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How My Daughter Kept My Secret In Bandit’s Den’ – Abducted Jangabe Schoogirl’s Father

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The father of one of the abducted Jangebe schoolgirls, who himself had been in captivity, regained his freedom on Monday night, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Iliya Gwaram, who was brought to Government House, Gusau around 9 p.m. on Monday, said he told his daughter not to show he knew him, while in the den of their abductors.

Mr Gwaram, rescued along with nine other victims, including nursing mothers and three toddlers, was driven in a heavily guarded motorcade.

He said: “I have been in captivity with these other people for more than three months when on that Friday morning, l saw the schoolgirls being brought into where we were camped by our abductors.

“At first, l didn’t know who they were or where they were coming from, until l saw the face of my scared daughter looking at me.

“I quickly told some of the girls who were brought along with her and sat near me to tell my child not to show any indication that she even knew me.

“The girls were brave enough and they kept our little secret up to the last day of their four days stay with us.

“l never cried in the whole of my life like l cried the day the girls were taken back because l felt it was the last time l would see my daughter.

“Fortunately and unknown to me, my daughter informed Governor Matawalle of our whereabouts and the poor health conditions we were, which led to our freedom today as facilitated by the governor and his security people,” he said.

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On whether money was given to secure their freedom, Mr Gwaram said he did not know as all that mattered to them was to return to their homes.

“Look at those two women that were rescued along with me, two million naira was said to have been raised by their relatives to give to the bandits more than two months ago.

“But the money could not be traced as it was suspected that it was a different gang that intercepted the man bringing the money and took it from him,” he said.

Mr Gwaram further told NAN that his daughter would continue with her education.

“If she wasn’t educated, she would have exposed me when she saw me and that would have put the two of us in danger.

“I thank God for that and l will continue to pray that such a thing never happens to even my worst enemy,” Mr Gwaram said.

NAN recalls that 279 of the Jangebe schoolgirls, abducted by gunmen from their school on March 2, were released four days later after reported negotiations between the bandits and state government agents, security men and some repentant bandits.

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See the reason Peruzzi said he has not gone to church since he met Davido

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Tobechuckwu Victor Okoh aka Perruzi has revealed that he has not gone to church since he met Davido.

He pointed out immediately that he believes in God even if he had not been to church for that long. He said he was a keyboardist and chorister back then. That is about four years ago since he met Davido.

According to him he had always seen himself as a star before he met anyone in the music industry. He always made sure to wear original things and wasn’t cut off for living a fake life.

He was already branding himself before Davido met him. He also stated he wouldn’t be doing music for ever as he have other plans for himself.

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See what Nigeria Customs did to Iseyin residents in a bid to rescue their officers

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Residents of Iseyin said five persons were shot dead while some we’re injured when customs men opened dire on some vehicles suspected to be loaded with foreign rice.

But the customs service in a statement claimed hoodlums hired by rice smugglers attack their officers and Injured some of them in the process.

According to customs their officers acted in self defence when that unfortunate incident happened. They were trying to rescue one of their members who was about to be abducted by the hoodlums.

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JUST IN : ‘I Killed Job Seeker, Ini Umoren in Self-Defence’ – Uduak Akpan

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The suspected killer of Ini Umoren, the fresh graduate who met her death while hunting for job, says he took the lady’s life in self-defence.

Speaking with journalists while he was paraded by the Akwa Ibom Police Command on Friday, Akpan Uduak said he had wanted to have sex with her but she hit her and he returned the favour.

“I asked her whether she could work in a farm where hard drugs were kept; she said she could”.

“I asked her that I would like to have sex with her before she left. She agreed and gave a condition that I would have to use condom, which I did.

“While I removed the condom, she became furious and removed the nearby stabilizer to hit me on the head… While I was bleeding, in order to stop her, I used the stabilizer to hit her. When I hit her, she fell.”

Uduak, who claimed he hit the victim with a pressing iron, also atmitted at a point that five other ladies had suffered a similar fate in his hands, although none died.

In his own account, Uduak’s father claimed he was not aware of his son’s criminal activities until he was invited to Uran Police Station.

“I wasn’t aware, I’m not happy about it,” he said. “I was asked to call him and I called him back. When he arrived, I was allowed to interact with him. He told me he did something wrong and that he was sorry. I blamed him: ‘Why did you do this? You are not my only child; I have two other children and they are women. If anybody does this to your sisters would you be happy?’ He said no.”

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Addressing journalists during the event, Andrew Amiengheme, Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, debunked claims that there were shallow graves and bones at the crime scene.

“There are no shallow graves anywhere; there are no bones anywhere,” he said. “That is the truth. But if anybody can show me any shallow grave there, go and show me. But I know there are no shallow graves.”

 

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