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Monday, 4 June 2018

Photos: SARS officer killed in gunbattle with Cattle rustlers in Nasarawa

A SARS officer, Audu Danjuma, died in a gunbattle with cattle rustlers in a mountainous area in Nasarawa Local Council of Nasarawa State, yesterday June 3rd.

Journalist, Eche Amos, who is Danjuma's friend, shared the news of his demise online. Read what he wrote below

I received with complete unbelievable trepidation the untimely death of a gallant (N)SARS officer, Audu Danjuma, brother to Nasarawa Amazons' goalkeeper coach, Audu Yahaya today.

The late SARS officer was among three officers reportedly killed in a battle with suspected cattle rustlers in a mountainous area in Nasarawa Local Council of Nasarawa State, yesterday.

No better love than for a friend to lay down his life for the sake of his friend.

You have fought the right war. You have demonstrated unequal patriotism to your community, state, and nation at large.

You gave your all for the security of humanity and society.

You were killed in what you believed in, lived for, and swore to die for.

To the great families, loved ones, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances you all left behind, may God console them, taking solace that you have fought a good and brave fight and history will never forget you.

We will continue from where you stopped and ensure justice is done to your killers as a mark of honour to you, your family and the peace-loving Nigerian people.

You died as gallant warriors!

Continue to rest in the bosom of the Almighty God until we meet never to part ways again. Amen!!!

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Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo who was traveling from London to Moscow, was reportedly robbed of US$11,000 (approximately N4 million).

The former Arsenal striker was on his way to Kaliningrad in Russia, the city that will host the Super Eagles World Cup opener against Croatia on June 16. Russian News Agency, TASS reported that Kanu Nwankwo received his baggage at Khrabrovo airport but discovered that the money was stolen when he got to his hotel.

Two Sheremetyevo Airport staff have been detained on suspicion of stealing the money from the Nigerian star, as investigators of the Western Line Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on transport have already opened a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code.

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Popular Tanzania conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti are dead. They died after suffering respiratory complications aged 21.

The two women, who were born conjoined from the navel below, were rushed to hospital six months ago due to heart-related issues.

They shared organs including their liver and lungs, however had two separate hearts. On Saturday, the pair died in hospital in Tanzania after failing to recover.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on social media that he was ‘saddened’ by their deaths. He added that Consolata and Maria had ‘dreamed of serving the nation’.

The women were raised by Catholic charity Maria Consolata, who adopted and named them after their parents died when they were young.

Last year, they told the BBC that they wanted to become teachers after finishing their university course.

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Armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have left a farmer battling to save his life after allegedly attacking him in the Etsako-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The incident was said to have occurred in Igiode community, near Agenebode.

It was gathered that the victim, whose identity could not be ascertained, had left his house for his farm to assess some newly-cultivated crops.

The farmer was said to have sighted some cows grazing on his farm and had attempted to prevent them from destroying his crops when he was accosted by the armed men.

On suspecting that they were herdsmen, the victim was said to have told them to leave his farm with their cattle.

But it was learnt that no sooner had the man urged them to leave than they suddenly launched an attack on him.

It was also learnt that the armed men allegedly hacked his face and had attempted to severe his head before he escaped.

The matter was said to have been reported at a police station in the area.

But the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, could not be reached for comments.

Kokumo had also yet to respond to a text message sent to him by our correspondent.

But a youth in the area who identified himself as Shedrack Okpomhe in a video clip uploaded on the Internet by a Facebook user, Rita Ebiuwa, said that the victim was taken to a hospital where he received treatment.

Okpomhe also lamented the spate of attacks by suspected herdsmen in Agenebode

He said, “The story available from the family has it that the person in question was on his way to his farm and he met these herdsmen.

“The herd of cattle was on his way and he wanted to pass through; the next thing, they pounced on him and the rest was something really touching.

“Some persons carried rumours that the person (farmer) in question was dead but I told them that it was not true. For this man to still be alive, God has reasons; he is a God of wonders.”

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Security operatives raided a guest house in Galadima area in Maiduguri, Borno state before its demolition yesterday. Some prostitutes who were with their customers – were reportedly arrested in the course of the raid.

The demolition was led by the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan and Commissioner for Land & Survey, Sugun Mai Mele and staff of the ministry and a high-Powered Committee set up by the Borno State Government to demolish Illegal structures as more than ten hotels in Baga road were demolished yesterday.

The hotels which are located behind the Baga Timber Shed include: Barka Da zuwa 1 & 2, Loyal City, Make We Flex, Favour land and Maintenance hotel, among others

According to residents of the area, apart from being a hide out for criminals and young drug peddlers, it is also notorious for cult-related activities in the state, as some unknown cult groups converge in this axis for their nocturnal meetings.

A local Baby Factory was also discovered in the area where young girls between the ages of 16 and 18 freely submit themselves to marriage to some miscreants, who marry as many as four wives and keep them in an abandoned building where they produce children that are left uncarted for. The building, according to residents, is notorious for hosting naming ceremonies every blessed day.

Thousands of youths in the area who expressed happiness over the demolition, commended the Borno State Government for the exercise, saying the demolition will bring sanity to the area and rid it of crime, prostitution and drug related activities, which put the lives and future of children in the area in jeopardy.

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A mother, Rukkaya Warda, has been remanded in prison custody for burning the hand of her daughter, Godiya, over missing N170.

Warda was arraigned before a Shuwa magistrate’s court in Madagali, Adamawa State through the intervention of community members.

The neighbours had reported the third degree burns sustained by the five-year-old to the Community Response Network in the area led by the District Head of Duhu, Mohammed Sanusi.

Sanusi said the mother was handed over to officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps after she confessed to setting the daughter’s hand on fire for her missing N170 which was later found with the girl.

The NSCDC handed Warda over to the police who arraigned her before Shuwa magistrate’s court. The court ordered that the mother be remanded in prison custody.

Godiya has however been taken from the mother and is now in the custody of Adamawa State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

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