Nigeria: Outrage in Imo state as police ambush police kill inspector and injured other officers.

Police operatives known as the ‘Ambassador Squad’, led by one Inspector Chikadia Okebata on Wednesday allegedly ambushed police operatives from the Surveillance team, shot and killed an Inspector in the process known as Iseke Korodama.

The Police Surveillance team, which was attacked along Agwa-Ejemekwuru Road in Oguta LGA of Imo State, our correspondent learnt, were on patrol.

Inspector Iseke Korodama was killed on the spot while Inspectors Saviour Isong and Samuel Chukwuekezi along with Sergeant Okija Darlington were injured in the attack.

The driver conveying the team in a mini bus before the attack, Emmanuel Onyemana Chimankpa, a civilian, is still in critical condition.

When our correspondent visited the State Police Headquarters, there were clear indications that many policemen were unhappy with the incident.

Speaking in hushed tones, one was heard telling his colleagues that: These men, especially Inspector Korodama, had worked with the Officer Commanding (O. C) Ambassadors Squad, Egbema, Inspector Chikadia Okebata (‘Kill and Bury’) at Egbema and they met each others that same night before the incident.”

It was from the same circle that a person, believed to also be a policeman, tried to explain that what happened was an operational error.

I understand that ‘Kill and Bury’ and his boys got a signal that a group of bandits were preparing an attack and were headed their way, so they positioned to intercept the hoodlums.

So when an unmarked Mini-bus moving at night with heavily armed occupants came their way, they mistook them for the hoodlums and tried to demobilize them.

That is what I heard until we see an official statement from the command.

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Nigeria: Benue state government demolishes building used by kidnappers.

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Two suspected kidnappers arrested in Benue state.

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CNG has caution UN not to interfere in the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has warned the United Nations, UN, against interfering in the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The UN recently indicted both the Nigerian and Kenyan Governments for the extraordinary rendition, torture and continued detention of Kanu without due process.

Consequently, the UN agreed and recommended to the Federal Government to immediately release Kanu unconditionally.

But CNG in a communique issued at the end of its year’s annual retreat on Monday, reiterated its position against undue interference by the international community, particularly the United Nations in the internal security affairs of the country.

The communique signed by Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, its Spokesperson, cautioned the UN to desist from allowing some of its officials drag it into international disrepute by interfering in particularly the matter of the trial of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

It further Cautioned the Nigerian authorities against succumbing to undue pressure from whatever quarter to avoid setting dangerous precedence in the country.

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Terrorist on the run after offensive attack by NAF.

Scores of terrorists in Kaduna and Niger States are currently on the run following offensive operation carried out by officers of the Nigerian Air Force.

The bombardment of terrorists’ enclaves is coming on the heels of a fresh marching order given to the Service Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Army, Navy and Air Force had immediately rejigged their operations including redeployment of their various top commanders in order to tackle raging insecurity in the country.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, had while launching Operation Show no Mercy against marauding the terrorists, charged the senior air troops to ensure that they employ maximum firepower.

Credible military sources told Homepage that the terrorists are currently feeling the heat of the operation being carried out by both land and air troops.

We in the Air Force don’t like publicising our operations when it is still ongoing so as to kill all these enemies at once, but I can authoritatively confide in you that they (terrorists) are already feeling the heat, one of the military sources said.

Like I always tell you, we don’t kill, we only neutralise. We have neutralised scores of these adversaries particularly in Kaduna and Niger communities through our airstrikes. Some of them who were not hit by the airstrikes are currently on the run.

We have gotten a marching order to wipe them off because these enemies are already threatening sovereignty of this nation. We won’t relent until until we clear them or they surrender to us.

The operation continues but I won’t tell you the communities we are carrying out the next operations so that these people won’t run away before we get there.

No going back! Enough is enough!

The spokesman of Nigerian Air Force, Edward Gabkwet, an Air Commodore, also confirmed the development in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

Over the weekend, NAF aircraft struck a terrorists gathering at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State after intelligence revealed that the terrorists had assembled for an important meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander.

Aminu Duniya was said to have invited the terrorists to his enclave at Kurebe to the meeting which obviously attracted numerous terrorists who came in large numbers on their motorbikes.

