NRC Declares Free Train Service For Commuters

NRC, TrainThe management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has declared free train service for all commuters across the country.

The Managing Director of the NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, made the announcement on Wednesday in Rigasa, Kaduna State in Nigeria’s northeast region.

He said the free train service, which would last for two weeks, would enable Nigerians know that the corporation was fully set for commercial services.

Speaking after inspecting the railway facilities put in place by the corporation, Mr Okhiria advised Nigerians to de-congest the highways.

He urged them to embrace the use of train services for the transportation of goods and passengers.

Complementing the NRC boss’ appeal, the project supervisor at the construction site, Mr Lv Feng, assured all commuters of safety and efficient service.

Kaduna Police Arrest 31 Robbery Suspects, Recover 8 Vehicles

policeThe Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 31 armed robbery suspects who specialize in snatching of cars, motorcycles and women handbags.

The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, Umar Shehu,  said an AK47 rifle, four bareta pistols, four single barrel short guns, five single barrel long guns, 39 rounds of live ammunition and 92 live cartridges were recovered from them.

The Commissioner also disclosed that the suspects were arrested in Zaria, Kafanchan and Kaduna, the state capital, by operatives of the Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB), during a stop and search operation and cross fire, following a tip-off from members of the public.

During the operation, a total number of 8 vehicles of various kinds including a Prado jeep, 14 motorcycles were also recovered from the robbers.

Mr Shehu noted ed that the arrests were made within this month of May, 2015.

According to the Commissioner, the suspects usually take their stolen vehicles to Niger Republic, where they sell them to their accomplices, adding that the command is working closely with the Interpol in Niger Republic to track down stolen vehicles and their buyers.

Other arrests made by the command include 16 members of a suspected terrorist group known as ‘Sara- Suka in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of the state, where they have been attacking residents and later killed a middle aged man, injuring two others.

Mr Shehu however reiterated that the command would not relent in its fight against criminals and criminality throughout the state, urging car owners to come to the command with their vehicle papers to claim their vehicles.

One of the robbery suspects, Ibrahim Kabir, who is a 20 year old boy and a 200 level Accountancy student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, confessed to the crime.

Kabir narrated how he got  involved in the crime and however begged for forgiveness. He also disclosed how they sold the stolen vehicles at giveaway prices.

 

Muslims, Christians In Kaduna Call For NNPC Probe

APC-members organise prayer in kadunaMuslim and Christian members of the APC have called on the incoming President, General Buhari to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and also ensure that all sectors of the economy are properly overhauled.

The APC members held a joint prayer session and thanksgiving for the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor-Elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

During the prayer session which held at Rigasa area in Igabi Local Government Area (LGA), they  prayed for divine protection for all incoming leaders, to enable them discharge their new roles for the benefit of the people.

Party members also prayed that the elected leaders would lead them with the fear of God and also tackle corruption to the barest minimum.

While lamenting the poor state of the nation’s economy, the APC members expressed hope that the incoming APC administration would address the challenges confronting the state and the nation.

They expressed confidence in the capability of all elected APC leaders to deliver on their campaign promises, with the view that only fervent prayers is what the leaders need.

Suspected Boko Haram Members Kill Police In Kaduna

BokoHaram-WIT-GUNS 1Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed a policeman at his home in Rigasa area of Kaduna metropolis.

The late Police  sergeant, Sanusi Musa who was until his death the driver of the Borno State Commissioner of Police,  was said to be in  Kaduna over the weekend to see his family when the gunmen trailed him to his house and shot him.

According to an eyewitness the gunmen numbering about four stormed the residence of the late Police officer about 9:00pm local time on Sunday and shot him three times on the chest.

After shooting him they  immediately took-off in their Honda Concerto Saloon car. The sound of gunshots sent residents scampering for safety.

The spokesman for Kaduna Police Command,  Aminu Lawan, confirmed the incident, saying that the command is on the trail of the killers.

The Boko Haram sect has carried out series of attacks on villages, schools, churches, mosques and public places in the north-east, but have carried out few of this kind of killings in kaduna State.