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Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops
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Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops

Two al Qaeda operatives  have reportedly warned that a war “on all other fronts” will continue against the United States unless all its forces are “expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.” This comes as the Biden adminstration has started the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invaded the country following the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. US President Biden in April announced a full removal by Sept. 11 and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden being killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy SEALs. However, Osama's terrorist network claims its fight against America will not end anytime soon — with two al Qaeda members telling CNN that “war against the US will be continuing on all other fronts unless they are expel...
Attacks On Prisons: FG Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order, Declares Prisons ‘Red Zones’
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Attacks On Prisons: FG Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order, Declares Prisons ‘Red Zones’

The Federal Government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot at sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. This was as he said some of the inmates who escaped from the custodial centres have been rearrested for murder. He also cautioned the personnel against trafficking which he said is one way through which criminals invade the facilities having known that they could smuggle contraband into the facilities. While he declared the centres as “red zones” which must remain inviolable ...
I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu
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I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another His tweets read ''Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation. These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us. ...
Attack on Disabilities Care Clinic in Germany leaves Four Patients Dead and a Fifth Person Seriously Injured
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Attack on Disabilities Care Clinic in Germany leaves Four Patients Dead and a Fifth Person Seriously Injured

Four patients at a German care centre for the disabled have been killed and a fifth person seriously injured in the eastern city of Potsdam. A 51-year-old woman, believed to be a member of staff at the Oberlin Clinic in Potsdam, near Berlin, has been arrested 'under strong suspicion' of carrying out the attack on Wednesday night, April 28. Officers who responded to the attack at the clinic around 9pm, said the victims were subjected to "intense, extreme violent attack", and were found in different rooms of the care home, but did not give any details around the circumstances of the killings. The woman has been arrested on suspicion of 'intentional homicide', officers added, but said the motivation for the attack is not yet known. Prosecutors said forensic teams are n...
Tell Nigerians The Truth About South-East Attacks – Ezekwesili To Buhari
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Tell Nigerians The Truth About South-East Attacks – Ezekwesili To Buhari

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians the truth about the current security situation in the South East. The 2019 presidential candidate said only President Buhari has all it takes to know what is going on in all parts of the country. The spate of insecurity has risen further to a frightening level in the South East in recent days with ‘unknown gunmen’ destroying government property and killing security personnel while herdsmen attack communities, killing innocent Nigerians. And Ezekwesili, who is also a leading activist, believes Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief, should know betters. “My voice thunders out to @MBuhari @NigeriaGov. Commander -in-Chief of Nigeria, what precisely is going on in the South East...
If given the right equipment, policemen can do a lot and protect Nigerians – Senator Ordia speaks after surviving two gunmen attacks in 24 hours
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If given the right equipment, policemen can do a lot and protect Nigerians – Senator Ordia speaks after surviving two gunmen attacks in 24 hours

Senator Clifford Ordia on Monday April 26, survived two attacks launched against him by unknown gunmen. The senator representing Edo Central in the upper legislative chamber, was attacked twice along Okene-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abuja roads while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo State. Recounting how the incident played out, Ordia mentioned that three of the security officers attached to his convoy sustained gunshot injuries. The Edo Senator said; “We were coming from Edo State, somewhere between Okene and Lokoja, when we met these suspected bandits. They opened fire on my convoy. The gallant policemen had to immediately return fire. “The other security vehicle behind had to immediately join them and they were able to repel the suspected b...
“Darkness Awaits Us If We Do Not End The Attacks on Our Citadels of Learning” – Atiku
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“Darkness Awaits Us If We Do Not End The Attacks on Our Citadels of Learning” – Atiku

The abduction of yet an unspecified number of undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, is one abduction too many. It marks both an unacceptable escalation and an expansion of this menace, and we must not only ensure that the abducted youths are rescued, but even more importantly, we must put in measures to prevent future reoccurrences. This must not be allowed to become our new normal. It is time for us as a nation to face the reality that we have an emergency on our hands. A catastrophe that must be decisively dealt with before it snowballs into an existential crisis. We must stop treating these acts of criminality with kid gloves. Enough is enough! There must be the safety of lives and property in our citadels of learning. Without it, there...
Lekki Rumoured Attacks On Police Is False, Mischievous – Lagos Police Command
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Lekki Rumoured Attacks On Police Is False, Mischievous – Lagos Police Command

