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Police parades Naval rating, two serving Police officers over attempted kidnap of 5year old

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The Kogi State Police command yesterday paraded five suspects including a naval rating Bature Habila Jesse, two serving police officers Suleiman Isiaka and Ibrahim James for an attempted kidnap of a five year old child at Ojikpadala in Egwume, Dekina Local Government of the State.
Recovered from the suspects were one AK47 rifle with breech No. 06796, 28 rounds of live ammunition, one locally made pistol and an Opel Vectra saloon car with registration number GYB 129XA, Bauchi.

Parading the suspects on Monday at the police command headquarters in Lokoja, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Ali Janga, said the two policemen; Corporals Isiaka Suleman and Ibrahim James have already been dismissed from the Police Force, adding that they will be charged to court along with the naval personnel, Bature Habila and the fourteen other suspects after investigation must have been concluded.

The Police chief said that the arrests within the last two weeks of his assumption of the command was a culmination of pro-active policing and the zero-tolerance approach to criminality under his charge.

One of the dismissed policemen, Isiaka Suleman, while confessing to a role in the kidnapping, said that he was “contacted for the job” by one Francis Alfa, now hospitalized.
He said, “I was serving with Zone 8 (Lokoja) headquarters. It was when I was moved to the Forward Operation Base (FOB) station in Tafawa Balewa LG in Bauchi that Francis contacted me. When you are caught and arrested, you will be charged to court; I know the consequences”.
It was gathered that one shehu Agba who was the mastermind of the kidnap attempt used Suleiman Isiaka to bring together some of the security operatives for the operation.
Shehu had worked for the victims father as an electrician when he wired his new house in Egume for N300, 000.
After several attempt to reach out to the father of their victim for ransom and he was not cooperating they decided to strike but unknown to the kidnappers the house was fortified with police and other security agents.
According to the commissioner of police, “Upon information that some hoodlums at Early Base Hotel Idah Road, Anyigba and were threatening to kidnap one victor Ukwubile Nathaniel five year old son of Nathaniel Ukwubile.
“Operatives swung into action, intercepted and arrested the suspects where the exhibite were recovered.
The suspects who did not deny the allegations were only trading in blame game over who involved who by proxy.
The naval officer who was remorseful said he was framed up however he never denied having close links with the gang.
Ibrahim James who was serving in Anyigba before he was nabbed said it was Suleiman Isiaka that lured him to the business.
However, the victims father Nathaniel Ukwubile alleged that Shehu Agba the leader of the gang worked for him by wiring his house in Egwume after which he has been calling him with threats to pay up N5M or be abducted.
” Since over one month this guy has been calling me to give him N5M, I asked who was talking, he said he is a kidnapper. I asked, you kidnapper, you get power to call me for N5M?
I gave him N20,000 in the last 2 weeks and he told me because I am good in helping people that is why they have not kidnapped me yet.
The commissioner of police Ali Janga said the police is on top of the security situation as they have recorded some successes in fighting crime and criminalities.
He said they have arrested and paraded 17 criminals linked to kidnapping, armed robbery, cultistism, two for capable homicide and so on.
“As soon as we finish our investigations all the suspects found wanting would be arraigned in court.
He said the Two policemen have been tried and dismissed.

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Humanitarian ministry moves to ensure transparency in its activities

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The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has recently organised a Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop and Orientation on its Interventions, Inventory and Logistics Dashboard for its Agencies and Partners.This was contained in a statement that was issued by media adviser to the minister Nneka Ikem Anibeze.It indicated that the workshop which took place at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre was designed to ensure that systems are in place for accountability and transparency in all activities of the Ministry, its Agencies, Programmes, and Partners. 
According to the Director Planning Research and Statistics Mr Raphael Oraeluno, the workshop is to ensure transparency in the activities of the agencies, programmes and partners of the ministry which requires reliable data in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation system.
“The importance of reliable data cannot be overemphasized, and this is a step in ensuring that adequate processes are put in place for effective monitoring and reporting”.
In attendance at the workshop were all Agencies of the Ministry  including  the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI); North East Development Commission (NEDC); National Agency for Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP); National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPwD); Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Development Partners and Non-Governmental Organizations.

