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IPOB accuses Governor Okorocha for intentionally sacking commissioners, LGA chairmen

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Imo State by Governor Rochas Okoroch has been accused by the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB)  on Saturday for sacking commissioners and local government chairmen in the 27 council areas of the state because of the sit-at-home order that they did observe to honour Biafra soldiers in the state.

In a statement issued by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said Okorocha instructed his commissioners and council chiefs not to allow the sit-at-home directive to work in the state.

IPOB stated that Okorocha’s objective was to please the Federal Government.

It stressed that the success of the sit-at-home order annoyed the governor, who ordered the sacking of the officials.

The statement read in part, “IPOB intelligence unit discovered that the APC, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, mandated Okorocha to do all he could to stop the sit-at-home order issued by our leader, Nnamdi Kanu. But to his surprise, he could not stop the remembrance of our fallen heroes.

“Okorocha mandated his commissioners and the transitional chairmen in all the 27 council areas of Imo State to go to the villages and communities to sensitise them to boycott the sit-at- home order at all cost. Unfortunately, those mandated to do so could not do it because power belongs to the masses, not those in government.

“The total compliance with the directive in Imo State, particularly in Owerri and other parts of South-East, surprised Okorocha and other APC members in the South-East and South-South.”

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has dismissed speculations that he has a disagreement with Governor Okorocha.

There have been concerns over inciting statements against the state government by political leaders from Owerri zone, where the deputy governor hails from.

It was gathered that the governor had allegedly suspected his deputy of being the brain behind the agitation for an indigene of the Owerri zone to become the governor of the state in 2019.

But in a statement issued by Madumere’s  Senior Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa, the deputy governor said  his relationship with the governor remained like that of a good son and his father.

The statement read, “The deputy governor’s loyalty and commitment to the administration have been tested and proven. Unlike what obtains in other states where governors and their deputies live like cat and rat, this is not so in Imo. Even as we speak, he is representing the governor at an international assignment.”

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Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)

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Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos

Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.

The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.

The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.

The state police command is yet to react to the incident.

RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

There has been a jailbreak at the Oko Prison in Benin City, Edo state on Monday morning, October 19.

According to reports, suspected thugs hijacked the peaceful end SARS protest, stormed the prison facility, and overpowered the prison officials before setting the prisoners free.

One of the prisoners who escaped said he has been awaiting trial for two years.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners
#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

Hoodlums free prisoners in Benin

Hoodlums have hijacked the #EndSARS protesters around Kings Square in Benin City, the capital city of Edo State.

The hoodlums have reportedly broken the walls of the headquarters of the Nigeria Correctional Centre (Nigeria prisons in Benin).

The hoodlums after gaining entrance into the prison through the fence freed inmates in the prisons along Benin Sapele Road, near the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ office.

Also Read: BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, told Channels Television that the hoodlums exchanged fire with security operatives at the Maximum prison in Benin City.

“The hoodlums are currently exchanging fire with the security personnel at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin City,” Osagie said.

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