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Police launch manhunt for killers of 5 officers, couple in Imo

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Police launch manhunt for killers of 5 officers, couple in Imo 

The Police Command in Imo has begun manhunt for the killers of five police officers and a couple at Okpala, in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of the state  on Friday morning.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer,  ASP Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident, said the command’s Tactical and Operational Teams had  been deployed to the area.

Okoye, who noted that the command was on the trail of the suspects, said security had been beefed up in the area to increase public confidence.

“The command has deployed tactical and operational teams to the area for constant patrol and in search of those behind this dastardly act.

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“We are closing in on them,” he added.

According to him, corpses of the operatives have been evacuated and deposited in a morgue. 

Okoye urged members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without fear.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the gunmen opened fire on five policemen who went to eat at a local restaurant.

An eyewitness said the gunmen took the   riffles of the officers,  after shattering  the police white Hilux van with bullets.

The source noted that a couple,  identified as Mr and Mrs Chinaka Nwagu, who owned a shop beside the scene of the  crime, lost their lives during the attack.

“Three of the  policemen were killed  inside   the restaurant, while two others ran to a nearby shop but the gunmen ran after them to the shop, killing them and the couple at the same time, the source noted.

NAN recalls that gunmen on March 27, ambushed and killed five personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the same Ngor Okpala Council Area. 

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

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