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Disability commission challenges ministers on mainstreaming of disability in development

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The Executive secretary of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities James David Lalu has expressed concern that ministers and heads of agencies of Government do not understand the importance of mainstreaming of disability in development.

Speaking yesterday at the International Day of Persons Living With Disability, he said ministers and other heads of Government agencies should not just make promises on mainstreaming but should approach the ministry of Humanitarian affairs to properly grasp what mainstreaming of disability in development actualy entails.
He said such ministries and agencies that have something to do with the Humanitarian ministry should approach the ministry to learn about mainstreaming of disability in development
“Talking about mainstreaming of disability in development, inclusion of disability in development one very important things.
“I want to say that our ministers that are here should volunteer to come to the humanitarian affairs ministry one day to learn about mainstreaming of disability in development.
“Today is one of the most important day in the disable community in Nigeria. It is a day we stand together with all people to recognize the value and importance of the contribution of the disability community in Nigeria.”Sincerely speaking I like to state here that since independence the disability community had never had it so good as it is happening in this Government.”President Muhammadu Buhari remained the only Presdent that has treated disability in Nigeria more positively.”He came and put in place the national disability act to protect the rights of people with disability in Nigeria. “Again he moved on to provide the establishment of the National Commission for persons with disability, which gave me the opportunity to stand here before you and speak as the executive secretary of the commission.” He described the humanitarian minister Sadiya Umar Farouq as mother of persons with disability in Nigeria.”I think what she has done is something that will be indelible on the minds of persons with disabilities for ever.”When she assumed office as the minister the first thing she took as priority is the establishment of the commission for persons with disabilities.”I remember when I was watching her on Television from Jos last international day for persons with disability her commitment was the establishment of a commission for PLWD and she lived up to it and today I am here standing here from Jos to Abuja.” He said from now henceforth in the next few years the disability community may have no more excuses again because “we have been given the act, we have been given the commission, now is the time for us to make the necessary impact in the disability community.”

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Agency donates reflective jackets to Traffic Police, motorcyclists in Kogi

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Agency donates reflective jackets to Traffic Police, motorcyclists in Kogi

By Friday Idachaba

Kogi Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA), has donated reflective jackets to the Nigeria Police traffic officers, wardens and commercial motorcyclists to enhance their visibility and safety on roads.

Malam Momoh Dauda, the General Manager of the agency, presented bundles of the jackets to the police and leadership of the commercial motorcycle operators on Wednesday in Lokoja.

Dauda said that the lives of traffic policemen and wardens were constantly in danger as they discharged their duties on roads, especially the highways.

“We don’t need to convince anyone that these traffic officers are vulnerable and exposed to risks and hazards.

“In our own little way, we want to ensure their safety as they carry out this important assignment of directing traffic,” he said.

“At least with these reflective jackets, their visibility will be enhanced from afar and the risk of being knocked down will reduce.

He said that the objective of the CSDP was to reduce poverty by sustainably increasing the access of the poor and vulnerable to services for human development.

“The CSDA through the Community Driven Development (CDD) strategy supports communities and vulnerable groups to fund micro infrastructural facilities.

“This explains the decision of our agency to identify with the safety needs of the traffic police officers, wardens and commercial motorcycle (Okada) riders,” he said

Mr Ede Ayuba, the Commissioner of Police in the state, thanked the state government for its unflinchingly support to the police command in the state.

Ayuba, represented by CSP Comfort Omole, the State Traffic Officer, commended Gov. Yahaya Bello for his support to the command in handling the #EndSARS protests in the state.

“He stood his ground and made us to be successful and we did not record any casualty,” he said.

The commissioner also thanked the management of CSDA for the donation.

“We assure you that within our powers, we will continue to do everything humanly possible to serve the state and its citizens to ensure peace,” he said. (NAN)

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