Rocket launcher, 13 AK-47 ri­fles re­cov­ered in Kebbi

Weekly Trust - - News - Is­mail Ade­bayo, Birnin Kebbi Ojoma Akor

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.

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