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Panic  As Ritualists, Robbers Invade Lagos Mortuaries 

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Panic  As Ritualists, Robbers Invade Lagos Mortuaries 

Panic  As Ritualists, Robbers Invade Lagos Mortuaries 

There is alleged Panic In the Ikorodu axis of Lagos State as Residents of Otuja Harmony Estate in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have decried the continuous invasion of the Eyita Sabo Cemetery by suspected ritualists and robbers.

 
Panic  As Ritualists, Robbers Invade Lagos Mortuaries 

According to the residents, while ritualists harvest human organs in the cemetery, robbers use it as a hideout for criminal activities.

PUNCH Metro gathered that a suspected ritualist, Kolawole, was arrested on December 10, 2021 with a human hand and heart which he exhumed from a grave in the cemetery.

In Lagos, the secretary of the estate association, Adebisi Badejo, who alleged that the criminals operated unchallenged, said various solutions proposed to the local government chairman were not implemented.

He said, “We gave the council chairman six solutions. We asked the council to illuminate the cemetery, cut the grass, raise the fence and fortify security to wade off criminals using the place as their hideout. To our surprise, the advice was not heeded.
“The light installed in the cemetery is just three. In December last year, a suspect was arrested in the cemetery when he came to exhume a fresh corpse and cut off the hand and heart. The cemetery has become a threat zone where women are raped; their phones and other valuables are collected from them on a daily basis. We are also calling on the Lagos State Government and other political office holders from the zone to come to our aid.”
A resident, Ibrahim Ishola, told PUNCH Metro that it had become a norm for suspected ritualists to enter the cemetery and harvest human organs.
He said, “This is not the first time ritualists will scale the fence of the cemetery to exhume corpses and cut off any part of human bodies they wanted. Leaders in other communities make a lot of effort to ensure that the cemetery in their area is properly secured, but the reverse is the case in our community.
“It was after the suspect (Kolawole) who exhumed a corpse was arrested that the council chairman came to install light and cut the trees, but the light installed is not enough compared to how big the cemetery is. Sincerely, there is no corpse buried in the cemetery that is safe.”
Another resident, who identified herself simply as Iyabo, said she had been robbed several times in the cemetery area.She said, “The day Kolawole was arrested, I was coming out of the toilet around 1am when I heard him asking the guards why they arrested him after he gave them money to access the cemetery.

“Immediately, one of the security men told him to drop his gun and the bag that contained the heart and hand he cut from the corpse. A few minutes later, the guards overpowered the suspect and arrested him with the exhibits.

“Sometimes when I am in my room, I hear people being attacked by robbers; those attacked are mostly women. They also rape them and collect their valuables. I am appealing to the council chairman to provide adequate power supply to the cemetery and the community to prevent further breakdown of law and order.”

When contacted, the Ikorodu LGA Chairman, Wasiu Adesina, said the council had started renovating the cemetery.

He said, “I am not aware of their complaints, but we are trying to improve on the condition of the cemetery. When we came in, we tried to improve on the standard and structure of the cemetery; I have started fencing the cemetery and we are now on the installation of solar power to ensure that people do not use it as a hideout.

“We are installing solar energy in form of streetlights in the community and the fencing is about 70 per cent completed. We also engaged the services of some vigilantes to walk around the cemetery and recently, they arrested one Kolawole, who came in to harvest a corpse.”

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Armed Fulani herdsmen kills six in Benue

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Armed Fulani herdsmen kills six in Benue

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Barely a week after the inauguration of the state security outfit known as Volunteer Community Guards in Benue State, armed herders on Wednesday killed six people at two communities in Logo Local Government Area.

The incident, according to locals, happened at Tse Ngojov and Tse Valem Yaweh in Mbagum communities, Tombo council ward in Logo Local Government Area of the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was gathered that the suspected herders invaded the communities around 9pm on Wednesday, shot sporadically, killing six people and injuring three others.

The source identified the deceased as Ander John, Vihior Mtomga, Morgan Varem, Saaior Uyoosu, Aondoyima Tarbo and Peter Asondo.

 

 

 

 

The injured ones were identified as Terngu Tyavkase Usue, Igbaule Valem and Chiater Tarbo (a. k. a Ajimmy)

 

One of the locals who simply identified himself as Terhemen said, “On August 10, 2022, at about 9:00pm, armed Fulani herdsmen attacked Tse Ngojov and Tse Valem Yaweh in Mbagum community Tombo council ward, Logo LGA and murdered the following persons

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The injured persons are receiving treatment at the Primary Health Care Ayilamo”.

The Security Adviser to the governor, Lt Col Paul Hemba (retd.), confirmed the killing.

 

 

 

 

 

“It is true, the council chairman briefed me which I have relayed to the governor and the governor has directed that the deceased be buried while the injured ones be evacuated to the University Teaching hospital, Makurdi”, he said.

However, the Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, confirmed the incident but said he had yet to get details.

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Army General’s Son and 6 Others regain freedom

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Army General’s Son and 6 Others regain freedom

Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack

Terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022 have released seven more hostages.

The victims were released on Wednesday morning after spending 135 days in the custody of the terrorists.

 

 

It is however not clear if any ransom was paid to the terrorists for their release.

Although the police authorities are yet to confirm the development, a member of the negotiating team, Tukur Mamu told Channels Television that six of the released hostages are members of the same family, which include a couple and their four children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The father of the four kids, Abubakar, is the son of a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States, to Mamu, Major General Chris Garba, and also a staff of the National Assembly Commission.

The terrorists also released a 60-year-old woman, one Hajia Aisha Hassan who was said to have been freed due to life-threatening health challenges that deteriorated recently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The names of the six family members that were released are Abubakar Idris Garba who is the father of the four kids, his wife Maryama Abubakar Bobbo and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba who is 10 years old.

Others include Fatima Abubakar Garba 7 years, Imran Abubakar Garba 5 years old and youngest Zainab Abubakar Garba who is only one and half years. The husband, Abubakar is the son of Maj Gen Idris Garba (rtd). Gen. Garba who is an indigene of Niger State and was a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States during the administration of former Head Of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So far, 42 victims have regained their freedom. The number of those still in captivity now stands at 35.

Gunmen had on March 28 blown up the rail track, killing some and abducting scores of passengers, a situation that called for serious concern about the safety of the nation’s trains.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s release is coming a few days after five other victims the abducted Kaduna-bound train was freed by the terrorists.

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Car Owners Scrambled For Their Lives As Armed Robbers Operate On Lagos-Ibadan Long Bridge

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Car Owners Scrambled For Their Lives As Armed Robbers Operate On Lagos-Ibadan Long Bridge

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A video has surfaced on the internet showing the moments after a robbery on Long Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Wednesday.

Facebook user, Kehinde Alasholuyi, who posted the video said, “ALERT 06h33 –10 August: Armed robbers operating on the heavy traffic on Long Bridge opposite Mikano/Karameh city on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. Many motorists and commuters rushed out and abandoned their vehicles.”

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