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Hoodlums destroy Election Materials, vandalise Cars belonging to Aides of NDDC Managing Director 




Hoodlums visited mayhem on Agbere Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa today during the general elections, destroying election materials and vandalising vehicles belonging to aides of the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof. Nelson Brambaifa.

Prof. Brambaifa had finished voting, where he restated the importance of a free and fair elections and returned home when the attack began. He was unhurt, but many residents sustained injuries, while security personnel attached to the NDDC boss repelled the youths.

Only last night, Prof. Brambaifa on arrival at his home town advised the teeming crowd which gathered to receive him on the need for a peaceful and hitchfree elections in the community. “We are all members of this family and I would encourage everyone to ensure that, tomorrow, we conduct a free and fair election that will not put one family against another,” he said.

When he voted, alongside his wife, Dr. Anna Brambaifa, atmosphere in and around Agbere town was peaceful and he addressed the press thereafter.

Trouble began as soon as he left the polling station, as youths mobilised to disrupt the electoral process, attempting to cart away election materials. It took the timely intervention of security personal in the area to repel the miscreants and avert bloodshed.

They resorted to destruction of ballot papers and vandalised cars, some of which belonged to aides of the NDDC Acting Managing Director.

Prof. Brambaifa expressed dismay, stating that he “is not interested in any tussle for power,” adding that his primary concern is the development of the Niger Delta for which he was recently appointed.


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Police arrest four notorious cultists in Anambra



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Four suspected cult members terrorising Anambra state have been arrested by the police.

The spokesman of the command, Haruna Mohammed, said that following intelligence report in Igbariam in Anambra East Local Government Area, the command’s Special Anti Cult unit (SPAC) arrested four of the suspects.

The suspected cultists are: Uyunwane Ikenna, 22; Mbam Onyeka, 21; Omaka Favor, 23 and Onyeka Osaegbu, 23 years. Exhibits allegedly found in their possession included a locally made single barrel pistol.

He said all the suspects have confessed to being members of Senior Vikings Confraternity Secret Cult ( SVC).

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Gunmen kill two politicians in Bayelsa



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Gunmen stormed Odeme Hotel and killed two policemen on guard.

The hotel is located at Alamesiagha road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, owned by Senator Emmanuel Paulker, representing Bayelsa Central in the National Assembly.

Reports say the men, who came in commando style, shot sporadically before carting away two service rifle of the policemen.

A witness said that the shooting lasted for about 30 minutes.

The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat said he was working on a statement about the incident.

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Army sets up Committee to Investigate allegations of Misconduct against Her Personnel during 2019 Elections



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As a way of ensuring that Nigerian Army troops deployed for election security duties during the 2019 General Elections conducted themselves within laid down Rules of Engagement and the Code of Conduct, the NA has set up a 9-member investigative committee, headed by Maj Gen TA Gagariga with Brig Gen JM Ali, Brig Gen GO Adeshina,
Brig Gen MA Obari, Col AT Bitiyong, Col A Tanko and Col WA Bakare as members and Lt Col PAJ Ebuk as Secretary to investigate all allegations of misconduct against the NA during the just concluded general elections. The committee is to submit its report not later than 31st of March, 2019.

The committee, which has already commenced action, was inaugurated by the Chief of Administration (Army), Major General KAY Isiyaku on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS ) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and admonished to carry out their duties objectively, fairly and transparently in line with its Terms of Reference.

The committee’s Terms of Reference centered on thoroughly investigating the activities, actions and/or inactions of NA Personnel in all the States that alleged one infraction/wrong doing or the other.

The Committee is also to collate and thoroughly analyze all reports to determine the veracity of the allegations including the alleged assassination attempt on Rivers State Governor and the circumstances that led to the shooting to death of Lt Kurmi as well as that leading to serious injuries to an officer and some soldiers in the State.

The Committee is further mandated to visit all States where issues have been raised about the conduct of NA during and after the elections and also interact with Civil Society Organizations, sister security agencies and State Governors with claims against the Army.

It would be recalled that the COAS, Lt Gen TY Buratai has on many fora, consistently (both in words and actions), soundly indicated that, under his watch, NA personnel must remain apolitical, respect human rights and abide by the rule of law in all its official engagements within or outside Nigeria and in or out of conflict situation. NA troops were deployed for the elections under Operation SAFE CONDUCT that was set up to provide support to the NP and other security agencies to ensure hitch free and successful elections in the country.

The Chairman of the committee, Major General TA Gagariga has assured the COAS and all Nigerians of the commitee’s commitment, resolve and determination to objectively and professionally address the major issues as contained in the Committee’s Terms of Reference.


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