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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Housewife, Child In Osogbo

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A housewife, Mrs Tosin Olayinka, and her child have been abducted by unknown gunmen at Otaefun community, Osogbo, Osun State.

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The victims were said to be returning from a shop when they were abducted around 6pm on Tuesday.

A statement by Mayowa Fagbohungbe, the Public Relations Officer of the Union Baptist Church, Osogbo, where the victims used to worship, confirmed the incident.

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The church said the perpetrators of the crime had contacted the family and demanded N5m ransom.

The statement read, “The Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church Odi-Olowo Osogbo, Rev. Dr Sunday Adediwura Adeoye, wishes to announce that a committed member of the church of God, Mrs Olayinka Tosin Kayode, and her child were kidnapped by unknown gunmen around 6pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, around Otaefun/Kobongboe while returning home from her shop around the same axis.

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“Engr. Kayode Abayomi, the husband, has since been reached by the kidnappers who are requesting that N5m ransom be transferred to them through the account of his wife in their custody.

“We solicit the continued prayers and support of all and sundry while we believe in God Almighty that Mrs Olayinka Tosin Kayode and her child will regain their freedom and be reunited with their family and the church of God soon.”

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The spokesperson for the police in the state, Yemisi Opalola, said efforts were on to rescue the victims.

She said, “We are seriously on recovering both mother and child. We will reunite them with their family.”

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JUST IN: 16 years Boy Killed, Other Injured as gunmen bomb INEC office, police station in Anambra

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By Gloria Ikibah

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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”.

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BREAKING: Alleged Armed Herdsmen Kill DPO In Benue

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By Onuwa Ehijene

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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.

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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.

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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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SACRILEGE! Protest Rocks Ibadan Over Rape Of Woman In Mosque

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Some Muslim youths, scholars and organisations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, have staged a protest over alleged rape of a Muslim lady in one of the mosques in Ibadan.

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The woman was in ‘Niqob’ Purdah when the incident occurred, a source said.

A source said, “An unfortunate incident happened on Sunday in Ibadan, when the son of a road transport union sneaked into a mosque and raped a niqobite.

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“This then prompted the concerned Muslim leaders to stage the protest on Monday.”
The concerned Muslims were led in the protest by an Ibadan-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Amubieya.

Another source said that the suspect had been arrested.

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He said, “The thug who raped a niqobite (Muslim lady in veil) has been identified as Idris, also known as Kesari.

“He is the son of a union leader known as Al-Majiri. He was arrested by the police and the case has now been transferred to the State CID”.

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