Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no one is safe in Nigeria.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekweremadu, had earlier disclosed that the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president was invaded by gunmen in the wee hours of Tuesday.Speaking after the incident, Ekweremadu said the response of the police to the incident was poor.The lawmaker said the security of the [...]

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    Five shot dead at Plateau mining site

Five shot dead at Plateau mining site

Gunmen have killed five persons at a mining site in Gana-Ropp village of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer of the police command in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.“On Tuesday at about 12:30.p.m, we received distress call from Da Gyang Pam, the village head of Gana-Ropp village in Barkin [...]

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    Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Unidentified gunmen have killed Azi Magaji, head driver to the Plateau house of assembly speaker, and Edward Ankpa, a security official at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).Terna Tyopev, Plateau police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident to (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.Tyopev said the killing occurred Saturday night in Zarazong community of Jos north local government area of [...]

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    Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Gunmen have killed seven police officers in the Galadimawa area of Abuja.TheCable learnt the officers were killed during a shootout with their attackers on Monday night.The officers were said to be on stop-and-search duty operation in the area when they accosted the gunmen.Witnesses said the gunmen successfully escaped during the incident which also left some persons injured.It was gathered that [...]

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    Five killed in fresh Plateau attack

Five killed in fresh Plateau attack

Five people have been killed and three others injured after gunmen attacked Inding, a village in Barkinladi local government area of Plateau state.The gunmen were said to have attacked the village on Sunday night.Those injured during the attack have reportedly been taken to a hospital at the headquarters of the Barkinladi local government for treatment.When contacted, Terna Tyopev, Plateau police [...]

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    ‘Pirates’ raid Bayelsa police station, kill two officers

‘Pirates’ raid Bayelsa police station, kill two officers

Two policemen were reportedly killed and one injured after suspected gunmen, believed to be pirates, attacked a marine police base in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.Asuquo Amba, the state police commissioner, confirmed the incident.Amba said the pirates also made away with two rifles and a 200 horsepower outboard boat engine.“At about 002hrs on Tuesday, some unknown gunmen suspected [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How gunmen attacked Magu’s farm — and stole rifles

THE INSIDER: How gunmen attacked Magu’s farm — and stole rifles

Gunmen who attacked a farmhouse belonging to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), took away some rifles from the farm, TheCable has learnt.The attackers overpowered two security guards they met at the farm, beating one to death.TheCable gathered that the two mobile policemen, identified as Haruna Seriki and Musa Izah, were drafted from Mopol [...]

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    Residents flee Adamawa town as gunmen kill four policemen

Residents flee Adamawa town as gunmen kill four policemen

The Adamawa police command has confirmed the death of four of its men in a clash with gunmen in Numan local government area of the state.Othman Abubakar, the command spokesman, who confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday, said the four policemen from Numan divisional headquarters were on patrol when the incident occurred.Abubakar said the identities of the gunmen were [...]

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    11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

Unknown gunmen have attacked Makera community in Riyom local government area of Plateau state, killing 11 persons.Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the gunmen attacked the villagers while they were returning from the market on Tuesday night.“Yesterday (Tuesday), at about 7:30pm, unknown gunmen attacked villagers who were coming back from Makera community [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau boils again

Two killed as Plateau boils again

Some gunmen killed two persons in Riyom local government area of Plateau state on Tuesday.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the attackers struck at Joli, a village in the area, around 9:30pm.Terna also said two of the residents escaped with injuries while two lost their lives during the attack.“The four persons were coming back from wherever [...]

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    UNIBEN professor ‘shot dead’

UNIBEN professor ‘shot dead’

Paul Otasowie, a professor in the department of electrical and electrical electronics engineering at University of Benin, Edo state, was reportedly killed by suspected gunmen on Wednesday evening.The incident occurred ten days after three policemen were shot dead as gunmen abducted Andy Ehanire, chief executive officer of  Ogba zoo and nature park in Oredo local government area of the state.Michael Osasuyi, [...]

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    Three policemen shot dead as gunmen abduct owner of Edo leisure park

Three policemen shot dead as gunmen abduct owner of Edo leisure park

Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers killed three officers of the Edo state police command on Sunday. The policemen were reportedly posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba zoo and nature park in Oredo local government area of the state.After killing the officers, the gunmen abducted Andy Ehanire, chief executive officer of the leisure park.The suspects also made [...]

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    Gunmen kill 20 in Plateau village

Gunmen kill 20 in Plateau village

At least 20 persons were killed in a night attack by gunmen at Ancha Village of Bassa local government area of Plateau state.A resident of the area said that the attack took place in the late hours of Thursday.The source, who preferred anonymity, also said that the attack left scores severely injured.Terna Tyopev, spokesperson of the Plateau police command, confirmed [...]

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    Driver shot as gunmen kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Rivers

Driver shot as gunmen kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Rivers

Some gunmen attacked a bus belonging to God is Good Motors at Elibrada, Emohua axis of east-west road in Rivers state on Monday, abducting at least five passengers.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers state police command, confirmed this to TheCable, saying the driver of the bus was shot.Omoni said three of the passengers were rescued following the intervention of the [...]

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    Police: Anambra gunman spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

Police: Anambra gunman spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

Garba Umar, commissioner of the Anambra state police command, has dismissed the insinuation that the Boko Haram sect carried out the attack at St. Philip Catholic church in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.Speaking with reporters after visiting the scene of the attack, Umar said investigation showed that the attacker spoke in Igbo dialect while shooting his victims.Gunmen had [...]

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    Elderly woman shot dead in Osogbo

Elderly woman shot dead in Osogbo

Gunmen opened fire on an elderly woman at Orinsunmibare market in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Saturday.The victim was pronounced dead before help could get to her.A witness said the woman was one of the labourers at a place identified as old garage, where bricklayers hire those needed for daily work at building construction sites.The corpse of the woman was later [...]

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