Category: Crime

Elections: EFCC Arest Mr. Abdulkareem Abdulsalem, Over Buying Of Votes

MainNews corespondent learnt, that A middle aged man, Mr. Abdulkareem Abdulsalem, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin zonal office, for sharing money to voters at unit 7, Kwara State College of Education in Ilorin.

Recall that the commission had earlelier promised to work with other security agencies to ensure a free, fair and credible election.


Bandits Abduct 35 Persons in Niger State and Killed five | MainNews.Blog

In Niger state, Thirty-five persons have been declared missing in 17 communities in the Rafi and Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger State, which were plundered by bandits.

It was learnt that five persons were killed during the attack.

Reports state that a victim of the attack in Shiroro, Aliyu Shuaibu that the bandits were cattle thieves, who were in the habit of raiding communities in the affected areas, “but this time, they kidnapped our people in large numbers.”

“The armed men stormed our village in broad daylight and shot repeatedly in the air; we had no choice but to flee into the forest. Some of the families of my community members kidnapped by the bandits have paid ransom to secure their freedom. At times, we go the extra mile to source for money to free some of the villagers held hostage by the bandits,” Shuaibu stated.

Another victim, Hafsat Ibrahim, said the attackers abducted women, children and men, and took away their valuables.

Hassan Garba, who was abducted alongside his siblings, said he was asked to provide N11m as ransom for their release.

“They released me to go and look for N11m ransom for the release of my siblings, but I got only N1m and they released all of us. I sold all our belongings to raise the N1m to secure the freedom of my siblings, otherwise, they would have been killed by now,” he said.

Governor Abubakar Bello has vowed to tackle the menace of the hoodlums, promising that his administration would provide adequate security for the people.

Governor Bello made the vow when he visited the over 4,600 persons, who were displaced by the attackers and camped in the Kagara and Pandogari primary schools.

He said that machinery was being put in place to ensure the quick return of the victims to their communities.

“We are here to assess the situation and to do whatever we can so that our people can return to their homes. We are taking actions that will further improve peace and security in the affected communities,” the governor said.

Just In!!! We are election observers, 41 Ijaw youths arrested in UYO laments |MainNews.Blog (Photos)

The Akwa-Ibom state police command paraded about 41 Ijaw youths arrested in UYO on the postponed election eve. One of the 41 suspects , Okorodas Ken, from Bayelsa State, confirmed that he and his colleagues were arrested at the Angellyne Hotel around 3 am on February 15 , adding that they had yet to reach their coordinator , who lodged them in the hotel.

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BREAKING!!! Ngozi Lawrence Ijei, PDP Heavyweight In Delta State Was Short Death, Recovered Sum Of Money

Information at Main News, desk now is that the special assistant on youth development to Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has been killed in Ekpan-Effurun, Delta State. According to a source, The aide who is popularly called Ngozi Lawrence Ijei was shot death Friday night. Anotyherb sources disclosed that the deceased, an in famous PDP heavyweight in the state was killed allegedly by his assailants who make sure he died before leaving him.

It was gathered that the deceased known for notoriety was ambushed by his suspected killers while returning from an outing. According to Big Pen, “after killing their target, the assailants made away with huge sum of money found in his possession. The deceased, our source disclosed had collected the money for elections ‘mobilizations’ when the hoodlums ambushed and shot him repeatedly on the cheat and head.
It was not clear if the attackers trailed him over the said money in his possession but sources said the assailants shot him and also carted away the undisclosed sum of money. Read Al

REVEALS!!! Yahoo Boys Begging for #100 Now Replacing Pants Stealing | Main News Online Newspaper

Begging for #100 Now Replacing Pants Stealing.

This was reavealed today, that some well dressed Yahoo boys have started begging for #100 at bus stops and if u give them the #100, they will use it to do some rituals which will enrich them and make u become poor.

This is a form of destiny exchange. It’s said to be d latest outside now (Alms begging for #100)
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Pyrates Confraternity bemoan nation’s state of insecurity ahead 2019 polls

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has expressed worry over insecurity challenges in the country and their implications for the 2019 general elections.

The group which made reference to the kidnap and murder of Major Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd) in Jos, Plateau State; former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh (retd) by gunmen along Abuja/ Keffi road, about 3,500 persons killed by Boko Haram insurgents and about 1,500 others killed as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen, said it is “profoundly apprehensive about this widespread state of insecurity.

