Residents of Danmusa Town, the administrative centre of Katsina State’s Danmusa Local Government Area, have expressed their profound sorrow over attacks on innocent people in the region.
In response to a recent attack in which a Divisional Police Officer’s (DPO) mother and brother perished, protesters took to the streets.
According to reports, the protesters set fire to several structures, including the home of a retired teacher who they claimed was a bandit as accomplice.
Katsina Riot- What actually transpired Although security personnel were said to have been sent to the area, it was also feared that the district head palace had been set on fire.
The local government chairman faked a peace agreement, allowing the bandits to enter the town, purchase whatever they wanted, and leave unharmed in exchange for their promise not to attack us. That peace agreement, he continued, “is a scam; it did not stop them from kidnapping for ransom and even killing victims.”
A second resident, who pleaded anonymity, identified the victims as Usman Lawal Karzaje and their mother, the younger brother of the DPO of a police station in the Dutsi local government.
Before now, in spite of the peace agreement, they abducted Alhaji Rabe Mainadi. After demanding a ransom, they broke his arm, and he has not yet fully recovered. “Secondly, they abducted Alhaji Mani’s son, demanded N10 million in ransom, and then killed the victim. These are only a few illustrations of the predicament we are in,” the source said. Police response on Katsina Riot At the time this report was filed, SP Gambo Isah, the Katsina police spokesperson, could not be reached for comment.
BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Customary Court Judge in Imo
By Gloria Ikibah
Unknown gunmen have shot dead Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta local government area of Imo State.
An eyewitness said that the gunmen, who arrived on motorcycles on Thursday and walked straight to the Customary Court while in session, dragged him out in the open, shot him and disappeared into the thin air.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The gunmen arrived on motorcycles, marched to his court and dragged him out despite the fact that he was sitting. They shot him, mounted their bikes and sped off while we all scampered to safety. Nobody hears a gunshot and stand to see the end.”
It was gathered that the late Judge was a 1991 Law graduate, who hailed from Nnebukwu community of Oguta local government area of the State.
A colleague of the deceased, Emperor Iwuala, in a terse statement on Friday confirmed the incident, saying: “My learned brother, His Worship, Nnaemeka Ugboma Chairman (Judge) Customary Court Ejemekwuru Oguta LGA Imo State was shot dead yesterday in court by yet-to-be identified persons. We are indeed in a perilous time.”
When contacted, the chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ugochukwu Allinor, also confirmed the killing.
The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Henry Okoye, however, told our Correspondent that he will respond shortly.
JUST IN: 16 years Boy Killed, Other Injured as gunmen bomb INEC office, police station in Anambra
By Gloria Ikibah
A 16-year-old boy has been killed, while a 15-year old girl sustained gunshot injury in a bomb attack at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and a police station in Ojoto and Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The hoodlums who carried the attack invaded the area at the early hours of Wednesday with four Seina vehicles, IEDs, petrol bombs and other explosives.
It was gathered that the boy died in the incident, while the female teenager who sustained gunshot injury has been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
Police spokesperson Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, and disclosed that security deployment had been reinforced in the state, while the situation is being monitored.
He said: “Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office and Nnobi Police Station.
“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Seina vehicles, armed with IEDs, Petrol bombs and other explosives, invaded the INEC office, the Police Station and the residential building in the station.
“Unfortunately, one boy aged 16 years a relative of a serving policeman in the station was murdered by the armed men while the other, a female aged 15 years old sustained a gunshot injury. She has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving treatment.
“The situation is being monitored and further details shall be communicated, please”.
BREAKING: Alleged Armed Herdsmen Kill DPO In Benue
By Onuwa Ehijene
Information reaching NaijaBlitzNews.com indicates that suspected armed Fulani herdsmen this evening blocked Makurdi Naka Adoka Ankpa Highway killing the Divisional Police officer in charge of Naka Division.
The late SP Mamud Abubakar with others are yet to be discovered as many were also injured in the Attack.
The report stated further that the armed herdsmen had blocked a portion of the highway at I’mande Orbiam village and attacking vehicles using the road and the policemen were drafted to clear the road leading to a gun dwell between the herdsmen and the police leading to the shooting of the DPO.
Benue state Command PPRO SP Sewues Anene confirmed the attack and killing of the DPO by the armed herdsmen.
In a statement , the CP Wale Abas has ordered the immediate deployment of tactical units to be led by CSP. Justin Gberindyer to the area, to bring the perpetuators of the attack to book, and to further prevent breakdown of law and order while ensuring that Makurdi -Naka road is accessible.
He assured the good people of Gwer-west LGA of his commitment to secure themselves while urging them to remain calm and assist the police with information that will assist the police in dealing with the armed herdsmen.
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