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Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Monday8th January, 2017.

Mon, 08 Jan 2018

Two persons were reportedly killed in a protest, while three others were said to be seriously wounded when the Shiite and the police clashed in Kaduna.
The wounded persons were believed to be receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Kaduna at the time of filing this report.
The Free Zakzaky Protests broke out in Kaduna along Ahmadu Bello Way /Kano road at 5 PM on Sunday, just as the police shot sporadically to disperse the protesting crowd.
The Kaduna State government had before now outlawed street protests by any group or individual in the State.
Our correspondent noted that motorists hurriedly made U-turns to various routes to escape the troubled areas as the sound of police gun rent the air sporadically.
It was also observed that shop owners within the areas closed abruptly and scampered to safety for fear of stray bullets from the police.
However, the police in a swift reaction said its men were at the Leventis roundabout after getting reports that the Shiites were about to embark on a protest march.
Police public relations officer in Kaduna State, ASP Mukhtar Husseini Aliyu, said the police was here to disperse the procession as the state government has banned such processions from holding in the state.
The PPRO could not confirm the number of those killed in the protest but however, said there was an altercation and two civilians and one policeman were injured.
He said the situation has however been brought under control and normalcy has returned to the place.
Aliyu said some of the protesters have been arrested and would soon be charged to court.

Mon, 08 Jan 2018

GUNMEN suspected to be kidnappers on Saturday evening, kidnapped two people in Supare, in Akoko southwest local government area of Ondo state.

According to a source, the two victims were kidnapped at a popular hotel in the town by the gunmen who dragged them into a waiting vehicle.

He explained that the two victims included the director of the hotel and a lodger who was in the town for a funeral ceremony which took place in the town on Saturday.

He said the two victims were dragged into a waiting vehicle which brought the suspected kidnappers and left for an unknown destination.

He, however, said there was no contact from the abductors of the two men concerning the whereabouts of the two men.

The commander-in-charge of Akoko Area Police Command, Mr Abdulrasak Abdulrauf, confirmed the incident but said policemen from the command were working hard to ensure the release of the two abducted persons.

Also, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state police command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the state commissioner of police, Mr Gbenga Adeyanju, has ordered men of the state police command to search for the victims.

He confirmed that one of the victims was the Director of the hotel, saying that the police are on top of the situation.

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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