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Police Arrest Rivers Cultists With Rifle

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The Rivers State Police Command said its operatives have arrested three suspected cultists in Bean community in Khana Local Government Area of the state.

The police also said a locally made pistol was recovered from the suspects who have been terrorizing Khana LGA.

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The Command spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed this in a statement released to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Iringe-koko explained that men of the anti-cultism unit in Bori, headquarters of Khana LGA acting on a tip-off made the arrest on Monday.

The statement read, “On Monday 9th January 2023 at about 0343hrs on a tip-off at Gure Community, Khana LGA of Rivers State, operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit, Bori Annex arrested the suspects.

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“They are Kensuanu Loveday Dick (m) a.k.a ‘Aaro’, the executioner of the Iceland cult group, Myimaka Olu (m) and one Junior Mbo (m) of Bean community who has been terrorizing the area.

READ ALSO: Rivers Police Raid Kidnappers’ Hideout, Rescue Victim

“During the search on Junior Mbo, one locally made pistol was discovered. They will be charged in court once the investigations are completed.”

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She reiterated the command’s resolve to reduce crime and criminality in all its forms to the barest minimum.

While urging members of the public to be vigilant at all times, Iringe-Koko urged them to report any suspicious activity or movement within their neighbourhood to the police for appropriate action.

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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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