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APC condemns fresh attack in Plateau
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APC condemns fresh attack in Plateau

The APC Chairman in Plateau State, Mr Rufus Bature has condemned the renewed cycle of attacks on unsuspecting people of Ta’agbe in Miango District of Bassa Local Government of the state. Recall that an attack on residents on Friday led to the death of an unspecified number of persons. The APC scribe in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Sylvanus Namang, urged security agencies to synergize and apprehend perpetrators of the dastardly act. The chairman said the party was deeply saddened by the latest orgy of violence visited on the people, which led to the loss of lives with many others maimed and unquantified property destroyed. “It is disheartening that this dastardly act came at a time when the Plateau government is working round the clock to ...
Terrorists will overrun Nigeria if urgent steps aren’t taken to address insecurity – Governor Ortom warns
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Terrorists will overrun Nigeria if urgent steps aren’t taken to address insecurity – Governor Ortom warns

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to step up efforts to address insecurity saying Nigerians are “under siege” and if urgent steps are not taken, “terrorists would overrun the country in no distant time”.   The governor, while speaking with journalists on Tuesday, November 16, in Abuja, said over 1,700 persons have been killed in Benue since Buhari became president.   He said about 1.5 million persons are still in camps for internally displaced person (IDPs) across Benue with no hope of returning to their ancestral homes anytime soon.   He said as a “patriotic Nigerian”, he had to speak out against any threat to the country’s sovereignty, stating that those keeping silent in the face of evil perpetrate...
Police arrest fake CSP, 14 others over attack on Justice Mary Odili’s house
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Police arrest fake CSP, 14 others over attack on Justice Mary Odili’s house

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday disclosed that one fake Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Lawrence Ajojo and 14 others have been arrested for allegedly invading Justice Mary Odili’s residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. DAILY POST had reported that Justice Mary’s residence was invaded by armed men on October 29, 2021. The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, subsequently ordered an investigation into the invasion, vowing that the perpetrators must be brought to book. Parading the suspects, on Thursday at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki, Abuja the Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba said the suspects involved in the criminal acts came from different professional backgrounds such as journalism, Banking, law enforcement...
Senior lawyers take protest on Justice Odili’s Abuja home invasion to AGF, Malami
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Senior lawyers take protest on Justice Odili’s Abuja home invasion to AGF, Malami

Senior lawyers in the country under the umbrella of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) have taken their anger on the invasion of the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami seeking justice in the matter. They demanded an immediate probe of last Friday’s siege on the house and the perpetrators to be brought to book. Members of the group, including Adegboyega Awomolo, Professor Yemi Akinseye-George, Jibrin Okutepa, warned that the ugly development threatens judicial independence and the nation’s democracy. Awomolo told journalists, after the meeting with the AGF that the group also plans to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on the issues. Dr. Umar Gwandu, the media aide ...
Police rescue kidnapped former Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga
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Police rescue kidnapped former Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have rescued a former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga, unhurt a few hours after his abduction. Ewuga, who was a one time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday, September 28, at Kurmin Shinkafa, close to Gudi town in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on his way to Abuja. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the rescue of the elder statesman in a statement on Wednesday. "The former senator was on his way to Abuja and was kidnapped at about 20:40 hours, but due to mounted pressure by men of the Nigerian Police Force who were alerted on time, moved into the forest and rescued the senator," the PPRO stated. "...
Police confirm killing of Akunyili, call for calm, information to track down killers
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Police confirm killing of Akunyili, call for calm, information to track down killers

Anambra State Police Commissioner, Tony Olofu, has said the command will track down the killers of Dr. Chike Akunyili, who was killed on Tuesday evening in Onitsha. In a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Olofu, who has visited the scene of the incident for on-the-spot-assessment, called for collaboration between the people and the police to fish out bad elements in the state. Ikenga in the release said: “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, Tony Olofu, today, 29th September, 2021, observed with grave concern, the series of security breaches that have taken place within the State, and has therefore ordered tactical Commanders of the Command to immediately put an end to the madness. “He gave this order when he led senior police officers from...
Declaration of south-east as a red zone by ministries means what is due to us would be difficult to come – Governor Umahi
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Declaration of south-east as a red zone by ministries means what is due to us would be difficult to come – Governor Umahi

