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Bayelsa/Kogi: Election Is Not War, Atiku Tells Politicians

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has urged the candidates in the November 16 elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states to avoid violence.

He said in a statement from his media office that election is not war; urging the people of Bayelsa and Kogi states to take serious interest in the choices they make on Saturday.

“Election is about the people and not a war against the people,” Atiku said.

He also enjoined the electorate to make their choices wisely by electing capable hands to steer the affairs of the two states.

He particularly urgeg members of the Peoples Democratic Party to use the power of their overwhelming strength in those two states in ensuring that its flag remains standing in the Bayelsa State Government House and that the people of Kogi State can begin to have a feel of better life under a PDP administration.

He also said the senatorial election in Kogi West was crucial and that party members need to turn out in their numbers to defend the seat.

According to him, the leadership of the PDP has abiding confidence in the voters in that senatorial election.

He stated that the choice before the electorate is between a continuation of quality representation at the Senate and a promise of meaningless change.

He said it was pertinent for all political actors to exhibit necessary decorum and sportsmanship.

The former presidential candidate urged all security agencies on election duty to do their job with utmost professionalism.

He advised all parties in the election to bear in mind that democracy can flourish only when everyone plays according to rule.

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Gunmen scatter scheduled COVID-19 meeting in Kogi, steal documents, destroy offices

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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja who were planning a press conference to pressure the Federal Government into establishing a COVID-19 screening centre in the state.

We gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people away, then went to the records and admin department where they seized laptops and destroyed a few things. They ransacked the Medical Director’s office, too.

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Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and deposits bodies of victims in septic tank arrested in Rivers

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Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and kills and deposits bodies of victims arrested in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command said its Anti-kidnapping Unit has arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, Anthony Ndubuisi, during a sting operation. 

Ndubuisi, who hails from Imo State but resides in Umuebulu Etche Local Council Area of Rivers, has carried out several kidnappings and killings of victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian.

A statement by the command said, “Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit in a sting operation yesterday 29/6/20202 at about 1330hrs, arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, one Anthony Ndubuisi from Ngo-Okpala in Imo State but who resides at Umuebulu Etche LGA. 

“The suspect, who was arrested through intelligence, upon interrogation confessed to have carried out several kidnappings and killings of his victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian. The recent, being the kidnapping and killing of one Ajumiene Offor, who was lured from Aba to his house for a business transaction but kidnapped and killed on 9/6/2020.”

However, during the course of investigation, the suspect led policemen to his house at Umuebulu where he pointed to a septic tank that contained the bodies of his victims. 

“On exhumation, we recovered three human skulls and decomposing body of his recent victim. 

“They have been evacuated and taken to the mortuary for autopsy,” the police statement added.

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