Armed Robber Burnt Alive in Ugheli Delta

A suspected armed robber yesterday was burnt to death by an angry mob in Afiesere Community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Airview News gathered that the incident which occurred at about 4:00 pm drew the attention of a mammoth crowd.

It was gathered through eye witness report that the victim was snatched a newly purchased motorcycle from its at Iwhrekpokpor roundabout, Afiesere.

It was learnt that the owner of the stolen motorcycle raised an alarm which attracted other motorcyclists who gave the victim a hot chase.

It was further revealed that the victim was lynched by the angry mob after he drove into an Afiesere Secondary School.

It was learnt that the angry mob meat the victim to a pulp before setting him ablaze.

When contacted Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident.

“We do not encourage any form of jungle justice,” he said

Kidnappers Abduct Man Delivering Ransom in Niger state

Kidnappers in Nigeria have seized a man who was sent to deliver a ransom payment to secure the release of dozens of abducted school children.

The elderly man was sent by the children’s parents after they managed to raise 30m naira ($73,000; £53,000) by selling land and other possessions.

But they have been left feeling hopeless following his kidnapping.

The north of the country is in the midst of a wave of school abductions carried out by criminals for profit.

Ransoms are frequently paid, but this is a rare case where the person carrying the cash has been taken.

The kidnappers called up the school’s headteacher to say that the money delivered was not the agreed sum.

The 136 students were taken from an Islamic school in Tegina, Niger state, in late May.

Gunmen riding on motorcycles stormed the town and opened fire indiscriminately killing one person and injuring another.

As people fled, the attackers went to the school and seized the children.

The parents and school administrators negotiated with the criminals and agreed to pay the ransom. They sold part of the school’s land as well as other possessions.

Headteacher Malam Abubakar Alhassan told the Airviews reporter that six people were sent with the correct amount to meet the kidnappers near the forest where the children were being held.

When they arrived, the gunmen demanded that one of the group, an elderly man, follow them into the forest so that the cash could be counted.

But they later called to say the money was not sufficient.

According to Mr Alhassan reported that “Parents are now resigned to fate. They say they can’t raise any more money. They are now relying on God.

More than 1,000 students have been abducted from schools across northern Nigeria since December last year.

Hundreds of them are still in captivity, although some of the students kidnapped at Bethel High School were released on saturday nights by the bandits as sallah gifts to their aggrieved parents.

The authorities are being severely criticised for their failure to tackle the country’s widespread insecurity including the deepening kidnapping crisis.

Reported by Michael Reuben.

Police Arraign Fake Navy Officer in Nasarawa

The Police Command in Nasarawa State, on Sunday, said it arrested one Nasiru Ahmed, a fake Naval Officer.

This was contained in a statement signed by ASP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, on behalf of Bola Longe, the Commissioner of Police in the state, and made available to newsmen in Lafia.

The statement said the Police personnel attached to the New Karu Division, while on intensive surveillance patrol, arrested one Nasiru Ahmed ‘M’ 32 years of age, an impostor, notorious criminal and serial fraudster.

“Nasiru Ahmed usually dresses in military camouflage of the Nigeria Navy, approaches Point Of Sale (P.O.S) operators at different locations within Karu LGA, under the guise of conducting transactions and sending fake bank alerts into their mobile phones in lieu of cash.

“The suspect, in most cases, intimidates, harasses and assaults P.O.S operators whenever they complain about the money given to him not reflecting in their bank accounts,” the statement added.

It further explained that during a search on Nasiru Ahmed, the following exhibits were recovered – two sets of Navy uniforms, two sets of boots, one set of knee guards and one dagger, which he admitted using for his nefarious activities.

The Commissioner, in the statement, directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, for further investigation.

CP Longe, therefore, warned criminal elements in the state to either repent or leave the state, warning that if caught, they will be dealt with decisively.

By Oluwaseyi .

Police arraign man for allegedly burning wife’s hut in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly burning the hut of his wife in Birniwa Local Government area (LGA) of the state.

The Spokesman for the state police command, ASP Shiisu Lawan, confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Wednesday in Dutse.

He said that the suspect was arrested after the police received a report from Kuzoyara village on June 11.

According to the report, at about 1 a.m., the suspect, a resident of Dandari village in Machina LGA, Yobe state, allegedly went to the house of his in-laws at Kuzoyara village and set his wife’s hut on fire for turning down his request to go back to his house after they had a misunderstanding.

