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Dare-devil Robbers Hijack Bullion Van Steal N25m

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Dare-devil armed robbers yesterday hijacked a bullion van on Asaba-Benin Expressway, killed a police escort and stole money said to be worth tens of millions of Naira.
A bullion van blonging to Nigerian bank which was stuffed with millions of Naira, was on Wednesday, hijacked by dare-devil armed robbers who killed a police escort and stole the money said to be about N25 million during an attack which occurred between Otulu and Ubulu-Okiti on Asaba-Benin Expressway, in Delta State.
According to New Telegraph, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the arrest, of cash management officer of Asaba Branch of the bank, the chief security officer and two drivers because of the attack, said it followed preliminary investigation.
He added that the investigation revealed that, in a bid to cut corners, the bank officials illegally picked seven police officers from different locations, yet to be determined, and engaged them on an illegal escort for the conveyance of the money from bank’s branch at Agbor to Asaba, without using a serviceable, secure armoured bullion van as required by law.
He said: “Needless to state that when the bank officials earlier approached the Operations Department of the command for escort men, their request was turned down on the grounds that the bank does not have a serviceable bullion van needed for such operations.
 
“Sadly, during the attack, one of the police escorts was fatally injured by the armed robbers who also emptied the N25,000,000 into their cars – a Honda Pilot ‘jeep’ and Toyota Corolla, registration numbers unknown, and escaped.”
The attackers, numbering six, it was learnt, ambushed the unserviceable bullion van, opened fire on the security escorts before killing one of them during an ensuing shootout. They armed robbers overwhelmed the remaining six surviving police escorts.
The PPRO warned that, henceforth, banks requiring police escort must adhere to laid down regulations on specie escort, especially during the ember-months, and reassured members of the public that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring that the fleeing armed robbers were apprehended and brought to book.
However, there is apprehension among residents of Otulu and Ubulu-Okiti communities over the attack.

Source: Tori

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

Former Military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has disclosed that the government has a hand in the mayhem going on in the country.

The 79-year-old made this remark owing to the massacre in Lekki toll gate and other parts of the country. He quoted Gen. Sani Abacha and disclosed that any insurgency that exceeds 24hours is being manipulated by the government.

Taking to his Twitter page he wrote;

“Once again, I will like to quote Late Gen. Sani Abacha: “Any Insurgency that lasts more than 24 hours, a government official has a hand in it.”

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RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

A young Twitter user called Oke who tweeted around 1:54 PM saying “Nigeria will not end me” has been shot by the Nigerian police force.

His demise has sparked reactions on the microblogging platform as Nigerians mourn the fearless youth.

https://twitter.com/meksclint/status/1318951129250758656?s=20

Here are some reactions from Nigerians;

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

It was reported earlier that soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening.

Reacting to the attack on the peaceful protesters in Lagos in a tweet, Kanu, a director of Radio Biafra, said it is “shocking that Southern Nigerians are tolerating a Northern Muslim” President Muhammadu Buhari “using the Army to kill unarmed Southern #EndSARS protesters in Lagos” on a “Southern soil”.

The apparently furious IPOB leader wondered if “Southern Christian President” would ever “contemplate killing unarmed Northern Muslim protesters in Kano”, northern Nigeria.

Kanu tweeted: It’s shocking that Southern Nigerians are tolerating a Northern Muslim @NGRPresident using the Army to KILL unarmed Southern #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, a Southern soil? Would a Southern Christian President ever contemplate killing unarmed Northern Muslim protesters in KANO?”

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