Attack in Niger: 48 security personnel have died
Following the discovery of more bodies in the bush, the number of security personnel killed in Niger State by suspected bandits has increased.
It was previously reported that bandits attacked a mining site in Niger State on Wednesday, 29th June 2022 killing a number of soldiers, police officers, and civilians.
The number of security personnel killed by bandits has risen to 48, according to information gathered.
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Five suspected armed robbers were killed in Delta after a gunfight with police.
On Friday, 1st June, 2022, five suspected armed robbers were gunned down in a shootout with operatives from Delta State’s “B” Division in Warri.
It was learned that police officers on “Aberdeen” patrol along lower Erejuwa Street in Warri received a distress call that an armed robbery gang was terrorizing Igbudu market/old welfare.
The hoodlums engaged in a gunfight with the Operatives somewhere near Old Welfare Road, but were unable to withstand the firepower of the police. It was reported that five of the hoodlums sustained serious gunshot injuries during the gunfight, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe.
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Two Catholic priests were kidnapped by bandits in Edo
In Ugbokha, Esan South East local government, two Catholic Reverend Fathers were abducted on Saturday. The victims were kidnapped while returning from a church event.
Their kidnapping comes just a week after kidnappers assassinated an abducted Catholic priest in the state.
The Edo Police Command spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the abduction, saying the police received information about the kidnapping of the two reverend fathers from the divisional police officer of Ugboha.
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In Edo, police apprehend suspected cultists and recover firearms
On Saturday, Edo State police apprehended seven suspected cult members in the state. The Deputy Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest in a statement.
According to the spokesperson, they were apprehended by the Ekiadolor sector of the Ekowe community.
Two locally made single barrel guns, one locally cut to size single barrel gun, and 30 live cartridges were recovered as a result of their arrest.
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Police arrested a Miyetti Allah chieftain and a former councillor on suspicion of kidnapping in Ekiti
Ekiti State police arrested herder leaders on June 29, 2022, in connection with an alleged kidnapping and murder in Ido-Ekiti. He was apprehended alongside Sarkin Fulani.
They were accused of orchestrating a number of high-profile kidnappings in Ekiti, including the abduction of Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti in Gbonyin local government area of the state.
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Gov. Matawalle flags off Community Protection Guards in Zamfara
The Governor of Zamfara has announced the formation of his newly recruited Community Protection Guards (CPG). He stated that the Guards would work toward implementing new security measures to deal decisively with the bandits ravaging the state.
Governor Matawalle stated that the decision to establish Community Protection Guards was motivated by his administration’s desire to explore all options for dealing with the increasing act of banditry that is consuming innocent lives and causing untold hardships in some parts of the state.
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In Enugu, hoodlums burn down the INEC office
Hoodlums have set fire to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Enugu State’s Igboeze North Local Government Area.
The arsonists stormed the office at the council’s headquarters in Ogurute on Sunday night, according to information gathered.
It was also learned that parts of the local government had recently been targeted by unidentified gunmen wreaking havoc in the southeastern region.
The state government recently imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and prohibited commercial motorcyclists in the LGAs of Igboeze North and Igboeze South.
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