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ENUGU — Police have arrested and are investigating a case of two brothers, Chima Nnamani and Michael Nnamani, for alleged involvement in serial raping of a nine-year-old minor within Enugu community. The two brothers, who are from the same biological parents, hail and live within the Akpawfu community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of...

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ABUJA — Security experts have called for an improved security system in the Nigerian Correctional Centres to prevent further jailbreaks in the country. The experts who speak at different instances with journalists said that the porous nature of the centres, indiscipline of officials as well as corruption in the system were contributory factors to the frequent jailbreaks in the country. The Director-General, International Institute of Professional Security, Dr. Tony Ofoyetan, said the centres should have...

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SOKOTO — The Sokoto State government on Tuesday announced the banning of “self-styled vigilante groups” whose alleged targeted killings in rural markets sparked reprisal attacks by bandits in some local government areas in the state. Recall that Illela and Goronyo Local Government Areas of Sokoto State were attacked that led to the death of 45 people. Governor’s spokesperson, Muhammad Bello, in a statement, said the government banned the groups in an effort to check the...

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ABUJA — A suspect, Dayabu Mohammed, 27, who hails from Soba council of Kaduna State, who allegedly runs errands for bandits in the Northeast and Northcentral parts of the country was among 32 others arrested for various alleged offences. Force spokesman Frank Mba said at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday said Mohammed was arrested on November 10 in Saminaka, Kaduna State, while conveying 250 rounds of live ammunition and five AK47 magazines to...

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JOS — Plateau State Controller of Nigeria Correctional Centre, Samuel Aguda, said 11 people died and 7 critically injured during the attack on Jos Correctional Facility on Sunday evening. Recall that the facility came under attack on Sunday evening by yet to be identified gunmen who reportedly stormed the centre in large numbers with sophisticated weapons. Aguda while updating journalists on the incident in his office, said 252 inmates are still at large, 10 were...

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ABUJA — The police have arrested a certain Abdullahi Usman, a senior immigration officer, for his alleged role in the invasion of Mary Odili’s residence. Weeks ago, an apartment belonging to a supreme court judge, Mary Odili was invaded by some security operatives in Abuja. The group had stormed the house with a search warrant issued by a magistrate court in Abuja over allegations of illegal activities happening at the house. However, the warrant presented...

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YOLA — Following students unrest on Monday in the College of Education, COE Hong in Adamawa state, authorities have closed down the college indefinitely. Students were asked to vacate with immediate effect, while staff to stay away from duty posts. According to a circular issued by the Deputy Registrar of the College Yusuf Usman that the closure followed students’ unrest which led to damages and looting of government properties. The circular directed all students to...

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ABUJA — Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has described the designation of bandits groups as acts of terrorism as a show of the federal government’s commitment to ending insecurity in the country. His statement is a reaction to the verdict of a federal high court judge on the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups. Following an ex-parte motion filed by the federal government through Mohammed Abubakar, director of public prosecution (DPP)...

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At least 371 out of the total 1,641 suspected kidnappers in Nigerian correctional centres have escaped within six months. The jailbreaks tracked occurred between March and October this year. A list obtained by Daily Trust Saturday from the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) revealed that the 371 kidnappers escaped from two correctional facilities in Imo and Oyo states. On October 23, 2021, gunmen invaded a correctional centre in Oyo and set free 837 inmates, out of which 104...

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JOS — About 11 persons were reportedly killed and 30 houses burnt down following an attack by gunmen on Ta’agbe community in Bassa LGA of Plateau state. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday. Uba Ogba, the police spokesperson in Plateau, confirmed the attack. He also affirmed that those officers have been deployed to restore calm in the area. Reacting to the attack, Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, said the criminals are bent...

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