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    EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives in Gombe have arrested one Danlami Rukuje, secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), for allegedly diverting materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Uwujaren said the SEMA official’s arrest and those of his accomplices followed a tip-off received by the [...]

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    Army raids Gombe hotel for Boko Haram members

Army raids Gombe hotel for Boko Haram members

The Nigerian army has said that it carried out a raid of Gombe international hotel on suspicions that Boko Haram terrorists from Chad and Niger were lodging there.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sani Usman, a brigadier general, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday."Based on tip-off on the presence of foreign elements of Boko [...]

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    ‘Armed robbers’ kill lecturer in Gombe

‘Armed robbers’ kill lecturer in Gombe

The Gombe state police command on Monday said a gang of armed robbery suspects killed a lecturer and a Cameroonian at Kashere junction on the Gombe-Kumo road around 11: 45pm on Sunday.Ahmed Usman,  the command’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.The statement identified the lecturer as Sulaiman Umar of the Department of Arabic Studies, Federal University, Kashere, [...]

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    NYSC orientation camp reopens in Gombe after 2 years

NYSC orientation camp reopens in Gombe after 2 years

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation exercise has resumed in Gombe state after two years of suspension as a result of security challenges occasioned by the threat of insurgents.One-thousand-seven-hundred-and-six corps members participated in the batch 'A' 2016 orientation programme at a temporary camp in Amada, Akko local government area (LGA) of the state.Declaring the camp open, Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor [...]

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    Police confirm Gombe killings

Police confirm Gombe killings

The Gombe state command of the Nigeria police force has confirmed the death of three of its men and some civilians in the Buba Shango axis of Gombe metropolis.Fwaje Atajiri, police public relations officer (PPRO), told reporters that they were killed during an attack on Triacta Construction Company’s quarters.He said the incident occurred on Saturday night and investigation into the [...]

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    ‘6 killed’ as gunmen attack expatriates in Gombe

‘6 killed’ as gunmen attack expatriates in Gombe

Gunmen killed three policemen and three civilians during an attack on some foreign workers in the Guba Shango axis of Gombe state on Saturday.A security source confirmed the attack to TheCable, saying it happened around 9pm.The source said the attackers trailed the workers from a construction site to their quarters, adding that those killed lost their lives while trying to [...]

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    Goje forged document to steal N5bn, witness tells court

Goje forged document to steal N5bn, witness tells court

Shehu Atiku, a witness in the trial of Danjuma Goje, a former governor of Gombe state and serving senator, has told a federal high court in Gombe that the ex-governor forged the resolution of the state house of assembly to collect N5 billion facility from Access Bank.“My Lord, the said resolution did not emanate from the Gombe state house of assembly and [...]

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    5 Gombe pilgrims missing, 7 injured in hajj stampede

5 Gombe pilgrims missing, 7 injured in hajj stampede

Gombe state has declared five of its pilgrims missing in Saudi Arabia, while seven of them sustained injuries during the stampede that led to the loss of 717 lives.Usman Gurama, executive secretary of the Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, told journalists in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, that the pilgrims have not been located since Thursday.He said members of [...]

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    Gombe villagers kill hippopotamus, share meat

Gombe villagers kill hippopotamus, share meat

A notorious Hippopotamus that had been disturbing residents of Dadinkowa in Yamaltu/Deba local governmen area of Gombe state in the last two years has been killed.Head of forestry unit of the local government told NAN that apart from terrorising people, the bulky animal had been destroying crops and fishing facilities in the area.“We discovered it about two and half years [...]

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    Troops arrest 2 suspects over Gombe bombing

Troops arrest 2 suspects over Gombe bombing

The defence headquarters says it has arrested two suspects in connection with last year’s bombing at the Gombe Line Transport Service.Chris Olukolade, director of defence information, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday, disclosing that the suspects were nabbed during a shootout in Gombe on Sunday.He added that they were tracked at a check point at the Bajoga area [...]

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    Troops arrest 3 bomb markers in Gombe

Troops arrest 3 bomb markers in Gombe

The defence headquarters has said a cordon and search operation conducted by Nigerian troops in Gombe state has led to the arrest of three bomb making experts.Chris Olukolade, director, defence information, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.Olukolade said the arrested persons were suspected to be members of Boko Haram, in search of soft targets for attack [...]

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    APC challenges Gombe gov election at tribunal

APC challenges Gombe gov election at tribunal

Inuwa Yahaya, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Gombe state governorship election, has formally lodged a suit at the state election petition tribunal challenging the re-election of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Niyi Idowu, counsel to Yahaya, submitted the petition on Saturday, and Yahaya thereafter told journalists his client was at the tribunal to seek justice, because [...]

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    8 killed, as B’Haram attacks Gombe polling unit

8 killed, as B’Haram attacks Gombe polling unit

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck at polling units in Dukku and Nafada local government area of Gombe state on Saturday, killing eight people, including Umar Aminu, a member of the state house of assembly.A security source, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, said it happened around 10am, while the accreditation process was ongoing.“The attack happened in Nafada local [...]

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    Son succeeds father as Emir of Gombe

Son succeeds father as Emir of Gombe

Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar, son of the late Emir of Gombe who died on May 27, 2014, at a London hospital, has been appointed the new Emir of Gombe.The late former emir, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar, also succeeded his own late father as the 10th Emir of Gombe in 1984.Alhaji Abubakar Bage, secretary to the state government, presented the letter of appointment to [...]

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Traders at Gombe market lose millions to inferno

The early hours of Wednesday was not really good for owners of about 200 stores of a grain market in Gombe State, as property worth millions of naira were destroyed in an inferno.Alhaji Usman Adamu, the caretaker chairman of the Grains Market Association, stated that in the incident, which happened at about 3:00am, most members of the association lost their [...]

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    Police arrest 3 robbery suspects

Police arrest 3 robbery suspects

The Gombe State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested three persons suspected to have carried out armed robbery at Cham on the Gombe-Yola Road.Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Fwaje Atajiri, said a team of policemen from Cham Division were on patrol around 2:30 am on Friday when they received a distress call that armed robbers were on rampage.“Our men received a [...]

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