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13 Feared Dead as Armed Herdsmen Invade Benue community
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13 Feared Dead as Armed Herdsmen Invade Benue community

13 people have been feared killed by armed herdsmen who invaded Tse-Amgbem community close to Aondoana in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. The attackers burnt down the houses in the community in the early Monday morning attack, April 3 and also left many wounded. Chairman of Gwer West Local Government Area, Grace Igbabon confirmed the casualty figure in an interview on Channels Television on Monday May 3. Survivors of the attack have reportedly been displaced and are now taking refuge in Aondoana town. Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Sewuese Anene confirmed the attack but said details concerning those who perpetrated the attacks, number of casualties, those wounded and the extend of the damage at the community is still unknown.
Imo: Okigwe Police Station Burnt As Gunmen Kill Five Policemen, Abduct One
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Imo: Okigwe Police Station Burnt As Gunmen Kill Five Policemen, Abduct One

The Okigwe South Area Command of the Nigerian Police in Imo State was on Monday evening razed by yet-to-be identified gun men. This is also as the assailants killed fibe policemen and abducted one before torching the command. The police command, which is located at Orieagu in Ehime Mbano Council Area covers Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo council areas of the state. An eyewitness, who spoke to our correspondent by telephone, said the gun men arrived the police command in a Hummer bus. On sighting the gun men, one of the policemen on duty opened fire on them, they returned fire and eventually overpowered the police men. When the loud reports of gunfire died down, five officers were dead and the remaining policeman who was the first to shoot on sighting the gun men, was ...
Man Burnt to Death in Kwara Accident
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Man Burnt to Death in Kwara Accident

A man was burnt to death in an accident involving four trailers and a petrol tanker in Kwara state. The accident happened at about 9:00 am on Monday, April 26, at Bode Saadu-Jebba expressway, Moro local government area of Kwara State. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Fire Service, Hasan Adekunle confirmed the incident and said the accident was caused by overspeeding by the drivers, resulting in a head-on collision. The impact of the crash led to a fire outbreak and burnt the goods in the trailers. A man was also burnt beyond recognition. Hasan Adekunle said: "Today, April 26, 2021, at about 08:53hrs, Men of the Kwara State Fire Service were summoned to a road accident by one FRSC officer called Azeez Olaolu. The accident occurred along the Bode-Saadu-Jeb...
Boko Haram Attacks Mainok Community in Borno state
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Boko Haram Attacks Mainok Community in Borno state

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday April 25, attacked Mainok community in Borno state. Mainok which is the headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area, is located on the Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway and is 55 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital. Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that houses were set on fire by the insurgents who also broke into shops.  It was also learnt that the insurgents were seen in a convoy of between 15 and 20 vehicles near Mainok town on Sunday afternoon. The Nation reported that because of the attack, the highway was closed for about four hours, causing heavy traffic from both sides of Maiduguri and Damaturu. Many commuters were almost caught breaking their fast in the gridlock before the road was reopened. Some of the drivers who passed t...
Gunmen Who Burnt Uzodinma’s House Killed 2 Security Aides (Graphic Picture)
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Gunmen Who Burnt Uzodinma’s House Killed 2 Security Aides (Graphic Picture)

The gunmen who invaded the governor’s house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Saturday killed two security men on duty before torching it. It was gathered that one of the security men killed was an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. According to a source who pleaded anonymity, cars parked at the compound and part of the building were affected by the fire. According to the source, the security men on duty repelled the gunmen, leading to the death of the two cops. An unconfirmed report say that the gunmen killed two other security men at Oguta-Mgbidi Junction, a road that leads to the governor’s country home. A government house source who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that firefighters were ...
Insurance Didn’t Cover Lagos Buses Burnt During #EndSARS – Sanwo-Olu
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Insurance Didn’t Cover Lagos Buses Burnt During #EndSARS – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says state government cannot file for insurance claims on the mass transit buses burnt during the #EndSARS protests in 2020. He, however, said the government would replace the vehicles. According to him, the premium paid on the vehicles did not cover what eventually happened to them. Several government properties especially buses were burnt during the protests. Sanwo-Olu stated these in an interview on Channels Television which was aired on Sunday and monitored by our correspondent. The governor said, “In fact, we have started the conversation. The interesting thing is that we are working with a local bus manufacturing company and it is going to come with almost the same specification as the ones that were unfortunately de...
Husband Allegedly Burns all his Wife’s Credentials after a Fight
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Husband Allegedly Burns all his Wife’s Credentials after a Fight

