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« on: Today at 06:37:17 PM »
Five people were shot and injured on Thursday as gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo’s capital Lome, ahead of a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.
Eric Dupuy, spokesman for the main opposition National Alliance for Change (ANC) party, said the five were shot in the Be area of the city and two of them were in a “critical” condition.
Shots were fired around the home of ANC leader Jean-Pierre Fabre, he added. Amnesty International’s country director in Togo, Aime Adi, confirmed that five people had been shot and wounded, adding they were taken to hospital in Lome for treatment.
The streets were largely deserted ahead of the rally, which the opposition coalition has refused to cancel despite a government ban on weekday marches on security grounds.
Demonstrators plan to march to the offices of the West African bloc ECOWAS to demand the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe.
Gnassingbe has been president since 2005 and is the scion of Africa’s longest-ruling dynasty that has been in power in Togo since 1968.
At least four people were killed on Wednesday in Lome and the country’s second city Sokode as protesters clashed with police and soldiers, the government said.
In Lome, most shops were still shut by midday (1200 GMT) and the streets were virtually empty apart from the occasional motorbike-taxi, an AFP correspondent said.
“Activity is at a standstill after days of disruption by the marches,” said one mobile phone vendor in Deckon, the city’s commercial hub.
“What’s happening is weighing heavily on us. The politicians need to talk to find a solution to this crisis.”
Game of cat and mouse
In Be, an opposition stronghold in the southeastern part of the capital, groups of youths attempted to set up barricades and burn tyres.
But the security forces, who were deployed in large numbers, sporadically fired teargas in a lengthy game of cat and mouse.
In other areas such as Amoutive, efforts were under way to remove barricades and the remains of burned-out cars that had been torched on Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets since August to call for Gnassingbe’s resignation and limit the presidential mandate to two, five-year terms.
Twelve people, most of them teenagers, have been killed since August.
In Paris, the foreign ministry said it was following events in its former colony “with concern”.
“We strongly condemn the recent violence that has left several people dead or injured (and) call for calm on both sides and dialogue,” it said in a statement.
A source at the Togo presidency said Benin’s head of state, Patrice Talon, made a low-key visit to Lome on Wednesday night to discuss the situation with Gnassingbe.
« on: Today at 10:34:04 AM »
Armoured tanks and security operatives were on Thursday morning, seen packed at the Lagos High Court in the Ikeja area of Lagos, as notorious kidnapper, Evans arrives in court for his trial.
All appears set for the continuation of trial of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly called Evans at Lagos High Court, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday.
According to Daily Sun, Evans and five others were brought to court this morning in hand-cuffs.
Though, unlike the day of his arraignment when heavy security men were highly visible within and around the court premises, only two armoured tanks were packed, each, at the two entrances to the court.
Policemen were also stationed in various corners leading to Justice Oshodi’s court where the trial will take place.
This is a developing story, we will bring you more details later…
Source – Daily Sun
« on: Today at 10:20:57 AM »
A 20-year-old millionaire's daughter killed six people after she "jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd" at a pedestrian crossing, say police.
There was carnage of the streets of Ukrainian city Kharkiv after her speeding Lexus struck a VW Touareg before completely overturning and landing on its wheels and then crashing into a group waiting to cross the road.
Six were killed and a dozen more injured in the collision. Heiress Alyona Zaitseva's armed bodyguards drove up in two jeeps immediately after the crash and protected her from a furious crowd who witnessed the appalling crash.
The dead included a 15-year-old schoolgirl. "It's like a war zone," said one onlooker seeking to care for the injured.
Ms Zaitseva, 20, daughter of local energy company multi-millionaire Vasily Zaitsev, was uninjured.
Bloggers in the country have now expressed fears that she will be exonerated because of her powerful father,despite witnesses saying she sped through the red light.
« on: Today at 10:04:24 AM »
At least nine persons have been reported hospitalised as the dreaded monkeypox disease spreads to Delta State.The Punch
quoted sources as saying today (October 19) that six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from.
Also confirming the development, a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, said the remaining victims were from around the state capital.
It is understood that the victims were diagnosed of the disease yesterday and that their blood samples have been collected for tests.
However, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, has reacted to the outbreak of the disease in the state with a denial. Azinge was quoted to have said “Not true! There is no case of monkeypox in Agbor ,not even any patient with a high suspicion of it.”
The federal government had yesterday said that the Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states in Nigeria with 74 suspected cases recorded.
The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The minister, who updated the Council on the recent developments in respect of the outbreak of the disease, listed the affected States as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as well as the FCT.
