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Bandits attack Kaduna communities again, kill 13 people

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Bandits have killed at least 13 persons, including a toddler in multiple fresh attacks on communities Kaduna State.

The affected communities are located in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of the state.

Seven people were also said to have been injured, 56 houses and 16 motorcycles burnt by the hoodlums during the attacks.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the killings in a statement issued in Kaduna.

According to him, the killings were reported to the Kaduna State Government by troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

He said, in Gora Gan village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, bandits killed one Irmiya Godwin who was returning from the farm while his brother escaped.

The commissioner said in another incident in Kizachi village, Kauru Local Government Area, bandits killed 10 people, while four others were injured, adding that 56 houses and 16 motorcycles, including several barns were burnt.

He listed those killed as Esther Bulus and her one year-old daughter, Maria Bulus. Others include, Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus, Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali.Dije Waziri and Joseph Ibrahim.

The statement said in the attack on Masaka village, Chikun LGA, one Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured.

According to the commissioner, troops were eventually mobilised to the location to repel the bandits.

The statement further said in Kurmin village, Chikun LGA, bandits killed one Zakka Pada and injured one Pada Dalle during the attack.

Aruwan said, “Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending condolences to their families. He wished the injured citizens quick recovery.”

Kaduna State has been under intense attack by bandits with cases of killings and kidnappings occurring almost on a daily basis, and Governor El-Rufai has vowed not to negotiate with the criminals.

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Lagos monarch Buhari Oloto dies nine months after coronation

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A Lagos monarch and socialite, Alhaji Buhari Oloto, has died at the age of 80.
The late Oloto was installed last September as the Oba of Iguruland in the Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos.

The All Progressives Congress Vice Chairman (Lagos Central) Hakeem Bamgbola confirmed the death of the king
He was said to have died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Buhari Oloto who was also called Abu Oloto was a popular figure in the Lagos social sircle for over 40 years.

 

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Bandits’ informant sets self ablaze in Zamfara

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BREAKING: DPO killed as militants attack Uzodinma’s hometown in Imo

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Gunmen suspected to be militants of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra have killed a Divisional Police Officer in Imo State, Fatmann Dooiyor, a Chief Superintendent of Police.
The slain DPO was reportedly killed while trying to repel the attack by the armed IPOB members.
Dooiyor was the DPO for Omuma at the Governor Hope Uzodimma’s community in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
The armed gang struck on the day IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was to be arraigned at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The Department of State Services (DSS) did not produce him in court.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of Imo, CSP Mike Abattam, six of the gunmen were killed by the police while 11 were arrested.
Abattam said the bandits in convoy of three vehicles invaded the community but were repelled by police led by the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang.
He said that the police were alerted when bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma town.
Abattam said, “The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprised attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralisation of six of the bandits while, 11 of them were arrested to the station.
“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price.
“The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS, JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.
“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush,” the statement added.
Suspected IPOB militants had attacked the community earlier in the year.
They had killed a security guard at the residence of Uzodinma and set the building on fire.

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