The PPRO added that that as a result, another hut belonging to the suspect’s mother in-law got burnt to ashes, destroying many valuable items.

Lawan, however, said that no life was lost in the incident.

He added that the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) is investigating the incident.

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Church usher commits suicide after being accused of defiling his neighbor’s minor daughter in Delta

A young Nigerian man identified as Jagbefume Oriagioge, has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of defiling a minor in Agbor, Delta state.

It was gathered that the deceased, a 45-year-old alleged dedicated usher at a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Agbor, also known as Freedom Hall parish hanged himself in his room at Iregwa Street, Agbor on Saturday, July 17th.

According to reports, Oriagioge, popularly called Pastor might have taken his own life after being accused of defiling one of his neighbours’ minor daughters.

Nigerian Tribune quoted a neighbor of the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity saying,

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary of Central Hospital, Agbor for autopsy.

Nigeria Islamics Terrorists confess that they are recruited in Mosque, Train in Lybia

The Arrested high profile members of one of the Nigeria Islamic terrorist group known as Jam’atu Ansarul Muslimeena fii Bilaa dis Sudan has confess that they are recruited in the mosque and trained in Libya.

Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimeena fii Bilaa dis Sudan, were responsible for the kidnapping of expatriates and influential personalities in northern Nigeria.

Nine suspected members of the terror group were arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by the Inspector General of Police, DCP Abba Kyari.

Police Official at Louis Edet House, member of the Operating team that arrested the terrorist said the gang’ operation base is at Birnin Gwari Bush.

“The source revealed that the gang was responsible for the kidnap of two expatriates, Zaid Alas from Jordan and Isah Jabour a Syrian, both working with Traicta Ltd, Shiroro, Niger State, in December 2019, and only released their captive after collected N120m ransom.

The terrorist gang led Dogo Gide and Mahmud, both on the run, were also responsible for the kidnap for ransom of some employees of Mothercat Construction Company, as well as Magajin Garin Daura in Katsina State.

The arrested suspects were: Aminu Mustapha (alias China), 23; Aminu Saidu (alias Dawud), 26; Aminu Shuaibu (alias Abu Mus’an), 33; Ishak Khalid (alias Uztaz), 30; Yusuf Abubakar (alias AY), 24; Awal Umar Tela, 34; Abubakar Isah Muhammad (alias Khalifa Abu Aisara), 25; Shuaibu Ahmadu, 25 and Abubakar Mustafa (alias Osama), 32.

It was learnt the suspects were helping IRT operatives to track and arrest other gang members still at large, especially their leaders and armourer, one Aliyu Sokoto and Mus’ab, who sent threat email to Triacta Ltd, and negotiated with the company’s managing director, on how N50m will be paid to them yearly to stop kidnapping the company’s expatriates.

“A total of 204 rounds of AK47 Live ammunitions, military uniforms, operational vehicles including a Volkswagen Golf car, drugs and foodstuff meant to be conveyed to their gang members in the bush, and charms were recovered from the suspects. Investigation continues. Serious efforts are in progress to arrest the remaining members,” the source revealed

One of the suspects speaking on how he became a gang member, Shuaibu, from Kastina, said he was brainwashed into believing it was an Islamic group, with a good cause. Shuaibu, trained to treat sick and injured gang members, said he was promised financial benefit, which was what enticed him.

“Sometime in 2015 that I met one Mamoud in the mosque and after each prayer, we hang out to discuss about life. He told me about Ansarul and the financial gain in being a member, aside travelling to Libya.”

Shuaibu, who was sent to Libiya to assist members of the Ansarul group fighting against the then Libyan government, said he earned N50,000 every three months as wage for his contribution to the battle in Libya.” The Guidian

Source: Omokoshaban

KOGI STATE COMMISSIONER FOR WATER RESOURCES ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED IN ABUSE

The commissioner for water resources in Kogi state, Abdulmumin Danga, has been alleged of beating a woman mercilessly in the presence of her son.

While speaking, the victim, Oyeniyi Elizabeth, narrated how she was forcefully taken away by thugs sent by the commissioner and beaten mercilessly in the commissioner’s house where she was taken to.

According to her, she was beaten over a Facebook post where she criticised the commissioner for not helping his (the commissioner) sister.

“I am Oyeniyi Elizabeth, known as Queen Neena on Facebook. 4 days ago, I posted something about the commissioner who isn’t helping his kid sister who happens to be my friend and someone took it up, sent the screenshot to him and sent some group of guys to my house to get me to his place in Lokoja from Okene.

