Confirmed reports have it that Fulani herdsmen went on a fresh rampage in Taraba State Thursday night,10 hours after Governor Darius Ishaku raised the alarm that they were coming. Four persons ,including a couple ,were murdered at Ngutwsem village in Gassol local government area in the night attack.
The couple were named as Mr. Shiriga Vaawombo and his wife, Ngunan.
A relation who witnessed the invasion said that as soon as Shiriga heard the first sound of gun shots,he took his wife to a place outside their house where he thought she could be safe before they were both killed.
The villagers hurriedly used blunt diggers and hoes to dig graves to bury the victims.
Below is what was shared by Nelson C . Len, the special adviser New Media to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state;
What my eyes saw today was indeed barbaric, inhuman and devilish, for anyone to take another’s life irrespective of what tribe or religion. Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku had raised alarm few days back on an impending attack to villagers in the state which has come to reality already.
We may think life is easy to waste just as many no longer value it anymore but judgements awaits anyone who gets involved in one way or the other. The story of what happened in Wuro Jam in Gasol LG is so disturbing that could lead to disharmony amongst neighborhood. A Tiv man who’s yam seedlings were eaten up by cows and he went to report to the village head and after reaching an agreement that the Fulani man will pay 40 thousand Naira for the damage which he agreed, went ahead to threaten the farmers with an attack. A day after they gave him the money and came back that night in there numbers with guns and matchet and cleared the entire man’s family just because of cows.
The question here is why will they kill four lives in such a painful and unholy way? Is it because they demanded for there right? Is there another motive behind the attack? Are the cows now important than human lives? Are these people also from another land and unknown?
Answers to the above questions will be a factor to get to the root of those sponsoring these continues killings because those that committed this very evil are resident of that village and must never be allowed to go Scott free
Main while resident are parking out of the area for fear of another attack. A eye witness told me that he saw over 20 of the herdsmen all with AK47 and matchet.
Man Arrested For Stealing Neighbor’s ATM Card To Withdraw N2million
A 30-year-old man, Obinna Otigba, who allegedly stole his neighbour’s two ATM cards and withdrew N2m from her accounts, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The accused was arraigned before Magistrate O.J. Awope on two counts of stealing and illegal conversion of property for personal use.
Otigba, who resides at Ojokoro area of Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty, and was admitted to N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. Awope said the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, said the accused committed the offences from November 17 – 28, 2017 at his residence.
He said the accused stole the ATM cards from Mrs. Theresa Ajibade and absconded to an unknown destination.
“The accused, who lived in the same house with the complainant, stole her ATM cards and ran away,”the prosecutor submitted.
Ayorinde said the accused withdrew the N2m from Ajibade’s two bank accounts.
“The accused withdrew N2m from the complainant’s pension account and investment account, thereby emptying the accounts,” he said.
The prosecutor said one of the cards was recovered from the accused, while he claimed to have misplaced the other.
He submitted that the offences contravened sections 280 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287 stipulates three-year imprisonment for stealing.
The case was adjourned until March 26 for mention.
Photo Of 2 Kidnappers Allegedly Shot Dead By SARS In Ogun State
The two members of the kidnapping syndicate according to a report by National Helm were gunned down on the 1st of March 2018 after they engaged the FSARS operatives in a gun duel in a bid to rescue an abducted women.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Abimbola Oyeyemi, “Trouble started at about 1pm last weekend when a distress call was made to the police that one Mrs. Ajayi, a pastor’s wife has been kidnapped along Abeokuta Ibadan Road”.
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The woman was said to have boarded a taxi going to Eleweran in Abeokuta area of Ogun State unknown to her that she boarded the wrong vehicle. She was forcefully driven to a dreaded area of Odeda where she was taken into the bush and held hostage.
The kidnappers collected her husband’s number, put a call across to him informing him that his wife was in their custody and that the sum of N2m should be paid for her release.
The victim’s husband who happened to be the pastor of a popular church in Abeokuta quickly informed the police. Upon receiving the information, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu gave a marching order to the officer in-charge of FSARS, DSP Uba Adam to go after the hoodlums, rescue the victim and apprehend the suspects.
In compliance with CP’s directives, the O/C FSARS led his men to the bush where the suspects were technically traced to, and engaged them in a gun battle which lasted for about 45 minutes.
At the end of the encounter, two members of the syndicate were shot and arrested but eventually died on the way to hospital. One policeman was also injured and undergoing treatment in a hospital while the victim was rescued unhurt. Recovered from the suspects were two locally made single barrel guns and four live cartridges.
After the success of the operation, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu praised the gallantry display of his men. He enjoined members of the public to always report any criminal incident to the police on time with an assurance that prompt actions will always be taken on such incidences.
Man Nabbed With $375k At Kaduna Airport
A business man from Kano has been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service at the international wing of the Kaduna International airport, while traveling on board ET941 Ethiopian Airline to Dubai on a business trip.
A team of Custom officers on patrol, led by CSC Medugu Y.D. apprehended the suspect, Adamu Rabiu Muhammad, on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at about 12:22hrs, with an undeclared sum of hard currency, the sum of $375,000 (equivalent of N135,187,500)
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, he was handed over to the EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office, with the cash found with him.