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Robbers injure petroleum dealer, steal N8m in Nigeria-Benin border town

One person was wounded when armed robbers attacked the Gure community, a border town between Nigeria and Benin Republic in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The incident, which occurred on Saturday, left a petroleum dealer in the area injured, while the robbers made away with about N8m.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara Command, Babawale Afolabi, said, “A petrol dealer, Jimoh Werewere, was on Saturday attacked by yet-to-be identified gunmen, who stormed Gure community in Baruten.

“The gunmen, numbering about five and armed with sophisticated weapons, might have been trailing the businessman for some time before they attacked him on Saturday.

“The incident occurred around 9pm on Saturday. Our officers in the locality, who were on a routine patrol, were attracted by a gunshot, but before they got to the scene of the incident, the gunmen had escaped, leaving the man in a pool of his own blood.”

Afolabi added that checks revealed that the gunmen made away with the businessman’s 11 million CFA franc (about N8m) and that the victim was being treated for the gunshot wounds he sustained at an undisclosed hospital.

“Men of the Nigeria Police Force and the operatives of the NSCDC in the area have visited the injured businessman in hospital, while security has been beefed up in the area. Efforts are ongoing to track down the perpetrators of the evil act,” the NSCDC spokesman said. Punch


Lagos police arrest 6 suspected robbers, cultists

Operatives of Lagos State Police Command attached to Ikorodu Division, on March 26, arrested three suspected traffic robbers, including their receiver, and recovered stolen phones by Ikorodu roundabout.

The combined team of policemen and local vigilante men on patrol sighted the suspects at the Ikorodu Roundabout while allegedly robbing innocent commuters and passers-by in the area about 11:30 pm, and were arrested.

The suspects are Lucky Isibor, 34; Isah Mohammed, 26 and Aminu Abdullahi, 21.

According to the police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, “Items recovered from them include 11 phones; N139,000; BRT cowry card; a black bag containing assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

During interrogation, it was discovered that Lucky Isibor doubles as a receiver to traffic robbers in the area.”

In addition, the same operatives at Ikorodu Division, on March 25, at about 6.50 pm, arrested one Emmanuel James of No 27, Hassan Street, Rofo, Odongunyan, Ikorodu.

“The police interrogated him and he confessed to being a member of Aye Confraternity,” he said.

Items recovered from him included one locally-made cut-to-size gun, three live cartridges, one blue beret with Eye Confraternity inscription, two bottles of Six Flower perfume, and assorted charms.

In another development, the operatives attached to Mushin Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on March 25, 2021, at around 5.30 pm, arrested two suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising Ladipo main market, 5 -Star, Daleko areas.

The suspects were arrested while the police were responding to a call from the traders, who had been victims of their various operations.

The suspects are Nnamaka Udeh and Obina Onovo. Items recovered from them include one Samsung 57, which is being identified by one of their victims, pairs of shoes, bags containing ATM cards, and charms.

According to Adejobi, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has commended the efforts of the policemen and the vigilante operatives for the arrests.

“He has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

“While assuring Lagosians of adequate security of lives and property in the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu, vowed to make Lagos State uncomfortable for criminals.” Theguardianng
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