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Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed a young man identified as Francis Jonathan Ayuba, five days to his wedding in Kaduna state. The deceased was set to tie the knot with his his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Francis was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Monday, April 12. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack, said three other persons persons including a toddler, Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son Philip Dauda, were also killed in the attack. He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack. "Security patrols mobilized to the area, repelled the assailants, w...
UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle
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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle

  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić has issued warning to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday. Modric addressed the press at the Anfield press room on the eve of the second-leg encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatian warned that despite their two goals advantage going into the game, Los Blancos were in England to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and will have to put in a top display. “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display,” Modric told the press. “We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our le...
PDP SW Congress: Fayose Escapes Attack As Over 150 Armed Thugs Invade Hotel
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PDP SW Congress: Fayose Escapes Attack As Over 150 Armed Thugs Invade Hotel

As delegates from Oyo State are being accredited for the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Congress, armed men numbering more than 150 have invaded the hotel where former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose was lodged. The Hotel, located in Okefia Government Reserved Area (GRA) was invaded by arms wielding thugs in more than 10 buses, suspected to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo State The thugs were also said to be barricading the entrance to be congress venue with a view to preventing other delegates apart from those from Oyo state from gaining access. “Except for the intervention of some security operatives, it would have been a different story. “Hon Ladi Adebutu, the leader of Ogun State delegates has also raised the alarm that his hote...
Gunmen Attack Ekori Police Station In Cross River
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Gunmen Attack Ekori Police Station In Cross River

Another Police Station in Cross River State has been attacked by unknown gunmen, carting away arms. The attack occurred in Ekori in Yahuu local government area of Cross River State. An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, alleged that the gunmen carted away AK 47 after beating up policemen on duty. “The hoodlums invaded the Police Station located at Ekori community of Yakurr with heavy weapons and attacked the officers,” the witness alleged. According to him, the hoodlums scared away the officers on duty, beat one to stupor and made away with the AK-47 rifle of the policeman. It was learnt that the attack led to the closure of the Ekori Police Station indefinitely and officers asked to move to Ugep Divisional Police, at the local government headquarters. This is the t...
Iran vows ‘Revenge’ after Israel with help From US Attacked it’s Nuclear site
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Iran vows ‘Revenge’ after Israel with help From US Attacked it’s Nuclear site

Iran has said it will "take revenge" for an attack on an underground nuclear site, allegedly carried out by their eternal enemies, Israel. According to Iranian officials, the Natanz uranium enrichment plant was the target of "nuclear terrorism" on Sunday, April 11, after the nuclear site experienced power failure. The reported attack on the nuclear site came after the Iranian government announced it had activated new advanced centrifuges to help enrich its uranium. Uranium can be used to produce power but at high levels can also be used to produce nuclear bomb. Israel has vowed that Iran will never be allowed to produce nuclear weapons. "The Zionists want to take revenge because of our progress in the way to lift sanctions," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Za...
Two Soldiers Killed as Boko Haram Attack UN hub in Borno
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Two Soldiers Killed as Boko Haram Attack UN hub in Borno

An attack launched by Boko Haram terrorists loyal to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Damasak community of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State has left 5 people dead. Three women, a man and two soldiers lost their lives in the Saturday night, April 10 attack. Locals said the assailants destroyed the United Nations Hub housing all the workers of the international organisation. Daily Trust reported that the hub was established in Damasak, located 188 from Maiduguri in the northern part of Borno to fast track support for victims of Boko Haram excesses. The town had survived several attacks in the last 11 years. Insurgents stormed Damasak in the evening and engaged the troops from multiple locations, which led to the burning down of the UN hub and others infra...
Damasak: UN Confirms Boko Haram Attack On Its Facility, Aid Services To Reduce
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Damasak: UN Confirms Boko Haram Attack On Its Facility, Aid Services To Reduce

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has confirmed an attack on its facility in Damasak, Borno State, on Saturday. The attack will force the UN to reduce its humanitarian operations in the area I am deeply concerned about recurrent reports of violent attacks by non-state armed groups putting the lives of civilians under risks. Last night and through the morning, a violent attack in Damasak town, in Borno State, was reported with three international aid partners’ facilities directly targeted, set ablaze, and sustained damage. I continue to be concerned about the safety and security of civilians and humanitarian workers. I strongly condemn the attack, as humanitarian aid operations and facilities are the lifeline for people affected by violence an...
The CEO of HighTunes Records robbed in Ghana
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The CEO of HighTunes Records robbed in Ghana

