagara, killing one and abducting an unknown number of students.

“Some staff members, their spouses, children were also abducted by the bandits,”

Recall that this is coming days after bandits abducted 21 bus passengers along Kotongora road in Niger state.

Hovering helicopters were said to be airborne in search of the abductor’s location in the bushy areas within the state. 

Recall that in 2020, bandits abducted 344 schoolboys in Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina before their release a week after the incident. 

The schools that witnessed abduction were Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi Yobe State, and Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, are some of the schools where gunmen have abducted students in the past.

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