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The government of the United States of America has slammed sanctions on Turkey's ministers of justice and interior over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

 

The sanctions provide that any property or interest in property of both ministers within US jurisdiction is blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the US believes that the evangelical from North Carolina, who has been held for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups, is a victim of unfair and unjust detention.

 

Sanders said there has not been any evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong, adding that the two Turkish ministers targeted in the sanctions had both played leading roles in the arrest of the US pastor.

 

However; Turkey maintained that US demand for the release of Andrew Brunson is unacceptable, adding that it would respond to the sanctions, which it called an act of hostility.

 

A statement released by the Turkish foreign ministry called on the US administration to row back the wrong decision without delay.

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The government of the United States of America has slammed sanctions on Turkey's ministers of justice and interior over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

 

The sanctions provide that any property or interest in property of both ministers within US jurisdiction is blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the US believes that the evangelical from North Carolina, who has been held for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups, is a victim of unfair and unjust detention.

 

Sanders said there has not been any evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong, adding that the two Turkish ministers targeted in the sanctions had both played leading roles in the arrest of the US pastor.

 

However; Turkey maintained that US demand for the release of Andrew Brunson is unacceptable, adding that it would respond to the sanctions, which it called an act of hostility.

 

A statement released by the Turkish foreign ministry called on the US administration to row back the wrong decision without delay.

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Unknown gunmen have shot dead the head of the Community Police of Rumuolumeni, in Obio-Akpor Local Area of Rivers State, Wobo Wagbara.

 

Our correspondent gathered that Wagbara was ambushed by the assailants around Okemini junction at Nkpor village while returning home at about 10PM last night.

 

The incident has heightened tension in the area, with concerned resident seen in different groups, just as officers from the Rumuolumeni Police Division visited the scene of the shooting for investigation.

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Police are investigating the killing of four persons at Orazi community in Obio-Akpor axis of the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt.

 

Our correspondent reports that the deceased are from the northern parts of Nigeria and were involved in currency exchange business.

 

All four victims were shot dead at their residence at about 11PM last night, but the motive of the attack is yet to be determined.

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 The Nigerian Army has sealed collaboration with hunters and vigilantes in the North East as part of efforts to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.

 

The Acting General Officer Commanding Seven Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu gave the assurance in the Borno State capital.

 

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, disclosed in a statement that the understanding was reached during a meeting between Brigadier General BIU and the Chairman of the Hunters and Vigilante Association, Alhaji Maigana Maidarma.

 

In his remarks; Alhaji Maidarma said his members would leverage on their knowledge of Sambisa Forest towards assisting the Army in their operations against Boko Haram terrorists.

 

Meanwhile; Major General Abba Dikko has taken over command of Operation Lafiya Dole, as Major General Rogers Nicholas steps down from the Theatre Command in Maiduguri.

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