The air strike was successful and resulted in the death of many terrorists, though it remains unclear if Aminu Duniya was also neutralized in the strike.

It should be noted that Kurebe is a known terrorists haven as the local inhabitants of Kurebe have since vacated the villages in and around the area after the terrorists drove them away in 2021.

The strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operations, neutralized several terrorists operating around Damba Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The activities of the terrorists continued to make life unbearable to locals in the area. So, when intelligence had revealed that the terrorists planned on overrunning a nearby village within the vicinity, the military saw that as an opportunity to surprise them.

While Nigerian Army troops laid siege around the location, NAF aircraft were directed to the suspected location of the terrorists which was then attacked.

Several terrorists were confirmed killed after the strike.

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vigilante officer reportedly rape a 14 years old girl in Nasarawa State.

Sexual molestation of minors is becoming a trend that needs to be checked by appropriate government agency as vigilante officer reportedly slept with 14-year-old girl in Nasarawa State.

The sad incident happened in Akpanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The recent case of sexual molestation of minor by 19-year-old vigilante has drawn the attention of key stakeholders on how to end the menace in the state.

According to the victim; “my grandma reported me to a vigilante that I stole a sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150,000) belonging to her.

My grandma urged the vigilante to help her to retrieve the money from me. I told him I didn’t steal vigilante I didn’t steal money., he tricked me to office, locked me up and had canal knowledge of me.

The father of victim, Mr. Ajigena Jacobs said he is ready to pursue the case to a logical conclusion. 

Nasarawa State Police Command said the suspect has been arrested. It said the suspect will be interrogated under State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia.

The police said the suspect would be charged to court after proper investigation.

The Attorney, Nasarawa Ministry of Justice, Justinah Allu said the penalty for sexual molestation of minor in the state is life imprisonment according to the law of the state.

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Taliban fire warning shot amid Afghan women protest.

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Speculation over environmental disaster in Germany and Poland.

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Syrian army earlier said three servicemen were killed and three were wounded in two simultaneous Israeli attacks.

Israel hit Iranian targets in a series of strikes on Sunday near the ancestral home region of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and close to Russia’s main Syrian bases on the Mediterranean coast, regional intelligence and Syrian military sources said.

The Syrian army earlier said three servicemen were killed and three were wounded in two simultaneous Israeli attacks south of the province of Tartous, and another on the capital of Damascus. It gave no details of the specific locations.

The strikes on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus hit outposts run by Lebanon’s pro-Iranian Hezbollah group, two Syrian military defectors familiar with the region said.

A Syrian army officer in the Tartous coastal region told Reuters on condition of anonymity an Iranian base near the village of Abu Afsa, south of the port city was targeted alongside an air defence and radar station nearby.

Israel has staged hundreds of strikes against alleged Iranian targets in recent years, but has mostly avoided hitting the coastal provinces where Russia’s main military assets are concentrated.

The latest strikes are part of an escalation of what has been a low-intensity conflict whose goal was to slow down Iran’s growing entrenchment in Syria, Israeli and regional military experts say.

The strikes were close to the Russian navy’s only Mediterranean base in the port of Tartous where Russian warships are docked, while Moscow’s major Hmeimim air base is also in nearby Latakia province.

Russia’s intervention alongside Iran helped turn the tide in favour of Assad in an over decade old conflict.

The coastal areas are inhabited mainly by Assad’s minority Alawite sect that dominates the higher echelons of power in the security force and army. 

Russian forces in Syria regularly turn a blind eye to Israeli air strikes against suspected Iranian-sponsored deployments and arms transfers.

But tensions have mounted between Israel and Russia over the former’s condemnation of the Ukraine war and the latter’s scrutiny of a Jewish emigration agency. 

Israel last month said its military jets came under Russian anti-aircraft fire over Syria in May but they missed their target, describing the confrontation as a “one-off incident

Syria blamed Israel for major strikes on its main international airport in Damascus last June that heavily damaged runways and forced a halt for several weeks to flights.

 Israeli defence officials say the civilian airport has been used regularly by Iran to transport weapons and militias.

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