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Be Calm, Kidnapped Epe School Children To Return Soon – Police
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2
comprising of Lagos and Ogun States Police Commands, Mr. Adamu Ibrahim,
on Monday assured the public especially parents of the kidnapped
students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe, that all hands are
on the deck to ensure the safe return of their wards.
to Government House correspondents after a meeting with Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode at Lagos House in Ikeja, Ibrahim said security agencies
were working tirelessly to ensure the return of the students and
reunite them with their families.
He said: “In fact very soon,
you will hear good news on the issue. We are working seriously on it. At
this stage, I will not want to disclose too much because these are
security issues but all I want to say is that people should give us a
chance and very soon, they will hear good news.”
that the police in Lagos and Ogun Commands were battle ready and have
been alerted to make the zone too hot for criminal elements to carry out
their nefarious activities, adding that the police would build on the
success of the arrest of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme
Onwuamadike otherwise known as Evans, and hunt down other criminal
According to him, “Security measures are not discussed
publicly but what I will tell you is that we are taking all necessary
measures to ensure that Lagos is free of crime and criminals. We will
rid all these criminals out of this zone.
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“So, I will like to
send a word to criminals to leave Zone 2 otherwise we will not relent
until the zone is completely rid of all these criminals.
The police boss
also commended Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for efforts at
improving the security architecture in the State.
“People are in fact aware of what the Lagos State Government is doing on
security and no other State is doing it. So, all efforts are on to
ensure that there is total peace in the State. Lagos is doing perfectly
well in assisting security agencies to do their work in the State and we
must commend their efforts.”
Muslim Cleric Beheads Woman Seeking Spiritual Counsel
An Islamic cleric, Taofeek Adams, on Monday appeared before an Ebute
Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly severing the head
of a worshiper.
court could not take his plea, as Magistrate A.S. Okubule said that she
needed advice from the state director of public prosecutions.
Okubule therefore ordered the remand of the accused at the Ikoyi Prisons custody pending the advice.
prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, had told the court that Adams
(a.k.a. Kiekie) severed the head of one Oluwakemi Afolabi, 38, who
worshiped in a mosque he presided over.
Uwadione said that the cleric committed the offences on March 19 at 4.00p.m. at Waterside, Ikoga-Zebbe in Badagry.
He said that the deceased had come to seek spiritual help from the cleric.
“The accused beheaded the deceased before chopping off her other parts for ritual purposes.
“He was apprehended when members of the community saw him carrying a sack soaked with blood,” Uwadione said.
He noted that the offences contravened sections 222 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The court adjourned the case until July 14 for mention.
According to PREMIUM TIMES reported the suicide attacks on Dalori with a witness saying at least eight corpses were recovered.
The NEMA, in a statement by a spokesperson, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said the two different attacks caused at least 16 deaths.
about 8.45 p.m. two female suicide bombers were intercepted when they
tried to gain access into Dalori 2 Internally Displaced People (IDP)
“Two other female suicide bombers also detonated their
explosives at the adjoining Dalori kofa village at about 8.10 pm where
they killed 16 people.
“A total of four suicide bombers were involved in the incidents,” the agency said.
Ibrahim added that “the injured victims have been administered with
first aid and transported to hospitals within Maiduguri for treatment.”
Boko Haram insurgency has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009 and
has continued despite the insurgents losing most of the territory they
once controlled to soldiers.
NNPC Crashes Diesel Price Nationwide By 42%
Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday said it had
crushed the price of diesel by 42 per cent.
In a statement in Abuja, Ughamadu said diesel also known as Automotive
Gas Oil (AGO), had a huge downslide over the last six months, following
key strategic interventions by NNPC.
”In the first quarter of 2017, retail prices of AGO, which is one of
the deregulated products, shot to an all-time high of N300 per litre in
major demand centres across the country.
”It also affected the masses, who need it for household power
”However, following strategic intervention efforts by the NNPC toward
sustained improvement in the supply of diesel, the product’s retail
prices as at the end of May ranged from N175 to N200 across the country
(a significant price drop of about 42%).
”Ex-depot prices also dropped to between N135 and N155,” Ughamadu said.
He explained that some of the corporation’s strategic interventions
include improving the supply of AGO and remodeling of the product
distribution to address sufficiency issues across the country.
”Since January this year, we have worked very hard with relevant
stakeholders to improve distribution from refinery depots, by
implementing a robust loading programme.
”The Corporation was able to resuscitate its critical pipelines and
depots in places such as Atlas Cove-Mosimi, Port-Harcourt Refinery-Aba
and Kaduna Refinery – Kano.
”Efforts are also ongoing to revamp and commission other critical
pipelines across the country,” he said.
The spokesman noted that another key intervention that enhanced supply
and distribution of diesel was the corporation’s ”robust engagement”
with critical downstream stakeholders where salient issues were raised
and duly addressed.
”These stakeholders include: Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria
(MOMAN), Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO),
Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) as well as Independent Petroleum
”Furthermore, as a result of consistent positive engagement with the
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), NNPC equally extended the expansion of
Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Foreign Exchange Intervention Scheme to
accommodate Diesel and Aviation Fuel.
”The general public is hereby assured that the corporation wil continue
to ensure seamless supply and distribution of diesel and other
petroleum products across the country,” Ughamadu said.