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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, ...
If given the right equipment, policemen can do a lot and protect Nigerians – Senator Ordia speaks after surviving two gunmen attacks in 24 hours
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If given the right equipment, policemen can do a lot and protect Nigerians – Senator Ordia speaks after surviving two gunmen attacks in 24 hours

Senator Clifford Ordia on Monday April 26, survived two attacks launched against him by unknown gunmen. The senator representing Edo Central in the upper legislative chamber, was attacked twice along Okene-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abuja roads while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo State. Recounting how the incident played out, Ordia mentioned that three of the security officers attached to his convoy sustained gunshot injuries. The Edo Senator said; “We were coming from Edo State, somewhere between Okene and Lokoja, when we met these suspected bandits. They opened fire on my convoy. The gallant policemen had to immediately return fire. “The other security vehicle behind had to immediately join them and they were able to repel the suspected b...
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.
Security Operatives Foil Jailbreak in Kano
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Security Operatives Foil Jailbreak in Kano

An attempted jailbreak by inmates of Kurmawa prison, located around the Emir’s palace in Kano state was on Thursday evening, April 22,  stopped by security operatives. Eyewitnesses disclosed that sporadic gunshots were heard within the area as residents prepared to break their Ramadan fast. Spokesman of the Nigerian correctional service in Kano, Musbahu Nasarawa who confirmed the incident said the rebellion was quelled through the concerted efforts of the prison officials. Nasarawa who denied claims that the crisis was the result of lack of food items or poor quality of food for the inmates, said violence at the correctional facility ensued after prison officials attempted to retrieve illicit items found with some of the prisoners. He said; “We have put down the rebellion ...
Amotekun Officer Shot Dead in Oyo
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Amotekun Officer Shot Dead in Oyo

A personnel of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun, Suleiman Quadri, has been killed by gunmen. According to reports, Quadri was said to have been ambushed by bandits numbering about 11 while escorting the staff of a farm to the farmland in Fiditi on Tuesday night, April 20. The gunmen opened fire on the security operative and his colleague Amoo Yisau. While Yisau sustained gunshot injuries and is being treated at the General Hospital, Owode Oyo, Quadri lost his life. The commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), confirmed the incident and said the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Update: At least eight dead and 60 injured in mass shooting at FedEx warehouse
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Update: At least eight dead and 60 injured in mass shooting at FedEx warehouse

The death toll from the FedEx warehouse shooting has been placed at 8. Authorities say eight people have been killed, not including the shooter, while 60 people have been injured, including 20 with gunshot wounds. The gunman went on a rampage at a Fedex facility on Thursday night, April 15, before turning his weapon on himself. Police were called to reports of an active shooting at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport last night at around 11pm local time. Live video from local media at the scene showed crime scene tape in the car park outside the facility, which employs more than 4,500 people. Family members of FedEx workers have been waiting in a local hotel for information about their loved ones. An unnamed witness who was working at the facility told NBC ...
Gunmen Storm Anambra Community, Destroy Vehicles
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Gunmen Storm Anambra Community, Destroy Vehicles

Unknown gunmen on Thursday, April 15, reportedly stormed Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and destroyed vehicles after hoisting a Biafran flag. According to the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) the gunmen went straight to First Bank Plc where they shot sporadically into the air, dispersing bank customers and passersby. According to the report, the gunmen, numbering about ten, who drove in black Honda Pilot Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), equally hoisted Biafran flag at the gate of the bank, set fire on a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with registration number UR 640 KJA, and smashed glasses of a Honda car with registration number FST 456 AC, all parked in front of the bank. It is not clear if anyone sustained gunshot injury, however, normal human and vehicular ...
Body camera video shows moment a female police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20-year-old black man in Minnesota
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Body camera video shows moment a female police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20-year-old black man in Minnesota

A police body camera captured the moment a female police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old black man during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by officer Kim Potter on Sunday afternoon, April 11 during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. During a Monday afternoon press conference, Brooklyn Center’s police chief Tim Gannon gave law enforcement’s side of the story before releasing the video of the fatal shooting. Gannon said three officers stopped Wright and a passenger in a car with expired license-plate tags on Sunday night. After running Wright’s identification, officers found an outstanding warrant for an unspecified gross misdemeanor. One officer removed Wright from the car to...
5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting
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5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Five people including two children are dead following a shooting inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The victims of the Wednesday evening, April 8, shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, as a result of gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital with "serious gunshot ...
Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two
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Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two

