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Four Chinese Arrested for Illegal Miningin Nasarawa

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Four Chinese Arrested for Illegal Mining
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By: Michael Mike

Four Chinese have been arrested by the Mining Marshals of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at an illegal mining site where Lithium is sold at Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

A statement on Saturday by the spokesman of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi read that: “Following the Commissioning of some specially trained NSCDC Personnel as Federal Government Mining Marshals; the Team has intensified efforts to clamp down on illegal miners sabotaging the economy of the nation.

“The Mining Marshall with a renewed vigour swung into action following credible intelligence and uncovered an illegal mining site where Lithium is sold at Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

“During the sting operation, the Squad arrested four (4) Chinese nationals who through preliminary investigation admitted that they were running an illegal site used for selling lithium.”

The spokesman said: “While speaking with the Mining Marshall Commander; ACC. Attah John Onoja hinted that the minerals were seized under section 146 (b) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2007 and that the arrest followed the suspect’s refusal to honour the command invitation for questioning.”

He added that an application would be lodged in Court for forfeiture of the impounded lithium minerals while the proceeds would be remitted to the Federal Government.

He said preliminary investigations have unearthed where the minerals were being disposed of without the required license.

He said: “The arrested suspects have confessed to the crime; admitting that they held no certificate or license to deal in the solid minerals. The suspects are running a business venture identified as HOSAN AGRO-ALLIED COMPANY LTD which was registered to deal in agricultural-related activities.

The Federal had vowed to stamp out illegal mining activities across the country and to end the menace of mineral theft plaguing the Solid Minerals sector of the nation’s economy.

Meanwhile, the NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi has charged the Mining Marshals to work assiduously to rid the Country of illegal miners. He added that in pursuit of this mandate, the Corps will stop at nothing to ensure that all illegal mining activities are stopped nationwide, while perpetrators would be brought to book after a thorough investigation under the full weight of the law, no matter how highly placed.

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Troops Arrest 8 Cameroonian Rebels Fuel Suppliers

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Troops Arrest 8 Cameroonian Rebels Fuel Suppliers

By: Zagazola Makama 

Troops of the 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Jalingo, Taraba State have arrested eight persons suspected to be supplying fuel to the Ambazonia rebels of Cameroon Republic unleashing terror on parts of the neighboring Francophone country.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that those arrested are: Jafaru Adamu, 32; Auwal Haruna, 34; Umar Dahiru (no age stated); Mubaraka Abdullahi, 20; Saidu Musa, 26; Bashiru Ibrahim, 18; Danlami Yahuza, 19; and Abubakar Abdullahi 19.

They were arrested by the troops on Friday, May 24 at the Nigeria/Cameroon border Kurmi market on their way to Obong in Cameroon Republic through Kurmin Baisa road, Takum LGA, Taraba State in three J5 vehicles carrying 605 Jerry cans containing 40 litres of fuel each, at the cost of N800 per litre, totalling 24, 200 litres, with a total cost of N19, 360,000.00.

On interrogation, they confessed to the crime of smuggling and selling fuel to the Ambazinia rebels who have been banned from entering Nigeria for direct purchase of fuel legally.

During preliminary investigation, they revealed the names of other members of their syndicate as: Alhaji Abdulmumin; Rabilu Zubairu; Sule Abong; and Mark Akawu, the chairman of the syndicate. 

The arrested suspects are in the custody of the 6 Brigade for discreet investigations and necessary action.

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Yobe: Police warns public property vandals to desist or face the wrath of the law

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Yobe: Police warns public property vandals to desist or face the wrath of the law

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Yobe State Police Command has placed security surveillance measures around public properties, especially electricity power distribution cables around the state.This is akin to numinous reports of vandalization of electricity power transformers distribution cables and other important edifice.

The Command succeeded and arrested one of the notorious Vandals who specialised in vandalization of electricity power distribution transformers cables in Damaturu and other nearby towns.

Thus, on 16 May 2024, at about 1300hrs personnel, of C Divisional Police Headquarters, intercepted One Saminu Garba aged, 23 years old, of Maiduguri Borno State. The suspect was arrested among two other syndicate members who evaded arrest and fled. The command has begun a swift chase to arrest them soon. The suspects, were namely : Audu Ismail and Abba Mohammed of the same state. The suspect confessed to having vandalized an electricity transformer situated at the state low-cost via Gujba Road , Damaturu. In the midnight of 16th May 2024

The Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Ahmed, warned perpetrators to desist or face the full wrath of the law while reiterating the commitment of the command relentless efforts towards untoward criminal activities in the state. However, he urges good members of the public to report suspicious activities of such types of miscreants to the nearest police station, and those who buy stolen vandalized properties stiffer sanctions will be meted out on them accordingly.

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Army troops gun down Mallam Muhammad, ISWAP Commander incharge of VBIED

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Army troops gun down Mallam Muhammad, ISWAP Commander incharge of VBIED

By: Zagazola Makama

The troops of Operation Desert Sanity III, Operation Hadin Kai have nutrialised Mallam Muhammad, ISWAP top Commander in-charge of Vehicle Bomb Improvised Explosive Device(VBEID) in Sambisa Forest.

Muhammadu was nutrialised on May 14 after the made gradual but unprecedented incursions into the insurgents’ dens in Ukuba and Njimia in Bama Local Government Area.

The terrorists kingpin operate a major fabrication workshop where he made Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device(PBVIED) Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosives Device(VBIED) Road Side Borne Improvised Explosive Device(RSBIED).

Muhammadu had sent many under age children into suicide bombing after conscripting them into believing that when they died they will go to heaven. Among those that he used as human bombs were his three children.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the troops also intercepted a vehicle that was already armed with explosive which was designed to target advancing troops.

Despite the obvious challenges of difficult terrain, IED threats the troops continue to maintain the momentum, remaining focused and determined to pursue and decimate the fleeing terrorists.

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