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5 Farmers Killed as Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Invade Benue community
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5 Farmers Killed as Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Invade Benue community

Five farmers have been killed in attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Zongo-Akiki community, Mbalagh council ward, in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue state. It was gathered that the assailants invaded the community in the early hours of Thursday, June 10 and slaughtered the victims. The Chairman of Makurdi Local Government, Anthony Dyegeh, who confirmed the incident said that youths were still searching for the missing persons. "The Fulanis laid ambush on some villagers who were going to the farm this morning, knowing fully well that many of the villagers would be going to farm after the downpour. They hid in the bush and allowed many of them to go and then run after them, macheted them. As I am talking to you now, we have been able to recover five corpses and the you...
General Overseer of Redemption Ministries, Rev. Stephen Akinola is dead
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General Overseer of Redemption Ministries, Rev. Stephen Akinola is dead

Popular cleric and General Overseer Of Redemption Ministries, Worldwide, Reverend Stephen Akinola is dead. According to BBC Pidgin, the Port Harcourt-based Pastor died in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. Akinola was said to have undergone a kidney transplant months back though the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed. It was gathered that members of his congregation rushed to the church which has its headquarters in Port Harcourt to mourn the famous cleric when the news broke. Former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria as well as former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Apostle Eugene Ogu confirmed Akinola’s demise on Sunday. “Yes, it is a very sad day for the Christian community. W...
17 young Kano men die in fatal motor accident while returning from friend’s wedding in Kaduna (photos)
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17 young Kano men die in fatal motor accident while returning from friend’s wedding in Kaduna (photos)

Seventeen young men from Kano State have perished in a fatal motor accident along Zaria-Kano highway. It was gathered that the accident occurred on Saturday evening, June 5, when they were returning to Kano after attending the wedding of their friend in Zaria, Kaduna state. The victims were travelling in a Kano Line bus and a RAV 4 car when the fatal accident occured. Some of them are said to be siblings. Sadiq Abdullahi, a friend to one of the deceased, Umar Abba-Sheriff, who confirmed the incident said Sheriff died on the spot along with 11 of the victims while the remaining six passed away in a hospital. Abdullahi said eight of them were from Sani Mainagge area of Gwale Local Government area of the state. The remains of 7 of the victims were laid to rest aro...
Soldier allegedly Stabs DSS Operative to Death in Ekiti
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Soldier allegedly Stabs DSS Operative to Death in Ekiti

Three soldiers have been accused of being involved in the death of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) Seye Olubodun, in a hotel in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. It was gathered that the soldiers invaded Hossana hotel at about 7.30 pm on Friday, June 4, during which one of them allegedly stabbed the DSS operative to death. According to eyewitness report, argument ensued between the soldiers and the DSS operative after they arrested a young man suspected to be an internet fraudster inside the hostel. The deceased was said to be trying to intervene over moves by the soldiers to arrest the suspect when one of the soldiers got angry and allegedly stabbed him to death. “It was at about 7.30pm that the incident happened at a hotel along NTA Road in Ad...
Unknown Gunmen Kill Policewoman, two Others in Imo
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Unknown Gunmen Kill Policewoman, two Others in Imo

Unknown gunmen have killed a policewoman and two other yet-to-be identified residents at Orji area of Owerri, the Imo State capital. The gunmen numbering about seven invaded the area on Thursday, June 3, at about 05:30pm, moving around shooting sporadically. It was gathered that they started their operation from Orji axis, headed to Spibat area and visited other areas from where three persons were killed, including the female police officer and two men. According to an eye witness, the gunmen who wore black emerged from Amakohia axis on two vehicles, a bus and Hilux, walking the road with utmost confidence. SunNews said that the slain policewoman was abducted the day the gunmen attacked Orji police station. They were said to have returned with the officer during their oper...
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill pregnant woman in Nasarawa
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill pregnant woman in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed a pregnant woman identified as Theresa Tartsegha in an attack on Abebe village, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. It was gathered that the incident happened on Saturday, May 29, when the assailants stormed the village with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically. The President, Tiv Development Association, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said that the attacks and killing of Tiv people of Nasarawa State in the last two months was targeted at chasing them out of the state.
Gunmen Assassinate Popular Businessman in Ibadan
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Gunmen Assassinate Popular Businessman in Ibadan

