The Police Command in Lagos State, said it rescued a man from jungle justice while in possession of his five years old dead son.
The incident took place at Tarminal 1, Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, as the man was on his way to bury the dead son.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.
Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Sunday at about 10.20 p.
m. at the ever busy Oshodi bus stop.
He said that the Makinde police division got information that some suspects were seen with a dead child and some members of the public wanted to carry out jungle justice on them.
The PPRO said that following the information, the police team immediately moved to the scene and the suspects were rescued.
“Upon interrogation, one of the suspects, the father of the dead child disclosed that the child suddenly fell ill at midnight and died at about 5.00 a.
m. on Sunday before he could be taken to the hospital.
“”Following the sudden death, family members advised that the corpse should be brought home to their village in Ebonyi for burial.
“He disclosed further that he and three other relatives came to the terminal, bought tickets in preparation for the journey when suspecting passer-by accused them of carrying a dead child,” he said.
The PPRO said that the police contacted the bereaved mother of the child for further proof and she confirmed and corroborated her husband’s claims.
Hundeyin said that the case was incidented, while the corpse was deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
He said that the suspects were in safe and protective custody, while he urged members of the public to avoid bringing dangerous suspicion on themselves.
Some youths in llorin on Saturday embarked on a rally supporting the Peter Datti presidential ambition, after an initial hiccup with security operatives.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group, made up mainly of youths, trooped out enmass wuth branded T-shirts and posters of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, gathered at the Stella Obasanjo Hall, along Ajase-Ipo road in Ilorin.
Some security agents, including officers of the Police, were also noticed in the area in large number engaging the organisers of the rally and some participants.
After a long discussion, the youths were later allowed to march towards Offa-Garage roundabout area.
Speaking with newsmen, Mr Aloysius Nwora, the Kwara Coordinator of the Coalition of Obi Support Groups, said the rally was in solidarity with the political aspiration of Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra.
“We are having a health walk in solidarity for our principals, Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti.
“The essence of this rally is to counter what is happening in social media or media generally that Obi has no structure.
“We want to clear those saying such that Obi has a structure and we are the structure.
“They said Labour Party has no structure; we agree with them because we are not politicians, but individuals with a passion to make a change in the country through ballot revolution.
On the chances of in the 2023 General Elections, the coordinator said: “I am not a member of Labour Party and I can’t speak for them, but I can speak for the movement.
“This movement has covered the whole 16 local government areas in Kwara state alone and same in other states in Nigeria.
“Masses and youths, in particular, are our real structure and you can see it with the level of turnout today,” he said.
On the altercation with the security operatives, he explained that the group sought approval from the police to avert possible hijack of the peaceful rally.
“Just as we all know the country has been hijacked, we fully wrote to the security agencies to inform them about this rally, but unfortunately early this morning we got information that we should not hold the rally.
“We insisted that this is a peaceful rally, not a political campaign and here we are, although, this can serve as a discouragement to some people that have not come here this morning.
“But, I believe they would soon be joining us as we are marching on.
We have put in every arrangement for this rally and regret the little delay that occurred,” he said.
Also speaking, Mr Omoniyi Idowu, the state Coordinator for Peter Obi Youth Vanguard and Secretary for the Coalition of Peter Obi in Kwara, said “we are only here for solidarity rally because as our slogan, we are Obidiently useful.
“We are not here to disturb the peace of the people in the state.
“The presence of police officers in numbers is just to intimidate us because I was one of the persons that signed the letter submitted to the security agencies to intimate them about this rally today.
“I along with others were with police on Sept. 21 for interrogation, although police boss told us that Kwara state is not ready for campaign but we told them that what we are doing is not a campaign but solidarity rally for a man we believe in.
“Police boss kept saying Kwara is not ready for campaign and we kept telling him that it is rally not campaign.
“You can see from what is written on my T-shirt, Support Peter Datti, it is not vote for Peter Datti.
“So there is no basis for the police officers to be blocking us not to hold support rally for our man,” he said.
Reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Okasanmi Ajayi said “we saw them gathered, they claimed they want to march for Peter Obi of Labour Party.
“Like we all know that it’s not yet time for campaign and we have report that the time is not ripe for this type of rally in Kwara.
“That is why the Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama, called their leaders and addressed them but they had already gathered and nothing we can do at this stage again than to guide them and ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order.
“That is why you see a lot of policemen here.
I can tell you that so far, they have done their talks and they have been asked to go, because it’s not yet a time for campaign.
“They also said it is not a campaign but solidarity rally, that is why we are preventing them from moving beyond this area.
