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Gunmen Kill DPO In Imo State – Official

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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Bullion Van In Ondo

The Police Command in Imo has confirmed the death of CSP Fatmann Dooiyor, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in an attack in Oru East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The command also said that six bandits died in the attack when they engaged the police in a gun duel.

Police Commissioner Abutu Yaro confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, CSP Micheal Abattam, on Tuesday.

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Yaro said that police operatives repelled the attack and killed six of the bandits, while 11 were arrested.

He said that tactical teams of the command had been mobilized to comb the communities in the area to arrest other bandits who fled into the bush.

“On 26/7/2021 at about 16:20 hours, bandits in a convoy of three vehicles were repelled in Omuma town in Oru East LGA of Imo State.

“According to the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang of Omuma Area Command, the bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma town.

“The area commander immediately alerted the tactical teams of the command who swung into action.

“They (teams) ambushed and launched a surprising attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted in the neutralizing of six of the bandits, while 11 of them were arrested.

“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor,  paid the supreme price.

“The teams recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits, including two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL517AT and LAGOS JJJ984EL.

“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and special forces led by ACP Evans Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush,’’ the commissioner said.

He warned bandits to keep off the state or face dire consequences.

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Iyana-Era Road To Undergo Rehabilitation For 1 Year – LASG

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Iyana-Era Road To Undergo Rehabilitation For 1 Year - LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that it would divert traffic at Iyana-Era road for rehabilitation and construction of a 20metre bridge from Sept. 24 for a one-year period.

The state Ministry of Transportation said in a statement that the road work would commence midnight Friday, Sept. 24,  for a duration of 12 months.

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Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Commissioner for Transportation, explained in the statement that the construction was pertinent to address the factors responsible for the rapid and frequent deterioration of the section of the Iyana-Era road.

Oladeinde said that the portions before and after the existent culverts submerged into the surrounding swamp, hence the need for a bridge.

The commissioner further explained that motorists heading towards Shibiri, Ajangbadi, and Igbogbo axis would be diverted at the Era-Adaloko roundabout into a Contraflow on the Badagry bound lane to minimize the inconveniences during the course of the repairs.

Oladeinde further stated that the state’s Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, would be fully on the ground to direct traffic in addition to traffic guides which will be strategically placed to guide vehicular movement during the stipulated period.

The state government, while seeking residents’ cooperation for the successful commencement and completion of the project, reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure across the metropolis.

Oladeinde, however, maintained that it was vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the state government which would turn out to boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.

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Prominent South-South Local Govt. Chairman is Dead

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Bonny Local Govt. Chairman Dies in Sleep

Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area, in Rivers State, David Irimagha, died just days after marking the 100th day of his second term in office.

It was stated that the council chairman died Saturday at an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt

His death left the Bonny people in tears, mourning Irimagha’s untimely death.

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There was no official confirmation from his family, the Bonny Local Government Council, or his party, the People’s Democratic Party, according to community sources (PDP).

Irimagha was said to have been sick for a long time and had been complaining about not feeling well.

“We hear his lungs were rupturing and he went into a coma and later gave up the ghost around midnight,’ said a source who did not want to be identified in print.

Another source claimed it was due to COVID-19 complications, claiming he was diagnosed and treated for the infection, but then fell into a coma and died.

David Irimagha, a former leader of the Bonny Legislative Assembly, was re-elected for a second term on Saturday, April 17, and sworn into office by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike at Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, June 17.

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Kaduna Monarch Cries Out Over Killing Of 50 Villagers By Herdsmen

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Kaduna Monarch Cries Out Over Killing Of 50 Villagers By Herdsmen

The Paramount Ruler of Atyap Chiefdom, also known as ‘Agwatyap’, Sir Dominic Yahaya, has raised the alarm over sustained Fulani herdsmen’s attacks which have claimed over 50 lives of villagers under his domain which include Zango-Kataf in Southern Kaduna within a month.

The killings, the monarch said, included heavily pregnant women and children, claiming also that 254 houses and seven churches were destroyed by the herdsmen during the sustained attacks.

Yahaya stated these while addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the state capital, on Monday.

While expressing grave concern over the killings, the Agwatyap maintained that his domain is now under siege, warning that the attacks had reached “an extreme height of provocation almost beyond control.”

According to him, the attacks have forced the natives who are predominantly farmers out of their land and can no longer go to farm.

Yahaya added that no fewer than 15,000 natives were now at the internally displaced camps in the area, and called on both the state and federal governments to come to the aide of the displaced villagers.

He also appealed to security operatives to adopt extreme measures toward containing the unwarranted and unprovoked attacks across the Atyap chiefdom.

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