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Bandits Kill Many, Kidnap 34 Women, Girls In Zamfara ― Report

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Bandits have kidnapped over 34 women while dozen of others were killed in multiple attacks in some villages in Gusau local government of Zamfara State.

 

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A BBC Hausa report said the bandits attacked Geba and Gidan Kaura villages as well as some communities within the Gusau Local Government Area.

 

A source told BBC that when the bandits invaded their communities, “they kidnapped some women and girls, while dozens of others were killed.”

 

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According to the source, “the bandits kidnapped ten women in Kaura, also at Bayauri they kidnapped nine women. They also entered a village called Gana and kidnapped seven before proceeding to Duma and kidnapped another seven women. These happened before Sunday morning.”

 

According to the reports, properties were destroyed and many villages have been deserted, forcing the villagers to relocate to Gusau, the state capital.

 

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A local said they’ve now run away to Damba community inside the state capital.

 

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“We have women, children, and the pregnant ones, there is no food. If you see where they sleep in this cold as if there is no government,” a local residing in Damba community alleged.

 

Commissioner of Information in Zamfara State, Ibrahim Dosara, while confirming the attacks, however, affirmed that only Geba town was attacked.

 

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He explained that shortly after the bandits’ attack, security agents went to rescue the situation.

 

“There are soldiers working in that zone, they went to Geba. They met three people injured. The soldiers dispersed the bandits.”

 

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The commissioner said it was not true that the villages that were attacked were not visited by security agents on a rescue mission.

 

The attacks in Zamfara came at a time the authorities announced that security agents have arrested some bandits that were seeking medical treatment after their hideout was dislodged.

 

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Monarch, 4 Aides Assassinated In Ogun

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Unknown gunmen on Monday assassinated the traditional ruler of Agodo village in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State, Oba Ayinde Odetola, and four of his aides.

It was gathered that the tragedy was the second of such wicked acts that happened in the community in the last few months.

Vanguard reliably gathered that Oba Ayinde Odetola and his four aides were assassinated, and burnt to ashes as soon as they entered the town around 11 am on Monday 24th January.

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A reliable source who spoke with our Correspondent alleged that crisis began in the community as soon as late Ọba Odetola, who was from Ake dynasty was elected as the traditional ruler of the community, but the Owu people insisted that anybody from Ake cannot be their king.

Confirming the incident, one of the late monarch’s sisters, Chief (Mrs) Adenike Akintade lamented the heartless killing, of the traditional ruler and his aides, adding that the same people recently killed a younger brother of the late monarch.

I had just been discharged from hospital early this morning, only to start mourning the brutal assassination of my brother”.

“Kabiesi called me on Saturday, urging me to reduce my activities, saying stress could contribute to my illness”.

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“Oba Odetola lost his younger brother to the imbroglio some months ago; the young man was butchered by the so-called hoodlums. Today, Kabiesi is no more, what a world”, Akintade lamented.

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Confirming the incident to Vanguard on the telephone, the Police spokesperson in Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said it was only the traditional ruler that was killed.

He said, after killing the traditional ruler, he was burnt with his car.

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He said, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has visited the scene of the incident for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.

He added that though no arrest has been made, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the matter should be transferred to the homicide section of the State Investigation Department for a thorough investigation.

Oyeyemi added that police operatives are on the trail of those who killed the monarch.

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[JUST IN] Idumota Crisis: Police Arrest Lagos NURTW Leaders

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The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad has arrested prominent members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state, Kunle Poly and Sego.

The police arm, led by its Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, arrested the NURTW leaders on Monday.

The police said Kunle Poly and Sego are principal suspects in the recurring clashes in Idumota and its environs.

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The crisis had intermittently crippled commercial activities in the area. The latest clash occurred last Thursday.

“The arrest was effected today at a meeting where the two NURTW members along with some other stakeholders converged,” RRS said.

“Kunle Poly and Sego are currently being transferred to Zone II, Onikan, Lagos.”

The PUNCH had reported that two persons were feared killed during a clash between two factional members of a transport union in the Idumota area of Lagos .

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The two factions – Eyo boys, reportedly loyal to a union leader known as Kunle Poly, and Kosoko boys – have been at loggerheads over control of territory in the bustling commercial centre.

It was gathered that Eyo boys expected Kosoko boys collecting levies from commercial bus drivers on Idumota Bridge to make returns but the latter declined.

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The growing tension reportedly erupted in a clash around 12pm on Thursday as hoodlums fired gunshots and brandished cutlasses.

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One person was said to have been shot dead while another bled to death from machete cuts inflicted on him.

The violence forced traders in markets around the area to abruptly shut down their shops and run for dear life.

Videos of the clash went viral on Friday, with one of the clips showing a bloodied youth being carried away in a wheelbarrow as people ran helter-skelter.

However, normalcy was restored to the area on Friday as policemen and soldiers were stationed in strategic points around the scene but commercial activities had yet to fully return.

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Protest As Gunmen Attack Plateau Mining Site, Kill Four Workers

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There was massive protest on Sunday by residents of Dong Community in Jos North Local Governement Area of Plateau State.

The angry residents brandishing green leaves and branches of trees cut from the nearby bush blocked the major roads passing through the community while calling for justice.

A resident of the community, John Emmanuel, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH in Jos on Sunday, gave reasons for the protests.

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Emmanuel said, “Yesterday, (Saturday), some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen stormed Dong community in Jos South LGA. They went to a mining site where some people were working in the community and attacked them, killing four persons and injuring two others.

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“So, this morning (Sunday) the residents, mainly the Youths in the community, came out to protest against the incessant killings in their community and demanded Justice because there had been series of such attacks and killings in the community in the past with nothing done to stop further incidents.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau state, Ubah Ogaba, said that the command was aware of the killings.

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According to him, security operatives had been deployed in the area while investigation had begun to apprehend the perpetrators.

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