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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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FG expends N16.4b for 87 fire trucks to boost fire service operation

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The Federal Governmemt has expended N16.4b for the purchase of 87 fire fighting trucks to boost the operations of the Federal Fire Service across the country.The Assistant Comptroller general of Fire, Federal Operations Karibo Samson stated this over the weekend after conducting a fire exit drill at the Federal Secretariat, Phase 1, Abuja, in commemoration of the the 2020 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.It was part of the activities to in commemoration of the the 2020 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction by the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster management and Social Development.He countered insinuations that the approach to fire fighting has been lackadaisical saying the narrative is coming from 30 years hang over.”I went back 30 years because I have that much experience. We are enjoying a new lease of life in the fire service, it has never been like this before.”We have a spread of about 12 zones now. Federal Fire servicewise the federation is split into 12 zones.”So we have a reach into virtually every state in the country at the moment. This kind of trucks valued at cost of N189m and we have taken delivery of about 87 trucks of this nature so you now understand where I am coming from.”He said President Buhari has been very good to the fire service adding that the comptroller general has very good vision for the system that is why they have spread into all the zones in the country.”There is no fire officer that will take his fire vehicle into fire scene and will tell you there is no water whether at the federal or at the State level that will take a truck from the fire Station knowing there is no water in that vehicle and get to the fire scene and will begin to lament there is no water or fuel.”That narrative is in the last 30 years not now. If you go to any fire Station you will see this modern vehicle in every fire station that belongs to the Federal fire service.”On the Synergy with the State Fire service, he said they are in all the States of the Federation, sayjng they are not there to take over their jobs.”The Federal fire service is in nearly every State of the country now. Meanwhile we have the State fire service. Like in Abuja we have the FCT fire service responsible to the metropolis. Federal fire service is in all the States to compliment the efforts of the various State fire services, we are not there to take over their job.”He cautioned Nigerians the Harmattan is around the corner sayin being the peak period for fire occurrences he wants everybody to be safety conscious.He said there is no need to burn bushes which can not controled.”Always make sure you have fire extinguishers that are workable around you, in your houses, in your vehicles.”There are places you might call us of which there may be no network to get across to us. You must be fire safety conscious by getting fire extinguishers, fire blankets to assist you in the kitchen and then make sure you have our contact number.”You can also reach the fire service on 112, if you call 112 from anywhere in the country we will turn out the nearest fire station to that scene. “Those of you in Abuja you can reach us on our control.room phone number. Immediately you call that number somebody is going to respond to you.”Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said more than 20 public and private buildings witnessed varying degrees of fire incidents this year

Farouq said the purpose of the fire exit/evacuation drill was to ensure effective and efficient use of the exit facilities available in the case of emergency.She noted that such drills would ensure orderly exit under control and prevention of panic that had been responsible for much of the loss of lives in major fire disasters.The minister said, “What we have just done is remarkable, considering the series of incidences of fire disasters in public and private buildings in Nigeria.“In 2020 alone, we have witnessed more than 20 fire incidents in both public and private buildings.“Experience and research have shown that panic, stampede and smoke inhalation rather than burns from fire have been responsible for loss of lives in the major fire disaster history.”Farouq noted that the 13th of October every year had been set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness, educate the public and to mobilise political will and resources in ensuring disaster risk reduction globally.

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#ENDSARS: Buhari’s Daughter carpets State Govts over hoarded palliatives

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#ENDSARS: Buhari’s Daughter carpets State Govts over hoarded palliatives

That most State Governments hoarded COVID-19 palliatives meant to be distributed to vulnerable Nigerians to cushion the effect of months of lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandermic inducares that President Muhammadu Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria.
This was the position of one of the daughters of President Mrs. Zahra Buhari-Indimi.
She said that the discovery of food items and other COVID-19 palliatives in several warehouses across different States of the country has revealed that her father is not the problem of Nigeria afterall.
Zahra on her Instagram page said; “Now that people confirmed that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide, it is clear Buhari is not our problem,” Zahra opined.

Thousands of Nigerians in different States particularly Lagos, Cross Rivers, Kaduna, Kwara, Plateau, Osun, Ekiti, Taraba, Adamawa, FCT amongst others, plundered warehouses where tons of COVID-19 palliatives donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 were stored.

Some of the items for the palliatives that included bags of rice, maize, cartons of noodles, bags of garri and salt, vegetable oil were also found in private homes of some notable politicians.

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Rumour mill fails to grind as CAN debunks fire outbreak at its Ecumenical Center

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The rumour that Chritajn Association of Nigeria, (CAN) National Secretariat and National Ecumenical Centre had been set on fire by hoodlums who have hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality could not help yesterday as it was immediately debunked by CAN.

The Christian Association of Nigeria described as fake reports that it’s the Ecumenical center was on fire.
The General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, responded swiftly to clear every doubt.
He said, “Nothing happened. It’s not true, I’m just coming out of the office. The time now is 08:27pm. I’m just in my car driving back to my house. They said it came from AIT.”

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, Cornelius Omonokhua, also clarified that the report was “a false alarm.”

“It’s not true, it’s a false alarm. As I speak, the General Secretary of CAN is in the office; there’s nothing like that. It’s a false alarm, there’s nothing like that,” he stated.
The rumour mills have been grinding in FCT giving false indication that all is still not well after the #ENDSARS protests.

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