BREAKING: Boko Haram: The war just starting – Shekau replies Borno Gov, Zulum

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reacted to the message by Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, to sect leaders and members.

Zulum recently urged them to turn away from their violent ways, embrace peace and return to normal life.

On Sunday evening, Ahmad Salkida, a journalist renowned for his closeness to the sect, disclosed that Shekau has turned down the advice.

Tweeting via his handle, @A_Salkida, the conflict and terrorism reporter wrote: “Shekau, in a recorded audio in Kanuri and Hausa declined the governor’s olive branch.

“In a calm tone, uncharacteristic of Shekau, he said the war was just starting. He vowed that his group was not ready to give up arms, chiding the governor for ‘misinterpreting’ a verse.

“According to Shekau: His members that want to leave, “know that is about Allah, it is not about any human being.”

“Informed analysts consider the exchange a good sign and have urged the governor not to relent in engaging the insurgents at all necessary levels.”

DAILY POST reports that the Boko Haram insurgency clocked 10 years in July 2019.

Over the last decade, the conflict has claimed the lives of some 27,000 civilians and devastated entire communities, villages and towns across the three most-affected states.

Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis remains among one of the most severe in the world with 7.1 million people in need of life-saving assistance and 1.8 million people uprooted from their homes – the vast majority of them women and children.

“The crisis that started ten years ago is still far from over,” Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, said recently.

“We are here today to remember those who have lost their lives in the conflict, and to remind of those still struggling to survive and rebuild their lives.

“Ten years on, it is not the time for us to spare any effort. In this very critical period, we must collectively redouble efforts, with support at all levels – locally, nationally and internationally.”

How 64-year-old father defiles his 4 daughters in Lagos

A 64-year-old man, Bassey Archibong, of No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has been arraigned for having carnal knowledge of his four daughters aged between 12 and 20.

It was learnt that Archibong had been having incestuous sexual relationship with the girls since 2016.

Archibong was arraigned on three counts of continuous sexual relationship with his daughters, failure to get their consent and involvement in an amoral relationship with the victims before the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court 1, Lagos.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, John Iberedem, said Archibong used food as bait to get the girls to consent to his amorous desire.

Iberedem said whenever the children objected, he would refer to Lot in the Bible, who had sex with his daughters and was not punished by God.

The prosecutor also stated that the offences were punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2019.

He said, “The defendant beat the children and starved them whenever they confronted him on why he was sleeping with them.

“He would tell them that intercourse between fathers and daughters were normal and approved by God.

“He told the children that God did not punish Lot, who had sexual intercourse with his children, meaning that He approves of the act.”

The charges read in part, “That you, Bassey Archibong, between the years 2016 and 2019 at No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos State, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did engage your four daughters between the ages of 12 and 20 in sexual activities by having carnal knowledge of them continuously without their consent, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

“That you, Bassey Archibong, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of your 20-year-old daughter without her consent even when you knew that it was morally wrong, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 260 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, remanded the accused person in a correctional facility pending advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

She adjourned the matter till October 30, 2019.

unidentified lady allegedly snatches manhood of 3 men in BRT bus

A yet-to-be-identified young lady, on Thursday, escaped lynching by an irate mob over alleged snatching of manhood of three men in a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus at Onipanu Bus Stop in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the incident, reports that the young lady escaped death as irate mob and BRT passengers pounced on her over the allegation.

An eyewitness and passenger in the bus, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that a man suddenly raised the alarm that his manhood had disappeared immediately the young lady touched him in the bus.

She added that two other men standing close to the first man almost immediately raised the same alarm, after feeling their organs.

The eyewitness added that the bus driver had to take all the occupants of the bus to Onipanu Police Station to report the incident

Speaking to NAN at the police station, an unidentified police officer, confirmed the incident and said that the police were on top of the situation.

NAN reports that the three affected men were taken to undisclosed hospital for confirmation of their claims.

Boko Haram: killed 22 health workers , 60 health facilities destroyed in Yobe

Dr. Hauwa Larai Goni, Director Public Health at the Yobe State Ministry of Health, has disclosed that a total of 22 health workers lost their lives with 60 health facilities destroyed during the peak of Boko Haram insurgency. Daily Post report.

The director made the disclosure at a one day workshop on improving access to healthcare services in post conflicts setting leads to building a resilient health system in Yobe state held on Tuesday in Damaturu.

She added that, over 300 health were also displaced during the period.

“A total of 90 health workers were attacked, 22 were killed, over 300 were displaced while 60 facilities were completely destroyed during the insurgency”, Goni said.

She noted that curfews, ban on motorcycles and GSM services cut-off for 6 months among others hindered access to healthcare delivery in the state.