Governor David Umahi has raised an alarm of the South-East region of the country being decared as a red-zone by ministries due to insecurity. Speaking while inaugurating the leadership of the south-east traditional rulers council in Abakiliki on Tuesday September 21, the Ebonyi state Governor said the declaration means federal projects won't come to the region. Stressing that it is time for the zone’s leaders and people to collectively say no to the killings in the region, Umahi stated that the agitation for secession has been hijacked by cultists, kidnappers and other criminal elements. According to him, there is need for re-evaluation of the agitation. He said; “The declaration of south-east as a red zone by these ministries means that what is due to us would be difficult t...
Chelsea star Reece James releases videos showing burglars invaded his home to steal his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals while he played football
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Chelsea star Reece James releases videos showing burglars invaded his home to steal his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals while he played football

Chelsea defender, Reece James has released CCTV footage showing at least four burglars invading his home to steal his Euro 2020 and Champions league medals. The Chelsea full-back says he was robbed of his possessions while he was with his club playing against Zenith in the UEFA champions league groupstage match on Tuesday, September 14. On Thursday afternoon, September 16, he posted four CCTV clips calling for help from the public and authorities to identify those involved. He wrote alongside the videos; "On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house. They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mi...
Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother
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Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of activist Omoyele Sowore. Recall that Sowore had on Saturday raised an alarm that his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy. Reacting, Atiku expressed his condolences and urged the government to arrest the perpetrators. “I just received news of the reported killing of Mr Olajide Sowore, a student of Igbinedion University and the immediate younger brother of human rights activist, @YeleSowore. His death, and indeed the killings and daily abductions of innocent citizens, saddens me. “Every death diminishes our humanity. My sincere condolences to the Sowore family and his friends. May his soul rest i...
Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami
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Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has said that President Muhammadu Buhari could not eat food after learning that Muslim travellers were killed in Jos, Plateau state's capital. Daily Nigerian reported that the minister made the disclosure during a special visit to the Islamic cleric to convey the president’s condolences. Recall that it was reported that about 25 Muslim travellers were killed at Rukuba, Jos while returning from a religious assembly organised by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi in Bauchi State. Pantami told the cleric that President Buhari was saddened by the killings such that he could not eat. He said; “The president had since directed that the perpetrators of the attack be fished out and prosecuted. “He spoke with top military brass on the is...
Cultists Behead Kwara Poly student
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Cultists Behead Kwara Poly student

A Student of Kwara State Polytechnic identified simply as Olawale, has reportedly been beheaded by suspected cultists in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The deceased was ambushed on Tuesday August 3 by members of a rival cult group, while on his way home. Severed head of the phone repairer at the popular challenge phone market, Ilorin was found in the morning around Unity roundabout in Ilorin after several hours of search by his aged mother. The remaining part of his body is yet to be not found. His mother said; “Olawale left home past 8 on Monday morning. But when he didn’t return on time which was unusual of him, I called his number several times but there was no response. “We now decided to report at the ‘A’ Division police station and also go to his school and search ho...
Pastor Assassinated by Gunmen laid to rest in Taraba Amidst tears
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Pastor Assassinated by Gunmen laid to rest in Taraba Amidst tears

Rev. Timothy Damisa, the slain pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN), in Baissa, Kurmi LGA of Taraba state, has been laid to rest. The late Damisa,45, was shot dead by the gunmen believed to be assassins, who invaded his house in Baissa in the early hours of Monday, July 12. His wife, Rahab Damisa, said that the gunmen left after ensuring that the pastor was dead. "When they came in their large number, they kept shooting to scare the entire community and then forced their way into our home. The assailants did not ask for money or anything before shooting him several times." she said. The late pastor was laid to rest in his hometown in Wukari Local government Area of Taraba State on Friday, July 16, amidst tears. Meanwhile, the Christian Reformed C...
We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members
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We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members

