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Sit-at-home order: Anambra hoodlums set bus ablaze, driver escapes

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Persons suspected to be members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday reportedly set ablaze a bus while enforcing the sit-at-home order of the group.

IPOB had declared the sit at home in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the alleged military invasion of the home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Afaraukwu, Abia State.

Members of the group were said to have attacked innocent persons around 9.30am on Tuesday along Nanka-Oko road in Anambra.

While the driver of the bus was lucky to escape, the miscreants set the bus and a tricycle ablaze.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the command received a distress call on Tuesday at about 9.30am on a case of arson and malicious damage along Nanka/Oko road.

He said on receipt of the call, policemen on the ground immediately mobilised to the scene and brought the situation under control.

According to him, normalcy has been restored in the area and people are going about their business.

Ikenga also said the command and other security agencies in the state were intensifying patrols and surveillance to stop further breakdown of law and order.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the attackers stopped the tricycle and the commercial bus, chased occupants away and set the vehicle and tricycle on fire, he stated.

He said that no loss of life was recorded.

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Pandemonium as Lagos motorcyclists kill policeman, destroy patrol vehicles

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A Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde, has been killed during a clash between policemen and motorcyclists in the Ajao Estate area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen were carrying out enforcement in the area on Thursday when they were resisted by the riders, who protested against the seizure of their means of livelihood.

The situation was said to have snowballed into a clash and resulted in the death of Abonde, who was reportedly hacked to death.

Our correspondent saw a photo of the bloodied remains of the policeman as he lay motionless by the roadside. The victim’s head appeared to have been smashed with some objects.

Another photo captured no fewer than 10 persons milling around a damaged patrol van inscribed with the Lagos State Police Command.

A source told our correspondent that the policemen involved in the incident were attached to the Ajao Police Station.

“Everywhere is tense; we don’t know what exactly caused the fight, but we know that there was a confrontation between motorcyclists and the policemen attached to the Ajao Police Station,” the source added.

Deji Lambo, Punch News

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Police arrest, parade three suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist School students

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Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Nigeria Police in connection with the abduction of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist school in Kaduna State.

The suspects include, “Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.”

They were paraded on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The suspects dressed in military camouflage told journalists during an interview that they were among the 25 gunmen who stormed the school recently.

Abubakar, a 27-year-old suspect, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”

DAILY POST recalls that the school was invaded by armed men suspected to be bandits on July 5, 2021, while 121 students were whisked away.

Some of the abducted students have, however, regained their freedom.

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BREAKING: Police arrest three kidnappers of Kaduna Baptist school students

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The police have arrested three people allegedly involved in the kidnap of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna.

The suspects, dressed in military camouflage, were on Thursday paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.

Names of the suspects were given as Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.

The suspects told newsmen that 25 of them abducted the students, adding that they carried out the operation in desperate bid to get money.

“Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money,” 27-year-old suspect Abubakar said,

 

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