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‘Military jets supply us with weapons in forest,ʼ says herdsmen caught by vigilante

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Gerau Dandawo, one of three armed Fulani cattle herders arrested by a local vigilante in a community in south-south Nigeria, claimed that Nigerian military jets provides them with weapons in the forests where they were hiding after carrying out attacks on farmers and villagers.

A vigilante chief who pleaded for anonymity told GAZETTE AFRICA that the armed cattle herders were arrested on Sunday after a tip-off by a hunter who saw them in the forest on Saturday night.

“Last week, Thursday, a girl who went to the farm with her mother was raped by the Fulani herdsmen who also stabbed the mother. So on Sunday, a hunter who saw them in the forest on Saturday night informed us.

“When we got there, we were shot at but we overpowered and arrested them,” the vigilante chief said.

He said: “They confessed that military jets provided them with weapons and food in the forest.”

Meanwhile, contrary to a report by a resident of the community that the bandits were handed over to the police, the local vigilante chief said the terrorists are still in their custody where their fate will be determined by the elders in community.

“They are still in our custody here in our community (name withheld), we did not hand them over to the police because the ones we caught before and give to the police were released without our knowledge. The elders will determine what will happen to them,” he said.

Fulani jihadists disguising as cattle ranchers have killed at least 5,000 civilians in Nigeria since 2015 after Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani Muslim, became the country’s president.

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BREAKING: Many Feared Dead as Unknown Gunmen burn down SSS, police headquarters in Nnewi

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Armed attackers on Sunday set alight the police and State Security Service field offices in Nnewi, witnesses told Peoples Gazette.

The incident occurred at about 1:00 p.m. when hoodlums stormed the offices, overpowered personnel and torched “everywhere,” a witness said.

“The attackers said they don’t want to see any Nigerian flag standing in the area,” a witness, who identified himself as Emeka Onamadu, said.

Figures as to death and injuries could not be immediately ascertained by The Gazette. Spokespersons for the police and the SSS did not immediately return a request seeking comments.

The attack marked yet another escalation of hostilities raging over separatist agitations across the region, as well as attacks by armed herders, cultists and other violent criminals.

Details shortly…

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Chike Akunyili’s death: Killers finally Exposed As IPOB denied Involvement

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A Twitter user identified as @Tutsy22 has revealed the killer of Dr Chike Akunyili in Anambra state.

In a recent tweet post, Adetutu Balogun(Tutsy22) noted that the killer of the Biafran war veteran are those who are “desperate” to steal Anambra.

She continued by saying that IPOB did not kill Dr Chike, adding that the group is only a bait in the hands of the killers.

Recall Indigenous People Of Biafra had earlier denied killing Prof. Dora’s husband, Dr Chike Akunyili.
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Checkout reactions coming from Twitter users on the above subject;

“Aunty IPOB did that, finish and claar. Stop telling us what we already know. ….,”
@Ojiemeka1 said.

“I always knew there was something fishy about that story, but IPOB should change the current narrative about them if not true. They don’t seem to be vehemently denying anything,” @Buka_Inc.

“But IPOB needs to organise themselves too and disassociate the group from any form of violence,” @AkinbajTweets.

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BREAKING!!! Gunmen Burn Bus Conveying Passengers To Owerri From Umuahia

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A yet to be identified gunmen has attacked a vehicle transporting passengers from Abia to Imo state.

According to report, the gunmen burnt the bus but the whereabouts of the passengers is not yet known.

Recall,the Indigenous People Of Biafra had earlier announced today which is October 1, Nigerian Independence day as sit at home.

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