Today's Headlines: Fulani Herdsmen Strikes Again, Another Top Personality Dies & More.
Farmer Slaughtered As Fulani Herdsmen Strikes In Ogun Again.
DAILY POST reports that the incident occurred around 1:30am on Sunday.
This is coming a few hours after Governor Dapo Abiodun said he has ordered the deployment of security agents to Imeko and other border communities in Yewa.
It was gathered that Oha village was attacked at night by the killers of the farmer.
The Balogun disclosed that Olowoniyi, whose age he said should be around 50, left behind a wife and three children.
It was gathered that the corpse of the deceased has been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, for autopsy.
Contacted, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he has not been briefed about the incident, promising to find out.
26 Killed In Kaduna, Edo, Osun Attacks.
At least 26 persons were reported killed, and many others injured, in attacks by bandits, suspected cultists and a communal clash in Kaduna, Edo and Osun States respectively, over the weekend.
Six persons were also abducted in two separate operations by kidnappers in Tungan-Maje, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State.
Following a Saturday evening attack on Kutemeshi village in Kuyello district of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, 16 persons were buried by the community on Sunday amidst tears.
This followed another attack that claimed five lives in Kujeni village of Kajuru Local Government Area of the State.
In Edo, gunmen suspected to be cultists killed four persons in different attacks linked to rising hostilities between rival cult groups.
Cult clashes between members of Eiye and rival Black Axe confraternity groups since January 1 have reportedly claimed over 18 lives.
Violent conflict, which broke out between Ilobu and Erin-Osun towns Osun State on Saturday has claimed the life of at least one person, and declaration of curfew on Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas.
Another Top Personality Dies.
Senior lawyer, Ndieonyema Nwankwo was found dead in his Owerri office on Sunday, a victim of a gruesome murder.
Sixty-four year-old Nwankwo, who was a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association in the Imo state capital, was found, in a pool of blood, with machete cuts on his neck.
The police said they also found the machete used to attack the lawyer from Arochukwu, Abia state.
According to the account of Chinedu Agu, the NBA secretary in Owerri, Nwankwo had left his home for his office on Saturday, to work.
It was when he did not return home, that the family raised an alarm.
Imo State Police Public Relations Officer Orlando Ikeokwu, on Sunday, explained that when the command received the report of the murder, operatives were immediately deployed to Nwankwo’s office.
According to the PPRO, they met the lawyer’s lifeless body.
Ikeokwu noted that while taking a further look around the office, a machete with bloodstains, suspected to have been used in inflicting the cuts on him, was found on the floor.
He said it was also discovered that his car and other yet to be identified items were taken away.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has called for calm.
He has also ordered an investigation into the murder.
But the police may already have a clue to work on: Nwankwo’s driver, who took him to work in the vanished car, has not been seen.
IGP Adamu Allegedly Exposed On Tenure Extension.
A top source in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has alleged that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, paid over N2 billion to get a one-year extension in office.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday extended the tenure of IGP Adamu for three months.
This development was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He noted that the extension of the IGP’s tenure by the president is to allow enough time to select a new police boss.
But the source said the police boss was not happy that he only got a 3-month extension and therefore refused to celebrate his tenure extension.
He claimed that the IGP visited traditional rulers and persons of influence across Nigeria and also spent on influencers in the Presidential Villa to get a one-year extension but the efforts did not materialise.
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