6 Cultists Arrested In Ogun While Causing Mayhem Over Unserviceable Gun.
A suspected dreaded cult group based in Ikorodu, Lagos state have been arrested by the Police in the Odogbolu area of Ogun State.
The six suspected cultists were said to have started a fight, causing unrest in the area over a purchase of an unserviceable locally made pistol before they were rounded up.
It was revealed that the Ikorodu based suspected cultists contracted one Olaniyan Samuel to purchase a locally made pistol for them, and when they discovered after, the gun was delivered to them that the pistol is not serviceable they went to Odogbolu with the intension of punishing their partner in crime, Samuel for betraying their trust by purchasing a useless gun for them.
According to information, while the chaos was going on, a distress call was made to Odogbolu police division which made the DPO, SP Awoniyi Adekunle quickly lead his men to the scene where the six suspects were rounded up and apprehended.
Aboyeji Oluwadamilare, Adebiyi Mathew, Jacob Solomon and Iliasu Jubril are the suspected cultists from the Ikorodu of Lagos state while Olubanjo Segun and Samuel Olaniyan resides in Odo-Iselu Odogbolu area of Ogun state where they were all apprehended.
Recovered from them is a locally made pistol and two live cartridges.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has directed that the suspected cultists and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation with the view to charge them to court on conclusion of the investigation.
Police Academy Fixes New Dates For Screening Of 8th Regular Course.
The Nigerian Police has said the Police Academy Wudil will begin the screening of candidates for the 8th Regular Course on January 9,2021.
The spokesperson for the academy, ASP N. Habib made the disclosure in a press statement recently issued and made available to our correspondent in Lagos.
The screening will begin at the academy with candidates from Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, FCT Abuja, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo from January 9 to January 15, 2021.
According to the statement, candidates from the above-mentioned states that passed the aptitude test earlier conducted should proceed to Wudil at the specified date where the academy is located for the screening.
The statement explained that the shortlisted candidates would also undergo medical and physical screening.
In the statement, screening for candidates from Abia, Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi and Nasarrawa would hold between December 16 and 22, 2020 while Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara will start their exercise on January 23 to January 29, 2021.
The candidates have also been directed to get to Wudil with the original and photocopies of their credentials, passport photographs, authenticated certificate confirmation as an indigene by the state government and a pair of white canvass shoes, white vest, white shirts and socks.
Army Holds Spiritual Seminar, Says Boko Haram International Conspiracy.
The Second Edition of the Nigerian Army Spiritual Warfare Seminar was held on Thursday, 3 December at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro, in Abuja.
It would be recalled that the Nigerian Army spiritual warfare seminar is a program organized by the Chaplain and Islamic Directorates of the Nigerian Army in the year 2019.
The spiritual warfare sensitized and mobilized religious/spiritual leaders to enlighten and educate their followers on the true and correct tenets of Islamic and Christian religions so as not to be easily brainwashed by the devilish and wicked teachings of Boko haram’s ideology.
The seminar is also intended to stimulate renewed vigor to finding ways of curtailing and tackling Boko haram‘s extremism and recruitment drive using counter narratives, knowing fully well that terrorism is about battle of inner consciousness/the struggle for winning the hearts and minds of the people.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai was the Special Guest of Honor at the occasion.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram attacks are an international conspiracy to censor Nigeria and to destabilize the peace of the country
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in an article he shared on social media and with journalists, claiming that there are some international paymasters sponsoring Boko Haram.
“The recent killing of our people on a rice farm in Borno State was unexpected, inhuman, cowardly, dastardly and a sadistic cruelty by the Boko Haram terrorists. There is no normal human being that will take pleasure in such inhuman massacre of defenseless and armless civilians, working on their farms; but that is the nature of terrorism and those who sponsor.
“There is an international conspiracy to cut Nigeria to size and compromise national renegades making attempts to destabilize and dismember Nigeria if possible, in subservience to the international paymasters who are the owners of Boko Haram. They train them, arm them, finance them and supply their logistics. Without this treacherous international support of Boko Haram; they would have since been defeated.
“Yet, we can defeat them through our unity and unflinching support and encouragement of our security forces, particularly the military.” Musa stated
CAN kicks as Nigerian govt warns against Churches holding Christmas carols.
The Vice-Chairman (Northern region) of the umbrella Christian body, Rev. John Hayab, stated this recently
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, explained that Christmas carol services and other gatherings during the festive period were capable of becoming ‘super spreaders’ of COVID-19.
However, CAN said it was not right for the government to threaten a ban on Christmas carol without consulting the leadership of the church.
Hayab said, “Christians have been holding worship services and observing all Federal Government protocols, and other medical advice on coronavirus since the lockdown was relaxed and worship centres were reopened.
“So, what we expected from the PTF was advice for continued compliance by religious bodies and the general public to the already established protocols.
“But to mention Christmas Carol or suggest a ban only shows how insensitive some privileged government officials can be.
“The Church is doing more than what the PTF has requested us to do till now, and church leaders are still encouraging followers to practice those protocols both at home, market and anywhere there were more than ten persons.
“CAN remains ready and willing to work with, and help the PTF and all other relevant agencies to sensitize our congregations to observe any new or additional protocols to stop the spread of the virus, but the message from the PTF about the Christmas Carol is wrong and poorly timed.”