“On getting there, he beat me up, stripped me naked, took a video of me being naked, dealt with me, destroyed my phone and after then, he did not let me go that same day till the next morning which he was going to deliver some message to his people in the village,” she narrated.

DPH NEWS reports that Elizabeth who was based in Abuja but returned to her home town in Okene, Kogi state due to the pandemic COVID-19 further explained how she had to return to Abuja due to further threats by the commissioner.

“From there, due to fear, I had to leave with my son because they came to pick me and my 3-year-old son. Due to fear, I had to rush back to Abuja because I was based in Abuja but because of this COVID, I had to go to my state to be safer. I have to now rush back to Abuja again to hide myself because I know what they’re capable of doing.”

In a tweet made by Sani Muhammed, a Women’s Rights Defender and the founder of Bridge Connect, he explained that Elizabeth’s life and that of her son are under threat as the commissioner is still after her.

“Currently, Elizabeth’s life, that of her son and parents are under threat. The commissioner has sent thugs who know her whereabouts to forcefully kidnap her again back to his house in Lokoja. His thugs have called my friend severally to threaten us.”

Sani calls on the Nigeria Police and human rights activists to ensure the safety of Elizabeth, her son and other persons who are striving to fight for her.

“We call on @PoliceNG and all human rights individuals and organizations to help protect Elizabeth and those threatened by the Commissioner’s thugs if they report or expose this case. We must stand to defend each and everyone us against people like Danga,” he concluded.

A Lady Killed Boyfriend’s Baby in Abia State

A 26year old woman identified as Chinazaekpere has been arrested for killing a six months old baby boy of her boyfriend in Afaraukwu ,Umuahia Abia State.

The lady who confessed that she visited the compound a day before the incident and find out that ,the mother of the baby do leave the baby in the care of a young babysitter while she goes for her daily activities

Revisited the compound ,tricked the babysitter and made away with the baby,whom the she strangled to death.

While speaking with the police men after she was nabbed by Abia state police command confessed that she did that to pay his father for deceiving her all those years without an iota of knowledge that he is married with kids.

The woman said that she decided to do away with the men’s children to pay back for her own children she has killed through abortions for the man while they were dating ,as she has plans of starting with the little baby

The lady has been taken into custody and the law will take it’s full course

Unfortunately the baby who was found in a driange in Umuahia died for the sins of the father and another woman crying for the evil act of same man,what a world.

Life has a way of paying back for our misdeeds sometimes our loved ones becomes the affected and victims of an error.

BOKO HARAM NOW TARGETING CHRISTIANS

The Federal Government on Thursday admitted that members of Boko Haram sect and ISWAP have changed tactics.

It said they had decided to be targeting Christians and Christian communities.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

It said the insurgents’ latest strategy was meant to trigger a religious war and throw the nation into chaos.

The minister’s position contradicted President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion in an op-ed article published three weeks ago in a United States-based magazine, Christianity Today.

In the op-ed which was a tribute to the Michika Local Government Area Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, Pastor Lawan Andimi, who was abducted and killed by insurgents, Buhari had said that it was not true that Christians were the primary targets of Boko Haram insurgents.

He stated, “Christianity in Nigeria is not – as some seem intent on believing – contracting under pressure, but expanding and growing in numbers approaching half of our population today. Nor is it the case that Boko Haram is primarily targeting Christians: not all of the Chibok schoolgirls were Christians; some were Muslims, and were so at the point at which they were taken by the terrorists.”

The Christian Association of Nigeria’s Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel, had faulted the President.

Samuel said Boko Haram from the outset did not hide their mission. “The sole purpose of Boko Haram is the killing of Christians and Islamisation of Nigeria,” he added.

The CAN director stated that Boko Haram had wiped away all Christian communities in most local governments of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

Samuel also cited the killing of Andimi and a University of Maiduguri student, Ropvil Daciya Dalep, to back his claim that the insurgents were targeting Christians.

But on Thursday, the Federal Government seemed to have changed its position as it said the insurgents had altered their strategy because of “a renewed onslaught by our tireless military.”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammed, said Boko Haram insurgents were not used to discriminating between Christians and Muslims when they carried out their attacks in the past.

According to him, churches and mosques, Christians and Muslims were attacked without discrimination in the past.

He said, “Recall that Boko Haram insurgents didn’t use to discriminate between Christians and Muslims when they carried out their attacks in the past. Churches and mosques, Christians and Muslims were attacked without discrimination.

