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Ifeanyi Uba: Tension Mounts In South-East Over Attacks On Politicians

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The fatal attack on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Uba is the latest in the rounds of targeted attacks against politicians in the South-East region.

Uba survived the deadly attack on his convoy in Enugu-Ukwu; however, several other aides did not survive as many died from gun wounds.

While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the insecurity in the region has claimed numerous lives and properties, a development that is often blamed on the activities of separatists.

The activities of “Unknown Gunmen” have worsened the security situation, which has claimed several lives, including politicians.

Here are some politicians who have been attacked in the past few years.

Ahmed Gulak

The Adamawa State-born politician was gunned down on May 30, 2021, along Imo State Airport Road.

The former aide to Goodluck Jonathan was a close ally of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

Early this year, police arrested Anosike Chimobi, 38, from Umuedo, Ahiazu Mbaise council area of the State for allegedly killing Mr Gulak.

Obiora Agbasimalo

Agbasimalo, the governorship candidate of Labour Party at the last governorship election was abducted on September 18, 2021, along with his security detail on his way from Ezinifitte to Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The candidate was unable to participate in the election and has remained missing till date.

Okechukwu Okoye

Mr Okoye, who represented Aguata Constituency 2 in the Anambra State House of Assembly and his campaign director, Cyril Chiegboka, were abducted in Aguata in May.

Days after the abduction, the head of Mr Okoye was dumped at a motor park in Amaechi, a community in Nnewi South Local Government Area of the State and his body was also found in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the State.

Emeka Alaehobi

Emeka, a youth leader of All Progressives Grand Alliance was reportedly gun-down by unknown gunmen in Utuh, a community in Nnewi Local Government.

According to a media report, the deceased was kidnapped after his house was raided by gunmen. His body was subsequently dumped at Utuh junction.

He is one of the victims of the violence that has engulfed the southeast region.

Emeka Azubogu

In the buildup to the 2021 Anambra Governorship election, Mr Azubogu’s convoy was attacked by gunmen and his aide was killed in the attack.

According to reports, the aids were on their way to the airport to pick up the lawmaker.

Mr Azubogu represents Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency.

These developments have created fear in the minds of residents despite re-assurances from the State Government.

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Video: Two Dead, Many Injured In Lagos Transport Workers’ Fracas

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There was mayhem in Iyana-Iba area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria as factions of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) clashed.

Two people were feared dead in the mayhem as dangerous weapons were freely used by the factions.

It was gathered that the battle of supremacy was over who should control a new park at Iyana-Iba.

A trending video on social media saw police officers watching and doing nothing as the hoodlums clashed. throwing stones and using other dangerous weapons.

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But the Lagos State Government said it is investigating the union fracas that occurred at Iyana-Iba and Lagos Island.

He warned the protesting members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) not to disrupt the peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the State.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation Hon. Sola Giwa gave this warning today after fracas broke out in some parts of the State following a protest by some RTEAN union members demanding the removal of the National President of their Association.

Addressing the protesting members, the Transport Special Adviser called for calm, saying that the Government would not tolerate the breakdown of law and order in the State.

He added that the commissioner of police has been duly informed and that he has deployed officers to the affected areas to deal with erring members of the union.

The Special Adviser said the State is investigating the allegations leveled against the National President of the union and would resolve every lingering issue calling on members to maintain peace.

“The government has listened to your outcry, we urge you to maintain peace as we will not hesitate to invoke the Lagos State riot act when necessary,” added.

 

 

 

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POLICE ARREST TRAFFIC ROBBERS ON IKORODU ROAD

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Operatives of Ketu Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three members of a traffic robbery gang notorious for dispossessing motorists of their belongings at Ile-Iwe/Kosofe,
Ikorodu Road, in Ketu area of the State.

The suspects namely Segun Olaiya ‘m’ aged 20, Ayinde Waris ‘m’ aged 19 and Bashiru Mohammed aged 28 were arrested on Monday, September 26, 2022 at about 1900hrs while attacking some motorists by policemen on covert operation in the area.

The suspects are currently assisting the police in an ongoing investigation to arrest other members of their gang. Suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, has directed that efforts be sustained across the state towards ensuring that all miscreants are apprehended and dealt with in accordance with the law.

 

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Lagos Police Arrests Buses Loaded With Ammunition In Ikorodu (PHOTOS)

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Lagos Police has arrested buses loaded with ammunition in Ikorodu.

JomogNews reports that the Lagos State Police Command has apprehended two buses loaded with large quantities of live cartridges, and three dismantled motorcycles at Poromope Estate, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city.

This online news platform understands that a statement issued by the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin on Saturday, September 24, said the operatives of Ikorodu Division also made some arrests.

The Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer said, “Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects, Tukur Abdullah ‘m’ aged 35, Muazu Telim ‘m’ aged 50 and Dahiru Idris ‘m’ aged 36 were on their way to Katsina State.

“The suspects, recovered exhibits as well as the vehicles, with registration numbers KMC 438 YK and KMC 394 XF have been transferred to the Lagos State Command Headquarters, Ikeja for further investigations.”

See photos of the buses loaded with ammunition in Ikorodu below…

 

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