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Three Kidnappers Killed in Gun duel as Police rescue Abducted Wife of Benue Commissioner
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Three Kidnappers Killed in Gun duel as Police rescue Abducted Wife of Benue Commissioner

Operatives of the Benue joint security patrol team code-named ‘Operation Zenda' have killed three suspected kidnappers and rescued Mrs Ann Unenge, wife of the State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Hon. Aondoaver Unenge Bernard. Mrs Unenge was kidnapped around 6pm on Thursday, July 29, shortly after she returned from Daudu town, an outskirt where she went to visit her parents. The kidnappers were neutralised during a fierce gun duel with men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, while three other suspects allegedly escaped.
Cultists kill final year Benue varsity student and Anti-cultism campaigner
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Cultists kill final year Benue varsity student and Anti-cultism campaigner

Suspected cultists have killed a 500 level  student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state, Igyagher Isaac.   It was gathered that the Agricultural and Environmental Engineering student was killed on Friday night, July 31, in a lodge around Gabiz Hotel, opposite Benue Judges Lodge, Makurdi.   Isaac pictured during the anti-cultism campaign he orgainised in 2020   According to an eyewitness, Isaac was shot dead and his corpse put on a pile of his clothes and burnt by suspected members of Aye and Vikings confraternity.   Details of the incident are still sketchy, however, close friends and colleagues said Isaac was not a cultist, adding that he was at the wrong place and wrong time.   It was further learnt tha...
NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger
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NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger

A warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, which is suspected to be a storage facility for drug supplies to bandits operating in parts of the state has been raided by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The operatives who acted on a tip-off said 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered after a thorough search of the warehouse. A man who was seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar, and it is still unclear what his connection to the racket was.
Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities
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Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities

Five people have been confirmed dead in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani militias in Riyom and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State. It was gathered that one person identified as Amos Danladi was shot dead in Gwa Rim community in Riyom LGA on Friday, July 30, while four persons were killed in Nche-Tahu community, Miango district in Bassa LGA on Thursday, July 29. The assailants were said to have also burnt about 10 houses and injured two persons during the attack. "It was last night that the gunmen attacked Nche-Tahu community in Miango, Bassa LGA and killed three of our people and injured two other persons. Ten houses were burnt to ashes in the same Nche-Tahu Village and valuable items and domestic animals carted away by the attacker...
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Man Utd’s Preseason Friendly against Preston Cancelled over COVID-19 Outbreak

Manchester United’s preseason friendly against Preston North End on Saturday has been called, after a COVID-19 outbreak within the Red Devils’ first-team. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were set to face the Championship side at Deepdale. But the match has now been called off, after United confirmed they had “identified a small number of suspected positive cases” following a round of testing on Thursday. The cases are a mixture of players and staff, who tested positive with lateral flow tests but will need to take PCR tests to confirm the result. A statement issued by United on Thursday said: “Maintaining Covid security is a priority for us. “Following routine testing of the first team training group today, we have identified a small number of suspected positive cases. This ...
Suspected Bandits who abducted 156 pupils in Niger state allegedly detain ransom courier, demand six motorbikes and N4.6m balance
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Suspected Bandits who abducted 156 pupils in Niger state allegedly detain ransom courier, demand six motorbikes and N4.6m balance

The suspected bandits who abducted 156 pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina, in Rafi local government area of Niger State in May this year (read here), have abducted the courier sent to deliver the N30 million ransom they demanded for the release of the pupils, insisting that the ransom was short of N4.6 million. Punch reports that parents of the abducted students had raised N30 million and handed it over to one Kassimu Tegina to deliver to the bandits in exchange for their children. The bandits however held on to Tegina claiming that the money sent was short of the amount demanded. While recounting their experience, one of the affected parents said “They said as a punishment we must buy six motorcycles and complete the money. We struggled to raise the N30m and we h...
Sunday Igboho reportedly seeks asylum in Benin republic
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Sunday Igboho reportedly seeks asylum in Benin republic

Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has reportedly filed for asylum in Benin republic. Igboho was arrested on Monday, July 19, while he and his wife, Ropo, were making plans to fly to Germany. He was charged and arraigned in court for attempting to fly with a fake Beninoise passport. A source who is close to the agitator says he has filed for an application to be a political refugee in Benin republic. “He (Igboho) was already at the airport with a passport. The immigration officers suspected his passport to be fake and so they stopped him. A passport was allegedly forged for Igboho in the Benin Republic for the purpose of the Germany trip. At the airport, they discovered he was the one. Igboho has already applied for asylum in Germany and ...
Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60
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Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to increase community sensitization as the death toll from cholera outbreak in Abuja is now 60. According to the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, suspected cases of Cholera in Abuja have risen from 604 to 698 within the last 72 hours. The minister who was represented by the Ag. Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that Abaji area council records 3 suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) records 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari Area Council records 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths. Also, Gwagwalada area council records 220 suspected cases with 9 deaths, Kuje area council records 23 suspected cases with 4 death...
Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue
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Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot a young man identified as Aondofa Michael Terkende in North bank, Makurdi. It was gathered that Aondofa was returning from church on Wednesday morning, July 21, when he was ambushed by the hoodlums. The suspects were said to have made away with his motorcycle after shooting him. He is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment.
Hoodlums Drop Robbery Notice, Demand N100,000 From Households In Abuja Community
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Hoodlums Drop Robbery Notice, Demand N100,000 From Households In Abuja Community

Abuja Residents of Mpape Phase 2, a community near the highbrow Maitama District, Abuja are currently living in fear after suspected armed robbers sent a warning notice. The notice, which was aimed at keeping the residents at alert for an impending attack, said each resident must have at least N100,000 cash or be prepared to be killed. Daily Post gathered that there was no specific date for the planned attack, but the entire area has been enveloped with fear. The letter which was titled “Business Operations” said the Nigerian army and other security agencies would not stop them from carrying out the attack. It read, “Hello friends, this is to inform you that we are coming for an operation very soon in this area. By this letter you are directed to have at least N100,000 read...
Lawyer in EFCC’s Net for allegedly Forging Bail Documents
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Lawyer in EFCC’s Net for allegedly Forging Bail Documents

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Ewa Okpo Edmund, popularly known as ' Street Lawyer' for allegedly presenting a forged medical report to procure the bail of his client, Noble Dainge Tamunoateli (a.k.a. Frederick Collins) an alleged internet fraudster currently under prosecution on charges bordering on criminal impersonation and possession of over N14 million suspected to proceed of crime. The offense is contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 ( 2 ) ( b ) ( iv ) of the same Act. A statement released by the antigraft agency says on receiving the bail documents, operatives of the Commission proceeded to the University of Calabar Teaching Hosp...
Suspected Thief Arrested three months after Stealing Motorcycle in Kwara
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Suspected Thief Arrested three months after Stealing Motorcycle in Kwara

Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it nabbed a suspected thief two months after he escaped arrest. The suspect, Saliu Raofeek was arrested at a popular supermarket around Ibrahim Taiwo area of Ilorin metropolis on Tuesday, July 20. Spokesman of the state command of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21, said that Raofeek was declared wanted over alleged theft of motorcycle and was nabbed at a popular supermarket around Ibrahim Taiwo area in the Ilorin metropolis "It will be recalled that the middle-aged man was accused of stealing a motorbike sometime in May 2021 but evaded arrest and disappeared into a thin air with the stolen bike. All efforts to apprehend him since then has prov...
15 cases of Monkeypox confirmed in Nigerian – NCDC
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15 cases of Monkeypox confirmed in Nigerian – NCDC

Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),  Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has announced that there are 59 suspected cases of Monkeypox with 15 confirmed in the country. Ihekweazu who disclosed this while reacting to report of a United States resident testing positive for the disease after arriving the North-American country from Nigeria, said an outbreak would be declared when there are large cluster of monkeypox cases that constituted an emergency. Revealing that the NCDC have been working with state health ministries to strengthen monkeypox disease surveillance and response in the country, Ihekweazu also disclosed that states with the highest number of cases are Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Lagos. The NCDC DG urged Nigerians who feel ill or have a sudden rash, to...
Church usher commits suicide after being accused of defiling his neighbour’s minor daughter in Delta
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Church usher commits suicide after being accused of defiling his neighbour’s minor daughter in Delta

