Abuja

FCT police assure residents of watertight security at places of worship, others over Bomb threat

FCT police assure residents of watertight security at places of worship, others over Bomb threat

Amid threats by terrorists to attack important places, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has assured the Muslim faithful and other residents in the territory of safety during the Sallah celebration. In a statement by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, the Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday said robust security architecture has already been emplaced for the celebration, noting that the operation order is designed to ensure watertight security at all places of worship and their environs. The statement reads, “The Command wishes to emphatically enjoin members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without…
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Abductors of UNIABUJA staff demand N300m ransom —PRO

Abductors of UNIABUJA staff demand N300m ransom —PRO

The abductors of the six individuals that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja on Tuesday have reached out to their families, The PUNCH has learnt. Sources familiar with the matter confirmed the new development to our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday. “They demanded N50 million naira for each person, they have contacted the family but that is all we know for now,” one source said. Confirming the development to our correspondent, the Public Relations Officer of the school, Habib Yakoob told our correspondent, “They got in touch with the family, the parents of the abducted children were contacted. We learnt they…
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Abuja: Commuters Suffer As Soldiers Block Highway To Catch Kidnappers.

Abuja: Commuters Suffer As Soldiers Block Highway To Catch Kidnappers.

In what could only be described as frustration, the users of Goodluck Jonathan Expressway has suffered a total gridlock from around 7 am today till around 3 pm (at the time of writing this report) The said road is between Asokoro - Nyanya through Kugbo, which is the only road to access Karu, Nyanya, Mararaba, Jukwoi and every other inhabited area around this area of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) According to information gathered by OHAFIA TV News correspondence, the road blockade started as a result of a suvilience roadblock set up by Soldiers from Abacha Barrack at the Kugbo…
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Abuja: 4000 members dump PDP, APGA to APC

Abuja: 4000 members dump PDP, APGA to APC

About 4,000 party members have dumped opposition parties to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, made his known in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, on Sunday in Abuja. Receiving the decampees, Aliyu assured them of justice and fairness amongst members of APC and called on others who are yet to join to do so. The minister, who described the event as a ‘harvest’ of over 4,000 members, expressed delight that most of the returnees are former…
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Opinion: Bandits have effectively surrounded Abuja from the 4 corners

Opinion: Bandits have effectively surrounded Abuja from the 4 corners

DR ABUBAKAR ALKALI Wrote: There is the URGENT need for a FORENSIC AUDIT of all RUGAS in and around Abuja FCT to smoke out the criminal bandits and confiscate the thousands of AK-47 hidden in these RUGAS• Abuja has now been effectively sandwiched by bandits operating in the 4 states around the federal capital territory (FCT) - Niger state to the West, Kogi to the South, Kaduna to the North and Nassarawa to the East. There is very little doubt that the next theatre of attack and main target is Abuja FCT. The bandits are now well domesticated around Abuja…
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