From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi state Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended a trailer with Registration number MUB 333XA loaded with adulterated petroleum products , DPK and AGO popularly known Gas and Kerosine neatly wrapped in unspecified numbers of polythene bags .
The state commander of the NSCDC Mr.
He noted that the criminals have become sofisticated in the method they employed to carry out their nefarious activities in order to evade being arrested by Security Agencies.
He added that it took the prying eyes of officers and men of anti Vandal unit to beat their antics as the consignment which supposed to be transported by tankers were neatly wrapped in polythene bags and covered on the surface with bags of saw dusts..
He said three suspects have been arrested in connection with the seizures while the alleged escort escaped, vowing to ensure that all those behind the act would be arrested and brought to book.
While commending president Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Ahmed Abubakar Audi the Controller General of NSCDC as a good omen for the force , warned criminals to turn a new leaf or be ready to meet their Waterloo.
The state commandant explained that , the command was able to use Alternative Conflicts Resolutionsesolutions ACR to resolve herders and farmers crises which has made kogi the least state with such conflict.
He added that the command has achieved alot successes under his watch with many criminal cases being investigated and are undergoing prosecution.
He promised to turn the heat against criminals within his jurisdiction until they change their activities to be of good conduct.
While speaking to Journalists, the Driver of the Trailer Mustapha Muhammed , 25 and a native of Potiskum in Yobe state , said he was not aware of the content of the consignment, adding that he was only called to load it from portharcourt and to deliver it at suleijah in Niger state.
He denied knowledge of the owner of the consignment, but said the escort who ran away on sighting the Security personnel was the one who contracted him for the job and said he was not aware of the implications of transporting petroleum products through trailers.
The commandant assured the public to avail credible information to the Security Agencies to stem the tide of insecurity across the country, promising to make kogi safe for the law abiding citizens.
Breaking: Gunmen Kidnap Two Catholic Priests in Katsina
Two Catholic Priests, serving at the St Patrick’s Church Gidan Maikambo, Kaur LGA, Katsina State were last night whisked away by some yet to be identified gunmen.
Director of Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev Fr Christopher Omotosho in a statement said the gunmen broke into the residence of the Priests at midnight of May 25 and forcefully took away the Parish Priest and his Assistant, Rev.
Two other boys in the residence were also kidnapped, the statement said adding, there has been no information as to their whereabouts.
Omotosho called for prayers for the safety of the abducted clergy men and staff.
Kogi Police Dislodge Kidnappers’ Den, Kill Two
From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Operatives of the Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Odolu Division, in synergy with the local vigilante and hunters have dislodged a criminal hideout at Odolu in Igalamela Local Government Area of the state.
The operatives, during the battle, gunned down two and arrested two suspected kidnappers, recovered one English made Pump Action, seven phones and charms among others.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of Kogi Command, SP William Aya, said that the development followed a report from the victim of kidnapping who escaped from their den on Thursday 19/5/2022 while the family was still negotiating for his release.
“The victim was kidnapped while on his way to Nsukka but escaped from their den, immediately, the police operatives were mobilized along with the vigilante and hunters into the bush, on sighting the Police the criminal elements opened fire.During the gun duel that ensued, two of the hoodlums were gunned down while two were arrested.
“Items recovered include; one English made Pump Action gun, seven phones, charms among others.
“This breakthrough is as a result of the strategies adopted by the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, psc (+), to curtail activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, bandits, and other heinous crimes in the State,” the statement read.
The Commissioner of Police while commending the Police Officers as well as vigilante and Hunters for their prompt response to ensure that the criminal elements met their Waterloo, assured members of the public that the Police will not rest on its Oars in synergy with other security agencies in the State to ensure the safety of lives and property.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police urged the public to continue to collaborate with the Police and other security agencies in the State by way of volunteering credible and timely information on the activities of Criminal elements.
Residents Arrest Suspected Ritualist with Fresh Human Parts in Niger
From Dan Amasingha, Minna
There was palpable tension within Lapai town of Niger state following the arrest of a middle aged man with fresh human parts on Saturday afternoon.
DAILY ASSET gathered the incident triggered riot in the local government headquarter, as it led to the burning of the houses of some of those believed to be behind the incident.
An eye witness confided in our correspondent that a commercial motorcyclist, popularly known as okada observed blood stains on the dress of his passenger and suspected that it could have been human blood.
It was gathered that the okada rider raised the alarm leading to the arrest of the yet to be identified man.
When he was searched fresh human parts were found in his luggage.
According to the findings the passenger confessed that his master sent him to bring the human part.
Findings further revealed that the suspect is a tenant in one of the houses of the businessman that asked him to provide the human parts, even as the slain person was suspected to be a relation of the suspect.
The incident led to a breakdown of law and order in Lapai town on Saturday afternoon with the youths protesting and in the process set three houses belonging to the man that sent the okada passenger and his wife on fire.
The landlord of the suspect and his wife were said to have taken to their heels as the protesting youths searched around the town for them
When contacted the Chairman of Lapai Local government Council Alhaji Muazu Jantabo confirmed the incident but said he was yet to get the details.
When also contacted on phone the State Police Commissioner, Mr Monday Kuryas said, “How do you expect me to talk on what has just happened? we are trying to stop it from spreading you are asking for details”.
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