A 45-year-old man has committed suicide after being accused of defiling a minor in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. The deceased, identified as Jagbefume Oriagioge, allegedly hanged himself in his room at Iregwa Street, Agbor on Saturday, July 17. Oriagioge, popularly called Pastor, hailed from an Esan community in Edo State and was a dedicated usher at a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Agbor, also known as Freedom Hall parish. It was gathered that the deceased might have taken his own life after being accused of defiling one of his neighbours' daughters. "The deceased was suspected to have ended his life as he could no longer bear the shame of allegedly having carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s female child (minor) and which was discu...
Pirates Abduct Eight Boat Travellers In Rivers
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Pirates Abduct Eight Boat Travellers In Rivers

Suspected pirated have abducted eight persons travelling via a passenger boat along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers State. Confirming their abduction, the Rivers Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Jonah Jumbo said the victims were abducted on Monday, July 19, by suspected pirates. According to Jumbo, out of the eight kidnapped persons, five were members of the maritime union in Kula, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area headed to Port Harcourt for a meeting. “The Kula unit and Abomema unit (of martime workers union) were asked to come for a meeting in the state office here in Port Harcourt, this morning (Monday). On their way from Kula, we got a complaint (report) that the officials who were coning for the meeting were kidnapped. All the passengers were kidnappe...
Thief Caught And Disgraced At Ubi Franklin’s Son’s Birthday Party
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Thief Caught And Disgraced At Ubi Franklin’s Son’s Birthday Party

A suspected thief has been apprehended at Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro's son's birthday. It was gathered that the man had in the past stolen from two different occasions, was caught and pardoned before this time. Now, the man has been caught again at Ubi's son, Jayden's 5th birthday party over the weekend and Ubi disgraced him. In a video shared on Ubi Franklin's Instagram handle, he was heard shouting at the alleged thief. "See this idiot. You wan come spoil my pikin birthday. You dey mad," Ubi told him. Another man is heard in the video saying that that alleged thief was caught at an event a day prior after he stole a phone, but he was spared. Another person also claimed the man was caught stealing in Harvesters Church. But the accused continued claiming that he is i...
Suspected herdsmen kill two aide workers, volunteer, 7 others in Benue
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Suspected herdsmen kill two aide workers, volunteer, 7 others in Benue

Suspected herdsmen have killed at least 10 people including two aide workers, a volunteer and BSU student in some villages in Guma Local Government Area in Benue State on Sunday July 18. The aide workers and volunteer for 360HSCD, a non governmental organizations, were working on HIV/AID testing and counseling in the state. They were said to had been on routine weekend supervision at Tomanyi village in Guma Local Government Area when they were kidnapped and killed by the assailants. Local sources who called the phone numbers of the aide workers upon learning of their abduction said the herdsmen answered, confirmed the killings and insisted that such will continue until Governor Samuel Ortom responds to their demand to repeal the prohibition of open grazing in Benue state. C...
Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed the Chairman of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) in Koluama Clan, Bayelsa state. The deceased MOSIEND leader simply identified as Comrade Big J also known as Don Cici, was shot at close range about 7 am on Sunday, July 18, at Osuale market on his way to pick up money from a local money transfer which is said to be delivered by local boat. Comrade Big J, according to some Ijaw youths who spoke with Tribune Online, was a dedicated Ijaw youth advocate and also a strong member of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), until he left the council following a fall-out after the last National Executive Election of IYC. A source in the Koluama community said that Comrade Big J is a known advocate of peace and welf...
Suspected Kidnapper of military personnel arrested in Ogun
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Suspected Kidnapper of military personnel arrested in Ogun

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer was on July 17 arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command at Odo pako Ota, in Ado odo ota local government area of Ogun state. The suspect Waliu Oloyede was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Sango ota divisional headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai that some vigilante men were having issues with an army officer at Odo pako area of ota. Spokesperson of the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said upon receiving the report, the DPO led his team to the scene where the suspect, who was dressed in full military camouflage uniform with the rank of W02 but could not give a satisfactory account of himself was apprehended and brought to the station. The suspect was said to have attempted to sna...
Cholera Outbreak Claims Over Thirty Lives In Jigawa
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Cholera Outbreak Claims Over Thirty Lives In Jigawa

Over thirty lives have been lost following a Cholera outbreak in Jigawa state. State Commissioner of Health Dr. Salisu Mu’azu disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office. He said the state government had also recorded over two thousand confirmed cases of the outbreak within one month. He said the infection had spread to nine local governments including, Dutse, Hadejia, Birnin-Kudu, Kirikasamma and Ringim Local Governments. The permanent secretary explained that the state government had already mobilized rapid response teams and medicines to the affected local governments to curtail the further spread of the cases. Mu’azu said the ministry had identified the causes of the problem and had already taken measures. “Most of the problems occurred after the first rain wh...
Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell
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Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell

A man jailed for beating his wife to death on a cruise ship in front of their kids has been found dead in his prison cell. Kenneth Manzanares, 43, from Utah in the USA, was aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Alaska with his family when he beat his 39-year-old wife Kristy to death on 25 July 2017. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year and was sentenced to 30 years in prison and five years on probation. On 14 July, Manzanares was found unresponsive in his Alaska prison cell at around 7am. He was pronounced dead at 7.42am. The Alaska Department of Corrections said in a statement that his death was not related to Covid-19 and that foul play is not suspected. Manzanares, Kristy, and their three kids were travelling on the cruise to celebrate their 18...
Five suspected kidnappers burnt to death by angry youths in Edo
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Five suspected kidnappers burnt to death by angry youths in Edo

Five suspected kidnappers were burnt to death by angry youths along the Afuze-Uokha road in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State at the weekend. It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers, armed with assorted guns, attacked and abducted some travellers who they took into the bush. However, the local vigilante group got wind of the kidnapping incident, mobilised and waylaid the suspects in the bush. It was learnt that the locals, who had been angered by the spate of kidnapping in the area, forcefully snatched the suspects from the vigilantes as they were taking them to the police station, and set them ablaze. "The kidnappers would have been contacting the families of the abducted travellers to ask for ransom if not for the bravery of the vigilantes while local...
Military officer and his son killed by suspected kidnappers laid to Rest in Plateau state
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Military officer and his son killed by suspected kidnappers laid to Rest in Plateau state

The remains of a retired military officer, Major Amos Asabar Arandong,56, and his son killed by suspected kidnappers, were buried in Farah Mbar/Mangar community, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday, July 17. It was gathered that Major Arandong, who retired in January 2021, and his 27-year-old son, Aaron Mahan Amos Arandong, were shot dead by suspected kidnappers who attacked their house located around Farin Gada community in Jos in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13. The gunmen also abducted the late officer’s wife and another one of his sons. Mrs Arandong escaped from the bush while her kidnapped son later regained his freedom after a ransom was paid to the abductors. Speaking during the funeral, the Chairman of Bokkos LGA, Chief Yusuf Machen, lamen...
Delta State Police declare war on cultism; arrest over 100 suspected cultists, foil initiation ceremony
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Delta State Police declare war on cultism; arrest over 100 suspected cultists, foil initiation ceremony

The Delta State Police Command has arrested over 100 suspected cultists in different parts of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, July 17, said a cult initiation process was also foiled by police operatives. According to the PPRO, police patrol along Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku – Issele-Azagba road after Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, received information that a group of suspected cultists came out from the bush with intent to cause mayhem. "On the 15/7/2021 at about 2050hrs, Commander of RRS Delta and team while on visibility patrol along Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku – Issele-Azagba road after Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, received information that a group of suspected cultist came out from the bush with intent to cause mayhem," he ...
Police arrest member of notorious robbery gang that specializes in robbing bank customers in Edo
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Police arrest member of notorious robbery gang that specializes in robbing bank customers in Edo

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command has arrested a suspected notorious robber, who specializes in trailing and robbing bank customers. The suspect, John Ayenu, 42, was arrested at the scene of the crime in Uromi, Esan North-East Local Government Area of the State. Ayenu is said to belong to a three-man gang terrorizing Irrua, Uromi, Ubiaja and other communities in Edo Central. It was gathered that the suspect and two others now at large, always stationed themselves in the premises of banks, with one of them stationed inside the banking hall, pretending to be a genuine customer carrying out transaction. Nemesis however caught up with the suspect, when they met their match in a serving policeman in mufti, who withdrew a large sum of money. Upon coming out of the banki...
I will return to Catholic Church where I belong – Mother of 13-year-old girl killed by suspected ritualists in Delta laments after arrest of pastor
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I will return to Catholic Church where I belong – Mother of 13-year-old girl killed by suspected ritualists in Delta laments after arrest of pastor

