The Nigeria Police Force has recorded another major break through in its efforts at making Rivers State safe and crime free.
Men of the Rivers State Police Command led by the District Police Officer of Bori have neutralized one Linus Lebari, a 35 year old notorious kidnapper whose gang is said to murdered over 30 persons and extorted millions of naira from several victims of their dark trade.
According to a press release signed by DSP Nnamdi Omoni, Public Relations Officer of the command, the Police “in a coordinated operation trailed Linus Lebari ‘m’ 35 yrs AKA Bobby, also known as” Devil ” from Tekon Sogho in Khana LGA of Rivers State to their hideout in a forest at Okwale in the boundary between Rivers and Abia states”
“The hoodlums on noticing irregular movement’s around their camp, started shooting randomly but in a return of fire from the police, one of them was fatally Wounded, who was later identified to be Linus Lebari, from Tekon Sogho, the leader of the kidnapping gang responsible for all the attacks on the Ogoni axis of the East West Road and whose gangs has killed over 30 people in the two LGAs of Khana and Gokana after collecting ransom. “
” in the wake of the operation two police sustained gunshot wounds and are currently responding to treatment while one locally made pistol and some cartridges were recovered.”
The Police said efforts are on to arrest the other gang members who fled shot wounds.
While calling for information from the public, the statement reassured the public of the commitment of the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mustapha Dandaura to ensure that the onslaught against armed banditry will not cease until all criminal elements in the state have been eradicated.
Recall that the police had announced five days earlier that it had killed one notorious kidnapper Ekweme Ike, known as lucifer who was said to have been responsible for several Kidnappings and carjackings on the Ndele axis of the East West Road.
Incumbency factor won’t work for Akeredolu, says Ondo PDP governorship aspirant
A governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Erewa, has said that the “incumbency factor” will not work for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State.
Erewa, who spoke with journalists in Abuja yesterday shortly after obtaining his nomination documents, said the coming election would be fought on the basis of our party’ manifesto, rather than incumbency.
He said: “I believe this time around, PDP is going to win the election. We will put everything in place and put all hands on deck. We will move to every nook and cranny in the state to sell our manifesto to the electorate. I believe they will vote for us and the PDP will win the forthcoming election in Ondo State.
“I know we are an opposition party but I have what it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give our people better lives.
“The people of Ondo State know my profile and they know the stuff I am made of. I am a technocrat. We are going to transform and industrialise the state, protect the state and its people. The least person on the street will feel the impact of our government”.
Erewa promised to focus on aviation, agriculture and tourism if elected, stressing that there would be less emphasis on white-collar jobs.
“We have an airport and it will interest you to know that once the airport is developed in conjunction with the relevant agencies, we are going to transform it into an international standard, making it possible for international flights to land and take off from there. This will bring a lot of international businesses in the state.
“It will also interest you to know that Ondo State has the largest coastal land (onshore) in the whole of West Africa. We will convert this into a tourist attraction. It will be a tourist destination point for Delta, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and other neighbouring states.
“In terms of aviation, the airport would serve Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Kogi and Kwara states. If people from these states are trooping into Akure for their international trips, we are going to do a lot of human capacity development. We are also going to look into our primary education sector as well. We will bring quality education to the doorsteps of our people,” he further said.
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