The Director, however, pointed out that responsive policies, resources flow, developing institutional and individual capacities, livelihood support as well as community coercion were some the resilience and recovery methods adopted in reversing the ugly trend.

The State Deputy Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare, Idi Barde Guban, represented by Alhaji Baba Ali, said the activities of the insurgents have resulted in the destruction of 1098 of public buildings and private properties including healthcare facilities in the state.

The workshop has a theme: “improving access to healthcare services in post-conflict setting: a case of Yobe State health system resilience.”

Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect Operating in Military Camouflaged Uniform.

Lagos State Police Command has arraigned a notorious Armed Robbery that operates Military Camouflaged Uniform. This disclosure was made by DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

At about 2330 hours, Festac Police Station received a distress call from a filling station at 2nd Rainbow Festac, that an armed robber was sighted along the area. Anti Robbery Patrol team was promptly drafted to the location.

The suspect who was identified as Chizoba Okeke “m” 30yrs old was arrested. Items recovered from him includes: Two phones, one Sword, house breaking implements, two daggers, a POS machine and ATM card. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain where and how he got the military uniform he operates with and to also identify other members of his gang. It is not yet established whether he belongs the the gang of dismissed soldiers arrested some weeks ago. The suspect will be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded.
2 Five Years Old Boy Killed in a Fire Incident….Police Rescued Other Occupants.
On 04/10/2019 at about 2100, Igando Police Station received a distress call that there is an inferno at No 4,Ben Okonkwo Okonkwo Igando. Value of the Properties destroyed by the fire are yet to be estimated. one Praise Emeka ‘m’ 5years old was burnt beyond recognition.

The combined efforts of the Police and fire service led to the rescue of other occupants of the building and prevented the fire from escalating. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the incident.

  1. Police Saved Two Persons from Gas Poisoning
    On 3/10/2019 at about 2245hour, a Patrol Team from Bariga Division while on patrol along Shobande Street Akoka noticed a black Hyundai vehicle parked along the road with two occupants: Abiodun Balogun ‘m’ about 32 years old and Odisha Ginika ‘f’ 21 years old, laying down unconscious on driver and passenger seats respectively.

They were rushed to hospital for medical attention while the vehicle was removed from the scene for inspection.

They were resuscitated by the medical team on duty and later discharged from the hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is an Uber driver while the Lady was his passenger. They became unconscious as a result of a poisonous chemical substance/gas they inhaled due to leakage from the air conditioning system

Police Discovered a Baby Factory in Lagos, Rescued 19 Pregnant Girls and Arrested Two Suspects for Child trafficking.

Lagos Police Command Unveiled a baby factory, nabbed 19 pregnant woman.
This disclosure was made by DSP Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

At 1600hrs, acting on the strength of information from a reliable source, detectives from Ishiri Osun Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Chike Ibe stormed a building at no 14 adisa street Ayanwale area ikotun Lagos, suspected to be used for child trafficking. 19 pregnant girls ages 15 and 28 were rescued.

Four kids were also rescued. They were recovered from four different locations.

They include: No 32 Owosho Street, Governor Road, Ikotun ; No 29 Olugbeyohun Street, Olakunle Bus Stop Abaranja; No 4/6 Anomo Street, Abaranja and the address mentioned above.

The pregnant women were brought from Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Abia and Imo States. Two suspects namely Happiness Ukwuoma ‘f’ 40 years old and Sherifat Ipeya ‘f’ 54 years old were arrested in connection with the case.

The suspects did not receive formal medical training but operate as nurses.

The suspects are natives of Imo and Epe, Lagos States respectively.

The Command has launched a manhunt of the principal suspect Madam Oluchi ‘f’ from Mbano, Imo State. She is a mother of five.

The young women were mostly abducted by the suspects for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the Babies to potential buyers.

The girls were tricked with employment as domestic staff in Lagos. The Babies are sold between #300,000 and #500,000 depending on the sex. Boys are sold for N500,000 and girls for #300,000.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has visited the scene and ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case.

The Command is working with other Agencies and stakeholders in rehabilitating and resettling the pregnant girls and the Babies.

Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court.

  1. Arrest of a Notorious Cult Leader by Operation Crush Operatives
    On 25/9/2019 at about 2330hrs One Osonye Henrise ‘M’ about 24years old an Aiye Confraternity King pín was Arrested By Detectives from Bariga Police Station at idumota church street Bariga for attempting to kill one Bosiga on the same date at araromi Street Bariga. The Suspect is believed to be the second in command to one Adekunle Adesanya alias idon tei that was killed on 24th/9/2019 at Edo Evans Str Bariga. Investigation is ongoing, suspect will be charged to Court.
  2. Arrest of a Cult Leader
    On 26/9/2019 at about 0515hrs one Babatunde Fadairo ‘m’ about 22years old was arrested by Detectives from Bariga Police Station. The Suspect is alleged to have led five others to kill one Ahmed Saul’s ‘m’ about 32 years old with a stone at new garage. The Suspect is a known Eiye Confraternity stalwart while the decease was an Aiye Confraternity capon. Investigation is ongoing, suspect will soon be charged to Court.