POLICE PRESS RELEASE, LAGOS STATE COMMAND, DATED 26TH APRIL, 2021. LEKKI RUMORED ATTACKS ON POLICE IS FALSE, MISCHIEVOUS.. CP LAGOS The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has described the rumored okada operators' attack on police personnel in Lekki area of Lagos State, as captured in the viral video of Monday, 26th April, 2021, as false and mischievous. The Command has carefully studied the video and noticed that the originator(s) of the video distorted the fact and raised false alarm in order to cause confusion and create fears in the minds of the general public for reasons best known to him and his agents or sponsors as the case may be. The command wishes to set the record straight that today Monday 26th April, 2021, at about 0930am, the Divisional P...
Premier League: Iwobi Benched As Everton Claim First Win At Arsenal In 25 Years 
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Premier League: Iwobi Benched As Everton Claim First Win At Arsenal In 25 Years 

Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute as an error from Bernd Leno saw Everton clinch a 1-0 win at the Emirates, their first at the Gunners since 1996. Everton have now done the double over Arsenal for the first time since 1986. Also, Arsenal have lost seven home league games for the first time since the inaugural Premier League season of 1992-93 The win for Everton put more pressure on those above them in the race for the Champions League spots, while leaving Arsenal way behind the pack. The Merseyside club are on 52 points just three points behind Chelsea in fourth position while Arsenal are ninth. Leno spilled Richarlison’s cross through his own legs in the 76th minute to give the Toffees the lead from what was one of their only attacks of the second half. Arsenal wer...
ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno
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ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno

Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) insurgents are currently attacking Dikwa town about 90 km east of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, Northeast Nigeria. HumAngle learned that ISWAP fighters have taken control of major access roads into Dikwa. The security situation in the garrison town is fluid and developing. This is at least the fourth attack by ISWAP targeting Dikwa town since January 2021. During the previous attack in March, insurgents dislodged troops, overran the town and destroyed parts of the United Nations humanitarian hub after a siege that trapped aid workers in a bunker. On Saturday, the UN announced the suspension of humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak.
UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks
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UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks

Following attacks on some of its assets and staff by Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has suspended humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak both in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator In Nigeria, Edward Kallon, made this known in a statement on Saturday, titled, ‘Statement On Un Operations In North-East Nigeria’. Kallon said, “I am deeply concerned about the recent attacks on humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak, affecting humanitarian assets and personnel. “We have temporarily suspended operations in these areas in order to safely relocate humanitarian staff and are closely monitoring the situation. “We intend to resume operations as soon as possible, so that civilians affected by the conflict continue to receive the ...
Forces Against NIN Policy Behind Attacks Against Me – Pantami
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Forces Against NIN Policy Behind Attacks Against Me – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has alleged forces against the Federal Government’s compulsory policy on National Identification Number (NIN) registration for all Nigerians and those residing in the country are behind recent attacks against him. Pantami in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES dismissed all the allegations against him, describing them as ‘untrue’. He further denied links to extremist views, saying criminals and other ‘entrenched interests’ are behind the attacks on him. He said: “I have no doubt about this. It has to do with the National Identification Number. Do you know one thing? This policy was started in 2011, it was not successful. Why? It was fought “…In 2015, it came up, it was not successful. In 2018 there was a tim...
18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno
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18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno

At least 18 persons have been confirmed dead and 21 injured after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Damasak town, in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday, April 13. Governor Babagana Zulum, who disclosed this on Friday, April 16, during his visit to Damasak, said robust measures were being put in place to avert future attacks on the community by the insurgents. Zulum, who was in the town from Thursday to Friday, traveled alongside Senator Abubakar Kyari representing Borno north, who hails from Damasak, and a member of House of Reps representing Mobbar, Guzamala, and Abadam, Bukar Gana Kareto and some officials. As part of measures, the governor held operational meeting with soldiers and other security forces after which he presented 12 security vehicles which incl...
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women
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Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women

