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Hoodlums Attack Police Station in Imo
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Hoodlums Attack Police Station in Imo

Unidentified hoodlums on Thursday, February 25, attacked the Divisional police headquarters in Aboh Mbaise in Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Orlando Ikeokwu, says the hoodlums drove in four cars, shooting sporadically into the air as they arrived the station. ''The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel , at the end of the melee, one Police woman sustained gun shot injury and has been taken to the hospital for treatment. Regrettably, the station that was just renovated after being razed down by hoodlums during the EndSars saga, was again set ablaze.''the statement read Ikeokwu added that the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has activated all tactical teams with a view to fish out and arrest the fleeing hoodlums.
Anambra CP, Kuryas Visits Checkpoint Attacked By Hoodlums
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Anambra CP, Kuryas Visits Checkpoint Attacked By Hoodlums

The new Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, has visited two spots in Mkpologwu, Aguata Local Government Area and Omogho in Orumba North, where gunmen attacked police patrol teams this morning. According to eye witnesses, the gunmen who drove in both a salon car and a Mercedes Benz 4Matic SUV, opened fire on the policemen who had been deployed on patrol in the two areas. The attackers also set a police patrol van on fire. There was no immediate motive for the attacks or the number of casualties involved as at the time of this report, but the Anambra State Police Commissioner has assured that the hoodlums would soon be captured.    
Hoodlums Kill 2 Policemen In Aba, Set Station On Fire
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Hoodlums Kill 2 Policemen In Aba, Set Station On Fire

No fewer than 2 policemen were in the early hours of Tuesday feared dead by suspected hoodlums following the invasion of Abayi police station located at the World Bank Housing Estate in the commercial nerve centre of Abia. According to a police source who confirmed the story, the incident occurred at about 2am on Tuesday. The station was also set on fire, causing tension in the area. Names of the officers killed during the attack were simply given as SGT Emmanuel and ASP Vincent. The police armoury in the division was also looted while many vehicles were burnt to ashes. The source said there was a stiff resistance by the police operatives who were however overpowered by the hoodlums. Attack on police personnel and facilities in Abia has become a recurrent decimal in r...
ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma
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ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has described the operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN) as hoodlums terrorising the state. The governor stated this while reacting to the Air Strikes and joint (Police/military) operation in Orlu in Search of the ESN in the state. The government also confirmed that it nvited the military to “flush out” members of the Eastern Security Network an offshoot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Orlu and Orsu. Speaking to IgbereTV in Owerri, Friday, through the Imo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, Gov Hope Uzodimma said that the Eastern Security Network operatives were hoodlums and would be treated as murderers by the state government. According to him, the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu was en...
Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums
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Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums

  About 20 youths wielding cutlasses and other dangerous weapons on Thursday invaded Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo to cause chaos. The state government has now shut down the school indefinitely, following the development. The spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola who confirmed the incident said about 20 youths invaded the school. “We received a distress call from Ifeoluwa School, Osogbo that a group of youths numbering about 20 invaded the school with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. “On receipt of this information, we deployed men to the scene and a suspect was arrested at the scene with a machete cut on his left arm and head. He was rushed to Osogbo Central Hospital for treatment.” However, the state government in a statemen...
Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun
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Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun

The Ondo State Security Network Agency (popularly known as Operation Amotekun) has debunked report of a farmer and a vigilante operative being killed by herdsmen at Jugbere Farm Settlement in Owo on Thursday February 11. Director-General of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye who confirmed that four persons have been arrested in connection to the incidents, said the deceased were killed by illegal miners and not herdsmen. The Corps Commander denied that any of his men was killed in a crossfire with the hoodlums, and further added that no crossfire had occurred between the herders and the Corps’ operatives to necessitate the loss of lives as being speculated. He said; “On the issue of arrest, we arrested a number of suspects that are directly connected from the preliminary inve...
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...
Ibadan crisis: Hoodlums took advantage of cobblers death to burn shops, houses in Shasha market – Eyewitness
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Ibadan crisis: Hoodlums took advantage of cobblers death to burn shops, houses in Shasha market – Eyewitness

