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Eid-El-Fitr: Gov Ugwuanyi Calls For Prayers, Sober Reflection

As Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on Nigerians to take advantage of the occasion to reflect and intensify prayers for the peace, security, unity and progress of the country. In his Eid-el-Fitr massage in Enugu on Thursday, Ugwuanyi rejoiced with all Muslim faithful and prayed for the blessings and guidance of Allah on them and the citizenry. The statement was issued to newsmen by Mr Louis Amoke, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media. He noted that the religious event had…

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Again, Hoodlums Raze Another Police Station In Abia, Free Detainees

Dare-devil gunmen, numbering at least 100, have attacked Bende Divisional Police Station in Abia State, leaving two operatives with gunshot wounds. Eyewitness account said the hoodlums set the station on fire at about 11pm on Wednesday. “We heard a cacophony of gunshots around 10.45pm and when we rushed outside, we saw the station on fire. “At that point, it dawned on us that the station was under attack so everybody began to scamper for safety,” the eyewitness said on the condition of anonymity. The Spokesman of the state command, SP…

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Army Nabs Another IPOB/ESN Terrorists’ Commander In Aba

The Nigerian Army says the second in command to Ikonso, the neutralised IPOB/ESN terrorist leader, Awurum Eze, has been arrested by security operatives in Aba, Abia State.. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Yerima said the 48 years old Eze, a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo, had on May 4, escaped when operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed Isiala Mbano where he was hiding. He said that intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards…

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NDLEA Confirms Attack On Its Ohafia Office In Abia

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Abia State has confirmed the torching of a section of its office at Amaekpu in Ohafia Local Government Area. The State Commandent of the agency, Bamidele Akingbade, said in Umuahia, the state capital that the attack took place at about 3pm on Tuesday. Akingbade blamed the attack on hoodlums, adding that only a section of the office complex was set ablaze. He noted that the assailants’ target was to free the suspects, being detained in the facility. “However, the suspects were relocated out…

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Police Begin Investigation Into Ohafia INEC Fire

The Abia State Police Command says it has commenced full investigation into Sunday’s fire at the Ohafia office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, said in a statement issued in Umuahia, the state capital, on Monday that the attack was carried out by miscreants. Ogbonna said the assailants attacked the facility at about 10pm on Sunday. “The people in the neighbourhood said the attack was carried out by unknown miscreants. “There was no casualty because security men guarding…

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Abia Condemns Attack On Mike Okiro Police Station In Umuahia

Abia State has condemned the attack launched by hoodlums on the Mike Okiro Police Station, located along the Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, in Umuahia North Local Government Area (LGA). The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, who made this known in a press statement on Sunday in Umuahia.said that “on Sunday, at about 09.45 hours, the Mike Okiro Police Station, located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market, was attacked by hoodlums,who came in a bus, 2 Sienna mini vans and 3 motorcycles. “While two vehicles, two motorcycles, stationeries and office equipment…

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Police Intercept Ammunition In Abakaliki, Arrest Foiled Bank Robbery Suspects

…….Recover 2 AK47 Rifles, 5 Pump Action Guns, 6 Pistols, others, from Onueke Commercial Bank Robbers The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. In a statement, Force spokesman, Frank Mba said: “The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, is part of efforts by the Force to…

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Enugu Celebrates Exploits Of Rangers FC’s

The Enugu State Government on Friday celebrated Rangers International FC and its teeming supporters over the club’s great exploits since it was founded in 1970. The ceremony was combined with the launch of a book, entitled “The New Dawn”, in Enugu. The book was written by the club’s supporter, Mr Basil Ojengwa. Speaking at the event, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said: “Rangers still remain the pride of the Igbo people. “It is a thing of honour that the aim of establishing Rangers is still on course. “It was God’s doing that…

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Enyimba Topple Orlando Pirates, Get CAF Confederation Cup Q-Finals Ticket

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2020/2021 CAF Confederation Cup alongside visiting Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Wednesday. Cyril Olisema’s goal in added time of second half gave Enyimba a 1-0 win at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba. The win ensured Enyimba upstaged the South African side at the top of Group A table to advance as group winners on head-to-head advantage. Enyimba had lost 1-2 to Orlando Pirates when they met on Match Day 2 of the competition, but Wednesday’s 1-0…

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Insecurity: Ebonyi Gov Gives Native Doctors 7 Days To Register With Police

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed all native doctors and traditional medicine dealers in the state to register with the state government and the police within seven days. Umahi gave the directive after the weekly state security council meeting in Abakaliki. “There would be an executive order to this effect and anyone caught doing otherwise would be arrested and prosecuted,” he said. He also directed that all wake-keeps and other social activities in the state must end by 6 p.m., charging council chairmen and relevant security outfits to…

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