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Tension in Ekiti as soldier kills DSS officer

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There is apprehension in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, following the killing of an operative of the Department of State Service (DSS) by a soldier over a disagreement.

The incident reportedly occurred Friday evening at the popular KSSD Hotel on NTA road.

The soldier was said to have accosted a young man suspected to be a ‘Yahoo Boy’ (internet fraudster) at the hotel and in the process of apprehending him, the suspect sighted a familiar face who happened to be the DSS man.

The soldier was reportedly enraged by the alleged intervention of the DSS operative and stabbed the latter in the neck.

He was rushed to the state hospital but died some minutes later.

Few minutes after, some DSS operatives were said to have stormed the hotel and whisked the killer soldier away.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed that the victim was killed during an argument with some soldiers and that the police were investigating the matter.

He said, “We heard that the DSS operative was killed during a hot argument with some soldiers yesterday evening.

“The deceased’s corpse had been deposited in the morgue. The perpetrators of the murder had been arrested.

“Let me also add that our detectives have started investigation and we will get to the root of the matter.”

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Ibadan-based radio presenter, Ejanla, shot dead

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An-Ibadan based journalist and On-Air Personality (OAP), Titus Badejo, aka Ejanla, has been killed by gunmen.
He was gunned down on Saturday night in the Oluyoye area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Badejo, who worked with Space FM and later Naija FM in Ibadan, was killed a week after he celebrated his 40th birthday.
He was reportedly murdered outside a club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan around 11:30pm.
Ejanla, who also acted in movies, was said to have been in the company with some of his friends since 9pm in the club.
He was said to have been shot when he was about leaving around 11:30pm.
His body has been taken to the mortuary at Adeoyo Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan.

The Oyo State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the murder of Badejo by unknown gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident in a text message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.
He said investigations were ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and apprehend the assailants.
He stated, “At about 0730hrs, Sunday 20th June 2021, One Damilola Afolabi ‘m’, Manager, at Club 407,Oluyole Ibadan, reported at the Oluyole Divisional Police Headquarters that on Saturday, 19th June, 2021, one Titus Badejo, Journalist and freelance disc jockey with the club, was shot outside the club’s premises by unknown assailants.
“However, comprehensive investigations are in top gear to unravel circumstances surrounding the incident and to apprehend the assailants. Verifiable updates would be provided soonest.”

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Police foil bandits attack on Benue cell, kill 14

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The police on Sunday killed 14 bandits during a gun battle with some attackers of a police cell in the Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of the Benue State.
The bandits were said to have attempted to free some inmates of the police cell.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Catherine Anene, in a statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi, said the armed bandits, who came in large numbers, attempted to rescue their colleagues in police custody on Sunday morning.
She said the foiled attempt followed series of security operations going on in the Kastina-Ala area of the state during which some bandits were arrested and held in police custody.
“These activities are geared towards a total clampdown on bandits activities in the area.
“On 19th June 2021, five bandits were arrested and detained at Kastina-Ala Police Division for investigation and prosecution.
“On 20th June 2021 at about 1:30 am more than fifty other gang members of the detainees mobilized and invaded the police station to rescue their counterparts.
“Officers at the division, who were already at alert, engaged them in a gun duel and were able to subdue the bandits.
“Fourteen (14) of them were brought down during the exchange of fire while several others escaped with gunshot injuries,” Anene stated.
The PPRO added that operatives in the area are currently on the trail of suspects at large just as she urged the residents of Kastina-Ala town to remain calm and avail every useful information about the bandits to the police.

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Sunday Igboho, others plan Lagos Yoruba Nation rally

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Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, is set to storm Lagos for Yoruba Nation rally.
Yoruba nation protesters have held rallies across South-West states such as Osun, Ogun, Ekiti and Ondo.
Igboho is expected in Lagos on July 3, 2021 at the Ojota park in continuation of the rally for creation of Yoruba nation.
An ardent supporter of Sunday Igboho, Alaba Shomuyiwa, popularly known as Baba Confirm, Prophet of El Adonai Cherubim and Seraphim International Bible Ministries, disclosed that Igboho and other supporters would be in Lagos, urging Yoruba to support the movement.
Igboho in the past weeks expressed dissatisfaction over the continuous activities of killer herders in the south-west region.
In the last rally held in Ekiti, Igboho declared the 2023 general elections would not hold in the region unless the Oduduwa Republic is created, calling on all stakeholders to support him and other leaders in achieving it.

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