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Today's Headlines: 32 travelers missing as kidnappers attack two passenger buses in Ekiti; 56 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested

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32 travellers missing as kidnappers attack two passenger buses in Ekiti

The police command in Ekiti cannot account for the whereabouts of 32 persons as kidnappers seized two buses transiting through the state on Monday.

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Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in the state, Sunday Abutu, said the abduction took place on the Ayetoro Ekiti – Otun Ekiti Road in Moba local government area of the state.

At least four persons, 32 remain missing, Mr Abutu said, adding that the police had “begun to unravel those behind the abduction and efforts were being made to rescue the victims.”

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According to him, “It is true there was a kidnap on Monday morning along that axis. We heard the information, and we have deployed our personnel there.

EFCC arrest 56 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested no fewer than 56 suspected internet fraudsters at Mitros Residences Annex; a guest house owned by the Ogun State government and two other hotels in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

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The EFFC in the sting operation also raided Daktad Hostel in Quarry Road and Cecilia suites located in the Ibara GRA of Abeokuta.

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It was gathered that operatives of EFCC stormed Mitros Residences Annex around 4 am on Monday and arrested some lodgers suspected to be internet fraudsters.

Condemnation trail kidnap of Edo PDP chieftain, abductors mum

The Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) has condemned the kidnapping of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Owere Dickson Imasogie and called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to rise up to the challenge of checking insecurity in the state.

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Imasogie was reportedly kidnapped on his farm Monday morning alongside his driver but it was gathered that his driver was later left off the hook while the abductors were said to have taken the man away in a boat into the river.

 A family source said no contact has been made with the family as at the time of filing this report and when contacted by the Police Public Relations (PPRO), Kontongs Bello said he was expecting field reports from the police in the area.

2023: Makinde’s presidential advert fake, says aide

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Taiwo Adisa, has said the advertisement in circulation linking his boss to 2023 presidential ambition is fake.

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Adisa who disclaimed the advertisement in a statement in Ibadan on Monday, described it as one of the antics of fake news promoters.

He added that the advert which had the picture of Governor Makinde and the Nigerian flag, as well as the picture of his CPS, should be disregarded.

“It is the usual practice of naysayers and detractors to seek to mix sour grapes in the basket of fruits, at a time when well-meaning citizens are celebrating the victory of the state football club that has just been promoted to Nigerian Premier Football League.

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