  A Twitter user has claimed that her colleague's husband burnt all her credentials after they got into a fight. She tweeted: "My colleague got into a fight with her husband then he took ALL her credentials & burnt it!" When asked which of her credentials was burnt, the Twitter user said, "Original EVERYTHING from primary cert to Nysc. " As expected, Twitter users are already giving their opinion on the matter.
Five Adamawa Men Burnt to Death in Ghastly Motor Accident on their Way to a Friend’s Engagement Ceremony in Kaduna
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Five Adamawa Men Burnt to Death in Ghastly Motor Accident on their Way to a Friend’s Engagement Ceremony in Kaduna

Five men from Adamawa State have been killed in a ghastly car accident on their way to Kaduna State. Details of the targic accident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the men were burnt beyond recognition in the crash which occurred on Saturday, April 11. An aide to the Adamawa State Governor, Miracle Musa, said that the five men were on their way to Kaduna to attend a friend's engagement ceremony. "Five Adamawa boys, all perished, burnt beyond recognition. On their way to Kaduna to convey " kayan tambaya" for their friend's engagement. Three are from Bekaji while the other two were from Karewa GRA." he wrote. Two of the men have been so far identified as Saddam Aje Shinguboi and Mwaniya Japhet Gajere. Meanwhile, the senator representing Adamawa North, Isha...
Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state
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Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state

Two children identified as Suraiya, 7, and Habib, 9, were burnt to death after a mysterious fire gutted a house at Anguwar Dawaki area of Suleja, Niger state. It was gathered the father of the two children, Alhassan Jibirin Yanji, who sustained various degrees of burns in attempt to rescue them, was still receiving treatment at a hospital in Suleja. A resident, Bashir Ibrahim, who spoke to Daily Trust, said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, April 2, at about 3am. He said the two children were sleeping in their room, while their father was sleeping in his bedroom, when he woke up to discover that the entire house was filled with thick smoke. "Strangely, there was no electricity in the entire Dawaki area as of the time the fire incident happened so one w...
Chinese Man Jumps into Furnace and Burns Alive After Losing £6k on Stock Market
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Chinese Man Jumps into Furnace and Burns Alive After Losing £6k on Stock Market

A Chinese factory worker jumped into a super-heated 900C steel furnace and was burnt alive after allegedly losing £6,000 on the stock market. Wang Long, 34, went missing from a night shift at the Chinese steel factory where he worked before surveillance footage revealed the disturbing chain of events leading to his death. A shocking video shows the man looking into the furnace during a smelting operation, before taking off his helmet and jumping into the furnace. His employers, Baogang Group, said it was suspected his death was related to a "large amount of losses" and that he "could not repay his heavy debts." Wang Long had worked for the company, one of China’s major steel producers, for more than a decade. According to colleagues, the "introverted" factory worker, who...
Man Burnt To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad In Darazo, Bauchi (Graphic Photo)
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Man Burnt To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad In Darazo, Bauchi (Graphic Photo)

Irate youths backed by leaders in Sade community in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State have burnt a man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. SaharaReporters learnt that Mai Ruwa was dragged away from his house on Tuesday in the presence of his mother and burnt to death in the middle of the community. Eyewitnesses shared gory pictures of the incident with SaharaReporters which showed the middle-aged man covered with tyres and set on fire. The witnesses stated further that the youths contributed money to buy petrol to set Mai Ruwa ablaze. "The young man was killed by a mob in Sade town for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. He was dragged from his house by a mob and forcibly set ablaze after being tied to an old...
Woman who killed co-wife in Niger state suspected to have burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018
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Woman who killed co-wife in Niger state suspected to have burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018

The 24-year-old woman, Aminu Aliyu, who allegedly killed her husband's new wife is suspected to be the one that burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018. LIB reported that the newlywed, Fatima Aliyu was allegedly beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by Amina in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding. Amina and her three alleged accomplices have since been arrested. Aliyu Abdullahi Dayi, the husband, who spoke to our Daily Trust, said the manner in which Amina killed his new wife suggested that she is responsible for the death of his two daughters who died in a mysterious fire incident in 2018. While narrating what had happened, Dabi said he was not around when the incident happened but someone called him around 3pm on Tuesda...
Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow
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Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered the suspension of a traditional chief, Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, all youth groups and their activities, over the gruesome murder of a widow. LIB reported that Mrs Becky Shaade Aondozungwe Nyihemba, was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Govt Area on March 5, 2021. The widow, a nurse by profession, had a week earlier raised the alarm about threat to her life by unknown persons for reasons she did not mention. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspension of the chief followed the crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen ...
Young Woman Reportedly Burnt to Death by Jealous Co-wife in Niger State Seven Weeks after her Wedding
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Young Woman Reportedly Burnt to Death by Jealous Co-wife in Niger State Seven Weeks after her Wedding

