WHO IS IN CHARGE OF NIGERIA BY JEMILA ABUBAKAR

I had the great misfortune of being one of thousands trapped on the Abuja-Kaduna highway last week Friday, 9th August for many, many hours. Our family’s version of the ordeal lasted for thirteen hours, from 2pm when we left Abuja until 3am when we crawled into Kaduna. Many others who had left either Kaduna or Abuja earlier were worse off because they lasted longer in the frustrations and chaos many said they had never seen the type of. Many vehicles broke down on possibly the worst highway to break down in…

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KADUNA ABUJA ROAD GRIDLOCK: THOUSANDS SLEEP ON THE ROAD

Mohammed Lere Abuja-Kaduna gridlock as tanker drivers blocked the highway. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mohammed Lere] Despite the reopening of the Kaduna-Abuja road, as announced by the Kaduna State Government, thousands of road users passed the night on the road as the gridlock persisted. The Kaduna-Abuja road was blocked by angry tanker drivers in the early hours of Friday. The drivers insisted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna meet with them before they remove their vehicles. The drivers’ protest followed the killing of one of them by a police officer allegedly for refusing to pay…

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EL RUFAI ORDERS ARREST OF PROTESTING DRIVERS WHO BLOCKED ABUJA KADUNA ROAD OVER KILLING OF THEIR COLLEAGUE BY POLICEMEN

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has called for the arrest and prosecution of drivers, who protested the killing of their colleague by a policeman over his refusal to pay bribe. The drivers protest had caused a total standstill on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Friday. Policemen on duty along the Abuja-Kaduna highway allegedly killed a commercial driver after he refused to give them N2,000 bribe. Reacting to the incident in a post on his official Twitter handle @elrufai, the governor said, “It is most unfortunate. “The drivers will all be arrested and…

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TRAILER DRIVERS BLOCK ABUJA – KADUNA ROAD OVER SHOOTING OF THEIR MEMBER

Noah Ebije, Kaduna There is no going and coming to Kaduna from Abuja as trailer drivers were said to have barricaded the highway following alleged shooting of one of their members by the police. This has resulted to no arrival of national daily newspapers coming to Kaduna from Abuja at the time of this report. Only Daily Trust Newspaper that was delivered from Kano is now on sale in Kaduna. The State police command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo did not pick his call at the time of filing this report.…

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ABDUCTIONS STILL TAKING PLACE ALONG KADUNA/ ABUJA ROAD DESPITE MILITARY PRESENCE

Abduction of persons for ransom along the Abuja-Kaduna highway has continued despite increase in security surveillance on the route. The police and other security agencies increased surveillance along the route when cases of abduction peaked in May with at least one occurring daily. Our correspondents learnt from residents of Rijanna and Katari, which were hotspots for kidnappers, that the attacks had however reduced in the last three weeks. Daily Trust on Sunday learnt that within a spate of three weeks, only two major cases were reported against the daily occurrence…

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INSECURITY ALONG KADUNA ABUJA ROAD: TYE MOTOR PACKS ARE EMPTY, SEE PASSENGERS QUEUE FOR TRAIN TICKETS

According to recent report, Since Kaduna Abuja expressway is now the kidnappers and bandits den, commuters have abandoned their cars and the road for train ride instead. See more photos below Gist From Praizenews ;http://www.praizenews.com/communers-storm-train-stationneglect-kaduna-abuja-expressway-because-of-bandits/

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ABUJA- KADUNA KIDNAP AXIS: 95 SUSPECTS ARRESTED, SEE THEIR PICS

A total of Ninety Three (93) kidnap suspects were arrested from different parts of the North-Central, North-Western and North-Eastern parts of the Country by Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder. In addition, the operatives recovered the following from the suspets; One (1) rocket launcher, Thirty-five (35) AK47 rifles, Ten (10) locally-made AK47 rifles and Five hundred (500) live ammunition. Also recovered from the hoodlums are eight (8) locally-made revolver pistols, ten (10) pairs of military camouflage uniform, two (2) operational vehicles, and other incriminating items. The operations leading to…

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POLICE ARRESTS 9 KIDNAPPERS ALONG KADUNA ABUJA ROAD, SEIZE CACHE OF ARMS

The Police have arrested nine kidnappers and recovered weapons in Kudaru Forest of Lere LGA of Kaduna State. According to a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, the officers attached to Operation Puff Adder, made the arrest on May 11, 2019, following credible intelligence and support from the locals in the community. Those arrested include: Ayuba lawal, Saidu Bello, Abdullahi Bello, Adamu Lawal, and Umar Sani, who are all indigenes of Dan Musa LGA of Katsina State. Others arrested at…

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ABUJA -KADUNA HIGHWAY NOW SAFE, SAYS EL RUFAI

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that Kaduna-Abuja Highway is now safe and travelers need not be afraid.  El-Rufai says his assurance is hinged on the security measures his administration has put in place, whose details he is not at liberty to discourse. Speaking to State House Correspondents in Abuja on Monday, after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa, El-Rufai said initiatives taken by the Inspector General of Police has started yielding results. “I came to see Mr. President, to brief him on the general security…

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IGP REDEPLOYS KADUNA CP, 4 OTHERS

Mohammed Adamu, Inspector general if Police, has ordered the immediate removal of Ahmed Abdulrahman as Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State. Abdulrahman, who goes to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja, will be replaced by Aji Ali Janga. The postings take immediate effect. “As part of efforts aimed at rejigging the fight against armed banditry, kidnapping and other sundry crimes across the nation, particularly in Kaduna and other contiguous States, the Inspector General of Police, M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Commissioner of Police…

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