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Thunder Kills 17 Cows In Osun

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Thunderstorm again hit Iba, in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State and killed 17 cows and two sheep

According to an eyewitness, who spoke to DAMMYLINK on Saturday, the incident happened on Friday at Gaa Eleesun, a community mostly populated by Fulani herdsmen.

It was further learnt that the thunderstorm, which struck around 6:00pm, also injured many individuals in the community, causing serious apprehension.

Speaking on the development, the leader of Gaa Eleesun community, Chief Jimoh Soliu lamented the loss of the animals.

Soliu said: ” We had just returned from pasturing when thunder started striking. We ran into the houses leaving our cows outside. But to our shock, we found 17 cows and two sheep dead outside.

“This is devastating for us because since we have been staying in this community, this strange occurrence has never happened.”

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Ekiti: Two Men In Court For Stealing 20 Goats

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Two men Ojo Gbenga, 30, and Bamidele Ayo, 31, were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of stolen goats.

Gbenga and Ayo, whose addresses were not provided, are facing a one-count charge of possession of stolen goats.

The prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 20, at about 07:30 a.m., in Ado-Ekiti.

Akinwale alleged that they were in possession of 20 she-goats suspected to be stolen.

He said that the defendants were apprehended by the police, following a tip-off by informants at Adehun Street, Ado-Ekiti.

He said the offence contravened Section 430 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor, however, asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble witnesses.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Their counsel, Mrs Iyanu Ayorinde, urged the court to grant the defendants bail, promising that they would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

Anoma adjourned the case until Jan.16 for further hearing, NAN reports

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Gunmen Kidnap CAN Chairman

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) chairman of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, Rev Bulus Gani has been kidnapped.

It was learnt that Rev. Gani was abducted by gunmen over the weekend.

The victim’s brother, Hon. Daniel Gani confirmed that Rev Gani was on his way from Abuja in his car when he was kidnapped along Sarkin-Kudu Ibi Local Government Area of the state.

He further stated that his adaptors had established contact with his family, saying that he was in good condition, even as they demanded N30 million ransom, Independent reports.

Also confirming Rev Gani’s abduction, the Caretaker Chairman of Ibi, Hon. Bala Bako said the case is being investigated.

“I received a call by my people about the kidnap of the pastor, I had no other choice than to cut short my stay in Jalingo and returned to Ibi around 3a.m.

“As we talk I am at the scene where he was kidnapped at Sarkin-Kudu and I have called an electrician and we got a toying van so that his car will be taken to Ibi town.

“The cases of kidnapping in the area is very rare, we wonder why this one happened but it is been investigated,” he said.

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Fire Guts Owode-Onirin Market In Lagos, Razes Over 30 Shops

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Over 30 shops have been destroyed in popular Owode-Onirin market in Lagos by a mysterious fire.

The Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA) Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Nosa Okunbor, said the fire started from the metal section of the expansive market and spread swiftly to other areas on Sunday.

Responding to a distress call made to the Lagos State Response Unit’s emergency numbers (767/112), the LASEMA coordinating the men of the Lagos State Fire Service team swung into action and battled the raging fire until it was brought under control, dousing the palpable tension and panic it had caused earlier.

The cause of the fire could not immediately be ascertained as reports suggest that the Owode-Onirin market has been without power supply since 2017.

While the extent of damage could not immediately be quantified, respondents at the scene of the fire say that about thirty shops were completely burnt down as at the time of filing in this report. No lives were lost according to members of the public who were at the scene but the quantity of property and goods destroyed were massive.

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