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3 Suspects in police net over UniAgric Lecturer’s death after over one month in Kidnappers den

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3 Suspects in police net over UniAgric Lecturer’s death after over one month in Kidnappers den

At least three suspects have been apprehended after the discovery of the
decomposing body‎ of Mrs Christiana Agbulu, at the outskirt of Lokoja, Kogi State capital by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS).
The police PPRO William Aya who confirmed the arrest of the suspects disclosed that the Lady’s handset has been recovered adding that the suspects were availing the police with useful information. 
It was gathered that the suspect’s identity was captured by the ATM camera when he came to withdraw the ransom of N100, 000 paid into the ladies account by her colleagues to secure her release. 
According to her colleagues,  the abductors on that fateful day used the victim’s GSM phone and  demanded for a ransom of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150, 000) to set her free which the sum of one hundred thousand naira was paid to her bank account and the kidnappers quickly used Agbulu’s ATM card to  withdraw the amount.
Christiana Agbulu, Lecturer 1, Biological Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Markudi , Benue State was declared missing between Benue and Kogi, on, November 26, 2016 by ASUU‎-FUAM.
The decomposed body badly damaged was exhumed from a shallow grave near NEPA installation along Lokoja-Abuja road through a combined effort of SARS and Rev Fr Patrick Ugbaje ‎.
The Guardian‎ gathered that Miss Agbulu was on a visit to her friend, Mr Levi Asambe, staff of Obajana Cement company before the incident.
‎It would be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of University, Federal
The case of Agbulu also brought to the fore the danger in using commercial motorcyclist as tour guide as she was alleged to have been stranded in Lokoja on arrival she got across to her host who advised her to give her phone to any commercial motorcyclist for direction. 
After all the descriptions the motorcyclist turned out to be her abductor as the next information from her end was the demand for ransom of N150, 000 out if which N100, 000 was lodged in her account and the suspects withdrew the some but refused to release her. 
The suspects in police net confessed to having raped her repeatedly for weeks and later when she died they took her body to somewhere along Abuja-Lokoja high way where they buried her in a shallow grave. 
University of Agriculture Makurdi (ASUU-FUAM) chapter has appealed to  Inspector General of Police and the Kogi state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello to assist the union in  rescuing one of their members kidnapped over two weeks ago in Lokoja  , the state capital.
In a press conference organised  by the ASUU-FUAM , Makurdi branch in Lokoja yesterday ,  the Acting Chairperson  of the Union, Bemgba Anjembe  narrated that on Saturday November 26th , 2016 one of their members Christie O. Agbulu a lecturer 1 of the department of Biological Sciences  travelled to Lokoja from Makurdi and was abducted by  kidnappers immediately she arrived the Kogi  state  capital . 
He added that since that time the Union members have not heard any thing from the abductors, stressing that  the victim is yet to be released. The union leader  noted that “On November 30, 2016 we were in Lokoja and met with the police on that day and we were assured that something was being done , the following day we went back to the Police ‘A’ Division Lokoja  and they reassured us that they were in control of the situation and would soon find her. “But today it is almost three  weeks our colleague was abducted and there is no iota of information about her whereabouts, even the abductor no long call us . 
We were constrained to petition the Inspector General of Police on the 5th of December, 2016 over this ugly situation to which no response has been received” The union leaders therefore appealed to the security agencies and governor Yahaya Bello who is the chief security officer of the state to do every thing possible to rescue the innocent woman.
They also appealed to the general public  who may come in contact with her or has any information about her  to report to the nearest police station. 
Anjembe said their Colleague Agbulu who was abducted in Lokoja was found dead Tuesday morning. 
“She appeared to have been murdered a long time ago. The remains have already been recovered and taken to Ugbokolo, her home town for burial. May the good Lord grant all of us the serenity to accept this rude shock.”
Anjembe could not understand how endangered Kogi State has become security wise in spite of the efforts by the Government to overcome the menace of kidnappers. 
He said the Governor should wake up as security is not only about providing vehicles and gadgets to security but he must ensure that such sordid stories do not emanate from the State.  
He said many other States have driven out criminals from their domain saying it seems they criminals that have been chased from other states are converging in Kogi. 

The ASUU chairman Federal University Lokoja Anselem Onyeka said immediately they were informed of her Kidnap two days after they swung in to action to secure her release. 
He said the security operatives were of utmost help from the beginning to the end but unfortunately her captors had killed her. 
Onyeka said her hands were tied to the back and was left in the forest to starve to death coupled with the harsh weather. 

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How two Police inspectors lost their lives in autocrash while helping to bury colleague

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Two policemen attach to the Kogi State police command, who were helping to convey the remains of their colleague to his family for burial, have also lost their lives in an autocrash.

NationalUpdate gathered that the two inspectors of police along with a civilian driver died on Thursday in a fatal auto crash on Itobe-Ojodu-Anyigba road.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen in Lokoja that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba with emppty casket when the accident happened.

Aghure added that the two deceased policemen were only offering their helping hands to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba, adding that their vehicle and a Mercedes Benz truck, coming from the opposite direction had a Headon collissio at a spot in Ojodu community.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, who also confirmed the incident, said the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial.

Aya said the family of the deceased sergeant policeman requested that his remains be brought home for burial.

The police spokesperson said that the driver of the truck and his conductor disappeared immediately the incident happened to evade beingarrested.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, adding that the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8,Lokoja, Kogi state, Mr Yunana Yukubu Babas has passed on to the great beynd barely 14 days to his retirement.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the zone, Inspector Ruth Awi, made the disclosure to newsmwn in Lokoja on Friday.

She indicated that Babas was hail and hearty on Wednesday when he reported in Office and was preparing for his retirement which would have come up in two weeks.
Awi explained further that on getting home, he took ill, adding that when the ailment did not abate, Babas was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,(FMC), Lokoja for proper medical attention where he gave up the ghost at about 10.30 a.m on Thursday.
It would be recalled that two other police officers attach to the police command in the state, who were on a mission to convey the body of their late colleague from the state to Adamawa state lost their lives in an auto crash.

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Niger Government debunks report of plan to recruit 4,000 Youths to fight insecurity

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The Niger state government has described as baseless and untrue reports in some online media that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge bedeviling the state.

The purported report was credited to the Commissioner for local government, community development and Chieftaincy affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji.
However, while dissociating himself from the story through a statement in Minna on Friday, Sarkin Daji said, the report trending in some social media is nothing but fake news adding that it is the imagination of the reporter.
The commissioner said the publication was the creation of the reporter, pointing out that he has not granted any interview or made any public statement to that effect in any forum.
He wondered where the reporter got his facts from.
Sarkin Daji who admitted that the state is faced with serious security challenges, occasioned by the activities of the armed bandits, said the government has no any immediate plan to engage the youths in the fight against armed bandits.
According to Sarkin Daji, while the state government welcomes the idea of the state policing to compliment the efforts of security agencies who have remained committed to the fight against armed bandits and other criminal elements across the state, the government has not approved the engagement of youths to fight insecurity.
The commissioner who expressed the commitment of the government to ending the activities of the armed bandits in the state, disclosed that over 2,000 local vigilantes have been mobilized across the state to compliment the efforts of the security joint TaskForce combating armed Banditry in the state.
He therefore urged the public to disregard the said publication, stressing that the state government will continue to give the necessary support to security agencies in the state to enable them win the war against armed bandits and other form of criminalities in the state.

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