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Sokoto Commissioner’s House Razed, District Head’s Residence Attacked

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Sokoto Commissioner's House Razed, District Head’s Residence Attacked

The house of the Sokoto State Commissioner of Career and Security Affairs, Colonel Garba Moyi, has been razed down by some youths in the state.

Naija News reports that the youths also invaded the residence of the District Head and Sarkin Gobir of Isa, Nasiru Ahmed, destroying vehicles and other items.

Confirming the incidents, Sokoto Police Command spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar, stated that both houses were destroyed during a peaceful gathering on Wednesday.

According to Abubakar, the peaceful gathering was organised by some residents of the area to discuss the way forward over security issues.

He, however, said some bad elements hijacked it for a protest that went violent, leading to the attack on the homes of the commissioner and traditional ruler.

The Police spokesman added that arrests have also been made following the incident and the culprits will be punished under the law.

Abubakar revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Kamaludeen Okunola, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the sad incidents.

The commissioner also warned residents of the state against taking laws into their hands.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Navy has handed over twenty-five suspected oil thieves to the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Naija News reports that the suspects are being questions over their alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering.

It was gathered that the Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Bonny Island, Rivers State, handed over the suspects alongside two Vessels: MT Bright Hope and MV Johanna II on Wednesday.

This was made known in a statement by the anti-graft agency spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

He disclosed that 12 of the suspects were arrested onboard MV Johanna II on July 14, 2021, around IMA Oil Terminal, Bonny Island, while the remaining 13 suspects were arrested on board MT Bright Hope on September 10 offshore Bonny Island.

MV was flying a Togolese flag and one of the suspects arrested with the vessel is a Ghanaian.

Some of the suspects are captains of the two vessels, Kenneth Ekpo and Moses Baron.

Others are Lucky Onome, Edmund Asari Joseph, Asuquo Okon, Itoro Effiong, Sunday Obonla, Melcm Agobiam, Imoh Timothy, Godfriend Bartheolomew, Promise Emmanuel and Patrick Oliseneku.

Captain R. T. Oladejo while handing over the suspects said they and the vessels were arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Gondola in an anti-bunkering operation.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.