« on: Today at 09:59:16 AM »
Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor.
The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor.
Voters in both states will decide the gubernatorial contests on November 7, one year after Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton and stormed into the White House on a wave of anti-establishment fury. The races are a potential indicator of voter sentiment ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, which will be a major test for Trump and his Republican party.
“There are only two big elections this year, for governor in NJ and VA,” political science professor Larry Sabato told AFP.
“What’s at stake is bragging rights headed into the 2018 midterm elections,” Sabato said.
It is unclear what Obama’s message will be. The former US leader has remained largely detached from the political debate since leaving office on January 20, in keeping with presidential tradition.
Trump has meanwhile used his first nine months in the White House to methodically demolish key Obama administration policies.
After three months of vacation Obama began writing his memoirs. He has said little in public and granted almost no interviews.
The few times Obama broke his silence was to comment on issues of national importance, such as immigration, health care and climate change.
But the 44th president may be tempted on Thursday to take aim at Trump, who has frequently and publicly excoriated his predecessor.
In New Jersey, the post of governor will almost certainly go to Democrat Philip Murphy, who would succeed Chris Christie, a Trump ally whose popularity has plummeted to record lows.
New Jersey “is a runaway win for the Democrats, so Virginia is the only competitive contest. Obama is needed much more in Richmond than Trenton,” said Sabato, referring to the capitals of the two states.
Virginia is a pivotal state and the only southern US state that Clinton won in 2016. Its importance is amplified by its proximity to the US capital.
“If the GOP loses in Virginia, Trump will be widely blamed since he is so unpopular in a state carried by Hillary Clinton,” Sabato said.
“Should the Republicans win Virginia’s governorship, then Trump will not be viewed as such a liability for the GOP in 2018.”
In Richmond, Obama will back Ralph Northam, a former military doctor who was credited Wednesday with a slight lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in a Quinnipiac poll.
Obama’s impending arrival in the city of over 220,000 people sparked long lines of people seeking tickets to the campaign event.
Well aware of the importance of the vote, Trump has backed Gillespie and accused Northam of “fighting for the violent MS-13,” a Hispanic gang, as well as “sanctuary cities” that offer shelter to illegal immigrants.
Gillespie, a former advisor to president George W. Bush who has become a millionaire lobbyist, has so far kept a cautious distance from the mercurial Trump, whose backing recently failed to ensure the election of his pick in a Republican Senate race in Alabama.Guardians
« on: Today at 09:57:00 AM »
The is confusion in Kogi State as the Abuja-Lokoja highway is completely locked down
following the alleged killing of a tanker driver by the officials of the state revenue board.
According to an eyewitness, the revenue officials were said to have flagged down the truck driver which was coming from Maiduguri and heading to the South West at about 1:00a.m, early Wednesday morning. Many were yesterday evening feared charred in a horrifying inferno following an explosion from a fuel tanker.
The tanker driver, who was reportedly driving recklessly, lost control of the wheel and in a bid to regain balance, tumbled on the expressway near Kyakyama Filling Station, few metres from the Ogere tollgate stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
According to an eyewitness, the impact of the fall on the tarred road led to a huge explosion, sending balls of fire and plumes of dark smokes into the sky. The eyewitness added that the fire soon spread and caught vehicles packed by the roadside, triggering a stampede and commotion as many scurried to flee the raging fire. The inferno also caused a severe traffic gridlock as motorists on the busy expressway made frantic moves to escape the accident scene.
It is not yet certain how many people that were affected by the inferno when the tanker caught fire but the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, said field report suggested that three persons were inside the truck.
Akinbiyi also identified recklessness on the part of the tanker driver as the cause of the accident. “Reckless driving on the part of tanker driver caused the accident, it overturned and caught fire, which also affected the parked white bus. Fire from the fuel-laden tanker affected one white bus parked nearby.
According to eyewitness three people were still inside the tanker when it caught fire. “Our men are still on ground to confirm the actual figure of the victims and our operatives and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are on ground doing the needful. Traffic inbound Ibadan are being diverted to other lanes under close monitoring,” he added.
The FRSC advised motorists to divert to Iperu, old Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The number of fatalities could not be ascertained as at press time.
Meanwhile, truck drivers in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday blocked Abuja-Lokoja highway, protesting against alleged killing of one of them over non-payment of N5,000 toll.
The situation caused gridlock on the busy highway linking the northern and the southern parts of the country, as many travellers were stranded on both ends of the Murtala Muhammad Bridge in Lokoja.
