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Gunmen abduct 2 Bowen University staff members in Osun

There is tension at the Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State after the kidnap of two members of staff of the university at Ile-ogbo junction, along Iwo-Osogbo road.

An eyewitness, who craved anonymity told DAILY POST that the victims were accosted while returning from work Monday evening.

He added that one person, who managed to escape from the scene, was shot severally in the process, and was presently lying critically at an undisclosed hospital within the axis.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Folashade Odoro, who confirmed the incident to DAILY POST said police officers were presently combing the area to apprehend the culprits and rescue the victims.

“Yes, two people were kidnapped, and our men are already in the bush trying to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors”, Odoro said.

DAILY POST recalls that some Methodist Church members, including a priest were kidnapped at the same axis late last year, after which about three million naira was reportedly paid as ransom before they could regain their freedom.

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Nigeria decides 2019: Police speak on arrests of suspect with election results

The police command in Abia state has said that it was not aware of the alleged arrest of a man in unlawful possession of election materials, including written result sheets for the botched presidential and National Assembly elections.

The spokesman for the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Saturday that he merely read the report of the arrest in a social media platform.

He said, “From our end here, we do not have such report. I only read the report in the social media.”

He was reacting to the allegation by Mr Benedict Godson, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia that a security agency arrested and “are in custody” of a man in possession of more than 500 written results.

Godson said that the suspect was being held by security operatives.

He said that the party was not comfortable with the activities of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Joseph Iloh.

He accused Illoh of bias and demanded that “he should strive to be neutral and not one-sided.”

He alleged that there was a conspiracy between the REC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to stop APC impending electoral victory.
“We pray that God will touch the REC’s heart to play the game according to the rule.

“We also appeal to REC and PDP to stop the conspiracy and allow a free, fair and credible election,” Godson said.

He said that APC would not accept any election results that was not signed by the party’s agents for the polls.

He appealed to the police and other security agencies in the state to do the needful to ensure that the elections were peaceful and credible.

Reacting, the Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Don Ubani, dismissed the allegation, saying that the party had no plans to rig any elections in the state.
Ubani said that he had earlier issued a statement accusing the REC of withholding the result sheets.

He, therefore, wondered why APC would turn around to allege that the party and PDP were in a conspiracy to rig the polls.

Attempts made to get the reaction of the REC were unsuccessful as he was said to be “very busy” to attend to newsmen on the issue.

He also could not pick phone calls put across to him.

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2019: Police confirm murder of Gov. Okowa’s aide, Ngozi in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of Lawrence Akpomiemie Ijeh a.k.a Ngozi, an aide to Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Orisewejie Chuks, in a telephone chat with our correspondent, said, “Yes, it is confirmed.”

ASP Chuks said he does not know if the killing of the Governor’s aid was political or related to leadership tussle.

While noting that the Police have swung into action, ASP Chuks stressed that the culprits must be brought to justice.

It would be recalled that the late Lawrence Akpomiemie Ijeh was shot dead overnight in his car on his way from an event in Ekpan Community by gunmen.

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BREAKING: Yobe: Buni Yadi under Boko Haram attack

Report just reaching DAILY POST indicates that, Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state is under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

Heavy gunshots are heard from different parts of the town, with all residents indoors.

The attackers were said to have entered the town at about 6pm today.

Buni Yadi is about 50km away from Damaturu, and has recently suffered Boko Haram attacks, with their target on military formations.

Details soon………

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