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DHQ declares Simon Ekpa, 96 other suspected terrorists wanted

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DHQ declares Simon Ekpa, 96 other suspected terrorists wanted

Factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa, is among 97 terrorism suspected declared by the Defence Headquarters.

All the wanted persons were said to be behind violent crimes in the country.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba confirmed the names and pictures of the people declared wanted to the Punch on Friday.

The newspaper reported that a total of 43 persons were declared wanted in the North West Zone.

Some of them are Alhaji Shingi, Malindi Yakubu, Boka, Dogo Gide, Halilu Sububu, Ado Aliero, Bello Turji, Dan Bokkolo, Labi Yadi, Nagala, Saidu Idris, Kachalla Rugga and Sani Gurgu.

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In the North East, 33 persons were declared wanted.

Some of them are Abu Zaida, Modu Sulum; Baba Data; Ahmad; Sani Teacher; Baa Sadiq; Abdul Saad; Kaka Abi; Mohammad Khalifa; Umar Tella; Abu Mutahid; Mallam Mohammad; Mallam Tahiru Baga; Uzaiya and Ali Ngule .

A total of 21 insurgents and violent criminals were declared wanted in the South-East and North-Central Area.

They are Simon Ekpa; Chika Edoziem; Egede; Zuma ; ThankGod; Gentle; Flavour ; Mathew; David Ndubuisi ; High Chief Williams Agbor; Ebuka Nwaka; Friday Ojimka; Obiemesi Chukwudi aka Dan Chuk ; David Ezekwem Chidiebube and Amobi Chinonso Okafor aka Temple among others .

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Passengers overpower bandits in Zamfara

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Passengers overpower bandits in Zamfara

In a courageous act, the family of a bride-to-be and a group of passengers thwarted a kidnapping attempt by killing a terrorist in Zamfara State.

PRNigeria reports that the incident unfolded when the family of the bride-to-be and other travellers were ambushed by bandits along the Talata Mafara-Gusau highway.

The bride’s family had embarked on a journey to purchase clothing and other wedding materials in Kano. However, their plans took a harrowing turn when armed bandits targeted them.

An eyewitness, who spoke to PRNigeria, revealed that the response was spontaneous once the bandits had selected their victims.

Despite one of the bandits managing to escape, the brave passengers captured two AK-47 rifles.

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Narrating how the events unfolded, the eyewitness said: “A few kilometres away from the Fangal Tama checkpoint, the travellers heard gunshots echoing all around.

‘’To their shock, they encountered two well-armed bandits on motorcycles, blocking the road and halting vehicles.
“The bandits immediately ordered the young woman (the bride-to-be), her father, mother, and two other relatives to exit their car.

‘’With guns pointed at them, the terrified family members were coerced to follow the bandits into the nearby forest.
“Realising the grave danger they faced in forced abduction, the passengers decided to act swiftly. They rallied together and launched an attack on one of the two bandits.

‘’In a fierce struggle, they managed to overpower him, resulting in his instant death. The other bandit, however, escaped, leaving behind his firearm.

“The courageous group retrieved the two guns and emerged from the forest. They promptly handed the weapons over to the military at a nearby checkpoint.’’

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BREAKING: EFCC freezes 300 illegal forex accounts

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BREAKING: EFCC freezes 300 illegal forex accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen  300 illegal forex accounts trading on a peer-to-peer platform.

The EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, revealed that the accounts were suspended on Monday following a court order.

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Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Olukoyede explained that over $15bn passed through one of the forex platforms in the last one year, outside the financial regulations.

He said the EFCC action was taken to ensure the safety of the foreign exchange market and protect the economy.

BREAKING: EFCC freezes 300 illegal forex accounts

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Updated: Policeman shot corps member dead at LAUTECH convocation party

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Updated: Policeman shot corps member dead at LAUTECH convocation party

A policeman on Tuesday killed a National Youth Service Corps member identified as Iyanda Damilola in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The cop, Saheed SARS, who is an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Oyo State Police Command reportedly shot Damilola in the head at a post-convocation party organised by graduands of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH.

The deceased’s brother, Iyanda Oluwafemi, who graduated from LAUTECH on Monday, claimed he was also wounded by bullets fired by Saheed. Oluwafemi, a graduate of Accounting and Management Sciences from the institution, said the deceased was his brother and that he had attended his convocation, after which they headed for the party the same day where he was shot dead by the cop.

He said the late Damilola was serving in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

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He said, “Yesterday was our convocation, and we were at a lounge (name withheld) for a convocation party around 2am when we heard that some people were fighting outside.

“When we discovered that the place was getting rowdy, we stepped out only to see policemen dispersing the crowd and shooting directly at the people.

“I sustained bullet wounds. But my brother, who came for my convocation, was shot in the head.

“He was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and was taken to the mortuary this morning.”

When contacted, SP Adewale Osifeso, the state police public relations officer, stated that an investigation was ongoing and that updates would be given when available.

Updated: Policeman shot corps member dead at LAUTECH convocation party

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