Precious Ekwueme, the Chief Executive Officer of HighTunes Records, has lamented about his recent robbery and burglary attack in the city of Accra, Ghana. Mr. Ekwueme was lodged at Pearl in the City Apartments housing Capitol Restaurant. On the night when he was to leave Accra, armed robbers got into his room through the window and carted away with his things, leaving just his international passport with him. According to him, the CCTV showed that the armed robbers had been standing by the window for sometime, waiting for their chance. “The security system was poor,” he said. “They were sleeping. So much negligence from their part.” He has sued the management of the apartment and he claims they have threatened him. “Even the girl that is there, they tried to beat her when t...
Imo Attack: Such Attitude Can Lead To Insurgency, Says Lawan
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Imo Attack: Such Attitude Can Lead To Insurgency, Says Lawan

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has described the recent attacks on public assets in Imo state as an attempt to distract the government, saying such actions can lead to insurgency. In the past days, there has been a series of attacks on government infrastructure in the state. On Monday, gunmen attacked correctional centre, and the police command headquarters in Owerri, the state capital. Over 1,500 prisoners were reportedly freed in the attacks. Speaking on Friday in Owerri where he inaugurated a road project, Lawan said those attacking government assets are enemies of the people. “We have been experiencing insecurity recently, especially in Imo state — the jailbreak, burning of police headquarters and so on and so forth. These may be attempts by enemies of the people to di...
Imo State Government Accuses former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of being behind the attacks in the state
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Imo State Government Accuses former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of being behind the attacks in the state

The Imo state government has accused a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, of being the mastermind of the recent attacks on some state-owned facilities in Owerri, the state capital. According to Sahara Reporters, the state Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, in a statement released, alleged that the former governor employed the services of thugs whom he had granted amnesty to unleash violence on the state. He said the state government was also in possession of information on how a Special Adviser to the former governor procured the thugs that invaded Owerri on Monday April 5, attacking the state police headquarters as well as the Owerri Custodial center. Emelumba said the aim of the former governor is to cause the state to be so troubled that the Federal gov...
Owerri Prison Break: Police Ignored DSS Intelligence Report Of Planned Attack
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Owerri Prison Break: Police Ignored DSS Intelligence Report Of Planned Attack

Facts emerging from the recent attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Facility revealed that the Commissioner of Police ignored credible intelligence sent from the DSS warning of the impending attack. The DSS, it was gathered, had following the receipt of the intelligence, discreetly conducted a vulnerability assessment of the 2 correctional facilities in Imo state and advised fortifications based on the discovered security weakness of the facility. The commissioner of police received a credible intelligence report 48-72 hours before Monday, warning of an impending attack on the Police Headquarters in Imo state between April 4 and 6. Yet, Police did not heed to actionable intelligence, the consequence of which has led to over 1800 inmates loose in...
Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on  a Police Station in Imo
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Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on a Police Station in Imo

Two police officers are currently nursing their injuries they sustained after gunmen attacked the Mbieri divisional police headquarters on Wednesday night, April 7. Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the gunmen stormed the police headquarters at about 10pm but the attack was successfully repelled by the police. He added that the two officers who sustained injuries during the attack are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Police stations in Imo state have been under attack in recent times. On Monday, April 5, the state police headquarters was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The gunmen also attacked the state correctional center and released over 1800 inmates. While the police allege that IPOB members...
Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian
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Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian

Arsenal forward, Willian has said that he is too scared to look at his phone at times for fear of racial abuse on social media. The Brazilian said this following the racial attacks on Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.. The Liverpool stars were sent racist emojis on Instagram ahead of their Champions League quarter-finals first leg clash with the Real Madrid game on Tuesday. Willian is calling for the handlers of the social media platforms to take more responsibility for their output. “Does it frighten me to look at my phone? Yes, sometimes, to be honest,” Willian said, according to Express. “We are human. I want to understand who these people think they are to come to speak like that to us. “It really affects me when they talk about my fam...
Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said
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Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said