President Buhari says his administration is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book. The President, who spoke on Tuesday July 13, at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, said ‘‘insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’ He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited the government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people, and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth. ‘‘Some of the people who perpetuate these various mani...
Update: Abductors of Ekiti monarch demand N20m ransom
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Update: Abductors of Ekiti monarch demand N20m ransom

The gunmen who abducted the Eleda of Eda Ile in the Ekiti East council area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Oso, have demanded N20m ransom.   MCI  reported that Oba Oso was abducted by the gunmen on his farm at Eda-Ile on Friday. His wife who was with him at the time of the incident was left behind after he begged them.   A family source said that the abductors contacted the family of the traditional ruler and demanded N20m.   "Their demand is on the high side, but when the family attempted to negotiate it downwards, they (abductors) switched off their phone. The entire community is troubled over the development.” the source told Punch on Sunday,   Police spokesperson in the state, Sunday Abutu, said the command was not aware of the ransom demand. ...
Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara
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Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued four women who were kidnapped by armed bandits. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement in Gasau on Saturday, June 26, said the women were abducted three weeks ago in Bilbis village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state. "Following directives by the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, CP Hussaini Rabiu, the command deployed police tactical operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace” to the area with a mandate to rescue the kidnapped women hale and hearty," he stated. "In compliance to the directives, on June 25, the operatives worked on credible intelligence that led to the successful rescue of the kidnapped victims. All the victims were medically treated at the hospital and later d...
Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill man, injure wife in Taraba
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill man, injure wife in Taraba

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed a Tiv man and injured his wife in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba state. It was gathered that the assailants attacked the couple on their farm located along Kente road in Jendekyula village on Saturday June 19. The man was confirmed dead at the General Hospital while his critically injured wife is battling to survive. The Chairman of the council, Dr. Adi Daniel Adigrace, who confirmed the incident, condemned the sadistic attack and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured woman. The Chairman of the council, Dr. Adi Daniel Adigrace, who confirmed the incident, condemned the sadistic attack and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured woman. The LG boss also called on security operatives to fish out the perpe...
Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Akwa Ibom

A police officer was killed in the early hours of Sunday June 13, in an attack which took place in a divisional police station in Odoro Ikpe, Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. The state police spokesperson, Odiko MacDon confirmed the attack and also told newsmen that one of the gunmen has been arrested and identified as Imoh Udo, 28, from Ikot Edem village in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state. Operational vehicle and three motorcycles were also recovered from the gunmen. MacDon said; “As I speak, men of the Operation Restore Peace are still combing the bush as the hoodlums possibly escaped with bullet wounds sustained in a gun duel during the attack. “The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme has already ordered discreet investigations. In no di...
91-year-old grandmother raped and murdered in South Africa
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91-year-old grandmother raped and murdered in South Africa

Two elderly women aged 75 and 91, were brutally attacked in their home at Sigubudwini Administrative Area in Tsomo, Eastern Cape on Sunday night, June 6. The women aged 75 and 91 were sleeping when two suspects broke into their home using a window and demanded money, before sexually assaulting the pair. The suspects allegedly demanded money from the victims before proceeding to rape them. Only one of the women survived the attack and South African Police officers are now hunting for the perpetrators. Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, SAPS spokesperson in the Eastern Cape said; “During the incident, one of the victims managed to escape for her life to a neighbour’s homestead, whilst leaving the other inside the house where the incident took place." When police arrived at the cri...
Imo police Identify Killers of Ahmed Gulak as IPOB/ESN members; kill the six assailants in a gunbattle
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Imo police Identify Killers of Ahmed Gulak as IPOB/ESN members; kill the six assailants in a gunbattle

The Imo state police command says it has neutralized the suspected killers of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak. Ahmed was murdered while on his way to the airport in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday morning, May 30. Confirming the killing of the suspected killers, Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state command, said in a statement that following a distress received by the Command on the gruesome murder of Gulak, Police Special Forces made up of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Tactical Units from the command were deployed to the scene at Obiangwu Junction at Ngorokpala LGA of Imo state. He said the teams were given a clear instruction to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of the act with a view of bringing them to justice. ''Eye witnesses acco...
Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts and Police Station in Imo Community
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Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts and Police Station in Imo Community

