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Gunmen kill village head, 2 policemen, 11 others in Nasarawa

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Gunmen kill village head, 2 policemen, 11 others in Nasarawa

Gunmen wreaking havoc in Nigeria’s middle belt region have struck again in Nasarawa State.

The rampaging armed non-state actors attacked the beleaguered Katakpa village in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State, killing fourteen persons.

Among those killed was the village head of Katakpa, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu.

Two police officers and 11 villagers were also gunned down during the deadly attack that locals said happened in the early hours of Monday.

Confirming the latest incident to our reporter through telephone on Monday,

A resident, Ibrahim Shuaibu, confirmed the latest attack to newsmen, disclosing that the gunmen launched the attack at about 2am on Monday.

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He said the gunmen razed some houses and that while the occupants were trying to escape, they opened fire on them.

He added that the hoodlums earlier attacked the police station in the community and killed two policemen before proceeding to attack the villagers.

The Chairman of Toto LGA, Alhaji Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, also confirmed the attack and the killings.

He told newsmen that he was aware of the incident but he’s “yet to get details of civilians killed in the attack as I am at a function right now with the Deputy Governor in Umaisha.”

The spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, Ramhan Nansel, is yet to issue a statement on the matter.

Gunmen had on January 1, 2024, invaded Katakpa, killed eight people and set houses, including the palace of the village head, as well as vehicles, on fire.

Following the January 1, attack, three among the soldiers reportedly sent to the community on January 8, 2024, alongside two vilantes, to wade off the assailants and restore peace to the area were killed in an ambush.

Gunmen kill village head, 2 policemen, 11 others in Nasarawa

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Updated: Owner of Abuja Chinese supermarket flees with family 

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Updated: Owner of Abuja Chinese supermarket flees with family 

Cindy Liu Bei, owner of an Abuja-based Chinese supermarket accused of discriminating against Nigerians, has fled the premises with her family.

The facility workers disclosed this on Monday when the officials of the Federal Competition and Consumer and Protection Commission (FCCPC) visited the place.

The supermarket situated at the China General Chamber of Commerce is said to only allow Chinese and not Nigerians to shop there.

This has created an uproar since the development was made public on Sunday.

When the FCCPC team visited on Monday, the workers said Bei, a Chinese lady that owns the facility, left the place in the morning around 8:26am with her family.

This was confirmed on the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera.

The FCCPC officials subsequently shut the supermarket.

Nigerians had expressed outrage over the discriminatory policy implemented by the Chinese supermarket.

The facility manager of the complex Shaibu Sanusi confirmed that Nigerians from outside the complex were not allowed to shop but only those within could access it.

While the supermarket remains shut, the consumer protection agency felt some people were hiding inside in a bid to avoid confrontation with the agency.

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How gunmen killed Babcock university lecturer, abducted two – Police

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How gunmen killed Babcock university lecturer, abducted two – Police 

The police authorities have confirmed the killing of a lecturer with Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, in the Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, Yinka Olowojobi.

He was said to have been shot dead by some gunmen at a relaxation centre in the Iperu area of Ogun State.

The spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, said this in a statement.

She said Odutola, Olowojobi was among three persons shot by the gunmen who invaded Ajadeh Event Centre on Sagamu Road, Iperu, around 9.20pm last Friday.

“The lecturer was taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” he stated.

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She said about eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerged from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge and opened fire.

Olowojobi was said to have been shot in the chest for refusing to go with the armed men, while a manager of a car stand, simply identified as Dare and another yet-to-be-identified person were abducted.

“Efforts are underway to apprehend the culprits and rescue the kidnapped victims. Further updates will be provided as the situation develops,” the statement added.

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ISWAP bread factory found in Borno

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ISWAP bread factory found in Borno

Troops from Operation Lake Sanity III, part of Operation Hadin Kai, have reportedly uncovered an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist bread production factory concealed within their hideout in Maisani, Timbuktu Triangle, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Security analyst and counter-insurgency expert Zagazola Makama, quoting intelligence sources, disclosed that on Monday, the combined forces of 199 Special Forces Battalion, Hybrid Forces, and Civilian JTF (Joint Task Force) discovered the bread factory during a mission into the terrorists’ hideout on Sunday.

“The sources said that the factory was destroyed while items recovered include 2 Lister generating plants, 1 baking machine, and several baking materials,” Makama reported.

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According to the report, the discovery came amidst a week-long clearance operation aimed at decimating the terrorists from their stronghold in the Timbuktu Triangle, an area comprising Buk 1, 2, and 3, Talala, Ajigin, Dusula, Abulam, and Gorgi – a region notorious for harbouring these extremist groups.

“These groups of terrorists are mostly responsible for attacks, ambushes, and IED/mine incidents targeting the Damboa roads, Damaturu-Maiduguri MSR (Main Supply Route), attacks towards Askira, Buratai, Buni Yadi, as well as the destruction of the high-tension transmission line connecting Borno and Yobe State.

“Despite the complexity of the terrain, characterised by highly fortified camp mostly located under thick foliage and IEDs planted in several locations within the Timbuktu Triangle, the troops continued to maintain high fighting efficiency,” Makama stated.

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