Mrs. Queendalene Nwafor, the mother of the 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly killed by suspected ritualists in Delta State, has sought God's vengeance over the death of her beloved daughter. It will be recalled that Miracle Nwafor was brutally murdered and dumped behind School of Nursing, Boji Boji Agbor, two months ago. Her heart was ripped open and other vital organs removed. A yet-to-be-identified pastor and one other have been arrested in connection with the murder. In an interview with Ika Weekly Newspaper, the petty trader who hails from Ebonyi State, appealed to the Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, spirited and well-meaning individuals for financial assistance to aid her to bury her daughter. The widow said the death of her daughter was through the c...
Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  
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Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  

The Imo State Police Command has launched investigation after two women were allegedly caught trying to sell off a nine-month-old boy for N400,000. The suspects, Mfon and Esther are suspected to have stolen the child in Akwa Ibom and brought him to Imo. It was gathered that the women were caught at ABC Motor Park along Mbaise Road in Owerri, while bargaining to sell the child. Police spokesperson in Imo State, Mike Abatam, said the command have inaugurated a committee to unravel the circumstances sorrounding the incident. “The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that, we are already on top of the situation. And the Commissioner of Police,  Imo State Command,  CP Abutu Yaro, has already inaugurated a high powered investigation team directing them to commenc...
Igangan Attack: How Fulani Herdsmen Killed Amotekun Commander, Three Others
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Igangan Attack: How Fulani Herdsmen Killed Amotekun Commander, Three Others

According to a report by SaharaReporters, some gunmen who are suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, who invaded Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, killed four residents including a commander of the South-West security arm, Amotekun. SaharaReporters had reported that the gunmen, who disguised in custom uniform, stormed the town on Friday night, shooting sporadically. The Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ibarapa Central simply identified as Muri and three other villagers were killed in the attack, a source said. The attackers were said to have stormed the town in Hilux vans, an 18-seater Hummer bus, and a Toyota Sienna bus wearing customs camouflage. The convener, Igangan development advocate, Oladiran Oladokun confirmed the attack saying the incident was an atte...
Adult film star, Dahlia Sky found dead aged 31 in Suspected Suicide
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Adult film star, Dahlia Sky found dead aged 31 in Suspected Suicide

American Adult film star, Dahlia Sky has died at the age of 31 in a ‘potential suicide’. The body of Sky was found inside a car in the San Fernando Valley, LA, around 8 pm on June 30, with authorities currently treating it as a suspected suicide. The 31-year-old was believed to have been battling stage four breast cancer for several years. LAPD detective, Dave Peteque, told Adult Video News (AVN) that Sky was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound, and that police officials are awaiting autopsy results from the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.'' The case is being investigated as a potential suicide, with Peteque saying that a cause of suicide is ‘what the investigation is leaning towards, and there’s no evidence at this time that there’s any foul play’. The owne...
Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu
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Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers were killed during a clash with members of the  Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The suspected ESN members had stormed a checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, and killed the military officers. Confirming the incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint. Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two ...
The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department
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The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department

L-R Dr.Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Late president Moise & his wife) It has been revealed that the Florida doctor who was arrested over the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise campaigned to replace the slain leader with the backing of a key UN figure. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian who has lived in the US since the late 70s, has been named as mastermind of Moise's assassination. He is suspected of being 'one of the leaders' behind the shooting and the attempted killing of the president wife Martine last week.      Haitian police say he entered the country last month on a private jet 'with the intention of taking the Haitian Presidency' although they are yet to back their accusations with hard evidence. DailyMail reported that Sanon's ambitions to reform h...
Suspected Thief Nabbed for allegedly stealing generator in Benue
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Suspected Thief Nabbed for allegedly stealing generator in Benue

A suspected thief has been nabbed for allegedly stealing a generator in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State. According to the owner of the generator, Sam Lornem, who shared the photos on Sunday, July 11, the suspect was almost set ablaze by youths in the community but some people came and begged for his release. It was further gathered that some new clothes were found inside the shuttle bag the suspect was carrying. Upon interrogation, he confessed to have stolen them from a boutique. "This happened three days ago where this guy came at the back of my shop, stood as if he was about to urinate within that public toilet that is located in the garage," he narrated. He watched around, checked our movement and made sure we were at the generator point. He removed the out...
Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality
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Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested five men suspected of engaging in homosexuality at Sheka Barde ??in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, who confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kano on Monday, July 12, and signed by its spokesperson, Malam Lawal Ibrahim, said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the area. "All the suspects confirmed to be above 20 years of age were apprehended on July 11 during a special raid,” he said. The commander-general expressed outrage over the alleged actions of the youths. He thanked members of the community and security stakeholders for their cooperation and support in cracking down on corruption in the state. Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be c...
Five kidnappers nabbed while attempting to collect ransom for boy they abducted in Ogun
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Five kidnappers nabbed while attempting to collect ransom for boy they abducted in Ogun