A newlywed woman identified as Fatima from Katsina State was reportedly burnt to death by her husband's first wife in Minna, Niger State. The incident happened on Tuesday, March 23, about seven weeks after the deceased got married to the Niger state indigene. A family source, who spoke to Katsina Post, said the two wives were not living in the same house. According to him, the first wife went to Fatima's house and beat her to pulp. Afterwards, she locked her up inside the room and set it on fire, burning the new bride to death. "They were not living in the same house but the first wife went to her house which is not far and beaten her to death before locking her room up and setting her ablaze”, the family source said. The deceased will be buried according to Islamic ...
Female Child Kidnapper Caught In Ijora Badia, Lagos, Burnt To Ashes
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Female Child Kidnapper Caught In Ijora Badia, Lagos, Burnt To Ashes

This happened in Ijora Badia in the early hours of today, one of the ghetto areas in Lagos State in the early hours of today, a woman who should be around her 40s was caught by the community in society as she was planning her ways to kidnap children in the community. The woman has always been, disguising to be a madwoman begging for things from people, and according to people in the society, it was said that the woman has always been begging around for things from people and it's not her first time. Just last week, there were reports of more than 2 children missing in the area and have not been found, even women who are aggrieved and angry about the way these kidnappers have been frequently operating in the society throw stones hit her with anything they can get their hands on. ...
Mother and her 4 Children Die in Fire Caused by Candlelight in Kwara State
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Mother and her 4 Children Die in Fire Caused by Candlelight in Kwara State

A mother, named Titilayo Adigun, and her four children were burnt to death on Wednesday night, March 17, when a candlelight started a massive fire that burnt their house in Kwara state. The mother and her five children were sleeping at their home at Ifesowapo community, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, with a candle lighting one of the rooms, following days of power outage. The husband and father of the deceased was out to get some things when the incident happened. Sources close to the family said only one out of the five children survived the inferno. The child is now receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin. The landlord of the house, Mr Ibrahim Gana, was the one who rescued the child who survived. He sustained an injury on his hand whi...
Farm Worker Tortured with Hot Charcoal for Stealing 4 Eggs
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Farm Worker Tortured with Hot Charcoal for Stealing 4 Eggs

A Zimbabwean farm worker has been left with injuries after reportedly being tortured with hot charcoal for stealing four guinea fowl eggs. iHarare reported that 34-year-old Personal Paulo's feet was burnt with hot charcoal by one Leon Koza, said to be the brother-in-law of the owner of Plumstead Farm where he worked in. Recounting his ordeal, Paulo said Koza who discovered that he had stolen eggs tied him up to a metal object, assaulted him with a baton stick until his feet were swollen, took some hot charcoal and started to burn his swollen feet while telling him to inform others that stealing is bad. The farmworker revealed that he was attacked on February 6 and only sought medical attention on the 26th as Koza threatened him with arrest and dismissal from the farm if he rep...
Benue Widow allegedly Shot and Burnt Alive at Home by Thugs
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Benue Widow allegedly Shot and Burnt Alive at Home by Thugs

A widow identified as Mrs Aondozungwe, was reportedly burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh, who confirmed the incident on Monday March 8, alleged the deceased, a nurse with Buruku LGA, was said to have been killed few days ago by thugs loyal to a powerful retired army general. He called on the Benue State Government and State Commissioner of Police to fish out the perpetrators. Read Ukan Kurugh's report below; THE PEOPLE OF MBAGEN IN BURUKU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE ARE LIVING IN FEAR The death of Mrs Aondozungwe is one that might not see or get justice at the end if the Governor Dr. Samuel Ortom does not wade into it because too many powerful actors have been m...
Mob Sets Young Man Ablaze in Benue for Allegedly Stealing N2000
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Mob Sets Young Man Ablaze in Benue for Allegedly Stealing N2000