ICYMI: While killing our men, herdsmen boasted nothing would happen to them because their people head security agencies - Woman who survived Ebonyi killings Mrs Ngozi Odo-Abuchi is a graduate of the National Teachers’ Institute, who works in the Education Department of the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. In this interview with RAPHAEL EDE, the 49-year-old widow who survived herdsmen’s attack on Obeagu community in the Ishielu LGA on Monday last week, explains her face-to-face encounter with death We learnt that you narrowly escaped the herdsmen’s attack on the Obeagu Road. How did it happen? Why did they spare your life? On Monday, while I was coming home from where I went to, I mounted an okada from their park at the Nkalagu junction to convey me to Obeagu, my ...
Imo Attack: Osinbajo Preaches Peace, Urge People To Resist Any Violence
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Imo Attack: Osinbajo Preaches Peace, Urge People To Resist Any Violence

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Our dear city of Owerri had its peace and tranquillity shattered by heavily armed hoodlums who blasted open the doors of the correctional facility, facilitating the escape of well over 1,000 inmates; many of whom were dangerous criminals. They also attacked the police headquarters at “Shell Camp” burning several vehicles and even attempting to overtake the police armoury, if not for the effective resistance of the police. An attack on the critical institutions of law enforcement, police stations and prisons is an attack on the safety, security and well being of the citizens. It is not merely an attack on law and order. It is a mindless attack on the people and the way of life of the people. When you attack police stations and free dangerous...
Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects
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Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Unidentified gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State, few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital. Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional center in the state as well as the police headquarters. Shortly after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters. The gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Owerri Prison Attack: They Threw Explosives At Us ― Police Officer
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Owerri Prison Attack: They Threw Explosives At Us ― Police Officer

The hoodlums who attacked the Owerri Prison Facility and freed thousands of inmates in, early hours of Monday, have been said to have attacked the Imo State police headquarters in Owerri, with an explosive substance. Vanguard in Owerri visited the police command where a police officer on duty when it occurred revealed this to Vanguard. The police officer who said he would not want his name mentioned said that “They were over two hundred boys, with their cars singing a song of victory and when they reach the gate of our police headquarters they threw dynamite at us and the thing exploded and the vehicles caught fire especially the vehicle park. “I jumped over the fence because they are many. When they started shooting bullets it got one of my colleagues in his hand and he fell...
Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do
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Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism. In his reaction to the incident early on Monday, President Buhari praised the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property. The President directed security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilize and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law. He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals. Presiden...
We Didn’t Attack Imo Police Headquaters, Correctional Centre – IPOB
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We Didn’t Attack Imo Police Headquaters, Correctional Centre – IPOB

The proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied responsibility for Monday’s attacks on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre where over 2,000 inmates were freed. Its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful said the attacks were not carried out by operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN). He said: “The attention of IPOB has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State. “IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It i...
Youths Attack Bauchi House of Reps Member over ”Non-performance and Failed Promises”
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Youths Attack Bauchi House of Reps Member over ”Non-performance and Failed Promises”

A member of the All Progressives Congress representing Alkaleri-Kirfi Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, Musa Pali, was over the weekend reportedly attacked by angry youths in his constituency, over alleged fake promises and non-performance after they voted him into office. SaharaReporters reports that Pali was in his constituency for a social function when he came under attack by the youths who accused him of making false promises for many years. It however took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked Pali away after sustaining minor bruises, to save his life. “He was attacked at the weekend at Pali. It took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked him away after sustaining minor bruises to rescue him. They said they attacked him becau...
French billionaire tycoon, Bernard Tapie and his wife are beaten and tied up by burglary gang in ‘extremely violent’ raid
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French billionaire tycoon, Bernard Tapie and his wife are beaten and tied up by burglary gang in ‘extremely violent’ raid

French billionaire tycoon and former owner of Adidas, Bernard Tapie was attacked along with his wife during an 'extremely violent' burglary at his luxury estate near Paris. The former French government minister, 78, was repeatedly hit over the head when a group of men broke into his manor house in Combs-La-Ville overnight on Saturday, April 3. They also beat up Tapie's wife, 70-year-old Dominique Tapie, before tying them up with electrical cords. After the burglary attack, Mrs Tapie was taken to the hospital for treatment but her husband chose not to. Their grandson Rodolphe Tapie said of the attack: 'My grandfather refused to be taken away. 'He is shattered, very tired. He was sitting on a chair when he was hit with a club. 'My grandmother was taken to hospital for a ch...
IPOB Denies Attacking Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre
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IPOB Denies Attacking Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre

The Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied carrying out Monday’s attacks on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre. It was reported earlier that over 2,000 inmates were freed after the attack on Monday, April 5. The group averred that it is not their mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities. A statement released by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful read; “The attention of IPOB has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State. “IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the ...
Gunmen Attack Imo Prison, Free Over 1500 Inmates
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Gunmen Attack Imo Prison, Free Over 1500 Inmates

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 inmates. The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters. The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command. The PUNCH gathered that the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday. They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a security source confided in our correspondent. On breaking into the prison facility with the aid of explosives and dynamite, the attackers told the inmates to go home. When contacted, t...
Torino vs Juventus: Pirlo Criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo, Others after Failing to Win Serie A match
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Torino vs Juventus: Pirlo Criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo, Others after Failing to Win Serie A match

  Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side’s Serie A derby 2-2 draw against Torino on Saturday. Pirlo explained that Juventus players suffered lapses in concentration against Torino, adding that they made things hard for themselves against the host. Federico Chiesa gave Juventus an early lead, but Antonio Sanabria’s double turned the tables. Ronaldo then equalized for the Bianconeri in the second-half as both teams shared a point each at the Stadio Olimpico Grande. “Unfortunately, we keep making things hard for ourselves. We started off well and took the lead, but then we let them back in it. We wanted to come out and play a different second half, but we fell behind, and the rest of the match was difficu...
Zulum Misses Boko Haram Ambush, As Terrorists Attack Borno Relief Committee
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Zulum Misses Boko Haram Ambush, As Terrorists Attack Borno Relief Committee

Boko Haram would have been recorded today (Friday), as the terrorists ambushed a convoy of Borno State Resettlement and Relief Committee officials. The Relief Committee, made up of mostly commissioners and other top government officials, were coming from Baga town after routine distribution of relief items to Internally-Displaced Persons, IDPs, when they were ambushed along Maiduguri-Gajiram-Monguno Road at Jigalta village of Guzamala Local Government Area. Recall that Governor Zulum and his entourage spent a night in Monguno last Tuesday, distributing relief items. However, the governor joined up with his colleagues in Abuja for the inauguration of the newly-elected President of the Niger Republic. He directed the Committee to proceed to troubled Baga for the same exercise...
Youths Resist Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Ebonyi State
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Youths Resist Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Ebonyi State

There was tension on Thursday night at Ugwuachara in Ebonyi State after suspected Fulani Herdsmen stormed the area to carry out an attack on the members of the community. According to report gathered by IGBERE TV, youths of the community resisted the Fulani herdsmen that invaded the community with different kinds of weapons raging from cutlass to guns, etc. Speaking with IGBERE TV on the condition of anonymity, a resident of the area said what the villagers was because the youths of the community were at alert throughout the night. He said the displaced Fulani Herdsmen at their former settlement centre located at Ugwuachara regrouped yesterday's night to attack the residents but was subverted by the combined efforts of the Youths in the area. He thanked the youths for being...
Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill 3 Policemen (Graphic Photos)
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Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill 3 Policemen (Graphic Photos)

Gunmen, a while ago, attacked the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, killing three policemen guarding him. The incident took place in his community, Isuofia, in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State during a meeting with the youths of the community. Eyewitnesses at the event told Daily Sun that Soludo was safe but his whereabouts was unknown. Unconfirmed reports have it that the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, who was at the event was taken away by the gunmen. Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident but said that he was still gathering information on the ugly development.
Katsina Fans Attack Ref, Hold Kwara United Players Hostage
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Katsina Fans Attack Ref, Hold Kwara United Players Hostage

Fans of Katsina United held players and officials of Kwara United hostage for over an hour after their 2-1 home loss to the Harmony Boys in a Nigeria Professional Football League fixture played on Sunday. The visitors had taken the lead through Afeez Nosiru in the fifth minute but were pegged back in the 30th minute courtesy of Josepe Atule’s strike. Striker Michael Ohanu scored a 96th minute winner for the visitors to earn the league leaders maximum points from the encounter. Immediately after the final whistle, Katsina United fans encroached on the pitch and attacked the centre referee, who was severely injured and rushed to the hospital. In a video obtained by The PUNCH, players of Kwara United holed up in a dark room, while another video showed two ambulances at the exit part...
Bandits’ Attack Repelled By Villagers In Kebbi State (Graphic Photos)
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Bandits’ Attack Repelled By Villagers In Kebbi State (Graphic Photos)