“When they targeted motor parks, the religion, gender, ethnicity or political leaning of the victims didn’t matter, as long as they inflicted the maximum damage to lives and property.

“But in the wake of a renewed onslaught by our tireless military against Boko Haram and their ISWAP allies in recent times, the insurgents have apparently changed their strategy.

“They have started targeting Christians and Christian villages for a specific reason, which is to trigger a religious war and throw the nation into chaos.

“Apparently, they have realised how emotive and divisive religion can be, when exploited by unscrupulous persons.”

The minister added, “Lest I am misunderstood, let me repeat: the insurgents, who delude themselves as Muslims whereas they are nothing more than blood-thirsty, rapacious killers who subscribe to no religion, have recently started targeting Christians with a view to sowing the seed of confusion between the two great religions.

“This did not in any way signify that they have stopped attacking Muslims. But they seem to now have a deliberate policy of attacking Christians.”

He said the killing of Andimi, Dalep and 11 Christians on Christmas Eve, among others fit into the new strategy.

Notwithstanding, Mohammed said it was absurd and unfair to those who are daily battling the insurgents to insinuate a systematic campaign to persecute Christians in Nigeria.

“The truth is that, having run out of options in their battle against Nigeria, the insurgents are desperate to stay relevant, to stay in the news, hence their cowardly and senseless strategy targeting Christians, as part of their increasing resort to the use of guerilla tactics,” he said.

He, therefore, appealed to religious leaders, both Christians and Muslims, not to fall for the desperate move by the insurgents to divide the nation and weaken the resolve to deal the insurgents the mortal blow.

He claimed that contrary to the belief in certain quarters, the insurgents were getting weaker daily due to the gallantry of the nation’s military men.

The minister continued, “The renewed vigour by the military in their war against the insurgents is paying off handsomely, judging by the victories they have recorded in recent times. These include the killing of top ISWAP leaders at two separate meeting venues at Marte Local Government in Borno State a few days ago.

A similarly successful attack against the leadership of Boko Haram was recorded in Alafa Yagayaga in Borno earlier this month. There was also the killing of Boko Haram Chief Judge in Lake Chad.

“The in-fighting in the leadership cadre of Boko Haram is fallout of the pressure on the insurgents by the military. The continued foiling by the military of many attacks by Boko Haram is also another success story.”

Apart from fighting insurgents, the minister said the military had continued to carry out development programmes in the North-East as part of efforts to win the hearts and minds of the populace.

“In conclusion, we want to once again appeal to our leaders, especially religious leaders, not to fall for the antics of Boko Haram and ISWAP, who are trying to divide us along religious lines by targeting Christians for attacks.

“This is the last desperate move by a decimated and disillusioned band of killers and psychopaths to stay relevant amid constant decimation by our gallant troops. We have what it takes to come together and foil this divisive and satanic strategy.

“We appeal to Nigerians to support the military as it moves to decapitate the insurgents. Second-guessing the military at this time is like playing into the hands of Boko Haram,” he said.

TROOPS ARREST FEMALE BANDIT

Troops of the Nigerian Army have successfully arrested a suspected bandit, Zainab Abubakar, at the Ungwan Salaha, Mararaban Jos community, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The military said on Thursday that preliminary checks into the suspect’s phone “revealed a video clip of her dancing with an AK-47 rifle hung on her neck.”
Airview News gathered that Zainab was arrested on Monday by troops of the 1 Division Garrison under the Operation Mesa.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to newsmen,

“Troops of the 1 Division Garrison have arrested a female bandit at Ungwan Salaha in Mararaban Jos. Preliminary checks into her phone revealed a video clip of the suspect dancing with an AK-47 rifle hung on her neck during a social event.
“The same troops on a reconnaissance patrol around Kirsa Village in Anka LGA of Zamfara accosted a motorcyclist conveying a young woman.
“However, the rider abandoned the motorcycle and the lady and ran into a nearby bush. “After the encounter, troops arrested the lady, recovered one AK-47 rifle, one AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a Honda motorcycle. Col Aminu said

“Similarly, on February 25, 2020, troops of 1 Division Garrison, acting on credible information, intercepted a group of bandits who had earlier kidnapped some victims from Niger State.

“Consequently, the troops made contact with the bandits at Chikwale in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State. The criminal bandits abandoned their victims and beat a hasty retreat into the nearby forest.

“One of the victims, Mr Abubakar, was rescued, while the troops recovered two AK-47 rifle magazines, one military pullover, 36 mobile phones, two solar panels and three bags containing clothes and food condiments.”