Militants Attack Police Station In Bayelsa, Kill One, Injure Many
The Bayelsa State police command has confirmed suspected armed men
attacked the Kolo Police Station located in Ogbia Local Government Area
of Bayelsa State.
The attack which left a policeman dead and some injured started at a check point close to the station.
According to report, the suspected militants had attacked and abducted a
boat owner along Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state.
The attack on the police officers on duty was aimed at stealing arms and ammunition.
Nigerian Chigozie Killed In India Over Biafra
Argument over desirability of Biafra by some Nigerians in India has
been blamed for the death of N. Chigozie, a 33 year old who came to
India with a student visa. Indian police in Bengaluru are already
probing the death.
The body of the Nigerian was found near the railway gate in Hennur, northeast Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Monday.
Chigozie, a resident of Hennur, was found with head injuries at 2am;
his motorcycle had skidded off the road.While the body has been shifted
to Ambedkar hospital for autopsy. Kothanur police, based on his
brother’s statement have registered a murder case, reports the Times of
India. “It seems to be an accidental death.
Preliminary evidence shows Chigozie, who was speeding on his bike,
crashed into an iron railing and died of head injuries. He was not
wearing a helmet. But his younger brother Nieskho claims he was
murdered,” police said. On Sunday evening, Chigozie, Nieskho and four
other Nigerians partied at African Kitchen restaurant at Byrathi near
“The six revellers quarrelled over sharing food and assaulted each
other. Nieskho went to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries and
Chigozie followed him on bike.
While returning from the hospital, Chigozie died,” police said. But in
another account given by BangaloreMirror, Chigozie’s brother, whose name
was spelt as Nanso, claimed his brother was killed after an argument
with other friends over Biafra.
Here is the report in the newspaper: A 33-year-old man from Nigeria was
found dead under mysterious circumstances near Geddalahalli on Hennur
Road in the early hours of Monday. The brother of the victim, identified
as Chigozie, said he may have been murdered. Chigozie was found dead
near the Railway bridge at Geddalahalli.
The victim, who came to India on a student visa, was doing some
business in the city, according to police. The victim, along with his
brother Nanso, is said to have partied with a group of friends at a
house in Byrathi. During the party, it is alleged that the brothers and
their friends had an argument over a political development in their
Police said both the brothers were allegedly beaten up. Nanso, who had
come in his car, drove to a nearby private hospital and is said to have
taken treatment. Chigozie, who was returning home on his bike, was found
dead near the railway bridge.
“Nanso suspects that his brother could have been killed. However prima
facie evidence suggests that the death could also be due to an accident.
The victim could have skidded and fell from the bike while riding home.
It was raining heavily. But a murder case has been registered based on
his brother’s complaint and investigations are on,” S Girish, DCP (North
East) told BM.
The Kothanur police, investigating the case, said the group of friends
who were partying were discussing about the political turmoil back home
over the formation of a separate state in Nigeria(Biafra) The discussion
led to assault and the brothers were badly beaten up.
Nigeria out of Recession
The Nigerian economy is out of recession, the National Bureau of Statistics has announced this morning.
According to the NBS, in the second quarter of 2017, the nation’s Gross
Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.55% (year-on-year) in real terms,
indicating the emergence of the economy from recession after five
consecutive quarters of contraction since Q1 2016.
“This growth is 2.04% higher than the rate recorded in the corresponding
quarter of 2016 ( –1.49%) and higher by 1.46% points from rate recorded
in the preceding quarter, (revised to –0.91% from –0.52%). Quarter on
quarter, real GDP growth was 3.23%,” the NBS said.
“During the quarter, aggregate GDP stood at N26,986,005.20million in
nominal terms, compared to N23,547,466.91 million in Q2 2016, resulting
in a Nominal GDP growth of 14.60%,” the report added.
14 Nigerians Die in Hajj
The number of Nigerian pilgrims who died during this year’s Islamic
pilgrimage has risen to 14, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria,
NAHCON, has said.
The commission also said one of its staff, who died as a result of an illness, was among the victims.
This was revealed Monday by Nigeria’s head of National Medical Medical
Team, Ibrahim Kana, at a briefing by the commission after a meeting of
its management in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
“Total mortality at at September 4, is 14, while, seven were pre-Arafat
with two pilgrims from Kaduna and one each from Yobe, Kogi; Kebbi;
Katsina and the FCT; seven were post-Arafat, with two pilgrims from Kano
(one international); and one each from Osun, FCT, Zamfara, Katsina and
one NAHCON legal adviser,” Mr. Kana said.
