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6—Vanguard, MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867058, 08035483885 Troops rescue 149 persons, kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents MAIDUGURI— THE Nigerian Army said, yesterday, that its troops rescued 149 persons in the ongoing clearance operation against remnants of Boko Haram insurgents at Yerimari- Kura community in Sambisa axis. Colonel Onyeama Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement that the troops killed five insurgents and captured five others in the encounter. His words: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to make progress in clearance operations to smoke out Boko Haram insurgents, who escaped from their previous stronghold in the Sambisa Forest. “On Saturday, the troops made further operational exploit into Boko Haram’s hideout at Yerimari-Kura, in a deliberate operation to rescue hostages held by the insurgents in their hideout. “In the encounter, troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents and captured five.” He added that the troops also destroyed insurgents’ logistics in the operation. Nwachukwu explained that the rescued persons included 54 women and 95 children, noting that they were being profiled and receiving medical attention at the 21 Brigade Medical Centre. According to him, the troops also neutralised two suicide bombers at Mandanari community in Konduga, Borno State, when they attempted to infiltrate the community on April 7. Nwachukwu disclosed that the suicide bombers strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, vests, attempted to sneak into the community at 8p.m. on Saturday. He said: “The suicide bombers were sighted by vigilant troops, who challenged them from a safe distance. The patrol engaged them as they refused to halt and ran towards the community, detonating their IEDs. “Only the suicide bombers were killed, while three persons sustained minor injuries.” Alizee was killed during a fight with Danish husband—Sister By Evelyn Usman LAGOS—FRESH facts have emerged on how rising Nigerian singer, Zainab Alizee Nielsen and her three-year-old daughter, Petra, were allegedly murdered by her Danish husband, Peter Nielsen, at their Banana Island residence, Ikoyi, Lagos, last Thursday. This followed a revelation that the couple was engaged in a brawl in their bedroom at Block 4, Flat 17, Bellasta Towers. Information at Vanguard’s disposal revealed that the fight was not their first. The 53-year-old Danish, Peter Nielsen, initially denied culpability in the murder, stating rather that he woke up to find the bodies in the kitchen and that they could have been suffocated by gas. However, investigation carried out by the Police showed that bodies of mother and child were dragged from the bedroom, where the fight started, to the kitchen. Eyewitness’ account The Danish man’s claim was also countered by late Zainab’s younger sister, Madaki Gift, who stated that she witnessed the fight that led to her sister’s demise. The 13-year-old Gift told the Police that she was woken up from sleep with the shout of help from her sister’s bedroom at about 4a.m. on the day. According to her, “my name is Madaki Gift, late Zainab’s sister. The incident happened over night after my late sister had finished preparing food for her husband. The housemaid went to her own room to sleep after cooking and I was the last person to leave the kitchen. “After a while, there was a fight between my sister and her husband in their bedroom. I heard her shouting ‘help,’ ‘help.’ I woke my younger sister up and asked her if she also heard the shout for help. “Later, I saw the man hitting my sister’s head on the floor. I tried to rush outside to call neighbours to come to my sister’s rescue, but discovered that the doors were all locked. By the time we got there later in the morning she was dead.” Gift, as gathered, rushed out at about 7a.m. to alert other residents, who were said to have kept watch on the Danish man to prevent him from escaping, before the arrival of policemen from Ikoyi Division. Police investigation As at yesterday, the suspect was still being interrogated at the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba. Already, autopsy report, as gathered, •Marks of violence were on the bodies—Police •...send report to Danish Embassy Peter Nielsen has been carried out on the bodies to ascertain the exact cause of death. Meanwhile, preliminary investigation according to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, revealed marks on both bodies of mother and daughter. Oti said: “ On April 5, at about 11a.m., the Command received a complaint from the Facility Manager of Bellasta Tower, Banana Island, Mr. Kunle Kukoyi, that at about 7a.m. of same day, he was informed by 13-year-old Miss Gift Madaki, that she heard her elder sister, late By Gbenga Olarinoye OSOGBO—ONE person was feared dead and several others wounded Late Zainab Alizee Nielsen Mrs Zainab Nielsen, 37, crying in the early hours of the morning as she was being manhandled by her husband, one Mr. Peter Nielsen, a 53- year-old citizen of Denmark. “The little girl estimated the time she heard her sister’s cry to be 3.45a.m. Based on the report, the Command mobilised its Crime Scene Detectives to the location alongside the medics from Britannia Hospital, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. “Together, they went to Flat 