Five suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Ogun state police command while attempting to collect N3.5m ransom for an eight-year-old boy, Sadiq Abass they abducted. The suspects identified as Abdul-Raman Umar, Falalu Abubakar, Danjuma Bako, Idris Lawal and Fauziya Falalu were arrested on Friday July 9 following a complaint lodged at the Ogere divisional police headquarters by the victim’s father, Riliwan Mohammed. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed their arrest on Sunday July 11, said; “The suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ogere divisional headquarters by one Riliwan Mohammed, who reported that he left his wife and three children at home at about 12 noon, only for him to receive a phone call from a stra...
17-year-old illicit Drug Dealer Arrested in Delta
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17-year-old illicit Drug Dealer Arrested in Delta

Police in Delta State have arrested a 17-year-old illicit drug dealer identified as Esealuka Paul in Asaba. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, July 11. "On the 8/7/2021 at about 1130hrs, while men of Operation Delta Hawk Patrol teams were on stop and search along Cable Point Asaba, they intercepted one Esealuka Paul ‘m’ 17yrs when search was conducted on him sixty-eight (68) sachet of dried weed suspected to be Indian hemp, thirty-three (33) sachet of SK, six (6) packs of Razler and one (1) lighter were found. The suspect was arrested and Investigation is ongoing," he stated. Edafe said the State Commissioner of Police while thanking members of the public for their cooperation, urged parents and guardians to monitor thei...
Police arrest 8 suspected members of Black Axe Confraternity cult group in Delta
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Police arrest 8 suspected members of Black Axe Confraternity cult group in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested eight suspected members of the Black Axe Confraternity cult group in Okpe Local Government Area of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a astatement on Sunday, July 11, said a 25-year-old female identified as Hope Agbogidi, was among the suspected cultists arrested. "On the 7/7/2021 at about 1400hrs, in line with Commissioner of police directives on cult activities, bearing in mind that 7th July of every year is the day singled out by Aiye contratanity cult group to mark their day and also bring out their ugly faces thereby causing mayhem in the society," he stated. "The Commissioner of Police in his usual proactive ways, directed that all DPOs be on the lookout and ensure that all thei...
Food Poison: Death Toll Rises To Five As Mother Of Late Victims Dies In Kwara
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Food Poison: Death Toll Rises To Five As Mother Of Late Victims Dies In Kwara

According to The PUNCH, the casualties in the food poisoning incident that occurred in Banni community of Kaiama Local Government Area of the Kwara State increased to five on Friday evening, following the death of the mother of two sons, Umar and Kadir, who had died on Thursday. Four members of the family of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of Olori’s compound, Banni, comprising his two sons, Umar Mohammed (25 years) and Kadir Mohammed (18 years) and two grandsons identified as Umar and Bashiru died as a result of poison suspected to be in their food. It was gathered that the mother of the victims, who had been hospitalised at the General Hospital, Banni last Thursday, died on Friday. Sunday PUNCH learnt that two other members of the family were in critical conditions at the hospital. ...
Gunmen kidnap final year student in Plateau, demand N1m ransom
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Gunmen kidnap final year student in Plateau, demand N1m ransom

Suspected kidnappers have abducted a final year student of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, Gele Felix Gonzuk. It was gathered that the student, who operated a provision shop close to the institution, was abducted by the gunmen on Wednesday night, July 7. The President of the Students’ Union Government, Mr Zuma Francis Fwanshiwa, who confirmed the kidnap on Friday, said the FCE Pankshin students are presently not happy over the incident. "From what I gathered, he was in his shop in Pankshin with a relative when the gunmen who pretended to be customers arrived at the place around 8pm on Wednesday. One of the gunmen who first arrived at the shop actually bought bread from the shop, and while he was still there, another of his gang member came and asked fo...
Police shoot dead four of Haitian president’s killers and arrest two more
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Police shoot dead four of Haitian president’s killers and arrest two more

