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Police Confirmed Killing Of NULGE Chief In Bayelsa

Police Confirmed Killing Of NULGE Chief In Bayelsa

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  The Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the killing of Mr Okaye Igali, the Southern Ijaw branch Chairman of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) by unidentified assassins. DSP Asinim Butswat, the spokesman of the State Police Command, confirmed the murder to newsmen Saturday in Yenagoa. “Igali ‘m’ age 53, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen, along Ayama Ijaw Road, Southern Ijaw LG on Friday. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the attack was a premeditated murder. The police Tactical Team have swung into action to arrest the culprits and investigation is ongoing,” Butswat said. Mr Elaye Warifagha, the Secretary, Community Development Committee (CDC) of Ayama-ijaw community told newsmen that the attack happened in daylight. “The attack hap
Police Sergeant Attacks Guardian Reporter At Bayelsa Gateway Checkpoint

Police Sergeant Attacks Guardian Reporter At Bayelsa Gateway Checkpoint

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A police sergeant attached to the Bayelsa State security outfit, nicknamed 'DOO AKPO', reportedly threw caution to the dogs when he brutalized a correspondent of the Guardian newspaper in the state, Mr Julius Osahon. BigPen Online learnt that the officer simply identified as Idus Emmanuel, with DOO AKPO vehicle number 082, on Tuesday beat up the journalist for daring to speak at a checkpoint where a vehicle he boarded was subjected to heavy scrutiny. Sergeant Idus was said to have slapped the journalist several time and also corked his service riffle threatening to shot him. The journalist, Osahon who has been on hospital bed since the incident which happened at the Igbogene end of the Bayelsa gateway, told newsmen in Yenageo on Friday that he has formally petitioned the Speci...
Ex-IYC Leader Escapes Alleged Herdsmen Attack In Delta, As Ijaw Youths Kick

Ex-IYC Leader Escapes Alleged Herdsmen Attack In Delta, As Ijaw Youths Kick

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  Former President of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Dr Chirs Ekiyor reportedly escaped death by the whiskey as suspected Fulani herdsmen on  Wednesday released volume of gun shots on his vehicle while on motion along the East West Road in Unenure bridge, near Ughelli, Delta state. BigPen Online learnt that Ekiyor, who was a former Commissioner in Delta state had earlier posted on his Facebook on Wednesday of how two armed herdsmen fired at his car. He was said to have escaped being hit by the bullet because the car conveying him was bullet proof. Reacting to development on Thursday, President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Eric Omare expressed deep worries about the degenerating security situation in the country. The two assailants sporadically shot into the car of Dr
Okowa Sets Up Central Coordinating Committee To Tackle Herdsmen Menace

Okowa Sets Up Central Coordinating Committee To Tackle Herdsmen Menace

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  Worried by the unabated menace of arms wielding Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has set up a central coordinating committee as part of interim measures to address the perennial clash between herdsmen, farmers and host communities in Delta state. The committee chaired by Secretary to the State Government ( SSG ), Mr Festus Ovie Agas would have representatives from the 25 local government councils in the state to be appointed by chairmen of the councils. The governor announced the setting up of the committee on Tuesday in Asaba while addressing stakeholders at a meeting involving Herdsmen, farmers, Community leaders and Heads of security agencies. Governor Okowa at the meeting directed the Chairmen of local government councils to set up special task force on se
Kidnapped DELSU Lecturer, Professor’s Son Regain Freedom

Kidnapped DELSU Lecturer, Professor’s Son Regain Freedom

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  Dr Boniface Anyanwu, a senior lecturer of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, kidnapped alongside a son of a professor has regain his freedom. Anyanwu, alongside Mr Nnamdi Nwachukwu, son of Professor Augustine Nwachukwu who was also kidnapped were found by a local hunter after they were left go by their captors. BigPen Online which had earlier reported the kidnap incident, gathered that the duo were sighted in chains at about 3:00 p.m Monday by a local hunter in a thick forest around Obiaruku. The hunter was said to have raised the alarm and sought the help of members of the vigilance group in the area who eventually rescued the victims. Recalled that Dr Anyanwu of the Department of Theatre Arts and Mr Nwachukwu were abducted at 2:00 a.m last Saturday and
Delta Poly Female Student Found Dead With Vital Organs Missing

