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Two Suspected Thieves Burnt To Death By Angry Mob In Bayelsa

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Two suspected thieves were burnt to death by an angry mob in Bayelsa.

The two armed robbery suspects allegedly specialised in robbing Points of Sales (POS) business outlets in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

The men, who were in a Lexus SUV, reportedly stormed a POS-enabled cash centre at Green Villa in Biogbolo suburb of Yenagoa on Thursday, January 23.

They attempted to rob customers trying to deposit their money but the POS attendant raised alarm and the men were caught by passersby, beaten, butchered and burnt by the irate mob that gathered. Their get-away car was also burnt.

The police in the state have condemned the mob action leading to the deaths of the two suspects.

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Commissioner of Police in the state, Uche Anozia, has ordered an investigation and said that those responsible for the act will be arrested and prosecuted.

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Police Arrest Man Over Murder Of AEDC Official In Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested one Oputa Vitus in connection with the murder of staff of the Abuja Electrical Distribution Company (AEDC), Ibrahim Garba Haji.

Haji was allegedly stabbed with a knife by the suspect at Pasali, Kabusa Community in Abuja on Tuesday, while in the community on an official assignment.

Another staff of the AEDC who was with the late Haji at the time was also attacked and sustained injuries.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the FCT Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, they made the arrest following a distress call.

“The arrest was consequent upon a distress call received on 25th February, 2020 at about 1444hrs at Kabusa Division that the suspect armed with a knife inflict serious injuries on two AEDC staff who were deployed to the community on official assignment. The knife has been recovered as an exhibit.

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“As a result of the incident, one Ibrahim Garba Haji ‘m’ 50 years old a staff of AEDC, who was stabbed on the chest, was certified dead at the hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention. Meanwhile, the second victim is still on hospital admission.

“The Command has commenced a discreet investigation into the unfortunate incident and the suspect will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.”

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Police React As Taskforce Officials Reportedly Beat Man To Death In Rivers

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Tension mounts in Port Harcourt when a man was allegedly beaten to death by men of the state task force on street.

The man whose identity was not confirmed was suspected to be a Bureau de change operator near the Presidential Hotel.

Spokesman of the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the death, saying the matter was being investigated.

The coordinator of the task Force, Bright Amaewhule in an interview on Tuesday said his men had no hand in the man’s death, saying he slumped on his own and that his men took him to the nearby military hospital in the hope that he would be resuscitated.

Amaewhule said, “There is no truth in the rumour making the rounds that members of the state task force killed the man; my men had no hand whatsoever in that death; instead they came to offer help to the fainting man but were turned down by the deceased’s brothers around.

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“However, the man that died was not a money Bureau de change person, instead he runs a buka behind the refurbished presidential hotel bus stop along Aba Road, although we have been asking him to leave the place.”

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Igbo Group Gives 90 Days To S’East Govs To Launch Security Outfit

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An Igbo socio-cultural group has issued a 90 days ultimatum to the governors of the southeast zone to inaugurate their own regional security outfit.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Igbo National Council (INC) National President, Chilos Godsent while reading a communiqué after a meeting well attended by members from 20 states aid that the group also condemned what it described as the “naked cowardice exhibited by the governors of the South-East geopolitical zone on the failures to establish and officially inaugurate the highly-demanded South-East regional security outfit like their contemporaries in the North-West and South-West geopolitical zones.

“We wish to inform the people of the Igbo race that the proposed community policing by the IGP is meant to officially aid the framework for intelligence gathering and invasion of Igbo communities by the jihadist.

“On the foregoing, the Igbo National Council requests the governors of the South-East, South-South and North-Central geopolitical zones respectively as a matter of urgent necessity to establish and officially inaugurate their regional security outfits like the South-West (AMOTEKUN) and North-West (SEGE KA FASA) within 90 days from 29th February 2020 as a sign of patriotism and commitment to the security and welfare of their citizens,” part of the communiqué reads.

“We note that failure for the governors of the aforementioned geopolitical zones to adhere to this call, the self-determination groups in those geopolitical zones maybe compelled to take their destiny into their own hands in other to protect their citizens from the rampaging Fulani jihadist.

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“On the above, INC, therefore, requests the Federal Government to reopen the southern border or otherwise close the porous northern borders where too many smuggling activities have been taking place since the politically-motivated closure of the southern borders.

“Finally, the Igbo National Council wishes to advise the leadership of Miyetti Allah in Nigeria to urge its members who now camp in many forests in South-East and South-South geopolitical zone to immediately vacate those forests or regret their deviancy,” Godsent stated.

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