An Unspecified number of women have been abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect who attacked a community in Adamawa State. The insurgents also killed five people, destroyed houses and other property and made away with belongings of residents, a source said. DAILY POST gathered on Saturday morning that the insurgents stormed Kwapre, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Northern Adamawa on Friday evening, shooting randomly and picking up the women. A source around the area, Innocent Geoffrey, told our correspondent on phone that the attackers were first thought to be herders out for vengeance attack, but later manifested their Boko Haram tendency, seizing the female residents they could lay their hands on, as residents scampered for safety. “Right now ,the...
Declan Emelumba Accuses A Former Governor Of Masterminding Imo Attacks
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Declan Emelumba Accuses A Former Governor Of Masterminding Imo Attacks

Imo State government has accused a former governor of the state for being the mastermind of Monday’s attacks on some federal facilities in Owerri, the state capital. Commissioner for Information, Chief Declan Emelumba, yesterday, alleged the former governor engaged thugs whom he had earlier granted amnesty to unleash violence on police and correctional centre to prod the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Imo. Addressing a press conference in Owerri, Emelumba averred that all that took place in the state had the imprimatur of the ex-governor. He said government was also in possession of information on how a special adviser to the former governor procured the thugs that invaded Owerri that Monday morning. According to him, the fact that the former governor...
IPOB May Not Be Responsible For Imo Attacks – HURIWA
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IPOB May Not Be Responsible For Imo Attacks – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, may not be responsible for the attacks on the police headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The rights group has alleged that some persons working with the Federal Government may be behind the attacks. Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen had also broken into the Correctional Centre in the city, freeing hundreds of inmates. The gunmen who operated from 1 am to 3 am, freed suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command. However, HURIWA claims some officials out to destabilize the Southeast are responsible for the attacks. The group said this in a statement sent to DAILY POST by its National Coordinator. ...
You Didn’t Speak Like A Man Of God, Garba Shehu Attacks Kukah
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You Didn’t Speak Like A Man Of God, Garba Shehu Attacks Kukah

Malam Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has accused Bishop Mathew Kukah, Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese of playing partisan politics. While reacting to Kukah’s message, where the cleric said the Boko Haram crisis has worsened under President Muhammadu Buhari, Shehu said Kukah did not speak like a man of God. Taunting Kukah, Shehu asked him to visit the North-East and ask residents if there is any improvement in security. “All citizens have their individual ideologies, even their own versions of truth. But if you profess to being a man of God, as Father Mathew Hassan Kukah does, ideology should not stand in the way of facts and fairness.” “Father Kukah has said some things that are inexplicable in his Easter massage. But, in saying that the Boko Haram terrorism is ...
Gov Sani Bello Condemns Killing Of Soldiers, Policeman Others In Fresh Bandits Attacks
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Gov Sani Bello Condemns Killing Of Soldiers, Policeman Others In Fresh Bandits Attacks

Niger State Government has assured communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in Shiroro and Munya Local Government Areas under siege by Bandits in Niger State that the Joint Military Taskforce Bases in the area have not been deserted. The statement by the state government is coming amidst fears that the taskforce camps were been deserted and security agents leaving the communities after the recent invasion of military base in Allawa during which six soldiers and a Mobile Policeman were killed. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who regretted the deadly attack and killing of the security agents, urged the communities not to be apprehensive but to remain calm as the security agents have retreated to re-strategize and not left them completely. "The Military have evacuated the corpses of ...
NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe
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NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists are planning a series of attacks on communities in Borno and Yobe states. According to a military source, non-governmental organisations working in the area have been informed and have started withdrawing their workers from the two states. “They (Boko Haram terrorists) have been quiet for some time now due to the pressure from troops of Operation TURA TAKAI BANGO. But the intelligence report we got recently showed that both the Abubakar Shekau-led faction and ISWAP (Islamic State in West Africa Province) are planning massive attacks on different communities in both Yobe and Borno. “We have informed all operational commanders to stay alert; all NGOs and humanitarian workers have also been informed. Some of the NGOs have started withdrawing their workers bu...
Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna
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Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna

Eight people have been killed and four injured by armed bandits in separate attacks in communities across Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 31, said armed bandits shot at a vehicle in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun local government area, which then somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured. Those who lost their lives in the crash are Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu. The injured are, Zainab Alhaji Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani and Ushe Sani. One of the victims In another incident, armed ban...
Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three parishioners in Benue
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Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three parishioners in Benue

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Moses Fanem Ngugban and three parishioners in Agu Centre, Mbatyula/Mberev council ward in Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue State. It was gathered that the incident happened around 7:00 am on Tuesday, March 30, when the church was rounding off its morning mass. Several houses were said to have been set ablaze during the attack said to have been carried out by the gunmen. One of the residents who spoke to Nigerian Tribune said the gunmen stormed the village around 7:00 am and demanded to see the parish priest. "We directed them to go inside but within split seconds we heard gunshots and everyone scampered for safety. By the time we came back, the Rev. Fr. and others were found dead" he said. Katsina-Ala local gov...
Police Arrest Notorious Gunrunners who Supply Firearms to Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger states
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Police Arrest Notorious Gunrunners who Supply Firearms to Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger states

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested three notorious suspects who have been supplying firearms to bandits operating in Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina and Niger states. The suspects were identified as James Dungs and Oga Joseph from Plateau State. The third suspect Justine Oruadem was killed during the operation. The operation was carried out on Friday, March 26, by a combined team of the Federal Intelligence Bureau (FIB), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Tactical Intelligence Unit (TIU) and operatives of Operation Yaki attached to Kaduna State Police Command. It was gathered that the Force Intelligence Bureau got credible information that some armed men connecting Kaduna were heading for Niger and Zamfara states to carry out some deadly attacks. The police trailed the suspects ...
Police Arrest 16 Suspects Linked to Killings of Security Operatives Across the Country
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Police Arrest 16 Suspects Linked to Killings of Security Operatives Across the Country

The Nigeria Police has arrested sixteen suspects including a pastor allegedly involved in series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states, particularly in the south-eastern part of the country. In a statement released over the weekend, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, said that the arrest was made in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force following sustained and intelligence-driven sting operations. He gave the names of some of the suspects as Ugochukwu Samuel, Raphael Idang, Cletus Nwachukwu Egole, a pastor with the holy blessed trinity sabbath church, Orlu, Imo state, Michael Uba, a prophet with the association of Jewish faith, and twelve others. Mba said some of the we...
UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day
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UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day

Following another day of widespread bloodshed by the Myanmar military that left at least 114 people dead in just one day, top senior UN officials have denounced the “systematic” attacks on peaceful demonstrators in Myanmar stating that the international community has a responsibility to protect the people from atrocities. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, strongly condemned the Myanmar military’s widespread and lethal attacks against peaceful protesters, as well as other serious violations of human rights since the military in the country seized power on 1 February. “The shameful, cowardly, brutal actions of the military and police – who have been filmed shooting at protesters as they f...
Bandits Kill Traditional Ruler and Two Others in Fresh Attack on Sokoto Community
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Bandits Kill Traditional Ruler and Two Others in Fresh Attack on Sokoto Community

Suspected armed bandits have attacked Tunga community in Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing the village head and two others. According to reports, the armed bandits stormed the village on Wednesday evening March 24, shooting sporadically into the air.  The village head was reportedly shot dead after he refused to follow the bandits who wanted to kidnap him. The attack comes few days after gunmen attacked Amarawa community, also in Illela LGA, killing at least 10 persons. Sokoto, like many other states across the North, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.
Boko Haram Attacks Goniri, Yobe; Kills Two, Burns Houses And Cars
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Boko Haram Attacks Goniri, Yobe; Kills Two, Burns Houses And Cars