Three persons have been confirmed dead following an incident at a betting shop at Aba branch satellite market in Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state on Friday, April 2. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a betting shop, played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately wasn't with enough money to pay.   ''He paid one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money. On his return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the balance of Fifty Naira(N50) on a later date. This led to serious altercation between  him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop). Sequel to th...
Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna
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Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna

Armed bandits have assassinated a Fulani community leader in Doka, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Musa, popularly known as Alhaji Maijama'a. The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday March 21, said that late Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family on Sunday, March 21. Aruwan said that the deceased worked closely with with other community leaders towards the success of peace building efforts in Doka area of Kajuru. "He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama'a and hacked him to...
INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead
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INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Ekiti East constituency I bye-election holding today March 20. According to a statement released by the electoral body, the election was suspended following the outbreak of violence in various polling units in the LGA. Three voters were killed by suspected political thugs during the attack. A police officer, an NYSC member, and an INEC staff also sustained gunshot injuries. Read the full statement from the commission below
Troops Kill Suspected Armed Robber in Plateau state, Recover arms
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Troops Kill Suspected Armed Robber in Plateau state, Recover arms

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have killed one armed robber while two others escaped with gunshot wounds during a gun duel in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Commander of the Security Outfit, Maj. Gen. Dominic Onyemulu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said troops on patrol received a distress call at about 11:45pm on Wednesday, March 17, that armed robbers were operating at Kutaya Street, in Jengre area of Bassa. The troops swiftly mobilized to the scene where a shop owner, one Mr Reuben was robbed of his personal belongings. In the process, one of the armed robbers was neutralized, while the other two others managed to escape with serious gunshot injuries. The commander said that the dead body of the armed robber was deposited at the morgue...
Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’
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Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’

Michael Sullivan, the brother of American hip-hop duo, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been charged for the murder of their stepfather. District Attorney John Weddle revealed on Wednesday, March 17, that the 19-year-old was charged on Lee Mounty, Mississippi. The indictment was handed down to Sullivan after a grand jury heard evidence about the killing of 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan in January, TMZ reports. Michael faces life in prison if convicted and is still in custody, with no pending court date yet announced. The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi in January 2020 are still unknown. Officers from the Tupelo Police Department were sent to an address in the 500 block of Lumpkin Avenue at around 9.30pm on January 6 where they ...
Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks
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Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks

Armed bandits have killed seven people, injured many and set houses ablaze in series of attacks in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, March 11, said that the armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation and killed four residents. The residents killed are listed as Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu, Yusha'u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab. Two others, Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital. In the course of the raid, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibr...
Woman Kills her ex-boyfriend Because he Refused to pay for her Boob job Costing $1,800
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Woman Kills her ex-boyfriend Because he Refused to pay for her Boob job Costing $1,800

A woman shot dead her ex-boyfriend because he refused to pay for her boob job. Cristina D'Avila Teixeira Rodrigues, aged 24, was arrested in Brazil for allegedly executing businessman Paulo Roberto Moraes Teixeira Junior with a gunshot to the back of the head. She reportedly handed herself to police in the city of Manaus on March 8, three days after commiting the alleged crime. The victim, Paulo Roberto Moraes Teixeira Junior, 29, owned an internet installation company, where he met Christina. Police report say he was fatally shot on Friday afternoon, March 5 with a .380 calibre pistol. He was then rushed to hospital, but died on Sunday, March 7. According to Rodrigo, the victim's brother, Rodrigues killed her ex because he refused to pay for her silicone breast impla...
Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna
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Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven persons including a Catholic lector in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Sunday February 28, said bandits attacked Kajinjiri village in Igabi and killed two residents identified as Ibrahim Rabi'u and Abdulrahman Mohammad. One person, Kamal Murtala, sustained gunshot injuries, and is receiving treatment at a nearby facility. Similarly, in Rago village also of Igabi local government area, bandits killed two locals identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Iro and Muhammadu Rabiu. In a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station, Kajuru local government area and killed three residents identified as Michael Sh...
Naked Man Confuses Residents as he Knocks their Doors, Waves Bible at Them
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Naked Man Confuses Residents as he Knocks their Doors, Waves Bible at Them

