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Prison Inmate Who Escaped During The jailbreak In Imo Is Set Ablaze After Going Back To Threaten A Family That Testified Against Him In Court

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One of the prison inmates who fled from the Imo state correctional centre has been set ablaze by angry residents of Umuawom village, Ihodimeze community in the Ikeduru council area of the state.

 

Recall that on Monday, April 5, hoodlums attacked the correctional facility and set over 1.800 inmates free.

 

One of the freed inmates was incarcerated for kidnapping. An indigene of Ogwa community in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State but grew up in Umuawom village which is his maternal home, the fleeing inmate was said to have gone to Umuawom to challenge one of the families that testified against him in court and threatened to deal with them. He reportedly tried to use a gun to carry out his threat.

 

The villagers immediately pounced on him and after beating him to a pulp, they set his body on fire.

 

The state police command is yet to comment on this development.

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Kogi Poly Student Nabbed With Pistol, Ammunition On School Campus

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Security operatives at Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP), Lokoja, have arrested one Shehu Tenimu Mohammed (ND II), of the Department of Public Administration, of the institution.

Mohammed was alleged to have been in possession of a locally made pistol while making his way into the campus.

The Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, KSP, Uredo Omale stated that the student with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170, was also carrying five rounds of live ammunition at the time of arrest entrance on Friday.

According to the statement, the arrest was made possible by the strong security network put in place to halt attempts to breach the ban on End-of-Examination celebration on campus.

The statement added: “It should be recalled that the ban itself came into force in view of intelligence report that some suspected cultists would be coming to the campus with ammunitions to avenge their colleague who was killed after the end of examination in 2019.

“Management under the proactive leadership of Dr S.O. Usman therefore beefed up security on campus, including daily routine check at the polytechnic entrance and the premises.

“Ever at alert, the security operatives of the institution had on Thursday, 8th April, 2021, impounded a Tricycle, (Keke NAPEP) which apparently was intended as a decoy for hiding and releasing gun shots outside the school gate.

“In the same vain, the gallant security operatives also arrested a non-student suspected to be a hired mercenary with a charm on the campus on 7th April, 2021. The suspect who has since been handed over to the law enforcement agency claimed that he came to the campus to celebrate end of the examination with his sister.

“It was the continuation of the security check at the gate that led to the arrest of Shehu Tenimu Mohammed who was coming to the campus purportedly to write his ND II final examination on Friday, 9th April, 2021.

“Mohammed was stopped by the ‘stop and search’ officer and was asked to hand over his belongings. He took to his heels when he realised he would be caught with live ammunition, but it was too late for him.

“He has since been handed over to the appropriate law enforcement agency for further interrogation and investigation.”

The Rector, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, assured members of staff, students and the general public that no stone would be left unturned in efforts to ensure that sanity is restored on the campus to make the atmosphere conducive for teaching and learning.

He commended the security unit of the institution for their dexterity, just as he appealed to members of the polytechnic community to remain on the side of the law.

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One Killed, 10 Abducted in Daylight Attack on Niger Community

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One person was killed and 10 others kidnapped yesterday in a broad daylight invasion of Gurmana Community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

An eyewitness told THISDAY on phone that a top member of the local vigilante whose name was given as Idi Fylo narrowly escaped being killed as he was said to have just stepped out of his residence when the bandits struck. His house and yam barn were however set ablaze.

It was also learnt that one Maiangwa Sarkin Zamma was shot in the right arm and was already receiving treatment in a local clinic in the area.

According to eyewitnesses, the bandits in their numbers stormed the community shooting sporadically and leaving the people to scamper for safety.

It was gathered that the bandits rustled several cattle and dispossessed the villagers of their property apart from setting ablaze their harvested food stores.

THISDAY was told that raids of communities in the area had become a daily occurrence since the withdrawal of soldiers and policemen from their camps in Allawa and Bassa over a week ago after six soldiers and one policeman were murdered, their camps and operational vehicles set ablaze.

The Co-Convener of the Shiroro Youth Associations, Yussuf Abubakar Koki and the Spokesperson of the Coalition of Shiroro Associations, Comrade Salis Sabo in separate comments confirmed the incident.

The embattled Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area, Alhaji Sulaiman Chikuba when contacted on phone said he had heard the “sad news but I don’t have the details.”

Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun when contacted promised to get back to THISDAY but did not do so until the time of going to press.

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Bauchi Police Arrest 30 Suspected Robbers, Kidnappers, Cattle Rustlers

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The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested 30 suspects in connection with various criminal activities ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and phone snatching.

Parading the suspects yesterday at the Police headquarters, the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Sylvester Alabi, said that on Monday 22nd March 2021, a joint operations with members of Peace and Security Committee, Bauchi, led to the arrest of one 24-year-old Aliyu Usman of Anguwan Hardo and one 18-year-old Abdullahi Ibrahim of the same address, who conspired with one Nazifi of Kofar Simi Bauchi and others at large, and burgled the house of one Habib Mohammed, a staff of Ruwasa.

He said the suspects, armed machetes and other deadly weapons, burgled the house of the occupant and robbed him of a laptop computer, two Infinix phones, one Tambo phone and jewelries, adding that the suspects would be charged to court for proper prosecution.

The CP said that on Thursday 25th March 2021, a team of detectives attached to Area Command Metro in collaboration with members of Peace and Security Committee, Bauchi State, arrested a group of suspected armed robbers, house trespassers and phone snatchers.

He mentioned the names of the suspects to include Abdullahi Hashim, age 20 of Zango, Shuaibu Mohammed Nasir Alias of Zango, Ahmed Abdullahi Alias of Nasarawa Bauchi, Al-Anon Dahiru of Jahun Bauchi, Mohammed Ismail of federal low-cost Bauchi and Aliyu Adamu of Jahun Bauchi, adding that they conspired with eighth other suspects.

He said that the suspects who armed themselves with dangerous weapons such as machetes and knives, broke into houses at Zango, attacked the occupants and robbed them of valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma Television and jewelries, all valued at the sum of N3.1 million in addition to a cash sum of N290,000 which they cartered away.

The Police Commissioner said that on the 31/3/2021 at about 1130 hrs, one Abdulkarim Isah, aged 20 years of Karin Lamido of Taraba State, conspired with three others now at large and invaded the house of One Mallam Usman Gandi of Ruga village of Alkaleri local government in a bid to kidnap him and his wife.

The police boss said that through robust intelligence, detectives were able to track down the suspect Abdulkarim, alongside one, Yusuf Adamu, adding that during interrogation, both suspects voluntarily confessed to various crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery and drug trafficking, after which they will be charged to court for prosecution.

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