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Egwu Eke: Army Vows To Continue Operation In Abia, Southeast, Overrules Governor, GOC

Egwu Eke: Army Vows To Continue Operation In Abia, Southeast, Overrules Governor, GOC

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The Nigeria Army has vowed to continue the Operation Python Dance in Abia State and other Southeastern part of the country. Reports earlier say the army will be withdrawing troops from the South East States as credited to the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army. Reacting to the report however, in a statement signed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, the Army declared that it will ensure the logical completion of (Python Dance) EGWU EKE II in Abia and the 5 South-East States. “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to some stories in the media that it is withdrawing its troops from Exercise EGWU EKE II, crediting such information to Abia State Governor and the General
Gov. Lalong Imposes Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew In Jos Over Hausa, Igbo Clash

Gov. Lalong Imposes Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew In Jos Over Hausa, Igbo Clash

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos over reported clash between Hausa and Igbo indigenes in the state’s capital. The was contained in a statement by Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Lalong, Emmanuel Nanle Samuel, who also said that the governor was dismayed at the tension that was building up in the state. According to the statement, “Consequently, the governor has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6am) within the Greater Jos-Bukuru Metropolis, until further notice. The deployment of security personnel to all flash points within the metropolis has also been directed to ensure compliance with the curfew order and to avert any further breach of law and order. “The governor wishes to
ARMY Vs IPOB: Crisis Erupts In Jos, As Hausa, Igbo Clash

ARMY Vs IPOB: Crisis Erupts In Jos, As Hausa, Igbo Clash

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Latest information indicates that an ethnic clash has engulfed Northern Nigeria between the Hausa and Igbo communities in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The crisis followed the military offensive against Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in the Southeastern part of Nigeria where the army is conducting an operation codenamed "python dance". Daily Times reports that several people have been injured along Rwang Pam street, an area said to be dominated by Igbos, after some Hausas tried to avenge the “killings” in SE around Chobe/Atili and Rwang Pam streets, and Ahmadu Bello Way. The newspaper report that police and other security officials are trying to arrest the situation. Details later... [Widget_Twitter id ="1"
Paris Club Refund: NGO To EFCC: Commence Probe Of State Govs Now; As Delta Govt, Allegedly ‘Diverted’ N3bn

Paris Club Refund: NGO To EFCC: Commence Probe Of State Govs Now; As Delta Govt, Allegedly ‘Diverted’ N3bn

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been call upon to immediately set up machinery to investigate alleged 'diversion' of billions of naira by state governments from the Paris Club Refund released to them by the Federal Government. National Coordinator of non-governmental organization, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, made this call on Thursday during an interview session with members of NUJ Warri Correspondents Chapel, in Warri, Delta state. He said, specifically, that the Delta State Government is the number one culprit of the alleged 'diversion' of the funds. This is coming barely few days after President Muhammadu Buhari while meeting with members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers at the new Banquet ha...
BREAKING: Ikpeazu Declares 3-days Curfew In Aba

BREAKING: Ikpeazu Declares 3-days Curfew In Aba

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has declared three days curfew in the commercial city of Aba, following the outbreak of skirmishes between some groups in the State, especially Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with men of the Nigerian Army. The Governor in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday, said the state for the past few days has been the focus of security searchlight over the development saying that government had observed the frenzy of activities of members of IPOB within Afara – Umuahia, the ancestral home of the leader of IPOB for some months now. According to him, the state government is equally aware of the recent proclamation by the Nigerian Army of Operation Python Dance II within the South – East geopolitical region of Nigeria. The operation as declare
Four UBA Staff In Police Net Over N25m Bullion Van Robbery

Four UBA Staff In Police Net Over N25m Bullion Van Robbery

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The Delta Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four staff of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Asaba main branch, following last Tuesday’s robbery attack on a bullion van along the Benin-Asaba road. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Asaba. Aniamaka said that the arrest of the bank workers followed investigation into the bullion van attack which left a policeman fatally wounded and the sum of N25 million carted away. “The command has arrested one Amina Oyewole, the Cash Management Officer of UBA Branch 1 Asaba, the Chief Security Officer as well as two drivers. “The suspects were arrested by the Police following an armed robbery attack which occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 5, between Otulu and Ubulu-Okiti, alo
Kidnapping, Other Social Vices Have Reduce In Delta – Okowa

Kidnapping, Other Social Vices Have Reduce In Delta – Okowa

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Kidnapping and other social vices which hitherto, were major security challenges in Delta State have drastically reduce in the state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said. The Governor stated this while addressing journalists on the outcome of State Security Council meeting held on Wednesday in Warri, the commercial nerve centre of the state. Addressing newsmen after the meeting attended by Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro with heads of different security agencies in the state, the Governor however expressed worried that activities of oil bunkerers are still on despite several destruction of their facilities by security operatives. He said that measures have been put in place to curtail the activities of oil thieves in the state. "Every two weeks, we sit with securi...
JTF Boss, Other Security Brass Involve In Major Maritime Mishap In Cross Rivers State

JTF Boss, Other Security Brass Involve In Major Maritime Mishap In Cross Rivers State

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The Commander of Operation Delta Safe, OPDS, Rear Admiral Apochi Sulaiman alongside Commander, Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS "Victory"), Commodore Sali Isa Daju Jibrin and other top security officers on Tuesday escaped death by the whiskey as a jetty they were walking on collapse, injuring a few of them in Ikang, Akpabuyo Local Government Area, Cross River State.  Security sources said that besides the JTF's boss, Component Commanders of Operation Delta Safe, Commander Sector 4 alongside other Senior Officers and soldiers, fell into the Ikang River as a result of the complete collapse of the Jetty at about 10:00am. Confirming the development, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi said that the incident happened during the Operation Safety Check (3), which
PHOTOS: 7 MAPOLY Students In EFCC’s Net For Internet Fraud

PHOTOS: 7 MAPOLY Students In EFCC’s Net For Internet Fraud

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Seven students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta, suspected to have obtained money under false pretense, possessed forged documents and allegedly committed offences bordering on conspiracy have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Lagos Zonal Office. The suspects, said to be living flamboyantly, were allegedly involved in internet scam, forgery of financial instruments and lottery scam, among others. The identified suspects including Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni are studying various courses in the institution. They were arrested alongside, Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez Olayinka, Babatunde Ajala, O...
Police Officer Who Killed Guest At Delta Burial Ceremony Dismiss

Police Officer Who Killed Guest At Delta Burial Ceremony Dismiss

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A mobile police officer, who allegedly shot dead a 32-year-old man, Mr. Fred Ejovwokoghene-Igueride, during a burial ceremony at Emede in Isoko South Council Area of Delta State, Sergeant Habila Samaila, has been dismissed. Ejovwokoghene-Igueride a father of two, was shot dead while trying to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, one Chief Johnny Aribogha on Saturday 19th August 2019. Sergeant Samaila, who was attached to 33 PMF Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, was dismissed on Tuesday by the Delta State Police Command on grounds of professional misconduct and murder of the deceased. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed Samaila’s dismissal in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday. The command while expressing condolences to t