A magistrate court, a High court, and a divisional police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State have been attacked by unknown gunmen. According to reports, the gunmen who came in their numbers, stormed the public facilities on Friday night, shooting sporadically into the air before setting the courts and the police station ablaze. Thankfully no life was lost in the attack. Confirming the attacks, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said “Upon the receipt of the complaint, Police Special Forces were deployed to the scene. The Commissioner of Police Imo state, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has ordered a full investigation into the incident and directed that no stone should be left unturned until the perpetrators of such heinous crime ...
French president Emmanuel Macron seeks forgiveness for France’s role in Rwanda genocide, but refuses to apologize
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French president Emmanuel Macron seeks forgiveness for France’s role in Rwanda genocide, but refuses to apologize

French President, Emmanuel Macron has publicly acknowledged France's role in the 1994 genocide of Rwandans but stopped short of apologizing. In a statement  on Thursday, May 27,  following a visit to the Gisozi memorial in the Rwandan capital Kigali, Macron acknowledged France's "overwhelming responsibility" in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and said only the survivors could give "the gift of forgiveness." "France did not understand that, while trying to prevent a regional conflict, or a civil war, it was in fact standing by the side of a genocidal regime," Macron's admission is strongest public admission of responsibility from a French leader till date. "France did not understand that, while trying to prevent a regional conflict, or a civil war, it was in fact standing by...
Lagos police vows to arrest residents who killed mentally-challenged woman falsely accused of being in possession of a stolen baby and AK-47 guns
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Lagos police vows to arrest residents who killed mentally-challenged woman falsely accused of being in possession of a stolen baby and AK-47 guns

The Lagos State Police Command says it has commenced an investigation into the killing  of a mentally challenged woman who was accused of being in possession of a stolen baby and three (3) AK 47 rifles at Abule Ado, under the bridge in the Festac area of Lagos State on Monday, May 24. According to CP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a preliminary investigation showed that the mentally challenged woman had been living in the area for several years before she was set ablaze by a group of people in the area on the allegation of being in possession of a baby and three AK 47 rifles. ''The Command wishes to state categorically that the woman was just murdered for reasons best known to the perpetrators of the heinous crime as investigation revealed that no baby and AK 47 rifles were found in her posses...
Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over
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Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over

Oyo State Governor,  Seyi Makinde, has reacted to a report that one of the cars in his convoy ran a child over. He explained that an investigation has been carried out and it revealed that the child was knocked over by a car that was not part of his convoy. He, however, sympathised with the parents of the child. He tweeted: "I received with deep concern the report that my convoy ran over a child on our way to Ogbomoso, earlier today. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the child was hit by an individual driving a Toyota Matrix car who lost control of his vehicle. He was not part of my convoy. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brough...
Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen
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Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen

A police divisional headquarters in Abia State, was on Sunday May 9 attacked by unknown gunmen. The attack on the police facility located at Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am. No life was lost in the attack, but it was however gathered that one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment. Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack and also disclosed that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators. He said; “Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public." Ogbonna further ...
Police Launch Investigation into the Brutal Murder of 9 Villagers Including Children in Nasarawa
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Police Launch Investigation into the Brutal Murder of 9 Villagers Including Children in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has begun investigation into the attack and murder of nine people in Ajimaka village, a Tiv settlement in Doma Local Government Area of the state by unknown gunmen. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement in Lafia, said the police received the report about the attack around 6:00a.m on Saturday, April 24 and immediately mobilised personnel to tackle the situation "On 24/4/2021 at about 0600hrs, information was received on same date that at about 0100hrs, unknown assailants attacked Ajimaka village situated at Nasarawa/Benue boundary, Doka district of Doma LGA," Nansel stated. "Upon receipt of the information, a joint team of police and military personnel were deployed to the scene, where nine co...
Police Investigate Attack On Traffic Officer Whose Head Was Broken With Bottle
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Police Investigate Attack On Traffic Officer Whose Head Was Broken With Bottle

