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Religion: Police Fail To Make Arrests.. After Mob Killing Of Yunusa Over Alleged Blasphemy

Nigeria Police Fail To Make Arrests 48 Hours After Mob Killing Of Yunusa Over Alleged Blasphemy, Instead Condemn Act, Issue Safety Advisory

48 hours after a resident of Nasaru village in the Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Usman Yunusa, was lynched on Wednesday over alleged blasphemy by irate Islamic extremists, the Nigeria police have yet to arrest any of the killers.

Rather, the Bauchi State Police Command in a statement issued on Friday by its Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, only condemned the incident.

It also issued a safety advisory and warned the people of the village and the state against taking the law into their own hands.

SaharaReporters had reported how the deceased person was on Wednesday killed by an irate mob over allegations of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The mob attacked and killed Yunusa over alleged blasphemous remarks he allegedly made during a heated argument with his friends which attracted the attention of bystanders.

It was gathered that the mob who used stones, sticks, and other objects to fatally assault Yunusa, overwhelmed police personnel who attempted to rescue him.

On Friday, the police command in the state said Yunusa was killed following tensions and an altercation over him sharing information about a new religious movement known as the Fera Movement.

With no information on the arrest of any of Yunusa’s killers, the police spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, condemned the actions of the individuals involved and emphasised the importance of upholding the law.

The PPRO said, “The Bauchi State Police Command is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident in Nasaru Village on the 19th of June, 2024.

“It has come to our attention that an individual named Usman was involved in sharing information about a new religious movement known as the Fera Movement. Regrettably, this led to tensions and an altercation, resulting in his loss of life.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, condemns the actions of the individuals involved and emphasizes the importance of upholding the law.

“The Bauchi State Police Command is committed to stepping up surveillance patrols to ensure the safety and security of all residents.

“The public must work hand in hand with law enforcement agencies and refrain from taking matters into their own hands.

“We urge the community to remain calm and carry out daily activities without fear of intimidation, as normalcy has been restored in the affected area.

“The Bauchi State Police Command will provide updates on the investigation as it progresses. We also call upon parents, guardians, community leaders, and authoritative figures to maintain vigilance and intervene when necessary to prevent similar incidents in the future.”

Unfortunately, Yunusa is not the first victim whose life has been taken prematurely in Northern Nigeria over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW), but the killer-extremists have continued to escape justice.

 Religion: Police Fail To Make Arrests.. After Mob Killing Of Yunusa Over Alleged Blasphemy

3 Burnt To Death As SUV Collides With Truck In Lagos

Three people died on Sunday night, May 26, when a Mercedes Benz Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, collided with a stationary truck in Lagos.

The driver of the SUV and two occupants were burnt to death following the collision at Mandilas Bus Stop, Iyana Isolo, off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr. Femí Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the tragedy.

He said: "Upon arrival at the scene at 11:38pm, an accident involving a Mercedes Benz SUV with an unknown registration number and a truck conveying a 40 feet container was encountered.

"Preliminary investigation carried out upon arrival at the scene revealed that the SUV collided with the truck due to overspeeding. “


The impact of this collision resulted in a fire outbreak from the car engine."The bodies of the victims trapped inside the car were evacuated by officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU for transfer to the morgue.

The flat body of the truck and the carcass of the burnt vehicle were towed to the LASTMA Yard

3 Burnt To Death As SUV Collides With Truck In Lagos

Tragedy struck on Ikot Ekpene Road in Aba, Abia State, as a Sienna vehicle operated by Akwa Ibom Integrated Transport collided head-on with a tipper truck loaded with sharp sand, resulting in the death of all 7 passengers on board. The incident occurred

Tragedy struck on Ikot Ekpene Road in Aba, Abia State, as a Sienna vehicle operated by Akwa Ibom Integrated Transport collided head-on with a tipper truck loaded with sharp sand, resulting in the death of all 7 passengers on board.

The incident occurred at Okpakiri, Ikot Ekpene Road, leaving families and loved ones in mourning.

The cause of the accident is still unknown and under investigation.

Tragedy struck on Ikot Ekpene Road in Aba, Abia State, as a Sienna vehicle operated by Akwa Ibom Integrated Transport collided head-on with a tipper truck loaded with sharp sand, resulting in the death of all 7 passengers on board.  The incident occurred

Another Nigerian veteran actress dies

A veteran Nigerian actress, Fatima Usman popularly known as Fati Slow Motion, is dead.

The death of the late Kannywood actress was announced on Tuesday by a Kano-based activist, Mansura Isa, in a post on his Facebook page.

According to her, the actor died on Monday night at Habasha near Sudan where she would be buried today.

Condolences would be received at her family house at Ungwa Uku in Kano.

Confirming the incident, Executive Secretary of the Kano state Censorship Board, Abba El-Mustapha shared her photo on X and wrote: “INNALILLAHI WAINNA ILAIHIR RAJI’UN. Allah Ya Yiwa  Jaruma A Kannywood FATIMA USMAN(FATI SLOW), Rasuwa.

“Muna Addu’ar Allah Ya Jikanta Ya Gafarta Mata Kurakuranta Yasa Aljanna Ce Makomarta. Idan Tamu Tazo Kuma Allah yasa Mu çıka Da Kyau Da İmanı. R.I.J.F 

 

‘Fati Slow Motion’ had been in the Kannywood movie industry for over 15 years.

Another Nigerian veteran  actress dies

Four soldiers, NSCDC officer arrested for robbery in Rivers

The Rivers Police Command has arrested four soldiers and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over robbery in the state.

The uniformed men were among 13 suspects apprehended for allegedly hijacking some food trucks, and diverting them to other locations.

Rivers police public relations officer, Grace Iringe-Koko aid the arrests followed a thorough investigation triggered by an initial arrest of suspected burglary in a private warehouse in Elimgbu community, Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

She said a corporal in the Nigerian Army serving in Delta State and an officer of the NSCDC serving in Kabba, Kogi State were the initial suspects arrested.

Iringe-Koko added that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested security agents usually abandoned their posts to engage in criminal activities in Rivers State.

She added that a larger criminal ring was discovered to have been involved in hijacking trailers loaded with various goods, including fertilizers, imported clothing, and POP cement.

The police spokesperson further said that stolen items recovered from the suspects include a white Toyota Hilux used in the gang’s operations.

 

Four soldiers, NSCDC officer arrested for robbery in Rivers

Tension as hoodlums attack police station in Lagos

Chaos erupted in a section of Lagos State on Monday when over 100 hoodlums launched an assault on the Ipaja Police Station, leading to a fierce gun battle between the attackers and police officers.

The brazen attack, which occurred in broad daylight, resulted in the deaths of several of the assailants. 

The incident has left residents in a state of panic as the sounds of gunfire echoed through the area. Eyewitnesses reported that the hoodlums stormed the police station, prompting an immediate and robust response from the police. 

The ensuing firefight caused widespread fear and uncertainty among residents in the area.

In response to the violence, police authorities have dispatched additional personnel to the area to reinforce security and restore order. 

The presence of more law enforcement officers aims to prevent further escalation and reassure the anxious residents.

Details of the motive behind the attack remain unclear, but the  Lagos State Police Command has assured the public that a thorough investigation is underway to apprehend those responsible and to prevent such incidents in the future.

Tension as hoodlums attack police station in Lagos

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