The Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the gruesome murder of one Mrs Rifkatu Yohanna, a 35-year-old woman, on Monday in a village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state.
It further disclosed that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, which led to violence as youths in the area protested the gruesome murder of the woman.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakili, who made the confirmation said that the deceased went to her farm at about 8am on Monday but did not return home, which led to a search for her.
He stated that the search led to the discovery of her remains in the bush near a hamlet in the area.
According to Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP), “A case of culpable homicide that happened on Monday, 20 09 2021 at about 2045hours, a distress call was put through to the DPO, Tafawa Balewa in relation to one Rifkatu Yohanna, 35 years old woman of Tafawa Balewa town.
“She went to the farm on the same date at 008hrs and did not return home. When a distress call was received by the DPO, a combined team of search was organized by the DPO as well as the DPO of Bununu during which her corpse was recovered in the bush near a hamlet.
“Violence then erupted in Tafawa Balewa when some people came out and were protesting and youths stoned and damaged the patrol vehicle of Bununu Division as a result of which some of them were injured.”
The police spokesman added that in order to ensure peace in the area, the state Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, immediately directed the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) of both Tafawa Balewa and Bununu divisions to dialogue with the youth.
“The Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, on hearing this dastardly act by the hoodlums, directed that the DPOs of Tafawa Balewa and Bununu should engage the youth so that peace will be restored. As I am talking to you now, normalcy has returned to Tafawa Balewa,” the police spokesman stated.
While saying that four suspects were arrested in connection with the case, Wakil, however, assured that the police would do everything possible to arrest the culprits with a view to bringing them to book.
“The command will not leave any stone unturned to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice. The Commissioner of Police has directed for a discreet investigation into the matter, further information will be communicated,” he stated.
The PPRO further assured people of the state of their adequate protection, saying that the command had deployed its personnel in all parts of the state to fight criminals and get them arrested.
He then appealed to residents not to take the laws into their hands no matter what happened, adding that they should always report any crime to the nearest police station.
We had on Tuesday reported that in a swift move to avert crisis in the area, the state government decried the incident leading to the death of the woman, describing it as “dastardly and infamous act”.
The government, in a press release signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim, noted that the incident came at a time when it was working hard to consolidate on the successes in ensuring security for the people of the state.
According to Kashim, it was disheartening that the achievement was being threatened by those he described as “forces of darkness”, who are hell-bent on unleashing mayhem on unsuspecting members of the public.
He called on the people to remain calm and resist any temptation “to take the law into their hands”, adding that they should assist security agencies with useful information.
The SSG then assured that no stone would be left unturned in unearthing, arresting and dealing with the culprits in accordance with the law.
“We assure the public that no stone will be left unturned in unearthing, arresting and dealing with the culprits decisively in accordance with the law,” he said.
Six suspected kidnappers arrested in Adamawa
The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested six suspected kidnappers who attacked Ngurore police station in Yola-South and kidnapped a nursing l mother.
NAN reports that the incident occurred on Oct.10 and the victims were rescued.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Mohammed Barde disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the Adamawa Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) on Thursday in Yola.
He said that the command was ready to deal with any kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the State.
Barde called for continued support of the committee by providing useful information to the police to ensure peace and security across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
He assured them that such information would be treated with confidentiality.
The commissioner advised the PCRC to remain united in the discharge of their duties and discouraged them from having different factions.
BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB gives conditions to dialogue with Buhari govt
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday gave the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government conditions for dialogue.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful said the group would listen to the Federal Government when its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is released unconditionally.
Powerful also noted that the Federal Government should set a date for the referendum of Biafra.
In a statement he signed, Powerful insisted that Kanu committed no crime to warrant being arrested and prosecuted.
He maintained that Kanu should not be detained while terrorists are roaming the streets freely.
According to Powerful: “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu committed no crime to deserve persecution by the federal government that is openly hobnobbing with real terrorists and Fulani bandits but crushing peaceful agitators.
“We demand unconditional release of our Leader. He should not be in detention while real terrorists and mass murderers are parading freely on the streets.
“Nigeria government should prepare a date for the referendum on Biafra for people to decide where to stay either in Biafra or Nigeria.Those who want to sabotage Biafra freedom should wait for the referendum date.
“IPOB demands nothing other than unconditional release of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, and a date for the Biafra referendum.
“We are not interested in any dialogue unless our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU is released before we can sit with anybody for discussion.”
Sex tape: Nobody is holy, even Tiwa Savage – Reality Tv star, Ka3na
Reality Tv star, Ka3na Jones has opined that nobody no matter how perfect their life seem to be, is holier than another.
Ka3na made this known in a post via her Instagram account while reacting to the recently released alleged sex tape of Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage and her boyfriend.
She further noted that nobody is perfect, be it man or woman, adding that the difference is that some are been captured on camera while some do theirs behind the scenes.
“I hope y’all have seen that nobody is holier than another.
“Be It African bad girl or Big Brother Naija housemates. A woman is a woman; the difference is that some people’s dirty doings haven’t been captured on camera. Nobody holy pass,” she wrote.
Recall that ka3na was criticized and dragged online after she had sex with Praise while at the Big Brother house.
She also claimed that Praise didn’t even last for 5 seconds after things turned sour between them.
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