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have attacked Goniri, Yobe State. According to ISWAP, in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters, a member of the Yobe State Peace and Vigilante Operation and a man accused of being a Nigerian Army my spy were killed during the attack. The group mocked the Nigerian army, claiming soldiers refused to leave their military base to defend the town while they operated for about 3 hours. Also displayed were two operational vehicles‪ and ammunition allegedly ‬captured from the local vigilante group. The insurgents burnt several houses and cars in the community. Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West A...
PSG Told to Sign Messi, Ronaldo to Play in Attack with Neymar, Mbappe
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PSG Told to Sign Messi, Ronaldo to Play in Attack with Neymar, Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain has been told to seize their ‘once in a lifetime opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from Juventus and Barcelona respectively. Former Tottenham star, Jamie O’Hara made the call, adding that the French champions have the financial power to sign both superstars this summer. Ronaldo and Messi have been rumoured to be seeking moves away from their various clubs The Argentina captain has long been linked with a move to PSG having expressed his unhappiness with how Barcelona was being run last year. Ronaldo, meanwhile, will reportedly be allowed to leave Juventus this summer if a £25 million bid comes in and has been linked with a return to Real Madrid. But O’Hara believes that the Ligue 1 giants have the financial power and sho...
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante looks five years younger – Joe Cole
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Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante looks five years younger – Joe Cole

Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole, has insisted that the club’s midfielder, N’Golo Kante, looks 5 years younger after his man of the match performance against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Kante was naturally influential at the base of Chelsea’s midfield, snuffing out attacks and making 13 ball recoveries overall against Atletico Madrid. The 29-year-old also made a significant contribution to the attacking side of the game and drew admiration from his manager, Thomas Tuchel, following a lung-busting run which helped create space for Palmieri’s goal deep in injury time. Chelsea defeated Diego Simeone’s side 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, thanks to two goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri to qualify for the quarter-final on a...
Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders
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Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders

The Pan-Yoruba elders stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting on Wednesday in Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State. Pan-Yoruba elders have again lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime saying the President watched Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, incite bandits with various unfounded statements which have led to more crisis in the country ever since. SaharaReporters learnt that the Yoruba elders warned Gumi not to sow the seeds of terrorism nationwide and to stop making inciting statements, which could be described as felony. The communiqué, which was signed by Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, blamed President Buhari for allowing Gumi to fan the embers of crisis in the country while hiding under the guise of mediation. The elders said, “The Yorùbá hereby...
Former Sierra Leone Goalkeeper, Alhaji Sesay, 22, Jailed for 10 Years for Rape and Attempted Rape
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Former Sierra Leone Goalkeeper, Alhaji Sesay, 22, Jailed for 10 Years for Rape and Attempted Rape

Former Sierra Leone and Bristol City goalkeeper, Alhaji Sesay has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after raping and attempting to rape two women in separate attacks. The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty on all counts, but he was found guilty and sentenced to four years for attempted rape in Bristol and six years for rape and attempted rape in London. He was cleared of a second rape charge prior to Wednesday's sentencing at Bristol Crown Court. Sesay’s four-week trial heard how the first incident took place at a nightclub in Bristol city centre on 11 July 2019. There, closed-circuit television showed him entering the women’s restrooms, where he grabbed his victim, pushed her against the wall before sexually assaulting her. The victim managed to break free and get help ...
Xenophobia fears sparked as Asian women among 8 killed in Atlanta spa shootings
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Xenophobia fears sparked as Asian women among 8 killed in Atlanta spa shootings

Six Asian women were among eight people shot and killed at spas around the US city of Atlanta on Tuesday, with a white man in custody on suspicion of staging all three attacks, police said. The shootings came with many Asian-Americans already on edge following a recent spike in hate crimes against the community, and triggered immediate fears that Asian-run businesses may have been deliberately targeted. Four of the victims were killed at Young's Asian Massage near Acworth, a suburb of Georgia state capital Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County sheriff's office told the paper the victims were two Asian women, a white woman, and a white man, while a Hispanic man was wounded. Adriana Mejia, niece of one of the victims, said th...
It’s not Our Job to Negotiate with bandits – Governor El-Rufai says
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It’s not Our Job to Negotiate with bandits – Governor El-Rufai says

