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Renewed Jukun/Tiv Crisis Claims 2 Lives, Houses In Taraba

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At least two persons were killed and several houses burnt when gunmen suspected to be tribal militia attacked Ibua village along Wukari-Ibi road in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba state on Thursday night.

Sun online reports that the crisis between the two dominant tribes in the state started since April last year resulting in the deaths of hundred and colossal loss of property.

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Report further has it that concerted effort from the state government and Federal Government intervention brought relative calm late last year after both sides agreed to a ceasefire which is now being violated by the attack.

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Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP David Misal who confirmed the attack told Sun correspondent that gunmen carried out the attack.

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“Information available to us indicates that gunmen suspected to be Jukun youths attacked a Tiv village in Ibi Local Government Area and killed two persons.

“Some thatch houses were also burnt in the attack believed to be fueled by the lingering crisis between the Jukun and the Tiv in the area.

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“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ibi is leading a team of police officers on a manhunt of the attackers,” he said.

Residents who spoke to newsmen said the attackers invaded the village at about 7:30pm, killing two persons and injuring many others.

Mr. Orhembaga Laregh told Sun correspondent on the phone that the attackers invaded the village at about 7pm and shot sporadically before burning the village.

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Another eyewitness, Terngu Deior said he was sitting in front of his house when suddenly he saw armed men trooping into the village from Wukari axis.

“I escaped through the back door and ran to the nearby police check point but there was nobody to report to,” he said.

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INEC Office Set Ablaze, 340 Ballot Boxes, Other Properties Destroyed In Ebonyi

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

The hoodlums razed down the building in the early hours of Sunday, according to DAILY POST’s report.

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INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed this in a tweet.

The tweet quoted INEC’s Resident Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, as saying the
incident occurred around 10am.

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While properties and the building were destroyed, no casualty was recorded.

Some of the properties razed down included 340 ballot boxes, 14 power generators, 130 voting cubicles, large water storage tanks, office furniture and a large number of voter cards which has not been ascertained at the time of the report.

INEC reports that this is the third attack on their facility after the offices in Ogun and Osun states were attacked on the 10th of November 2022.

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Tension As Armed Robbers Invade Queen’s College Ibadan

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Suspected armed robbers, on Saturday, invaded the Queens College in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, killing a security guard during a raid on the premises.

The sad incident took place early hours on Saturday at the college’s premise in Apata, Ido Local Government Area of the state.

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The PUNCH gathered that the suspected robbers, who were armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the premises at about 1am yesterday.

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Eyewitnesses said the security guards tried to resist the armed robbers but could not march the fireworks of the bandits as one of them was felled by the bullets.

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According to one of the eyewitnesses, who did not want his name in print, the armed robbers engaged in sporadic shooting to scare the residents and the neighbourhood guards.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the killings and said investigation is still ongoing and update would be provided accordingly.

 

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Man Rapes 5-year-old Boy To Death In Ogun

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A 36-year-old homosexual, Sikiru Ajibola, allegedly sodomized a five-year-old boy till he died in Ogun State.

It was learnt that the incident happened Friday at Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

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The police arrested the suspect following a report lodged at the Ogijo Police Station by the Chairman of the Olorunwa Arogbeja community in Ogijo.

Arogbeja had reported to the police that a community member told him the suspect had sodomized the victim, adding that the boy died in the process.

Upon the report, the DPO of Ogijo division, CSP Enatufe Omoh, was said to have detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested.

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On interrogation, the arrested suspect had confessed to being a homosexual, “and that while he was having sex with the deceased boy, he gave up the ghost,” the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, quoted him as saying.

He reportedly confessed further that he dug the ground in the bush to bury the boy in a shallow grave.

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“He has also taken policemen to where the deceased was buried,” Oyeyemi said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution.

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