A 51-year-old popular businessman, Maduabuchi Owuamanam, has been murdered by unknown gunmen in Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that Owuamanam, the CEO of Blessed Maduabuchi Nigeria Limited, was shot and stabbed to death by the assailants while driving in his bus along Mokola-Sango Road in Ibadan around 8pm on Saturday, May 29. According to eyewitness, after shooting Owuamanam, the assailants stabbed him multiple times with a knife on the left side of his chest to make sure he did not survive. A passerby, who saw the victim in a pool of blood was said to have alerted his workers. He was rushed to a hospital where he was later confirmed dead. It was further gathered that a woman was in the bus with the victim when the attack happened but her whereabouts is unknown. Spo...
Angry Mob Beats Suspected  Robber to Death in Bayelsa
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Angry Mob Beats Suspected Robber to Death in Bayelsa

An angry mob have beaten a suspected armed robber to death in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital. It was gathered that a three-man gang allegedly attacked a Point of Sale operator along Erepa Road on Wednesday May 26, and made away with undisclosed sum of money. According to an eyewitness, the suspected robbers were trying to escape with the stolen money but ran out of luck when they had an accident with the tricycle used for the operation. After the accident which occured near the Isaac Boro Express Way axis at Custom road, Biogbolo, the said robbers fired gunshots to scare away the mob, who, however, overpowered them. One of the robbers managed to escape while the mob beat one to death before the police arrived the scene and rescued the third one. The angry mob also burnt ...
Angry Mob Sets two Suspected Bandits Ablaze in Niger state
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Angry Mob Sets two Suspected Bandits Ablaze in Niger state

Two suspected kidnappers were burnt alive by an angry mob in Madalla area of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State. It was gathered that the incident happened about 10 am on Monday, May 24, few hours after about 15 persons were kidnapped at Gauraka in Tafa Local Government Area of the state. According to eyewitnesses, the suspected bandits were about to escape when the people in the area rounded them up and set them on fire with petrol and used tyres. It could not be confirmed if there was any link between the Gauraka kidnap incident and the burnt suspected kidnappers.
Pastor Arrested for allegedly Raping his Friend’s 10-year-old Daughter in Delta
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Pastor Arrested for allegedly Raping his Friend’s 10-year-old Daughter in Delta

A 49-year-old pastor with the Deeper Life Bible Church, Jonah Agbenor, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Delta state. It was gathered that the incident happened at Ekrokpe community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state. Human Rights activist, Israel Joe, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 25, said the suspect is currently being detained at Otu-Jeremi Police Station. He further disclosed that the incident has left members of the community in shock as the accused happens to be a close friend to the father of the victim. Israel Joe wrote; "A 49 Years Old Deeper life Pastor Jonah Agbenor have allegedly defiled a 10 years old girl repeatedly. We have been on his trail since Thursday last week and he was finally arrested and he is curren...
Bandits kill Emir of Kontagora’s son, others
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Bandits kill Emir of Kontagora’s son, others

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Kontagora, headquarters of Kontagora Local Government Council in Niger State and killed Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the son of the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska. It was gathered that the gunmen on Thursday afternoon, May 20, invaded a farm belonging to the Emir at Masuge Village, along Kontagora-Rijau road and opened fire, killing the Sardauna of Kontagora, his driver and some of his staff. According to a source who spoke to Vanguard, the 42-year-old prince and his staff were working on the farm when the bandits who were moving from village to village terrorising and forcefully dispossessing the victims of their property spotted them and immediately opened fire. The emir’s son was reportedly rushed to the Kontagora...
17-year-old boy killed in industrial accident on first day at work in Lagos
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17-year-old boy killed in industrial accident on first day at work in Lagos

