At least one person was feared dead and many others injured, weekend, following an inter communal crisis that erupted between Ogwashi-Uku and Otulu communities in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State.
A source in Otulu, alleged that trouble started when the people of Ogwashi-Uku stormed the community, killed one of their persons, pulled down their fences, making sacrifices and performing rituals.
259 Suspects Arrested Over Banditry
Police arrested about 259 suspects over banditry, kidnapping, culpable homicide, rape, farmers/herders conflicts and other crimes in Niger in August.
Source: Daily Nigeria
Commissioner of Police in the state, Monday Kuryas, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Saturday that then crimes were committed in 25 local government areas of the state.
“We have charged 119 suspects out of the 259 arrested in court, 81 of them are still standing trial,” he said.
UN Assembly: Buhari leaves for New York Sunday
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will depart Abuja on Sunday, September 19, 2021, for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Source: Punch Newspaper
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement in Saturday titled, ‘President Buhari attends UN General Assembly in New York’.
Sit-at-home: Kidnappers, criminals have hijacked IPOB agitation, says Umahi
Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said that the secessionist agitation of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has been hijacked by criminals and kidnappers.
Source: Punch Newspaper
The governor also said that the proscribed group is no longer in control of the whole agitation as a result of the alleged hijack by unscrupulous elements.
Umahi, who is the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, spoke on Friday on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme monitored by The PUNCH.
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