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Osun State Police Command Foiled to Free Arrested Murder Suspects.

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Men of the Osun state police command on Wednesday, August 25, foiled an attempt by some hoodlums to free arrested murder suspects.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, said 3.30 pm0pm on Wednesday, the Osun Police tacticaltreasuree taking some murder suspects to Ilesa correctional center when their vehicle developed a fault around Osunjela river along Osogbo/Ilesa Road.

Opalola said as nearby Mechanics were working on the vehicle, four (4) armed men emerged from Osunjela Road on a Bajaj Motorcycle and attacked the Police team by firing sporadically in a bid to hijack suspects. The spokesperson said the superior fire-power of the Police team forced the hoodlums to abandon their Motorcycle, three locally made guns; one (1) pump action, two(2) cut to size barrel guns with fourteen(14) live cartridges.

She said in the process, three murder suspects sustained several degrees of injuries and later died at Asubiaro hospital in Osogbo and were deposited in the same hospital morgue while the hoodlums fled into the bush with bullet wounds.

She added that the police in collaboration with the local security outfits and the youths of the community are combing the bush for possible arrest of the fleeing suspects.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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