“Although it’s their right to move but what we are saying is that the security report does not permit such movement to certain areas because we have other groups doing other things along the area they intend to march to, like ‘Post Office and Taiwo.
“It could lead to commotion and we don’t want to give chance to anything that would lead to breakdown of law and order,” said the PPRO.
The Police Command in Sokoto State has scheduled Sept. 28, for the commencement of screening of successful applicants for the 9th Regular Course Intake of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano state.
This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sanusi Abubakar on Wednesday in Sokoto.
According to Abubakar, the exercise is an automated screening for physical and credentials to the applicants who successfully completed their online application for the course.
“The screening will commence on Sept. 28, to Oct. 1 at the Command’s Headquarters, by 8:00 a.
“Therefore all successful applicants should take note of basic screening requirements that include evidences of fitness and good character from government hospital and village head respectively.
“Also they are to come alone with indigene certificate, National Identity slip, original and photocopy of credentials, Birth certificate printout of application form and invitation slip,” he said.
The PPRO added that any applicant who failed to present the items specified would not be considered for the exercise.
In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Muhammed Gumel, advised applicants to be wary of criminal elements who might want to take undue advantage of the exercise to perpetrate scam.
Gumel restated that the recruitment process was free without any pecuniary obligations and warned that anyone found wanting would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Kwara Police Command has rescued a woman and her son who were kidnapped, after an intensive search and rescue operation by the command’s tactical teams, supported by vigilante and hunters.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Okasanmi Ajayion disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin.
“On Sept. 13, at about 11:20 p.
m., a kidnap occurred in Shao, where one Afusat Lawal and her son, Taofeek Lawal were abducted and carried away,” he stated.
Ajayi said that the kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims.
The PPRO said that the kidnappers opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted.
He said that during exchange of fire, two of the kidnappers suffered gunshot injuries and were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where they were confirmed dead.
“Consequently, their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy,” he said.
He said that exhibits recovered from the kidnappers were one Honda Accord Saloon Car with registration number, LAGOS GJ 52 LSR, one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money.
He however said that effort had been intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution.
Ajayi confirmed that the rescued victims had reunited with their family after being certified medically stable.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Jigawa has urged motorists to exercise caution on the Ringim-Sintilmawa road in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC spokesman in the state, CSC Adamu Shehu, n Dutse on Wednesday.
Shehu said the call became imperative to alert the motoring public as the road at the edge of the bridge is on the verge of collapse.
”This is to inform the motoring public especially heavy duty trucks and those driving at night to exercise caution while driving through Ringim-Sintilmawa bridge, situated at Yakasawa village, 3km to Ringim Local Government Area that the road at the edge of the bridge is at the verge of collapse.
“The bridge serves as a link between Ringim and the Jigawa State Capital, Dutse.
It also connects some neighbouring towns and villages including Chai-Chai, Chamo, Yargaba.
Jahun and Aujara from the east and Gaya and Wudil LGA’s in Kano state from the West. “Alternative routes should be used by motorists as the situation may worsen at any given time,” Shehu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three days ago, the Police in the state, warned motorists of the clear and present dangers of travelling on roads submerged by flood across the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Lawan Shiisu, the call was imperative to alert the motoring public on the dangers, and the need for them to exercise caution while plying such flooded roads.
The police warned the general public that, Sakuwawa-Hantsu-Gujungu road and bridge have been submerged by flood and advised motorists, especially heavy duty vehicle drivers to seek alternative routes, while commercial drivers were further warned to avoid overloading their vehicles.
While calling on parents and guardians to monitor their wards against swimming in open water bodies, the police also urged residents to stay away from flood and desist from approaching flooded areas to avoid drowning.
NAN also reports that over about 69 persons were killed, scores injured and hundreds displaced due to the ravaging flood across the state.
Many roads and bridges linking various communities were either submerged or damaged by the flood.
The Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Sani Yusif, had earlier confirmed that many households had been displaced by the disaster since the start of the 2022 rainy season.
Yusif said the displaced persons took refuge in schools and other public buildings, while the state government set up 11 temporary camps to accommodate the affected persons.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa said on Tuesday that five people were injured from a suspected smuggled gas that exploded in Babura Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman of the NSCDC, CSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse aded that the explosion also damaged shops and houses.
Also, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident.
He said that 17 shops and five houses were damaged by the inferno caused by the explosion.
NSCDC spokesman Shehu in his account said that the incident occurred on Monday at about 9.00 p.
m., after security operatives on stop-and search- in the area flagged down a truck conveying 25 gas cylinders.
