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Foreigners are responsible for attacks – Plateau leaders

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Traditional rulers in Plateau state have alleged that the herdsmen attacking communities in their domains are foreigners.

The traditional rulers made the allegations at a meeting on security, organised by the Plateau police command on Wednesday in Jos.

The meeting had in attendance traditional rulers, community and religious leaders from Riyom, Bassa, Barkin Ladi and Jos south local government areas of the state

Patrick Mandong, the Gomre of Kuru in Jos South local government area, said that mass influx of foreign Fulani herdsmen had been witnessed in his domain that had become security threats in the area.

“The herdsmen who are unleashing mayhem on our people and causing confusion are foreigners and they are not the herdsmen we have been living together with in peace.

“For instance, when you go to my domain, particularly communities located behind the Police Staff College where a large number of unknown herdsmen live; when you try to enquire their identity they will simply tell you not to ask questions.

“So, their presence in that area is a serious threat to security and we are forced to conclude that they are the ones attacking our people,” he said.

According to the Braa Nggwe of Iregwe land, Ronku Akaa, people in his domain have lived for decades peacefully with herdsmen but when they departed from the area the attacks began.

“But the herdsmen now destroying our crops, burning down our houses and killing our people are not the ones we were used to living with in the past.

“Sincerely, they are foreigners, but for such evil to keep occurring, there must be an an insider,” he alleged.

Source: (NAN)

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely
Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

Governor Fayemi

Amidst the continued violence across the country, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has approved the extension of the 24-hour curfew in Ekiti State indefinitely.

The curfew was declared on Tuesday evening following reported cases of violence in Ado Ekiti as hoodlums allegedly the peaceful protest by EndSARS protesters.

The initial curfew lapsed on Wednesday night by 10 pm.

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However, on Thursday morning, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Akin Omole, announced that the curfew still continues in every part of the state until further notice.

It reads: “The general public is hereby alerted that the 24-hour curfew announced by the State Government is still in place in all parts of the state until further notice.

“Government appreciates the cooperation of all citizens of the state in obeying the curfew and ensuring that peace returns to the state.”

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates
BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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According to reports, no less than 58 inmates of the National Correctional Service Centre located in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have been released by hoodlums on Thursday.

It was gathered the hoodlums stormed the center, burnt down a vehicle, and forcefully released the inmates.

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

It was also gathered that several items were also destroyed on the premises of the prison service.

This is the second jailbreak to be recorded this week, following the jailbreak recorded in Benin, Edo State earlier in the week.

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)
Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

Ikoyi prisoners attempt jailbreak

An attempted jailbreak has reportedly occurred at the Ikoyi Prisons of the Nigeria Correctional Service located in Lagos State.

Videos circulating on social media suggest the Ikoyi prison has been broken into, some building set on fire, and gunshots are been heard as officials try to control the pandemonium.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

A video clip of the jailbreak shows smoke coming from the prison premises while gunshots were heard in the background.

According to reports gathered the police and military personnel had been deployed to assist prison guards to foil the attempt by inmates to escape.

Watch the video below:

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