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Many feared killed in Oyo Amotekun, herdsmen clash

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Many people are feared dead in a clash between men of the Western States Security Network popularly known as Amotekun and some herdsmen at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

At least seven houses were said to have been torched during the clash in which many people also reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.

Several people whose houses were razed were said to have been rendered homeless.

The clash was said to have started at Okebi village on Saturday morning but the cause of the clash could not be immediately ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

Some residents of the area said one Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were killed.

They could however not say exactly what led to the bloody clash.

A source said the clash was between the Amotekun corps and Bororo (Fulani) people.

The source also claimed many people were killed but could not ascertain the number.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the DPO at Aiyete Police Division had moved to the community to assess the situation.

The Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), when contacted said he was on his way to the place to ascertain what happened.

He said, “I heard the same thing and I am on my way there now.”

The clash is coming about 24 hours after the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to set up machinery for the reorientation of operatives of the Amotekun.

The ultimatum was on the heels of series of alleged excesses of some of operatives since the Amotekun corps inauguration by Governor Seyi Makinde in the state.

The students’ body, in a statement jointly signed by the association’s chairman in the state, Oluwafunmbi Opakunle; General Secretary, Ojetola Babatunde; Public Relations Officer, Adeleke Quadri, stated that the Amotekun corps had shown that they needed additional orientation on modern security and their relationship with the masses.

The statement said, “We’ve written on several occasions to inform the Oyo State Government and the entire populace of the state on the excesses of the just commissioned Western States Security Network, Amotekun Corps, but it seems a mere propaganda to many and an attempt aimed at undermining the effort of the state government on tackling the rampant insecurity uprising in the state.”

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Oromoni’s death natural but avoidable, coroner rules

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Oromoni’s death natural but avoidable, coroner rules 

Sylvester Oromoni died of a natural cause and not due to any action by his school, Down College, or accused five students of the college.

This is the verdict of a coroner, Mikhail Kadiri, who presided over the matter on Monday during a seven-hour magistrate court sitting in Ogba, Lagos.

The judgement coming after a two-year inquiry, affirmed that the 12-year-old died of sepsis emanating from an infection of the lungs and kidney due to an ankle injury.

The coroner however said his death was an avoidable case of parents and medical team’s negligence.

Sylvester Oromoni Junior who was a student of Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, died on November 30, 2021.

The coroner cleared the five students of the college accused in the case, ruling that they played no part in the death of Sylvester and should not have been involved in the matter.

He also advised parents not to take their children’s health with levity.

The magistrate also called for better cooperation between the police and medical team and that the police must exercise caution before making arrests in the future.

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Ekpa offers to strengthen Israeli army with 15,000 IPOB ‘troops’

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Ekpa offers to strengthen Israeli army with 15,000 IPOB ‘troops’

A factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Simon Ekpa, has offered military support to the Israeli government in its fight against Hamas militants and Iran.

Ekpa, in a statement on his verified X page on Sunday, noted that no fewer than 15000 well-trained Biafran Liberation troops are ready to support Israel “if need be.”

Ekpa’s statement comes after Iran fired missiles at Israel in retaliation for the attack on its embassy without an adequate response from the United Nations Security Council.

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Reacting to Iran’s attack on Israel, Ekpa stated that “the Biafran government is ready to help Israel with ground forces if needed, up to 15,000 well-trained Biafran Liberation troops. The Biafran government will also offer maximum protection to @IsrealinNigeria within 4 hours of notice.”

It will be recalled that the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been declared wanted by the Defense Headquarters over terrorism.

Newstrends reports that he was declared wanted by the DHQ along with no fewer than 96 people. They include terrorists and rebels, wanted for their involvement in terrorism in the country.

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Drunk driver crushes 3 sisters to death in Nasarawa

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Drunk driver crushes 3 sisters to death in Nasarawa

Suleiman Ozakwo’s family in Anguwar Baiyi, Toto LGA, Nasarawa State, was devastated when a drunk man, Ya Zakari, drove a Toyota Corolla and crushed three of their daughters.

A family member, Saidu Alhassan, told City & Crime that the event occurred on Friday at 4 p.m.

He added that the three teenage sisters, Nusaiba, Maryam, and Rumaisa, were crushed after they left their home as usual to pay Sallah visit to their uncle’s wife, a few meters from the ohinoyi’s palace.

He said, “They were walking on the shoulder of the road while coming back from their uncle’s place when a drunk man on speed ran into them with his car, killing them on the spot.”

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He further said that the suspect was apprehended and taken to the police station, but that later a mob asked the police for the vehicle he drove which they set ablaze.

The father of the deceased children, Suleiman Ozakwo, who also spoke with our reporter, described their death as untimely, even as he said he could not challenge God for the tragedy and asked people to join in praying for the souls of his daughters to continue to rest in peace.

When City & Crime visited the police station, a police officer who preferred anonymity, said, “The man was arrested as he was drunk when he crashed his car into the three teenage girls and killed them on the spot. He will be arraigned in court on Monday.”

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