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Fulani Herdsman Foils Militant’s Jailbreak Mission | The Precision

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The Police in Delta State on Tuesday paraded a suspected militant on a
jailbreak mission to Ogwashi medium prisons, apprehended by an
18-year-old Fulani herdsman, Sani Ibrahim of Fulani Camp Ogwashi-Uku.

The suspect, Sekemia Fullpower of Yakoromor town, Burutu, Delta
State, told journalists he was on a mission to set free members of his
gang who were arrested by federal troops at Ayakoromor, Burutu Local
Government Area of the state.
Parading the militant suspect along with 14 other suspects at the
state Police Command headquarters in Asaba, the new Commissioner of
Police, Muhammad Alhaji Mustafa said the Fulani complainant sighted the
suspect around Fulani Camp, Ogwashi-Uku, near the prison yard, in a
suspicious manner.
According to the CP, Ibrahim held the suspect and raised an alarm
attracting other members of the camp, who arrested Sekemia Fullpower
with a polythene bag containing some cans of chemicals suspected to be
improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The suspect confessed to journalists that he manufactured the IEDs
found with him and was on a mission to free his gang members who were in
prison custody at Ogwashi-Uku.
Earlier in his first media interaction, CP Mustafa thanked the state
government and the people for their continuous support, assuring of his
readiness to work in synergy with other security agencies, the media,
well-meaning individuals and organisations in the state.
“My leadership of the command will do everything humanly possible
towards ensuring adequate security of life and property of the citizens.
To this end, our officers and men have been directed never to rest on
their oars in securing their areas of responsibilities.
“My administration will encourage mutual respect between the Police
and the public. It will neither condone any act of corruption and
impunity on the part of our personnel, nor lawlessness nor disregard for
constituted authority on the part of the citizenry.
“We must all collaborate in the fight against the common enemies of
the society – criminals of all descriptions – kidnappers, armed robbers,
cultists and criminal herdsmen, etc.
“I implore you to continue to cooperate with us, since you are also
critical stakeholders in the security project. Permit me, however, to
counsel that your reportage of events should at all times be guided by
the principles of objectivity and fairness. You should always consider
the security implications of every report before publication,” the CP
admonished.
He identified cultism as worrisome menace in the state and urged
‘Anti-Cult Volunteers’ in various parts of the state and the “Delta
State Anti-Cult Committee”, which he inaugurated, to interact with the
youths in institutions of learning and the communities in order to
educate them on the dangers of cultism and the need to shun vices.
He said the committee is similar to that on Farmers/Herdsmen already
put in place by his predecessor, while appealing to the people to
cooperate with these committees towards achieving the laudable
objectives of setting them up. (Daily Trust)

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