He alleged that the driver of the truck refused to stop why being pursued by the operatives, resulting in one of the cylinders falling off the truck and catching fire immediately.
The spokesman added that the vehicle was coming from Tinkim town in Magarya LGA of Niger Republic and was heading toward Hadejia LGA of Jigawa.
He said that the victims were currently receiving treatment at the Babura General Hospital.
Similarly, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, also confirmed the incident.
Shiisu said that the vehicle was being pursued by a team of operatives from the Nigerian Customs Border Drill No. 12, while transporting the gas from Niger Republic.
He added that 17 shops and five houses were damaged by the inferno caused by the explosion.
The Police Command in Plateau has confirmed the abduction of Rev. Bung Dong at Ganawuri community, Riyom Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Jos.According to Alabo, the cleric was abducted on Sunday night, alongside one Mr James Mann, who was later rescued.
Mann is the Principal of Government Secondary School Bum in Ganawuri and younger brother of the state Chief Judge, Justice David Mann.Alabo, however, said that the command had deployed armed men to the area to track down the criminals and rescue the victim.
Meanwhile, Mr Song Moro, President, Atten Youths Movement, said that the community had been experiencing serious security challenges for a while.
According to him, no fewer than four persons have been abducted in the area recently.
He confirmed that Mann was rescued by members of the vigilante group in the community from the hands of his abductors.
Moro said that the abductors were demanding a ransom of N20 million for the release of the cleric.
Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) has confirmed the deaths of some of his personal and security aides during Sunday attack on his convoy.
Ubah’s convoy was attacked around Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu Market axis of Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra on its way to Nnewi his country home on Sunday night.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that gunmen opened fire on the convoy and left many members of the convoy dead including other persons at the scene of the incident.
The senator, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Awka, said the assassins killed one Obum Ikechukwu and Goodness Mathias.
Ubah added that some of his security aides from the Police and Department of State Services were also killed.
DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Anambra State Command, confirmed the incident but did not give the figure of the victims.
‘’The Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng visited the scene and there were blood stains at the place indicative of the fact that the attack was bloody, but to give the number I cannot say anything on that.
Police in Anambra have confirmed Sunday night’s attack on Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South Senatorial District by identified gunmen.
The incident which took place in Enugwu Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state, claimed the lives of some of the convoy, while Ubah narrowly escaped the bullets of the suspected assassins.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra who confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Awka on Sunday, described the incident as unfortunate and sad.
He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng had already led operatives to the scene of the attack around Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu market area.
The PPRO said though details of the incident was still sketchy, operatives were on ground while the situation was being monitored.
He said that further details would be communicated to the public.
Also Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of the state has condemned in strong terms, the attack on Ubah’s convoy.
Soludo’s condemnation is contained in a statement by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime.
The governor said government his administration was fully determined to wipe out every act of criminality in the state.
He described the attack as the “last ditched-effort of a sinking boat” by criminal elements in the state.
He reassured the people that all security agencies were on full alert to fish out the perpetrators of the henious attack who would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Soludo commiserates with Ubah and families of his aides killed as well as the State Commissioner of Police, for the policemen who also lost their lives.
Mr Kameh Ogbonna, media assistant to Ubah, had in a statement said the senator was able to escape the terror because of the bullet proof vehicle he was riding in.
“If not for the bullet proof jeep the senator was ridding in, he would have been dead by now.
“We were passing Enugwu Ukwu junction when they hit us from all sides and as I speak with you Obum, the special aide to the senator is dead.
“About seven security operatives were hit by the assassins bullet,” he stated.
The Commissioner of Police, Zamfara Command, CP Kolo Yusuf, has sought the support of the Brigade Commander, 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Gusau, Brig.-Gen. C.
A Baushe, in the fight against banditry.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, on Wednesday in Gusau.
Shehu said Yusuf spoke during a familiarisation visit to the brigade headquarters.
The PPRO said the visit was part of Yusuf’s effort to improve synergy with stakeholders and sister security agencies in the state.
The CP, according to Shehu, expressed appreciation to the brigade commander for the warm reception accorded him during the visit.
Yusuf said he was at the brigade to seek support in sustaining the war against banditry and other criminality in the state.
The brigade commander thanked the CP for the visit and praised him for the good work he had started in the state.
Baushe urged the CP to sustain the `tempo and pledged to support the police and other security agencies to restore law and order in all parts of the state.
Yusuf was accompanied by DC Operations, DCP Dauda Mamman and other senior officers.