A young man was burnt to death by angry mob for allegedly stealing N2000 at a popular market in Benue. The incident happened on Monday, March 1, at Ihugh market in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State. According to reports on Facebook, the young man allegedly stole money from a market woman while another witness said he stole some wrappers belonging to the woman.
Man Beaten Mercilessly by Angry Youths in Abia community after he was Allegedly Caught Selling a Deadly Poison in the Market
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Man Beaten Mercilessly by Angry Youths in Abia community after he was Allegedly Caught Selling a Deadly Poison in the Market

Angry youths of Igbere community in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday morning, February 18, beat up a man who was allegedly caught selling a deadly poison popularly known as “Otu-Ere” It was gathered that after he was beaten, the youths burnt his bicycle and other medicines he was selling and sent him out of the community with a warning to never return. An eyewitness who shared photos of the man on Facebook, wrote: "This man was caught selling poison (Ótu-ere) N20 in IGBERE market this Morning. The angry Igbere youths after beating him mercilessly, burned his bicycle & other medicine he was selling, sent him out of IGBERE & asked him never to come back or be killed if he ever steps foot in IGBERE land. It was gathered that the man is from Alayi on...
Wikki Tourists FC Bus Burnt In Accident
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Wikki Tourists FC Bus Burnt In Accident

Wikki Tourists fc involved in an accident, team bus burnt to ashes along Kibo road on our way to Uyo for match day 11 of the #npfl.2021 against. Dakkada fc. No life was lost, thanks be to God. Wtfc Media 18/2/2021
Driver Burnt to Death in Ogun Diesel Tanker Explosion
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Driver Burnt to Death in Ogun Diesel Tanker Explosion

The driver of a diesel laden tanker has been reportedly burnt to death following an explosion which occurred at Atoyo, outbound Ijebu Ode along Ijebu Ode Ogbere expressway in Ogun State on Friday February 12. Spokesperson of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement,  Babatunde Akinbiyi told Channels Television  that the accident occurred at 10:45 am and was caused by reckless driving by the driver of the tanker who was alone in the truck.   Akinbiyi said;   “The driver of the Diesel laden tanker was driving recklessly when it suddenly lost control and fell on its side with its content spilling on the road before it exploded. “The driver, according to eyewitness account was the only occupant in the vehicle when the unfortunate incident happened and was...
Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt
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Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt

Five youths who were keeping vigil in the Labiran area of Ibadan were shot dead during a clash between the operatives of the Oyo State Security network, codenamed Amotekun, and hoodlums on Friday evening. Labiran has been troubled by some hoodlums in the last few days, necessitating youths to keep vigil to avert robbery. On Thursday night, over 200 houses were razed while hoodlums killed a young man in the area. One of the youths in the area, who simply identified himself as Wale, said following the burning and looting of properties in the area, elders in the community invited youth to stay awake to avert a recurrence. "It is true; they killed four of our friends. Their families have taken them for burial this morning. Our fathers invited us to keep vigil. When we heard tha...
Church Pavilion In Southern Kaduna Burnt By Hoodlums
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Church Pavilion In Southern Kaduna Burnt By Hoodlums

Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has urged for diligent investigation into the burning of pavilion in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state Malam El-Rufai condemned the burning of the pavilion arranged for a church conference near a local monarch’s palace. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said on Friday that the Government of Kaduna state received security report detailing the incident, which stated that a pavilion erected by the leadership of the ECWA Church ahead of its conference was set ablaze by unknown persons at a location near the Palace of the Agwatyap. “The Governor who frowned at the incident, directed security agencies to carry out diligent investigation towards identifying and punishing the culpri...
200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR
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200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR

No fewer than 200 houses in the Labiran area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, were razed in a midnight attack on Friday. SaharaReporters learnt that many residents have fled the area following the attack. An eyewitness told SaharaReporters that the attack, which started around 11pm on Thursday night, lasted for over three hours. Affected prominent family houses are Mogaji Akinsola's house, Oniroko Family house, Afunlayin Family house, Aderogba and Beyeruka family house. The family head of Akinsola house, Mogaji Wale Oladoja, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on the phone, threatened to avenge the attack on his family house if the government refused to act on time. He said over 250 hoodlums invaded the area around 11pm on Thursday and set ablaze all the famil...
Fulani Herdsmen Shot Farmers In Oyo, Burnt Cashew Farm
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Fulani Herdsmen Shot Farmers In Oyo, Burnt Cashew Farm

