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Police kill robbery suspects at his in-law’s home

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A runaway armed robber was shot dead at his in-laws’ house on Christmas Day‎, he sometime ago led the gang, which shot and wounded the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere, Adeyinka Akingbade, during an encounter with police at an hotel in Ijebu-Ife town of Ogun State.

The suspect managed to escape and thereafter temporarily relocated to Delta State, while two of his cohorts were arrested.

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the development said‎ the suspect had been on a wanted criminals’ list and the command ha been on his trail since then.

”The escaped member of armed robbery gang who shot and injured the former DPO, Ogbere, Mr. Adeyinka Akingbade has been shot dead during an encounter with police operatives at Ijebu ife on the 25th of December 2017,” he said.

Mr. Oyeyemi added that the suspect who escaped arrest and fled to Delta state met his waterloo on Christmas day when police operatives received an information that he was sighted in a beer parlour at Itawade area of Ijebu ife.

“Upon the information, the policemen swiftly moved to the place, but before getting there, he had left the place. He was however traced to his in-law house where the police operatives caught up with him,” he said.

The command’s spokesman said, having realised that the game is up, the suspect brought out a pistol and started firing at the policemen.

He said the operatives were left with no other alternative than to fire back after which he was shot dead.

“Recovered from him are a locally made pistol, a matchete, assorted charms and a Toyota Highlander with two different registration numbers.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Buhari Mourns As Boko Haram Kills Over 40 Farmers In Borno

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Buhari Mourns As Boko Haram Kills Over 40 Borno Farmers

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the reported slaughter of over 40 Borno farmers by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

He expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane.

Buhari’s position on the killings was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari condemns as insane, Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno State.’

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He said: “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace.”

President Buhari said the government had given all the needed support to the armed forces “to take all necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.”

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Boko Haram Slaughters 43 Farmers In Borno, Destroys Rice Farms

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Boko Haram Slaughters 43 Farmers In Borno, Destroys Rice Farms

Borno State

Boko Haram on Saturday reportedly beheaded 43 farmers in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, Borno State.

The insurgents were also said to have destroyed the rice plantation after slaughtering all the farmers in yet another major attack in the state that has been badly hit by the insurgent group.

Also Read: Presidency Clears Air On N150,000 Monthly Payment To Repentant Boko Haram Members

According to reports, the bodies of the slain farmers whose throats were also slit is still been kept by residents of the area who are insisting they won’t be buried until the state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum sees their bodies.

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed that there is a serious security crisis in Ondo State.

He made this remark while lamenting the murder of a monarch in the state, Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, who was killed by suspected kidnappers.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu described the incident as a sad one for the State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The governor described the act as a heinous crime that is too heavy and unbearable.

He said he has directed security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

Akeredolu also vowed to do all he can to unravel those behind the act and make them face the full wrath of the law.

He advised that caution should be exercised from making public reference in statements or utterances in respect of the “great loss.”

 

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