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has once again restated his position to never negotiate with bandits and kidnappers. Following the repeated attacks by criminals in some parts of the North, there have been calls by some Nigerians for government to negotiate with the criminals so they can lay down their arms. Cleric, Sheik Gumi, has been championing the calls for negotiations with bandits as well as granting them blanket amnesty. Speaking at an expanded meeting of the state security council today Tuesday, March 17, Governor El-Rufai said his job as governor is to enforce the law and help to prosecute people who commit offenses, and not negotiate with criminals like bandits. “We will not engage with bandits or kidnappers. Private citizens like clerics and clergymen can do so ...
Police Arrest Suspected Member of Notorious Bandit Syndicate that Kidnapped Katsina Village Head and Killed his Brother
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Police Arrest Suspected Member of Notorious Bandit Syndicate that Kidnapped Katsina Village Head and Killed his Brother

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a member of notorious bandit and kidnap for ransom syndicate, Lawal Umar alias “Bammi”. Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 9, said the suspect confessed to have participated in the kidnapping of village head of Radda, Charanchi LGA in which they shot and killed Radda's younger brother, Alhaji Aminu Umar. "On 25/02/2021 based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Lawal Umar, 'M', alias "Bammi", aged 35years of Tsaskiya Village Safana LGA, a notorious bandit and a member of kidnap for ransom syndicate. In the course of investigation the suspect confessed to have participated in several attacks on villages in Safana, Dutsinma and Charanchi LGA of Katsina State," ...
Meghan Markle Made Formal Complaint to ITV About Comments Piers Morgan Made about her on the Good Morning Britain Show
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Meghan Markle Made Formal Complaint to ITV About Comments Piers Morgan Made about her on the Good Morning Britain Show

  Meghan Markle made a formal complaint to British broadcaster ITV about the comments Piers Morgan made about her mental health on Good Morning Britain. On Monday, March 8, Piers Morgan, while hosting Good Morning Britain, questioned whether the Duchess of Sussex was being truthful about having suicidal thoughts. His comments sparked a huge controversy in Britain, and he was rebuked by mental health charity Mind. According to CNN, the Duchess of Sussex complained to ITV about the impact Morgan's comments could have on others and how it could degrade the seriousness of mental health issues. The complaint did not relate to the personal nature of Morgan's attacks. ITV then announced on Tuesday, March 9, that Piers Morgan would leave the program he hosted, "Good Morning Britai...
It Takes a lot of Guts to Choose and Stand by your Wife – Juliet Ibrahim Hails Prince Harry for Standing by Meghan Markle
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It Takes a lot of Guts to Choose and Stand by your Wife – Juliet Ibrahim Hails Prince Harry for Standing by Meghan Markle

Actress Juliet Ibrahim has applauded Prince Harry for standing by his wife, Meghan Markle, in the wake of the attacks she has received since they got married in May 2018. In a post shared on her Instastories, Juliet pointed out that Prince Harry's action will make many more men live for themselves and please themselves. She stressed that it takes a lot of guts for a man to choose and stand by his wife just as Harry has done. See her post below
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Travellers Stranded On Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway As Boko Haram Attacks Military Base

Nigerian soldiers on Sunday morning stopped traffic along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway for three hours as they engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a shootout. After the shootout, the military said soldiers escorted a long convoy of stranded travellers to Damaturu. Security sources said the shootout took place at Lawan-Mainari village, about two kilometres from Jakana town. The terrorists had reportedly targetted a military base but were repelled. Jakana is about 41km from Maiduguri, Borno State capital. The town has been attacked several times in the last 10 years. Confirming the development to our reporter, Bukar Adam, a local security operative who lives in Jakana, said the soldiers halted movement on the highway for over three hours to avoid civilian casualties. “The B...
28 Police Officer Killed In Three Months, Police Plan Measures To Curb Attacks
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28 Police Officer Killed In Three Months, Police Plan Measures To Curb Attacks