17, Block 4 apartment of the Nielsens, where two bodies, identified as that of Zainab Nielsen and her three-year-old baby, Petra Nielsen, were found in the kitchen.” At the scene According to the Police spokesman, “the doctor and his team inspected the bodies and confirmed them dead. “Preliminary investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the violence that consumed the deceased persons started in the couple’s bedroom, but the bodies were dragged to the kitchen. “On closer examination, visible marks of violence were seen on the bodies. The corpses were photographed and evacuated to Lagos Island General Hospital for autopsy. “Meanwhile, letters has been sent to the Embassy of Denmark, intimating it that Lagos State Police Command is investigating Mr. Peter Nielsen, a citizen of Denmark, for an alleged case of murder.” Explosion wrecks pharmaceutical when an explosion, weekend, rocked a pharmaceutical company in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, Osun State. Ebenco Pharmaceutical Company located in Moore area

Vanguard, MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018—7 By Evelyn Usman THE Police in Lagos State have begun investigation into the death of a 35-year-old man, who drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel in Ishashi area of the state, weekend. The deceased, identified simply as Sikiru, checked into the hotel and went to the swimming pool in the company of his girlfriend of an undisclosed identity, who promptly disappeared when the incident occurred. :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews Female partner disappears as man drowns in hotel swimming pool company in Osun of the town was completely razed down. Eyewitnesses told newsmen in Ile-Ife, yesterday, that the explosion occurred around 10.30p.m. on Saturday with goods It could not be ascertained if he could swim, but report had it that an alert was later raised on discovering that he had drowned. Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident, said: “One Achikode Christopher, 34, a manager attached to the hotel at Ishashi, reported at the station that one of his customers, simply identified as Sikiru, whose address is still unknown, was found dead inside the hotel's swimming pool upon diving into the water. “On receipt of this information, worth several millions of Naira destroyed. Though the cause of the explosion was not known at press time, it was learned that it may not be unconnected to a fault from the electricity supply to the company. policemen went to the scene and recovered the remains of the said man. No trace of injuries was found and neither any means of identification nor phone was recovered from him. “The girlfriend he went with disappeared immediately, with all links of identification of the deceased, possibly for fear of arrest. “The corpse has since been recovered and deposited at Badagry General Hospital, while investigation continues.” Night fight with girlfriend exposes Third Mainland Bridge robbery suspect By Olasunkanmi Akoni LAGOS—A late night scuffle with his girlfriend has exposed a 20-year-old robbery suspect, whose gang specialised in robbing motorists on Third Mainland Bridge with a toy gun. The suspect, Rilwan Wasiu, has been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command. RRS operatives sighted the suspect beating his girlfriend late at night by the road side and when they stopped to mediate in the dispute, a toy gun fell off the body of the suspect. The suspect had attempted to run away immediately the toy gun fell off his body, but he was promptly apprehended and taken to the RRS headquarters in Alausa, Ikeja. According to the suspect, “I found it where I was sleeping under Adeniji Adele Bridge. I picked it up to go and destroy it before the misunderstanding with my girlfriend.” However, on further interrogation, the suspect confessed that he belongs to a three-man robbery team that specialised in dispossessing stranded motorists and passersby of their belongings around Adeniji Adele end of Third Mainland Bridge. He reportedly added that he and his gang members, Salami and Sakiru, operated at night after working as bus conductors during the day. Commenting on the development, the Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Chike Oti, said the deployment of more Police officers by the Commissioner of Police to checkmate the activities of criminals on the Third Mainland Bridge had reduced crime in the area. The suspect and his toy gun. PLATEAU State Police Command has confirmed the death of two persons when a mine collapsed in Wase Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s spokesperson, ASP Terms Tyopev, who confirmed the incident yesterday in Jos, said it occurred on Saturday. He said: “At about 11p.m., the Wase Police Division received information that there was a He added that officers are on the trail of other members of the gang. The suspect has been transferred to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS, for further investigations. 2 die, as mine collapses in Plateau mining collapse, which led to the death of two people. “The people that died were Safianu Yinusa of Kangial village, Dengi Kanam Local Government Area; and Usman Abdulahi of Gwaram village, Bashar District of Wase.” He said investigation was on to ascertain the remote and immediate cause(s) of the collapse. 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