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PDP chieftain, Ntefre shot dead in Akwa Ibom

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in OrukAnam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Sir S J Ntefre, has been shot dead. Ntefre was gunned down by unknown gunmen at his residence in Ekparakwa, leaving behind the vehicle they came with for the operation.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday when the gunmen attempted to abduct him in his compound. An eyewitness, who identified herself as Mrs Sarah Williamson, told DAILY POST that the gunmen arrived at the residence of the deceased in a black SUV and dragged him outside while other members of the gang were shooting to scare neighbours. She added that the gunshots attracted youths who raised the alarm against the gunmen causing the whole community to chase the hoodlums.

She said by the time the youths started to chase the kidnappers, they had already abducted the party chieftain into the nearby bush and shot him severally while some members of the gang who were waiting in a standby vehicle abandoned it and escaped through the bush.

 

Source: Dailypost

 

 

Sokoto: Police deny saying Deborah’s killers came from Niger Republic

The Sokoto Police Command on Sunday has debunked reports that it has categorised one of the suspected killers of Deborah at Shagari College of Education as a foreign from Niger Republic

According to the statement, “The attention of Sokoto State Command was drawn to an online publication in NEWSLEAK by one Segun Adegbite on 14th may, 2022. He alleged that, a top police source told Peoples Gazette that, Sokoto Police Command has categorized one of the suspects during the incident at Shagari College of Education as a foreign intruder from Niger Republic who came in illegally to perpetrate the act.”

ASP Sanusi Abubakar, Police Public Relations Officer Sokoto Police Command in a statement, described publication is an act by some mischievous makers trying to create chaos into the mind of law-abiding citizens and to destabilise the existing peaceful atmosphere restored as a result of Thursday’s incident.

It further added that the fabricated publication which claimed its sources from the Command is false and cannot be substantiated, saying the command did not issue any statement in that regard. It appealed to all media outlets and members of the public to be advocates of peace and should not publish unverified stories.

 

Source: Dailypost