Rocket launcher, 13 AK-47 rifles recovered in Kebbi
The Kebbi State Police Command has recovered a rocket launcher, 13 AK-47 rifles and 32 live cartridges from seven additional suspects it arrested in connection with the attack on Bena community in Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of the state few days ago.
The state Commissioner of Police, Kabiru M. Ibrahim confirmed the development to journalists in Birnin Kebbi. The command on Wednesday paraded 11 suspects it linked with the attack on Kaboro, a border village between Kebbi and Zamfara states, where five people were killed this week.
He stated that the suspects were arrested and the weapons were recovered when his men combed the bushes in the affected villages thoroughly. He also said that the seven suspects who were arrested are currently being investigated for armed robbery and other criminal offences.
Malaria: FG to distribute 18.4m nets
The Federal Government is to distribute N18.4 million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) in six states this year as part of efforts to check malaria, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said in Abuja yesterday.
He was speaking with newsmen on this year’s World Malaria Day with the theme; ‘Ready to beat Malaria’.
Prof. Adewole said the six states include Nassarawa, Ogun, Jigawa, Katsina, Gombe and Kebbi. He said nets were being distributed through antenatal clinics for pregnant women and routine immunization of children, adding however that it was common knowledge that a lot of the long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN) distributed were not used.