A witness told newsmen at Akpanya, near the bridge, that the driver was flagged down around 1:00a.m. on Wednesday, October 18 by revenue collectors from Kogi Agricultural Produce Board.
The eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said the deceased was on transit from the northern part of the country to the south when the revenue collectors allegedly demanded money from him. He alleged that the late driver told them that he had only N1,500 and could only part with N1,000 and this drew the collectors’ ire.
The driver, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was allegedly hit on the head with clubs following the argument and he collapsed and eventually died.
« on: Today at 09:49:34 AM »
A woman has died after she was attacked by a group of hoodlums in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. According to online reports, the woman was allegedly killed by miscreants parading themselves as ‘One Million Boys’. The reason for the attack was not revealed as authorities arrived the scene to evacuate the corpse of the deceased. Oyo residents are calling on the security agencies to come to their aid and halt the activities of the notorious criminal group, ‘One Million Boys,’ who has reportedly been terrorizing them with series of armed robberies and other violent attacks.
« on: Today at 09:40:36 AM »
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 1967-1970 Civil War.
The officers are those who were granted presidential pardon in the year 2000. To this end, about 162 of the retired officers as well as 57 next of kin of those who died will be paid their pension benefits in the first phase of the payment with effect from tomorrow in Enugu.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
The PTAD management said after their pardon, a verification exercise was conducted for them by the defunct Police Pension office and recently by PTAD and the Police Service Commission.
“The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly Civil War between July, 1967 and January, 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police and paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service,” the statement read.
“The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in the year 2000 through a Presidential Amnesty granted on May 29, 2000 by the Administration of the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
“A verification exercise was conducted for the pardoned officers by the defunct Police Pension Office and recently PTAD on one hand and the Police Service Commission on the other.
“Despite the presidential pardon and verification of these officers, many of them remained unpaid years after the pardon. However, the present administration under the able leadership of President, Muhammadu Buhari has graciously given approval for the payment of pension entitlements to these officers and their next of kin.”
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:14:35 PM »
The executive governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has spoken after being heavily criticized for erecting the statue of the South African President, Jacob Zuma in Owerri. The governor said the reason for erecting the statue was to encourage business relationship between the state and South Africa.Read the press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo;
“If it was in the days of PDP, Schools and Markets would have been shot down. And roads closed because President Zuma was coming. But none of such things was done because Rochas and his government have human face. “The PDP for the 12 years they held sway never attracted any meaningful visitor to the State except PDP NEC members who were coming to loot the State.
“And in case these “Galatians” do not know, if all we need to do to attract good things or investments to Imo is erecting statues, then, we have no option than to erect as many of such structures as possible. We owe no one apology. “Rochas made a promise to open the doors of Imo to the rest of the world, for good and he is doing that and we cannot be deterred by these enemies of our people.”
The governor explained that Zuma was in the state principally to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the Jacob Zuma Educational Foundation and Rochas Foundation College of Africa.
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:41:47 PM »
The federal government has said that the Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states in Nigeria with 74 suspected cases recorded.
The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The minister, who updated the Council on developments in respect of the outbreak, listed the affected States as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as well as the FCT.
“The Council also received an update on the state of the public health of the nation. We informed the council about the latest development in respect of the Monkey Pox virus outbreak. So far as of today, there are 74 suspected cases in 11 states of the country.
“We have confirmed three from Bayelsa and 12 of the suspected cases from Bayelsa tested negative; four suspected cases from Lagos tested negative. We are still expecting the results of the other ones.
“We are also doing test at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Edeh, to really understand the genomics of this virus.
“Even when they are negative, the laboratory attendant should be able to tell us what exactly they are,’’ he said.
The minister also dismissed the assertion that the military was spreading Monkey Pox virus through vaccination.
Nigeria Denies Injecting Monkeypox Virus Through Free Medical Treatment
He said that the military was never involved in any vaccination in the country, adding that any vaccination must involve state governments and the Federal Ministry of Health.
“It is also important to dispel the rumour circulating in the country that the military is vaccinating people and trying to spread Monkey Pox across the country.
“The military is not involved in any vaccination exercise.
“And I must educate Nigerians about how vaccination campaigns are done. The Federal Government will take the lead but we do not conduct campaign without working with states.
“So, there is no way we will do a campaign without working with the states,’’ he said.
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:09:41 PM »
The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 wounded, officials said Wednesday, in the bloodiest day in the country in almost five months.
The deadliest of Tuesday’s assaults was on a police compound in the city of Gardez in Paktia province where Taliban militants disguised as police detonated three explosive-packed vehicles — including a truck and a Humvee — that cleared the way for 11 gunmen to enter.
