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Tragedy struck in the Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State as a bishop and historian were murdered in a renewed communal clash in the locality.

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Why Bishop Burnt Alive Alongside his Son In Cross River Community

Baise is the local government of origin to the state deputy governor, Professor Ivara Esu.

The murder is in the heat of the intercommunity conflict between Abanwan and Urugbam in Erei clan.

The bishop was burnt alive and his son beheaded in a renewed communal war involving the two communities.

Sources from the communities who spoke on strict conditions of anonymity said that the bishop was ambushed alongside his son on a motorbike on their way from Abanwan community to nearby Afikpo in Ebonyi State.

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Nigerian Tribune gathered that no fewer than six houses and their occupants were set ablaze as the attackers mobilised and invaded Abanwan community.

The Erei communities have over the years been at loggerheads over a piece of land that was established by the defunct Eastern Region before the Nigerian Civil War as Oil Palm Plantation Settlement.

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The settlement was handed over to the Cross River State Government shortly after the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to 1970, given that the location is in the state. However, the Erei community, where the oil palm plantation is located, has 10 villages, who now scramble for ownership.

Meanwhile, as at the time of this report, the Army PPRO from 13 Brigade Army Headquarters Calabar, has confirmed the mobilization of troops into the Abanwan and Urugbam area, to douse the tension.

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Mr Shehu Mohammed, the Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of FCT and Niger, has said 80 per cent of Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) across the thirty-six states including the FCT are caused by human error.

Mohammed said this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that human, mechanical and the environment which was natural were the leading causes of RTCs in the country.

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He also said that illicit drug and alcohol abuse, poor vision and over-speeding were also among factors that causes road accidents in the nation.

According to Mohammed, the human error contributed to almost 80 per cent of RTCs because it is the human that normally control the mechanical.

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“We as human, we contribute a lot of crashes on the roads, especially during the Ember months where many drivers try to double their efforts to meet up with the year’s demand.

“About 80 per cent of road crashes are caused by human errors because most of the crashes are avoidable and preventable, “he said.

According to him, for instance, a driver that will start driving from Kano coming through Abuja axis down to the south without a rest is definitely inviting a crash.

“You can imagine the kind of fatigue, and then he get tired and want to sleep, and again maybe the vehicle is already overloaded.

“This could cause pressure on the mechanical system of the vehicle which is also a factor contributing to RTCs, ” he said.

“So I think those are the things that normally contributed to this kind of increase in road traffic crashes especially at night, “he said.

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Mohammed said that poor vehicle maintenance was also a human error adding that the driver or the owner of the vehicle were to maintain the vehicle regularly and periodically for good function of the vehicle.

He said: “but then, the environment, this is natural which is beyond human control.

“However, I think what is happening now at the raining season is what is causing the increase in the traffic crashes.

“You will agree with me that the low visibility during rain fall, the slippery road, and then people not been able to see far may likely contribute to some of the causes of the increase in the RTCs, ” he said.

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Mohammed urged the motorists to pay more attention to highway signs, adding that drivers ought to adopt defensive driving techniques by scanning through the roads and consider other road users to prevent crashes.

The FRSC boss reiterated the corps corporate strategic role for the year 2022 as to reduce the road crashes and attendant fatality by two per cent.

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Man in court over ‘membership’ of gang of thieves

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The police on Monday arraigned a 21-year old man, Seun Sossa in a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves.

The defendant, of no fixed address, was charged for belonging to a robbery gang.

He, however, denied commiting the offence.

The prosecutor, Olarewaju Osho, told the court that the defendant was seen and arrested at ” Nyanya Checkpoint” Abuja, on Sept. 21.

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He said the defendant was conducting himself in a suspicious manner capable of causing undue apprehension in the mind of any reasonable person.

He said that the defendant could not give account of his source of livelihood during interrogation by the police.

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The judge, Ishaq Hassan, however, granted the defendant bail for N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the case until Oct. 20 for hearing.

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A 24-year-old British woman died in Ibiza after falling 30 feet from a hotel balcony. Let’s take a look at how the British woman died in Ibiza and what happened to her.

Robyn-Eve Maines, from Wallasey, Merseyside, was on vacation at San Antonio’s four-star Rosamar Hotel when she allegedly fell 30 feet from the hotel balcony.

She was confirmed dead at the scene at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, with hundreds of condolences flooding in as word spread.

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Robyn Eve Maines falls 30ft from hotel balcony

According to accounts, a British woman died after falling from a second-floor balcony of a hotel in Ibiza.

Around 9 am, the 24-year-old visitor was pronounced dead at the site. It’s assumed that she was with her nameless companion at the time.

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She fell 30 feet from the balcony, according to him.

This morning, paramedics were rushed to the Rosa mar Hotel, close to the party destination of San Antonio, but she was not able to be saved.

An investigation by the police has begun. In the west of the island’s Cala de Bou, the Rosa mar is a four-star hotel for adults only that is only a short distance from the beach.

Earlier this month, a 35-year-old British woman died after falling from the sixth floor of the Hotel Bellver in the Majorcan capital Palma. Another British woman, 48, also died last month in a fall from an eighth-floor room at the four-star Hotel Melia Palma Marina.

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According to reports, her boyfriend was with her when the terrifying fall occurred. She had reportedly fallen about 30 feet from the Rosamar Hotel’s balcony, according to what he informed Spanish police.

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The boyfriend first informed the hotel staff, who then dialled 911. The hotel’s receptionist claimed he was told not to speak up.

One insider said, “It all happened extremely rapidly.” “Nothing had occurred previously that could have signalled to hotel workers that there were any issues, such as noise in the room or other things of that nature.

Police and paramedics were called after the woman’s partner raced down to the reception area. Around 9 a.m. local time on Sunday (8 a.m. BST), paramedics arrived on the scene, but sadly they were unable to save her life. The terrible death’s circumstances are the subject of a police inquiry.

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