A man running naked in a community in Florida, US has been shot by residents after he was moving from apartments, knocking on doors, brandishing a Bible and asking: “You want some of this?” Police were already responding to a call about the Bible-waving naturist at the Sunshine Garden Apartments when they got a second emergency call telling them that the mystery man had been shot. First responders arrived at the block in at 6840 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, US, to find a naked man on the ground and bleeding. He was taken by helicopter to the nearby Memorial Regional Hospital with gunshot wounds that are reportedly life-threatening. The identities of the naked man and the alleged shooter have yet to be disclosed by police. Destiny Williams has only recently mov...
Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun
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Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun

Men of Ogun state police command in the early hours of Saturday, February 27, arrested two armed robbery suspects while operating at Shagamu interchange area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway. The two suspects, Solomon Aghofure a 30 years old indigene of Delta state, and Emmanuel Mathew a 37 years old indigene of Abia State were arrested when the police patrol team of Shagamu division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1:30 am. The suspects and their gang who have already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuter plying the road opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part   ''The team engaged ...
‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest
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‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest

The Lagos state government has warned residents of the state planning to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13, to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads. Some Nigerians who are against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident. In a statement released today February 11, the Lagos state Commissioner of Justice and state Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the state government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens. The statement reads “Our attention is drawn to the planned protest scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Lekki ...
#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says
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#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says

On Tuesday, February 9, some Nigerians using the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollgate announced plans to stage fresh protests over plans to reopen the tollgate. The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry had on Saturday, February 6 gave permission to the Lekki Concession Company LCC take over the tollgates that have been shut since October 2020 after the gunshot incident that reportedly left some EndSARS protesters dead and injured. While the #OccupyLekkiTollgate proponents were making plans for their protests, another group using the hashtag #DefendLagos announced plans to hold a counter-protest at the same Lekki tollgate. Speaking on the development, Odumosu while speaking to newsmen, said no group would be allowed to hold any protest come Saturday, February 13. “Allowing both groups to carr...
”We Cannot Allow Operations to Begin at the Lekki Tollgate When Justice has not Prevailed”- DJ Switch
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”We Cannot Allow Operations to Begin at the Lekki Tollgate When Justice has not Prevailed”- DJ Switch

DJ Switch has kicked against the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel to hand over the Lekki toll plaza to the Lekki Concession Company LCC. The panel gave the company the go-ahead to take over the plaza today February 6. With the approval, the Lekki toll gate will begin collecting the daily charges from road users. The toll gate was closed following the gunshot incident on October 20, 2020. Reacting to the panel's decision, DJ Switch who gave a live recording from the toll gate during the gunshot incident in October 2020, kicked against the panel's decision via her Twitter handle. She wrote; ''We cannot allow operations to begin at the Lekki Tollgate wen justice has not prevailed! This is wrong! I have always known 4m the start The panel trolls screamed at my absence f...
Man Shoots his Neighbours Dead During Fight Over Snow Shoveling
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Man Shoots his Neighbours Dead During Fight Over Snow Shoveling

Three Pennsylvania neighbours are dead following a fatal shooting incident during a fight over snow shoveling. A video of the fatal shooting that occurred in Plains Township on Monday, Feb 1, shows a man shooting two of his neighbors to death following a verbal altercation. Just before 9 a.m. on Monday, Plains Township police officers responded to a report of shots fired in a residential neighborhood and discovered 50-year-old James Goy and his 48-year-old wife, Lisa Goy, lying dead in the street in front of their home, according to a joint statement by Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and Plains Township Police Chief Dale Binker. Residents in the area directed police officers to a house across the street from the Goys' home, but as they approached the ...
Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna

