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Bandits Attack Travellers, Kidnap Five in Ondo

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Bandits Attack Travellers, Kidnap Five in Ondo

A commercial bus with 18 passengers was attacked by some bandits along Ido Ani-Ifira Expressway, Ondo State on Wednesday evening.

It was gathered that the bus was heading towards Abuja from Lagos State when it was attacked.

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The bandits were said to have dragged the victims into the bush to an unknown destination.

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Isua Akoko Police Division, Mr Hakeem Sadiq, confirmed the incident.

He said the case was reported, adding that the anti-kidnapping unit of the division and other security agencies are working hard to rescue the travellers.

 

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Don’t Accommodate Fraudsters in your Hostels, EFCC Warns Operators

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Don’t Accommodate Fraudsters in your Hostels, EFCC Warns Operators

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday warned hotel owners across the country not to accommodate suspected internet fraudsters in their facilities.
The agency Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, gave the warning in a statement in Ibadan, following the arrest of 56 suspected internet fraudsters in Abeokuta.
A said that the suspects were apprehended in their hideouts, which happened to be popular hotels in Abeokuta.
He said, “the operation was carried out based on verified intelligence backed by weeks of surveillance.”
According to him, the operation was earlier frustrated by the hotel owners, who employed various antics, including shutting down of power supply, to enable some of the suspects to escape arrest.

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Uwarejen said The action of the hoteliers amounts to deliberate sabotage and obstruction of law enforcement officers, an offence punishable under Section 38 (2) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004.
He noted that the commission would not tolerate situations where hotel owners or managers permit fraudsters to use their facilities and shield them from arrest by law enforcement.

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Flood Wrecks Havoc in Abuja Estate, Kills Three

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Flood Wrecks Havoc in Abuja Estate, Kills Three

At least three bodies were recovered Monday morning after a flood at Trademoore estate in Lugbe, Abuja.

Residents of the area, however, insist that there are more fatalities.

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Residents said the flood started in the early hours of Monday after a downpour.

Many houses, vehicles, and other properties were also damaged in the flood.

 

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Kogi Jailbreak Leaves Many Soldiers Dead, Hundreds of Inmate Escape

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Kogi Jailbreak Leaves Many Soldiers Dead, Hundreds of Inmate Escape

Hundreds of prisoners have reportedly escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government area of Kogi State.

Reports show that gunmen in their tens attack the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, killing the military men keeping guide on the road before attacking the centre.

The gunmen thereafter launched attack on the prison officers before making ways to set all the prisoners free.

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An early morning downpour on Monday according to punch led to their escape. The building housing the inmates was reportedly submerged by flood.

However, about 100 of the inmates have been rearrested, while unspecified number voluntarily returned.

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