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Gunmen kill three family members in Benue State

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No fewer than three members of a family were killed on Thursday by gunmen in Ore Community along Ore Egbeba Road, Apa-Agila Ward in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to available information, the gunmen ambushed a father and his two sons while returning from the farm.

The father was simply identified as Mr. Enogu, with the names of his two sons given as Chigbo Enogu and Sunday Enogu.

The Chairman of Ado Local Government Area, Chief James Oche, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Thursday.

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Oche said he received the news of the gruesome murder of the three family members with great shock, adding that the council had made contact with security agents who had commenced the trailing of the perpetrators.

He said: “I want to urge the people of the area to remain calm and law abiding.

“I can reassure you that my administration is committed to protecting the lives and property of the good people of Ado.

“We will not rest on our oars in ensuring peace and development in our area.”

The Benue State Police Command has also confirmed the killing.

Its spokesperson, DSP Sewuese Anene, told newsmen: “Yes, there was such case but I don’t have the full details yet.

“When I get the full details, then I will call you back.”

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BREAKING: NDLEA nabs ex-football with cocaine

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested an ex-footballer with cocaine at the Lagos air port.

Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in tweet on his verified twitter handle shared a video of how an ex-footballer imported cocaine into Nigeria.

The Cocaine was concealed in a wooden frame and Babafemi tweeted : “Just imagine the time and energy it takes to conceal this when you know there’s no guarantee ⁦ @ndlea_nigeria
⁩ officers won’t unravel you. Another one busted at Lagos airport. Details coming shortly”

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Spokesperson of the agency said in a statement that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government, Abia State was arrested on Monday 26th September 2022 after anti-narcotic officers discovered he concealed the illicit substance in the handles of his bags and padded the top edges of same with the class A drug.

During preliminary interview, Okafor disclosed that he was an ex-footballer with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

He further stated that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil due lack of official documents.

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Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler, wife, driver in Kwara

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Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi

Unknown gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped the traditional ruler of Owa Onire in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara- state, Oba AbdulRahaman Ifabiyi, his wife and driver were also abducted.

Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the development Sunday morning.
According to the PPRO, Police tactical teams with vigilantes and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area by the commissioner of police, CP Paul Odama.

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Mr Ajayi noted that the efforts of the teams led to the rescue of the abducted wife of the traditional ruler, however, she has been released to join her family.

The Image maker, said two suspects involved in the kidnap were arrested and helping the Command in her investigation.

He said efforts were going to rescue the traditional ruler and his driver.

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Popular Islamic Cleric Dies in Accident as Emir of Ilorin, Governor Mourn

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Frontline lslamic Preacher, Sheikh Abdulganiy Aboto

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has expressed sadness over the death of a frontline lslamic preacher, Sheikh Abdulganiy Aboto.
The Emir expressed his sadness in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona on Saturday in Ilorin.
Sulu-Gambari described Shiekh Aboto’s demise as a huge loss, adding that it has left another vacuum in Dawah activities of Ilorin emirate and beyond.
Aboto died after the heavy downpour on Thursday that destroyed the popular bridge linking Kulende and Akerebiata Area.
The traditional ruler recalled the roles played by late Sheikh Aboto in promoting morality, good conducts and fear of God among the people, with reference to the Holy Qur’an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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The Emir added that the deceased sermons were unique, highly intellectual and deeply heart-touching.
“During his lifetime, late Sheikh Aboto touched so many lives through his public lectures during Ramadan, as well as other communities across Nigeria and African continent by extension,” he said.
Sulu-Gambari extended his condolence to the entire Adabiyyah family worldwide, family of the deceased, associates and people of Aboto community in Asa Local Government Areea over the death of the pious and highly intellectual scholar.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in his condolence, described as shocking and sad the deaths Aboto al-Adaby and others.
“We received with shock and sadness the deaths of the popular Islamic cleric Sheikh Aboto and a few others whose identities are not yet known. As faithfuls, we accept the judgment of our creator. We beseech Him to grant the scholar and others involved al-jannah Firdaus,” the Governor said in a statement on Saturday.

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