“It appears that Federal government has completely lost capacity to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.”

The NAS Capon, Mr Kwaghbunde Gbahabo, in a statement titled: “Before insecurity becomes the epitome of Nigeria’s socio-politics,” noted that “this near-total breakdown of law and order is an ominous sign for national peace and stability, especially, given the imminent 2019 general elections.”

Gbahabo explained that to curb insecurity in the country, the Federal government should commence addressing the plethora of socio-economic problems that fuel the challenge.

He tasked the Federal government to wake to the reality that the security situation was getting out of control and move to salvage the situation by putting in place a strategic plan to tackle security challenges through mopping up arms and controlling arms proliferation.

Gbahabo, regretting that perpetrators of these killings were yet to be brought to justice said there was an urgent need to restore the confidence of Nigerians in government’s ability to protect lives and property.

“For completeness, law enforcement must play a very strategic and critical role in rebuilding the trust and confidence of the citizenry in government’s capacity to provide security.

“A situation where the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are never apprehended and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and severely punished, if found culpable, ends up providing incentive for reprisals and emboldens criminal elements and miscreants to be contemptuous of the law and regard for the sanctity of life.

“A resolute and well-resourced investigation must be expeditiously launched to identify, prosecute and punish the killers of Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh. Other murders, high or low must be vigorously investigated, and their perpetrators brought to book.

“By failing, the Federal government will be inadvertently degrading its capacity to secure and protect the lives and property of its citizens. Guaranteeing security should be made a priority of governance.”

Not less than 15 persons were killed and over 20 injured as gunmen attacked on Sunday night swooped on wedding guests

Women and children were also killed. The incident took place in Pah village, Jama’a Local Government Area, in the southern part of Kaduna State, where gunmen had been terrorising people for long. The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m., when the wedding was winding down.

Over 20 others were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries from gunshots and were rushed to the Kafanchan General Hospital. A community leader, who did not want his name mentioned, said that he witnessed the horrific incident. He explained that the gunmen, numbering over 10, burst into the wedding ceremony, just as guests were beginning to leave and opened fire on the crowd. Many of those left behind when the gunmen struck were mostly women and children. According to him, 10 people were killed on the spot while five died on Monday at the Kafanchan General Hospital, where others are still receiving treatment.

According to the eye witness further said: “There was a wedding that took place in the community and the celebration lasted till evening as people, mostly women and children were still dancing. At about 7:45p.m., or so, the gunmen, about 10 of them, I cannot precisely say, came and started shooting sporadically at the crowd. Everybody was terrified at the sound of gunshots and ran for safety. Unfortunately, 15 people died as a result of injuries from the gunshots. Ten of them died on the spot while five died on Monday in the hospital. We’re really shocked by this development because we assumed that peace has returned to our communities.”

Persistent calls and a text message sent by our correspondent to the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yakubu Sabo, did not yield any result. Sabo did not pick his calls and also didn’t respond to text messages sent to him. However, reacting to the attack in a statement yesterday afternoon, Hon. Shehu Nicholas Garba, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Jama’a/Sanga Federal Constituency, said the attack was an affront on the fragile peace in the area. He also disclosed that there had been a brewing crisis between indigenous Fulani and some communities in area, which led to the killings of 12 persons.

He, however, added that there had been, “frantic efforts by the local authorities, including notable leaders within the communities to contain the situation and prevent it from escalating.” Garba stated: “Our communities were denied the joy of Christmas celebration last year. We should refuse to be pushed into taking retaliatory measures which the enemy wants to exploit, so as to deny us yet another Christmas and New Year celebrations and perhaps peaceful elections next year. I urge the security establishments to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act for the law to take its course.”

The Kaduna State government said troops have been deployed to the area to ensure security of lives and properties. A statement from the State Security Council disclosed that the deployment of troops was intended to, “further secure the area and provide the atmosphere for extensive investigation of the sad incident, and the apprehension and prosecution of the culprits.” The statement, which was signed by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said the governor condemned the attack. He added: “The governor has sent a message of condolence to the community, expressing his deep sadness at the loss of lives and his sympathy for the victims and their families.

The government also urged that anybody with useful information on the attack to kindly contact the security agencies.” The statement added that the governor has also directed Jema’a local government council and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to, as a matter of urgency, work towards taking care of victims receiving medical attention and provide relief materials to the community as a whole.