A 17-year-old boy identified as Babatunde Abdulrahmon has died after he was injured on the day he resumed work at a manufacturing company in Satellite Town, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the teenager sustained severe injuries on his body after he was sucked into a mixing machine. According to PUNCH , Abdulrahmon had on Wednesday, May 12, gone to Mingyi Trading Company Limited in search of work. He was introduced to the manager, Uchenna Umeanna, who immediately put him under a supervisor. The supervisor, Abdulrahmon and other members of staff were busy in the factory when a power outage suddenly occurred.  In a bid to continue production, a worker in the company was said to have quickly switched on the generator, and as the mixing machi...
Liverpool Leapfrog Leicester With vital Burnley Win
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Liverpool Leapfrog Leicester With vital Burnley Win

Liverpool's late surge for Champions League football gathered more pace as they leapfrogged Leicester into fourth place with a hard-fought 3-0 victory at Burnley. Roberto Firmino's sixth away goal of the season gave the visitors the lead at the end of a pulsating opening half at Turf Moor, which hosted fans for the first time in more than 14 months. Nat Phillips' first Liverpool goal and substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first of the season sealed a vital fourth successive league win for Jurgen Klopp's side, which leaves a top-four finish in their hands. Burnley more than played their part in an entertaining contest, but had nothing to show for their efforts as they succumbed to a 10th home league game without a win, with Phillips brilliantly clearing James Tarkowski's head...
Nigerian Woman and her 16-year-old Daughter allegedly Murdered by Male Flatmate after Botched Rape Attempt
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Nigerian Woman and her 16-year-old Daughter allegedly Murdered by Male Flatmate after Botched Rape Attempt

A Nigerian woman Nkechinyere Nnaama,49, and her 16-year-old daughter Ifunanya, were allegedly murdered in a suspected botched rape attempt on March 30th, 2021 According to Facebook user, Amaka Okeagu, the mother came back home from school and found the young man she shared her flat with, attempting to rape her daughter. When the Nkechi raised an alarm, the suspect grabbed a hammer and hit her on the head before turning to Ifunanya. He ran away after the incident. It was gathered that the suspect was later arrested and allegedly confessed to the crime. Nkechinyere died on the way to the hospital while her daughter passed away a day later, March 31. Mother and daughter will be laid to rest on Friday, June 4, 2021, in their hometown, Umuonaga village Awka South Local Govern...
Man Shot as Gunmen Abduct Hotelier in Delta
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Man Shot as Gunmen Abduct Hotelier in Delta

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a hotel owner, Desmond Omamofe, in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the incident occurred about 8 pm Sunday, May 16, at the hotel’s premises along Omiemiedi Road. The Nations reported that an unidentified man was shot while trying to stop the gunmen from whisking the hotelier away. "They (kidnappers) were reported to have made away with their target in a vehicle, while the gunshot victim was later rushed to a hospital." a source said. Reports claim that the victim was in one of the hotel’s rooms upstairs when the gunmen broke in shooting sporadically.
Gunmen attack traditional ruler’s palace in Benue
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Gunmen attack traditional ruler’s palace in Benue

Unknown gunmen have vandalised the palace of the kindred head of Jor Fada, Zaki Terhile Atser at Gboko East in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that five hooded gunmen broke into the palace located at No 36 Jooji Kyado in Gboko East about 2:00am on Saturday, May 15, destroyed vehicles and other properties worth millions of naira. The hoodlums armed with weapons which included, guns, axes and machetes went in search of the traditional ruler who had travelled for his relative’s burial. According to the witnesses, when the intruders couldn’t find their prime target at home, they began to destroy whatever was in sight at the palace as they vandalised cars, motorcycles, home appliances windows and doors of the building while they fired gunshots to sca...
Newborn  found abandoned at Kwara local government secretariat
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Newborn found abandoned at Kwara local government secretariat

The Chairman of Ilorin East Local Government Area in Kwara, Hajia Ramat Seriki, has said she will adopt an abandoned newborn baby girl if nobody comes forward to claim her in three months. It was gathered that the infant was discovered by residents of Okeoyi and staff of the council at entrance to the secretariat on May 11, 2021. The baby is currently at a motherless babies home under the Ministry of Women affairs and Social Development. In an interview with NAN in llorin on Saturday, May 15, Seriki described the action of the unidentified mother of the abandoned baby as callous and unacceptable. She said all effort to identify the mother of the baby proved abortive, stating that the baby has been delivered to the Motherless babies home at NNPC Pipeline Road in llorin. ...
Young woman missing for one week after she left home to visit her boyfriend in Warri
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Young woman missing for one week after she left home to visit her boyfriend in Warri

