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18 killed in fresh attack on Plateau community

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Eighteen people have been reportedly killed on Tuesday night in a fresh attack visited on Ancha village, Irigwe chiefdom in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The national leadership of Irigwe Development Association (IDA) confirmed this, adding that the attack lasted for over two hours.
Giving the statistics shortly after returning from the affected community with other officials of the association, Davidson Malison, the National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Development Association said, “While other people celebrated the triumphant entry of the year 2022, the Rigwe people have been ushered into the year with a lot of unpleasantness and distastefulness.
“This can be likened to a scenario where evil merchants have been adjured to having a field day in their attempt to achieve an agenda of Fulanization and annihilation of Rigwe ethnic nationality.
“The Rigwe Nation has been visited by yet another deadly and lethal attack by Fulani Terrorists (as testified by victims that survived) in the early hours of 12 midnight of Tuesday January 11, 2022 at Ancha village of Miango District, Rigwe Chiefdom of Bassa LGA.

“The attack which lasted for over 2 hours (12:00-2:30) undistracted and unchecked led to the killing of eighteen(18) people with six (6) others injured while over 24 households with over 100 residential rooms were razed down, other properties like motor vehicles, motorcycles and harvested food crops were also destroyed with many valuables stolen and carted away.
“Saddened to note, is that amongst those killed and roasted is a 3 month old baby.”

Chronicling the diverse incidents, he stressed, “Prior to the Ancha attack, three people were ambushed on a motorcycle along Oureedam village of Kwall District on Christmas night where two people were killed instantly while one sustained gunshot injuries.
“On the eve of New Year (31/12/2021) five people were attacked and ambushed at Twin Hill where one was burnt to death while four others were injured.
“On the 7th of January,2022 a 49-year-old, Timeh Evi, was ambushed and killed at his irrigation farm in Nzhwerenvi which his dead body has not been recovered till date. His motorcycle and Water pump machine were also carted away.

“On the 10th of January 2022, Ancha village was visited by another attack where a man and his wife were ambushed on their way to farm where the man died instantly while the wife was severely injured and is currently receiving treatment at a hospital..
“The National Leadership of Irigwe Development Association (IDA) has lost words to convey the state of sadness, broken-heartedness and joylessness the entire nation has been confined to courtesy the act of barbarism and callousness that has been done in the land.
“We have called on Security agents and Government on several occasions to devise means as well as grab the political will of ending the spate of carnage being unleashed on the Rigwe people, yet no concrete and tangible efforts have been done to corroborate our calls but, we want to reiterate that if we are part of this country and legitimate citizens, then we expect to see a proactive not reactive approach, action not condemnation, arrest not mere investigation and justice not injustice.”
He gave the names of people killed as Gideon Goh- 30 years old, Danladi James-26 years old, Yohanna Musa- 17 years old, Achi Alhaji -16 years old, Monday Abba- 52 years old, Musa Tegwi- 80 years old, Christiana Sunday -45; years old, Laraba Bitrus- 38 years old, Andrew Bitrus – 7 years old, Wiki Bitrus – 5 years old, Monday Bitrus- 3months old.
Others are, “Danjuma Rimbe -10 years old, Monday B Bitrus -19 years old, Moses Weyi – 21 years old, Mbe Weyi- 21 years old, Azumi Wreh, Danladi David Musa -28 years old and Garius Gado Sunday.”
“Danlami Adams Aged 21 years, Taji Bulus Daniel aged 30 years, Weyi Aged 42 years, Danladi James Aged 22 years, Ishya Danjuma Aged 36 years, Monday Amadu Aged 26 years.”

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Bizarre! Men Arrested For Injecting Underaged With Substances to Make Stomachs Swell to Get Alms

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Some injected children

The police in Lagos have arrested three men over allegation that the convert under-aged children to objects of begging for alms by injecting them with substances that make their stomachs to swell up.
Images of the children seen by the NPO Reports show that they appear kwashiorkor-striken.
After being injected with the unknown substances, the men then take them out seeking financial assistance for medical bills.

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“These men get minors from villages, get a medical doctor to allegedly inject them with substances that make their stomach swell outrageously, and parade them in road traffic as critically sick, to get alms from motorists,” revealed SP Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman of the command of the police in Lagos.
Hundeyin said investigation are still ongoing, just as he advised parents to be careful who they hand over the children to.

