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Full-list: Ebonyi Police Command declares 18 wanted

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Ebonyi Police Command declares 18 wanted

Full list down below as Ebonyi Police Command declares 18 wanted after allegedly promoting intra-communal wars in Ebonyi State.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police Ebonyi State Command, DSP Loveth Odah spoke to journalists in Abakaliki, the State capital on Tuesday on behalf of the command.

The 18 suspects were said to have been wanted for alleged murder, arson, Cultism and unlawful possession of firearms. All suspects were identified to be indigenes of Effium, also known as Ezza-Effium which is located within Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the State.

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In the light of the above, the Command has advised all indigenes of the Ezza-Effium community, its surrounding communities and the entire people of Ebonyi State to be vigilant and assist in the arrest of the 18 suspects. This is to be done by either reporting the same to the nearest police station or by calling the State Police Emergency number; 07064515001 or 07034232125.

Names of the identified 18 suspects are as follows:

  1. Nwankwo Godwin (AKA Nkwo Motors)
  2. Hope Nwankwo
  3. Chibueze Nwifuru (AKA Big Meat)
  4. Daniel Nwangwoto
  5. Osondu Mgbada (AKA Stain)
  6. Okechukwu Nwanga (AKA Ezza)
  7. Chukwudi Nwite (AKA Last Born)
  8. Ernest Aduma
  9. Chukwudi Okefi (AKA Malaika)
  10. Oliver Okefi (AKA Malife)
  11. Osondu Okefi
  12. Elom John
  13. Paul Elom
  14. Odinaka Idu
  15. Monday Idu
  16. Solomon Okefi
  17. Chinedu Ilor
  18. Garba (from Inikiri Bernard)

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El-Rufai vows not to pay ransom if Son kidnapped, Prays he makes heaven instead

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El-Rufai vows not to pay ransom if Son kidnapped, Prays he makes heaven instead

Governor Nasir El-Rufai vows not to pay ransom if Son kidnapped, or for the release of any kidnapped victim in the state. This comes after a statement from previous interviews where he said categorically that said kidnappers do not deserve to live and should all be wiped out.

El-Rufai said that even though his son is kidnapped, he would not pay a ransom. I’d rather pray for him to go to heaven than pay any ransom, the governor said during a radio interview in Kaduna.

He reiterated that he has cautioned his family members to be cautious to avoid being kidnapped, emphasizing that he had already made it clear to them that he will never pay a ransom for their release if any of them are kidnapped.

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“I mean it, and I will say it again, here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead, because I won’t pay any ransom.”

The governor has been under pressures to find and free the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry and Mechanisation in Kaduna and went on to reiterate that the government is looking at other ways to secure their release.  He did, however, rule out paying the ransom as part of those ways being considered.

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Abia State Gov. shuts down school over explosives found in premises

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Abia State Gov. shuts down school over explosives found in premises

Abia State Gov. shuts down school over explosives found in premises of a primary school within its state capital. The Abia State Government announced that an investigation has started to “unravel the origins and nature” of the alleged explosive devices discovered at Union Primary School in Afaraukwu, Umuahia.

Okiyi Kalu, the Commissioner for Information, announced this in a statement released in Umuahia on Thursday.

Mr Kalu said that the state government has begun collaborating with appropriate security agencies in the state regarding the progress.

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According to the statement, “an initial inspection of the instruments reveals signs of corrosion, raising the possibility that the artefacts are civil war remnants.”

“We are awaiting a definitive formal report from the Nigeria Police Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit, which is reportedly investigating the incident.”

While he made it clear that the school had been briefly closed by the authorities, he also claimed that the requisite precautions have been taken to secure the school’s students and employees, “with security sweeps underway.”

Even as Mr Okiyi Kalu expressed the government’s gratitude to God for no loss of life or property, he went ahead to say that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had ordered security agents to conduct a serious investigation and come up with preventive checks as well as measures in other vulnerable areas of the state.

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Breaking: Nigerian Activist Yinka Odumakin is dead

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Breaking: Nigerian Activist Yinka Odumakin is dead

According to reports reaching Izzygong; Spokesman Afenifere, Human Rights Activist, Nationalist and a true democrat Yinka Odumakin is dead.

While the circumstances of his death are still unknown, a source told Daily Trust that he died as a result of COVID-19 complications.

After the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, Odumakin was a core member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), which fought General Sani Abacha’s rule.

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He was also a spokeswoman for the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), an organization that represents ethnic groups from the South-West, South-South, South-East, and Middle Belt.

Odumakin, who is married to another activist, Dr Joe Odumakin, has been a vocal critic of the current administration.

He has repeatedly chastised the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for perceived bias and favouritism in the recruitment of officials to different positions.

He was also outspoken in his criticism of killers’ actions in Yorubaland.

He recently cautioned the Federal Government not to arrest Sunday Igboho, who recently gave a quit notice to Fulani herders in Ibarapa, Oyo State, and expelled the Sarkin Fulani in Igangan.

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