There was a mild drama at the Ughelli “A” Division police station after a man in his mid-40s, walked into the station and stole a phone belonging to one of the female police officers on duty.
Vanguard reports that the man identified as Moses walked into the police charge room pretending to lodge a complaint but ended up stealing a Tecno A2 phone in the charge room.
It was gathered that Moses collapsed after he was arrested in what was described as a move to evade arrest.
A security source from Ughelli Police Command confirmed the incident to Vanguard .
“He had walked into the station under the pretence of wanting to lodge a matter only to steal a Tecno A2 mobile phone belonging to the female policewoman on duty,” the source stated.
In another news , members of the Islamist terror group , Boko Haram have reportedly captured Marte, the headquarters of Marte Local Government Area of Borno state .
According to Daily Trust , the Islamic terror group attacked the Marte military base ,153 Task Force Battalion, shooting sporadically and in the process destroyed “evrything “.
“We engaged them in a fierce encounter for about an hour. Initially, we were about getting victorious over them, but they overpowered us, and all troops in the burning base were set asunder, with all of us fleeing in all directions in the bush.
“I can tell you that we were about defeating them; but God knows the tactics they later deployed and the defeat turned against us; we all fled; they are in control of the town now.”
According to another fleeing source, “casualty figures cannot be confirmed on both sides, with all of us fleeing in all directions into the bush, and many of us finding their way to Maiduguri, and majority still roaming in the bush.
“Many of us who are lucky to find our way to Maiduguri or any safe community will elope to their home states across the country to relieve themselves of the trauma”, a survivor said .