POLICE INSTITUTE INVESTIGATION INTO ATTACK ON TRAFFIC OFFICER, VOW TO APPREHEND FLEEING MOTORIST, PERPETRATORS The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the attack on the Traffic Officer, ASP Daudu Ajayi, m, attached to Abattoir Division of the Command as captured in the video that went viral today Wednesday 21st April, 2021. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was taken aback by the act of the driver and some individuals in the viral video and ordered that the case be thoroughly investigated while the driver and his accomplices involved in the dastardly act be caused to face the full wrath of the law. The fact of the case is that on Wednesday 21st April, 2021, at about 12.30pm, there was a case of hit and run serious accident inv...
15-year-old South African girl allegedly commits suicide after being bullied at school
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15-year-old South African girl allegedly commits suicide after being bullied at school

A 15-year-old South African schoolgirl has reportedly committed suicide after she was bullied by fellow pupil at school. Lufuno Mavhungu Tshirenzheni from the Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo, allegedly committed suicide by overdosing on pills on Monday, April 12, Limpopo provincial police said. In the video which went viral on social media on Tuesday April 13, the grade 10 pupil from Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe East education district is seen being confronted by two other girls. One of them signals the other to move while she got closer to the victim to slap her countless times. The victim grabs the pupil who was assaulting her in an attempt to block the blows. Other pupils can be heard in the background cheering the alleged perpetrator, who is also in grade 1...
Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa

Gunmen have killed the chairman of Bayelsa State Waterway Security (West District) Gen. Frank Seide. It was gathered that the deceased popularly known as General Frank, was shot dead by some gunmen in his hometown, Bilabiri community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday night, April 1. It is not clear if his death is related to the reported killings in the community over security contract. Vanguard reports that four persons have reportedly died in Bilabiri Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following a blood bath over disagreement on a proposed security contract. It was further gathered that the blood bath ensued over disagreement on who handles a major multinational oil company security contract in the area. An in...
I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of 19-year-old new bride murdered by co-wife in Niger State demands justice
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I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of 19-year-old new bride murdered by co-wife in Niger State demands justice

The father of the 19-year-old bride, Fatima Aliyu, who was killed by her co-wife 50 days after her wedding, has demanded the execution of those behind the gruesome murder of his daughter. LIB had reported that Fatima was beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by her husband’s first wife, Amina Aliyu, in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23. Niger State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who spoke to BBC Hausa, confirmed that the principal suspect, Amina and three other suspected accomplices have been arrested. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, the grieving father, Malam Ibrahim Yayaha Sidi Na Khalifa, said he wants justice to take its course by ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book. He said in Islam, there...
Eight People Stabbed after knifeman Goes on Rampage in Sweden
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Eight People Stabbed after knifeman Goes on Rampage in Sweden

A suspected terrorist has stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, police have said. No deaths have been reported but police have shot a man in the leg who is now receiving treatment in hospital as officers guard his bed. The incident happened around noon on Wednesday, March 3. At 2.54pm, emergency services received calls from the area near Bangårdsgatan regarding an attack at 2.54pm. Ahead of a press conference expected on Wednesday evening, Minister of the Interior Mikael Damberg said: "Several people are seriously injured. "These are terrible events and my thoughts go to the victims and their relatives. Right now it is unclear exactly what happened and what the motive was. "The police have arrested a suspected perpetrator and have initiated a special incid...
Kaduna Electric Withdraws Services from Three Communities Over Assault on Staff
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Kaduna Electric Withdraws Services from Three Communities Over Assault on Staff

Kaduna Electric said it has withdrawn electricity services from three communities in Kaduna State over assault meted out on its staff while conducting their lawful official duties. The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, disclosed this on Saturday, in a petition to the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Musa-Muri, Abdullahi said the assault, which took place on Feb. 22, at Danbushiya Community, Millennium City, Kaduna, was carried out by an armed group which caused injuries to the company’s Doka Area Manager,  Engr. Asmau Ahmed. "While the company staff were carrying out lawful official duties within the community, a well armed group of thugs and miscreants assaulted our  company staff . The leader of the thugs, who was  holding a shut gun, threat...
Police Arrest Perpetrators Of Abayi Police Station Attack
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Police Arrest Perpetrators Of Abayi Police Station Attack

