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Killing of Rev father: Kaffin-Koro youth burnt police station



Following the killing of a Catholic priest ,Rev father Isaac Achi last Sunday Some angry youths of Kaffin-Koro, Paikoro local government area have burnt down the Police station located in the area. 

 It was  gathered that the youths were angered due to the police lukwarm attitude by refusing to act fast the day the Bandits attack the church despite the cry by people to the police to intervene when the gunmen attacked his residence on Sunday morning at about 3am.

 Reliably report also have it that during the protest cars, houses including the police out post were burnt while  several persons sustained various degrees of injuries.
Confirming the development in the area, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanatirian Services, Hon Emmanuel  Umar said though, the state government is pained by the incident, nobody has the right to flaunt the law. 

The commissioner stated that the state government will not allow any form of violence that would lead to destruction of government property,since the incident happened on Sunday,  you have seen the commitment by the government that is why, “we are calling on the communities to support government in riding the state of bandits and not to take side by vandalizing government property.”

 Hon Emmanuel,however disclosed that a security team has already been dispatched to Kaffin-Koro to do an on the spot assessment of the situation, especially the remote cause of the violence outbreak by the Youths.

Also contacted,the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO  DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the burning down of the police station in the area by angry youths, and said it was as a result of lack of quick response in rescuing the Catholic Priest.

PPRO further explained that the youths are angry that the police are supposed to come on time to rescue because the house of Rev Father is just about one kilometer from the police station. 

 ” They could not mobilize and get to the Rev father’s place to engage the assailants, as they  ran away from the scene, before the arrival of the police. They added that what compounded the problem was the absence of water at the vicinity of the incidence to quickly put off the fire which makes the House and the body burnt to ashes”.

 It would be recalled that last Sunday Rev Achi was set ablaze when the Bandits failed to get entrance into his house and was burnt to ashes.

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Delta: Police Arrest Four Boys For Allegedly buying hard drugs



By Owen Àkeñzua, Asaba

The Nigeria Police have arrested four boys suspected to be Yahoo boys for allegedly buying hard drugs from a pharmacy store at Uti Street in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the police men were driving through the pharmacy store when they saw the boys at the store buying substance that were suspected to be hard drugs.

They went straight to the boys, on seeing the police men walking towards their direction, one of the boys tried to escape but he was caught up by the police men.

Our correspondent reported that the boys were apprehended with some substance suspected to be hard drugs in their hands.

According to our correspondent, the four were resisting arrest but were forcefully taken away by the police men in their car to Ekpan Police Station for further investigation.

The salesperson in the pharmacy store was also arrested and the store was locked up by the police men.

The incident attracted the attention of passersby who were wondering how the police men knew that the boys were buying hard drugs. DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State Police Command, confirmed the incident disclosing that investigation was ongoing.

Meanwhile, The Okwelegwe of Onicha Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Ebi Odegah has appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Abass to release officers posted to the community police station.

Odegah, who made the appeal while playing host to newsmen at Onicha Ugbo, explained that it had become necessary, saying that the vigilante group in the town was not trained and well-equipped to handle high level of security breach and criminality.

He added that the security needs of the community were beyond the capacity of the vigilante, just as he called on well-placed individuals to support their operations by fortifying the officers.

On the issue of flooding in the community, Chief Odegah similarly appealed to the state government to construct the internal roads with deep drainage channel to a designated borrowed pit.

Also, on the activities of the youth in the community, he stressed that they needed to be counseled to enable them

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