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Enugu Bloody Clash : Police , DSS, IPOB Give Conflicting Casualty Figures

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No fewer than 10 persons were killed on Sunday in Emene, in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, when policemen, operatives of the Department of State Services and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra clashed.
The clash threw Emene and its environs into confusion and disrupted church services as worshippers ran helter-skelter to escape being caught in the crossfire.
It was gathered that trouble started around 7am when some DSS operatives and policemen stormed Practicing School Emene, where the members of IPOB were observing their Jewish prayers, and started to arrest them.
Eyewitnesses said attempt by IPOB members to resist the arrest led to the shooting, during which one IPOB members was initially killed and others injured.
It was gathered that seeing one of them in a pool of blood, other IPOB members attacked the security operatives and killed two policemen and two DSS operatives.
A reinforcement was said to have been called and over a dozen patrol vans loaded with armed security agents, comprising police, soldiers and DSS, arrived at the scene and faced the Biafran agitators, killing about five of them.
It was gathered that over 30 members of IPOB were subsequently arrested.
When one of our correspondents visited the area, sound of gunshots and teargas fumes filled the air.
One of our correspondents counted five dead bodies with one burnt beyond recognition on the road.
The police and the DSS were said to have taken the bodies of their men to the morgue.
A policeman, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said, “When my team arrived, the IPOB members had taken over the street and making bonfires to prevent security men from coming into the venue of their prayer.”
Four persons died in the confrontation – Police
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, said the police arrested five IPOB members, while four persons were killed.
The commissioner, who spoke on the telephone said, “It was a DSS operation; it was when it turned bloody and IPOB seized their men that they sought our intervention.
“When my men arrived at Emene, they came under heavy fire from the miscreants. So they have to take cover and replied and when they saw that the problem was too much, they called for reinforcement, then the DSS also called the military.
“So it was an operation to rescue DSS operatives and at the end, I arrested five; then two corpses. They killed two people and they burnt one other alive.
“They killed one other person whose identity was not known. The injured are receiving treatment, including the IPOB members that we arrested.
“Maybe other members of IPOB were with DSS because they also made arrest and military also effected arrest also.”
Police killed 21 members, arrested 47 – IPOB
Meanwhile, the Media and Public Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, on Sunday in a statement in Anambra State said the group would avenge the killing of its members in Enugu.
The group said, “Today (Sunday), the Nigerian security personnel stormed IPOB meeting ground in Enugu and started shooting sporadically which consumed the lives of 21 members and 47 arrested for no just cause or provocation.
“Those responsible for this barbaric killing in Enugu today must pay for their actions against IPOB at the appropriate time. It is laughable for the DSS to be claiming that they lost five personnel in the hands of unarmed and peaceful people. It is clear to all that IPOB doesn’t carry arm.”
The group warned that keeping quiet and following the rule of law should not be misconstrued as weakness on its part.
It added, “We are warning and asking the Nigerian government and its security operatives to stop this atrocity. Why have they refused to confront Fulani terrorist herdsmen, Boko Haram terrorists, Ansaru group, Fulani bandits, ISIS and other groups ravaging the country and busy killing innocent and unarmed citizens of IPOB?”
IPOB members attack DSS patrol team, kill two operatives
The Department of State Services said two of its men died on Sunday when a patrol team was attacked by IPOB members.
The service did not provide details of the attack but said a comprehensive investigation had commenced into the incident.
The DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Unprovoked violent attack on DSS patrol team in Enugu.’
It stated, “The DSS wishes to inform the public that its patrol team was, today (Sunday), attacked in Emene, Enugu State by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra.
“The service lost two personnel in what was clearly an unprovoked violent attack launched by IPOB on the team.”
The secret police condoled with the families of the departed officers and also prayed for the repose of their souls.
It explained that all measures had been put in place to ensure that their killers and everyone involved in the dastardly act were promptly apprehended and brought to justice.
The agency reaffirmed its commitment to work with other security agencies to maintain public safety and order.
It urged law-abiding citizens and residents to go about their normal businesses without fear.

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Bandits Kill DPO & Inspector In Sokoto, Kidnap Wives Of Prominent Businessman

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Suspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.
The incident happened on Thursday night, September 16. The gunmen also killed another police officer said to be the DPO’s orderly before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.
According to a source, the marauders struck around 1.am. The policemen were ambushed and killed while trying to rescue the abductees.
Another account said that the bandits first stormed the station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police before abducting the housewives at their residence. It was said that the bandits went away with the guns of the slain officers.
The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, who confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, said:
“At the moment, it is confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night. I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please.”
Meanwhile, a member of the community Abdoul said the late DPO died while protecting people from the bandits.
“He died as a MAN. No words can express how i feel towards his departure, I didn’t know him in person, but I knew his commitment to ensure lasting security in my local government,” he wrote.
“He’s got killed by bandits, while trying to protect the life of thousands peoples. He refuse to retreat despite the worsening of the situation, the bandits outnumbered his officers on duty and they were well armed. May your soul rest in jannatul firdausi. DPO_TANGAZA_LGA

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Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen, Abduct Housewives In Sokoto

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Sspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.

They also killed another police officer before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.

The marauders were said to have struck around 1am on Thursday.
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Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen, Abduct Housewives In Sokoto
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 AT 11:39:31 AM


ABUBAKAR AUWAL, SOKOTO
Suspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.

They also killed another police officer before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.

The marauders were said to have struck around 1am on Thursday.


It was said that the policemen were ambushed and killed by the bandits while trying to rescue the abductees.

Another account said that the bandits first stormed the station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police before abducting the housewives at their residence.

It was said that the bandits went away with the guns of the slain officers.However, the spokesman of the Sokoto state police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq confirmed the attack , “At the moment, it is confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night.

“I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please,” he said

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Amotekun : Oyo Arrests Fake Recruitment Agent

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A middle-aged man, Kareem Isiaka Taiwo from Ibadan North Local Government was on Monday morning arrested by security agents in Ibadan as he made efforts to defraud people by claiming to be the recruitment officer for the Oyo State security outfit.
Taiwo had on Sunday pasted a notice at the Adamasingba Stadium, venue of the State’s recruitment screening center with his name and phone numbers urging those interested in joining the Amotekun Corps to contact him.
The management of the outfit got wind of the notice on Monday morning and started a subtle trail of the culprit, who was apprehended at 11:45 am and handed over to the security agents for prosecution.
When asked what prompted the act, a sobered Kareem Isiaka who claimed to be selling bags of cement said “it was the work of the devil” adding that he regretted his act.
He confessed that only one person has contacted him through his number on employment.
The Chairman, Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps), Gen. Kunle Toogun (Rtd.) in his reaction said the general public should be wary of fraudsters in their quest to become members of the corps.
He however used the occasion to inform journalists that screening of applicants into the corps would continue as the exercise had just covered only the Ibadan city axis.
“Those that missed their screening have been called to join others for their fresh screening, this will easily pave way for equal participation, although we have encountered so many challenges since we started, some came with forged certificates and documents, you have seen the one that just happened, but we are unrelenting.
“The screening will continue with the fewer cities, the Oke-Ogun zones one and two, Ido, Ibarapa among others, we want to make the exercise as open and less cumbersome to applicants as possible, the governor has demanded openness and exactly that we are giving,” he said.
The screening exercise had commenced in the last week at the Adamasingba Stadium, where applicants tendered their certificates to show their readiness to work with the outfit.

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