Villagers from Arewa local government of Kebbi state successfully repelled bandit attacked on their village and killed some of them in the process...... Kebbi state as been adjudged the most peaceful state in Northern Nigeria and arguably in the whole country. perhaps, such gallantry is the reason the state enjoy this level of peace. see narration from one of the eye witness... * I've been following the incident from that night to this point The incident happened not yesterday but 2 days back at Gumki at about 11pm. The Kidnappers came to the house where they abducted the guys. Villagers chased them across villages. On gotten to R/tsaka they too joined hands and continue after them. Though, the bandits were shooting with live ammunition throughout the night until when ...
Boko Haram Blows up Power Tower, Throws Maiduguri into Darkness again
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Boko Haram Blows up Power Tower, Throws Maiduguri into Darkness again

Boko Haram terrorists have blown up a power tower in Maiduguri, plunging the capital city into darkness again barely three days after electricity was restored. The terrorists had struck power installations thrice to keep the city in the dark in January. Channels Television reported that it took power authorities almost two months to repair the damage inflicted in January as the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria when repairs commenced. However after electricity was restored on Wednesday March 24, the insurgents launched another attack on a power tower in the city.
Igboho Denies Plan To Attack Alake Of Egbaland
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Igboho Denies Plan To Attack Alake Of Egbaland

Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from a statement that angry Yoruba youth would invade the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo. Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, had in a viral video, threatened the Oduduwa agitators would soon attack the monarch in his palace and other traditional rulers unsupportive of their agitation. But Igboho’s Senior Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dapo Salami, said the statement was made solely by Koiki. The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had last week, warned that it was in the best interest of all Nigerians to remain one, regardless of the current challenges. The monarch said Nigeria could not afford another civil war nor could any nation absorb the hu...
DJ Zinhle Under Attack!!!
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DJ Zinhle Under Attack!!!

DJ Zinhle is troubled by the fact that someone in her circle is continuously feeding the media confidential information about her personal life, and her loved ones' as well. Without revealing too much about where her troubles stem from, she said this shortly after her bae made headlines after suffering a life-threatening fall whilst on set. Taking to Twitter, the Indlovu hitmaker revealed that she is deeply concerned about the people she surrounds herself with. She referred to this person as a pathological liar who lives off of selling 'fake news' to the media, therefore cannot be trusted. "Guys. I am worried!!!! I clearly work with someone who’s a pathological liar and who also takes fake news to newspapers. What a sad human. What’s actually sad is that I don’t know who it is," sh...
Army Says Report Of Military Attack On ESN Camp In Abia Is Fake
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Army Says Report Of Military Attack On ESN Camp In Abia Is Fake

Both the Nigerian Army, and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, have dismissed as fake, report in some sections of the media that the military attacked the camp of Eastern Security Network, ESN in Aba, killing no fewer than 16 personnel of the security outfit. Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade Ohafia, Captain Iliya Dauda, told our Correspondent in Aba that there was no military operation against any ESN camp in Abia. He rather explained that unknown gunmen attacked an Army checkpoint at Osisioma junction Aba but were repelled. He said there were no casualties on the part of the Army but begged for more time to receive report from their men at the scene investigating and assessing the incident. The Army Spokesman urged members of the public to disregar...
Attack On Ortom: Three Suspects Arrested
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Attack On Ortom: Three Suspects Arrested

Three Jukun fishermen have been arrested by the police in connection with last Saturday’s attack on convoy of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom along Tyo Mu, Makurdi. Security Adviser to Ortom, Col. Paul Hemba, confirmed the arrest while conducting newsmen round the scene of the attack on Tuesday. Hemba stated the police team found the fishermen close to the scene of the attack and are being investigated.
Yoruba Nation: Stay Away From Ondo, Akeredolu Warns Igboho, Others
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Yoruba Nation: Stay Away From Ondo, Akeredolu Warns Igboho, Others