Family and friends are seeking the public's help in locating a 22-year-old woman who went missing since she travelled to Warri, Delta State. It was gathered that Katherine Isaiah also known as Fegor, left Oleh in lsoko South L.G.A of Delta State, where she resides, to Warri on Thursday, May 6, to visit her boyfriend identified simply as Klever. Katherine, who works with KEDI Healthcare as a distributor and also sells clothes online, has not been seen or heard from since then. However, her mother was informed by a Good samaritan that a mentally unstable young woman who resembles Katherine was recently spotted wandering naked in a private school in Warri. According to the Good samaritan, the young woman was given clothes and transportation fare to go back home. Anyone ...
Suspected Cultists Kill Young Man in Delta
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Suspected Cultists Kill Young Man in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed a young man in Otefe-Oghara, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the deceased simply identified as Tony, was shot dead by the assailants along Ibori Road between the hours of 8pm- 10pm on Thursday, May 13. Facebook user, comrade Obodo, who shared a photo of the deceased, urged those who have graduated from schools in the community to go back to their various hometowns. "A little advice to those of us who have graduated from school. Go back to your home town, staying in otefe will not solve issue. Look at a gentle guy, whom graduated from this school, look at where he ended his life. Please let's be careful"
Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen
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Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen

A police divisional headquarters in Abia State, was on Sunday May 9 attacked by unknown gunmen. The attack on the police facility located at Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am. No life was lost in the attack, but it was however gathered that one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment. Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack and also disclosed that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators. He said; “Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public." Ogbonna further ...
Truck Falls and Spills Bullets Onto the Streets of Onitsha
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Truck Falls and Spills Bullets Onto the Streets of Onitsha

A truck carrying live bullets fell down in Onitsha, Anambra State, and spilled it's contents onto the streets. The incident, it was gathered, occurred along Awka Road in the early hours of Sunday, May 9, causing panic and fear among residents. It was not clear where the truck came from, but it was said to be moving the live bullets out of Onitsha to a yet to be ascertained location. The driver of the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911, and his conductor sustained minor injuries after the truck lost control, skidded off the road and fell into a gutter, with its content spilling in the process. According to Sun News, thw driver and his conductor tried to evacuate and conceal the content of the truck, but could not do much before daybreak when some police operatives arrived the sc...
Body of Kano Varsity Student Found Dumped at Sand Excavation site 5 Days after he was Declared Missing
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Body of Kano Varsity Student Found Dumped at Sand Excavation site 5 Days after he was Declared Missing

A 300 level student of the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, Ahmad Abubakar Idris, has been found dead five days after he was reported missing. It was gathered that the 22-year-old student of the Department of Physics went missing last Saturday, May 1, 2021, when he left the campus with two colleagues to a market in Kano (Farm Centre) to buy a mobile phone. His corpse was discovered at a sand excavation site in Mariri at the outskirts of Kano after police arrested one of the colleagues who was with him before he went missing. The father of the deceased, Abubakar Idris, who spoke to Daily Trust, said his son’s colleagues were suspected to have killed him because of the money in his possession. Mr Idris said he had sent some money to the Ahmad to purcha...
Mbaka is not in our Custody – DSS
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Mbaka is not in our Custody – DSS

The Department of State Services has said the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka is not in its custody. This is coming amid an ongoing protest in front of the Catholic Bishop’s court in Enugu where his supporters gathered, chatting and asking Bishop Callistus Onaga to produce Fr. Mbaka. Spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunaya who responded to an inquiry on Mbaka's whereabout, told Vanguard; “Rev Fr Mbaka is not with the DSS. The DSS did not pick him up, please.”
Hit-and-run Driver Kills man and his Pregnant wife four months after their Wedding in Delta
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Hit-and-run Driver Kills man and his Pregnant wife four months after their Wedding in Delta