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Solution Team Task Force Brutalises Mother in Son’s Presence, Steals N300,000 + photos

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The task force members bruised both hands

Francisca Adaobi (not real name) and her son were heading to All Saints Cathedral, Awka Road, Anambra State, on the morning of September 24 when a task force team stopped them and assaulted her until she bled.

Her son, who wishes not to be named for safety reasons, told FIJ that he was at the scene and confirmed a member of the Solution Team Task Force brutalised his mother.

According to him, the task force team also stole N300,000 and asked for a bribe before absconding.

“We left home around 9:50 am on Saturday, September 24th, headed to the church, All Saints Cathedral, on Awka Road. So, from the expressway, there was traffic congestion and people were going on their way. We also passed about two police checkpoints before we diverted into the street,” Adaobi’s son narrated.

“On our way, we reached a restaurant called 5 Star, members of the taskforce accosted us inside a white minibus. There were about six or seven of them. They had thrown some tyres on the road to prevent us from moving forward. But other people were driving past us and they (the task force) allowed them.”

The task force officials tore the victim’s dress as they assaulted her

The task force team told Adaobi and her son that they were violating the environmental sanitation curfew.

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On designated Saturdays, the state government restricts Anambra residents from moving on the roads till 10 am. This curfew ensures people stay at home and observe a mandatory environmental sanitation exercise.

The task force team claimed that Adaobi and her son broke the curfew, but, according to her son, the same team allowed other motorists to move around them.

“Vehicles were passing, so I don’t know how it was only us that were violating the sanitation law. When this commotion was happening, about three or four of them jumped into our vehicle. I had about N300,000 cash with me inside the car. That money was stolen in the process,” said Adaobi’s son.

Damage done to the victims’ vehicle

“Someone also took my phone, which I later saw with one of them. I had to fight that person to recover my phone immediately. But we did not realise the money was missing until we started searching for it. We searched and found out that our money was missing. N300,000!”

“According to them, they were sent on the job by the governor. When all this was going on, they started asking us for money. They wanted N20,000 as a bribe so that they would let us go. We refused to give them the money and they started struggling with us. They asked us to follow them, but they did not tell us where we were going to.”

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Adaobi and her son refused to follow the task force officials. According to the son, it all seemed they were up to something and he was not ready to go to an unspecified location.

The struggle to take over the vehicle from its owners led to damages on the car and grievous bodily harm on Adaobi. FIJ obtained pictures and footage which showed Adaobi’s bloodied hands.

“They tried to get the keys of the vehicle and ensure that they did some damage to the vehicle. Immediately they assaulted her, they disappeared,” Adaobi’s son told FIJ. He also told FIJ that the team, armed with sticks, was led by one Chukwudi, also known as Omaliko.

Adaobi’s children went to Central Police Station, Onitsha, to report the assault. They wrote and submitted a statement, but a policewoman asked them to pay N20,000 before the police would take up the case.

FIJ contacted Remi Adeoye, Onitsha Divisional Crime Officer, and he said that he would contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO). Adeoye claimed that the DPO would never ask for money before working on a case.

“I will get across to the DPO. The DPO will never ask them for money. Let them go to the DPO and complain that they were asked to bring money,” Adeoye told FIJ.

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Lady’s Decomposing Body Dug Up in Kwara Doctor’s Office

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Adio Adebowale

Police in Kwara State have dug up the decomposing body of a yet-to-be-identified female buried in a shallow grave in the office of Adio Adebowale, Chief Medical Director of Kaiama General Hospital, Kwara State.

Okasannmi Ajayi, spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, confirmed to FIJ that the police acted on a lead and gained entry to his office where they found the body in a shallow grave under concrete.

Shallow grave inside Adebowale’s office

He said the body belonged to a female, but her identity was yet to be ascertained.

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He also said the command would be looking forward to quizzing the doctor as he was facing homicide charges in Edo State as of the time of discovery.

Ajayi said, “We found the body, but we did not arrest him. He is not with us, as he is with the Edo State Police, where he is facing homicide charges.”

Adebowale, on September 3, allegedly murdered one Emmanuel Agbovinuere, a cab driver, by injecting him with a deadly substance, and he was paraded by the police on September 7. Speaking with the media on that day, Adebowale described Agbovinuere as a friend and begged his family to forgive him.

He said, “Let the police do their investigation. I am pleading with the family to forgive me. I have killed a friend. He was really my friend. I can show you our discussions on phone.”

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