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Just in: 30 Abducted Katsina Children Released After 24 Hours

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Thirty children, primarily girls, who were abducted by bandits in Kasai Village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State have been safely released.

The terrorists abducted the victims while they were gathering firewood in their community on Monday.

However, less than 24 hours later, the children were released after the intervention of law enforcement agencies and community stakeholders.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina State Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, confirmed the release on Tuesday.

He said: “Following a concerted effort by the command, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, we’ve achieved a positive outcome.”

He further assured the public that the police were committed to investigating the incident thoroughly.

The news of the children’s release was also confirmed by Muhammad Batsari, a resident of the affected area.

“I received a call this morning informing me that the bandits had released all the kidnapped victims,” Batsari said.

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Parents Negligence Killed Sylvester Oromoni – Coroner Declares

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The Coroner’s Inquest convened at the Ogba Magistrate Court, investigating the tragic death of 12-year-old Dowen College student Sylvester Junior Oromoni in Lekki, has reached a verdict.

Coroner Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri concluded that the negligence of Oromoni’s parents and doctor played a significant role in his demise.

The inquiry determined that Oromoni’s passing resulted from failed treatment for his enlarged liver, ultimately leading to his death on November 30, 2021.

Initially, speculation surrounding Oromoni’s death included allegations of bullying and ingestion of a poisonous substance while at school. He had reportedly mentioned being assaulted by five senior students of Dowen College before his untimely death.

However, on January 5, 2022, the Lagos State Government exonerated the five students and five employees of Dowen College who were initially accused in connection with Oromoni’s death.

Coroner Magistrate Kadiri emphasized the critical role of proper care in Oromoni’s deteriorating health.

He highlighted the abandonment of Oromoni by his parents for over 32 hours and their failure to seek medical attention until the day of his passing. Kadiri asserted that Oromoni’s death could have been prevented if not for the negligence of his parents and caregiver.

Kadiri’s ruling underscores the avoidable and agonizing suffering endured by Sylvester Oromoni, attributing it to the lack of timely medical intervention and care.

The conclusion of the Coroner’s Inquest brings clarity to the circumstances surrounding Oromoni’s tragic death, shedding light on the importance of accountability and responsibility in safeguarding the well-being of children.

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Police nab 40-yr-old man for killing his mother in Akwa Ibom

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Akwa Ibom State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested a 40year-old man identified as Inyangake James Peter for the gruesome murder of his biological mother, Mma Offiong James Peter.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, (outgoing), Mr Odiko MacDon in a statement on Monday in Uyo disclosed that the deceased was about 70 years old.

According to MacDon the ugly incident occurred on 4th of April 2024 at about 9:00am in Ikpe Annang Village of Essien Udim Local government area of the state.

He added that the command also arrested one Asuquo Isaac who murdered his 18-year-old son identified as Iboro Isaac over family misunderstanding.

His words “Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Inyangake James Peter, 40 -years-old, for gruesomely murdering his biological mother, one Mma-Offiong James Peter, about 70 years-old, on 4/4/2024 at about 9:00am at Ikpe Annang Village in Essien Udim LGA.

The Suspect who confessed to the crime has been transferred to the State CID for discrete investigation.The Suspect on interrogation alleged that he had a voice saying ” kill her”, ” kill her ” and he decided to oblige.

“Similarly, one Solomon Asuquo Isaac of Ikot Obok Nsit in Nsit Ibom LGA who murdered his son, one Iboro Isaac, 18 years old last year as a result of family misunderstanding, has been arrested.

“Cases of some family members killing their biological relations has been of great concern to the Command in recent times.

“Also, on 9/4/2024, Anti-Robbery Squad of the Command on ‘stop and search’ arrested one Ekemini Edet Akpan of Ekpene Ikpan Village, along Calabar Itu Highway by Raycon Construction Company, for being in possession of one locally made gun, one revolver pistol and 18 live cartridges.

“Suspects will be charged to court at the completion of investigation”.

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Hoodlums Ambush 2 Trucks Loaded With Palliative In Benue

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Emmanuel Agema, the acting head of the Benue state Board Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), stated that hoodlums intercepted two palliative vehicles and manhandled their drivers.

Agema alleged that the hoodlums dressed as revenue officers at a collection point near Aliade, Gwer East Local Government Area in Benue state, when the unsuspecting cars bringing palliative from Adamawa to the eastern portion of the country fell into their ambush.

Addressing members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue led by the chairman, Emmanuel Anstwen, Agema said: “The hoodlums stopped the vehicles, broke their windscreen and stole the sum of #200,000 from one of the drivers at the illegal tax collection point.

He said two persons have been arrested and transferred to the DSS on the governor’s directives that a thorough investigation be carried out to fish out those behind illegal tax collection in the state.

He stated: “Since I assumed duty as acting Chairman of BIRS, my biggest challenge is the activities of illegal tax collectors and so far 35 persons have been charged to court.

“On assumption of duty, we also terminate revenue contract, close revenue leakages about 90 percent, we are now using our staff making us generate more revenue for the state.”

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