A newly married couple identified as Kingsley and Ajoke Akpor, have been reportedly killed by a hit-and-run driver in Warri, Delta State. It was gathered that the tragic accident happened on Sunday night, May 2, along NPA Expressway. Details on the accident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the couple were crossing the highway after attending a birthday party held at PTI Conference Centre, when the speeding driver rammed into them. The unidentified driver fled the scene after hitting them. Late Kingsley was a photographer and had a photography studio in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA of the state. The couple and got married on December 21, 2020. Ajoke was heavilly pregnant with their first child and billed to deliver this week. Their remains have been d...
“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra
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“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra

A young man identified simply as Cubic has been shot dead by some group of people suspected to be cultists in Awka, the Anambra State capital. Details on the incident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the man was killed on Saturday night, May 1, 2021. Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased, with many calling for a solution to the incessant cult killings in the state capital. One Francis Nonso: "My hands keep shaking as i type RIP to you. Awka has done the worst ever. Farewell Senior man. Farewell Fashion lord. Farewell Cubic" "Rest in peace master cubic , Rip sure guy , Rip fashion master. God is about to fight for you.I saw some group of people raising to avenge for you . I saw where Awka is on fire more than the way i...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill Five in Fresh Attack on Benue Communities
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Five in Fresh Attack on Benue Communities

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked four villages in Gwer-West local government area of Benue State and killed five persons. It was gathered that three others including a pregnant woman were reportedly injured in the attack that happened in the early hours of Friday, April 30. The armed herdsmen were said to have escaped with gunshot wounds after troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) trailed them to the Benue Nasarawa border and engaged them in a gun duel. According to reports, the herdsmen first invaded Ahume Village along Makurdi/Naka Road but were dislodged by the troops who then stationed at the village to ward off a possible attack by the invaders. One of the natives who identified himself as Fidelis told Tribune that while the troops were patrolling Ahume community, ...
Unidentified Driver reportedly Found Shot Dead in Vehicle in Owerri
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Unidentified Driver reportedly Found Shot Dead in Vehicle in Owerri

A yet to be identified driver was reportedly found dead with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in Owerri, the Imo State capital. It was gathered that the 14-seater bus was found along Bank Road on Tuesday morning, April 27. Details on the incident are still sketchy, however, eyewitnesses claimed that a pig was spotted inside the vehicle.
Suspected Thief Nabbed While Attempting to Steal car from Church in Akwa Ibom
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Suspected Thief Nabbed While Attempting to Steal car from Church in Akwa Ibom

A suspected car thief was caught while attempting to steal a Toyota Camry from a church in Afaha Oku, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Sunday, April 24. It was gathered that the suspect succeeded in unlocking the car with a master key and was about to abscond with it when he was caught, severely beaten and handed over to the Police. According to an eyewitness, Oduononwi Abidiak, the car belongs to a visitor who came for a child dedication service. His report below: "God today prove Himself a mighty God at Hill Top Church of Christ Afaha Oku, Uyo as he put to shame the devil. "The pictures you are seeing here shown a young guy who almost absconded with a Toyota Camry belonging to a visitor who join us at HillTop Church of Christ, Afaha Oku for a child dedication service...
Nine Wedding Guests Reportedly Die in Fatal Road Accident in Edo
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Nine Wedding Guests Reportedly Die in Fatal Road Accident in Edo

Nine wedding guests have reportedly perished in a ghastly road accident in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State. The accident which involved a commercial bus belonging to Who Go Better Transport Company and a truck, occurred at Ekpon Junction, along the Agbor-Ewohimi Road on Saturday, April 24. It was gathered that the victims were travelling from Benin City to Ewatto in Esan South-East Local Government Area of the state to attend a wedding ceremony of their friend and relation. According to reports, the truck loaded with cement rammed into the bus few kilometres to their destination. Out of the ten wedding guests, only one person identified as DJ Nasco, survived. Lone survivor One of the deceased have been identified as Constance Omoijade, a 2018 graduate of t...
Arsenal Misery Continues after Furious Fans Blast Kroenke
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Arsenal Misery Continues after Furious Fans Blast Kroenke