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have burnt about ten acres of cashew farm, near Wakili Fulani village, Kajola Ayete, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State. SaharaReporters learnt that the farm, belonging to a 90-year-old Yoruba man, Chief Oyewole, was burnt because the nonagenarian was one of those who had complained about the criminal activities of Fulani herdsmen in his village. Our correspondent gathered that seven youths on Wednesday went to the Fulani settlement to inform Wakili, the Fulani leader in the area, about some criminal activities his children were doing and invite him to the palace of a traditional leader in the town. Our source however said that on getting to the village, Wakili and his men shot four farmers and quickly went to burn the farm close to...
We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide
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We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide

Salami Oladapo, media aide to Yoruba Freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that they know the identities of the people who burnt Igboho's house on Tuesday. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that one of the houses of Sunday Igboho was set ablaze in Ibadan, Oyo State. Speaking with SaharaReporters on the phone, Oladapo said: "We know the perpetrators but we won’t disclose yet. If they were strong enough, they should have come to his new house but they dare not. We are looking at the trend of things before we say anything. "No one was injured. We are not going to do anything, we leave it to God. No cause for alarm, we are calm now so we can adequately plan our next move." Earlier on Tuesday, after the arson attack on his house, Igboho s...
70 Shops Burnt In Alade Market Fire In Lagos
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70 Shops Burnt In Alade Market Fire In Lagos

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has salvaged 101 shops while 70 others were severely damaged in a fire outbreak involving 171 lock-up shops at Alade Market, Market Street, Somolu, Lagos. The Ag. Head of the Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen about the occurrence, explaining that the agency received a distress call at 0055hrs from Alade Market, Market Street, Shomolu, Lagos, about burning shops. Mrs. Adeseye recalled that Ilupeju and Bolade Fire Stations were swiftly alerted to visit the location and firemen doused the raging fire. According to her, on arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the average land area of 1,944 square metres, accommodating 171 shops of varying sizes, already had 70 of the shops engulfed by fire. ...
Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara
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Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara

Armed bandits have reportedly killed 37 persons in a village in Zamfara state.   According to a tweet by Kano based lawyer, Bulma Bukarti, the BBC reported that the survivors of the attack said the bandits operated for 8 hours, slaughtering their victims.   His tweet reads ''BBC Hausa reports that on Monday bandits killed 37 people in a Zamfara village. Survivors said they operated from 5am-1pm slaughtering their victims. They then looted shops & torched the village. On Tuesday, they went back & looted four neighbouring villages and burnt them down.''
Miyetti Allah: 20 Of Our Members Killed & Burnt In Niger State By Vigilante
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Miyetti Allah: 20 Of Our Members Killed & Burnt In Niger State By Vigilante

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,(MACBAN) has raised alarm over the gruesome killings of their members by members of Vigilante in Mashegu local government area of Niger state. Deputy National President of the Miyetti Allah Association, Alhaji Usaini Yusuf Bosso stated who raised the alarm while speaking with Journalists in Minna, Niger State yesterday said in the past few months, twenty of his members were not only killed but were also burnt beyond recognition within the local government alone. According to him, “twenty of our members have been killed by members of the Vigilante in Mashegu local government area and in most cases, their corpses were burnt beyond recognition by the suspected vigilante members. Besides the killing, a victim of the dastardl...
Mother And Her Two Children Burnt To Death In Bauchi House Fire
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Mother And Her Two Children Burnt To Death In Bauchi House Fire

A mother and her two children were burnt to death in a fire outbreak that occurred in Riban Garmu village, Dewu Ward in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State Four other persons sustained injuries in the inferno that completely razed the four-bedroom house apartment and are currently receiving treatment at Kirfi General Hospital. It was gathered that the fire was caused by a spark from the electricity connection in the apartment while the family was asleep. According to an eyewitness, the mother and her children were screaming and crying for help but all efforts to force the door of the apartment open in order to rescue them failed. The member representing Kirfi Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulkadir Umar Dewu, paid a sympathy visit to the family of...
17 Travellers Burnt To Death In Nasarawa Road Accident
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17 Travellers Burnt To Death In Nasarawa Road Accident

No fewer than 17 persons were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The tragic accident involving a commercial and private vehicle occured on Saturday night along the Highway between Akwanga and Gudi community. The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), in a statement Sunday, disclosed that the travellers were blazed beyond recognition. Ebere Onyegbaduo, FRSC Unit Commander in Akwanga noted that the commission was unable to rescue the situation despite receiving a distress call about the tragic accident, Daily Trust reported. “We received a distress call of a ghastly accident by 7 pm around “Ahead Town” between Akwanga and Gudi Towns.” “We rushed to the scene and found a Commercial VW Sharon Bus and a Private Toyot...
Man, Wife & Their 4 Children Burnt To Death In A Fatal Accident (Photos)
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Man, Wife & Their 4 Children Burnt To Death In A Fatal Accident (Photos)

