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Kaduna crisis: IGP deploys AIG Zone 7

 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the deployment of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 7, Taiwo Lakanu, to lead Police Special Intervention Force in Kaduna State for the restoration of peace in the state.

DCP Jimoh Moshood in a statement said Lakanu is to restore lasting peace to Kasuwar Magani area in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

On Sunday afternoon, trouble spilled from the flash point at Kasuwar Magani, where the traditional leader was kidnapped last week, into parts of the city centre.

The Police statement also condemned the attack and killing of innocent people, while calling for calm as the Police Special investigation Team had made significant progress in investigation into the incident.

The Police said it were concerned over the attack and killings of Fifty-Five people, and the disturbance of peace in Kasuwar Magani on the 18th of October, 2018.

Moshood said the AIG was leading the Police Special Intervention Force comprising Four (4) Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) specially trained Anti-Riot Policemen, Counter Terrorism Unit, Conventional Policemen and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).

Other units in the force include: Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU), State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), detachment of EOD and Police K9 (Sniffer Dogs Section) are already on ground at Kasuwar Magani.

He said, “Twenty-two suspects directly involved have been arrested and now in Police custody and some of the prominent personalities kidnapped during the incident have been rescued by the Police.

“The operations would cover the entire Kasuwar Magani and environs, and other flash/trouble spots in Kaduna State.”

He also added that the Police Special Intervention Forces would be working in synergy with the Kaduna State Police Command to ensure that total peace and normalcy were restored and sustained.

He said the Force would ensure the full enforcement of the curfew imposed on Kasuwar Magani and environs by the Kaduna State Government.

Moshood said the police would carry out twenty four hours surveillance and patrol, stop and search and continuous raids of identified criminal hideouts and black spots.

He added, “Traditional rulers, religious leaders, public office holders, politicians, opinion leaders, parents and guardians are hereby called upon to prevail on their subjects, supporters, children and wards to support the personnel of the Police Special Intervention Force in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

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Nigerian Student Breaks Indian University Record By Winning 20 Gold Medals

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Nigerian Student Emelife Chinelo Stella, has broken a record after winning a historic 20 Gold medals in Masters in Chemistry at the University Of Mysore in India.

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Stella was the Best Graduating Student for a Msc from the University of Mysore, India, she was being celebrated and received outstanding honours for her impressive grades and achievements during her program.
According to reports, she graduated with a final grade point (FGP) of 9.263%, Stella received the maximum gold medals from the University, a total of 20 gold medals and five cash prizes at the 99th annual convocation of the university on Sunday.
According to the University of Mysore, this is perhaps the first time in recent years that a foreign student has bagged so many gold medals.
Stella, during her first degree, also graduated the overall best student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria, in the 2012/13 set with 4.86 CGPA. “I want to say that I’m stunned, but everyone who grew up in Sokoto has heard of the Emelife excellency and of its torchbearer, Emelife Stella Chinelo, who has, since her primary school, remained top of her class. What we didn’t know, however, is that after receiving an Indian government scholarship to study in its country, she’d go on to top all of its citizens,” said Stellar’s sister Jennifer Emelife, on Facebook.

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8-year-old Nigerian boy becomes a chess champion in the US (photo)

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Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian boy, has conquered the world of chess after winning the New York State Chess Championship. Adewumi won the top prize in his age category at the New York game.

In an interview with Newsday, the little boy had spoken about his life as a chess player and what he wishes to achieve as a talented player.

The 8-year-old explained that he prepared for the game by practicing on chess playing sites. He said he was introduced into playing chess in class.

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According to the little boy, he likes the game of chess because it is a thinking game. He also noted that his favourite player of all time is his chess coach.

Adewumi revealed that his goal is to become the youngest chess grand-master in the world and also to break the world champion record.

The little boy, who left Nigeria with his family in 2017, started playing the game of chess in 2018. His mother revealed that he only started learning and playing chess a year ago.

Adewumi, his brother, his mother and father had left Nigeria due to attacks by Boko Haram in his hometown.

According to BBC, the family now lives in a homeless shelter in the United States.

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Mass Shooting In Holland Leaves Many Injured

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At least one person has died and a number of people injured in a mass shooting in Holland, in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning, by a man who had possible terrorist motive, local news reports.

One or several gunmen opened fire on a tram in the city centre at around 10.45 local time on Monday morning, before fleeing the scene, witnesses say.

Police say one or multiple assailants are still at large, and have since instructed all schools, as well as mosques and transportation hubs, in the city to keep their doors closed.

Shortly after 12.30 local time, the Dutch government raised the terrorism threat level to the highest possible in the province of Utrecht.

The Dutch anti-terror coordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said in a statement that the ‘threat level has gone to 5, exclusively for the Utrecht province,’ referring to the highest level. ‘The culprit is still on the run.

Video footage from Utrecht today shows armed anti-terrorism police surrounding a building where the assailant is believed to be located.

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