Abducted teenager released …Police behind prolonged detention

ABUJA – Kidnappers of hapless minor, Ese Oruru, Ese Oruru caved in to sustained pressure to release the 14-year old indigene of Bayelsa State.
This is even as Emir Sanusi and Kano Emirate Council distanced themselves from the criminal act, and blamed the Nigeria Police for prolonged detention of the poor school girl.
Ese has been in the kidnappers den for upwards of seven months until the Inspector General of Police Sunday Arase directed the Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Mohammed Katsine to liase with the State’s Emirate Council and relevant persons, to effect her release.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olabisi Kolawole disclosed that the Inspector General of Police has directed that Ese Oruru be given protection and be flown to Abuja today to be re-united with her family.
Already, it was gathered that the IGP has made arrangements to move the family to Abuja for the re-unification with their daughter.
Meanwhile, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sunusi II has blamed the Nigerian police and other para – military forces over there failure to reconcile Ese Rita Oruru with her family barely 6 months it was sealed.
Narrating his role on the controversial abduction of the Bayelsa born teenager, the Sanusi explained, “I ordered Ese’s repatriation since September 2015 through the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, but to my surprise the issue is still hanging in between the sharia commission, Hisbah and the police”.
“Police are those behind this delay. I have done my best for her and even directed for action, it’s unfortunate that the police are delaying this matter; I received phone call from friends outside the shore of this country over Ese today (yesterday, 29/02/16), but what I knew was that the matter is something which I had settled over the last six months”, he continued.
Moreso, the emir recalled how he directed that the District head of Kura, Sharia Commission and Hisbah to investigate the allegation Ese raised over threat by her estranged parents to her life, adding that the report confirmed the allegation and had since requested police intervention to provide cover.
The emir who declared null and void the purported marriage of Ese Oruru off to her suspected lover declared “Ese is under age and she can’t be married-off as underage . Every Muslim also knew that marriage can’t be without a guidance. She must be taking back to her parent and can only marry when she reached the age of 18 years”.
He added that “It is unislamic for someone to marry a lady without a guidance. This abduction of Ese by my subject to Kano is worrisome because it will cause disunity among our people. I feel it is something we should urgently call to order.”
The emir further directed the shariah commission to liaise with the Assistant Inspector General of police and repatriate the girl back to her family.
Ese Oruru

Herdsmen Invade, Destroy Farmlands, Houses, Over 6000 Persons Displaced

Okokolo (Benue State) – Herdsmen have invaded farmlands, houses, over 6000 persons displaced few weeks ago in Okokolo autonomous community and its neighboring communities in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

Farmers and landlords are now counting their losses following the invasion of their farmlands and houses by herdsmen.

The President General of the communities, Mr. Innocent Mogagi confirmed this to newsmen few weeks ago in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. He said millions have been lost and hunger could ravage the communities, “what we are seeing in the hands of these herdsmen is causing us unforgettable pains,” Last month, we reached an agreement to stop this ugly trend but you can see that they have started again, this time around, what they have destroyed are worth millions of naira, these followed by killings, rapes and extortion,
The level of destructions will bring hunger to the land, “Our cassava, vegetables, maize have been destroyed and used by herdsmen to feed their cattle.”

The NIGERIAN OBSERVER gathered that farmers were bewildered early morning Tuesday when they woke up to see that some houses had been set ablaze and those that came for their normal farming activities of the day to behold their crops had been destroyed by herdsmen.

A farmer, who simply gave his names as Deji Babadawa said his house and that of neighbours are affected, some persons were killed; he gave the names of his closest neighbour as Mr. Frank Aigbodion who was not too lucky.

“He was killed in the attack, the deceased hailed from Edo State, some farmers who went to their various farms to harvest their farm produce for sale were in tears for the level of destruction they met in their farmland.

Inside source from the herdsmen said the targeted people are those who are against the open grazing. They further revealed that even those who are not from this state are more against the open grazing, most especially Mr. Frank Aigbodion who doesn’t know how to keep his mouth shut. Himself and his cohort have been waging words of war against us. He concluded by saying we are Nigerians we can live in any part of the country we want to live in.
Meanwhile after the attack the whereabouts of the first son of Mr. Frank Aigbodion whose name was given as Stanley Aigbodion is unknown.

Helicopter crash into lagoon in Lagos

By The Rainbow

Another helicopter, belonging to Bristow has crashed into the lagoon.
This coming just six months after a Bristow helicopter crashed in Lagos, killing some of its occupants.
According to reports, , the crash like the previous one occurred at the lagoon in the Oworonsoki end of the state while the helicopter was on its way to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
But this time, the 11 occupants of the helicopter survived and are currently receiving medical treatment, according to the authorities.

Actor, Olumide Bakare Needs N30,000 Daily to Survive Heart, Lungs Issues

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/Nigeriafilms.com
The health status of veteran Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare, is getting worse as the day goes by as this has led to the actor being placed on a life support machine to give the family some hope.
According to emerging reports, the actor, who is currently at the UCH hospital on Secretariat road near total garden in Ibadan Oyo State, is diagnosed with lungs and heart issues.

It is being learnt that the actor has accrued huge medical bills and as he needs N30,000 daily for treatment.
While speaking from his sick bed, the actor begged that well-meaning Nigerians should come to his help to save his life.
In his words, “My strength is not enough to withstand this any longer. Help me to beg the children of Nigeria that they should render both financial support and prayers to me.”
The actor can be helped via his Ecobank Account No 3872003592 (OLUMIDE BAKARE).

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