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Nine persons killed as unknown Gunmen attack Ukpomachi Village in Anambra.

  Nine persons killed as unknown Gunmen attack Ukpomachi Village in Anambra. NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA. Nine persons ,including women and children are feared dead, following an attack by unknown Gunmen   that violently  attacked Ukpomachi Village, Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, in the early hours of today.    According to eye an witness , the hoodlums stormed the area along the igbariam junction axis killing the people   and about twenth three cows.  The situation caused panic and tension within the area which is largely inhabited by students of the Anambra state University, Igbariam.  The incident which happened at about two o'clock Monday morning forced many students and residents to flee the area for fear of reprisal attacks.  The Public Reactions officer of the University, Doctor Christian Chukwueloka in a telephone interview described the incident as  unfortunate but however noted that the school authority may not have much to do over the panic as the students

Empowerment of women will crub Insecurity in the country--Sen . Okorocha

 Empowerment of women will crub Insecurity in the country--Sen . Okorocha. By NKIRU NWAGBO ,AWKA.    Former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has said that insecurity, including banditry, kidnapping and killings by Fulani herdsmen, will stop if women are empowered to bring up children in society. Speaking Saturday in Abuja during the first conference and inauguration of the United Business Women Association of Nigeria (UBWA), Okorocha said that poor family upbringing is the reason insecurity is on the increase, but revealed that women will play a great role in curbing the menace if empowered. He said: “I am very happy to be a part of this history making event. It is an occasion that will go down in history as one of those efforts being made by women to move our nation forward. A woman is a special creature by God. Whatever is given to a woman is nurtured. Nations that have ignored their women are considered failed nations, while nations that make proper use of their women

Ada Jesus dies at 27 in Abuja hospital days after an encounter with Odumeje

  Ada Jesus dies at 27 in Abuja hospital days after an encounter with Odumeje. Mercy Cynthia Mmesoma Obi, popularly known as Ada Jesus has died in an Abuja hospital of complications arising from kidney failure, few days after an encounter with Onitsha-based preacher, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, alias  Odumeje , inside his church. A video surfaced recently where the 27-year-old seriously sick young lady was taken to the pastor, to whom she went to seek forgiveness for her earlier comments, suggesting that his miracles were fake. But, the eccentric cleric boldly pointed out that he would not forgive her, and instead, laid more curses, including saying she would die of her sickness, as she lay on the floor, with her family members pleading her case. Rita Edochie, an actress, also entangled in the fake miracle story, the deceased was said to have alleged, also toed the line of the pastor, vowing not to forgive her for making a wrong accusation. Ada celebrating her last birthday yesterday at th

Violent attacks in Nigeria, divinely motivated.... Prophet Gbujie

  Violent attacks in Nigeria, divinely motivated.... Prophet Gbujie By Our Correspondent. Imo State-born celibate Prophet, Godfrey Gbujie has said that recent cases of violent attacks been recorded across Nigeria are in line with God's plan. Gbujie, 64-year old prophet from Akabuo in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo, but based in Enugu gave the explanation in a briefing to journalists on Sunday in Awka. "The Lord revealed all these unfolding events through me in a prophecy  since August 6 1995, and I published them in a booklet in December, 2009. "After the publication, I distributed the books to the presidency, heads of Department of State Service, Army, Police and governors of the five South/East states of Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra and Enugu. "But regrettably, nobody took the prophecy serious", he said adding that all the violent attacks such as the recent one in Owerri, plane crashes and other sundry insecurity cases been recorded were foretold in

S/E Security challenges: Anambra Govt reviews security measures

OBIANO. S/E Security challenges: Anambra Govt reviews security measures .   NKIRU NWAGBO. AWKA.   Anambra State Government has reaffirmed it's commitment towards combating the security challenges in the Southeast geopolitical zone, saying a review of security measures is going on in the area.    The Commissioner for Information and Public enlightenment Mr. C. Don Adinuba who dropped this hint in a security review report he signed yesterday in Awka, said the review has resulted in traffic delays at security checkpoints in different parts of the state.  Continuing the report read" The delays have caused much inconvenience to travellers who are sometimes required to disembark from their vehicles for security checks.   "We are much aware that a lot of our people have been returning home from far and near to join their families, associates and friends to not only celebrate Easter but also participate in a lot of social events, including fund raisers for scholarships and de

Herdsmen Kidnap Five Persons In Anambra Demand N3M Ransom .

