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Gunmen kill one, abduct three others in Bauchi

 Gunmen kill one, abduct three others in Bauchi

Gunmen stormed Boto village in Bauchi State’s Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area on Wednesday, killing one and kidnapping three others.
Bauchi State Police Command spokesman Ahmed Wakili said:
“We got a distress call that gunmen, believed to be kidnappers invaded Boto village.
“The Police Commissioner, Umar Sanda immediately directed the Divisional Police officer, Tafawa Balewa Division to swing into action.
“The DPO mobilised his men and rushed to the village but the gunmen had left with the victims.
 “Our men are now combing the bushes in pursuit of the criminals. In Sha Allah, we will arrest them and bring them to justice,” he said.
According to Wakil, the command has previously responded quickly to rescue kidnapped victims and is ready to do so again in this scenario.
The official also assured the family members that the kidnapped victims would be retrieved and reunited with their relatives.
He urged the public to work with security forces to combat insecurity.

Man, Shittu lands in court for stealing plastic chairs
A 45-year-old man, Adebayo Shittu, on Thursday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly stealing six plastic chairs valued at N51,000.
The police charged the defendant, whose residential address was not provided, with stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 13, at about 5.20 a.m. at No. 18, God’s Town, Itele road, Ota.
Adaraloye said that the defendant was caught by vigilance group while stealing six plastic chairs valued at N51,000 from a shop belonging to the complainant, Abimbola Bello.
He said that the offence contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate A.O. Adeyemi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adeyemi said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.
She adjourned the case until July 18 for further hearing.

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