Gunners fans made their voices heard before Friday's game, and a Bernd Leno howler then proved costly against Everton Sometimes the game just doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t happen often, but that’s how it felt at Emirates Stadium on Friday night. Arsenal played Everton and they lost 1-0 - but as the match meandered on, the main event was still taking place outside the ground. Throughout the first half you could hear the chants rippling through the crisp north London air from the thousands of Arsenal fans who had spent the past two hours protesting outside against the ownership of Stan Kroenke. “Kroenke Out”, “We want our Arsenal back”, “Stan Kroenke, get out of our club.” It was an ever-constant hum, punctuated from time to time by the sound of police sirens or fir...
NSCDC Operative Shot Dead as Gunmen Invade UNIBEN Bursar’s Residence
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NSCDC Operative Shot Dead as Gunmen Invade UNIBEN Bursar’s Residence

An operative of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo State Command, was killed when gunmen suspected to be kidnappers invaded the private residence of Victor Imagbe, the Bursar of University of Benin. Spokesperson of NSCDC in the state, Ogbebor Efosa, who confirmed the incident gave the name of the dead officer as Ugiagbe Alex Osaghae. It was gathered that the kidnappers stormed Imagbe's residence at Ogheghe community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area on Thursday, April 22, at about 2:45 am. The gunmen opened fire on the NSCDC officer as they entered the compound, killing him on the spot but the Bursar managed to escape. The hoodlums were said to have made away with Osaghae' official riffle. The corpse of the officer was said to have been deposit...
“Please Forgive me If I Offended you” – Nigerian Man Begs his Runaway Pregnant Wife to come back Home
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“Please Forgive me If I Offended you” – Nigerian Man Begs his Runaway Pregnant Wife to come back Home

A Nigerian man based in Libya has taken to Facebook to beg his pregnant wife to come back home to him and their young daughter. According to John Johnson from Edo State, his wife, Hannah Olaitan ran away from their home in Tripoli five days ago and he hasn't seen or heard from her since then. It was gathered that Hannah ran away in January 2021 and returned home after John took to Facebook to beg her. In the post shared on Tuesday, April 20, John pleaded with Hannah to forgive him for whatever wrong he has done to her and return home at least for the sake of their daughter. "Hannah Olaitan pls for give me if I do wrong to my loving wife. Pls have mercy on me pls come back and take care of your baby pls my love and I promise you that I will be there for you always my love ha...
Woman Slashes her 13-year-old Daughter with Razor Blade Over alleged Theft of N1,500 in Bayelsa
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Woman Slashes her 13-year-old Daughter with Razor Blade Over alleged Theft of N1,500 in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a woman for inflicting life-threatening injuries on her 13-year-old daughter, Ebimi Tokoye, with a razor blade over alleged theft of N1,500. The 35-year-old woman identified as Priye Rich-man, was arrested by operatives of the Ekeki Division on Sunday, April 18. It was gathered that the suspect tied her daughter with ropes and slashed every part of her body with razor blade. The doctors who treated the girl at the police hospital, said the child was brought in by the members of the Girl Child advocacy groups, with multiple lacerations and over 15 stitches were carried out on the injuries including damage to the tendon on her feet. According to one of the doctors, Ebimi Tokoye also sustained deep cuts to her buttocks and shoulder...
Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy
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Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy

A police orderly attached to Prince Shoban Tikari, the chairman of Takum Local Government Council of Taraba State, was killed when suspected bandits opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle. The incident happened on Saturday, April 17, in Dogo-Gawa village, Takum local governemnt area. Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen in their numbers, launched an attack on his covoy while on his way to Takum, claiming the life of the deceased in the process. The chairman declined giving the name of the deceased, however, it was gathered that the policeman was of the 67 Mobile Police Squadron, located in the area. Following the attack, an emergency meeting was held at the local government council Chamber on the issues of kidnapping, robbery, and recent attack on the security a...
Gunmen Abduct Three Women on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road
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Gunmen Abduct Three Women on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road