Akwa Ibom: Robbery Suspect Escapes From Police Cell
A member of a notorious robbery gang, identified simply as Frank, has escaped from police custody.
Frank was reportedly arrested during a robbery at St. Patrick Quasi
Catholic Parish, Obio Ndot, in the Oruk Anam Local Government Area of
Akwa Ibom State.
He was said to have been beaten and later handed over to the Ikot Uboh
Police Post, under the Oruk Anam Police Division, last Tuesday.
Frank was said to have escaped from the police cell on Friday through the roof. Punch correspondent gathered that the suspect’s gang had been terrorising Oruk Anam and its environs for months.
Residents of Obio Ndot village told Punch correspondent on Monday that
St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, three weeks ago, was attacked by the
same robbery gang, who made away with the money realised during the
One of the residents, Mr. Iwok Essien, said, “Last Tuesday, at about
12am, the robbers attacked the Catholic parish again. They scaled the
fence from behind the church to enter the premises.
“They did not know that after the first attack, the parish beefed up its
security by engaging three additional security men because there was
only one security man positioned at the gate the first time the gang
robbed the parish.
“When the robbers came last Tuesday, one of the security men raised the alarm.
“Frank was caught, while others managed to escape.
“The suspect was almost lynched, but the church intervened. Frank was later handed over to the police.
“But last week Friday, some officers told the villagers that Frank had
escaped. As I speak with you, there is controversy over the whereabouts
of the suspected robber.”
However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, said he
contacted the Divisional Police Officer of the Oruk Anam Police Division
who informed him through a text message that no armed robbery suspect
escaped from the station.
The DPO’s message, which the CP forwarded to journalists, read, “Good
afternoon, sir, no armed robbery suspect escaped from the Oruk Anam
“Rather, there was a case of stealing of aluminium zinc at the Ikot Uboh
Police Post in which the arrested suspect was said to have escaped from
custody on August 28, 2017.
“The ASP in charge did not report the incident until the station
officer, who took over from him on September 1, 2017, told me. I have
liaised with the locals for the re-arrest of the suspect, while those on
duty have been defaulted.”
I am doing my best for Nigeria, Buhari cries
President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to do his best to improve the lives of millions of Nigerians.
The President said this in Daura on Monday while receiving associations
of farmers, businessmen, youths and politicians from Katsina State,
according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and
Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The President assured Nigerians of his continuous commitment to serving
the nation, attributing his recent recovery to a divine act of God.
“Considering the challenges we are facing as a nation, we have been
doing our best to provide sustainable solutions, and we will keep doing
I am happy you came here today, and I am thankful for all the prayers.
You are leaders of various groups at the grassroots and you are closer
to the people so you understand these problems as well. We need your
support,’’ he said.
Police Kill Criminal Who Led Assassination Attempt On Dino Melaye
A notorious criminal simply known as Luckman who allegedly led his gang
to Senator Dino Melaye’s house at Ayetoro-Gbede in an assassination
attempt in April has been killed.
Luckman had been on the wanted list of the Kogi State Police Command after some of his members were arrested.
correspondent reliably gathered on Sunday, Sept.3, that the notorious
criminal from Obeiba in Ihima, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State
was killed on Sunday afternoon during an exchange of fire with the
An eye witnesse disclosed to Punch correspondent that immediately
Luckman sighted them, himself and his gang members opened fire but was
gunned down by the policemen while several arrests were made.
The source said his lifeless body was taken away by the security men.
Luckman was a terrible criminal who had several times kidnapped, killed
and also robbed people within and outside Kogi State, the source added.
Some of his gang members were said to have gone on the rampage after his
body had been taken away, burning vehicles, a police post, the house
of Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. Deedat Ozigi
Salami, and also the Palace of a traditional ruler, Obobanyi of Emani
Clan, Chief Samuel Onimisi.
The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Wilson Inalegwu, confirmed to
journalists that it was true that the notorious criminal was killed
while arrests were also made.
According to him, the said Lukman and his gang opened fire on the SARS
but was killed during the exchange of fire while some of his gang
members were arrested.