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Bandits Kill Two Road Safety Officials, Abduct 10 Others In Nigeria1 minute read

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Two members of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been shot dead by bandits in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, in a statement confirmed the killing of the operatives on Monday.

He said the incident happened at Mararaban Udege in the state.

ACM Bisi Kazeem added that 10 others were abducted.

Kazeem noted that 26 personnel were reportedly attacked while travelling from the Sokoto and Kebbi State Commands of the Corps for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi.

The statement read: “They were attacked by bandits and kidnappers at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege around Adoka in Nasarawa state on Monday at about 8 a.m.

“The officers, totalling 26 in number, were travelling in two buses.

“One of the officers in the vehicle conveying the staff of the Corps reportedly died during the attack while another officer died in the hospital and six others were injured.

“Eight of them escaped unhurt, while 10 are unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants.”

The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had immediately reported the incident to relevant authorities for prompt rescue of the officials while investigations to ensure that the assailants were brought to book was ongoing.

Oyeyemi called on all staff of the Corps not to be deterred by this unfortunate incident.

He assured that the Corps would work closely with relevant security agencies to ensure that the criminal elements were brought to book and justice was served while the missing personnel were found.

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Uganda Establishes First Free Zone at Entebbe Airport

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The government of Uganda through the Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has finalised plans to establish the first public free zone at Entebbe International Airport. The free zone is projected to boost export-oriented investment in the country.

The project will be implemented by the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) on a five acre piece of land acquired from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) at the Entebbe International Airport premises.

Under the arrangement, the project targets sectors which include food processing, mineral processing, warehousing, storage and simple assembly, where all operators in the public free zone will process their products for onward export through Entebbe International Airport.

The development of the Public Free Zone projected to cost UGX 48billion will, on completion house seven production units and trade houses such as offices of the Uganda Free Zones Authority, Uganda Revenue Authority, and other government offices to promote enterprise. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has already awarded UGX 12.5 Billion for the first phase of the project.

Speaking at the site handover event, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, the Uganda Free Zones Authority Executive Director, said the project is expected to contribute cargo volumes, create hundreds of direct jobs and significantly improve Uganda’s exports.

“On completion, the project will support increased production quality assurance and value addition to commodities that are widely produced by the masses to improve household incomes, create employment and eliminate poverty as well as improve the value of Uganda’s exports,” he said.

Alinda was speaking while handing over the site for the construction of the Entebbe International Airport Free Zone at which he said they had acquired five acres from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority for the development and contracted National Enterprise Corporation, the commercial arm of the UPDF for the construction.

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In an interview with NC’s Tolu Adeleru-Balogun, Politician and Gender activist Ndi Kato speaks on the demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality.

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