Traders, shop owners, landlords and other persons with property in and around Shasha market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital have started to count their losses. An investigation carried out by DAILY POST in the market on Saturday and Sunday, confirmed that property among which are shops, houses and cars worth over fifty million Naira (N50,000,000.00) was destroyed between Friday and Sunday in the market. About five lives were reportedly lost as a result of the clash that erupted in the market on Friday. Our correspondent reports that Shasha market is located in Akinyele local government area, one of the eleven local governments that make up Ibadan. It was, however, noticed that the market has become a ghost of itself since Friday when the crisis erupted in the market. DA...
Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque
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Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque

Violence continues in some parts of Shasha Market, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, with hoodlums defying curfew to set more shops belonging to Northerners on fire. Over 50 shops and a mosque are affected in the new wave of arson on Sunday morning. In an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday, the chairman of Shasha Market Traders, Usman Yako, said looting and arson still continued in the market on Sunday morning. “Over 50 tailoring shops have been razed down this morning. A mosque near the tailoring shop was also torched,” Mr Yako said. Another Hausa resident of Shasha , Danlami Abubakar, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the state government was not doing enough to protect them. He said they were also alerted on Sunday morning that the hoodlums might attack Norther...
Boundary Dispute: Hoodlums Attack Anambra Community, Smash Vehicles
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Boundary Dispute: Hoodlums Attack Anambra Community, Smash Vehicles

There was uneasy calm in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state following a boundary dispute between Ezi Nkewelle and Osile Ogbunike communities in the area. Some hoodlums reportedly working for one of the communities had blocked the road in attempt to stop the other party from taking possession of the slaughter market, an action that led to smashing of some vehicles in the area. Addressing newsmen on Sunday, Chairman of Ezi Nkwelle community, Chief Wilfred Okafor, regretted that they were prevented from taking possession of the slaughter market land given to them by the State Boundary committee and court judgments. He said: “When we arrived the place on February 11, some armed policemen already stationed in the market and started shooting sporadically which made us to sca...
Gunmen Kill Taraba Businessman
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Gunmen Kill Taraba Businessman

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a businessman in Jalingo, Taraba state. The victim identified as Alhaji Abdulrazak Yola, was shot dead by the gunmen inside his house at midnight on Friday, February 12. It was gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically before gaining access into the house of the victim, located at Sabon gari in Jalingo metropolis. A neighbour of the deceased, who does not want his name mentioned, told Daily Trust that the gunmen shot him on the chest when they could not kidnap him. He said after killing the businessman the hoodlums escaped through river Lamurde into the forest.
Hoodlums And Task Force Clash In Ajah Against Okada & Street Trading ban
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Hoodlums And Task Force Clash In Ajah Against Okada & Street Trading ban

Suspected hoodlums clash with officials of Lagos state task force who arrived Ajah to enforce environmental laws on street trading and Okada ban Going to do a thread of the violence going on at Ilaje area of Ajah. The question for me is how do you have the resources to “quell” a PEACEFUL protest (#OccupyLekkiTollGate) but leave these THUGS to roam the streets and in this manner. Lagos needs DEFENDING really but from thugs https://youtu.be/nqWMIk8tZ80
Woman, two others arrested for kidnapping in Delta
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Woman, two others arrested for kidnapping in Delta

Police have arrested a female cook and two men in connection with the kidnapping of one Emmanuel Piopio, at Agbarho in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.   It was gathered that kidnappers ambushed the victim last Sunday along Ekwerhe road and whisked him away to an unknown destination in his Lexus ES350 saloon car with registration number KWL 663 BB.   It was said that the hoodlums later contacted one of his family members demanding ransom for his release.   A senior police officer at the Agbarho police station, who confirmed the arrest and subsequent rescue of the victim to Vanguard on Tuesday, February 9, gave the names of the two male suspects as; Ogaga Champion from Ododegho community and Evans Emogariemu from Oruorakpo community all in...
Police recover body of one of its informants in Lagos ocean
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Police recover body of one of its informants in Lagos ocean

