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Ikpeazu flays absence of FG, S’East govs at Okpara’s wife burial

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From Okey Sampson, Umuahia

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Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed displeasure over the absence of governors of southeast states at the burial of Lady Adanma Okpara, wife of the late Premier of Eastern Region, Dr. Michael Okpara, who was laid to rest yesterday in her country home. He also flayed the Federal Government for not sending an official representation at the event.

Lady Okpara was buried at Umuegwu Okpuala in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State after a funeral service conducted by Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN) at Williams Memorial Grammar School, Afugiri, Umuahia.

Ikpeazu regretted the absence of South East governors at the event as well as the inability of the Federal Government to send an official representation to honour the late wife of late Dr Okpara, whom he said brought accolades to the country during his days as premier.

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Ikpeazu who noted that the event marked the end of a glorious era of Dr M. I. Okpara as Premier of Eastern Region, recalled that in the days of Okpara as the premier, Eastern Nigeria was one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Gunmen kill three in Plateau

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From Gyang Bere, Jos

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Three people have been reported killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at Du village in Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The victims were ambushed on Monday at about 8:20 pm on a motorcycle returning home, according to the National Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison, who confirmed the attack.

‘About 8:20 pm of Monday, January 24, 2022, some Rigwe Youths on a motorcycle were ambushed at Du Village of Kwall District, Bassa LGA of Plateau State,’ he stated.

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‘Three were killed instantly while one sustained gunshot injuries. They include 46-year-old Chayi Gado, 33-year-old Monday Daro, 32-year-old Ezekiel Peter, and 42-year-old Iveh Gah was injured.’

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He noted that the Fulani terrorists have continued to kill innocent persons unabated, particularly the Irigwe people who have lost several persons.

A state lawmaker representing Rukuba/Irigwe State Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Musa Agah, condemned the attack and called on security agencies to uncover the suspects.

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He described the continued attack on the Irigwe people as a calculative attempt to wipe his people.

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Violence in Minna: Niger Police arrest additional 28 suspects, recover arms, charms

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Niger State Police has arrested twenty-eight youths in the onslaught against youth restiveness, thuggery and other acts of criminality in Minna metropolis.

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The state Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas said this in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, PRO DSP Wasiu Abiodun in Minna.

Recall that on Monday, the command arrested and paraded about thirty-two suspects involved in a clash that claimed the lives of a police officer and a businessman last week Friday in Minna.

Kuryas, however, said explained a joint team of security personnel launched an aggressive raid and a house to house search, leading to the arrest of the 28 more persons in Unguwar-Biri, Bosso local government area of the state.

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The CP said,” a joint task force comprised of the Police, Military, DSS, NSCDC and Vigilantes launched an aggressive raid and a house to house search on 25/01/2022 at about 0100hrs at Unguwar-Biri community area of Bosso LGA and arrested twenty-eight (28) additional suspects”.

The statement said the operation will be continuous to fish out all the undesirable elements and street urchins until the metropolis is totally rid of criminals.

The items recovered from the suspects include ten (10) arrows, seven (7) cutlasses, eight (8) knives, nine (9) sticks, five (5) shisha pipes, one (1) woodcutter, one (1) axe, one (1) iron rod, one (1) iron cutter, one (1) scissors, one (1) fry wheel, two (2) screw-drivers, thirteen (13) handsets, seventeen (17) sachets and four (4) nylon of Indian-hemp, assorted charms and some clothes and slippers.

The Commissioner then warned all trouble makers to stop or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

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“All suspects are under investigation in SCID, Minna and will also be arraigned in court for prosecution as soon investigations are concluded,” he said.

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