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Two IPOB/ESN terrorists shot dead in Enugu gun battle

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Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe

Two IPOB/ESN terrorists shot dead in Enugu gun battle

Police operatives in Enugu have raided the camp of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a forest in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two members of the outlawed group were neutralised during the raid.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Wednesday that the feat was achieved by the police, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Watch Group, around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

Ndukwe said that the raid was conducted following intelligence report on the activities of the group in the forest and its general area.

He stated that the criminal elements opened fire on the operatives upon sighting them.

“However, the police operatives returned fire at a superior level, forcing the criminals to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

“Thereafter, two of the fleeing suspects’ lifeless bodies were discovered and recovered in the forest.

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“Police also recovered one AK-47 rifle, four magazines loaded with a total of 75 live 7.62 mm calibre ammunition and one Beretta pistol loaded with eight live 0.9 mm calibre ammunition.

“Further recovered were: one KC Sanya and Honda Today, lady’s motorcycles, one GTB ATM card, a cash sum of N2,600 and several raw food items. The manhunt for others on the run is ongoing,” he said.

Ndukwe said that preliminary investigations suggested that the group was responsible for numerous heinous crimes in Nsukka area of the state, including the recent attack and murder of police and other security personnel.

He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, commended the team for the success of the operation.

The spokesman said that the commissioner called on owners of medical outfits and the public to quickly report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the police.

“The commissioner further directs Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Heads of Tactical Squads to remain steadfast and ensure that they further identify hideouts and hunt down die-hard criminal elements in their respective operational jurisdictions,” he said.

Two IPOB/ESN terrorists shot dead in Enugu gun battle

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A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

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A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

The court of appeal in Lagos on Monday affirmed the conviction and sentencing of one Mutiu Ogundare, a traditional ruler.

Ogundare was Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state. He was dethroned in 2015 after staging his own abduction.

He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a Lagos high court for the crime.

The dethroned monarch was said to have orchestrated his own abduction to forment trouble and cause a breach of public peace.

He was allegedly helped by his brother and wife.
Ogundare and Opeyemi Mohammed, his brother, were convicted on three counts bordering on conspiracy and fake abduction.

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However, the court discharged and acquitted his wife.

Dissatisfied with the judgment, the dethroned monarch approached the appeal court to challenge the decision of the Lagos high court

Delivering the verdict on Monday, Peter Bassi, the lead judge of the three-member panel of the appeal court, upheld the judgment of the trial court in counts one and two but overturned count three.

Bassi reduced the appellant’s sentence to 12 years from the 15 years handed down by the lower court.

In September 2017, Akinwunmi Ambode, then governor of Lagos, approved the deposition of Ogundare for faking his abduction.

The state government had said Ogundare confessed to security services that he staged the kidnapping to blackmail the state government.

A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

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Ondo state police rescue kidnapped corps members

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Ondo state police rescue kidnapped corps members

The Ondo State Police Command has successfully rescued all the Corps members kidnapped by bandits along the Benin-Owo Expressway.

The incident occurred around 11 pm last Friday at Omi Alafa Village in Ifon, Ose LGA. About 15 kidnappers, armed with AK-47 rifles, intercepted a Sienna bus carrying the Corps members and other travellers, dragging the victims into the forest.

Tragically, the driver and one traveller seated in the front were shot dead by the bandits.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the release of the victims to Punch on Monday.

The PPRO said, “We have rescued all the victims, I will issue a press statement on the development shortly.”

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In another news Within Nigeria reported how Hashiru Marazu Baku, the gang leader suspected of killing a retired army general in Abuja, has been arrested by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command police operatives.

The arrest took place at the Chile Hotel in Kano State on Wednesday. FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth C. Igweh, announced the development on Monday while parading the suspects.

Igweh noted that a follow-up operation on July 19, 2024, led to the recovery of the late Brigadier General’s service pistol and two rounds of 9mm live ammunition in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, at about 2 am.

The police statement detailed the investigation, explaining that suspects had previously been arrested on June 23, 2024, for the murder of retired Brigadier General Uwen Harold at his residence on June 21, 2024, during which his service pistol and ammunition were stolen.

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Another Chibok girl rescued with two children

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Another Chibok girl rescued with two children

The joint task force in the Northeast, Operation Hadin Kai, has rescued another Chibok girl from Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

Theatre Commander, Maj General Waheed Shuaibu, made this known while handing her and her two children over to the Borno State Government at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Monday.

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According to him, Ehi Abdul, 27, was married to a notorious terrorist, Abu Dada who abandoned her in Gwoza in 2014 and fled to Senegal.

Ehi and her two children were rescued by sector one of Operation Hadin Kai in Sambisa forest during an operation.

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