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Lexus Jeep, Toyota disappear in Lagos flood with six occupants, two still missing

 Lexus Jeep, Toyota disappear in Lagos flood with six occupants, two still missing 

A Lexus Jeep and a Toyota car each carrying 3 occupants were swept away by a heavy flood around the Oyatoki area of Agege, Lagos State.

However, the emergency responders quickly swung into action and rescued three persons from the Lexus Jeep.

Speaking to PM News, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Zonal Coordinator, South-West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the drivers passed through the area at a time when rainwater had overflowed an uncompleted canal in the area.

Farinloye said: “The residents reportedly warned the people in the vehicles to desist from passing through the road but they were adamant but drove through, and they were swept away.

“One of the people in the Toyota refused, and dropped down from the vehicle, the other two drove and they are the only ones missing presently.

 “Altogether, three rescued alive, one jumped out to safety, while the remaining two are missing,” he said.

Farinloye said that emergency responders on the ground included the Lagos State Fire Service, NEMA, LASEMA, Police, and other responders from the community.

“Search and rescue operations are ongoing in search of the other two persons.

“The community members are mobilized due to the fact that they know the terrain of the canal and successfully rescued the four persons,” he added.

IHRC ambassador faults demolition of Odumeje's church

Security officers assaulting Odumeje

The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) housing ambassador, Dr Edward Olutoke, has expressed concern over the approach deployed by the Anambra government’s agents in demolishing a section of Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere’s (Odumeje) worship center.

Olutoke, the Director of the IHRC Housing Project in Nigeria, said this while reacting to an approach in which a section in the prophet’s church was demolished in Anambra.

In a statement signed by him on Saturday in Abuja, Olutoke said that the case which involved verbal and physical abuse, “is an infringement of a person’s rights and could lead to an indictment on the government of the day”.

He said that due to the complex and intricate nature of housing rights and tenement laws across the globe, there was a need for dialogue by all stakeholders involved in a demolition case.

“There is the need for extensive dialogue with local and international stakeholders and this should be expended before carrying out an irreparable action such as demolition of any building.

“While my office greatly frowns at citizens erecting structures without due official approvals, the government should carry bodies such as IHRC and other relevant bodies along in demolishing structures which have taken people’s sweats and lifelong savings to put up.

This is to ascertain the rationale and motives behind such demolition exercises via plans for forestalling such acts and compensations where necessary.”

He added that adhering to the advice would give credence to any government’s urban development duties in line with global best practices.

He added that his office had swung into action to unravel the veracity of the government’s claims and the owners of the affected properties to detect and publicize issues of violations of fundamental human rights and insist on compensations where necessary.

He also assured Nigerians that the commission was working assiduously at providing affordable and comfortable houses in their names, to enable the poor, low and moderate-income earners to become house owners in the country.

The Anambra government on Thursday demolished a part of the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry led by Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, a.k.a Odumeje in Onitsha.

This, according to the state government, was in line with the Onitsha Urban Renewal Plan.

Police arrests suspected terrorist, Ishaku Habu, recovers AK-47

Ishaku Habu, recover AK-47

The Police have arrested a terrorist, Ishaku Habu, and recovered an AK-47 rifle from him.

Habu was arrested in Mariri Village, Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Mohammed Jalige confirmed the arrest on Saturday.

Jalige said the command received credible intelligence on the movement of illicit arms around Mariri Village, Saminaka in Lere LGA.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yekini Ayoku, ordered an immediate security cordon of the area which yielded a positive result with the arrest of a terrorist on July 7, at about 1800hrs.

He explained that the tactical execution of this operation was in line with the directive of IGP Alkali B Usman, of intelligence-led police operation as well as a community policing strategy geared toward nipping crimes in the bud.

He said: “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect aged 25, hailed from the same Mariri village.

” Recovered from him are the following items; One Ak47 rifle loaded with 29 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition and one mobile phone as he confessed to having been a member of a Kidnapping and cattle rustling syndicate in the area.

“The commissioner while reiterating the directive of the IGP, ordered for a meticulous investigation in a bid to arrest other members of the gang as well as recovering their operational logistics for prosecution.”

He said the CP equally called on the communities to redouble their current effort in providing actionable and result-oriented intelligence such as this to assist the command and its sister agencies to minimize the current security challenges in the state.

Kuje Jailbreak: How police recaptured Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan

The Police has recaptured Hassan Hassan, one of the inmates who escaped when terrorists recently attacked  Kuje Medium Security Correctional Centre.

Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Nasarawa, confirmed the his recapture..

The PPRO said the fugitive was arrested by the police personnel of Keffi Division following intelligence follow-up..

He said: “On July 9, 2022, at about 1:30 am, one Hassan Hassan ‘M’ whose name and picture was amongst the escapees with Boko Haram/Terrorism case was recaptured by the Police operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command at Keffi.

“The CP has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while an intensive search for other escapees continues.

“The fugitive will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further action.

Nansel said that the CP expressed gratitude to police personnel in the state for their efforts and job well done.

He added that the CP appealed to members of the public to help the police with useful information in case they see others still on the run.

Aregbesola wonders how terrorists successfully attacked safest prison, Kuje

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and other officials at Kuje prison, Abuja on Friday

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday, lamented that terrorists attacked Kuje prison in Abuja, despite guarded by heavily armed soldiers with sophisticated weapons (though it was reported that 24 hours before the attack, the soldiers were withdrawn), elite men of the Nigeria Police Force, officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, and armed officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service.

The Minister said this in a post on his Facebook page after his visit to the facility which was attacked by terrorists late Tuesday evening.

Terror group, Islamic State of West Africa, ISWAP, had on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack which led to escape of hundreds of prisoners, including members of Boko Haram terrorist group from the facility.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on a visit to Kuje prison on Wednesday queried how the terrorists evaded security checks to attack the facility.

The Federal Government had on Wednesday declared Boko Haram terrorists who escaped from the facility wanted. 

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