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has warned Chief Sunday Igboho and others agitating for a sovereign Yoruba State to stay away from the state. Akeredolu said Ondo people have elected to stay in the Federal Republic of Nigeria as constituted at present. He said no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo State, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble rousing. Akeredolu who spoke while swearing in Princess Catherine Oladunni Odu as the new Secretary to the State Government and other Special Advisers said the state would not subscribe to banditry and recklessness in putting forth its demands. He said the right of citizens to discuss, agitate and eve...
David Mark Condemns Attack On Ortom, Warns Of Impending Anarchy
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David Mark Condemns Attack On Ortom, Warns Of Impending Anarchy

Irked by the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to step up to the challenges of securing lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self-help. Senator Mark in a statement on Sunday said the deteriorating security situation has become scandalous and making Nigeria a subject of ridicule before other nations. Condemning the assassination attempt on Governor Ortom yesterday, Senator Mark frowned: “If a state Governor can be so brazenly attacked, what would they not do to the ordinary citizens. “ Let me state clearly that Benue people are receptive and accommodating. But this should not be misconstrued or mistaken for weakness. Enough of this malady. “If...
Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari
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Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the attack launched against Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday March 20. Buhari who described the attack as unacceptable, however warned that the incident should not be politicised. He also called for an open and transparent investigation in which whoever is linked to the attack, should be caught and be made to face the law. The statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu read; “In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicized, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians. "The President directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident...
Attack On Governor Ortom’s Convoy: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations
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Attack On Governor Ortom’s Convoy: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Chief Samuel Loraer Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, 20th March, 2021. The IGP who condemned the incident, has equally directed the Commissioner of Police (CP), Benue State Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the State, particularly around the Governor. The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations.
INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead
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INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Ekiti East constituency I bye-election holding today March 20. According to a statement released by the electoral body, the election was suspended following the outbreak of violence in various polling units in the LGA. Three voters were killed by suspected political thugs during the attack. A police officer, an NYSC member, and an INEC staff also sustained gunshot injuries. Read the full statement from the commission below
Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy
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Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today March 20. Governor Ortom's convoy was moving at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state when it was attacked. Briefing journalists, the governor who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of the attackers trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot. He said he was saved by his security details who worked so hard to protect him and repelled the attack. “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene they are planning to eliminate me on my own land. If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the f...
Policemen feared killed again in Anambra
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Policemen feared killed again in Anambra

Barely 24 hours after unknown gunmen killed three policemen at Neni and three naval ratings at Awkuzu, some policemen have also been feared killed in Ekwulobia Aguata local government area of Anambra State. It was gathered that an attempt to set the police station ablaze was repelled by the policemen on duty at 4am on Friday March 19. The state police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu who confirmed the attack told newsmen that he is still expecting further reports.
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Ikeja Electric Cautions Against Attack On Staff

Ikeja Electric will continue to condemn attacks on its employees in strong terms. While we understand that sentiments regarding utility services can be quite emotive, we maintain that wanton attacks on our staff are completely irrational, irresponsible and unproductive, especially where Ikeja Electric has provided multiple channels through which our customers can lodge formal complaints with respect to our services. Where responses from these channels are deemed unsatisfactory, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has also set up a robust forum office for the redress of customer complaints. In the interest of the safety of our employees and for a harmonious relationship with our customers, Ikeja Electric will continue the deliberate engagement of all stakeholders in flash...
Man stabs his ex girlfriend to death after he discovered she was having s3x with 15 year old boy
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Man stabs his ex girlfriend to death after he discovered she was having s3x with 15 year old boy

A man, Paul Robson, aged 50, reportedly drove 150 miles from Glasgow to Nothumberland to murder his ex-lover when he discovered she was having sex with a 15 year old teenager. Paul Robson,  a trained cage fighter subjected teacher Caroline Kayll, 47, and the teenage boy to a horrific assault according to prosecutors but he denies the charges. According to prosecutors, Robson armed himself with two bottles of ammonia, then stabbed and slashed his former girlfriend and her teenage lover with a kitchen knife, scissors and a meat cleaver and then squirted them with the liquid. He also allegedly bit the lad and stamped on Caroline’s head and neck before cutting off chunks of her blonde hair, prosecutors say. After the crime, he allegedly fled with their phones so they were u...
Man United Must Attack AC Milan At San Siro Stadium – Matic
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Man United Must Attack AC Milan At San Siro Stadium – Matic

