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    End SARS Anniversary: 34 Suspects arrested.

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    FATIMA Abdullahi Ahamed
    The planned protest in commemoration of the one year anniversary of ENDSARS was carried out by protesters who moved in motorcade through the Lekki toll gate at about 8am They ended the protest at about 10am. 
    The protest was peaceful without threat to security except for the brief gridlock experienced by motorists during the period.
    However, at about 11:30am after the real protesters had left peacefully without any confrontation, hoodlums took advantage of the gridlock with criminal intention to start attacking innocent law-abiding citizens. 
    One Shina Edun of Man O’ War Nigeria attached to the Lekki Concession Company was stabbed in the stomach by the hoodlums, the victim was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving medical attention. 
    Following the criminal act of the hoodlums, the police responded swiftly and dispersed them with minimum force. Consequently, thirty-four of the hoodlums were arrested, two cutlasses , one hammer, a Jack knife and assorted criminal charms were recovered from them. 
    The arrested suspects have been arraigned in magistrate court 5, Oshodi on the same day before Magistrate Israel Adelakun for the offence of conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.
    At the end of their trial, two of the accused persons pleaded guilty and were fined in the sum of N10, 000 each. Thirty others pleaded not guilty and were granted bail with one surety and N20,000 in like sum.
    One of them was discharged and acquitted, while one other named Chukwu Chika aged 24 years, who was arrested with a sharp cutlass and assorted charms confessed that he deliberately came to cause violence and mayhem. 
    Subsequently, the court ordered the police to carry out thorough investigation on his case and charge him to court appropriately.
    The Commissioner of Police wishes to express the Command’s profound gratitude to members of the public for their overwhelming support before, during and after the protest.
    The CP equally renders his apology to any media person whose right might have been inadvertently infringed upon while the security personnel were trying to prevent breakdown of law and order.
    Also, the CP assures members of the public that, in line with the policy of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, of making the police accountable to members of the public, uphold the tenets and principles of fundamental human rights, and professional in carrying out their statutory duties,  training and retraining of the officers and men shall continue to be intensified.
    The Commissioner of Police thank Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the State Executive Council members for their unalloyed support for security agencies during the protest.

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    Police ban durbur celebrations accross Kano State

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    The Kano State Police Command has banned durbar celebrations across all 44 local government areas of the state for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir. This decision was announced by the command’s public relations officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, on Wednesday.

    According to Kiyawa, the command has put in place adequate security measures to ensure peace and order in all parts of the state before, during, and after the festive period. This is part of the command’s commitment to maintaining peace in conjunction with relevant security stakeholders.

    As a result of security reports and consultations with stakeholders, all durbar activities have been banned throughout the state for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. However, worshippers are advised to conduct their normal Eid prayers at designated Eid praying grounds.

    The command encourages collaboration and cooperation from all stakeholders to build a safer and more secure environment. The public is also urged to report any suspicious movements or items to the nearest police station or through the command’s emergency contact numbers: 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or through the NPF Rescue Me Application or social media platforms.

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    Security Agents will maintain Status quo on Kano emirate tussles.

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    The combined security team in Kano state will abide by the court order with suit No: FHC/KN/CS/2024, dated 23rd of this month which was issued by the federal high court sirttin Kano. The state commissioner of police Muhammad Usaini Gumel revealed this to newsmen at the state command’s headquarters, Bompai Kano, Saturday.

    The court order which orders for the status quo to be maintain.

    The Commissioner stressed that as law enforcement officers, security agents will arrest anybody, no matter his status in the society who takes advantage of the crisis rocking the emirate councils in the State.

    Gumel explained that the law suit is expected to be addressed by the court next month on 3/6/2024 and disclosed that all security agents will everything according to their mandate to ensure peace accross the State.

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    Thugs sponsored by a politician to disrupt innauguration of Kano Commisdioners arrested.

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    Miscreants have been warn to stay off critical government activities and functionsries accross Kano State as failure to do so will invoke dire consequences on invaders, their sponsors. Kano state command’s public relations officer, SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa has revealed Friday.

    The warning was issued Thursday during innauguration of the newly appointed Commisdioners at the government house Kano by the governor of the state, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

    Eight suspected political thugs were arrested during the function while attempting to breach peace.

    “The suspected thugs that constituted themselves as pressure group and supporters of one of the infamous politician attemted to breach law and order.’

    The Police assures members of the public that all necessary measures have been taken to prevent any act that could lead to disruptions of peace and security in all parts of the State.

    The State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, reiterated the determination of the police command to ruthlessly deal with any miscreant or their sponsors that tries to disrupt peace under whatever guise, especially during critical Government functionaries and will be made to face dire consequences.

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