  Herdsmen Kidnap Five Persons In Anambra Demand N3M Ransom . NKIRU NWAGBO. AWKA Suspected Fulani Herdsmen have kidnapped five  persons  in Nando and Igbariam in  Anambra East local government area making demand of N 3 million ransom. Although it is not clear the number of villagers that were kidnapped but an eye witness who gave his name as Nwachim Okechi narrated that the incident occurred while they were coming home from a traditional wedding in Awka on Saturday . According to him "My name is Chidi Nwachim Okechi and we were coming back from a traditional wedding of our brother Mr Gab Nwakemeze following Jim Nwobodo road through Nando - Igbariam road close to where the Civil Defence people always stay when we saw them blocking the road. "There was this our brother from Aguleri who was driving a Venza with his wife in the car and the other vehicle behind him. "Infact we were on a convoy coming home but the Venza was in front and they ran into them with the second vehic

Anambra Commissioner Kidnapped During Attack On Soludo Released.

                 EZENWANNE Anambra Commissioner Kidnapped During Attack On Soludo Released. NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA  The Anambra state  commissioner for public utilities  Engr Emeka Ezenwanne who was kidnapped on Wednesday when unknown Gunmen attacked the former Governor Central Bank of Nigeria,  Prof Soludo has been released. Recall that  gunmen who invaded the venue of an interactive session between a Frontline All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship aspirant, Prof Chukwuma Soludo and youths of his community, Isuofia. The gunmen killed three of his Orderlies, and made away with the commissioner who had scaled the fence in attempt to escape, but ran into the gunmen. A source who spoke to the commissioner said, "I just spoke to the commissioner now. He has been freed, and he is in good health too. "He denied paying any ransom, and also told me that his abductors did not maltreat him in anyway." It was  gathered that the commissionerwas released at about 1am on East

Isuofia Attack: Soludo Recounts Ordeal, Ekwunife, Duru Condemn Attack.

Isuofia Attack: Soludo Recounts Ordeal, Ekwunife, Duru Condemn Attack. By Nkiru Nwagbo. Professor Chukwuma Soludo a former CBN governor and an aspirant for the governorship of Anambra State under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has recounted how the attack at his hometown of Isuofia took place. Speaking on a Channels Television interview on Thursday Night, Prof Soludo used the opportunity to appeal for the release of the Anambra state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engineer Emeka Ezenwanne who was kidnapped during the attack. Prof Soludo, recounting his ordeal, said that he had attended mass earlier in the day and proceeded to the town hall for an interaction with Isuofia youths where over a thousand of them were seated alongside some government officials He said that he was about rounding off his preliminary remarks at the beginning of the meeting when gunshots started. Prof Soludo said that he and others present had to scamper for safety, and when the shooting had stopp

Attack On Soludo: Police Announce Arrest of Four More suspects.

  Attack On Soludo: Police Announces Arrest  of Four More suspects . NKIRU NWAGBO . AWKA The Anambra State command of the Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of additional four suspectsthat four additional suspects  in connection to the attack on the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Prof Chukwuma  Soludo. The  Anambra State police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, stated this in a statement. He said: “Police Operatives attached to Anambra State Command today 1st April, 2021 arrested four (4) additional suspects in connection to the recent attack and gruesome murder of three (3)Policemen at Isuofia Civic Center in Aguata LGA of Anambra State. “The suspects are: Mbah Victor ‘M’ aged 30years, John Olisakwe ‘M’ aged 21years. Chigozie Omeh ‘M’ aged 20years and Emmanuel Nnobi ‘M’ aged 28years. “The suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack and subsequent abduction of Commissioner for Public and Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, who the c

Gunmen Invade Home Of Ex-Sports Minister, Shoot Two Policemen, Boy.

  Gunmen Invade Home Of Ex-Sports Minister, Shoot Two Policemen, Boy Two policemen attached to Ex-Sports Minister Damishi Sango were shot by Gunmen who  stormed the residence of the former Minister  at Ganawuri in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State on Wednesday night. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) reports that the Police in Plateau have confirmed the attack by gunmen, saying two of the policemen attached to the former minister under the Peoples Democratic Party, were shot by the bandits. Ubah Ogaba, spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos, said apart from the policemen, a boy in the same house, identified as Jethro,  was also shot and that all the victims were rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) for treatment. “The Command is aware of the incident at Riyom and the victims have been rushed to the hospital where they are receiving treatment,” Ogaba said. “The Commissio