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Lagos uncovers 86 rooms under Ikoyi bridge where tenants pay N250,000 rent (VIDEOS)

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Lagos uncovers 86 rooms under Ikoyi bridge where tenants pay N250,000 rent

A bridge in Lagos beneath which 86 rooms were located have been discovered, authorities in the State have disclosed.

The 86 partitioned rooms, sized 10×10 and 12×10, were found under the Dolphin Estate Bridge, Ikoyi, on Lagos Island.

The tenants sheltering in the makeshift wooden accommodation are said to be paying N250,000 a year.

Lagos State’s Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, made the disclosure on Wednesday.

Sharing the development in a post on X on Wednesday, along with videos, Wahab disclosed that all structures, including a container used for various illegal activities, have been removed from beneath the Dolphin Estate bridge.

He stated that the clearance exercise was carried out by the enforcement team of the Lagos State’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources had successfully removed.

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Sharing videos he wrote, “A total number of 86 rooms, partitioned into 10×10 and 12×10, and a container used for different illegal activities were discovered under the Dolphin Estate Bridge.

“They have all been removed by the enforcement team of the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources”

A Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Kunle Rotimi-Akodu, further confirmed the eviction of squatters from beneath the bridge towards Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi over illegal settlement and environmental violations.

Rotimi-Akodu disclosed that 23 individuals were arrested during the eviction, which was carried out by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, popularly known as KAI on Tuesday.

He wrote, “Squatters dwelling under the bridge leading from inward Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi were evicted today Tuesday, 30th of April, 2024 by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps LAGESC (aka KAI).

“These people created their illegal settlement under the bridge, thereby exposing the critical infrastructure to impending destruction. 23 persons have so far been arrested and MoE/KAI will continue to monitor the place. The law will take its course.”

He also confirmed that the bridge has hitherto housed 86 rooms, partitioned into 10×10 and 12×10 with squatters paying an average rent of N250,000 per annum.

“Continuation of the removal of abode under Dolphin bridge. 11 more persons were arrested. It is important to note that wood materials were used to construct the shelters, some occupants used gas cylinders, and some had stored fuel for their generators, these are recipes for disaster,” he added

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Ram: CAN sanctions Iseyin church over attack on Muslim family (+ Video)

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Attack on Muslim family over slaughtering of ram

Ram: CAN sanctions Iseyin church over attack on Muslim family

In response to a violent incident involving members of the Christ Apostolic Church in Iseyin, Oyo State, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has imposed sanctions on the church.

The altercation, which targeted a Muslim family, has sparked widespread condemnation.

The attack took place on Eid day and was documented in a video that quickly circulated online. Both CAN and the Muslim Rights Council (MURIC) have publicly denounced the violence.

Apostle Sunday Ogundairo, CAN chairman for Iseyin Local Government, verified that the church’s pastor, along with some congregants, were implicated in the assault on Mr. Sulaimon AbdulAzeez and his two wives. This information was reported by Oyo Echo, a local newspaper.

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The victims asserted that the pastor had enlisted soldiers to attack them due to their slaughtering of a ram facing the church.

In reaction, CAN has not only sanctioned the pastor but also mandated the relocation of the church. Discussions are ongoing to restore peace in the community.

The incident has incited significant outrage. Prof. Isiaq Akintola, MURIC’s Executive Director, linked the attack to a previous dispute concerning noise pollution, which had been addressed by the local king.

Akintola elaborated that the conflict occurred on June 16, 2024, as the Muslim family was preparing to slaughter their Sallah ram. The church’s pastor objected to the ram facing the church, leading to the involvement of soldiers.

Condemning the soldiers’ actions as “unjust, callous, and inhuman,” Akintola called for an immediate investigation by the army to arrest and discipline those responsible. He emphasized the necessity of swift justice, asserting that any delay would be intolerable.

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Attackers kill policeman in Yobe community, set his house ablaze

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Attackers kill policeman in Yobe community, set his house ablaze

Tragedy struck the Mairi community of Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area late Saturday night when unidentified assailants brutally murdered a police officer and set his home ablaze.

The attack, which occurred at approximately 11:45 pm, claimed the life of Sule Babur, a dedicated officer, as reported by security analyst and counterinsurgency expert Zagazola Makama.

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The violent incident has left the community in shock, with residents calling for a swift investigation to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Yobe State, located in the Northeast region of Nigeria, has been plagued by frequent attacks from Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.

The state’s proximity to Borno, the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency, has exacerbated its security challenges.

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Robbers kill Army Brigadier-General during attack on Abuja estate

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Robbers kill Army Brigadier-General during attack on Abuja estate

Brig. Gen. Harold Udokwere (rtd) was reportedly attacked in the early hours of Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, at his home in Abuja.

Sources said that suspected armed robbers attacked the General’s house at approximately 3 a.m. The house is located at No. 1 Sanga Street, Sunshine Homes, by Kabusa Junction in Lokogoma, Abuja.

According to the sources, the robbers demanded jewelry, money, and other valuables. Gunshots were later heard.

A source in the estate reported that the robbers also injured one of the estate guards during the attack. Brig. Gen. Udokwere was taken to the National Hospital Abuja, where he was confirmed dead.

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The FCT Police Commissioner, CP, Benneth Igweh “in his response to the tragic and unprecedented attack at Sunshine Homes estate by armed robbers has ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event.

A statement by SP Josephine Adeh, spokesman of the Police Command confirmed that the armed robbery attack “resulted in the untimely demise of one Brigadier General Uwem Harold Udokwere (rtd.) on June 22, 2024, at approximately 03:00 a.m

“Expressing profound condolences to the bereaved family, CP Benneth Igweh assured the family and the public of swift justice, with every effort in conduit to ensure the perpetrators of the atrocious act are apprehended and brought to justice.

“Furthermore, the commissioner of police reaffirms the unflinching commitment of the command to amplify the security landscape of the nation’s capital, by continually adapting strategies to effectively combat evolving criminal activities.

“Updates on this matter will be provided in due course.”

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