Gunmen have abducted three women at Onipe community, Idi Ayunre along the Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road. It was gathered that the gunmen emerged from the bush around Onipe community at about 8:20am on Monday, April 12 and shot indiscriminately to scare travellers before they whisked away the women to an unknown destination. The names of the abducted women were given as Mrs Temitope Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde. It was learnt that Mrs Ogunrinde, said to be military officer, drove a Toyota RAV-4, with number plate AGL 66 FY. Mrs Okeowo is a teacher at the Itamarun Comprehensive High School, Oru-Ijebu, Ogun state while Mrs Adebayo, a dental therapist, works at the General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state. Two men were said to have lodged a report on the kidnap in...
Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Imo
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Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Imo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha, in Imo State. It was gathered that that the priest was abducted around 7:00 am on Sunday, April 11, at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, along Enugu -Port Harcourt Express Road The cleric is said to be a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University and a native of Avuru Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area. He was said to have been travelling back to Owerri from Enugu when the incident happened. According to an eyewitness, the priest was driving when the gunmen forced him to stop by shooting sporadically into the air The eyewitness said that the villagers heard sporadic gunshots and later confirmed the identity ...
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...
Port Harcourt Based Businessman allegedly Found Dead in his home
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Port Harcourt Based Businessman allegedly Found Dead in his home

A businessman identified as Emperor Chukwu, has allegedly been found dead in his home in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. It was gathered that the man popularly known as Mperor Chuku, was found lifeless in his apartment on Tuesday monrning, April 5. The cause of his death cannot be ascertained, however, a friend alleged that he was poisoned. Meanwhile, friends and family have taken to Facebook to mourn the businessman. See their posts below...
Graphic: Suspected herdsmen invade farm settlement in Ekiti, machete three women
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Graphic: Suspected herdsmen invade farm settlement in Ekiti, machete three women

Three female farmers have been brutally attacked by suspected herdsmen in Irele-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It was gathered that the assailants numbering about six invaded Irele Ekiti farm settlement in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6, and macheted the women. A source who spoke with Tribune Online said the victims, who sustained life-threatening injuries, were rushed to the Ikole General Hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment. The source added that the herders demanded money from the victims but were furious after the women failed to give them the money required and prevented attempts to rape them. "The women were unable to meet up with the demand as they said they were only with just N200. The herdsmen collected all the money foun...
Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community
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Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community

Gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Kabangha community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State and shot two persons dead. It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday night, April 4. One of the victims identified as Nwinee was shot in his bed and he died on the spot. The other person, an elderly man identified Basi Duuduu was rushed to the hospital. A source told The Nation that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) visited the area at night and took the injured victim to the hospital. "We received information that some cult boys invaded Kabangha Community in Khana LGA and shot two persons. One of those shot called Nwinee died on the spot as he was shot on the neck in his bed while the other one was evacuated to a hospital in Bori by the Active DPO in Bori who...
Police Rescue 13-year-old Old Girl from Kidnappers in Benue, Arrest two Suspects
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Police Rescue 13-year-old Old Girl from Kidnappers in Benue, Arrest two Suspects

Men of Benue Joint security outfit codename "Operation Zenda" have rescued a 13-year-old girl few hours after she was kidnapped by hoodlums in Kwande Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the girl identified as Mngusuur Iorlian was kidnapped at about 12 pm on Sunday night, April 4, from her father’s residence, located opposite NKST Church, Akpera in Adikpo. Upon the receipt of information, men of “Operation Zenda” trailed the suspects to their hideout at Mbawer community, Kwande, where they rescued the victim. One of the suspects, identified as Vershima Sunday was arrested alongside one Grace Yaaor. Four others were said to have escaped while a motorcycle used by the gang was recovered by the operatives. The commander of Operation Zenda, CSP Justin...
Abandoned 4-day-old Baby Found Crying in Bush in Delta community
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Abandoned 4-day-old Baby Found Crying in Bush in Delta community

A 4-day-old baby was found crying in a bush in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the newborn baby, placed on a white blanket and sack, was found in the bush along Ododegho Road on Thursday April 1, 2021. King West Abraham, who shared the photos on Facebook, said the baby has been registered in an Orphanage Home. "Thanks to Karo Ojachiere and Mrs Queen for helping out to Save this 4 days old Baby that was found Crying at Ododegho road this morning!!!!," he wrote. "After all done in the Police station and Welfare office respectively she has finally been registered in an Orphanage Home !!! "My questions to the lady who threw the baby away is !!!Why you go carry belle when u nor go keep ????"
Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom

