Police arrest abductor of Catholic priest, 6 other kidnappers in Abia

From Okey Sampson, Umuahia Personnel of the Abia State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Nigeria police have arrested another seven suspected kidnappers, bringing the number of such arrests to 10 in recent weeks. One of the suspects, Tochukwu Raphael Godwin was arrested in connection with the kidnap of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Godfrey Mark, […]

Abia communities establish security outfit, vote N68m for logistics

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia Isiala Ngwa communities in Abia State have established a security outfit named Isiala Ngwa Security Network (INSN). This was disclosed yesterday during a meeting between House of Representatives member, Hon. Darlington Nwokocha, and his Isiala Ngwa North state constituency counterpart, Chief Ginger Onwusibe. The event, which was held at the Sam Amalaha […]

Vigilante member allegedly kill US based businessman

The Rivers State Police Command has paraded a member of Abia State vigilante group, Okorie Chukwuma, for allegedly killing his boss, Mr. Eyinaya Ogbonna. The Guardian gathered that the deceased, a businessman based in the United States of America, had returned home to invest in Nigeria and was building a gas station. He was said […]

Ikpeazu meets with cabinet, plans security roundtable

 Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, met with members of his cabinet in Aba on Monday to deliberate on additional measures needed to ensure protection of lives and property in the state following recent attacks on police stations by yet to be identified hoodlums.   Briefing newsmen after the meeting which was attended by the […]

Gunmen Attack another Abia Police Station, Kill Two Officers

By Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo Two police officers were shot dead in the early hours of yesterday as unknown gunmen destroyed a divisional police station at Ubakala in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. The attack which was confirmed by the police public relations officer (PPRO), SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, was the seventh incident involving police […]

Insecurity: 17 Southern governors ban open cattle grazing • Offer 10-point solution

  …Agree to ban open grazing in Southern Nigeria …Call for convocation of national dialogue …Insist on federal character …Reiterate Southerners’ commitment to Nigeria’s unity …Express concern over Oshodi-Apapa expressway gridlock …Buhari approves new security measures for South-East, South-South …Military tactics’ll no longer be publicised-NSA …Don’t be selective in handling situations, PANDEF tells FG By […]

Bloodbath in Abia: 16 killed as troops, police, ESN clash

File photo UMUAHIA-Soldiers ofthe 144 Battalion, stationed at Ariaria junction, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, yesterday, allegedly killed 16 gunmen who engaged them in a fierce gun battle. A military source, however, said it was a joint operation of the Nigerian Army and police which led to the death of about 16 gunmen who were […]

Gunmen kill three policemen at Abia checkpoint, steal two rifles

Gunmen, yesterday, killed three policemen on duty at a checkpoint in Abriba area of Abia State and carted away two rifles from them. According to a report, the policemen on duty about 8.30 a.m., identified as Insp. Austin Ugwu, Insp. Longinus Ugochukwu and Cst. Ifeanyi Ama, were ambushed and killed by yet to be identified […]

Southeast governors to meet over regional security outfit- Uzodimma

Southeast governors to meet over regional security outfit- Uzodimma Hope Uzodimma. Photo; TWITTER/HOPEUZODINMA1 • Governor, Wife, Deputy Receive Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday, disclosed that Southeast governors would soon converge on Owerri, the state capital, to deliberate on suitable security outfit for the region. While interacting with journalists at the […]

S.H.O.C.K.E.R! Anglican priest, wife, maid, die in Abia

By Ugochukwu Alaribe The Anglican Church community was Tuesday thrown into mourning when one of her priests, wife and a house help died under strange circumstances in Aba, Abia State. Julius Dike who is the Archdeacon of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ariaria, Aba, and wife, Agnes, and their house help, reportedly held a crusade within […]

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