Tag: Gunmen

<strong>Gunmen Ambush Bullion Van In Anambra</strong>
Crime, News, Nigeria

Gunmen Ambush Bullion Van In Anambra

Gunmen ambushed a bullion van in Ufuma, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday. Reports say the bullion van was attacked around 4:00 p.m while conveying cash to an undisclosed location. The gunmen followed and shot at the van and security personnel attached to the van. The attack was confirmed by the police spokesperson in the State, deputy superintendent Tochukwu Ikenga, stating that it was a suspected armed robbery attack. He said, “Police operatives attached to the bullion van gallantly repelled the attack.” According to Ikenga, the force have commenced a manhunt for the attackers.   See Also: UNICEF Condemns Abduction Of 21 Schoolchildren In Katsina The police spokesperson said the police have recovered a Lexus and a Highlander SUVs ...
Three Police Officers killed by Suspected Gunmen in Enugu
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Three Police Officers killed by Suspected Gunmen in Enugu

On Wednesday night, suspected gunmen killed three police officers at Chime Avenue, New Haven, North Local Government Area in Enugu State. See Also: Police Rescue Italian Catholic Priest Abducted In Edo, Kill 3 Suspects According to the Daily Post, a sienna driven by the suspected gunmen overtook a police Hilux vehicle and then proceeded to open fire on the officers afterwards. It was reported that three officers died on the spot, at the time of filling this report the Enugu State Police Command is yet to release a statement concerning the incident. Source: Daily Post
Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo
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Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo

Seven wedding guests have reportedly been killed in Imo State by gunmen suspected to be Ebubeagu Security Operatives on Sunday. The Incident caused unrest in the state as the news surfaced on Monday. The wedding guests were returning from a traditional wedding that took place in Awommamaa in Oru West Local Government Area and they were heading back to their community in Otulu in Oru East Local Government Area. The Community Leader in Otulu confirmed the news and also reported the information to our newsmen. He added that the persons coming from the wedding were traveling on motorcycles around 7 pm, then the suspected Ebube Agu operatives sighted the guests and opened fire, killing seven persons at the spot with five persons missing while two others were hospitalized due to...
Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates
Nigeria, Security, Terrorism

Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates

Gunmen attack at the the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja yesterday caused major panic as residents feared for their lives. The suspected terrorist attack was carried out in a deliberate attempt to force entry and free some prisoners.   Reports say three bomb blasts were heard within the correctional facility with the first one occurring around 10;25pm. The bomb blasts were followed by sporadic gunshots which threw residents into distress. See Also:   Imo Prison Attack: 6 Inmates Returned, 35 Refused to Escape – Prison Service Chief Information available to the media says the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS had been warned earlier through an intelligence report that one of its facilities might be attacked. At the time of filing this report, African News Today could not r...
Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia
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Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia

Gunmen on Saturday evening attacked the facility of Abia State Police Criminal Investigation Department located at the Ugwunchara axis of Umuahia, the Abia State capital. Sources said that the gunmen arrived the SCID facility in a Toyota Sienna with some of the gunmen who were Stark naked and others dressed in black attire with red scarf carrying AK7. The sources said that the gunmen also came with the message that they will deal with anyone that disobeys the Monday May 30th sit-at-home order. The incident which was said to have occured about 5:30pm has forced many residents of both Umuagu in Umuahia North LGA and other parts of the state capital to desert the streets. While information about the attack is still sketchy, unconfirmed reports have it that the CID building was com...
BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Police Station in Abia
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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Police Station in Abia

Gunmen in the early hours of Monday razed Ubakala police station in Apumiri community, Ubakala in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. Ubakala police station is located off the ever-busy Ubakala-Old Umuahia road. No life was lost in the attack, which lasted for about an hour. Vehicles within the premises were burnt while the the police building was set ablaze. More details later...
Gunmen Kill Okowa’s Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles
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Gunmen Kill Okowa’s Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles

Unidentified gunmen in a white Venza car have killed the Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Okiemute Sowho, also known as Daddy K. On Saturday evening, he was killed along Crudas axis by Akintola Road, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. Sources said the killing might have been carried out by assassins as nothing was stolen from the deceased after being shot dead. Giving details of the killings of the governor's aide and the four mobile policemen, a source, who does not want his name mentioned, told SaharaReporters that the governor's aide, who is in his early 40s, was shot at a close range. "Okiemute was rushed by sympathizers to a private hospital in the area where doctors confirmed him dead on arrival. His corpse was immediately de...
BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community
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BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Not less than seven people have died after gunmen stormed Ungwan Bido village in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday morning. Two children are also said to be missing after the attack. Samuel Aruwa, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the story to ChannelsTV, stating that the attackers burnt down four houses. The attack follows the alleged killing of a Fulani herdsman, Isiyaka Saidu, of Ungwan Pah village on Saturday. Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai said he had directed the State Emergency Management Agency to, as a matter of urgency, provide relief materials to citizens whose houses were burnt as well as those injured in the attack.   Source: SaharaReporters
Gunmen kill Ondo Monarch
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Gunmen kill Ondo Monarch

Suspected kidnappers have killed a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Oluifon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area, Oba Israel Adeusi. According to reports, Oba Adeusi was  shot about 5:50pm near Elegbeka village along the Benin-Akure highway while returning to his community after a meeting in Akure. Sources said he was confirmed dead at a private hospital where he was rushed to. It was gathered that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu canceled all his official engagements when he heard of the killing. The kidnappers were said to have also abducted two persons at the same spot. Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the killing, said all police divisions within the Ondo North axis have been mobilised to arrest the perpetrators.