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Shocking!!! Hoodlums attack, rob Ogun State Police Station

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The Ojodu Abiodun Police Station in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State was invaded by some youths on sunday.

The culprits reportedly broke into the cell of the station, freed detained suspects and carted away some valuables, including television sets and seized motorcycles and also destroyed cars that were parked beside the station.

 

According to reports, It was gathered that a team of policemen had raided a black spot in the Yakoyo area on Saturday, when they were confronted by some hoodlums.

The team was said to have responded with gunshots during which the victim, Dada Omotoye, who was relaxing in front of his house, was hit by a bullet.

He was said to have been rushed to a private hospital in the community.

On Sunday, some angry youths were said to have mobilised to a checkpoint along the Alagbole under bridge, but were repelled by the operatives on duty.

They allegedly regrouped in numbers and attacked the division around 1pm.

 

It was observed that glasses of the station’s windows had been shattered, while its charge room was in a shambles. An electricity box at the entrance of the charge room was also destroyed.

Windscreens and side glasses of four vehicles parked beside the division were vandalised. Two of the cars reportedly belonged to policemen at the station.

It was  also observed that broken bottles littered a section of the premises, while a television set was smashed by the station gate.

An armed officer said, “We were caught unawares. It was only the S.O. (Station Officer), one or two policemen and me that were at the station when they (the hoodlums) came. They were about 200.”

They entered my office and removed my television set,they  went to other offices and stole television sets and carted away some seized motorcycles on the premises. Their intention was to burn the station, but we were able to disperse them.”

 

 

 

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the shooting of the resident and attack on the division.

Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the perpetrators of the attack would be tracked down and brought to justice.

He said, “There is a black spot in that area, where hoodlums smoke Indian hemp and carry out all sorts of unlawful activities. There have been complaints from residents of the area. That was why the police went to raid the place. It was a raid, involving men from other divisions around the Ojodu Abiodun division, aimed at flushing out those hoodlums.

“In the process, the hoodlums attacked the policemen, throwing bottles and attacking them with cutlasses. A bullet ricocheted and hit somebody while the policemen were firing to scare the hoodlums away. The man sustained a minor injury and was taken to a hospital. He is responding to treatment. He is not among the hoodlums.

“Today (Sunday), the hoodlums moblised themselves and attacked the station. They damaged the station and stole some property. We have identified those behind that dastardly act and we will get them arrested. We will use them as a lesson to those who have the habit of attacking stations. It is an affront on the security agents and they will face the full wrath of the law. If any policeman errs, we have internal mechanism of dealing with them.”

The PPRO said the freed suspects had reported back to the station.

Source : ( Punch Newspaper )

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Buhari To Make National Broadcast At 7pm

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Buhari To Make National Broadcast At 7pm
Buhari To Make National Broadcast At 7pm

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast Thursday evening, following the escalation of violence in different parts of the country.

“Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, Buhari will make a national broadcast Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm,” President Buhari’s media adviser Femi Adesina said.

“Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast,” says Femi Adesina who is Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Lagos and most of Nigeria has been overrun by arsonists and hoodlums since soldiers opened live rounds on peaceful protesters on October 20, 2020.

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End SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

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End SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings
John Eneche

John Eneche

Major General John Eneche, the Nigerian defence director of information, has said that the reports about soldiers shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday are mere ‘allegations.’

Eneche said this during a media briefing in Abuja, where he also mentioned that the analysis of the shooting and video evidence available suggest that they may have been photoshopped.

In his words;

“I even got analysts. People that have analysed the various videos that were cropped and photoshopped put together. If not that I’m not permitted, I could have forwarded it to your Instagram”, he said.

Eneche added that he is not permitted to speak further on the incident so as not to compromise the outcome of the findings by the Commission of Enquiry already constituted by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In his words;

“We are dealing with major operations, anything outside this is what is called Operation MENSA, I may not want to go too much into Operation MENSA because it is not a major operation. We have nine Operations and other subsidiary Operations which I have been directed to focus.

“Operation MENSA is strictly under the policy directive of the various states we have them all over the country and it is the oldest of all Operations. For this Operation you have the Military, Navy Air Force, Civil Defence and the Police put together. So these Operations are still standing and running and I am aware that the state governments are using them in all these capacities, that is internal security, the level we are now is internal security and that is why the Police proactively came out and then deployed all their Force package that are necessary to handle that so that is where we are. So if there was anything and if it is true, why am I saying if it is true because up to this morning, I even called analysts who have analyzed videos that were photoshopped and put together, if not that I am not permitted, I would have forwarded it to you.

“The issue is not an operation that I can respond to. But I can tell you that it is an allegation for now, so let us not set the cart before the horse. If the matter was still open-ended I would have had I response for you but it is no longer open-ended, because immediately, not even up to five hours, before midnight the Governor of Lagos set up an Inquiry, so whatever we say now will not be fair to the Commission.”

Read Also: Sanwo-Olu Confirms Lekki Toll Gate CCTV Still Intact

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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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.

Also Read: “I don’t care about #EndSARS”- Edo state deputy governor’s son slams protesters

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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