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Gunmen Kill Cop, Two Others In Fresh Taraba Attack

  Gunmen on Monday killed a police officer and two others in separate attacks in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. The Caretaker Chairman of Wukari LGA, Dr Daniel Adi, confirmed this development in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Jalingo. Adi said a man and his son were killed on their farm near the General Hospital, Wukari, while a police officer was killed in an ambush near Vaasealong, a community in Taraba/Benue border. “Mr Sale and his son were killed on their farm this morning while a mobile police officer was killed in an ambush near Vaase ...
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16 Dead As Cult War Resumes In Rivers

No fewer than 16 people are feared dead following cult crises that broke out in two different local government areas of Rivers State, Sunday. It was alleged that 14 people were killed by the said cultists at Kono Boue and Gbam Boue communities of Khana council, while two people were killed in Ishiodu village, Emohua community, Emohua council. It was also gathered that seven people were abducted when the bandits struck at Khana council, while many properties were also destroyed. However, there are conflicting reports on the number of deaths in the Khana incident. Whereas some reported 20, others said ...
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Police Demolish Suspected Kidnappers’ Lodge In Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, on Friday, ordered the demolition of a suspected kidnappers’ lodge in Ikot Ntuen Offot in the Uyo Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the lodge was built by the kidnappers allegedly to be used as an abode for their victims, who would mostly be government officials and foreign investors in the state. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad had cordoned off the building, while journalists and members of the public watched as the bulldozer hired from one of the construction firms reduced the two-bedroom apartment to rubble. The Personal ...
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Kebbi Govt Confirms 6 Cases Lassa Fever And 1 Death

Kebbi State government yesterday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa fever in the state. Epidemiologist at the state Ministry of Heath, in Birnin Kebbi, Dr Assad Hassan, said the cases were recorded between February and April. Hassan said that four of the victims were from Birnin Kebbi; while the remaining two were from Bunza local government area (LGA) of the state. “The persons confirmed to be infected with the disease are between 23 to 65 years, and they include four males and two females,’’ he said. According to him, one of the female patients was the one that ...
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Police Nab 2 Ondo Mortuary Attendants Over Missing Newborn’s Corpse

Police detectives have arrested two mortuary attendants over the missing corpse of a newborn baby and the placenta at the mortuary of Ondo State-owned specialist hospital in Akure, the state capital. It was gathered that the mother, Nike Owonidaun, and the baby died during labour May 15, at the police hospital and were later transferred to the state specialist hospital mortuary. The widower, Femi Owonidaun, a policeman, deposited the corpses at the hospital and left after proper documentation. However, when he returned to claim the corpses, only that of the mother was recovered while the corpse of the baby was ...
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Igbinedion Varsity Lecturer Killed While Escaping From Kidnappers

A lecturer at Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, identified as Kelvin Izebeokhai, has been killed by kidnappers operating near Okada junction, along the Benin-Lagos Highway. The robbers were said to have abducted other passengers in the bus late Kelvin was travelling in, while the driver of the vehicle was said to have ran into the bush along with four other passengers. The institution’s spokesperson, Mr. Jide Ilugbo, confirmed the killing and described it as babaric. He said late Kelvin was a First Class graduate and was employed in the university three years ago. He said: “It was unfortunate he ran ...
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Police Arrest Harberlist, Others For Armed Robbers

Nigeria Police Force has arrested four suspected armed robbers, who attacked a manager of a filling station and robbed him off N3 million. The suspects arrested are: Samuel Monday, 23 years from Kogi state; Isaac Kiri, 40 years from Rivers state; Alex Enyame 37 years from Imo state and their herbalist, Abdul Usman, 40 years from Kogi state. Police commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma explained that ” on the 5th May, 2019 at about 0800 hours, the manager of a filling station located in Lugbe was taking the sum of N3,000,000 naira to the bank on a motorcycle when the motorcycle ...
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Over 1.3m JAMB Candidates Have Accessed Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says over 1.3 million candidates have accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019, the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told reporters yesterday in Lagos. More than 1.8 million candidates registered for the examination. Benjamin was speaking against the backdrop of claims in some quarters that majority of candidates who wrote the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), were yet to access their results through the said code. He also described as untrue, claims by some mischief-makers that the N50 charges incurred through the code was going to the ...
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Zamfara: Bandits Abduct 3-month-Old Baby, 7 Others, Kill

Security forces are now trailing yet to be identified gunmen who invaded Kanoma village in Maru local government area of Zamfara State and abducted seven persons, including a three month old baby along with her mother, killing two people. An eyewitness, Malam Ibrahim Muhammed said in Gusau yesterday that the band its in their hundreds besieged the area at about 3 am on Tuesday and fired gun shots sporadically in the air to scare the residents away. Muhammad further explained that “It was while they were scaring the people with gun shots that they killed the two victims who came ...
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Police Parade Suspected Criminals

Seventeen suspects were yesterday paraded in Akure, the Ondo State capital, by Police Commissioner Undie Adie for allegedly committing crimes. Among them were Umoru Mohammed and one Ibrahim, who specialised in robbing people of their belongings by disguising as customers. Another two suspects, Tunde Akinwumi, 20 and Tunde Akinboyewa, 25, were arrested for allegedly raping a teenager, Joy Akinnobun, 18 and a minor, Ilori Faith, who was rescued by a good Samaritan. Adie said efforts were on to apprehend the other suspects at large, adding that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation. He said armed robbers invaded ...
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