At least 60 people, including Paktia police chief Toryalai Abdyani and civilians waiting to collect documents, were killed in the blasts and ensuing battle that lasted around five hours, Gardez deputy director of health Hedayatullah Hamidi told AFP.
Some 236 people were also wounded in the assault, he added.
“The first checkpoint for the compound was blown up by a truck bomb. Two other vehicles then entered the compound — one detonated near the second checkpoint and the other rammed into the police chief’s office that killed the police chief and his bodyguards,” said Paktia governor spokesman Abdullah Hasrat.
The militants had been wearing police uniforms and carrying fake police identification, Hasrat said — a common tactic used by insurgents to gain entry to government and security installations.
Police spokesman Sardar Wali Tabasum said two members of the security forces had been arrested in connection with the attack, suggesting the assailants had insider help.
“We think the Taliban took these vehicles (a Humvee and a police pickup truck) when Jani Khel district fell to them in August,” Tabasum told AFP. Jani Khel is about 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Gardez.
In the second attack in the neighbouring province of Ghazni, some 100 kilometres west of Gardez, the official death toll was lowered to 20, including 15 members of the security forces and five civilians, Ghazni governor spokesman Haref Noori told AFP.
The number of wounded stood at 46.
That assault followed a similar pattern involving insurgents detonating an explosives-laden Humvee near a police headquarters then storming the building, Noori said. Six attackers were killed.
An earlier toll had put the number of dead at 30 with 10 injured.
It was the deadliest day in Afghanistan since May 31 when a truck packed with 1,500 kilogrammes of explosives detonated in the diplomatic quarter of the capital Kabul, killing around 150 and wounding hundreds more, mostly civilians.
Kabul police foiled an even larger truck bomb on Saturday — 2,700 kilogrammes of explosives stashed under boxes of tomatoes — that would have caused carnage had it exploded.
Less than two days later authorities seized a car driving towards Kabul that was carrying 300 kilogrammes of explosives.Guardian
« on: October 18, 2017, 12:07:29 PM »
The eye-watering bonus football star Neymar is to receive from Paris Saint-Germain if he wins the Ballon d’Or has been revealed. Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly pay the Brazilian attacker a huge bonus if he wins the Ballon d’Or in December. The 25-year-old player who became the world’s most expensive player after PSG £199million record signing from Barcelona, is on the 30-man shortlist to land the prize.
According to French outlet Le Parisien , Neymar will pocket €3million (£2.6m), should he beat out the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the prize. The bonus equates to a whole month’s net pay for Neymar.
Neymar came third in voting the award in 2015, behind Messi and Ronaldo who between them have won the trophy every year since Kaka claimed the prize in 2007.
The Brazilian forward left Barcelona for the French club in the summer and has been in an impressive form for Unai Emery’s side, scoring eight goals and notching seven assists in his first nine games.
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:34:57 AM »
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has suspended its protracted strike action.
“We have suspended the strike and lectures will resume on Monday. But the detail will be stated in our press statement which will be issued very soon,” the ASUU Chairman in the university, Dr Biodun Olaniran, told The Punch in Osogbo on Tuesday.
With this, students of the institution will now return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months. The students have not resumed academic activities since April when they concluded their 2016/17 first semester examinations.
This is after workers of LAUTECH had gone on strike on June 2 over poor funding by the two owner states of the university, Oyo and Osun.
In September, the management of LAUTECH had directed the lecturers, workers and the students of the university to resume after over eight months’ forced holiday.
After the directive, the workers’ unions in the university said they were not aware of the resumption of the institution, which was then scheduled for Friday, September 15, and as such would not obey the directive of the university authorities.
However, confirming the development, the Dean of Student Affairs of the university, Lukman Jinadu, told Premium Times that academic activities will resume officially on Monday as the local branch of ASUU called off their strike after a meeting on Tuesday.
“We are resuming officially on Monday,” Mr. Jinadu said.
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:47:35 AM »
Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo–designate of Yorubaland, on Tuesday, said he would use his new position to promote the Yoruba culture and fight the cause of the Yoruba race.
Describing himself as a fighter, the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), added that he would reach out to former Lagos state Governor Bola Tinubu, and other Yoruba leaders. The OPC leader said this in Lagos while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday.
Adams stated that though he is not as wealthy as the immediate past holder of the title, the late M. K. O. Abiola, he is ready to use his structure to advance the socio-cultural cause of the Yoruba.
