Gunmen kill three policemen, five civilians in Delta, Benue

…sack police headquarters,steal weapons   Bandits have killed at least three policemen and five civilians in Delta and Benue states. Two of the policemen were killed yesterday by suspected sea pirates in Army camouflage invaded the Aboh Divisional Police Headquarters in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State. It was learnt that another policeman was shot and left in coma. He is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital while others escaped with bullet wounds. The gunmen, a top police source at the command headquarters in Asaba said, stormed the…

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BREAKING: Gunmen kill 14 Persons in Jos (PHOTOS)

There is serious tension in Jos, the Plateau State Capital following the killing of 14 persons by unknown gunmen on Thursday night along Rukubu Road. Among those killed were nine members of a family and while five others were also killed. The gunmen were said to have invaded the Rukubu Road community linking the Rukuba Barracks at about 8 pm, local time, shooting at random. The Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Matthias Terna while contacted told New Telegraph that he will get back to our reporter with details…

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Gunmen kill 21 in Zamfara

‘Herders kill 3,560 in Benue, Plateau’   Bandits have killed about 21 people at Badarawa village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. A witness, Malam Usman Sani, said the gunmen, who stormed the village about 2a.m. on Wednesday, started shooting at anybody on sight. According to him, more than 21 people were killed in the process while numerous others were seriously injured. A health official in Shinkafi Local Government headquarters said many bodies from the affected village were conveyed to the General Hospital. He said 12 people, some…

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Gunmen kill ex-councilor in Delta

Gunmen on Tuesday shot dead, a former councilor in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta, Mr Blessing Oguori. The Commissioner of Police in Delta, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, confirmed the development in an interview with newsmen in Warri. Mustafa said the incident occurred on Monday at Osubi Road in the Okpe Local Government Area of Delta. He said that investigations had commenced, adding: “we are looking for the suspects whose identites are known”. Witnesses said that the deceased was with the son of one Newton Agbofodo and that the…

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Gunmen kill Plateau Speaker’s Driver, JUTH Security

Azi Magaji, the Plateau House of Assembly Speaker’s head driver, and Edward Ankpa, a security officer with Jos University Teaching Hospital have been murdered by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. DSP Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos, on Sunday. According to the PPRO, the duo were killed on Saturday night in Zarazong Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. He said: “Last night, at about 9 p.m., we received a distress call that there were gunshots at…

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Abductors of Kaduna pastor’s wife reduce ransom to N500,000

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who killed a Kadunabased cleric, Rev. Hosea Akuchi and abducted his wife, Mrs Talatu Akuchi, have reduced the ransom placed on her from N5 million to N500, 000. A family source told journalists in Kaduna yesterday that the kidnappers told them they would not collect anything less than N500,000. In the same vein, the police authorities in Kaduna revealed that they are doing everything possible to rescue her alive. The family source who did not want his name in print said they have been thrown…

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Gunmen kill reverend, abduct wife in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers yesterday killed a pastor, Rev Hosea Akuchi, and abducted his wife, Talatu, at Guguma community, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis. The incident occurred at the Nasara Baptist Church, Guguwa, where the cleric was in charge near Rigasa Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Rigasa is within the same community where four policemen were killed recently. The kidnappers were said to have shot the pastor point blank and went away with his wife. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident.…

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Zamfara State under siege: Bandits kill 3,000, destroy 2,000 houses, burn 500 cars

           …500 kidnapped for ransom Emir: We need solutions, not sympathy The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives and destruction of over 2,000 homes in the past seven years. Also, the bandits have burnt over 500 cars while 500 people were kidnapped for ransom within the same period. The state government has spent N17 billion on fighting the problem. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, made the disclosure yesterday in Gusau at a town hall meeting, organised by the Nigerian Bar Association…

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Gunmen attack bus, kill one, injure three

At least one person was killed while three others sustained varying degrees of injury when militants attacked a passenger bus at Ikot Mkporikpo portion of the Abak-Iwukem Road in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Odiko Macdon Ogbeche, confirmed the incident, saying they were on the trail of the perpetrators with a view to bringing them to justice. In the same vein, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Etim Ekpo, Charman Dore, explained that the “the militants…

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Gunmen kill five persons in Plateau

Police yesterday confirmed the killing of five persons at a jungle behind Calvary Ministries Headquarters on Rukuba Barracks Road in Jos, Plateau State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev, said on Tuesday, about 8.30p.m., the command received information that four people were attacked at Gravity, a popular place at Rafiki area of Rukuba Road in Jos. He said: “Immediate the information was received, the command mobilised operatives to move to the area. On arrival, we discovered that four people lost their lives. “We discovered at…

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