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Police Arrest Two Armed Robbery Suspects

Lagos Police command have arrested two notorious robbery suspect terrorizing Ejigbo Axis in Lagos.

At about 0210hrs, One Inspr Jacob Shanvoedu and five others attached to Ejigbo police station in joint operation with Inspr Yemi Ojumoola and five others attached to Raiders State CID, Panti Yaba , stormed a criminal hide out at Coker junction by NNPC road and arrested two notorious armed robbery suspects namely, Seyi Ogundele ‘m’ age 36yrs a.k.a Spartacus and Ogunmola Akintola ‘m’ age 30yrs a.k.a T-90. The suspects were involved in series of armed robberies within Ejigbo and environs.

Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court.

  1. Babies’ Sellers syndicate busted in Ejigbo and a week old baby recovered.
    On 26th August, 2019, at about 3.30pm, a police officer attached to the Motor traffic Division of Ejigbo Police Division while controlling traffic at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo noticed a sort of commotion close to her traffic point.

She intervened and discovered that the brouhaha was about a lady named Gift Michael 24yrs old, found with a suspected new born baby. In her company is her ‘madam’, one Florence Nkem Douglas aged 50yrs, both of Ijegun area of Isheri.

They were about to be mobbed due to the alarm raised by those who had been trailing the duo from their residence in Ijegun as the whole community had been suspecting them for long for being in the business of buying and selling of babies in their Maternity Clinic, but for the timely intervention of the traffic Police woman.

The two above named women with the baby were rescued to Ejigbo Divisional Police Headquarters where in depth investigation was conducted. Investigation revealed that the said Florence Douglas, a native of Igueben in Edo State, who is not a registered Nurse operates two Maternity Clinic named Flofidel Clinic and Maternity Homes with branches in Shosanya Street, I82, Ijegun road and Okunola Ijagemo areas. On interrogation, the said Florence admitted to have been in the business of sales of babies for a while.

She revealed that a baby girl is referred to as “PINK” while a baby boy is called “BLUE”; and are both referred to as “MARKET” .

She further confessed that the Male baby found in their custody at Jakande gate Ejigbo, suspected to be a week old was brought to her from Gombe, enroute Akure and was to be sold for N500,000.00.

The rescued baby who appeared sick with symptoms suspected to be jaundice was promptly taken to hospital for medical attention.

Worthy of mention are pictures of about 50 different babies in the phone of the suspect, suspected to have already been sold off. Babies are usually sold between N500,000.00 and N1million depending on their sex.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba to take over the investigation and ensure that other members of the syndicate are apprehended.

Investigation is ongoing

Lagos Police Arraign a woman for Killing her Hubby over Daughter’s Birthday Party

Lagos Police arrested a lady for killing her daughter over birthday discrepancy.

This disclosure was made by DSP Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

At about 0600hours, Homicide detectives from Surulere Division arrested one Stella Peter ‘f’ 23 years old for stabbing her hubby, Bala Haruna ‘m’ 25 years old to death. The couple who were not actually married, lived together at No 2 Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere lagos, for three years and have a Baby who just turned one. An argument ensued between them which turned violent and the woman used a kitchen knife to stab the man in the back which led to his death.

The woman accused the man of refusing to release money for their daughter’s birthday party. Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba have taken over the investigation.

The suspect confessed to the commission of the Crime. She will be charged to Court for murder.

  1. Arrest of Notorious Car Snatchers and Recovery of Stolen Vehicle
    On 11/09/2019 at about 2330hrs, acting on credible Intelligence, Detectives from Ilemba Hausa Division arrested two suspects: Gidion Amuzie ‘m’ aged 25 yrs and God’s power Imafidion ‘m’ aged 25 yrs of Sattilite town Lagos and recovered one black Honda accord 2007 which they hid at jemilugba street ilogbo Lagos.

The suspects specialize in snatching vehicles from the owners or stealing the vehicles from where they are parked.

They confessed that they stole the vehicle at a car wash in satellite town Lagos.

Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court.

  1. Arrest of Armed Robbers and Cop Killers
    On 14/09/2019 at about 01:30hrs, following a sustained monitoring, a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer Igando, CSP Taiwo Kasumu arrested three notorious armed robbery suspects. The armed robbery gang terrorizes the Igando/Egan residential neighborhood mostly at night time.

