5 Killed As Youths Burn Down Mosque, Traditional Ruler Also Dead

Youths Burn Down Mosque As Gunmen Kill Vigilante Leader In Delta
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Jeddo Community Youths in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State today chased Muslim worshippers as well as Hausa indigenes and burned down a mosque in protest as gunmen shot dead the community’s vigilante chairman, George Akiru a.k.a, Scosco.

The youths accused Hausa indigenes and Muslims of being the masterminds of the dastardly act.

The killing of the vigilante chairman has caused serious tension within the area as the youths have vowed to avenge the death of the deceased.

A youth in the community, Ubada Umukoro, who spoke to newsmen said, “We will soon strike back because they’ve killed a bona fide indigene of this town.”

At the time of filing this report, security operatives were seen in their attempts to forestall any breakdown of law and order with a view to restoring peace in the Community.

The Delta State acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, in a telephone chat with DAILY POST, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation to unmask the killers of the vigilante chairman is ongoing.
Source – Daily Post

Tension As Gunmen Kill Five Modakeke Farmers
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Some unknown gunmen have reportedly killed five indigenes of Modekeke town in Osun state, who were said to be going to their farm in Toro Village in the early hours of Friday.

A community leader in Modakeke, Mr. Femi Eluyinka, who confirmed the incident to The PUNCH, said some people from the community and police operatives have evacuated the corpses.

Eluyinka said the incident has aggravated tension in the town.

He said, “Police operatives have arrived. Tension is on the rise. Five of them were indigenes of Modakeke and they were killed this morning along Toro road. They were heading to their farm.”

When contacted, spokesperson of Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said, “We heard some people were killed and the Commissioner of Police has deployed more policemen to the area.”
Source – Punch

Ondo Monarch, Oba Adebamigbe, Is Dead
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The monarch of Ijare Community, Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe Oluwagbemigun, Kokotiri II of the Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, has died.

The Prime Minister of the community and Sapetu of Ijareland, High Chief Wemimo Olaniran, confirmed his death.

He said, “Baba has joined his ancestors and the traditional rites have commenced so in the next seven, we will be observing the traditional rites.”

It was gathered that the traditional ruler, who assumed the throne in 1996 passed at the age of 83.

According to a source, in line with the tradition of the town, one of the high chiefs of the town will begin to act as the regent until a new monarch emerges.
Source – Wuzup Nigeria