Police officers at the Akodo Police Station have recovered the body of an informant, Wale Kalejaiye, who went missing during an attack on police personnel in the Akodo area of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State.   According to reports, Kalejaiye last week Monday, led a team of police officers to the community to arrest some suspected hoodlums notorious for terrorizing residents of the area. The police arrested three suspects identified by Kalejaiye and were in their way out of the community when he identified another one. The police had effected the fourth suspect's arrest when a group of hoodlums, attacked them, overpowered them and then kidnapped Kaleyaiye.   After days of searching for him, his body was on Friday, February 5 at about 11pm, found floating at the Segun Beach a...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...
One Killed, As Hoodlums Set Seriki Fulani’s House In Eggua, Ogun State On Fire
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One Killed, As Hoodlums Set Seriki Fulani’s House In Eggua, Ogun State On Fire

People suspected to be hoodlums on Monday night set ablaze the house of Seriki Fulani in Eggua, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, killing one person and scores of cows. The attack was allegedly carried out by angry youths who followed the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, to the community. It will be recalled that Sunday Igboho, on Monday, visited the state with a promise to flush out killer-herders. The Seriki’s son, Suleiman Adamu, who disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Tuesday, said one Alhaji Jiji was burnt to death, while his father’s settlement was razed down He added that over 40 cows were killed in the attacked. He said, “right now there is tension everywhere. We managed to get our father escap...
One dead, seven injured as suspected smugglers and customs clash in Ogun
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One dead, seven injured as suspected smugglers and customs clash in Ogun

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State.   Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning.   It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods.   There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement .   ...
Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt
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Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt

Five youths who were keeping vigil in the Labiran area of Ibadan were shot dead during a clash between the operatives of the Oyo State Security network, codenamed Amotekun, and hoodlums on Friday evening. Labiran has been troubled by some hoodlums in the last few days, necessitating youths to keep vigil to avert robbery. On Thursday night, over 200 houses were razed while hoodlums killed a young man in the area. One of the youths in the area, who simply identified himself as Wale, said following the burning and looting of properties in the area, elders in the community invited youth to stay awake to avert a recurrence. "It is true; they killed four of our friends. Their families have taken them for burial this morning. Our fathers invited us to keep vigil. When we heard tha...
Church Pavilion In Southern Kaduna Burnt By Hoodlums
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Church Pavilion In Southern Kaduna Burnt By Hoodlums

Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has urged for diligent investigation into the burning of pavilion in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state Malam El-Rufai condemned the burning of the pavilion arranged for a church conference near a local monarch’s palace. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said on Friday that the Government of Kaduna state received security report detailing the incident, which stated that a pavilion erected by the leadership of the ECWA Church ahead of its conference was set ablaze by unknown persons at a location near the Palace of the Agwatyap. “The Governor who frowned at the incident, directed security agencies to carry out diligent investigation towards identifying and punishing the culpri...
200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR
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200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR

No fewer than 200 houses in the Labiran area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, were razed in a midnight attack on Friday. SaharaReporters learnt that many residents have fled the area following the attack. An eyewitness told SaharaReporters that the attack, which started around 11pm on Thursday night, lasted for over three hours. Affected prominent family houses are Mogaji Akinsola's house, Oniroko Family house, Afunlayin Family house, Aderogba and Beyeruka family house. The family head of Akinsola house, Mogaji Wale Oladoja, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on the phone, threatened to avenge the attack on his family house if the government refused to act on time. He said over 250 hoodlums invaded the area around 11pm on Thursday and set ablaze all the famil...
Hoodlums Fired Gunshots At Igboho’s House Before Setting It On Fire – Police
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Hoodlums Fired Gunshots At Igboho’s House Before Setting It On Fire – Police

The Oyo State Police Command has said it received a report that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi came to set ablaze the house of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Fadeyi also said the police were told that the arsonists shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house located at the Soka area of Ibadan. He said the police had begun an investigation into the incident. The house was said to have been burnt at around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the area was cut off. The police statement read, “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house a...
One Person Killed as Police Foil Armed Robbery Attack in Nasarawa
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One Person Killed as Police Foil Armed Robbery Attack in Nasarawa

