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RIP:Gunmen assassinate wife of former Benue State Commissioner of Police

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Unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins have murdered Mrs Eunice Aghanya, the wife of a former Commissioner of Police, Ibezimako Aghanya, in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

The victim was hacked to death by the assailants at her residence, behind Kismet Hotel, off David Mark Bye-pass, on Friday, March 12.

It was gathered that at the time the incident happened, the husband, a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, was said to be in Lagos.

Gunmen assassinate wife of former Benue State Commissioner of Police

According to news reports, Mrs Aghanya might have been trailed to her house by the assailants. She was said to have returned home around 4 pm and parked her car in the compound.

Her husband called his younger brother to go and check on his wife that Friday night, sensing something was wrong as he couldn’t get hold of her.

Gunmen assassinate wife of former Benue State Commissioner of Police

                                                                Retired DIG Aghanya

When the brother got to the house, Mrs Aghanya’s car was seen parked but the door to the house was locked. He had to break the door to enter the house.

On getting inside, he met Mama Aghanya in the pool of her blood already dead. She was matcheted on the head severally by her attackers.

The spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, March 13, said an investigation is ongoing.

Retired DIG Aghanya was a one time Benue State Commissioner of Police and later DIG in charge of Zone 2. Before her death, his wife was the owner of Euniland Bread, Makurdi.

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Pregnant Wife Stabs Husband To Death In Delta Over Fried Chicken

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A pregnant woman, Blessing Emmanuel, has stabbed her husband to death following a disagreement between them.

The ugly incident occurred at Ohoro Community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

SaharaReporters gathered that the deceased, Jonathan Otomi Umamode, aged 30 years, was stabbed in the chest on Sunday night with a knife.

He was said to have died on the spot.

Confirming the story, the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect has been arrested and that she confessed to the crime.

A statement signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, and obtained by SaharaReporters, disclosed that the suspect while confessing to the crime, noted she did what she did out of anger.

The statement said, “The suspect, who was later arrested is a mother of seven and pregnant with her 8th child, confessed to the crime and said she angrily stabbed her husband who she claimed did not take care of her and the children. That she had been taking care of herself and her kids; she sells fried chicken.

“On that fateful day, according to the suspect, her husband came and demanded she go home with him which she refused. She said the deceased gathered her fried chicken, doused it with kerosene and set it ablaze. She angrily used the knife in her hand to stab the husband in the heart and ran away.”

Edafe stated that the corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the Ughelli Central Hospital mortuary, awaiting autopsy.

He added that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

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Anambra: Young Man Killed As Awka Cult War Rages

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A yet to be identified young man has been killed as rival cult groups clashed in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

 

The young man was shot dead by the gunmen suspected to be cultists around the Ukwuoji area of Awka at 8:45 am on Monday morning, April 12.

 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with the Tribune, said an investigation is ongoing.

 

“It is a cult-related incident, that happened on April 12, 2021, around Ukwuoji this morning. Police operatives are currently on the ground there. I will avail you more details shortly.” he stated.

 

The recent killing is coming five days after three young men were killed at different locations in Awka.

 

One youth was killed in Umubele, while the other two were killed in Okpuno in Awka South council area.

 

An eyewitness said that four young men alighted from a tricycle and opened fire on the boys at Okpuno.

 

“Nobody is safe in Awka nowadays. These boys kill themselves on a daily basis, but the worst part of it is that policemen are helpless.” the witness said.

 

See photos of the ones killed a few days ago below:

 

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Nigerian Soldier Commits Suicide In Borno

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A soldier identified as Kila Jima fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has reportedly committed suicide.

 

Sahara Reporters reports that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

 

The deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.

 

A number of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have committed suicide. In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.

 

In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state, committed suicide at his duty post.

 

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.

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