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Air Strike Takes Out Armed Bandits Camp in Katsina State

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NAF: Air Strikes Takes Out Armed Bandits’ Camp in Katsina State

The Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DMO) says The Air Component of Operation “HADARIN DAJI” has destroyed another camp belonging to armed bandits at a location near Ungwar Ali-Kere in Katsina State.

DMO Coordinator, Maj Gen John Enenche explains in a statement that this was achieved through air strikes executed on 13 October 2020 following credible Human Intelligence reports and confirmatory surveillance missions.

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Eneche added that Intelligence reports indicated that dozens of armed bandits had established a camp at the location.

He said that the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and helicopter gunships which engaged the location in successive passes, destroyed portions of the camp and neutralized some of the bandits.

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Plateau begins trial of 300 suspected looters

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Looters

The Plateau State Government on Wednesday begun the prosecution of over 300 suspected looters and arsonists in the state.
They were accused of looting, criminal trespass and inciting public disturbance, among other charges.
The suspects, who had been in military and police detention after they were arrested in different parts of Jos and the Bukuru metropolis between Saturday and Sunday, were moved to the Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for arraignment.

The defendants were arraigned one after the other at Jebbu Bassa Area Court before several judges including Justices N S Dashe, Adar Roseline Baraje, and L B Longs as well as Lawal Sulaiman, among others.

In all the cases brought before the judges, the prosecutors from the state Ministry of Justice told the court that the accused persons committed the offences against the state and should be prosecuted according to the law.
The defence counsels, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy for the accused persons, particularly as they were first offenders.
The defence counsels also pleaded for short sentencing with an option of fine after their clients pleaded guilty to the offences.

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FG to Install One Million Electricity Meters Across Nigeria

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Minister of Power- ELECTRICITY

The Federal government of Nigeria on Monday said it would install at least one million Electricity Meters in the residents of unmetered electricity consumers before the end of this year.

Minister of power, Sale Mamman, said this in a series of tweets posted via the official twitter handle of the office of the minister of power.

Mamman said the president, Muhammadu Buhari had directed a mass metering Programme for the power sector starting immediately.

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The Minister stated that the Federal government was creating job opportunities for Nigerian youths in the power sector through key programmes.

He said the five million solar home system project, mass metering scheme, among others, were some of the projects.

Mamman, who disclosed this during a stakeholder meeting in Jalingo, Taraba state, addressed youths on the need to foster peace and harmony.

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COVID-19: Protests Takes Place Across Italy Over Restrictions

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ITALY PROTESTS

Protests took place across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of COVID-19.

Clashes were reported in the northern cities of Milan and Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers.

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In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, and thousands of people gathered in the centre of Naples.

The demonstrations began soon after the national government’s order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 6pm local time.

Many regions have also imposed night-time COVID-19 curfews – including Lombardy, Milan and Piedmont, Turin.

The violence was blamed on extremist agitators and police said 28 people had been arrested in Milan alone.

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