Gunmen kill two in Kano
Gunmen on Wednesday night killed two factory workers at the Sharada Industrial Estate, Kano.
A few days ago, a doctor was trailed and shot dead at his home in the Hotoro quarters of the state, after which the assailants drove away his car.
It could not be ascertained if the Wednesday attack was carried out by the Boko Haram sect, which reportedly planted explosives near Mammy Market in Bukavu Barracks, headquarters of the Third Brigade, on the same day.
The Army Public Relations Officer of the Third Brigade, Lt. Ikedichi Iweha, said nobody was injured in the explosion, which occurred about 8:30 pm.
Niger State Government is to procure 58 pick-up vans and security equipment worth N414 million to fight the Boko Haram insurgency and provide efficient and effective security patrol.
Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Mu’azu Bawa, spoke to reporters yesterday after the Executive Council meeting in Minna.
He said the step is part of government’s effort to improve security.
Bawa said most of the security agencies complained of lack of mobility, which is hindering their effort to curb crime, adding that the vehicles and gadgets will be given to the Nigeria Police, State Security Service (SSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
According to him, the pick-up vans and security equipment will cost N377 million, 50 pieces of bullet proof jackets will cost N8.5 million, 50 pieces of helmets, N3.5 million and a communication gadget to monitor the movements of the vans, N25 million. He said they would be bought by the government within three weeks.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Danladi Abdulhameed, said the state government has initiated moves to compensate indigenes that were displaced from the Federal Capital Territory 25 years ago.
He said Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has set up an eight-man committee to be headed by Mr. Mohammed Sani, adding that the committee is to carry out the census of the affected people and work out what it will cost to compensate them.
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