An armed robbery suspect has been killed after men of the Nasarawa state police command foiled a robbery attack along Gidan Gambo road in the state on Sunday, January 3. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Ramhan Nansel, states that at about 10.50pm on Sunday, the Police Command received a distress call that hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers had blocked the road at Gidan Gambo along lafia-shandam road with the intent to rob unsuspecting commuters. ''Upon the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police mobilized Police personnel attached to Assakio Police Station and a team of Safer Highway personnel to the area where a gun duel ensued. Consequently, the hoodlums were dislodge and one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally woun...
DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community
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DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Otukpo Police Station in Benue State, Yahaya Pawa was on Tuesday December 1 shot by hoodlums.   The state police spokesperson, Kate Anene confirmed the incident and also revealed that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning after the DPO led officers to Icho-Otukpo settlement to arrest suspected criminals who looted items during a fire outbreak in Otukpo market.   Anene said Pawa is steady and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Hoodlums attack Lagos State firefighters, destroy engine
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Hoodlums attack Lagos State firefighters, destroy engine

Three firemen of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were reportedly injured and a fire engine of the Agency damaged by hoodlums, who attacked the officials in the course of duty on Sunday, November 29.   Acting Head of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident,  expressed displeasure over the incessant attacks on firefighters in recent times for yet to be identified reasons.   She recalled that the attack on the firefighters and the engine occurred after officials the agency were prevented from attending to a fire incident at Nmani Street, Dopemu Agege, in Orile Agege LCDA, Lagos.   Adeseye informed that three firemen from a crew of four were injured and the Agency's vehicle, Agege Fire Eagle C07, damaged by the hoodlums after preve...
Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Rivers
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Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Rivers

An explosion has rocked the Christian Universal Church International that belongs to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.   The Nation reports that hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the church premises located on Number 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night, November 28, and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.   It was gathered a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.   Though no group had claimed responsibility for the dastardly act, two of the miscreants were said to have been apprehended by a vigilante group and handed over to the police.   The operatives of Eagle crack, an outfit of the state police command, ...
Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin
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Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests and other sundry issues. Excerpts: South-West governors, traditional rulers and Ministers met in Lagos state last week to proffer solution to the #EndSARS crisis last and Afenifere was not invited. What do you think was responsible for that? The thing is very clear. Like we said, the Kaduna meeting is an afterthought on our unity as a country. They had a sectional meeting of the North where you have all the key appointees of the President, Chief of Staff, IGP, Chief of Army Staff, Lai Mohammed and others. Even in their communiqué, they were so insensitive. There are places they said nomination from Federal Executive Council (FEC)...
LASTMA Official Left With Injuries After Being Attacked By Hoodlums (Graphic)
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LASTMA Official Left With Injuries After Being Attacked By Hoodlums (Graphic)

An officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Sunday was attacked by pedestrian touts at Jakande area in Lekki. According to an eyewitness, the officer was controlling traffic while the man sitting wanted to cross the road. It was gathered that the pedestrian approached the officer to stop the vehicles for him to cross the road, a request which was blatantly objected. The officer whose name is yet to be identified as at press time asked the man to use pedestrian bridge not too far from the spot, Igbere TV learnt. The man refused to use the pedestrian bridge, threatening the officer, and a lot of altercation came to play. The man was heard saying officers will soon be chased out of the road just the way police officers were chased out. It was further...
Oba of Lagos makes first public appearance after his palace was vandalized
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Oba of Lagos makes first public appearance after his palace was vandalized

Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, today November 8, made his first appearance after his palace was vandalized by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest on Wednesday, October 21.   The monarch is pictured at a Peace Dialogue organized by leaders of thought in the South West to address the issues that led to the recent nationwide protest, which ended in violence that shook the region to its foundation.   See another photo below  
Hoodlums Attack Ologede Market In Oyo, Loot And Set Shops Ablaze
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Hoodlums Attack Ologede Market In Oyo, Loot And Set Shops Ablaze

