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Police uncover kidnappers den in Ikorodu, Lagos

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The Lagos Police Command says it has uncovered a den of kidnappers in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The kidnappers opened fire on operatives of the command when the cops stormed the den.

During the crossfire, one of the kidnappers was gunned down.

Three victims were rescued in the process.
Spokesman for the Command, Benjamin Hudenyin, said arms and ammunition were recovered at the scene.
He added that the victims were receiving treatment in a hospital.

 

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Yoruba Nation agitators attempt to take over Alausa Police Division, injure officers

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Police in Lagos State on Sunday said that it has arrested two members of the Yoruba Nation agitators, who attempted to take over the Alausa Police Division in Ikeja.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement said that at about 5.35 am a group of men numbering about 15, under the aegis of Yoruba Nation Agitators, allegedly stormed the Alausa Police Division.

He said that on arrival, they started recording the station with their phones and chanting “No more Nigeria Police Again and that the Yoruba Nation has taken over in Yorubaland.

“In the course of their protest, they assaulted some officers in the division, who attempted to disperse them. Police reinforcement was promptly dispatched, and two of the agitators were arrested, while others escaped upon arrival of the police reinforcement.

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“Various charms, cutlasses and the insignia of the group were recovered from them. The Yoruba Nation Agitators claimed they came to inform the station with an official letter that they have been approved by the United Nations

Recovered items from Yoruba Nation Agitators in Lagos

“The spokesperson however said that police security in and around the station, and the entire Alausa vicinity has been upscaled as stable order restored.

Hundeyin said that a detailed investigation has already commenced, noting that the suspects volunteered valuable information and give deeper insight into the membership and future plans of the group.

He said that the information provided by the suspects would aid the police in undertaking operations to deal with their threat proactively.

It would be recalled that a similar invasion was carried out by the same group on Sunday when the group invaded and hijacked the Amuludun 99.1 FM Radio Station in Ibadan.

The General Manager of the station, Mr Stephen Agbaje, who confirmed the development to newsmen, said that the situation has been brought under control by the security agencies who arrested some of the members.

“A group of agitators came around in the night, and took over the station, but the situation has been brought under control by the security agents.

“The security agents were able to recover the station, and some arrests have been made,” he said.

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Buhari directs Dodan Barracks to surrender Obalende Eid prayer ground to Lagos community

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Buhari directs Dodan Barracks to surrender Obalende Eid prayer ground to Lagos community

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the control of Obalende Eid prayer ground be returned to Jama’atul Muslimeen Council of the Lagos Central Mosque.

Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman confirmed this development in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Shehu stated that the president’s approval was in line with the outcome of the report of a Special Committee he set up to investigate and report to him the issues in conflict between the Lagos Muslim Community on one hand and Federal Government Agencies.

The affected federal agencies are those stationed at the Dodan Barracks concerning the management and control of the land.

Mr Buhari, therefore, directed all those government agencies to “recognize and respect the fact that the Obalende Eid prayer ground legally belongs to the Jama’atul Muslimeen Council of the Lagos Central Mosque.”

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The president directed that the “desecration of the Obalende Eid prayer ground by its profane use as a dump site should stop with immediate effect and to this effect, the Dodan Barracks authorities should remove all containers and debris from the prayer ground.”

He also directed that the Dodan Barracks authorities “ensure that the Muslim communities and their agents have unrestricted access to the Obalende Eid prayer ground at all times.”

Lastly, he advised the Government of Lagos State to, “if deemed fit, (to) grant the Jama’atal Muslimeen Council a Certificate of Occupancy over the area identified in the Survey Plan.”

The committee that carried out the assignment as directed by the president was headed by the leadership of Ibrahim Gambari, the chief of staff to the president.

The other members were the minister of Works and Housing, the minister of Defence, the director-general of the SSS, the chief of defence staff and the permanent secretary, State House.

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The Anambra state government has arrested two fake medical doctors and sealed off their health facilities at Alor in Idemili South Local Government Area and Adazi-Enu in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.

Dr Afam Obidike, the state’s commissioner for health, accompanied by some security operatives and members of the Anambra Joint Enforcement Team (ANJET), raided the areas on Friday night and arrested the suspects.

Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, the commissioner identified the suspects as Anayo Okwara, owner of Bright Land Hospital and Maternity Ltd in Alor and Igwe Ogbonna, owner of Favour of God Hospital and Maternity, Adazi-Enu.

He said that the suspects were operating the hospitals illegally in the state.

“Following investigation, it was discovered that Ogbonna is not even a medical doctor and does not have any medical knowledge.

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“He also used his hospital as a nursing school, where students pay as much as N70,000 to N100,000 to study nursing. Some of the student nurses we met at the facility confirmed this.

“On Okwara, the second suspect, the president-general of Alor community, Chief Emmanuel Ojukwu, wrote to the ministry complaining about incessant deaths recorded at Bright Land Hospital.

“Okwara, first claimed that he was a homeopathic doctor, but later admitted that his medical certificates and license were forged when he was being questioned,” he said.

Mr Obidike said that five illegal health facilities had been shut down so far, saying that Gov. Chukwuma Soludo’s administration would not relent in its effort to flush out fake doctors operating across the state.

He said that the objective of the exercise was not to witch-hunt anyone but to ensure standards both in government and private hospitals in the state.

“It is unfortunate that death is an irreversible course and I do not understand why people who are not medical practitioners will continue to waste people’s lives because of greed and quest to make money through illegal means.

“We are sending out this warning to those operating illegally and parading themselves as medical doctors to close down their hospitals or face the full wrath of the law.

“Anambra is not a place for quacks to practice,” he said.

The commissioner thanked the community leaders and vigilante groups for the tip-off and urged residents to be vigilant and report such illegality in their areas.

He commended Mr Soludo for giving them the necessary support to execute the raid.

Mr Obidike said that the suspects would be charged to court.

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