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Police Speak On Bandits Imposing New Traditional Rulers, Fines On Sokoto Villages

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The Police said it was aware of the news in circulation claiming bandits have taken over Sabon Birni villages and subjected the residents to tax payment.

A statement has been issued by the Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Police following viral reports that bandits overpowered some communities in the state and imposed heads and fines onresidents. 

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The Police said it was aware of the news in circulation claiming bandits have taken over Sabon Birni villages and subjected the residents to tax payment. 

Recall that Sabon Birni, a local government area in Sokoto State has experienced multiple attacks by gunmen in recent times. 

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However, the spokesperson of the Sokoto Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar in a statement on Monday issued on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police said bandits have not imposed new heads or fines on the people of the community as claimed in some reports. 

According to him, Police embarked on an investigation after the rumours emerged in some sections of the media and found the claim to be false. 

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Abubakar further urged the press and members of the public to continue to support all security agencies working to defeat banditry and restore normalcy to affected areas. 

He said the police is working with other sister agencies including the army, airforce and special forces to resist activities of bandits in Sokoto. 

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The full statement reads: “The attention of Sokoto State Police Command has been drawn to the above purported story in circulation online and other media outlets that bandits impose new heads on Sabon Birni villages and payments of fines.

“The command is using this medium to reassure members of the public particularly residents in Sokoto state that, the command did not rest on its oars in fighting against banditry and other criminality in the state.

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“Investigation reveals that the above claim of bandits imposing heads on Sabon Birni villages is not substantiated. We equally device so many proactive strategies and intelligence policing to ascertain the genesis of such claims.

However, there is an ongoing operation which the driven force is under “Operation Hadarin Daji” including the military, Police, Airforce, and special forces. Soonest, this operation will be taken to the bandits camp and normalcy will be restored in areas affected by banditry activities.

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“Members of the press as well as the general public are enjoined to continue to support the security operatives in the ongoing Operations against banditry and other criminal elements in the State.”

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Heartbreaking Throwback Video of 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar Kidnapped And Killed By Her School Teacher in Kano

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“A touching throwback video of a little girl that was kidnapped and killed by her teacher has surfaced.
 
In the video, the late 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar was asking everyone to protect themselves.
 
Hanifa was kidnapped and killed by her own school proprietor in Kano last December. Her body was discovered a few days ago where the school teacher had buried her remains after feeding her with rat poison.
 
Before she was gruesomely murdered, Hanifa was filmed by family members urging everyone to protect themselves.
 
”“We should protect ourselves ,we should follow the rules,We should protect our health Arewa24 is our own.” she is quoted as saying
 
Watch video below:

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Two Killed As Rival Cults Clash In Lagos Island

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“No less than two persons have reportedly been killed during a clash between rival gangsters in the Idumota area of Lagos State.

According to Punch, the clash which started on Thursday evening degenerated into Friday morning leading to the death of the victims.

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It was gathered that clash involved hoodlums from Idumota, Balogun, Martins and Oluwole areas of Lagos Island.

It also affected trading and other commercial activities on the Island on Friday.

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The hoodlums reportedly shot sporadically into different directions as they displayed assorted arms and ammunition.

Some shops were also said to have been shut down but security agencies on ground assured market men and women to open their shops.

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But they only mounted positions to forestall any form of resurgence of violence or hoodlums returning to take advantage of the situation.

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