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Kidnapping: Military Take Over Cross River Forests

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From all indications, Governor Ben Ayade’s call to the Federal Government to deploy soldiers to the Uyanga forests in Akamkpa LGA of Cross River State has been granted almost immediately.

Last week, the governor personally signed a letter vowing that he will take the war to the bandits wherever they may be.

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He called on the federal government to deploy both Tucano aircraft and more security personnel to comb the Akamkpa forests for suspected bandits.

Those the governor described as bandits had seized and abducted nine motorists and dragged them into the forests. Security operatives went into action and the hostages were released the next day.

But on Friday, there were reports again that another seven persons were kidnapped at the same spot on the Uyanga-Ikom-Calabar highway.

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Military Jet Bombs Bello Turji’s Weapon Supplier’s Hideout In Zamfara

Early Sunday morning, military men from the army, navy and police took over the Uyanga community.

According to a resident who spoke to journalists, their confidence has been restored.

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We were scared by the activities of the gunmen. Even travellers are also scared because they daringly operated yesterday on the highway,” he stated.

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Delta: Father Kills Daughter For Entering Neighbour’s Room

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A 25-year-old man, Godsgift Uweghwerhen, has been arrested for allegedly flogging his three-year-old daughter to death in Aladja community, in the Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that Uweghwerhen was at home with his family members and neighbours when he saw his daughter coming out of the room of one of his neighbours.

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Uweghwerhen, who became annoyed by his daughter’s action, pounced on her and reportedly used a cane to beat, inflicting injuries on the victim’s body.

Uweghwerhen’s daughter was said to have died as a result of the beating and upon realising the gravity of his action, fled from the scene.

READ ALSO: Four Suspects Butcher Edo Man, Burn Corpse

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Luck, however, ran out of the victim’s father when vigilantes arrested him at Ubogo community and handed him over to policemen in Ovwian/Aladja Division.

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident in a text message on Thursday.

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Four Suspects Butcher Edo Man, Burn Corpse

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The Edo State Security Network says it has arrested four suspects for allegedly butchering a man and burning his corpse in Benin City, the state capital.

The coordinator of the security outfit, Col. Kole Omomia (retd.), while confirming the incident in a statement, said the corpse was found at the former School of Nursing Hostel by the Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin City, following a tip off by a transporter.

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Omomia said, “Our men were out on a normal routine patrol and got a tip off that there is a man staying at an abandoned building and no one knows his mission there and that there is a corpse also lying there. My men went there and saw a corpse that had been butchered and burnt.”

Omomia said the four suspects were apprehended and handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, noting that the prime suspect, Nwafor Azubuike, was found at the same building where the corpse was discovered.

READ ALSO: Edo Police Arrest Two Female Secondary School Students Over Alleged Assault On Female Teacher

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He added, “Nwafor Azubuike who claimed he stays in the place, and knows the murdered man and had a chat with him few days ago, was apprehended to be further interrogated.

“Looking at the building itself, we believe it is a den where they carry out most of their nefarious activities. We also discovered lots of human hair around the area, likely belonging to ladies.”

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Insecurity: Police Arrest 53-year-old Bulletproof Producer In Katsina

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A 53-year-old man, who produces bulletproof charms for terrorists and criminals in Katsina State, is now helping the police with more information on his activities.

SP Gambo Isah, the State PPRO confirmed to newsmen that the suspect resides on Maiduguri Road in Sabuwa Local Government Area in the State.

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He added that on Saturday, 26th November, 2022, following a tip-off, the suspect was apprehended by the police in Katsina.

The PPRO further explained that the bulletproof charm is sold to terrorists and other criminals in Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina States for N60,000 per piece.

READ ALSO: Scores Of Bandits Killed As Airforce Bombs Some Camps In Kaduna

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He added that the suspect was arrested with four bulletproof charms enveloped in jackets.

The suspect, according to Isah, also confessed that he offered prayers regularly for bandits for successful operations, against being arrested or harmed by security agents.

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