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Tension as Abuja-Kaduna train derails

An Abuja-Kaduna has derailed halfway to the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday, May 26.

The train with dozens of passengers on board departed Kaduna around 8:05am but derailed at Jere about an hour later.

It was gathered that efforts are being made to repair the train, with about three carriages off the tracks.

Details shortly…

Tension as Abuja-Kaduna train derails

Mosque collapses in Lagos during prayer time

Tragedy struck in the Papa Ajao area of Mushin,  Lagos, on Sunday as a mosque on Yusuf Street, off Ladipo Road, collapsed during prayer time. 

The  Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that one person has died and five others were rescued from the rubble.

Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the permanent secretary of LASEMA, provided details on the incident. 

According to him, the collapse occurred while prayers were ongoing, leading to an immediate emergency response.

He said LASEMA quickly mobilized its Response Team to the scene, working alongside the police, the Lagos State Ambulance Service, and the Lagos State Fire Service. 

He stated that the coordinated efforts of the agencies were crucial in rescuing five individuals from the collapsed structure.

“The mosque collapsed during prayer time, which unfortunately resulted in one fatality,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated. 

“Our teams are on the ground, conducting search and rescue operations to ensure that no one else is trapped under the debris,” he added

The rescue operations were carried out under the supervision of Oke-Osanyintolu. 

He noted that the responders utilized specialized equipment and techniques to locate and extract the trapped individuals. 

He added that the rescued persons were provided with immediate medical attention and transported to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the collapse.
Mosque collapses in Lagos during prayer time

Nigerian Army dismisses three soldiers over armed robbery, kidnapping

The Nigerian military has dismissed three of its personnel who were arrested for allegedly engaging in armed robbery and kidnapping.

The suspects: Lance Corporal Abdul Musa, Corporal Innocent Okwoli and Corporal West Isaac, were last month arrested by police officer during an operation with some civilians.

Consequently, the soldiers were charged, tried, found guilty and subsequently dismissed from service in line with the provision of the Armed Forces Act Caps A20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

A military source told SaharaReporters that the dismissed army men were notorious for kidnapping truck drivers and diverted the goods being transported, to a another location.

The source said; “The soldiers were arrested by men of the Nigerian Police Force for the offence of armed robbery and kidnapping. After their arrest, the police handed them over to the army authorities for own investigation.

During the course of investigation, it was observed that the soldiers were perpetual criminals who always robbed trucks and diverted goods being carried to a warehouse where they do sell them. They also kidnapped these drivers and others, they always carry out these operations alongside some civilians.

Furthermore, they were summarily tried and dismissed and were also handed over to the police as the offences they committed were pure civil related offences for further investigation and prosecution.”

 
Nigerian Army dismisses three soldiers over armed robbery, kidnapping

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