Unknown hoodlums on Saturday, looted about 15 shops at Agbeni Ologede market in Ibadan, Oyo State capital before setting them ablaze. The incident which occurred at about 6:00 am on Saturday, November 7, was said to have caused panic at the market and its environment as a result of exchange of fire between the personnel of Operation burst and the hoodlums. The Deputy Director of Oyo State Fire Service, Moshood Adewuyi, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that trucks taken to the scene to put out the fire were attacked by the hoodlums, while the firefighters on the peace-keeping assignment were stoned. He added that the timely intervention of the officers and men of the operation burst later brought normalcy to the area, noting that only 10 shops were identified to have been ra...
MC Papi Calls Out Kano Government Over Poor Infrastructures
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MC Papi Calls Out Kano Government Over Poor Infrastructures

Nigerian Comedian Calls Out Kano State Government Over Poor Infrastructures, Says They Are Hoodlums, Looters Nigerian Comedian, MC and one of the prestigious Ambassadors of Nigeria multi-million real estate brand, Bstan Group has called out Kano state Government, stating that he was disappointed at the level of development and pace of infrastructure advancement in the state. He made the statement few days ago when he visited Kano state to anchor an event. The Edo State born called past leaders of Kano state criminals and hoodlums. Speaking during his visit to Kano state, MC Papi expressed disappointment at the dilapidated structures and level of road development recorded since 13years, when he last visited. He noted that, how unhappy he was, stressing that nothing has changed in ...
Tanker Explosion On Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Road: LRU & Fire Service Were Attacked By Hoodlums While Responding To Fire
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Tanker Explosion On Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Road: LRU & Fire Service Were Attacked By Hoodlums While Responding To Fire

The agency responded to the incident at 0105hrs this morning according to the State emergency response plan. The joint team (agency + @LAG_FireService) was waylaid on arrival by a group of miscreants brandishing weapons and was forced to seek extra police cover from the Isheri Police Station. The operation commenced with the police protection until the group of assailants grew larger and caused significant damage to vehicles and threats to life of our personnel. The team was forced to suspend the Recovery operation for safety reasons. It is of note that this attack is part of a very worrisome trend of first responders being attacked in the course of their duties. Lagosians are urged to refrain from endangering the lives of emergency responders.
El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says He Nearly Shed Tears Seeing Burnt Sites
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El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says He Nearly Shed Tears Seeing Burnt Sites

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, visited his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to sympathise with him over the recent loss of lives and properties in Nigeria’s economic capital. Rampaging hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to wreak havoc in Lagos last month. El-Rufai said Sanwo-Olu did all that needed to be done to prevent the demonstrations from degenerating to violence but those who thrive in violence infiltrated the protests to achieve their agenda. According to a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the Kaduna State governor said he nearly shed tears seeing photos of burnt and looted sites in Lagos. The statement was titled, ‘El-Rufai: Youths Who Destroyed Public Assets In Lagos ...
#EndSARS: Sharia Supreme Council Of Nigeria Visits Oba Of Lagos
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#EndSARS: Sharia Supreme Council Of Nigeria Visits Oba Of Lagos

The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria on Wednesday commiserated with Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, over the destruction of his palace by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. The delegation was led by the Vice President, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Adiyatullah. A statement by Oba Akiolu’s palace said: “Sheikh AbdurRasheed Adiyatullah led a delegation of SCSN who came to sympathise with the royal father over the recent destruction of his Iga-Iduganran Palace in Lagos.”
Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami
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Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says it is likely that hoodlums wearing military fatigues — and not soldiers — shot #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. About two weeks ago, protests calling for the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) took flight across the country. The police unit was disbanded but the protests persisted as citizens demanded reforms in the force. Protesters converged on the tollgate for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed by soldiers. There are reports that some of the protesters were killed by the soldiers who stormed the tollgate on October 20, 2020, but there are disparities in the number of casualties and no clear evidence has been produced. Speaking with journalists on Monda...
Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Looters In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Looters In Ondo