Police in Haiti last night shot dead four men suspected to have murdered the country's president. They also arrested two more men believed to have been involved in the killing of Jovenel Moïse, reports claim. Police chief Leon Charles said the suspected assassins were killed by officers and two others were arrested during an apparent hostage-taking situation, NPR reports. Three police officers held hostage were freed, Charles confirmed. One high-ranking Haitian government official said: "These were mercenaries". A video had emerged showing a series of cars rolling towards Jovenel Moïse's house as other armed gang members follow on foot. In the video, the gunmen allegedly posing as US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are seen storming the politician's home ...
Katsina NSCDC arrest 2 suspected Cannabis traffickers with 173 parcel
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Katsina NSCDC arrest 2 suspected Cannabis traffickers with 173 parcel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested two suspected Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) with at least 173 parcels of the hard drug in Katsina State. The spokesperson, NSCDC, Katsina Command, DSC Mohammed Tukur confirmed their arrest while handing over the suspects and the exhibit to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday. According to Tukur, the arrest was made possible following a tip-off received by the command on July 6, 2021, at about 7:30 p.m. One of the alleged suspects was identified as Mr. Sunday Issac, 50, who reportedly took custody of the exhibits from Zaria, Kaduna State, and was to deliver them in Daura, Katsina State before they were arrested in Katsina by men of the NSCDC. The exhibits were alleged to have been con...
Pastor, two others arrested for possession of N15.8m fake currency notes
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Pastor, two others arrested for possession of N15.8m fake currency notes

Police operatives in Niger State have arrested a pastor and two others for conspiracy and possession of N15.8m counterfeit currency notes. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 6, said the suspects were at a hotel in Kontagora. "On 29/06/2021 at about 1400hrs Police Operatives attached to Kontagora Area Command arrested the following suspects: Emmanuel Akazuwa, 42, of Adi village, Buruku LGA of Benue State, Pastor Sabastine Dabu, 48, of Zuru Kebbi State and Umar Mohammed,50, of Pandogari, Rafi LGA," he stated. The PPRO said Emmanuel was arrested in possession of one thousand naira notes to the tune of fifteen million, eight hundred and thirty thousand naira (N15,830,000) suspected to be counterfeit at a Hotel in Kont...
Police Foil Cult Initiation Ceremony, Arrest 28 Suspected Cultists, Others in Delta
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Police Foil Cult Initiation Ceremony, Arrest 28 Suspected Cultists, Others in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has foiled a cult initiation ceremony and arrested 28 suspected cultists in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 6, said eight robbery suspects were also arrested across the state. Edafe said the suspected cultists were nabbed after successfully initiating Obanor Ifeanyi, Oliseh Onimichi, Moses Samuel and Olusola Ese. "On the 3/7/2021 at about 0300hrs, State anti cult unit (SACU) detectives on a tip off of intelligence got an information that there will be a cult initiation at a bush in Ogume community forest in Ukwuani LGA of Delta State by members of the Aiye confraternity group a.k.a black axe," he stated. "The commander SACU deta...
One killed, another kidnapped as gunmen attack quarry site in Nasarawa
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One killed, another kidnapped as gunmen attack quarry site in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked a marble quarry site at Ugya village in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, killing a quarry worker, Ibrahim Aliyu, and abducting another, Abdul Umar Ekuji.   It was gathered that the incident happened around 4:43 pm on Monday, July 5.   According to a resident of the community simply identified as Salihu, the gunmen armed with AK47 rifles invaded the quarry marble site, which he said was two kilometers away from the community.   Aliyu, who operates a marble quarry, had left for home but was alerted of the invasion.   "He just returned from quarry site not more than 20 minutes when he alerted that kidnappers have invaded quarry site,” Salihu told Daily Trust.   "He took two vigil...
One killed as police rescue kidnap victim from his abductors in Imo
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One killed as police rescue kidnap victim from his abductors in Imo

The police in Imo state has killed a suspected kidnapper while rescuing a man abducted by the deceased and his gang members on July 1. A statement released by the media aide to the Imo state police commissioner, CSP Mike Abattam, states that on July 1, the 46-year-old victim, Uzondu Kaka, a native of Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen who trailed and kidnapped him at the entrance of his house in Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State.   Abattam said the gunmen stormed the victim's house riding in a blue coloured Four Runner SUV vehicle without a registration number and took him to an unknown destination.   On receipt of this information on 5/7/2021 at about 1430 hours, the command tactical teams after gathering techn...
Police Rescue nine abducted travellers after Gun duel with Kidnappers in Edo
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Police Rescue nine abducted travellers after Gun duel with Kidnappers in Edo