They arrived the neighborhood on three motorcycles with intent to rob along Ikotun-Igando road but the attempt was foiled by the police. One Oseni Waheed ‘m’ 32yrs was arrested at the scene with one locally made pistol while the rest escaped.

He led detectives to Aribisala street in Egan where three of his fleeing accomplices were arrested at about 02:30am of 16/09/2019. The suspects were also on the wanted list of the State CID Yaba for series of robberies and murders including the murder of a Policeman under Amukoko Division during one of their robbery operations. Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court.

  1. Police Intercepted a Van Carrying Large Quantity of Cannabis also Known as Indian Hemp
    On 16/09/2019 at about 2.00am, Police Officers from Area J Command, intercepted a van along Itafaji Street, Lagos Island loaded with twenty bags of Cannabis leaves. The driver of the Van, Usman Adeyemi ‘m’ 27 years old was arrested while the vehicle was impounded for discreet investigation.

Police Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect in a Church Retreat Ground and Recovered Firearms

Lagos state Police Command have arrested a robbery gang terrorizing church.

This disclosure was made by DSP Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

At about 0620hrs, Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Opened Field, that one motorcycle was sighted conveying three passengers into the camp ground in a Suspicious manner.

The passengers mingled amongst the worshipers who were attending three days retreat with intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets, cash etc.

On the strength of the information, patrol teams were deployed to the scene.

The ring leader identified as Wasiu Kamarudeen ‘m’ 19 years old of No 8 Olaniyi street Iyalode Ilogbo was arrested and one locally made short Gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him.

Their operational motorcycle with registration number OGUN AKM 749 WP was recovered.

The Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has launched a manhunt of the remaining two suspects. Investigation is ongoing and the case will be charged to Court as soon as investigation is completed.

(2). 28 Years Old Man Arrested for Raping an Underage Girl in Bariga
On 31/08/2019 at about 2015hours, Bariga Police Station received a complaint that one Fatai Nafiu ‘m’ of No 9 Adetoke Street, Bariga forcefully had an unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15years old girl (Name withheld).

A team of detectives from the Family Support Unit arrested the suspect.

He confessed to the commission of the crime.

The victim/survivor was taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to Court

(3). 34 Years Old Man Arrested for Defiling a Teenager in Bariga Market Square
On 27/8/2019 at about 1920hours, Bariga Police Station received a complaint that one Taiwo Sheuases ‘m’ 34 years old defiled a teenage girl of about 15 years old in Bariga Market square.

The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit and he confessed to the Commission of the Crime.

The victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to Court.

(4). 50 Years Old Man Arrested for Defiling a 3 Years old Girl
On 30/08/2019 at about 1000hrs, Ajao Estate Police Station received a complaint that one Isaac Ubogu ‘m’ 50years old of No. 31 Awoniyi Elemo Street Ajao Estate, defiled a 3year old girl. The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit and he confessed to the commission of the crime.

The survivor was taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to Court.

(5). 37 Years Old Man Committed Suicide in Ikorodu Estate.
On 30/08/2019 at about 2300hours, Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu received a distress call that one Seyi Onayemi ‘m’ 37 years old allegedly drank a poisonous substance suspected to be Snipper insecticide and died in his room at 7th Avenue, Rofo Estate, Odogunyan, Shagamu road, Ikorodu. The scene was visited by homicide detectives and the corpse was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy.

The empty bottle of the poisonous substance and a suicide note were recovered from the suspect.

Breaking :A Clergy Stab Mother to Death in Anambra

A 30-year old on Tuesday allegedly stabbed his mother, Mrs. Grace Anaka to death in Ifite Oraifite in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State.

The suspect, Nwabueze Anaka, said to be a pastor with one of the new generation churches in the area, reportedly committed the crime in the family compound in the early hours.

The Nation gathered that the suspect took to his heels immediately he killed the mother.

The reason for the dastardly act was yet to be ascertained as at press time.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the deceased was stabbed with a dagger.

He said: “There was a report at Oraifite Division today 27/8/2019 at about 12:00pm that same date at about 6:am, one Nwabueze Anaka, aged about 30yrs of Umunakwa Oraifite, allegedly stabbed his mother one Grace Anaka ‘f’, aged about 50 years with a dagger and took to flight.

“Police detectives attached to the Division visited the scene, photographed and took the victim to the hospital where she was certified dead by the medical doctor after which corpse was deposited at the rest land morgue, Oraifite.

“Circumstances surrounding the incident is yet to be ascertained but the complainants alleged that the suspect is having some mental challenges.”

Mohammed said the case was being investigated while efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspect in order to bring him to justice.

Culled from Nation.