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Rival Cultists Gun Duel Claims Two Students



Two persons were feared dead in a shooting spree by rivalry cult groups in Oko community, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The deceased, suspected to be cultists, were reportedly gunned down by the rampaging cultists said to be on a reprisal attack.

The Nation gathered there was palpable tension in the community despite the heavy presence of security agencies in the area.

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A resident, who preferred anonimity, said two persons died in the shooting spree while others sustained injuries.

He said, “As at 9:15 pm shooting was still ongoing as everyone was indoors unknown of the next move. Already, two students have been shot dead while others sustained serious gun injuries.

“The first person was shot around Eke market Oko opposite J -Mok fuel station and the second person was killed at Living Stone hostel, Oko.”

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Reacting, member, Oko Community Caretaker committee, and Secretary, Ifite Oko village General Assembly, Chief Ernest Nwosu, disclosed the deceased were students of the Federal Polytechnic Oko who stayed back during COVID-19 lockdown.

He said, “One of the victims is a student but operates a movie center where he sells recharge card and charges phones.

“The killing was a reprisal attack of a student who was an indigene killed last week by cultists.”

He called on the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 13, State Commissioner for Police , John Abang to deploy the Anti cultism squad Enugu Ukwu and other police teams to quell the mayhem in the area.

Efforts to get police confirmation on the incident were unsuccessful.

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But sources close to the office of the Commissioner of Police said the CP had directed for immediate deployment of police team to restore peace to the area.


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Police Arrest Two Suspects In Army Uniform, Recover Cash, Weapons




The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers terrorizing parts of the Ekye Development Area in Doma Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the operation which was carried out on Thursday night followed a complaint by residents.

The PPRO identified the suspects as Abdullahi Basso and Saidu Isah.

He said the command received complaints of weekly armed robberies on Thursday nights by persons clad in military uniforms along Doma-Rukubi Road in the Ekye community.

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The statement noted that upon the receipt of the complaint, operatives attached to Ekye Division laid a “successful ambush on the criminals at Kwanar Kare; a dangerous spot along Doma-Rukubi Road where armed robbers usually block the road and Rob unsuspecting road users.

“The duo of Abdullahi Basso and Saidu Isah both males of Rugan Maigari, Rukubi village dressed in military uniforms were arrested at the scene while about to carry out their operation, and the sum of three hundred thousand naira cash (N300,000), a knife and other items were recovered from them as exhibits.

“The suspects confessed to having attacked one Mallam Barka at the same spot last week where they dispossessed him of the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000)”.


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Residents Scoop Fuel As Tanker Overturns In Lagos




A fuel-laden tanker overturned in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State on Friday, creating a dangerous atmosphere for residents to bring different sizes of containers to scoop fuel.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority posted the video of the incident on its X account with a throng of Lagosisans scooping for the liquid.

However, LASTMA disclosed that there was no record of fatality in the accident that occurred in the area.

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Emergencies authorities, however, said no casualties were recorded and efforts are in top gear to clear the area.

A tanker loaded with oil upturned at Dormanlong bridge inward Fadeyi,” LASTMA said.

“LRU has been contacted to its evacuation, officers are on ground managing the situation,” it added.

No report as of this time of filing this report that the vessel has been moved.


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JUST IN: Gunmen Kill Anambra Community Leader




Some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums have killed the President-General of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Silas Onyima.

Although, the details of the incident are still sketchy, but it was gathered that the hoodlums, numbering about 15, invaded the deceased’s home on Friday evening and shot him dead thereby throwing the community into panic.

A source said, “The deceased was newly elected president general of our community and he also presided over one election in the community. He was killed on Friday evening when some masked men visited his home and shot him dead.”

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Confirming the incident when contacted, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said police operatives have been deployed in the area.

Ikenga said, “The police are aware of the development. We got the information and we have deployed our men to the area. Our men have gone to the scene when the information got to us, they found the man in a pool of blood.

“The body of deceased has been recovered and deposited at the morgue with the help of some of the family members. We are also working with some eyewitnesses and community members to help track the perpetrators and investigation is ongoing.”

More details later…


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