“I am not as wealthy as the last Aare Ona Kakanfo, but the structure I have today with six million followers is something that cannot be wished away.
“I am going to be a bridge-builder and promote the unity of the Yoruba race. I will reach out to people who will help to move the Yoruba race. I am going to reach out to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other Yoruba leaders.” Adams said.
He said contrary to popular belief, the title is not a death knell for anybody chosen.
“Most men given the title were war generals. The myth that all the Aare Ona Kakanfo ended in tragedy is not true. We shouldn’t allow such a myth to cast a shadow on the good office of the Aare Ona Kakanfo.
“I am a fighter. You must understand that death is a product of God. I have been fighting for many years and will work to promote the Yoruba agenda,” he added.
He, however, said he would tone down his radical approach to issues.
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:10:20 AM »
The Nigerian Army has arrested more than 40 suspects for various offences within Lagos and Ogun states during various operations on the platform of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 2.
The exercises was launched by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army said in a statement by the 81 Division spokesperson, Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu in Lagos.
According to him, so far, the troops have being carrying out routine activities associated with the exercise seamlessly along with other sisters services, security and para military agencies.
“Some suspected criminals have been arrested. Drug peddlers, cultists, car snatchers and other criminal elements have been denied freedom of action through patrols, raids, road blocks and checkpoints.
“On Oct. 4, based on credible information on activities of pipeline vandals at Ronik Hotel Agbule Egba area of Lagos state, troops of 149 Battalion, 81 Division Nigerian Army were immediately dispatched for a Cordon and search Operation.
“The troops arrested the suspected pipeline vandals and items found within the hotel premises include 16 loaded kegs of premium motor spirit (PMS), 5 cars and 2 tankers loaded with PMS,” he said.
He said the suspects have been interrogated, profiled and handed over to NSCDC.
“In a related development, on Oct. 11, troops of 174 Battalion, 81 Division Nigerian Army while on a stop and search operation arrested a car robber who snatched a Toyota Venza with reg no. FST 762 CV along Ikorodu – Sagamu road.
“The suspect who was fleeing with the stolen vehicle rammed into other vehicles and pedestrians in a bid to escape and was arrested by troops.
“The suspect and the recovered vehicle have been handed over to Owutu Divisional police Headquarters,” he said.
He also said that five drug peddlers were apprehended with gallons of unidentified chemical substances and Indian hemp on Oct. 14 by troops of Sector 5, 243 Battalion at Agbara area of Lagos State in conjunction with men of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
“Arrested suspects and items have been handed over to the NDLEA for further investigation.
“Similarly, raid and clearance operations were carried out on Oct. 14, by troops of 65 Battalion Sector 1 of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 2 at Ajah general area.
“Nine suspects were arrested with bags containing Indian hemp.
“Two of the suspects were alleged to have snatched a female purse containing Samsung Galaxy and Itel phones, Bible, house keys and N1,200 which were also recovered,” he said.
The spokesman also said another raid operation was carried out by troops of 9 Brigade Garrison Sector 4 at Ipodo, Ikeja general area where five suspects were arrested.
“Five suspected fraudsters were arrested and items recovered include 4 generators, 4 laptops, scanning machine, colour printer, 3 stabilizers, 10 ups, 3 car chargers and 16 handsets stand.
“The suspects and exhibits have been handed over to Lagos State Special Task force, Oshodi.
“On Oct. 15, the Commander Sector 3 of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 2 handed over 36 suspects arrested by troops of the Sector during a raid operation at criminal hideouts and notorious drug dens in Ikorodu general area.
“The handover was carried out at Odogunyan barracks in Ikorodu, while the suspects were received by the Area Commander, Nigeria Police Ijede in Ikorodu,” he said.
Daudu also disclosed that four suspected cult members were arrested around Badagry area on Oct. 15.
“At about 11.59 pm, gunmen suspected to be cultists attacked Rolex Hotel in Ajara area of Badagry.
“Following a distress call to troops of 243 Battalion Sector 5 on Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 2 on activities of suspected cultists, troops responded immediately and arrested 4 suspected cultists.
“Also a follow up to suspected cultists attack, two suspects were arrested in connection with previous attacks at Rolex Hotel.
“The arrested suspects were detained and preliminary investigation is in progress while suspects would be handed over to relevant security agencies for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.
The spokesperson reassured the public that the Division is poised to maintain peace and security in the entire Lagos and Ogun States.
Daudu enjoined members of the public to cooperate with security agencies by remaining law abiding and giving credible information to the nearest security check point.
According to him, members of the public can also call 193 and the various telephone numbers that were earlier released.