THE Ondo State Security Agency, Amotekun, on Monday said it arrested no fewer than six suspected hoodlums, who allegedly took part in the looting and arson that occurred during the last #EndSARS protest in the state. The #EndSARS protest was hijacked by some hoodlums who allegedly set ablaze two police stations, National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, a high court building and some other buildings, which included the state Secretariats of the All Progressives Congress and that of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akure, the state capital. The corps stated that the suspects were arrested in various parts of the state. According to the corps, some of the suspects are, Femi Ibine, Oyewole Olayeye, Omotubora Iyanuoluwa and Olamiju Sunday. Speaking on the development, t...
#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde
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#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums.   The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan.   Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment.   The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, an...
Sanwo-Olu Meets With Shop Owners And Tenants Of Circle Mall
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Sanwo-Olu Meets With Shop Owners And Tenants Of Circle Mall

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has addressed shop owners whose goods and shops were damaged following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests by hoodlums. Mr. Babajide reiterated his desire to help the business owners restore their businesses. Listen to him below as he addressed business owners: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHE4clYJ9s7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police
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#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police

No one had envisaged that the #EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality which started peacefully about three weeks ago would turn out a nightmare for the entire country with the level of destruction that ended it after it had been hijacked by hoodlums. At the initial stage, some state governors not only received the protesters and addressed them but even joined in the protest march to the police headquarters. But miscreants and hoodlums soon took advantage of the protest to molest and extort residents. The turning point was the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday 20th October 2020 by soldiers where a number of protesters merely armed themselves with the national flags and singing the Nigerian national anthem. This resulted in national and intern...
Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State
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Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has pleaded with hoodlums to return items looted at Abia State Dental Center, Aba, and Primary Health Authority office in Aba South LGA. In a statement made available on Friday by the Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said the equipment include, vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables items. The statement added that those who looted the items to return them within seven days to the relevant offices or call the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Mr Joe Chinwendu on 0803 764 9306 with information on the location of the items. The Statement Reads, "Abia State Government has noted with dismay the destruction and looting of Abia...
Looting: Osun Govt Returns Recovered Items To Owners
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Looting: Osun Govt Returns Recovered Items To Owners

The Osun State Government on Thursday commenced the process of returning recovered looted items to their respective owners. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that government and private property had, on October 24, been looted in some parts of the state by some hoodlums, hiding under the recent #EndSARS protests. Following the mass looting, Governor Gboyega Oyetola had imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state same day and gave the looters 72 hours within which to return the looted items. NAN reports that the 72-hours ultimatum given to the looters elapsed on Oct. 28. The governor directed the looters to drop their loot in places where they could be picked by government officials or at government-recognised and selected designations. While returning the looted items to thei...
Phone snatchers stab son of former NTA DG to death in Kaduna a week after he received his employment letter
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Phone snatchers stab son of former NTA DG to death in Kaduna a week after he received his employment letter

The 38-year-old son of former Director General of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim, has been stabbed to death in by suspected phone thieves in Kaduna.   The incident happened on Wednesday, October 28, around Kawo in Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state.   It was gathered that the deceased, Aminu Mohammed Ibrahim, was flagging down a commercial vehicle when hoodlums lurking around the area stabbed him and made away with his phone.   His elder brother, Kamal Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, October 29, said Aminu was recently employed by Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)   Aminu received his appointment letter on October 20 and had travelled to Kano for his documentation. He retu...
Hoodlums Plundered WHO’s Office In Nigeria, PPEs Stolen – Matshidiso Moeti
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Hoodlums Plundered WHO’s Office In Nigeria, PPEs Stolen – Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, October 29, that hoodlums looted one of its offices in Nigeria and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were stolen from the stores. The African Regional Director, WHO, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, made this known while responding to questions on the impact of the hijacked endsars protest, riots and looting on its facilities and on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, during a webinar on Thursday October 29. Moeti said that mass gathering remains a breeding ground for wide spread of the pandemic. She said, “I think it is always a major concern when you have mass gathering where people fail to take precautions , especially during riots and demonstrations, there’s certainly going to be wide spread of the pandemic. “A...
With 28 Officers Killed, Police Admits Low Morale, IG Begins Tour Of Commands
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With 28 Officers Killed, Police Admits Low Morale, IG Begins Tour Of Commands