No fewer than 28 cops have been killed in three months, The Nation’s checks have revealed. They were either shot by gunmen, hacked to death or set ablaze by hoodlums who attacked police stations. These are different from those lost to the ENDSARS violence. According to Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, six soldiers, 37 policemen and 57 civilians were murdered during the ENDSARS violence. The minister added that 269 private and public properties were razed. The police said they would do everything legally permissible to curb the attacks on its men and facilities. Police spokesman Frank Mba, a Commissioner (CP), said this would include the use of force. On February 23, AK47 and machetes carrying hoodlums numbering about 200 invaded Abayi Police Station at Osisiom...
Boko Haram Attack Travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, Kidnap Young man, Newly-wed bride, Others
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Boko Haram Attack Travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, Kidnap Young man, Newly-wed bride, Others

Dozens of travelers, including a young man and his two relatives were abducted in separate attacks launched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri/Damaturu highway. It was gathered that the insurgents ambushed commercial vehicles plying the highway on Friday afternoon, February 26 and forced many passengers into the forests. The abductions took place between Mainok and Jakana axis in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, around 3:30 pm. One Wadzani Waxax said that his younger brother identified as Ijey as well as two relatives were among the travelers abducted during the attack. A newly-wed bride and all the passengers in three vehicles, who accompanied her to Damaturu were also kidnapped by the insurgents. According to a family source, only an el...
Residents Flee as Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill Four
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Residents Flee as Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill Four

Some communities in the eastern part of Sokoto state are deserted after armed bandits killed four persons and rustled several livestock. Colonel Garba Moyi (Rtd), the state Commissioner for Carrier and Security Matters, who  confirmed the attacks, said three persons were killed at Bargaja village in Isa local government area while one was killed in a community under Sabon Birni local government. It was gathered that the armed bandits invaded Bargaja around 2pm on Thursday, shooting sporadically. A resident, who spoke to Daily Trust said six persons were shot in the village, but only three died while the remaining three are currently receiving treatment in the hospitals. A resident of Isa who identified himself as Surajo said that inhabitants of Bargaja, Tozai, Turba and Dan...
Hijab Use Will Expose Christian Pupils To Terrorist Attacks – Kwara CAN
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Hijab Use Will Expose Christian Pupils To Terrorist Attacks – Kwara CAN

The Kwara State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has kicked against the state government’s approval of the use of hijab by female Muslim pupils in its public schools. It said the new policy would “cause discrimination in schools and allow terrorists to easily identify our children and wards”. The government had last Friday closed down 10 Christian schools in Ilorin, the state capital, following tension on the wearing of hijab in the schools. But while announcing the reopening of schools from Monday, March 8, 2021, in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Mamma Jibril, on Thursday, it said female Muslim students should be allowed to wear hijab in all grant-aided public schools in the state. The statement titled, ‘Position of Kwara S...
20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers
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20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers

Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria. According to the website, the arrest of members of the secessionist group followed recent attacks on soldiers and civilians in Orlu town. IPOB members who were using Orlu as their base had reportedly ambushed and killed our soldiers who were on the escort of the Director Civil Affairs, Brigadier General HE Nzan and his team on inspection of the Civil-Military Project at a nearby Nkwerre community, PR Nigeria reported quoting an unnamed intelligence source. The IPOB militias also allegedly took away weapons and a vehicle belonging to the troops. “Since the...
Police arrest 15-year-old student in Niger state for writing fake threat letter of impending kidnapping to his school
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Police arrest 15-year-old student in Niger state for writing fake threat letter of impending kidnapping to his school