A Nigerian man, his wife, and children were burnt to death in a fatal accident along the Nasarawa - Abuja expressway on Saturday, January 9. The deceased Nigerian man identified as Prince Nuhu Hamman'Gabdo is said to be a staff of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) in Abuja and held the traditional title of Galadima of Gashaka Chiefdom. According to reports, Hamman'Gabdo and his family were returning to Abuja after a visit to his country home in Gashaka LGA and the Mambilla plateau that encompasses Sardauna LGA of Taraba state. Eyes witnesses say his car collided with a Siena vehicle coming in the opposite direction, leading to a huge inferno that engulfed both cars killing all the occupants. His friends and close associates have taken to social media to express their gr...
Police Station Burnt As Warders, Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan
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Police Station Burnt As Warders, Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan

There was pandemonium at the Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, following a clash between some motorcyclists and warders at the Agodi Correctional Centre. The clash led to the burning of the Idi Ogungun Police Outstation by some angry youths, while another police station opposite the centre was reportedly damaged. Our correspondent gathered that a motorcyclist was shot by one of the warders, but some eyewitnesses claimed that the teargas canister, which the warder held, exploded and injured the motorcyclist in the face. Some of the traders, who have shops in the area, told our correspondent that the victim was shot by the prison officials following his refusal to pay a bribe of N50. One of the traders, Dauda Abegunrin, told our correspondent that prison warde...
EndSARS: Banks To Rebuild Burnt Police Stations
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EndSARS: Banks To Rebuild Burnt Police Stations

Nigerian lenders will rebuild new fewer than 44 police stations burnt across the country by hoodlums during the #End- SARS crisis that rocked the nation a few weeks ago, New Telegraph learnt yesterday. An authoritative source said that although like most businesses, the banking industry is still reeling from the massive losses it suffered during the crisis, as many branches and hundreds of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) were vandalised and looted, the lenders have taken the decision to rebuild some of the burnt police stations as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This newspaper also gathered that apart from the plan to rebuild torched police stations, the lenders, under the aegis of the Bankers’ Committee, will soon launch a fresh Youth Empowerment Fund as pa...
El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says He Nearly Shed Tears Seeing Burnt Sites
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El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says He Nearly Shed Tears Seeing Burnt Sites

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, visited his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to sympathise with him over the recent loss of lives and properties in Nigeria’s economic capital. Rampaging hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to wreak havoc in Lagos last month. El-Rufai said Sanwo-Olu did all that needed to be done to prevent the demonstrations from degenerating to violence but those who thrive in violence infiltrated the protests to achieve their agenda. According to a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the Kaduna State governor said he nearly shed tears seeing photos of burnt and looted sites in Lagos. The statement was titled, ‘El-Rufai: Youths Who Destroyed Public Assets In Lagos ...
MC Oluomo Inspects Burnt Police Station In Oshodi
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MC Oluomo Inspects Burnt Police Station In Oshodi

Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo on Wednesday visited the burnt Makinde Police station in Oshodi. The station was among the 16 burnt police stations in the state in the wake of the violent protests that erupted last week in the state. MC Oluomo was accused of sponsoring attacks on #EndSARS protesters in Alausa. He was accused alongside the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. He, however, denied sponsoring the attack against protesters. He also denied collecting any money from anyone to sponsor thugs to the protests. A day after the attack on the protesters, MC Oluwo sent water and drinks to the protesters in order to redeemed his image. The drinks wer...
#EndSARS: 17 Police Stations Burnt In Lagos – Police Spokesperson
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#EndSARS: 17 Police Stations Burnt In Lagos – Police Spokesperson

The police in Lagos, on Friday, warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects. The police spokesperson in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “The implication of this is that money that has been set aside to do other projects and develop certain areas will have to be channeled into repairing these damaged stations.” He said that over 17 police formations across the state have been totally or partially razed by fire, set on them by thugs who infiltrated the #EndSARS protesters. “Also, it will make our work harder now because we will have to enhance our patrols in order to cover more gr...
Police Officer Beheaded And Burnt In Anambra By Hoodlums (Graphic Pix)
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Police Officer Beheaded And Burnt In Anambra By Hoodlums (Graphic Pix)