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, will on Friday begin visits to the police commands across the country to boost the morale of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force. The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the morale of members of the force was low following the killing of no fewer than 28 policemen by hoodlums, who hijacked the #EndSARS protests that started in the country on October 8 and lasted for two weeks. Findings showed that the police authorities were disturbed by the high level of dejection among policemen, hence the need for the IG to encourage them and boost their morale. It was also learnt during the tour, the IG would assess the level of damage done by the hoodlums, who burnt police stations and looted government and private property. Thes...
Nigerians Are Not Hungry; Protest Caused Looting- Femi Adesina
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Nigerians Are Not Hungry; Protest Caused Looting- Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums cannot be traced to poverty in Nigeria but by the pandemonium that accompanied the #EndSARS protests. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, on Thursday, Adesina said attributing the looting to poverty was like justifying armed robbery. “Criminality is criminality. Would it justify armed robbery because the man was poor? Would it justify armed robbery because the man didn’t have money? Just as you cannot justify armed robbery because a man was poor and took a gun to rob another person, you can’t also justify the looting,” he said. Adesina claimed the protracted protests provided an atmosphere for looting to take place. He said i...
Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues
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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing. Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties. Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found. Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses. Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja. Ambode had sai...
Mile 12 Boils As Hoodlums Vandalise BRT Buses, Loot Shops
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Mile 12 Boils As Hoodlums Vandalise BRT Buses, Loot Shops

The #EndSARS violence spread to Mile 12 area of Lagos on Tuesday as hoodlums unleash terror on people and vandalised several BRT buses. It was gathered that the hoodlums also attacked private shops, shooting and looting properties in the area. There was pandemonium as traders and shop owners fled for safety. Vehicle owners were said to have abandon their vehicles and fled as the crisis spread around Mile 12 to Owode axis on Ikorodu Road. Primero, operator of the BRT (Blue buses) said they would be shutting down operation immediately to avoid other buses being damaged by the hoodlums. Thugs were presently moving around with guns and machetes and were causing mayhem, an eyewitness said on twitter. Hoodlums were seen on video holding machetes and other dangerous weapons. ...
Robbers Took N650,000 From Me, All My Phones, Destroyed My Car – Clem Ohameze
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Robbers Took N650,000 From Me, All My Phones, Destroyed My Car – Clem Ohameze

Veteran actor, Clem Ohameze has recounted how he was attacked by hoodlums in Akwa Ibom state. Speaking in an interview on BBC Igbo, the actor revealed that he was on his way to a movie location in Abak Road on Thursday October 22, when he was attacked by the hoodlums. Clem who said he initially thought they were #EndSARS protesters, said he was attacked by the hoodlums after being identified. He also revealed that they took his money, phones, damaged his car and also slashed his hand with a machete. The actor said; “It happened on Thursday in Uyo. The protesters, I ran into them. On recognising me, they just didn’t want to bother. They took everything away from me. “They took N650,000 from me, all my phones. Destroyed my car, slashed my hand with a machete. I did a polic...
NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja
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NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have dismissed one of its officers, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja, for partaking in the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.   On Monday, a mob stormed the warehouse and carted away the palliatives. A video that made the rounds on social media, showed the officer grabbing his own palliative.   In a statement released on Tuesday night October 27, Ekunola Gbenga who is the Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said Ibrahim was dismissed for joining the hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.   ''The recommendation was given after the officer was charged und...
Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue
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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue

Some hoodlums who were on rampage in Lagos state, have reportedly defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo located in Ikeja area of the state.   The hoodlums removed the statue's iconic glasses amid attack on some of Nigeria's symbols of history.   Recall that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.   The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist's contribution to the country's democracy.   Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;