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Tragedy Strikes Oju Township: Father, son, and trader perish in well accident

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A somber atmosphere enveloped Oju Township in Benue State as a routine task turned fatal for a father, son, and a Hausa trader, who lost their lives in a tragic well accident.

According to reports gathered by DAILY POST, the incident unfolded when Mr. Matthew Iji, popularly known as Matthew Ekpengbe, a well-known car washer in the area, sent his teenage son to fetch water from a nearby well. Tragically, during the task, the fetcher slipped from the boy’s grasp and fell into the well.

Eyewitnesses recounted that the boy, aged around 15-16 years old, attempted to retrieve the fetcher but met a tragic end inside the well. In a desperate bid to save his son, Mr. Iji rushed to the scene but succumbed to the same fate.

Adding to the distressing turn of events, a Hausa trader, who intervened to help recover the bodies, also lost his life in the process.

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The bodies of the victims were swiftly transported to Holy Cross Hospital, Oju, where the Chief Medical Director, Joseph Ona, made valiant efforts to resuscitate them, unfortunately to no avail.

Speculations swirled among bystanders, with many suggesting that the accident bore the hallmarks of a mysterious occurrence. Some attributed it to potential contamination from nearby oil spillage, given the proximity of the well to a filling station.

Despite the tragic loss, observations of the victims’ bodies did not indicate signs of drowning, raising further questions about the nature of the incident.

As the community grapples with the shock of the triple tragedy, investigations are underway to unravel the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking event.

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Video: Showing love and concern at appropriate time of need

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A video clip has emerged online showing how passengers appreciated a driver who was in dire need of help.

Naijablitznews reports the clip was too emotional to ignore and the background clearly depicts it was captured in a Western clime.

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Soldiers arrest terrorists, reunite lost child with family in Taraba

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Troops of 6 Brigade Nigerian Army and Sector 3 Operation Whirl Stroke have arrested two notorious terrorists after a fierce shootout at Geshi Village in Damisa Ward of Donga Local Government Area, Taraba State.

The Acting Assistant Director of the 6 Brigade Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Olubodunde stated that the operation, which took place on July 11, also led to the recovery of two motorcycles used by the criminals.

The statement partly read, “The operation, conducted by the troops deployed in Akate in Donga Local Government Area, occurred following intelligence reports that revealed an attack in Geshi Village by armed terrorists.

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“Acting on this information, troops swiftly mobilised to the area and engaged the armed men in a fierce exchange of gun battle, ultimately overpowering the terrorists with superior fire power and subdued them forcing the criminals to flee in disarray into the bush with gun shot wounds.”

Two wounded terrorists were said to have been apprehended while trying to escape on motorcycles, which were also seized.

The statement added that the arrested suspects are undergoing interrogation.

In another development, troops of Headquarters 6 Brigade while on routine patrol within the Jalingo metropolis, were reported to have found a nine-year-old pupil identified as Dorothy Kwatsumen wandering around in her school uniform at Gongomaliki area in Yorro LGA of Taraba State.

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The statement disclosed that initial attempts to locate her school and family were unsuccessful, hence, she was taken to the Brigade headquarters for custody to ensure her parents were located.

The statement added, “Eventually, she was later discovered to be a pupil of Glory Children Academy.

“Troops proceeded to the school location and met the headteacher who informed troops that they had been searching for about 24 hours and have reported the case to the Jalingo Police Division. The pupil was later reunited with her parents.”

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FG Arraigns Eight Chinese Nationals, One Nigerian Over Illegal Mining

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The Federal Government’s efforts to combat illegal mining has received a significant boost with the arraignment of several Chinese nationals for illegal mining activities in Lokpaukwu community, Umuchieze, within Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.

The suspects, including eight Chinese nationals and one Nigerian, were recently apprehended by the Mining Marshals, an elite security outfit crafted from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The Marshals are tasked with ridding the mining sector of illegal operators.

This was disclosed by the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Segun Tomori, in a statement on Friday.

He said that the Mining Marshals, codenamed “Operation Hayakin Kogo,” is the brainchild of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, adding that the initiative is a pivotal component of Alake’s 7-point agenda aimed at sanitizing the mining environment.

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“The trial of the suspects began yesterday before Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The prosecution filed a 3-count charge, bordering on mining without lawful authority, obstruction of lawful mining operations amongst others.

“The defendants include SHEN YONGCHAN, MO BAIXIAN, XIAO BIN, HUANG XU FA, MA BINGLI, YANG JIAN, LI PEIYIN, QUE WENYONG, HIYK EDWARD DESMOND, and WANDA COMPANY LIMITED.

“Upon hearing the pleas and arguments from both sides, the defendants were remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre until the adjourned date for the continuation of the trial.

“The Mining Marshals, led by ACC John Onoja, comprise a 2,570-strong force dedicated to eliminating the nefarious activities of criminal syndicates in mining areas across the country.

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“The Minister is committed to strengthening the operations of the Mining Marshals through the infusion of technology and more equipment to ultimately ensure that the nation reaps maximum benefits from its God-given mineral resources,” the statement read.

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