Suspected Cultists Kill Two In Bayelsa’s Swali Market

arms, cultists, suspected criminals, Illegal Weapons, AmnestyThe Popular Swali Market in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, has been thrown into fear and confusion following the killing of two people by gunmen suspected to be cultists.

The incident occurred around 4:00 p.m. local time along the Slaughter Road axis of the market which leads to the Ikoli bridge.

It left both sellers and buyers, as well as residents, running for safety before the police stormed the area and arrested some of the suspects.

Sources told Channels Television’s correspondent that one of the victims, who died on the spot, was carrying a huge sum of money given to him by his brother and was killed by the assailants who came out in their number with sophisticated guns and other tools.

“Immediately it happened other petty thieves also used the opportunity to steal from unlocked shops whose owners fled the area due to the pandemonium,” one of the sources said.

When contacted on the development, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, attested to the development, but couldn’t give details.

Akwa Ibom Market Collapse: Police Make U-turn, Say No Life Lost

akwa-ibom-market-wallAkwa Ibom State Police Command has discountenanced its earlier position on the fate of victims of a collapsed wall at Ederebo Market in the state.

The spokesperson for the police, Cordelia Nwawe, briefed reporters on the new development at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, the state’s capital.

Nwawe said contrary to their earlier position that two lives were lost in the incident, discrete investigation revealed that no life was lost in the collapse.

She maintained that as at Tuesday, there was no documented evidence or record of any deaths arising from the incident.

The police spokesperson added that a total of nine victims, who sustained injuries, were receiving treatment at the Ibom Specialist Hospital.

She noted that four victims sustained severe injuries and were undergoing surgeries in the same hospital.

The police command further revealed that it had put several measures in place to ensure crime free Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The wall was said to have fallen on Monday in Ikot Akpatek axis of Onna Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, southeast Nigeria.

Ogun Police Parade Suspected Robbers With Explosive Devices

OgunOgun State Police Command has arrested and paraded four suspected bank robbers with explosive devices meant for operation in Ijebu Ode area of the state.

Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of finance and administration, Celestine Okoye, said that the suspected robbers were arrested in October with four explosive devices and connective wires.

The Deputy Commissioner said that all the suspects were coming from Delta State to meet another leader of the syndicate simply identified as Wisdom who was arranging the operation in Ijebu Ode.

Three of the suspects; Gelebele Aitlabor, Moses Demene and Friday Saborom are indigens of Delta State while the fourth, Mohammadu Kaidiri was said to be from Edo State.

The Police boss explained that the suspects were still under investigation and would be charged to court at the appropriate time.

He said, “Information was received by Policemen on patrol at Ayepe town that some men were seen with bags and on the receipt of the information, they were intercepted by the team.

“On search on the bags, four explosive devices with three connective wires were recovered from them. The suspects confessed that they were coming from Delta State to meet their gang leader named Wisdom in Ogun State, now at large, to rob.”

While speaking with newsmen, Demene, who identified himself as the leader of the group, said that he was aware of a robbery plan on a bank in Ijebu Ode and had to call Gelebele who was in possession of the explosives.

He said that they were on their way to meet the leader of the group after alighting from a bus from Delta when an Okada rider suspected them and invited the Police.

The Police also paraded a member of a trans-border robbery syndicate, Atevonou Sesco, who was arrested after successfully snatching a Toyoya Sequoia Jeep with registration number Lagos, EPE 956 DP in Ilase, Idiroko area of the state.

The Police boss explained that efforts to get the owner of the jeep has yielded no result, a situation which gives the impression that the owner might have been killed during the operation.

Nine other suspects were also paraded for various offences ranging from fraud, cultism, armed robbery and murder, while series of exhibits were also recovered.

Security Chiefs To Shutdown Illegal Motor Parks In Kano

Nigerian-Army-KanoSecurity Chiefs in Kano State in north-west Nigeria have disclosed their plans to shutdown all illegal Motor parks across the state.

In a meeting with officials of various parks in the state, the Security Chiefs Рthe State Police Command, Department of State Security Service, Brigade Command, the Airforce Command and other Road Traffic Agencies Рtried to address security issues at various parks across Kano State.

Speaking on various issues, including Motor Park security control, which comprises thorough search of passengers and their luggage, first aid measures, as well as police-park relations, which would further strengthen the security of various parks, the Chiefs stressed the need for the parks to adhere to security tips, as they were meant to ensure that parks were protected.

Two suicide bombers had recently attacked the popular Kano Line Motor park, killing about 10 people.

In a related development, the command paraded two persons suspected to have killed one person during a political rally clash in the state, with the Security Chiefs warning that would no longer be business as usual.

They stressed that all illegal park would be shutdown without any second thought.

The park Officials urged the joint Security Chiefs to continue to assist them in ensuring the safety of their passengers.

In the mean time, the Kano State Police Command said it would continue to consult and address various stakeholders on security matters in order to ensure that Kano State and Nigeria in general are peaceful.