Southern Kaduna Attacks: Military On Cross Border Patrol

Southern Kaduna Attacks: Military On Cross Border PatrolThe Nigerian military are embarking on a cross-border patrol of Plateau and Kaduna states to prevent any spillover of recent attacks in Southern Kaduna region.

A joint security operative with the special task force, Operation Safe Haven is doing this in collaboration with 1 Division command of the Nigerian Army to also build confidence among the affected communities that peace has returned to.

Commander of the special task force, Major General Rogers Nicholas said that the cross border patrol is to assure citizens of adequate security.

He followed it with an appeal to the people to always report strangers and unusual movement of any group of people to security agents promptly.

“We are from special task force in Plateau state; troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army are already deployed here.

“We crossed over to Kaduna state primarily to support and synergize so that such attacks do not happen again.

“More soldiers are to be deployed into the affected areas and (we have) also discussed with members of the communities so that we can come up with strategies on contacting security personnel when strangers are noticed in their communities.

“There should be proper channel of communication in securing the areas through the cooperation of the people,” he said.

Top military officers including senior officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the State Security Service as well as Police officers visited various communities that were affected by the several attacks.

The team was at the palace of Tum Nikyob of Kaninkon Chiefdom in Bakin Kogi, HRH Mallam Tanko Tete, as well as the palace of the chief of Godogodo where appeals were made for adequate security that will ensure that people that fled their communities can return.

The Tum Nikyob of Bakin Kogi assured the people of support as he asked for military presence so that the people that fled their ancestral homes can return and resume their farming and harvest crops that are ready for harvesting.

In addition to the presence of military personnel on ground, arrangements have also been concluded for day and night patrol by the military to ensure peace within affected communities.

Godogodo Village Attack: Death Toll Rises To 44

godogodo, death toll, kadunaThe death toll from the attack on Godogodo village in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria has risen from 20 to 44.

Gunmen invaded Godogodo village on Saturday night, shooting sporadically and setting buildings ablaze.

At least 20 people were killed and property destroyed during the attack. This led to the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in the village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

But during a visit to the area by the state government officials, led by the Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Bantex, the residents revealed that the armed men unleashed violence again on the community early on Monday.

They accused security agents of not responding quickly to the numerous calls for help by the residents while the violence lasted.

Meanwhile the state government has promised to alleviate the suffering of the victims, through the intervention of the National and State Emergency Management Agencies.

The state’s Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, advised residents to remain calm, just as government officials began an assessment of the extent of damage done.

VIDEO: Gory Confessions of Notorious Robber Godogodo And Gang Members

Notorious Armed Robber, Abiodun Egunjobi alias ‘Godogodo’  has revealed details about his operations with the recovery of five Police rifles inside a car he abandoned four years ago.

Three months after his arrest by the Police in Lagos, more revelations are emerging about the activities of his gang and his confessions have also led to the arrest of his gang’s major arms supplier and informant.

Godogodo also described how major operations, particularly the bloody attack on a hotel in Ajah area and the September 9, 2012 robbery across Lagos was carried out.

Ogun State Nabs 3 Suspected Members Of Godogodo’s Gang

The Ogun police command has arrested three members of a 10 man armed robbery gang, formerly led by Godogodo, a notorious robber who was arrested by the Lagos Command several months ago.

The gang allegedly terrorised the south west states, including Kogi, Kwara and Benin republic.

The three suspects were arrested at Obele area of Ogun state, a boundary town between Nigeria and Cotonou.

Suspected members of the gang led by 32 year old Adegoke Kasali the second in command to Godogodo, confessed to have participated in the killing of five police men in Abeokuta and other crimes in the south west region of Nigeria.

According to the police commissioner, Ikemefuna Okoye, an exchange of gun fire between the Police command and the alleged robbers led to the death of three members while one sustained injuries and currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

Items which included two Ak-47 riffles, two cut to size double barrel guns, fifty live cartridges, charms and two packets of lexamil tablets.

The suspects confessed to have participated in the killing of five police men in Abeokuta last year, killing of former VIO commander, four vigilante members, snatching of a bullion van which led to the death of three police men.

Meanwhile, the Ogun state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, led by Bala Faggae, has destroyed 30 hectares of land on which substance suspected to be Indian hemp is grown, while five suspects have been arrested in connection with the cultivation of the illicit drug.

The state police command also arrested a 35 year old man who defiled a five year old girl in Sagamu area of the state as well as a gang of robbers who snatched cable wire with market value of about N25 million.


Ogun Police Arrest Notorious South West Armed Robbers

Police vanThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested 3 members of a gang of robbers believed to be members of Godogodo, a notorious armed robber terrorizing the South West states, including Kogi, Kwara and Benin Republic  who was arrested by the Lagos Police Command some months back.

According to the Police Commissioner, the suspects are believed to be members of the notorious gang terrorizing the South West states and beyond.

In the ensued exchange of gun fire, three members of the gang were killed, while items such as 2 AK 47 riffles, 2 cut to size double barrel, 2 live cartridges, charms and two packets of Lexomil tablets were recovered by the police.

Members of the gang, led by 32 year old  Adegoke Kasali  have however confessed to having participated in the killing of 5 policemen in Abeokuta last year, killing of former VIO commander, 4 vigilante members, and snatching of bullion van which led to the death of 3 policemen.

The 3 suspects were arrested at Obele area of Ogun State, a boundary town between Nigeria and Cotonou.

Notorious Armed Robber Nabbed By Police

He is not an ordinary armed robber; he and his gang have been accused of killing several policemen and civilians in the south west for over a decade.

His gang members call him ‘Godogodo’ meaning ‘a hefty man’ but the police say he is a notorious armed robber who has visited terror on his victims.

Nemesis however caught up with Biodun Egunjobi, a.k.a Godogodo, at Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.

He was arrested in the early hours of this morning in his new site in Ibadan.

Police say, he tried to escape and was shot around the upper part of his body.

His arrival at the police headquarters, Ikeja sparked off jubilation among  police officers.