I Called The Police Shortly Before My House Was Burgled, But They Refused To Come – Ndoma-Egba

Victor Ndoma-Egba, a former senate leader, whose house was burgled last week by hoodlums has bewailed on how he called the security agencies shortly before the incidence, but nothing reasonable was done. Ndoma-Egba’s residence was among the property targeted during the  in Calabar, capital of Cross River, last week. According to him, shortly before his house was burgled, he received a text informing him that there were plans by arranged hoodlums to attack his residence in Calabar, that of Senator Gershom Bassey and a hotel owned by Senator John Owan. Governor of the state, Ben Ayade, had imposed a 24-hour curfew as part of measures to contain the situation but the mob broke loose. In a statement, Ndoma-Egba narrated how he got intelligence on the attack but despite informing security agencies, “nothing was done to stop the attack”. “At about 2 am (local time, as I was abroad) on Saturday 24th. October 2020 I received a text informing me that there were plans by arranged hoodlums to attack my residence in Calabar, that of Senator Gershom Bassey and a hotel owned by Senator John Owan Enor,” he said. “I promptly forwarded the texts to Senators Bassey and Owan Enoh. I also called the security agencies in Calabar to apprise them of the information. Calabar from my information was already tense from the previous day’s break-in into warehouses storing COVID 19 palliatives and the subsequent breaching of shops and other businesses. The impending attack on Senators Bassey, Owan Enoh and I was already public knowledge as later that morning I got many calls to that effect. “Thereafter I kept calling the security agencies by the hour when in spite of their assurances that they will secure my house there was no evidence of any security personnel in my vicinity. I understand, the times were indeed confounding for everybody. “At about 2 pm the intruders broke into my house and looted it to the ground leaving only the bare floor. All the toilets,[…]

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BREAKING: Looters invade Abuja NYSC camp, cart away mattresses, others

On Tuesday morning, some thugs broke into the Orientation Camp of the National Youth Corps in Kubwa, Abuja. The hoodlums were armed with knives and other dangerous objects, they blocked the road and ordered motorists to turn back. The hoodlums were seen coming out of the premises with mattresses, plastic chairs and other valuable items. Due to the unrest in the area, some residents also took it a an advantage to take part in the looting.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tension in Kuje as hoodlums search for palliative warehouse

There is anxiety in Kuje, one of the six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as thugs are searching to loot any warehouse with COVID-19 palliatives. These hoodlums have been going round the streets with sticks, blocking roads within the Kuje township. Residents of the area are so terrified by there running for safety as traders are also locking their shops and moving out of the market to avoid crisis. On Monday, three people were stampede to death when thugs broke into the Gwagwalada COVID-19 warehouse and looted foodstuff and other valuables there.

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Breaking! 900 prisoners escaped in jail-break – Bakwanamaha

On Tuesday, the mayor of eastern Congolese city of Beni said 900 prisoners had escaped from  jail, and among the escapees were members of an Islamist militant group. According to report, only 100 prisoners out of 1000 prisoners remained in the prison after the jail-break. Modeste Bakwanamaha stated that rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and other rebel groups were among those who had been sprung from the jail by attackers using welding equipment.

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#EndSARS protester stabbed and died in Abuja

On Saturday, an #EndSARS protester, Anthony Onome, who was stabbed by thugs in Kubwa, Abuja, has died. According to reported, he died during treatment at the National Hospital, where he was taken to after he was attacked. Dr Tayo Haastrup, the National Hospital spokesman, confirmed Onome’s death on Monday. Dr Tayo said, “Onome died during treatment on Saturday and his body is in our mortuary. I don’t know if he was among the protesters but he was brought to the hospital for treatment after he was stabbed.”

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#EndSARS Campaign: Many Injured As Thugs Attack Abuja Protesters.

During the #EndSARS protest in Abuja, some armed thugs attacked Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality and extortion in Nigeria, unconfirmed number of people were injured and vehicles were also damaged in the process. As #EndSARS protesters would not pipe low until the government grants their 5 demand which are; The immediate release of all arrested protesters Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation & prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10days) In line with the new Police Act, psychological evaluation and retraining (to be confirmed by an independent body) of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed Increase police salary so they are adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of citizens. We gathered that the thugs attacked the protesters at Berger junction some minutes after the protest began in Abuja, we also gathered that the thugs were armed with cutlass and other weapons.

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#Osun2018: Crises As Armed ‘Thugs’ Seize PVCs Of Voters

At least four of the seven polling units where the governorship rerun election held today in Osun state was reportedly marred by some form of irregularities. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed the rerun following the declaration of Saturday election as inconclusive. The election is held at ward 10, unit 2 in Ife north local government area; ward 07, unit 12 in Ife south local government area; ward 8, unit 10 in Ife south. In Orolu local government area, it held at ward 8, unit 1; ward 8, unit 4; ward 09, unit 3; and ward 5, unit 17 in Osogbo local government area. Ruka Ladosu, a nursing mother, was attacked while heading to her polling unit at ward 9, unit 3, Osogbo, to cast her ballot. Ladosu narrated how the thugs collected her permanent voter card (PVC) and hit her with a stick. At ward 8, unit 1, the suspects invaded many polling units and prevented voters from exercising their franchise. A resident of Orolu, who chose to be anonymous, explained how he was chased out of his village on the eve of the election. “There is no credible election here in Orolu. The thugs working for the ruling party were brought from Ikire (a neighbouring village,” he said. “After invading out village yesterday, they sent us out. They know Orolu is the stronghold of their opponent. We took refuge in the palace of Olufon. Now, those of us in the opposition are not allowed to vote. My PVC is with them.”  

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