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic has advised his teammate not to be defensive in their approach against AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League on Thursday night. Both Man United and AC Milan played out a 1-1 draw last week and will be desperate for the result in order to qualify to the semi-final of the competition. In an interview with MUTV, Matic stated that United is not a team that loves to defend and will be poise to throw everything against Milan. “Now we know more about them. We know the way they play. We have to be wary that they are a top team. “They play good football, they have a good coach and it’s going to be an interesting game. It’s going to be hard for us again, but we are confident and we will try to win the game. “We will play our footba...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Simeone announces squad for Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Simeone announces squad for Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

Atlético Madrid’s squad to face Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge has been confirmed. Atlético Madrid coach, Diego Simeone, has named a 23-man squad that has the likes of Luis Suarez, Joao Felix and Dembele in the attack line to face Chelsea. Simeone announced the squad in a post via Atlético Madrid’s official website. Atlético Madrid head to the game after losing 1-0 against Thomas Tuchel’s men in the first leg last month in Bucharest, Romania. Atlético Madrid’s squad against Chelsea: Grbic, Oblak, San Roman, J.M Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Tripper, Vrsaljko, Kondogbia, Torreira, Koke, Saul, Lemar, Marcos Ilorente, Hector Herrera, Vitolo, Carrasco, Joao Felix, Suarez, Correa and Dembele. The ...
Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe Community, Raze School and Health Care Center
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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe Community, Raze School and Health Care Center

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Katarko community in Gujba Local Government Council of Yobe State, razing a primary school and a healthcare centre located in the community. Boko Haram insurgents attack Yobe community, raze school and health care center Residents of the community say the insurgents stormed the community at about 5:30am on Tuesday March 16, when they were going to the mosque for prayers and started shooting sporadically in the air. The insurgents reportedly proceeded straight to the military formation in Katarko shooting sporadically and later set the base on fire Katarko community which is 18 kilometers south of Damaturu the state capital, has been under attack over 10 times. The state government or the state police command is yet ...
Commanding Officer, 14 Soldiers Killed In Borno Ambush Attack
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Commanding Officer, 14 Soldiers Killed In Borno Ambush Attack

There were strong indications over the weekend that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) may have lost a Commanding Officer (CO) and at least 14 of its gallant troops during an ambush attack by suspected terrorist elements within the Gudumbali general area of Borno State. Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that the CO was a Major, who gallantly remained a ‘reference point’. It was gathered that the terrorists, who were said to be of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) extraction, suffered worse casualty, with scores reportedly taken out. Military sources, who spoke in confidence with this newspaper, said the development formed part of the briefings the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, alongside other Service Chiefs, received during an operation...
Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State
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Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State

The National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi in Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday night, March 10, reportedly came under attack by unknown gunmen who also abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students. The kidnappers abducted the teachers and students after shooting sporadically. The Nation reported that the incident led to heightened tension in the area, as parents and guardians are storming the institute to ascertain the whereabouts of their children and wards. Edo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bello Kontongs who confirmed the incident said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.
Man Caught red-handed Sleeping with Another Woman in Girlfriend’s House
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Man Caught red-handed Sleeping with Another Woman in Girlfriend’s House

An unidentified man has been caught red-handed sleeping with another woman in his girlfriend's house. In the video recorded live on Facebook, the man and the lady he was sleeping with were seen wearing their outfits as his girlfriend spoke in the background. The distraught lady was heard saying that why she didn't attack the woman she caught with her boyfriend was because she doesn't know her. She also made remarks of them having sex on the floor with her blanket. She ended up throwing them out of the house she revealed was her old apartment
Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue
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Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue

. A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen in Tse Harga community of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State, in the early hours of Thursday March 11. The gunmen who are suspected to be loyalists of the slain criminal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as ‘Gana’, stormed the rural area at about 4:00 am, shot sporadically and also set several buildings including a police station and police pick-up van on fire. Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) however quelled the attack in collaboration with the Police. They reportedly killed one of the suspected bandits in a swift counter-response. Council Chairman of Katsina-Ala, Alfred Atera who spoke to Daily Trust confirmed the attack and also disclosed that one policeman was killed in the attack while the police station...

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