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. It is worth noting that the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives. Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the supreme price. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased officers....
Female Benue State University Student Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen
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Female Benue State University Student Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen

Yet to be identified gunmen have killed a female student of the Benue State University, identified as Jessica Agee. It was gathered that the student was shot dead by the assailants at her Gyado villa residence in Makurdi, the state capital on Monday night, February 15. The deceased's cousin, Phillips Guda, confirmed the report via Facebook on Tuesday morning, February 16. "My little cousin Jessica Agee was shot dead last night at her student house at Gyado villa Makurdi, Benue State. May her soul finds peace in the bosom of the Lord Almighty in Heaven and may God grant us the fortitude to bear the lost. May our Lord Almighty in Heaven also bring the perpetrators to book through Christ our Lord Jesus I pray. Rest in Peace My Sister." he wrote. Meanwhile, friends and classmat...
98-year-old Woman Stabbed to Death in Enugu Community
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98-year-old Woman Stabbed to Death in Enugu Community

A 98-year-old woman identified as Oyibo Ogidi, has been murdered by unknown assailants in Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State. The decomposing body of the childless woman was discovered at her Amafor residence on Tuesday morning, February 9. The deceased's nephew, Victor Onyeke, who confirmed the incident to Vanguard, said the woman was last seen on Friday, February 5, when she visited her ailing brother in the neighbourhood. Onyeke said the family got the news of her death through a community source who perceived an unpleasant odour from her residence. According to Onyeke, after stabbing her on the neck, the assailants covered her face with her clothing, before carting away with her handset and other valuables. "She lived alone in her apartment be...
Three killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowd in Anambra (graphic)
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Three killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowd in Anambra (graphic)

Three men have been shot dead after two unidentified gunmen stormed the Civic center Eke Nkpor in Idemili local government area of Anambra state and opened fire at persons gathered at the center today February 10. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed said at about 1.30pm today, the police received reports of an alleged shooting of one Izuchukwu Idemili 'm' aged 32 years of Nkpor, Chidi Oforma 'm' aged 31 years of Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu 'm' aged 45years of Umouji. Haruna said the incident allegedly took place when two unknown boys drove a black unregistered Mercedes "V Boot" and opened fire at the crowd shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community tax force at the Civic Centre. ''Following the report, Police detectives attac...
Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter and Others in Abuja
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Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter and Others in Abuja

A reporter with Punch newspaper, Okechukwu Nnodim, has been abducted by yet to be identified persons at his house in the Arab road area of Kubwa, Abuja on Wednesday night, February 3. The kidnappers also attacked his neighbors and went away with the two sons of a widow, Mrs Faith Gbeyide. According to Oluchi, the wife of the abducted Punch reporter, her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men scaled the fence, entered their compound, and ordered them to open the door. She said the gunmen fired several shots at the windows, pulled down the burglary proof after which they forced open the front door. “My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money but he told them he didn’t have money in the house. They ...
Orlu Attack: “Fish Out Perpetrators Without Fail” – Governor Uzodinma
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Orlu Attack: “Fish Out Perpetrators Without Fail” – Governor Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has condemned the attack by gunmen in Orlu Area of the state which led to the killing and maiming of innocent citizens on Monday. In a statement issued, Uzodinma said he has ordered security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book. To restore peace in Orlu, the Governor ordered a curfew in some local government areas namely Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideato South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre. He said, “This afternoon, I received a very disturbing report on the activities of a group of Militants who unleashed a shooting spree in the Orlu area of the state, killing and maiming innocent citizen in the process “I am totally appalled by this sad report which appears to paint a picture of near ...
Abuja Pharmacist Shot Dead by Car Thieves
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Abuja Pharmacist Shot Dead by Car Thieves

