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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday morning, hijacked a 14-seater commercial bus after killing the driver and two passengers in Rivers State. The incident occurred within Rumuekpe, in Elele-Ndele axis of East West Road, in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

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It was gathered that the bandits were responsible for violent crimes perpetrated along Elele-Ndele in Emohua, and other neighbouring community along the East-West road. According to reports, the suspected kidnappers hijacked a Navy-Blue Hiace bus belonging to Agofure Motors after shooting sporadically at the vehicle and occupants.The gunmen then abducted the rest of the occupants after killing the driver and two other passengers.

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A commuter on the Elele-Port Harcourt stretch of the East-West Road, where the incident occurred, said: “It did not happen far from Elele Junction. gunmen “They were apparently the usual robbers and kidnappers, who have again made the Elele-Emohua stretch of the East-West Road a daily nightmare for drivers and travelers. “They came from the bush at about 9a.m. onto the road and shot the driver when he refused to stop. They pursued him as he struggled with his bullet wounds to drive the bus to safety, until he gave up. Gunmen kill policeman, snatch riffle “Ironically, when the hoodlums got to where he was able to drive the fully-loaded bus to, they disappeared when they realized he was dead. “Normally, they would mobilize the driver to divert the vehicle and all occupants into the surrounding bush, where they can rob, rape, kill or hold victims hostage for ransom.”

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An eyewitness, Sinachi, claims that only one woman was allowed to go because she has a bad leg. The spokesman of Rivers State police command, Nnamdi Omoni, is yet to confirm the incident.

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It would be recall that a Policeman was allegedly shot dead two days ago around Jeffia estate area of PTI road, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State with his rifle snatched by his assailants. gunmen. An eyewitness said the gunmen were driving in a Toyota Corolla vehicle when they ran into the Policeman before opening fire on him. They immediately went for his rifle when he slumped.

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The source said: “The armed robbers drove through the Jefia Estate from Uti Road to link PTI Road because of the gridlock at DSC Roundabout, which is caused by the speed bumps when they fired at the MOPOL man on guard. “The officer was with his service rifle when the hoodlums shot him on his chest and one of the robbers rushed to collect it and zoomed off. He died almost immediately at the spot.” Meanwhile a Police officer who did not want his name in print confirmed the incident, saying security operatives were on the trail of the hoodlums.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Looting spree in Osun, as hoodlums break into government, private property

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Hoodlums in Osun State on Saturday, went berserk moving round some communities been breaking into government and private property looting valuables.
The hoodlums were brandishing different types of weapons including guns, cutlasses, axes, and clubs scaring away residents while the looting lasted.
The looting spree which commenced around 8 am was witnessed in Osogbo, the state capital, Ikirun, Ede, Ilobu, and Iwo, where Local Government Secretariats and individuals homes were vandalised and looted.
Iwo, Olorunda, Irepodun local government Secretariats were vandalised and looted while there was no presence of security personnel, except for a few Military personnel, who were overwhelmed by the hoodlums.
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In Osogbo, the hoodlums having looted the Olorunda local government Secretariat headed to Tuns International Farms along Ikirun road where the offices were vandalised before heading to the House of the Senate Spokesperson, Ajibola Basiri at the Government Reservation Area, Oke-Fia, vandalised the building and looted property within.
One of his aides who confirmed the incident, Adebayo Bello said the Senator’s wife, Habiba had to leave the building through the back door when the hoodlums arrived.
“It is unfortunate that the Senator’s wife, Habiba escaped from the house through the backdoor to avoid being attacked. The house was vandalised and many properties looted at the same time, the hoodlums perpetrated the looting for over an hour”, he said.
Also in Ikirun, the house of the lawmaker representing Ifelodun/Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Afolabi Rasheed was also looted and vandalised.
One of his aides, Oladimeji Safiu said the looted motorcycles and Generating sets were just delivered and meant for an empowerment scheme for the constituents.
“I just recently took delivery of 27 motorcycles and 17 generating sets meant for empowerment for the people of the constituency. Unfortunately, all of it was looted and in addition, the hoodlums looted the house and carted away dress belonging to the lawmaker and his wife, as well as chairs, dining table freezers, and shoes among many other personal belongings”, he said.
In Ilobu, Irepodun local government headquarters, houses of the former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuf, the lawmaker representing Irepodun/Orolu state constituency at the House of Assembly, and that of the Council Chairman, Anthony Oyedeji were also looted.
Oyedeji, who confirmed the incident said he was informed of the impending attack and when he could not get help from the police, he had to evacuate his family from the house to avoid being killed.
He said the entire house was ransacked as even cooking and eating plates were looted.
“For me, I believe this is a coordinated, deliberate attack on APC members in and out of government. Since the wanton destruction and looting began, it was only targeted at APC members. Hon Lasun’s house was looted and many valuables carted away, the house of Chief Sola Akinwumi was vandalised and the APC Secretariat was also affected”, he said.
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Other places reportedly attacked by the hoodlums include Osun APC State Secretariat, Governor Oyetola Campaign office, and the constituency office of the lawmaker representing Irepodun/Orolu/Osogbo/Olorunda federal constituency, Hon Bukola Oyewo all in Osogbo.
Also, the farm of Senator Adelere Oriolowo in Iwo and the house of Hon. Kamil Oyedele at Orolu was also attacked.
However, the state Government has re-imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew on the state to tame the growing wanton destruction and looting of government and private property in the state.

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Hoodlums invade Ibadan senator’s residence, cart away 300 motorcycles

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Some hoodlums in Ibadan , the Oyo State capital, hiding under the # EndSARS protest , broke into the Oluyole Ibadan residence of the representative of the Oyo Central senatorial district in the National Assembly , Senator Teslim Folarin , located at Oluyole Estate , Ibadan , on Saturday .
It was gathered that the hoodlums shattered the entrance doors and windows of the politician carting away some of his personal effects worth millions of naira .
The serving Senator confirmed the incident on Fresh 105 .9 FM on Saturday during a telephone interview .
Folarin stated that no fewer than 300 motorcycles, deep freezers , and food items, which were meant for the empowerment of his constituents , were looted .
He said, “ I am relieved because no life was lost . ” He , however, did not confirm if the matter had been reported to the police or not.
When visited some youth who are loyal to the politician were seen around the property . They were unwilling to speak with our correspondent. However, some of them were seen threatening to deal with whoever dared to attack the residence againThe Police Public Relations Officer , Oyo State Command, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident during a telephone interview with our correspondent, said , “ The Divisional Police Officer , Oluyole , is fully aware of the development and the matter is being investigated.
“ We shall be able to give the detail on the circumstance surrounding the incident after the investigation has been concluded. ”

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