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Osun polytechnic student dies after allegedly visiting her boyfriend

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A year-one student of Mass Communication at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, simply identified as Wumi has died after reportedly visiting her boyfriend.

The Nation reports that the student began to develop medical complications after she returned from her boyfriend’s house where she spent the night.

“The girl slept in her boyfriend’s residence. When she left his place she developed complications and started foaming in the mouth. She was rushed to hospital but was rejected. She died on the way to another hospital.

We believe that Wumi was used for rituals by her boyfriend and that was the reason some of her friends reported the matter to the police. The officers took her body to a morgue in Ikirun community.” a source said

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the institution, Tope Abiola, said

”Wumi “died at the weekend. We do not know the cause of death; The police are still investigating.

The boyfriend has been arrested in connection with the death. The boy is in police custody for investigation. The boy is not our student.”

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Amotekun arrests 18 ‘bandits’ in Ondo

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Following the withdrawal of soldiers from checkpoints and highways within Ondo State, men of the State’s Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps, have arrested suspected bandits allegedly planning to invade the state.

The suspected bandits who were said to have taken off from Kastina State were arrested in Ondo town.

According to the Commander of Amotekun in the State, Adetunji Adeleye, the bandits stormed the state in three 18-seater passenger buses.

He added that two of the buses escaped while his men were able to intercept one of the buses after escaping from different checkpoints.

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Police arrest 8 ‘abductors’ of UniAbuja professor, 7 others

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command have announced the arrest of eight suspects responsible for the abduction of staff of the University of Abuja.

The arrests according to the command public relations officer Josephine Adeh, was made possible in a joint operation conducted by personnel of the police, army and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Adeh, in a statement issued in Abuja, reads; “Following investigations and manhunt for the criminal elements involved in the abduction of staff of the University of Abuja at the University Staff Quarters, Giri, on 2nd November 2021, Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Military, the DSS and other security agencies in a joint operation, the early hours of Friday 5th November 2021, successfully identified the hideout of the criminals located at Shenegwu Forest in the Gwagwalada area of the FCT and rescued all abducted victims unhurt.

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“The criminal elements on sighting the security team engaged them in a fierce gun duel. However, the superior firepower of the security operatives led to the arrest of eight (8) members of the notorious gang while some other members of the gang fled into the forest and nearby communities.

“The CP enjoined residents particularly those around the Gwagwalada area of the FCT, to be vigilant and provide the Police with useful information that can assist in apprehending the gang members still at large. However, efforts are being intensified to arrest fleeing members of the gang.

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“All the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of the investigations.

“The CP assured that Investigation is being intensified and dragnet extended to arrest all the criminals. He further implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergencies or distresses, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883”.

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Troops on high alert in Abuja over reports of planned attack in Nigeria’s capital

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There is palpable tension in Abuja, FCT, following security reports of a planned attack on the Nigerian capital by bandits and terrorists.

Security reports obtained by the military late Tuesday night indicated that attackers were planning to enter the FCT through the Abuja-Keffi expressway and other entry points.

Troops have been placed on high alert and are deployed to strategic locations where they are mounting security checkpoints to monitor, prevent and arrest any potential attackers.

The soldiers have mounted roadblocks at all entry and exit points into the FCT, and are conducting stop and search operations on specific vehicles and passengers.

The operation, which began midnight Tuesday, is said to have led to the arrest of some suspects who are now assisting the security operatives with useful information, it was gathered.

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Motorists, especially those who live along the Abuja-Keffi expressway in areas like Kugbo, Karu, Jokwoyi, Orozo, Karshi, Nyanya, Mararaba, One-man village, Masaka, among other satellite towns, are finding it difficult traversing the road as a result of roadblocks mounted by soldiers of the Guards Brigade, who are responsible for the security of the President, his immediate family, VIPs, as well as the FCT and its environs.

Some residents told Daily Sun that they left their homes as early as 6:30 am but are yet to arrive at their places of work.

A military source, who does not want to be identified on print, told newsmen that similar checkpoints have been mounted around Abaji, Zuba and Bwari areas to arrest suspects before they gain access into the capital city.

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The source said that the invasion of the University of Abuja early Tuesday morning by bandits who abducted some staff members and their families, may not be unconnected to the security measures, with troops in hot pursuit to apprehend the kidnappers.

The source further stated that while authorities are aware of the effect on residents, motorists and other road users of the security points mounted by the soldiers, the security of the FCT and its residents was crucial, asking that the public bear with the temporary inconvenience.

When contacted, the Commander of the Guards Brigade confirmed the security measures at checkpoints by soldiers.

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