A police officer was on Thursday beheaded and burnt by hoodlums during an attack on police stations in Nnewi, Anambra state. Haruna Mohammed, the state police spokesperson, in a statement, said three other police officers also sustained varying degrees of injuries. He said the victims were taken hospital for medical attention and that they are responding to treatment. He said five persons were also attacked in Onitsha and were taken to hospital for medical attention where three have been confirmed dead and the other two being treated. Mohammed said the hoodlums attacked and vandalised police stations and government properties. Mohammed listed other police formations attacked to include Nnewi area command,3-3 division, Ogbunike/ Isiuwulu, and Nnobi divisions as well as Peop...
Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob in spite of a curfew (videos)
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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob in spite of a curfew (videos)

There are reports of the Aba Town Hall being set on fire by an angry mob in spite of the curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday October 20.   Some of those at the scene were heard shouting "it is happening, enough is enough" as the Town Hall burnt. Watch the video below;   View this post on Instagram   Aba Town Hall has been set on fire by a mob. Some of those present at the scene were heard saying “it is happening, enough is enough”. . . This is coming amid a curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:30am PDT
Nursing Mother and her Three Children Burnt to Death in Niger State
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Nursing Mother and her Three Children Burnt to Death in Niger State

A woman and her three children, including a one-month-old baby, were burnt to death inside their apartment in the Nkangbe area of Minna, the Niger state capital today June 10. According to reports, the woman lived with her hubby and his other wife, Fati, inside the building. In the night, an intense fire engulfed the building, burning her and her children to death while the second wife and her two children suffered serious burns. A neighbor who spoke on the incident, said the husband of both women usually stayed in Abuja where he worked and returned home most weekends. The neighbor said at about 11pm, the women cried for help after they noticed the intense fire in their home. The men of the fire service responded to the distress call made to them but were seriously hindered by th...
Nine Killed in Kaduna Village in Fresh Attack
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Nine Killed in Kaduna Village in Fresh Attack

A fresh attack by bandits in Avong Doka village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, has left 9 people dead. Though the police is yet to comment on the attack, the Chairman of Kajuru local government area Cafra Caino told Channels television that the gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of today and started shooting sporadically, forcing residents to scamper for safety. While 9 people died from the attack, many others sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment. Caino said the prompt arrival of soldiers stopped the casulty figure from increasing, as the bandits ran into the bush. Soldiers have now been stationed in the village to avert any further attack. This is coming barely a week after gunmen burnt down several houses at a R...
Mad Man Burnt to Death for Killing 5 Kids of Same Parents in Ogun
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Mad Man Burnt to Death for Killing 5 Kids of Same Parents in Ogun

A mad man identified as Oladele Adeolalunatic has been lynched and burnt to death at Asa Village in Ojaodan, Ogun state for killing 5 children of same parents. The 35-year-old mentally deranged man was lynched on Saturday morning for killing the children identified as five-year-old Bolu, Johnson, Tosin, Joel and Sesan aged two, belonging to Olaegbe Adeola, The Nation reports. It was gathered that Adeola used a cutlass to matchet the kids. The incident occurred around 9:30am at Asa Village in Ojaodan, a Lagos border community. Trouble started in the spot where the kids were playing, when the madman suddenly appeared, got hold of a cutlass and started matcheting them. By the time villagers knew what was happening, the kids were lying lifeless on the ground. It was gathered th...
Woman Allegedly Batters her Fiance’s Young Son with log of Wood in Anambra
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Woman Allegedly Batters her Fiance’s Young Son with log of Wood in Anambra

A young boy was left with rectal bleeding after he was allegedly battered by his father's wife-to-be with a log of wood in Anambra. According to Uzoamaka Nwokolo who shared the story on Facebook, after battering the boy, the prospective stepmother dipped his hand in hot water, put pepper on the burnt hand and then locked him up in a room. It was gathered that neighbours rescued the boy and rushed him to the hospital. "# NOTOCHILDABUSE # STOPTHEHATE # CHOSELOVE So a random lady walked into the hospital ward and burst into tears at the sight of what another lady did to a child....now that is a heart that cares. Children are such a precious gift... It's certain that It's not everyone that appreciates good things little wonder after God said love your neighbour as you lov...
“Inspiration to Write Erotic Novels Comes from the Devil” – Born Again Lady Burns her Novels
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“Inspiration to Write Erotic Novels Comes from the Devil” – Born Again Lady Burns her Novels

