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‘You Have 14 Days To Vacate Our Territory’, Council Boss Warns Herders

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Following the incessant killings and harassment of indigenes and residents of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State by some alleged Fulani herdsmen who disguise as cattle rearers, The council chairman, Sylvester Okoro, has ordered herders to vacate the area within the next fourteen days.

Okoro gave the directive in Ugo community, during an emergency security meeting held to address the recent kidnappings, killings and destruction of farm produce in the area.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the council, Mr Roy Osariemen, the council boss fourteen days ultimatum is coming on the heals of the recent attack on indigenes of the area.

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“Since we can’t identify those perpetrating the evil activities, after the evacuation, we will carry out proper documentation of those who wish to graze in our land.

“I can no longer stomach the atrocities and satanic activities of these murderers and thieves. We have been living together for many years peacefully, since they have decided to turn our hospitable act to weakness, they should look for somewhere else to rare their animals”, he said.

Mr. Nosa Obamwonyi and Mr. Mike Eghaghe who spoke on behalf of the effected indigenes, applauded the decision of the local government council chairman.

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“We appreciate our council chairman efforts, so far in making sure issues between the herdsmen and their host communities are settled amicably, but to no avail due to their hidden agenda to continue their atrocities in our land.

“We are very pleased with today’s decision. He has on several occasions tried to settle this matter but these fulani people still kept perpetrating their evils. we can now sleep with our two eyes closed, our mothers and sisters can now go to farm without fear of being raped, our farm produces will no longer be used to feed cows”.

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PHOTOS: Many Trapped As Two-storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island

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Rescue operation is currently ongoing to save victims trapped in a two-storey building which collapsed at number 15, Iga Idungaran, close to Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu’s palace, Lagos Island.

According to eyewitness, the unfortunate incident occurred at about 11am, Thursday.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Nigeria Police, among other emergency responders were on ground searching for survivors.

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Recall that the latest incident happened barely four days ago, precisely on Sunday, when a Mosque collapsed at Yusuf Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin area, killing at least three worshippers, including a 12 year-old boy in the process.

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Terrorists Kill 12 In Kaduna Market Attack

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Terrorists, on Wednesday, reportedly attacked and killed 12 persons at Maro Junction, a weekly Market in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A former chairman of the local government, Cafra Caino, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH, said the assailants invaded the market around 3pm on Wednesday and opened fire.

According to him, 12 bodies have been recovered while 20 others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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He explained that it was the second time the weekly market had been attacked while business owners and customers transacting businesses.

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“The situation is critical and has thrown residents around the area into confusion while they scampered for safety in neighbouring villages.

“Security operatives drafted to the area have already left. We are appealing to the government to deploy security operatives to help restore normalcy,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him by The PUNCH correspondent as of the time of filling this report.

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VIDEO: Three Arrested For Accusing Delta Policemen Of Stealing N50m Gold Chains

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The Delta State Police Command has arrested three men for wrongly accusing some of its officers of stealing their gold chains, supposedly worth N50 million, during a stop-and-search operation.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a post, accompanied by a video, on X.com on Tuesday.

His caption read, “So yesterday, these three guys were accosted by men of RRS, searched, and allowed to go, only for them to come back later in the evening, alleging that their gold worth N50m was stolen by the policemen.

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“The policemen were humiliated for simply doing their job; well, the rest is history. “Please watch for the full gist.”

In the video, Edafe explained that the gold chains were later found in the possession of the suspects when they came back to the RRS office to accuse the officers of theft.

The driver in whose pocket the gold chains were found also claimed that the chains were given to him before they got to the RRS checkpoint.

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He added that later on, one of them, Nnamdi, said he couldn’t find his gold when he wanted to change his clothes.

“I called his brother to ask if those were the gold he (Nnamdi) was looking for, but he said no. So when we came back to the RRS office, the chains were found in my inner pocket,” he explained, speaking in pidgin.

 

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