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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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    Gunmen attack expatriates in Akwa Ibom, kill policeman

Gunmen attack expatriates in Akwa Ibom, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked a van conveying some expatriates in Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, killing the police orderly.Chukwu Ikechukwu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.“It is unfortunate that we lost one of our men today to armed robbers,” NAN quoted him as saying.Ikechukwu did not disclose the [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ shoot EFCC investigator in Port Harcourt

‘Hoodlums’ shoot EFCC investigator in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says one of its operatives who is investigating corrupt judicial officials has escaped death by the whiskers.The anti-graft agency said some gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Monday.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, said Austin Okwor, the operative who works in the property fraud section [...]

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    Gunmen kill two policemen in Kogi, cart away rifles

Gunmen kill two policemen in Kogi, cart away rifles

Some gunmen on Tuesday morning killed two policemen on Magongo-Okene road, Kogi state.The gunmen also made away with the AK47 rifles of the policemen who were on duty during the attack.Wilson Inalegwu, the state police commissioner, confirmed the killings.Inalegwu vowed that the fleeing gunmen would be tracked down and prosecuted.Moses Akande, administrator of Ogori-Mangogo local government council, in whose domain [...]

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    Lawmaker’s mother, sister abducted by gunmen

Lawmaker’s mother, sister abducted by gunmen

Unknown gunmen on Saturday night abducted the mother and sister of Kassim Mohammed-Kassim, member representing Akwanga south constituency at the Nasarawa state house of assembly.Kennedy Idirisu, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the abduction on Sunday. He said the gunmen had stormed the residence of the lawmaker at Moroa, Akwanga, at about 8pm.The police spokesperson said the gunmen [...]

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    Gunmen invade home of Adoke’s brother — in search of ‘hidden dollars’

Gunmen invade home of Adoke’s brother — in search of ‘hidden dollars’

Unidentified gunmen invaded the home of Bashir Adoke, a younger brother of former attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, in the wee hours of Saturday.The house is located at Nagazi, Okehi local government area of Kogi state.TheCable learned that the gunmen, clad in black, arrived in a Hilux van.Despite not having a search warrant, the gunmen reportedly said they were looking [...]

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    Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Labbo Giyawa and Murtala Dantata, two businessmen, were kidnapped in Sokoto state on Sunday.El-Mustapha Sani, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, confirmed the kidnap of the men.He said they were abducted at Giyawa, Goronyo local government area of the state.“I can confirm the abduction of the two businessmen on Sunday night, at around 10pm.,” Sani said.“They were seized by [...]

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