An Abuja pharmacist identified as Sunday Ike, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen who stole his light blue Toyota Camry. The deceased was shot in the head by gunmen who attacked his shop located on 3rd Avenue in Gwarimpa at about 11pm on Friday June 19. FCT police spokesman,  DSP Anjuguri Manzah said operatives who responded to a distress call, took the victim to the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, where he was certified dead by doctors. Manzah said; “Police operatives, who responded to a distress call on the incident, rushed the victim for medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, where he was later certified dead. “While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police in Charge of FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, assured tha...
Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara
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Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has launched an investigation into the gruesome murder of a medical doctor identified as Enoch Okpara. Okpara who was a consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist working at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of the state capital on Saturday June 13. The remains of the deceased was found burnt beyond recognition after the church he worshipped in raised an alarm of him missing after not showing up for a programme on Saturday morning, which was quite unusual. It was gathered that the leaders of the church contacted some of his colleagues who tried his mobile phone number which rang repeatedly without response. His colleagues who suspected that something was wrong checked his apartment and saw his car park...
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As much as I hate the death sentence, no punishment is too severe for a rapist- Pastor Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, has said that as much as he hates the death penalty, no punishment meted on a rapist is too severe. In a video broadcasted on Dove TV on Sunday, June 14, the clergyman condemned the act, saying it leaves an eternal scar on women. Speaking specifically about UNIBEN student, Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and murdered in one of the RCCG parishes in Edo state, the clergyman said he and his prayer warriors will not stop until the perpetrators of the dastard act are fished out and brought to justice. In his words I just want to put on record my humble opinion about the crime of rape. In my own opinion, there is hardly any crime more grievious than that of rape. Maybe with the possible exceptio...
Rapist Should be Imprisoned for Life – ASUU
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Rapist Should be Imprisoned for Life – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advocated life imprisonment for convicted rapists. The body said such a penalty would curb the criminal act. ASUU Chairman, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Dr Dipo Akomolafe, said this on Thursday. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa that rape cases were rising because the government was not enforcing the Criminal Code. The code recommends life imprisonment for convicted rapists and 14 years for attempted rape. He said the punishment “is enough to create fear in the minds of potential perpetrators if only the government can enforce the law”. Akomolafe stated that rape should not be tolerated in a decent society. He lamented that most of the victims “are killed by the...
“I am up for a Peaceful Protest” – Mercy Aigbe Laments the Death of Uwa Omozuwa
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“I am up for a Peaceful Protest” – Mercy Aigbe Laments the Death of Uwa Omozuwa

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has lamented the death of UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Omozuwa, who was raped and killed in a church. The brutal rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa, has been condemned by Nigerians all over the country. The victim was said to have been raped on Friday 29th May near Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, at her church, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). According to reports gathered, the deceased had gone to the church to read as she prepared for the possible school resumption after months of staying at home as a result of the lockdown order. The perpetrators were said to have attacked her at the RCCG Ohovbe road branch, raped and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving her for dead. Reacting to the killing, Mercy Aigbe announced her readiness ...
Apostle Johnson Suleiman Places N1m Bounty on Killers of UNIBEN Student (Vera Omozuwa)
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Apostle Johnson Suleiman Places N1m Bounty on Killers of UNIBEN Student (Vera Omozuwa)

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has promised to give the sum of N1million to anyone willing to provide reliable information to arrest the perpetrators of the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN. Apostle Suleiman, who condemned the alleged killing of Uwaila on Sunday, made this known in a tweet on Monday. Recall that Uwaila was allegedly raped and killed by some unknown persons while reading in a Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Benin City. “I would give N1million to anyone willing to provide reliable information to the apprehension of those behind the rape/murder of Vera Uwaila who was murdered in the church..contact +2348119313785,” Apostle Suleiman t...
Vera Uwaila’s Rape & Death: IGP Assures Perpetrators Will Be Brought To Book
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Vera Uwaila’s Rape & Death: IGP Assures Perpetrators Will Be Brought To Book

PRESS RELEASE DEATH OF MISS VERA UWAILA: IGP ASSURES PERPETRATORS WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK Deploys more investigations aids to Edo State As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May, 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident. The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the per...
10 Pirates Arrested as Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Chinese Vessel
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10 Pirates Arrested as Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Chinese Vessel

