The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has expressed that the murdering of three cops and a non military personnel by fighters has vindicated previous Minister of Defense, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd).
MBF said Gen TY Danujma(Retd) had since quite a while ago raised alert that the military had been undermined in Taraba State.
Officers had executed police agents who captured one Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume prosecuted in a progression of prominent grab episodes in the State.
The episode occured along Ibi–Wukari street in Taraba and the speculated ruffian is still mysteriously gone.
Leader of MBF, Dr. Bitrus Porgu, in an announcement on Thursday, said despite the fact that TY Danjuma was then assaulted over his position, occasions in late time have affirmed his feelings of trepidation.
The announcement read: “While we are at a misfortune about why these enrolled gatherings have kept on spreading the name of General TY Danjuma, we are likewise not ignorant of the way that as far back as the previous Defense Minister approached Nigerians to oppose the intrusion of the Middle Belt and Southern people group from fear based oppressor herders that are in intrigue with the military.
“It wound up clear that General Danjuma had mixed the hornet’s home when he told the world that the military was conniving with rampaging herders to release dread on Nigerian people group.
“The ongoing executing of police agents on a secretive task to Taraba State, who captured and cuffed an infamous multi-tycoon hijacker, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, has supported Danjuma’s charges that the military is, to be sure, conspiring with fear monger components to attack networks.”
The gathering additionally censured those blaming TY Danjuma for culpability in the Tiv/Jukun emergency.
“Another allegation against Gen TY Danjuma and Governor Ishaku is that despite the present clash, the team have kept on keeping up an intrigue of quiet. Once more, how absurd this is?
“Senator Samuel Ortom of Benue and Governor Ishaku, with their delegates, have at various occasions gathered harmony building gatherings to accommodate the two warring networks, with brilliant prospects not too far off for rebuilding of commonality”, it included.
An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was killed by a furious horde, for shooting a pregnant lady dead at Agbole region of Ijegun in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Friday August 9.
The pregnant tailor recognized as Biliki was hit by a stray bullet in her shop after the police officer distinguished as Damilare Olarenwaju, neglectfully opened flame while pursuing a kid named a “yahoo kid” in the road. Biliki was purportedly raced to the medical clinic yet kicked the bucket soon after.
The occurrence started shock in the area, prompting the passing of one of the cops while two others supported wounds and hurried to the Palace of the Ijegun ruler at Ologun for wellbeing.
“In what manner can police officers discharge took shots at an indirect, on a Saturday near bubbly period in Ijegun?
“The street before the ruler’s royal residence is blocked right now. Vehicular developments have been redirected into a close-by road to get to Ijegun transport stop.
“The data I accumulated is that the police officers from Area M shot discharges while pursuing presumed criminal and the projectile executed a lady. Young people in the zone slaughtered him and harmed his associates. One of them figured out how to slither to the Oba’s royal residence,” an inhabitant revealed to The Nation.
Lagos Police representative DSP Bala Elkana, affirmed the demise of the police officer while likewise uncovering that security agents are in the zone to reestablish harmony and request.
“I can’t disclose to you what truly occurred right now however the facts demonstrate that we lost an ASP and two request positions were harmed. They are of the Anti-abducting unit appended to Area M.
“Fortification has been conveyed to the zone for the rebuilding of harmony. Let us first quiet the circumstance before we can discuss what occurred,” he said.
A 41-year-old woman, Mrs Shakirat Rasheed, committed suicide inside her home in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Friday.
Mrs Shakirat Rasheed was said to have reportedly hanged herself after her friend whom she stood for as guarantor failed to repay a loan taken from a microfinance bank.
Her friend allegedly took the loan from a micro finance bank popularly known as LAPO.
It was gathered that Mrs Shakirat Rasheed reportedly stood as a guarantor for her friend who obtained a loan from LAPO office at Awotan area, but the friend was said to have been at large, forcing the guarantor to be paying the loan in bits.
Sources added that the loan “caused Mrs Mrs Shakirat Rasheed’s depression and she seemed unable to bear the problem any longer, especially when officials of the micro-finance bank reportedly called her on Friday to see them in their office.”
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Apete police station led detectives to the scene of the incident.
It was further gathered that the family said that there would be need to perform some rituals before the body could be detached from the rope hanging on it from the ceiling.
Confirming the incident, the state commissioner of police, Shina Olukolu, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Apete police station led detectives to the scene of the incident. He added that investigations into the incident has commenced.
A Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command in Abuja, DCP Umar, was shot dead in the cross fire between police officers and protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shi’ites in Abuja earlier today July 22nd.
The protesting members of Shi;ites also fired gun shots at a Channels Television bus. A reporter with the channels who was in the bus was hit by a bullet in his stoamch. He is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital.
Umar was reportedly shot dead while trying to calm the fraying nerves of the Shi’ites who had disrupted activities at the Central Business Disrict in Abuja. He was rushed to a closeby hospital where he died.
A source in the FCT command who confirmed the demise of the Deputy Commissioner to Punch, said
“The DCP was a very good man. We were at the mosque last Friday when he saw one man looking so haggard. The man told him how he had not been paid for over 14 months because he was unable to complete his IPPIS (Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information.)
“On hearing that the man was an Inspector, DCP Umar hugged him and immediately made calls to the officers in charge of the platform and the budget office. Today, the Inspector has been directed to come to the IPPIS office for enrollment on the platform. His death is so shocking.”
This afternoon July 22nd members of the Shiites movement staged a Protest in abuja today which was bloddy after some members of the movement engaged the police in a fierce gun battle at the Central Business District in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The police had asked the Islamic group members not to stage any protest out the designated area for protest in Abuja which is the Unity Fountain. However the Shiites who are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim ElZakzaky, dared the police and took their protest to the Central Business district.
Efforts by the police to stop them from staging the protest turned bloody within minutes as gun shots were fired by the Shiites and the police.
A bus belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, was reportedly burnt by the angry Shiite members.
See photos from the bloody protest below
Many feared dead as Shiites and police engage in fierce gun battle in Abuja (photos)