A Lagos-based pastor, Frederick Aramuwa has been found dead after being kidnapped while travelling along the Ipele/Idoani Road in Ondo State. Aramuwa who was travelling from Lagos to his hometown, Ifira-Akoko in Ondo State had reportedly been missing since March 31. His kidnappers reportedly demanded for ?10 million ransom, which was reduced to ?2 million after negotiations. Channels Television gathered that after the ?2 million ransom was paid, it was the lifeless body of the pastor that was discovered in the forest. His remains have since been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Ipe-Akoko. Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the death of the pastor said the deceased’s remains were discovered tied to a tree in the forest. Ikoro added ...
Suspected Herdsmen Attack Farmer in Oyo
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Suspected Herdsmen Attack Farmer in Oyo

A retired school principal cum farmer, Modede Ojedokun, is reportedly lying in a critical state in the hospital after he was matcheted by suspected herdsmen who attacked him on his farm in lsokun area of lgangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Saturday April 3. The Nation reports that trouble started when a herder directed his cows to feed on the yam flour the victim had spread on the floor for sun drying. The retired principal was said to have, in anger, challenged the decision of the herder but was met by a resistant herder, who drew out his machete with an intention to strike him. The farmer, it was gathered while trying to block the machete with his bare hand, suffered a deep cut in the process. Residents say that despite the first cut, the herder d...
Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa
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Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Jibrilla, for stabbing two youths, killing one. The incident occurred on Monday, March 29, during a wedding party in Mayo-Nguli, Maiha Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the victims, Sadiq Hammadandi, 22, and Adamu Suleiman, 25, were sitting outside the venue of the party when the suspect, said to be a drug addict, joined them to smoke his weed. The duo asked him to leave because they could not tolerate the suffocating hemp smoke. The suspect got angry, brought out a knife and stabbed them. The victims were rushed to Maiha Cottage Hospital where Hammadandi was confirmed dead while Suleiman survived but would have to undergo surgery.
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...
Three young men hacked to death as rival cult groups clash at a birthday party in Benue community
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Three young men hacked to death as rival cult groups clash at a birthday party in Benue community

Three young were hacked to death in a cult-related fight during a birthday party at Odoba Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that a quarrel broke out during the birthday party organized by one of the youths in Odoba community on Saturday night, March 27. According to an eyewitness, a young man from Obu Otukpa, a neighbouring community was hacked to death during the fight. The death of the young man was said to have caused a reprisal from the man’s community which led to the death of two others from Odoba. One of the Odoba youths killed was preparing to bury his father on Thursday this week. Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Ogbadibo local government, Prince Samuel Onu, said that it was a cult-related issue. "It has nothing to ...
8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna
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8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have reportedly been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State. They were reportedly abducted on Friday evening, March 26 while on transit along Kachia Road in the southern part of the state. Leader of the men’s fellowship of the church in the province, Elder Adaji told Channels Television that the abducted persons were on their way to Kachia for an evangelical outreach programme before their bus was ambushed by the bandits. It was gathered that the victims were transferred to another vehicle by the bandits who zoomed off to an unknown location, leaving behind the church bus. Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani who confirmed the incident tweeted; The report of the Kidnapping of RCCG members along Ka...
Bayelsa Varsity Student Commits Suicide after Allegedly Being Tagged a Failure by his Family Members
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Bayelsa Varsity Student Commits Suicide after Allegedly Being Tagged a Failure by his Family Members

200-level student of History and Diplomacy in the Federal University Otuoke (FUO), Arikekpar Lucky, allegedly suffering from depression, has committed suicide. It was gathered that the 27-year-old student popularly known as Don Zednas, hung himself with a rope tied to a ceiling fan in the early hours of Monday, March 22, after locking the doors and windows. The deceased, a one-time aspirant of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Student Representative, Central Zone, hails from Otuakeme, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. According to Nigerian Tribune, sources in the university community said the student took the drastic step because he had been battling with depression because members of his family tagged him a failure in academics and life. Arikekpar was said to h...

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