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Two die, others injured in Bauchi fatal auto crash

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Two persons lost their lives in a fatal accident, which occurred on at a village between Kafin Madaki and Ningi on the Ningi-Bauchi road on Thursday in which several others were seriously injured.

DAILY POST learnt that the accident occurred when a commercial bus hit a motorcycle rider.

A villager, who simply identified himself as Adamu, informed journalists in Bauchi that the bus driver, who was said to be coming from opposite direction on top speed, hit the motorcycle rider while he was trying to cross the road.

According to him, as much as the bus driver tried not to hit the motorcyclist, he could not avoid hitting him in his bid to save the lives of the people in the bus.

Adamu informed that the motorcyclist died on the spot, while his passenger gave up on the way to Kafin Madaki General Hospital.

Those who sustained injuries in the accident, according to him, were rushed to the same hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Bauchi Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Rilwan Suleiman, confirmed the accident but declined to give further details.

According to him, “I heard about that (accident) but I cannot give you details. Let me confirm and get back to you.”

As at the time of filing this report, the PRO was yet to call back.

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Europa League: Mourinho reacts to Tottenham draw against Dinamo

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Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to the Europa last 16 draw that pitted his side against Dinamo Zagreb.

Tottenham were lucky to have avoided Manchester United and Arsenal in the draw and Mourinho believes that at this stage there is no easy team left in the competition.

Addressing the press on Friday after the draws were confirmed, Mourinho said, “When you are in this competition and you get to this stage you don’t get easy clubs. If you want to win it, sooner or later you have to play against the best clubs or the ones who go through the different stages.”

The Portuguese said his team’s objective at the moment is to win against Dinamo and prepare to meet Arsenal and Manchester United later in the competition, adding, “We have always to face them.

“I think, yeah it happened in the Champions League final, two English clubs, happened in the Europa League with Arsenal and Chelsea too.

“It’s something that can happen and if it does, wonderful for us if we are one of the two teams and wonderful for English football to have two teams in the final.

“But in this moment 16 teams, everybody wants the same so it’s very premature to think about it. Dinamo, they beat Krasnodar twice.

“I played against them with Real Madrid in the Champions League. Croatian football is Croatian football, lots of talent. It’s a football country.”

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2 suspected kidnappers arrested in Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi police command on Friday said it arrested two suspects for allegedly abducting two children at the Agubia community, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Loveth Odah, Spokesperson of the command made this known at a news conference on Friday in Abakaliki.

Odah said the children, Tochukwu, 5, Wisdom, 4, had also been rescued by the command.

He said another child, simply called Sopuruchi, 8, abducted about two weeks ago at Igbaegu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state, was also in the command’s custody.

He said Sopuruchi was rescued in Enugu after she was abandoned by her abductors.

He said the rescue of the children and arrest of the suspects was made possible by the help of members of the public.

“The first two kids were abducted yesterday, (Thursday) and were also rescued the same day. Sopuruchi, a female, who was also rescued was abducted about two weeks ago.

“The command received a distress call, on reaching there, we saw Tochukwu and Wisdom with the suspects (a man and woman).

“The suspects were arrested while the children were rescued from the suspects. The suspects are here in our custody and they are undergoing interrogations.

“One of the kids told the police that their abductors enticed them with biscuits and took them away,” Odah said.

Mr Ogbonnaya Eze, the father of Tochukwu and Wisdom thanked the police for rescuing his children alive.

“The police have done well, I am happy and I thank God that my children are alive,” Eze said.

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Police reads riot act to criminals over murder of four officers

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The Police Command in Cross River State has read the riot act to suspected criminals who murdered four Policemen in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The Command in a press statement regretted the murder of the officers.

“The Command is on a total clampdown drive on any person, group of persons and sponsors of all barbaric act against humanity without recourse.

“It is worth noting that the Command has so far arrested five suspects in connection with the crime and will go all out to unravel the essence of this dastardly act

”The Command wishes to state equivocally that there is no cause for alarm, no tension in the state as published or claimed in some social media platforms.

The Command urged members of the public to partner and collaborate with the police in information gathering and sharing for quality service delivery at all times

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