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Truck kills Mother, Child In Lagos

Many could not hold back their tears yesterday afternoon, at the popular Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, over the sight of a mother and child crushed by a truck. It was gathered that the truck moving inward Oshodi Oke had a failed break and the driver in trying to get the truck to a halt rammed into the woman hawking sachet water with her baby strapped to her back. An eyewitness, Bose Daniel, said the mother and child died instantly and that the driver of the truck fled the scene immediately for fear of being lynched by angry mob. But the ...
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Three Die In Fresh Kaduna Attack

No fewer than three persons were feared killed during an attack by unidentified gunmen on Sunday night between Asso and Tanda Bridge in the Gwong Chiefdom of the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Chairman of the Jema’a Local Government, Mr Peter Averik, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said the attack took place around 7.30p.m. when unidentified gunmen opened fire on innocent persons who were walking along the Asso and Tanda bridge. “I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the pedestrians over fears that ...
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Court Sentences 5 To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery

An Osun State High Court presided over by Justice David Akin Oladimeji, sitting in Iwo, sentenced members of a five-man robbery gang to death by hanging, yesterday. The convicts are Ifedayo Adebiyi, Semiu Taofeek, Afolabi Ogunwale, Oyeleke Mukaila and Ogunbayo Joshua. The convicts were arraigned before the High Court on September 23, 2016 on a three-count charge. The charges preferred against them are conspiracy, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms, contrary to section 6(b), 1(1) and (2) (a) and punishable under section 1(1) Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R.11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014. The ...
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Man Shoots Wife, Two Sons Dead In Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man, simply identified as Uwaila, for shooting his wife and two sons dead. The incident happened on Sunday at Ovbiogie village in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state. Security agents were said to have evacuated the corpses to an undisclosed mortuary. The suspect, who is now in police custody, told our correspondent that his wife accused him of having extramarital affairs. He added that his wife threatened to also go out with other men. Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to ...
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Police Arrest 26-Year-Old For Robbery

A 26-year-old robbery suspect, Peter Sunday, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly robbing one Mrs Felicia Chukwu of the Kwankwashe area, Madalla, Suleja Local Government Area of the state. Sunday, who resides in Bakin Kasuwa, and his accomplice, identified as Nura, now at large, allegedly robbed their victim, who was returning from the church of N12,000 and one Gionee mobile phone valued at N56,000. The incident reportedly happened on January 1, 2019. Northern City News gathered that the suspect and his accomplices had been making life unbearable for the residents of Bakin Kasuwa in Suleja ...
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2 Kidnappers Arrested In Katsina

Two abductors of a septuagenarian, Hauwa Usman, of Old Garin Waziri, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, have been arrested. Confirming the arrest in a statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah identified the abductors as 40-year-old Abubakar Yusuf, alias Kango, of Safana and Abubakar Mansur, 40, of Unguwar Gwanda, Safana council of Katsina. According to him, “based on a tip-off, the Command succeeded in arresting the duo, who kidnapped one Hauwa Usman, 70, of Old Garin Waziri, Safana council of Katsina State. “Victim has identified the hoodlums as the persons that ...
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General Alkali: Police Declare 13 More Suspects Wanted

Plateau State Police Command has declared 13 more persons wanted in connection with the killing of a retired Army General, Idris Alkali, calling on anyone with useful information on the whereabouts of the wanted persons to reach out to the Command. State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Tyopev, in a statement yesterday in Jos, said those wanted were suspected to have “actively participated in the illegal activities that led to the death of the General.” According to the statement, “Here is the publication issued on the authority of the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Jos, declaring the following ...
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Emir Of Lafia Is Dead

The Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isah Mustapha, died on Thursday at the age of 84. A member of Lafia Emirate Council and Ajiyan Lafia, Alhaji Sule Abubakar, told our correspondent that the emir died at the Nazemiya Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday. He said the monarch, who was born on March 14, 1934, ascended the throne in 1974. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, expressed sadness over the demise of the emir. Saraki said, “He was a man of peace ...
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Tension As Herdsmen, Cattle Invade Anambra School

There was tension in Anambra State on Thursday as herdsmen with their cattle invaded Ideke Secondary School in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state. Teachers and students of the school, who raised the alarm, left the school abruptly. They described the encroachment as incessant. Speaking to newsmen, the acting Principal of the school, Mrs Ann Nwosu, called on the state government to come to their rescue. She regretted the presence of herdsmen and their cattle in the school regularly. She said, “It is worrisome to see both cattle as well as herdsmen loitering around the school compound, especially ...
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2 killed, Many Injured In Kogi Communal Clash

The Police Command in Kogi State on Thursday said two persons were killed and many injured in a renewed hostility between Ebira and Bassa-Kwomu tribes in the state. Spokesman of the command, Mr Williams Aya, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who made this known in Lokoja, however, said that the situation was under control. Aya confirmed that the clash was between the returning Ebira people who were exiled from their ancestral homes and the Bassa-Kwomu tribe, which had been at loggerheads for months. He said that the command had drafted a team of mobile and conventional policemen led by the ...
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