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Ex-General kills kidnapper in Aba

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Gunmen unknowingly took on a retired Brigadier General in Abia State on Monday and turned out the worse for it; unable to kidnap him, and with one of them killed.
Joseph Okoloagu, former Nigerian military attaché to Pakistan, shot dead a member of the gang which attempted to abduct him in Aba.
He was travelling to Port Harcourt in his 604 Peugoet car when the kidnappers intercepted the vehicle in the Alaoji-Ugwunagbo axis of the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
Okoloagu, now a member of the Action Congress (AC), was in the company of his private driver and a security detail when the heavily armed men suddenly surfaced from the bush and opened fire on the car, forcing it to a halt.
Policemen at a check point about 100 metres away dived into the bush on hearing the sound of gunshots, leaving Okoloagu and the other two persons in his car at the mercy of the kidnappers.
The gunmen surrounded the car, and one grabbed the wounded Okoloagu from the back seat.
Okoloagu, however, pulled out his revolver and fired at the man, who screamed in pain and slumped.
Other kidnappers retreated and took cover in the bush from where they exchanged fire with the professionally trained marksman, who refused to give up.
The gunfire attracted an Army patrol team, and the kidnappers fled on sighting the soldiers.
Okoloagu and the two other occupants of his car, who also received bullet injuries, were taken to Riverine Hospital, Umungasi, Aba, where they are receiving medical attention under heavy security provided by soldiers from Port Harcourt.
He narrated from his hospital bed: “Yes, kidnappers attacked us in Aba on my way to Port Harcourt yesterday (Monday) afternoon. They shot me on the chest, shot my security detail on the hand, and shot my driver in the head.
“I was able to kill one of the kidnappers who came to take me with my revolver before I made my escape.
“My driver is still in coma but we are praying that the bullet did not touch his brain. I am only alive today because I have my own gun. What of the people who don’t have guns?
“I think everybody in the country should have his own gun since the government can no longer protect us. There is no government in Abia State.”
Okoloagu’s driver later died in the hospital.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ali Okechukwu, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident at press time, even though Okoloagu confirmed that he had spoken with the Police Area Commander on the incident.
Also on Tuesday, gunmen attacked the residence of President Goodluck Jonathan’s associate and confidant, Amalayan Turner, in Opume, Bayelsa State.
They took away AK 47 rifles from the policeman on guard duty at the home.
No casualty was recorded during the incident.
Turner, a retired Permanent Secretary in the state now Federal Inland Waterways Chairman, was not at home when the hoodlums visited.
Gunmen have in the past one week invaded the country homes of five political office holders in the state, including that of Governor Timipre Sylva in Okpoama.
Five stormed the palatial home of Turner in two cars at 2.30 a.m. when the community was deep in sleep.
To get into the premises, they scaled the fence of an adjacent building belonging to the Community Comprehensive School.
Turner’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), Benjamin Einighe, said they were shocked to see the gunmen, who tied the two policemen on duty and collected their rifles and canister of tear gas.
The gunmen asked of the whereabouts of Turner and where he kept his money.
“When we told them that (Turner) was in Abuja and that there is no money in the building, they proceeded to search the whole building and left with some things we didn’t know,” Einighe added.
Turner confirmed to Daily Independent that he was in Abuja at the time of the incident and has handed over everything to God and informed the Commissioner of Police, Onuoha Udeka.
Police Public Relations Officer, Eguavoen Omokpai, said the command is aware of the attack.
Bayelsa acting AC Chairman, Miriki Ebikibina, expressed sadness over the series of armed attacks in the state despite the presence of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF), State Security Service (SSS), and policemen.
Ebikibina urged Jonathan to declare a state of emergency in Bayelsa to stop the orgy of violence, which has recently led to the death of about 10 persons.

Source: Daily Independent – www.independentngonline.com

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  1. Naija Jobs Search

    August 4, 2010 at 4:32 am

    This is a good response for these dare devil kidnappers to steer clear in their bad trade. Nigeria’s security state is now in a state of total disgrace. Our Govt needs to find a solution to this ugly kidnap menace.

  2. Yusuf aloba

    August 4, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Kudos to this general,once a soldier always a soldier. Despite sustaining injury in a chest,he stil overcame the bagger,i salute the good to go general.you are a pride to nigerian army.

  3. Sob

    August 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Yes, once a soldier, always a soldier. Retired but not tired. We need personal riffiles

  4. Gregg Igbinoba

    August 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    This is a lesson to all kidnappers and i guess its high time the government of this nation tighten up security. This country is no longer safe.

  5. Chidoskilaladodo

    August 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I think the Soldiers should take over from the police in P.H for one to be sure of his or her safety.

  6. Abubakar

    August 10, 2010 at 8:31 am

    4rm Abubakar Bolaji Kudos 2 d general, bt i hav 2 tel him 2 b very careful

  7. Peter

    October 7, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I thank God 4 keeping Nigeria til 2day, but it is pain ful that a large country like Nig is without security, l guess is high time the soldiers should take over. God bless Nig.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

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