Delta Poly Female Student Found Dead With Vital Organs Missing

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  The mutilated body of a female student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, who got missing after a birthday bash was found with all her vital organs cut off. Sources however hinted that suspected "Yahoo Plus" ritualists may have killed her and dumped the body along the Owhelogbo road where she was found dead. The incident, our source said happened on January 25th, 2018 after she left her hostel to celebrate her birthday with some male acquaintance at a popular bar in Ozoro. The deceased simply identified as Happiness, was an ND 1 student of the Science and Laboratory Technology (SLT) department. She was reportedly dating a "Yahoo boy" whom she allegedly went out with on the fateful night for her birthday bash but never returned. A source from the institution...
ASUU-DELSU Reacts Over Kidnapped Colleagues, Tasks Delta Govt On Rescue, Insecurity

ASUU-DELSU Reacts Over Kidnapped Colleagues, Tasks Delta Govt On Rescue, Insecurity

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  The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) Delta state University (DELSU),/Abraka chapter have tasked the Delta state Government on incessant kidnap incidence and rescue unharmed of a senior lecturer of the institution, Dr. Boniface Chukwuma Anyanwu and son of another lecturer, Nnamdi Nwachukwu, who were seized over the weekend by unknown gunmen. BigPen Online had earlier reported that the duo were seized by gunmen at about 3.00 am on Saturday, February 03, 2018 and taken away in the booth of the victim's car to unknown destination. Their whereabout remained unknown as at Monday when ASUU confirmed the abduction but the captors have since reach out to the victim's families demanding N10 million naira each for their release. In a statement on Monday, confirming the...
Fears, As Gunmen Kidnap Asthmatic DELSU Lecturer, Demand N20m Ransom

Fears, As Gunmen Kidnap Asthmatic DELSU Lecturer, Demand N20m Ransom

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A lecturer from the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Dr Boniface Anyanwu, and a son of another lecturer were reportedly kidnapped over the weekend in Obiaruku, Delta State. The incident which is causing grave fear among lecturers and students in the university community was confirmed on Monday after report says the lecturer is asthmatic and there are fears over his health status as he was kidnapped without allowing him to take his medication with him. Dr Anyanwu, a senior lecturer at DELSU said to be humble, harmless and loved by his students, was reportedly kidnapped from his Obiaruku home on Saturday at about 2:00 a.m. He was abducted along with the son of Professor Augustine Nwachukwu who was with him. The kidnappers had reportedly broken into Dr Anyawu’s house th
EFCC To Go After Officials Of Amnesty Office Over Alleged ‘Diversion’ Of N467m

EFCC To Go After Officials Of Amnesty Office Over Alleged ‘Diversion’ Of N467m

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  *As N'Delta Youths Petitions Nigeria's anti graft agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) may go after some officials of the Amnesty Office soon, owing to a petition from concerned youths from the Niger Delta region. A youth group under the auspices of "Serving and Leading Without Bitterness Initiatives" had petitioned the commission over alleged 'diversion' of education funds of the Amnesty office running into over N467million naira. In the petition filed before the EFCC, dated 1st of February, 2018 and made available to newsmen in Yenagoa, the group alleged that despite the performance of President Buhari's administration, fraudulent practices by some undisclosed officials will throw spanner into the wheel of progress in the amnesty office. The gr...
BREAKING! Senate Panel Grills IGP Behind Closed Down Over Benue Killings

BREAKING! Senate Panel Grills IGP Behind Closed Down Over Benue Killings

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  The Senate Panel mandated to probe the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the steps taken over killings in Benue State has commenced its work. The Senate had on Wednesday mandated the panel to find out from Idris why no arrest had been made concerning the killings. Lawmakers in the upper chambers of the nation’s National Assembly took the decision after Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, explaining the steps taken after the January killings in the State. After the letter was read, Senator Joshua Lidani, from Gombe State, raised a point of order calling the attention of the Senate to the continuous killing in Benue State despite the 14-day ultimatum given to the IG of Police. The Senate Committees on Police and