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F-SARS operatives arrest robber in Rivers,recover arms



F-SARS operatives arrest robber

F-SARS operatives arrest robber in Rivers state

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad on Monday arrested a suspect alleged to be a member of an armed robbery gang operating in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The hoodlums, according to an eyewitness, were returning from an operation where they had allegedly stolen a bag containing huge sums of money.

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Their escape was, however, truncated by some taxi drivers who reportedly parked on Kalabari Street, in Mile Diobu around 6am, to take passengers.

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The robbers were said to have shot into the air to force the taxi drivers to leave the road.

The gunshots reportedly drew the attention of F-SARS operatives, who rushed to the scene.  on getting there the F-SARS operatives arrest robber who was said to be in possession of fire arm.

A source in the area, who claimed to have been awoken by the “deafening sound” of gunshots, said the armed robbers took to their heels on sighting the F-SARS operatives.

He said, “The armed robbers were trying to pass here (Kalabari Street) around 6am. I believe they were returning from an operation somewhere. But some taxi drivers were loading on the road and causing traffic jam.

“The armed robbers got angry over the traffic jam and started shooting into the air to clear the road, not knowing that F-SARS men were close. Immediately the F-SARS men arrived, they took positions; some of them went into the gutter.”

It was learnt that the hoodlums abandoned their guns and the bag of money and fled the scene.

“When the robbers noticed that gunshots were being fired by the F-SARS operatives, they left their Toyota Highlander and guns and escaped on foot.

“But the F-SARS men managed to catch one of them and recovered the bag of money and the vehicle before taking them to the Mile One Police Station,” the source added.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.

He said, “I heard about it; but I have not been fully briefed.”

The F-SARS operatives arrest robber in rivers state was first reported by NPBS.


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Anambra Airport to Launch in April 2021



The governor of Anambra state, willie Obiano, during a visit to Sirika in Abuja, announced that the state’s cargo airport would be inaugurated in April 2021.

The Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has  announced that the state’s cargo airport would be inaugurated in April 2021.

On the Anambra airport, Obiano said the facility would be set for inauguration in April 2021 and that the state would be honoured to have Sirika perform the task.

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the instruments of ratification of the bilateral air service agreement between Nigeria and the united states of America, India, morocco and Rwanda.

Minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in a tweet via his official twitter handle.

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Air Peace Evacuates 312 Indian Citizens



312 Murtala Muhammed Airport Air peace Indian citizens

Air Peace Evacuates 312 Indian Citizens

Air Peace has evacuated 312 Indian citizens from the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos to Kochi in India. After evacuating 301 Chinese citizens on Thursday.

This is just as the government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria.

According to the verified twitter account of Indians in Nigeria, @india_nigeria, the “repatriation of India nationals from Nigeria began today (Sunday) with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight with 312 passengers. It is the first ever Nigerian airline to fly directly to India.”

The Indians in Nigeria commended the Nigerian government, the Indian Embassy in Nigeria and others that made the flight a reality.


According to information from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Air Peace flight P47812 pushed back by 1:15 am Nigerian time with 312 passengers and 15 crew members and was airborne at 1:28 am.

Air Peace in a statement said that the 10-hour non-stop flight from Lagos to Kochi was operated with a B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI.

The flight, operated by 15 crew members, the airline said was expected to arrive Cochin International Airport in Kerala.

The Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, who expressed delight over the evacuation flight, thanked the Indian authorities for engaging Air Peace to operate the flight, while also giving kudos to the Nigerian government for supporting the airline in all its special flights during the lockdown.

She added that the airline alongside other relevant government agencies ensured that all the passengers complied with established health protocols before boarding.

“It can be recalled that on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Air Peace embarked on an evacuation flight of 301 Chinese nationals and flew back 268 stranded Nigerians from China on Saturday,” the statement added.


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Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese citizens from Nigeria



Lagos MMIA Air peace evacuated Chinese citizens

Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese citizens from Nigeria

On Thursday night, AIR Peace evacuated Chinese citizens from Nigeria to China through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos at about 2205hrs.

The airline carried out the evacuation with its Boeing 777-300 with registration 5N-BWI which airlifted 301 passengers on board taking 24 crew members.

The Nigerian carrier evacuated the Chinese from Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, commercial city.

The evacuation which was arranged by the Chinese government took off about 10: 00 pm Nigerian time and arrived at about 1:15 pm Nigerian time on Friday.

The Nigeria carrier was also the airline that evacuated Israelis living in Nigeria late March and has been contacted by other countries for evacuation operations.


Spokesman of the airline, Stanley Olisa confirmed the successful flight and said, Air Peace on Thursday, May 28, 2020, operated its second flight to China as “we evacuated 301 Chinese nationals back to their country. The flight departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos at exactly 22:05hrs to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China. Countries have been contacting us to evacuate their citizens.”

The Regional Airport Manager, South West, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba said the flight: P47807 pushed back from the Echo terminal of MMIA at 21:40hrs with 325 souls onboard – 301 Chinese evacuees and 24 crew members.

She explained that all relevant government agencies like FAAN, Nigeria Immigration Service, Port Health Services officials and others were fully on ground to success of the evacuation exercise.

Air Peace is slated to carry out more evacuation operations for other nationals living in Nigeria, as the airline and other domestic operators gear up to resume scheduled flight operations soon.

There are indications that commercial flight operations would resume early June, as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has started auditing airlines in preparation for scheduled passenger service.



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