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JUST IN: Kidnapped Edo Customary Court President Rescued, One Policeman Shot Dead

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The kidnaped president of Igueben Area Igueben Area Customary Court, Edo State, His Honour, Precious Aigbonoga (Mrs), has been rescued by the state Police Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

This is contained in a statement by Festus Usiobaifo Esq., Publicity Secretary of Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch, and made available to newsmen in Benin.

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According to the statement, in the process of rescuing the victim, there was an “exchange of heavy gunfire between the police and the bandits which led to one of the gallant police officers paying the ultimate price.

“A source told the Chairman and his team (Dream Team) that His Honour was rescued unhurt in the early hours of today, 12th day of January, 2022, following an attack launched against the kidnappers by Police Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad attached to Police Headquarters, Benin City.

The Edo State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor who confirmed the rescue of the Customary Court President, said the police lost one of its personnel in the operation.

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He said, “She was rescued at the Scorpion Hill in the forest by the military men and police but unfortunately we lost one of our personnel.”

However, reacting, a family source closed to His Honour who does not want his name in print said she was rescued my the Nigerian Army and had since reunited with her family though shot by the kidnapper.

READ ALSO: JUST IN: Gunmen In Kidnaping Spree In Edo, Customary Court President Abducted

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She was shot by the kidnappers.
She is receiving treatment in the hospital.

“She was rescued my the military, but was shot by the kidnappers,” the source added.

Recall that His Honour was kidnapped on Monday, January 9, 2023, around Ugoneki axis on her way to office (Igueben Area Customary), where she serves as sitting president.

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Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]

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Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.

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The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.

Recall  that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.

Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.

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READ ALSO: JUST IN: Youths Protest Naira, Fuel Scarcity In Oyo

There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.

DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.

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Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri

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Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.

The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.

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The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.

Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.

READ ALSO: New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.

They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.

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Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.

READ ALSO: New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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