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Tension in Delta as bandits attack orphanage

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There is heightened tension in Delta State as suspected bandits, said to be herdsmen, allegedly attacked the Great Saints Orphanage in Issele-Uku in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State.

The bandits also destroyed parts of the building and a vehicle parked within the premises, DAILY POST can report.

Meanwhile, none of the children or staff of the Orphanage was reported injured or killed by the bandits.

There were signs as to how the suspects burgled into the premises.

Indigenes and residents of the community are now living in fear with the belief that the bandits who they suspected to be Fulani herdsmen might re-attack them.

Proprietor of the Orphanage, who recently set up welfare office to assist the less privileged in the society, is said to be in the Hague when the incident occurred.

The President of Issele-Uku Development Union, Mr. Ugeh Ofordile, confirmed the report, saying that there are ongoing meetings to unravel the cause of the attack on the orphanage.

He said appropriate actions will be taken as soon as the union concludes its meetings.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, in a telephone chat with DAILY POST, confirmed the report, stressing that the attacks were carried out by bandits and not by Fulani herdsmen as being speculated.

According to CP Adeleke, “It is bandits that attacked the orphanage home. I’m not sure it is the Fulani herdsmen. However, when I get more details, I will update you.”

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Girl found dead in Delta hotel room after checking in with boys

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A yet-to-be-identified girl has been reported dead three days after she was allegedly gang-raped by some boys in a hotel room in Amukpe community in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

The remains of the deceased was already decaying when it was found under the bed in the said hotel on Monday August 19, DAILY POST can report.

It was learnt that the deceased girl was severally raped to death by some boys who brought her to the hotel three days before she was found dead.

The boys reportedly hid her remains under the bed and checked out of the hotel room.

The offensive odour in the hotel attracted the management who eventually called the Police to report that a lady died in one of the rooms.

Swinging into action, the police evacuated and deposited the corpse in a morgue and shutdown the hotel.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report to DAILY POST.

According to him, “It is true a lady died in a hotel in Sapele. I don’t know what killed her.”

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Nigerian Arrested For Cocaine Peddling In India

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A Nigerian national was arrested on Saturday in Palghar with 32 grams of cocaine, a senior police official said.

Palghar police spokesperson, Hemant Katkar, said the Nigerian known as Laysan Emanuel, 57, was arrested from Tulinj when a police patrol party found him moving suspiciously in the area.

Katkar said, “We recovered 32 grams of cocaine from him. He has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.”

Another 31-year-old Nigerian was arrested in Delhi recently for allegedly peddling drugs after around 35 grams of cocaine was seized from him, according to a report by India Today.

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IPOB attack: Lawan, Ngige, others visit Ekweremadu

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday night, visited former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at his residence in Abuja.

On his entourage was former Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, among others.

The visit was in solidarity following the attack on the Enugu-born politicians by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany at the weekend.

After his arrival in Abuja, Ekweremadu advised Nigerians, including Igbo leaders, to feel free to travel to any part of the world.

“I think they were just people, who were misdirected and misguided. I had the feeling they were under the influence of alcohol. They don’t represent the feelings of our people. There is nothing to worry about.

“The organisers, the Igbo in Germany, have written a letter apologising for what happened. Everybody is free to go anywhere because those ones don’t represent the behaviour of Nigerians abroad.

“For me, I have moved on. The government and authorities of Germany are free to do whatever they wish about it”, he said.

On IPOB threats to attack more Igbo leaders, especially the governors of the South East, Ekweremadu said: “Let me just say that the leaders he (Kanu) was mentioning were responsible for getting him out of jail in the first place.

“What we will do in this circumstance is to leave him to his conscience, the verdict of history, and possibly the repercussions of ingratitude. But I hope he won’t go to the extent of attacking any of the South East leaders anywhere”.

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