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Notorious criminal killed while trying to escape police custody

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The Police in Zamfara State says a notorious leader of a car snatching and rape syndicate has been killed.

Mohammed Dahiru also alleged to be a fake pastor (Pastor Emeka) was killed while trying to escape from police custody.

According to the state Police spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu, the fake pastor was being conveyed to a correctional facility alongside his gang members but was shot while trying to jump out of the vehicle.

The incident he said occurred on Wednesday night at the Unguwar-Gwaza road near the police headquarters, where Dahiru and his gang members had been paraded before newsmen by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Nagoggo.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, who spoke to DAILY POST on the development said he would not speak beyond his capacity.

However, DAILY POST can authoritatively report that Dahiru was serving a jail term for armed robbery and rape offences but was given amnesty by Governor Muhammed Matawalle under an amnesty programme due to the Peace accord and reconciliation process in the state.

The commissioner of police had on Wednesday paraded Dahiru alongside 14 armed bandits at the police headquarters in Gusau

It appeared, however, that Dahiru was wrongly released from prison under the amnesty programme as he was not among the Fulani bandits, but was actually serving a jail term for car snatching and rape.

Mohammed Dahiru was said to be a notorious car snatcher and rapist, whose gang terrorised parts of the state, but was eventually arrested the Operation Puff Adder operatives.

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Bayelsa poll: Another Police Inspector confirmed dead following Nembe shooting

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A Police Inspector posted from the Mobile Police formation in Asaba, Delta State, has been confirmed dead, owing to gunshot injuries suffered from the mayhem at the aborted rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nembe, Bayelsa State.

Members of the PDP were attacked on Wednesday, at King Koko Square, venue of a PDP rally In Ogbolomabiri, Nembe.

The PDP has blamed the attack on the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), with Senator Duoye Diri, the governorship candidate for Saturday’s election, calling on President Muhammad Buhari to declare a state of emergency on Bayelsa volatile areas.

The body of the Police Inspector, whose name was not disclosed, has since been deposited at the Nembe General Hospital.

Another of his colleagues, Mr. Ododomu was luckier as he survived the attack with gunshot wounds on his leg.

Two other policemen who were at the aborted PDP rally, are said to be critically injured and are battling to survive.

Several other people are reportedly missing with growing worries from unconfirmed reports that the thugs ripped open the stomach of their victims and threw them into the nearby river.

Medical personnel have been battling to save lives of the victims at the Specialists Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

As at Friday, 39 of the injured have been discharged on follow up, while 47 are still on admission, with 32 at the Federal Medical Centre and 15 still gasping for breath at the Specialist Hospital, Yenagoa.

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Six women arrested for trafficking minors in Jigawa

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Jigawa State Hisba command has arrested six women for allegedly trafficking nine children to Federal Capital Abuja for child labour.

Deputy Director State Hisba command Malam Yunusa disclosed this to Daily Post in Dutse.

He explained that the children were taken from villages in Roni local government areas of Jigawa state.

Yunusa said the suspects were arrested while attempting to traffic children to Abuja, Bauchi and Kano states respectively.

He said the victims were all girls and their age is ranging from nine, ten to eighteen year old.

Yunusa said three of the women were indigenes of Roni local government in Jigawa while the others were from Kunci local government area in Kano state.

The suspects were taken to Jigawa state police command for further investigations.

Spokesperson Jigawa state police command SP Abdu Jijiri confirmed the arrest to Daily Post.

He said the case is still under investigation.

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Man nabbed for allegedly killing student in Kaduna

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The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the killing of a student, Hassan Abdullah of Government Secondary Rigachikun, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

The incident occurred in the school premises on Thursday at about 11 am when the suspect, Sani Umar, who is not a student of the school, accosted Abdullahi and allegedly stabbed him with a knife.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna that the victim died on the way to hospital.

Sabo said Umar had been arrested and is undergoing investigation.

According to him, the matter was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.

The police spokesman assured that the suspect would be prosecuted after the investigation.

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