A born again Nigerian woman revealed she burnt all her novels after because inspiration to write the erotic novels came from the devil. In a post shared on social media, Mugechi Monika who recently became a born again said, “The inspiration to write erotic novels comes from the devil” this realized after she found out she became lazy to read the Bible and found it “boring”. She wrote; Before getting born again I was bound in worldliness trapped in youthful lusts. All praise to the Lamb for He found me and saved me from the stench of sin and from that lake of fire and brimstone. One way in which I used to “escape from reality” was to read novels. In fact I had already began to write my own novel as my dream was to be like Chimmanda Ngozi or Margaret Ogola who were winners of...
Okada Riders Burn FRSC Office in Minna
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Okada Riders Burn FRSC Office in Minna

A group of commercial motorcycle, Okada riders, in Minna, Niger state on Friday razed down the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC office over the alleged death of one their members. According to a report by The Punch, the death of the rider was alleged to have been caused by the FRSC officials. It was learnt that the late motorcyclist rode against traffic along the GRA in the state and in a bid to arrest him, the FRSC officials on patrol opened their vehicle door to block his motorcycle. Eyewitnesses said the rider crashed the motorcycle in the process and hit his head on the pavement, leading to a serious injury. He was said to have been rushed to a hospital where he died. Eyewitnesses claimed that the accident resulted in the death of two people; the rider and hi...
24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State
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24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State

About 24 people have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto accident at Gwamfai village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Media aide to the Jigawa State Governor, Auwal Sankara, who confirmed the incident, said it happened while Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar was on his way to Gumel. He explained that the accident happened when the driver of an 18-seater Toyota bus from Jahun heading to Shuwari market in Kiyawa Local Government Area lost control and rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side. An eyewitness reported that the driver lost control, rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side and vehicle went up in flames and all the occupants burnt to death. Sankara added that the Governor, who met the accident on his way to Gu...
Lobi Stars FC players injured as their bus goes up in flame
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Lobi Stars FC players injured as their bus goes up in flame

Several Lobi Stars Football Club players were injured when their bus was gutted by fire last night before Adaka Village on Naka Road, few kilometers away to Makurdi, on their way back from Ilorin Kwara State where the Club achieved a 1-0 victory from Kwara United in an NPFL 2019/2020 Match Day 22.     It was gathered that the incident occurred as a result of an auto electrical fault that sparked up the fire.   Though no life was lost, several players sustained varying degrees of injuries while trying to escape from the burning bus. There was colossal losses in property as all the contents of the vehicle were burnt.     A statement issued by the club's spokesman, Austin Tyowua said that the injured players are receiving medical attent...
Two alleged Yahoo boys, Native doctor, Kidnapper Burnt Alive in Edo State for allegedly Killing 17-year-old Girl
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Two alleged Yahoo boys, Native doctor, Kidnapper Burnt Alive in Edo State for allegedly Killing 17-year-old Girl

Four persons linked to the death of 17-year-old Ohiole Glory who was a student of Azama College in Otuo community of Owan East local government area in Edo State, were burnt alive yesterday February 24. Two victims of the mob action were accused of being yahoo boys. The third victim is said to be a native doctor from Kogi State while the fourth is an alleged notorious kidnapper and armed robber known as Lukman. Though some online sources claimed Ohiole lived in same compound with two of the suspects at Ikhueran Quarters Iyeu Otuo, others alleged that she was lured to their room where her vital organs were harvested.   One of the suspects popularly known as No Fuck Up was nabbed after an investigation was carried out. He was reportedly dragged to Otuo Divisional...
Two Women Burnt In Horrific Anambra Kerosene Explosion
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Two Women Burnt In Horrific Anambra Kerosene Explosion

According to a report by The Nation, two women were feared burnt in a kerosene explosion at their various houses in Igboukwu, Aguata local government area of Anambra State. The incident reportedly occurred when the victims poured the kerosene bought from the market but suspected to be adulterated inside their lanterns. The Nation gathered that the explosion affected parts of their houses. The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been arrested. He said, “There was a report at Igboukwu Division that between 12th and 13th February 2020, one Roseline Onwuka ‘f’ of Ozala village Isuofia and Ebere Ibejiekwe ‘f’ of Isiaku village Isuofia bought kerosene suspected to be adulterated from one Chidiebere Umeobi, a kerosene seller at Nk...

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