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Police Raid Ughelli Over Killing Of Officer During EndSARS Protest

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Policemen in six trucks created panic in Ughelli town yesterday as they searched different areas of the town for persons allegedly behind the killing a policeman during anti-SARS protest on Thursday.
Hoodlums had hijacked an End-SARS protest in Otovwodo area of Ughelli, overpowered two policemen on duty, disarmed one of them and shot him to death with his rifle. The second policeman was seriously wounded and is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. The hoodlums also destroyed several vehicles.
Yesterday, heavily armed policemen stormed the town in search of “Yahoo Boys who allegedly sponsored the protesters,” shooting endlessly into the air as people scampered to safety.
Over eleven young men were arrested and bundled into the trucks; some were forced to lay in awkward positions in the trucks as they sped to the Ughelli Police command.
The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, who condemned the “unprovoked and violent attack” on policemen, ordered the Delta state Commissioner of Police to investigate the circumstances that led to the killing of a police officer during an #EndSARS protest in Ughelli, Delta state.
The IGP also directed that the perpetrators of the act, which he described as “cruel,” be brought to book. A statement by Force Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba, stated: “The incident, which resulted in the unfortunate death of one Police officer, Corporal Etaga Stanley attached to ‘A’ Division, Ughelli, Delta State, who was attacked and brutally murdered by the protesters also left another, Sergeant Patrick Okuone with serious body injury sustained from gunshot by the protesters.
“The protesters also carted away one (1) service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition that was with the deceased at the time of the incident.
“The IGP, who described the incident as cruel and unwarranted, has warned that the Force will no longer tolerate any attack on its personnel or any member of the law enforcement community by any individual or group protesting under any guise.
“The IGP notes that protest by citizens remain a legitimate means for airing their concerns and views. It must however be carried out with all sense of responsibility and within the confines of the law.”
While condoling the family and friends of the late Corporal Etaga Stanley who paid the supreme price in the service of our dear nation, the IGP also commended the officers of the Delta State Police Command for exercising restraint in the face of the immoral and unjustified provocation.

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Boko Haram kills pregnant woman, five others in Borno attack

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A pregnant woman and five others have been killed in Damboa , Borno State , following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents .
In the attack , which reportedly took place on Sunday , seven other persons were also injured .
However, troops of the Nigerian Army equally killed a number of the insurgents .
According to community members , the insurgents stormed the town in seven gun trucks and 12 motorbikes and headed straight to the army base.
“ It was our market day , villagers went to the market . As we were preparing to return to our homes, we heard cars passing ; then shortly , we heard gunshots from the army base.
“ The army engaged the insurgents for hours after which the Boko Haram fighters ran away . The people that were killed were people coming back from the market , they ran into the attack . Six civilians were killed, one pregnant woman , one Almajiri and four other men ,” a resident said .
According to the resident , the insurgents regrouped and returned to the army base in the early hours of Tuesday but the army repelled them .
The spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole , Col . Ado Isa , could not be reached as his phone lines failed to connect.
But men of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Damboa confirmed the attack , stating that 22 insurgents were killed while five soldiers paid the supreme price .

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N50m Bounty: ‘Wanted Stanley Mgbere Is Not Our Member’ – IPOB Tells Governor Wike

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Ipob has claimed Stanley Mgbere he is not their member I pray he comes out of this alive.
IPOB warned Wike
There is no such name as ‘Stanley Mgbere’ within the ranks of IPOB. If Wike want to take out his political opponents, he must not tag IPOB into such atrocity.

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NAF bombs bandits’ location in Kaduna

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The land and air components of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralised scores of armed bandits during a joint offensive operation on identified bandits ’ camps in the Yadi and Kufai Shantu areas of Giwa Local Government Area , Kaduna State.
The operation was executed on Saturday on the heels of credible human intelligence reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions that led to the identification of the hideouts of a notorious bandits ’ leader and his fighters .
A statement on Sunday by the Coordinator , Defence Media Operations, Maj . Gen . John Enenche , said the first wave of the airstrikes involved seven Nigerian Air Force aircraft which undertook 12 missions and a total of 23 sorties.
The operation which commenced at dawn targeted a cluster of huts housing notorious bandits ’ leader , Buhari Halilu .
The statement titled , ‘Operation Thunder Strike : Land and air components clear bandits ’ location in Kaduna State , neutralise scores of bandits at Yadi,’ said the attack aircraft destroyed some of the target structures and neutralised several bandits .
Enenche said the second wave of attacks which targeted the bandits ’ hideout at Kufai Shantu , was aimed at incapacitating the hoodlums at the location to reduce resistance to the ground troops advance towards Yadi .
The statement read, “ Following the air component’ s fixing efforts at Kufai Shantu , the land component, supported by an attack helicopter , successfully assaulted Halilu ’s hideout at Yadi, clearing two of three objectives.
“ The ground troops subsequently fought through fierce resistance from bandits hiding under the foliage at the third objective and eventually overpowered the criminals , eliminating several of them .”
It further explained that the air component provided effective support to the ground troops during all phases of the operation .
The military high command commended the troops for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations to eradicate bandits .

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