Katsina state Police command said it has arrested a septuagenarian and two other suspected bandits and kidnapper, 70 years old Bawa Naganda was among those arrested, while one of the suspect was killed in the course of the arrest
The command’s public relations officer, SP Gambo Isa, stated this in a statement in Katsina on Friday, June 14, and said that the suspects were nabbed Kankara local government area of the state, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“On June 23, 2019, distress call was received that about 100 armed bandits were seen around Pauwa village, Kankara local government area, with about 50 stolen cows.
“A joint patrol team comprising Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji were immediately mobilized to the scene. “On arrival, the team engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel which made them to retreat and escaped into rough and hilly mountainous area of Rugu forest.
“One Bawa Naganda, 70-year-old was arrested at the scene,” Isa said. He also said that the team extended patrol to other villages and at Danbirgima forest, the operative sighted three persons on a motorcycle.
“The men on motorcycle opened fire at the team, abandoned the motorcycle and tried to escape.
“The team also engaged the hoodlums and as a result, one person was shot dead while Isa Babai and Ali Beti were arrested by the security forces,” he said.
Police Arrest 50 Year Old Woman For Buying Newborn Baby In Anambra State
The NIGERIA NEWS gathered that a 50-year-old woman buys a newborn baby at the sum of 500 000 nairas and at the moment she is at the custody of the police.
The incident occurs at No 3 Onyekwore street, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra state. The culprit’s name is Juli et Onweagoba and her colleague in the evil act is Edith Ewudo who is also 49 years old. They confessed that they used to buy the newborn baby from Ndidi Egeonu.
The police arrested them after it leaked out that a baby was stolen from a delivery mother. A police representative from Anambra state, Haruna Mohammed said that the baby has been recovered back from the culprits.
Mr. Haruna said:
“On the 12/6/2019 at about 7:00 pm, Police detectives attached to Awada division arrested one Juliet Onweagba ‘f’ aged 50 years of No 3 Onyekwore Street Awada
“Suspect conspired with one Edith Ewudo aged 49 years of Orsumoghu street Awada and bought a newborn baby girl at the sum of N550,000 from one Ndidi Egeonu ‘f’ aged 35 years of Odume Obosi.
“The baby was stolen from the mother one Udechukwu Faith ‘f’ aged 23 years of 3-3 Onitsha shortly after delivery on the 2/6/2019.”
All the suspects are expected to be charged to court soon as the investigation continues.
Good worth millions lost fire in Ibadan market after water tanker nuzzle failed to work
Shop owners in Orita-Aperin market in Ibadan couldn’t quantify their loss following a fire incident that burnt goods worth millions of naira from a source that is yet to be ascertained.
This has happened after a couple a similar fire incident occurred at the Onipepeye bridge, along Lagos/Ibadan expressway, where some people were burnt to death a few weeks ago.
Speaking with the press at the scene of the inferno on Saturday, the Babaloja of Orita-Aperin, Abiodun Ahmed, said that goods worth millions of naira were lost.
According to him, the fire which started by 12 midnight on Friday from an unknown source.
He lamented that the Oyo State Fire Service was immediately called but unfortunately when they got there, the nuzzle of their truck was not functioning.
“So we have to resolve to self-help by putting out the fire ourselves, or else, the loss would have been more than this.”
According to him, most of the owners of the shops affected by the fire just bought goods into their respective shops, adding that, that was what made the total value of the goods affected by the fire to be much.
“The shops that were affected include shop of a jewelry seller, shop of a food ingredient seller, shop of a provision seller, red oil seller and herbs seller, among others, five million, six hundred thousand was the worth of jewelries that got burnt, and most of the goods affected in the shops of the herbs seller cannot be replaced because they were ancient goods that can not be seen on market again.”
He, however, appealed to the Oyo State Government to come to their aide because the loss was too much for the victims to bear.
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