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Rescue Attempt Of Prisoners Foiled In Benin

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An armed squad from the Edo State Prisons Command on Friday foiled an attempt to free inmates being conveyed to the Oko Medium Prisons from court earlier in the day.

The Edo State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr Effiom Etowa, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin, added that the three suspects involved in the alleged crime were arrested.

He said one of the two vehicles used by the suspects was impounded, while the other escaped with the occupants.

The comptroller said the suspects had trailed the two Green Maria conveying the inmates from the court on Sapele Road to Airport road, when they were blocked from overtaking the green Maria vehicles.

He explained that the 18 inmates in the green Maria were high profile inmates, whose offences ranged from armed robbery to kidnapping.

“The two vehicles had been on the trail of the two green Maria vehicles and another backup vehicle that were being used to convey the inmates back to the prison from the court.

“Acting on suspicion of the vehicles, my armed squad team warned them to desist from following them but they kept on chasing our vehicles, even at the same speed.

“It was at this turn that my armed squad shot sporadically into the air to scare them but again, this didn’t deter them.

“My officers then had to find a way of blocking them and in the process, they apprehended one of the vehicles, while the other escaped.”

Etowas said the arrested suspects have been handed over to the Police for investigation.

He debunked claims that some inmates escaped in the operation. [NAN]

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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)

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 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.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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