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have rescued nine travellers who were kidnapped at Igieduma village along the Benin-Auchi Road on Sunday morning, July 4. Spokesperson of the command, Kotongs Bello, who disclosed this in a statement said their men swung into action upon receiving the distress call about the incident and engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, leading to the rescue of the victims. "Today 4/7/2021 at about 0735hrs,  operatives of Edo State police command, acting on credible information from members of the public that a 14 Seater Toyota Hiace bus white in colour with Reg. No. XA 525 KRF driven by one Karimu Momoh ‘m’ age 40yrs belonging to a private company heading from Auchi to Benin was intercepted by a group of hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers at Igied...
Suspected Hired Assasins Kill Driver, Police Escort Of Prominent APC Youth Leader In Delta
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Suspected Hired Assasins Kill Driver, Police Escort Of Prominent APC Youth Leader In Delta

According to Sun News, some unknown gunmen suspected to be hired killers, yesterday, shot dead a driver and mobile police escort attached to a prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader, Chief Micheal Johnny, at the popular Airport Junction in the heart of Warri South Local Government Area of Delta state. Findings revealed that the deceased mobile policeman and driver identified as Inspector Samuel Arigbanmiga and Stephen Okhea, respectively, were on official duty to escort their boss’s wife to church when the incident occurred. It was reported that they had dropped the Madam off at the church and were on their way to run another errand when they were accosted at about 11;12am by their assailants who trailed after them in a yellow Lexus Jeep. They deceased police a...
Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested the suspected killers of a father of four in Delta State. LIB reported that the deceased, German Enameg was shot dead by gunmen along Ivwrekpokpo, Imoniyame junction in Ughelli North LGA on Thursday, June 25. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Saturday, July 3. "On the 02/07/2021 at about 0230 – 0600hrs, the Area Commander Ughelli Detailed a combined team of Police operatives/vigilante groups and raided  suspected hideout of cultists," he stated. "During the raid, one Timothy Ononeme ‘m’ 35yrs old of Imowhe Ekiugbo Ughelli North and one Junior Ogboso ‘m’ of Ogheneweta Street Ughelli were arrested "Preliminary investigations revealed that  the suspects ...
UNIUYO student shot dead, another injured as rival cult groups clash
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UNIUYO student shot dead, another injured as rival cult groups clash

A student of the University of Uyo, AkwaIbom state, has been killed and another shot in a supremacy battle which erupted between two rivals cult groups in the institution. It was gathered that the incident started on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, when the 300-level student in the department of Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences was shot dead by some suspected cultists. After the death of the student identified as Duke Alexander, a reprisal attack was launched by a rival group the next day. "A student from the Department of Geography was killed on Tuesday. But, on Wednesday around 5 pm, we heard some gunshots in the Department of Fine Art and on getting there discovered that a final year student was shot. He was said to be rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he ...
Army arrests ISWAP member allegedly running logistics for group in Ogun
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Army arrests ISWAP member allegedly running logistics for group in Ogun

One Ibrahim Musa, said to be a suspected member of the Islamic States in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been arrested by the Nigerian army in Sango Otta area of Ogun state. Troops of Operation AWATSE arrested Musa after conducting standing patrols and raid operations at strategic areas in the Majidun area of the state between June 18 and June 30. Acting director of defence media operation. Bernard Onyeuko said an intelligence report revealed that Musa was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri. It was further learnt that troops had also sustained operational activities to forestall activities of vandals on NNPC pipelines at Gaun, Akute, Wawa I and II and Magbaro areas. This led to the arrest of one Oyeshola Saheed who was nabbed f...
Zamfara lawmaker shot dead by suspected bandits
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Zamfara lawmaker shot dead by suspected bandits

A member of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Mohammad Ahmad Walin Jengeru, has been shot dead by suspected bandits It was gathered that the lawmaker was killed by the gunmen along Sheme- Funtua Road in Katsina State on Wednesday morning, June 30. The Clerk of the Zamfara House House of Assembly, Saidu Anka, who confirmed the incident said Ahmed was traveling to his town when he was attacked by the bandits. His funeral prayers would be held at Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma Mosque by 11 o’clock on Wednesday. Until his death, the deceased was the chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation. Ahmed was killed hours after key politicians in the state defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the rulling All Progressives Congress (APC

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