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PDP Alerts Police, Says Violence May Mar Elections in Ekiti

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As the rescheduled Presidential and National Gathering decisions hold today, the People groups Vote based Gathering (PDP) in Ekiti State, has raised the caution over the likelihood of the races being damaged by viciousness.

The gathering raised the alert on Friday that the decision All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was moving toward Saturday’s races with edginess, which may spell fate for the lead of the much anticipated surveys.

Tending to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, PDP State Executive, Boss Gboyega Oguntuase, claimed that APC individuals had been driving individuals off with shots in the state capital notwithstanding medium-term assault on PDP state secretariat and badgering of restriction party individuals.

The PDP director stated: “With the demonstration of shooting that occurred in Ado Ekiti when decision is under 24 hours away, we trust that if these individuals conveying firearms are permitted to be operational without check, the whole state will be tossed into disarray and having free, reasonable and dependable race will be a minor dream.

“Medium-term, the State Secretariat of PDP was assaulted. Each standard there was burnt. Our security monitor was captured and thumped. The bulletin before our secretariat was pulled down.”

“APC is prepared to damage these races with viciousness. As of now, they have moved a lorry heap of ‘pankere’ stick from Edo State to Ekiti needing to utilize them to assault our kin and the assault has begun. A man who is a PDP part was greeted around Oja Oba. The man was approached to yell Sai Buhari. He was beaten on account of his refusal. His vehicle was harmed.

“We have announced the assault on our secretariat to the police and we trust the police have started examinations. We will report the discharge occurrence before close of work today,” the PDP director said.

Dissipating the charge, the Executive General of Buhari/Osinbajo Crusade Association in Ekiti, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu, depicted the allegation as created falsehoods, which the PDP needed to convey to get open compassion in the present races.

Osinkolu said the objective of APC individuals had been the manner by which to return President Muhammad Buhari to control legitimaty not at all like the PDP he asserted of imagining obscure intends to win the surveys.

“PDP should search inwards for its hardships, on the grounds that our individuals were not included. Of what advantage would evacuation of crusade keepsakes be to us in these decisions.

“President Buhari had offered mandate to security organizations to bargain unequivocally with survey riggers and as submitted Nigerians, APC concurred with him, so we couldn’t have been in charge of this unwarranted insensitive mission the PDP was making a case for.

“I need to state obviously that APC was not complicit in this odious demonstration and our siblings on the opposite side should quit pointing at us.

“We are engaged and we have our eyes fixed on the objective and no diversion from a suffocating gathering like PDP can crash us. Our fundamental motivation is to win these decisions and not to devastate inane property or assault any lawmaker that has no importance among the people,” Osinkolu said

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Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara

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Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers

We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.

A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”

“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.

When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.

 

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Clean smelly Lagos gutters, stop making noise – Deji Adeyanju rebukes Joe Igbokwe

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Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist, has berated Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent comments on social media.

Adeyanju said Igbokwe who should be cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos State is making noise on social media.

Igbokwe, who is the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been very outspoken on social media lately.

The APC chieftain celebrated the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

He had explained that Kanu once asked IPOB members to kill him and his family members.

The governor’s aide also rebuked Kanu’s style of agitation, stressing that the IPOB leader never witnessed the Biafra civil.

Igbokwe further stressed that the Nigerian government has enough evidence to convict the embattled IPOB leader.

However, Adeyanju, in a tweet wrote: “Joe Igbokwe who should be busy cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos is still on Facebook making noise.”

Meanwhile, we observed that Lagos State has witnessed serious flooding due to rain fall and bad drainage management.

 

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Cultism: Four arrested during cult supremacy battle in Ogun

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Four persons, who the police said are members of dreaded cult groups, were on Saturday arrested during a supremacy battle in Ogun State.

Police said the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.

The suspects, according to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were identified as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27)

Oyeyemi informed us that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am on Saturday.

The two groups were said to have gone on a rampage at the Hotel road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.

The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene “where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle.”

According to Oyeyemi, “the police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them”, leading to the arrest of four of them.

Items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.

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