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Tension As 20 Unknown Gunmen Invade UNIZIK Hostels, Rape 9 Female Students

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Tension As 20 Unknown Gunmen Invade UNIZIK Hostels, Rape 9 Female Students

Tension As 20 Unknown Gunmen Invade UNIZIK Hostels, Rape 9 Female Students

About nine female students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, were reportedly raped when armed robbers invaded their hostel in the early hours of Friday.

The robbers who were estimated to be about 20 had stormed Ifite road, Awka, where the hostels were located shooting indiscriminately and robbing from room to room.

A student of the university, who would not want her name mentioned, told reporters that the robbers were heavily armed with guns, axes and matchets.

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“We were at the hostel when we heard gunshots that lasted for about ten minutes and we ran for our lives because they had not gotten to our own hostel; we hid at the back of some shops in the area.

“Then we heard loud noise of female students shouting for help but nobody could summon the courage to stop them because they are well armed. Those that attempted to resist were beaten blue black and many people got injured but I cannot say the number of people affected.

“One of the female students that was raped is a virgin and they raped her twice and we are holding her because she wants to commit suicide.”

However, it was gathered that a call was placed to Gov Charles Soludo who ordered security operatives to battle the robbers but before they could arrive, the operation was almost over.

Four days before the incident, students were attacked at bars and restaurants in the area.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the incident, “Our men on getting wind of the information got to Ifite Awka and were able to battle the criminals.”

He did not disclose how many people were arrested as according to him making it public would interrupt investigations.

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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

By Halima Abdulkadiri

A total of 58 Nigerian women and children have been rescued from human traffickers in Ghana, bringing the total number of rescued Nigerians in Accra to 105 over the last three months.

The Chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NiDO) Board of Trustees in Ghana, Chief Callistus Elozieuwa, disclosed this to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), during her visit to the trafficked victims in Accra.

A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, revealed the breakdown of those rescued: Kano State – 47, Katsina State – 5, Jigawa State – 2, and Kaduna State – 4.

Additionally, 11 previously rescued girls have been repatriated back to Nigeria. This brings the total number of rescues to 105 in recent months.

Some suspected agents have been apprehended and handed over to security agencies and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for prosecution.

Dabiri-Erewa commended NIDO Ghana, the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Ifedayo Adeoye, and Ghanaian law enforcement agencies for their cooperation. The rescued individuals are being sent back to Nigeria for proper profiling, counseling, and rehabilitation by NAPTIP and their respective state governments.

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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

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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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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