Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, has lauded the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, for its responsiveness in the fight against armed banditry and other forms of criminality in the state and other states in northwest Nigeria.
Governor Masari expressed this while paying a courtesy call on the Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, at naf headquarters in Abuja.
Masari pointed out that air marshal Amao’s glaring commitment and dedication combined with the efforts of NAF personnel at the forefront of ongoing operations in the northeast significantly curtailed activities of the bandits and limited their scope of operation.
He, therefore, called for the collective support of Nigerians as the military works round the clock to ensure the protection of lives and properties.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has confirmed the rescue of some students and teachers kidnapped from Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi.
Governor Bagudu made the confirmation in a communique released to the press, assuring residents that all those abducted will be returned safely.
The governor, who commended all security services in the state for their quick response which led to the rescue of some of the abducted students and teacher, pledged that additional security would be provided to all institutions of learning within the state.
He added that a premium has been placed on the provision of logistics and the necessary equipment to security agencies to waging total war against banditry and all acts of criminality until normality and tranquility are attained fully.
The Palestinian authority has cancelled a swap deal under which Israel was to give it at least one million Covid vaccines.
In a statement made available to journalists, Palestine’s health minister, Mai Alkaila, explained that the Pfizer jabs expected from Israel were too close to their expiry date.
On his part, Palestinian authority spokesman, Ibrahim Melhem, revealed that the country would instead wait for the consignment of vaccines that the authority had ordered directly from the New York-based multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation, Pfizer.
Israeli officials had earlier hinted that its stock of vaccines were to be used to speed up the Palestinian vaccination programme.