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A global coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorist groups around the world is to be led by United States of America and Nigeria, the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has disclosed.
This was contained in a statement by ONSA Saturday in Abuja.
The statement said the decision was reached at a virtual meeting of the 82-member global coalition drawn from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East on Tuesday.
The meeting, according to the statement, noted that the challenges of global terrorism had negatively impacted on the economy, polity and livelihoods of people.

ONSA said the virtual meeting, which was co-chaired by the coordinators of the National Counter Terrorism of Nigeria and US also had the Africa Union, European Union, ECOWAS and G5 Sahel represented among other international and regional organisations.
The coordinator of the Nigerian Counter Terrorism Centre, Yaminu Musa, represented Nigeria’s delegation led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno.
ONSA noted that the challenges of global terrorism had negatively impacted on the economy, polity and livelihoods of people as apparent in the Sahel, Lake Chad Basin and parts of North-eastern Nigeria.

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Unknown gunmen kidnap family of three in varsity campus

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Unknown gunmen have abducted three members of a family from the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The university through a press release that was signed by Malam Auwalu Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the University, said the armed kidnappers abducted husband, wife and daughter from the main campus in Samaru, Zaria.
The statement concealed the identity of the victims.
The press statement reads in part, “At about 12.50am on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the University on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.
“The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into nearby bush along with the victims.


“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bordering the University, the kidnappers released the wife and daughter but went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.
“The Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.
“The Vice Chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident.”

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NMA appeals to Security agencies, Kogi Govt over rescue of kidnapped member

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi chapter, has made a passionate appeal to security agencies and the state government on the need to rescue it’s member
Dr Azubuike Iheanacho, kidnapped on Nov. 21 in Anyigba.
The association in a statement on Monday in Lokoja, said Iheanacho, the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The statement was jointly signed by Dr Omakoji Oyiguh, the branch Chairman and Dr Famotele Tolorunju, the Secretary.
The association said the unknown gunmen stormed the doctor’s residence between 9.00p.m and 9.30p.m. last Saturday night.

The doctor was said to have been abducted in front of his house while returning from an outing in a vehicle with his wife and a friend.
The NMA added that the gunmen ordered the victim’s wife and his friend out of the car and zoomed off with him to an unknown destination.
It said it had reported the ugly incident to security agencies and the state government.
It would be recalled that two medical doctors, Ebiloma Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba, were earlier abducted on Oct. 6.
They were later released, following intervention of the security agencies.

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Maina’s refusal to appear in Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody

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After Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) jumped the bail, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison.
Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to on May 5 to stand as surety for Maina, hence Justice Okon Abang gave the remand order.

The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood as surtee for, had jumped bail.

Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issued a warrant of arrest on him.
Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Nov. 23.
Justice Abang, in his ruling, ordered Ndume’s remand pending the time he was able to fulfill the bail bond or produce Maina in court.













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