Troops rescue abducted victims in Enugu

Troops of the 103rd Battalion (Rear) of the 82nd Division, Nigerian Army, currently in Operation UDO KA II have rescued Dr Maxwell Ayim between Four Corner-Agbogwe Junction in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Unuakhalu said that upon arrival, the troops interacted with the kidnappers, adding that due to the superior fire of the troops, the members of the criminal gang fled in chaos with gunshot wounds to a nearby bush.

The army spokesman said that the brave troops during further exploitation of the gang’s retreat route found the victim abandoned by the gang.

“Troops continue to rescue the victim. He has since been reunited with his family after initial medical examination.

“Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II, appeals to the law abiding and good citizens of Enugu in the South-East region in general not to give up on providing timely, reliable and trustworthy Information.

“This will help stop the spiral of kidnapping activities and various criminalities in the area.

“UDO KA II operations will continue to fight crime and criminality according to the existing rules and regulations,” he said.

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Ododo Is Not A Blood Relative – Gov. Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State yesterday made it clear in Abuja that the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the November 11 elections in the state, Ahmed Ododo, was not a blood relative of his as widely believed.

On the contrary, Ododo, who resigned his appointment from the Kogi State civil service before contesting the party’s primaries on April 14, won the election overwhelmingly during the party’s primaries, according to Bello. He made the clarification at the third annual GYB Seminar for Nigerian Political and Crime Correspondents/Editors at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

While optimistic that Ododo would emerge as the next governor of the state at the end of the election, he assured that the process would be free and credible.

“Unfortunately, ethnic sentiment kept us where we were for nineteen years, but the story changed from the moment I came on board.

I will say boldly that since I came into government there has been nothing better than ethnic sentiment.

“We are raising people from different backgrounds, regardless of senatorial zones, ethnic or religious affiliations.

“Ododo won his election overwhelmingly during the primaries. He is a very compassionate person who endeared himself to the Kogi people.

“Moreover, he is a popular candidate. How can he create uncertainty in an election where he is best positioned to win? “The November 11 elections will be free, fair, peaceful and credible. I have supervised many elections. This will be the most peaceful. We will continue to learn in terms of performance,” he said..

He said: “There may be a lot of news about the elections of November 11, 2023. What I can assure you is that the elections will be very free, fair and peaceful.

“For us as a government, safety is important. We have achieved a lot in the past seven and a half years and we are confident that nothing will distract from the path of greatness that the state has set.”

Fanwo explained that the GYB seminar which started three years ago was to build the capacity of Nigerian journalists to do their job.

He said: “When we look back today, we are happy and satisfied that we achieved that dream. We have also managed to tell our story and the world can testify to the fact that without Kogi, nothing will be discussed in Nigeria today.

“This is the last time Governor Yahaha Bello will be present as Chief Executive of the state as he will be when he takes office in January 2024. By the grace of God he will transfer it to another person who will. organize this seminar from 2024”.

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