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Gunmen Kill 15 In Benue State

Gunmen have killed at least, 15 people in three villages of Logo local government areas of Benue State. According to reports, that the gunmen suspected to be herders on Sunday and Monday afternoon invaded the rural localities of Tse Akaa, Mba’abaji and Tse Orlalu all in Ugondo Mbanar District of Logo. The State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has however confirmed that six bodies were recovered from two of the affected communities, adding that the herders were relocating from the surroundings when trouble started between them and the villagers. Locals told newsmen that three people were killed initially but that after Monday afternoon attack, the death toll rose to 15 in all the three villages of Tse Akaa, Mba’abaji and Tse-Orlalu. On his part, the State Coordinator of Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Garus Gololo, said that fight erupted between the herders and villagers because some Tiv speaking youths constituted hindrance to the cattle breeders who were only minding their business. Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom, on Monday also confirmed the attack on the communities during an interview with newsmen in Makurdi. He appealed to both parties to be calm in order to settle whatever misunderstanding they had amicably. In the same vein, the Police Commissioner has called on the rural dwellers to allow the herders exit through their vicinity peacefully as they were only leaving because the rains have started. Source:Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Gunmen shoot Police area commander in Delta

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night reportedly attacked the Area Commander of the Ughelli Area Command of the Delta state police command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo, shooting him twice at close range. Though reasons for the attack on the police chief could not be ascertained as at press time, The Nation recalls that crime rate within UghelliRead More

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Police arrest three over defrauding applicants of N8m

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The Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr Yakubu Babas, says the police have arrested three suspects for defrauding unsuspecting applicants of N8 million by presenting fake police employment letters to them. Babas, who made the disclosure at a press briefing in Jalingo on Monday, listed the suspects as Kalamu Baraya, Elman Ngirla and Victor Samuel.Read More

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Three arrested over attack on APC chieftain in Edo

Three suspected thugs have been arrested over Monday’s attack on a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress and a former governorship aspirant in Edo State, Chief Blessing Agbomhere. Agbomhere was beaten and bloodied in the mouth by over 30 thugs at the Benin Airport shortly after he arrived from Abuja. Also attacked was a former governorship candidateRead More

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