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 15-year-old student, Samaki Azozo, over alleged breach of public peace. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday February 19, said that Azozo allegedly wrote a threat letter to Government Science College, indicating that the school will be attacked by kidnappers. "On 18/02/2021 at about 1200hrs, acting on a tip off, Police Operatives attached to Gawu-Babangida Division arrested one Samaki Azozo aged 15yrs 'm' of Kuje, FCT Abuja, who is an SS2 student of Government Science College, Izom Gurara LGA," he stated. "The suspect was arrested in the school premises for writing a threat letter to the school authority on 16/02/2021 and pasted it on the school notice board. The letter indica...
We Had Intelligence Report before Dapchi Girls’ Abduction Occurred – Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Muhammad Usman
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We Had Intelligence Report before Dapchi Girls’ Abduction Occurred – Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Muhammad Usman

Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Usman who is also one of the ambassadorial nominees has revealed that they had an intelligence report about Dapchi girls’ abduction before it occurred. Recall that over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the terrorists from a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, in February 2018. Usman who appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday February 18, said the abduction occurred because the intelligence they got was not managed properly. He said; “There was an intelligence report on Dapchi before it occurred. We saw indicators building up but it was not managed properly. “State governors have a role to play because if you are given intelligence, we expect troops to move in but this does not ...
Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi
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Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has continued his call for amnesty to be granted to bandits spearheading violent attacks in the Northern region of the country. Gumi who appeared on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday February 16, said bandits learnt how to kidnap from Niger Delta Militants and should be granted amnesty just like them. According to the cleric, only a handful of herders are criminals and they took up weapons to protect themselves from extinction after their cows which is their ''oil,'' were rustled. Gumi said; “We didn’t take a different route of trying to solve this problem and that is why we are still here today. And when we say amnesty, we don’t mean that anyone proved to be involved in murder should go free as such. “They learnt kidnappin...
Your Silence Over Attacks Against Yorubas Worrisome – Timi Frank To Tinubu
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Your Silence Over Attacks Against Yorubas Worrisome – Timi Frank To Tinubu

Political Activist, Timi Frank, has called on a former Governor Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to speak up in defence of the Yoruba race now under fierce attacks by herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers. This happened even as the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, berated President Muhammadu Buhari and Tinubu, over the recent crisis in Oyo State as well as across the Southwest and other regions of Nigeria. Frank, in a statement in Abuja, on Monday, also decried the spate of insecurity in the country, especially in the South West, saying that Buhari and Tinubu should be held responsible for the crises. He urged the APC leader to break his silence and speak up against the attacks in his region, sa...
Police Arrest Man who Carried Out Gory 14-hour Rampage in Subway Train Killing two and Injuring others
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Police Arrest Man who Carried Out Gory 14-hour Rampage in Subway Train Killing two and Injuring others

Police on Saturday, February 13, arrested a knife-wielding homeless killer suspected of killing two people and wounding two more during a 14-hour subway stabbing spree on a train moving from Manhattan to Queens in New York, US. Police authorities also recovered the knife the suspect used in the attacks, as the suspect was taken into custody with dried blood on his clothes. According to the NY Daily News, the suspect wore a winter coat, and high-top sneakers as he was taken to the 34th Precinct in upper Manhattan. The unprovoked attacks on a quartet of homeless victims by the suspect elicited a desperate search by police for him. “There is small army of detectives and investigators working all this night throughout New York City,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea (pictured belo...
Bandits Kill 19 Persons in two Separate Attacks in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill 19 Persons in two Separate Attacks in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have killed at least nineteen persons and injured several others during two separate attacks in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government areas of Kaduna State. Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement released, said fourteen persons were killed on Saturday February 6 by armed bandits at Kutemeshi village in Birnin Gwari, five others were killed at Kujeni village in Kajuru on the same day while several others were left with bullet wounds. Aruwan said the names of those killed in Birnin Gwari local government include Malan Sani Barume, Yahaya Bello, Amadu Dan Korau, Samaila Niga, Jamilu Haruna, Lawal Majiya And Dan Malam Rabo. Others are Dauda Kafinta, Hassan Mai Makani, Bashir Har...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...

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