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Bandits demand N100m ransom for six ASPs held hostage in Katsina kidnapper’s den

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Bandits who kidnapped six Assistant Superintendents of Police in Katsina State for over one week are demanding N100m ransom for their release.

The abducted ASPs were among the nine who were just promoted to their current rank. They were attached to the Mobile Police Squadron 6, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Findings on Wednesday, November 18, indicated that the ASPs were demobilised from the riot unit and eight of them were on their way to the Zamfara State Police Command on transfer when they were ambushed in the Dogondaji area of Katsina State and taken into the forest, Punch reports.

While being led away, two of them escaped and one of them was shot in the leg but survived. He found himself at a village and the villagers took him to a police station and he was taken to a hospital.

The other six officers are still with the bandits who are demanding N100m ransom.

The families of the missing police officers were anxious about the safety of their breadwinners following the N100m ransom demanded by the bandits, Punch reports, adding that the families were attempting to raise N3m for the release of the captives or N500,000 each.

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Zabarmari Massacre: UN withdraws ‘110’ casualty figure

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The United Nations (UN) has withdrawn its initial casualty figure of 110 farmers being killed by Boko Haram in Zabarmari community of Borno state.

Making a clarification on Monday November 30, the international agency said the figure was not yet confirmed.

Eve Sabbagh, UN’s head of public information in Nigeria said the “110 casualty figure” was not properly sourced.

She said;

“Please note the number of 110 civilians killed on Saturday’s attack is an unconfirmed number and the correct version of the statement by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator is the one published yesterday on Reliefweb and used on OCHA Nigeria’s Twitter account.”

In another statement released by the UN, the casualty was replaced with “tens of civilians”, while other parts of the piece remains the same.

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Election 2020; NDC promises free tertiary education in 2020/2021 academic year

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The National Democratic Congress has promised to absorb all fees for SHS students who will be going to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.


As part of it’s campaign promise to get the votes of the electorates, the opposition NDC has come up with a new strategy that when vote into power will implement.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that when voted into power, the John Mahama-led government will absorb the full school fees of Ghanaian students who be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.

According to a statement signed by Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the NDC, the decision is in line with the recommendation of the Education Policy Group of the party and it will be incorporated in the People’s Manifesto.

The NDC also indicated that the new policy is termed “Fa Ninyinaa”.

NDC Fa Ninyinaa
NDC Fa Ninyinaa

“This policy is an enhancement of our commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the ‘KYEMUPE’ policy, which will now apply to only continuing students in tertiary institutions in the country,” the NDC explained.

The NDC added that the Flagbearer of the Party, John Dramani Mahama will in “due course”, throw more light on the enhanced package for Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions next year.

READ THE FULL PRESS STATEMENT BELOW;

NDC Free University Press Release
NDC Free University Press Release

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