10 pirates have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy after hijacking a Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II off the coast of Ivory Coast. The 18 crew members who were rescued after the attack comprised of Chinese, Ghanaians and Ivorians. Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, the Commander Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT said the arrest and rescue mission took place on 15 May. Shettima said NNS NGURU was deployed to intercept the vessel after the Nigerian Navy was alerted of the attack. He said; “The pirates took control of the vessel and directed the vessel toward Nigerian waters. “On interception of the vessel at about 140nm south of Lagos Fairway Buoy, the pirates refused to comply with the orders of the Navy Ship. “Hence, the NN had to conduct an opposed boarding of the ve...
16-year-old allegedly Abducted and Raped in Delta
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16-year-old allegedly Abducted and Raped in Delta

Two young men have been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 16-year-old girl in Asaba, Delta state on Saturday April 11. Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared the story on Facebook, said the suspects are currently in police custody. He wrote While we observe the lockdown, some are busy with implementation of evil acts. Just this morning, we got a report that two men abducted a 16-year old and she was raped We quickly swung into action and apprehended the men and now in police custody. We will ensure that Justice is served to the perpetrators and the victim is taken care of. Gwamnishu Harrison DG,Behind Bars  
87,000 Incidents of Gender-based Violence Reported in South Africa Since the 21-day National Lockdown
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87,000 Incidents of Gender-based Violence Reported in South Africa Since the 21-day National Lockdown

The Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities ministry has called for action against gender-based violence (GBV) perpetrators, following a sharp increase in dockets opened for investigation. This comes after police minister Bheki Cele said that a whopping 87,000 incidents of GBV were reported since the 21-day national lockdown came into effect on Friday, 27 March. Cele made the announcement as he spoke on behalf of the Coronavirus Command Council last week. Deputy minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize said the rise in incidents during the first week of the lockdown was “unacceptable”. Mkhize further expressed anger and disappointment in the “toxic patriarchal mindset” which seemed unstoppable despite the nation walking in the shadow of “deadly disaster”. “Women are carryin...
Gunmen kill 11 Yansakai Security Men, Rustle over 1200 Cattle in Zamfara
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Gunmen kill 11 Yansakai Security Men, Rustle over 1200 Cattle in Zamfara

Unknown Gunmen, at the wee hours of Friday, stormed Katsira community, in Wanke district of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara state, killed eleven members of a local security group, Yansakai, injuring many other people. Eyewitness accounts said the gunmen stormed the village and rustled over 1200 cattle and left the scene of the crime, saying that the Yansakai men decided to trail them to recover the rustled cattle. Speaking further, the villagers said as the Yansakai men cornered the armed bandits, there was fire for fire operation between the armed bandits and the Yansakai men which led to the death of the eleven of the Yansakai men. When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the incident but said that only four people w...
My Aides Stole Money in my Bedroom – Senator Ajibola Bashiru
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My Aides Stole Money in my Bedroom – Senator Ajibola Bashiru

Senator Ajibola Bashiru, the lawmaker representing Osun Central Senatorial District has revealed that his political aides stole money in his bedroom in December 2019. This is coming after he debunked claims of arresting 5 of his aides for stealing amounts "ranging from N30 billion to N30 million and or 100,000 dollars". In a Facebook he shared, Bashiru wrote; “Many well-wishers have brought to my attention a campaign of calumny in the social media by some disgruntled elements that I caused five of my aides to be arrested over an alleged stolen amount ranging from N30 billion to N30 million and or 100,000 dollars, depending on their levels of fantasy.” However in an interview with The Nation, the Osun-born lawmaker revealed that  two of his aides were arrested because of the...
Military Personnel Accompanied Bandits who Killed Eight Persons in Delta – Governor Okowa
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Military Personnel Accompanied Bandits who Killed Eight Persons in Delta – Governor Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has alleged that the bandits who killed 8 people in Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities in Uwheru Kingdom of Ughelli North local government areas of the state on Thursday February 13, were accompanied by military personnel.   In a statement released on his behalf, the Delta State Governor urged security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book as he appealed to the affected communities to remain calm and peaceful. Okowa said; "The unwarranted attacks and killing of innocent locals in Avwon, Agadama and Ohoror communities of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area and the wickedness of suspected herdsmen alleged to be aided and abetted by unidentified military personnel are mindless,” Okowa said. “I, however, appeal to ...

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