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10 Burnt To Death On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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accident_girl-truckThe ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway was the scene of a tragic accident on Monday evening as ten people were reportedly burnt to death in an accident involving three vehicles, two trucks and one Toyota Hiace 18-seater commercial bus with registration number BDG 767 XB.

Confirming the incident, The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Oluyole Unit Commander, Sanya Adeoye noted that four people survived while the other victims were burnt beyond recognition.

Narrating how the accident happened, Mr. Adeoye said that the commercial bus, which was headed for Ibadan from Lagos had stopped on the road to allow one of the trucks with registration number SW 175 EPE coming out from NSCE Quarry, when unfortunately, another truck also coming from Lagos, rammed into the bus and smashed it against the other truck.

He blamed the accident on over speeding and dangerous driving.

According to the FRSC official, the commercial bus instantly burst into flames, which later spread to the other trucks.

He added that the four people, who sustained injuries, were passengers inside the trucks and that they have being taken to the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, for treatment while the remains of victims that were burnt beyond recognition were deposited at the Adeoyo State Hospital mortuary.

However, continued efforts were made by the FRSC Unit Commander to reach out to families of the victims through the driver’s manifest which miraculously was not burnt.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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