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Six Persons Killed In Edo Robbery Attack

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About six persons including a motorcyclist and two bank customers have been killed by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers during an operation on a bank at Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

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It was learnt that the robbers who stormed the town in two Toyota Sienna buses at about 6pm on Tuesday, were said to have attacked a police station in the area, killing two policemen in the process.

While some attacked the police station, other members of the robbery gang raided a new generation bank nearby, destroying the entrance with explosives before carting away an undisclosed sum of money.
A motorcyclist, bank customers and a private security man were shot dead by the robbers in the bank premises.

‎However, luck ran out on one of the robbers who was killed by a vigilante group reportedly mobilized along Ekpedo-Ekpe road.

The vigilante were also confiscated one of the vehicles used by the robbers.

Speaking on the robbery incident, a vigilance group leader in the area, said most of the bandits escaped with bullet wounds.
“When the armed robbers started operating in Igarra, we quickly mobilized our people around the surrounding villages, because they came through Lampese to Ososo and down to Igarra and they were also going back through the axis, passing through Enwan.

“Our men barricaded their route and there was exchange of gunfire. One of them was killed; another was arrested while many escaped with gunshot wounds. We also impounded one of the vehicles they used,” the vigilante leader said.

Confirming the arrest, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, said ‎one of the suspects had been apprehended, adding that the police recovered a total sum of ‎N4,452,500, 11 AK47 rifles and 39 unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs.

‎Ezike said, “I can also confirm that one of the robbers has been arrested. One died in a gunfire exchange. Eleven AK47 rifles were recovered; I have just finished a press conference in Igarra now.

“We have also recovered N4,452,500 from them. We have recovered 41 AK47 magazines, 39 improvised explosive devices, unexploded and we recovered assorted ammunition.”

Source: Dailypost

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End SARS Protest: MC Oluomo visits burnt Makinde Police Station in Oshodi

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End SARS Protest: MC Oluomo visits burnt Makinde Police Station in Oshodi

NURTW chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, on Thursday visited the Makinde Police station which was razed down by hoodlums during the unrest that greeted the infamous end SARS protest.

 

MC Olumo visited the station, inspecting the remains of the station with some of his boys

Recall that the Lagos state government had said that “twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.”

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#MadeInLagos: Davido’s Jam Would Swallow That Of Wizkid: Tunde Ednut

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#MadeInLagos: Davido’s Jam Would Swallow That Of Wizkid: Tunde Ednut

Tunde Ednut on Thursday has stated that the newly released Made IN Lagos album by Wizkid cannot garner much attention like that of his counterpart, Davido.

The controversial Instagram blogger, who is an ardent fan of Davido, made this know in a tweet he sent out on Twitter.

Tunde wrote;

”If Davido drops that jam with Nicki Minaj, someone’s album will get swallowed in the process.”

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Victor Osimhen gets first red card of his football career

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Victor Osimhen gets first red card of his football career

Victor James Osimhen, a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team on Thursday night, October 29, received the first red card of his football career in Napoli’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

The Nigerian striker who joined the Serie A Club from Lille this summer was shown the way out by referee Craig Pawson in the third minute of added time after receiving two yellow cards.

Osimhen who replaced Italian forward Andrea Petagna in the second half, received his first yellow card in the 81st minute before he was given a red card 12 minutes later after elbowing Robin Le Normand while trying to control David Ospina’s goal kick.

Osimhen, 21, is expected to miss Napoli’s trip to Stadion Kantrida to play HNK Rijeka on November 5.

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