Two brothers have been killed by bandits that attacked Gidan Maikudi hamlet, a herders' settlement in Kerawa ward of Igabi local government area on Thursday February 4. According to a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the deceased brothers are identified as Maikudu Husaini who died on the spot during the attack, and Nafiu Husaini who died from gunshot wounds after he was rushed to the hospital. The statement adds that local vigilantes in the community mobilized to repel the attack, and in the ensuing gunfight, beat back the bandits who withdrew with several casualties
#EndSARS protesters want to join police – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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#EndSARS protesters want to join police – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has said that some of the youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest want to join the Nigeria Police Force.   Speaking on a Channels Television’s programme on Monday January 25, the police chief said some of these youths want to join the force on the premise of "the service the police provide is a service of God."   Adamu said;    “The youths who participated in the #EndSARS and the rest of them, many of them want to join the police. “Many of them will come and say, ‘Please, we want to join the police,’ because the service the police provide is a service of God.”   On hospitals requesting police report before they attend to victims of gunshot wounds, the police chief told medical officers to sav...
Bandits kill Army colonel, two soldiers in Katsina
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Bandits kill Army colonel, two soldiers in Katsina

A Nigerian Army colonel, M.Z Manu and two soldiers have been killed by bandits in Unguwar Doka Village under Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that the bandits, armed with AK-47 rifles invaded the villages on Thursday night and started shooting indiscriminately. In the process, the gallant officer, soldiers and some civilians were killed. The acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. General Benard Onyeuko, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued to journalists at the Special Army Super Camp IV Faskari, said troops of Operation Sahel Sanity responded to a distress call on September 24, 2020 that bandits attacked Unguwar Doka Village and swiftly mobilised to the area where they cleared the bandits. During the encounter, troops neutralis...
Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough is Dead
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Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough is Dead

Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough has died from apparent Suicide. According to TMZ, the 27-year-old died on Sunday, July 12, in Calabasas from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Benjamin, the son of Lisa and Danny Keough, was also a musician and in 2009, struck a record deal worth $5 million. He also acted in a few movies including a short film called Rod and Barry. His sister is actress Riley Keough, who's been in a number of horror films including 2019's "The Lodge." He kept quite a low profile but is well-known for his uncanny resemblance to his famous grandfather, Elvis Presley. Lisa previously addressed the similarity, saying: "Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage." She added, "...
One Dead and at Least 11 Injured in Minneapolis Shooting
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One Dead and at Least 11 Injured in Minneapolis Shooting

One man has died and another 11 have been injured during a shooting in the US city of Minneapolis. George Floyd's death at the hands of White Police officers has sparked a move to overhaul the Minneapolis Police Department, prompting backlash from the police and Republicans who question how citizens will be protected from violent crime without the police. Acording to Police "individuals on foot" started shooting about 12:30am local time and later fled the scene, and not less than 11 people suffered gunshot wounds during the incident that took place on the 2900 block of Hennepin Ave. South. The cause of the shootings and the perpetrators are still unknown as of 4:00am local time according to a police statement. The area where the incident occured is about 5 kilometres west of the M...
Army Troops Destroy Kidnappers’ Hideouts, Rescue Kidnapped Victims in Plateau
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Army Troops Destroy Kidnappers’ Hideouts, Rescue Kidnapped Victims in Plateau

The Defence Headquarters says troops of operation Safe Heaven have destroyed kidnappers’ hideouts and rescued kidnapped victims in Plateau State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Enenche said that three bandits were killed during the operation while others escaped with gunshot wounds. According to him, all the suspects have been handed over to authorities for further investigation and prosecution. The statement reads “In continuation of intensive clearance operations under Operation ACCORD aimed at curbing the activities of bandits and other criminals in the North West and North Central region, troops under Operation SAFE HAVEN have neutralized 3 kidnappers hideouts during a commando operation ...
Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Trump Says Police not being Treated Fairly
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Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Trump Says Police not being Treated Fairly

President Donald Trump has reacted to the shooting at Rayshard Brooks which led to an Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe being charged with felony murder on Wednesday June 17. Though Prosecutors said Brooks posed no threat when he was gunned down and that the white officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment as he laid dying on the ground, Trump insisted that the police has not been treated fairly as no one should "resist a police officer”. Speaking on a Fox interview, the US President also said he heard an explanation from Rolfe’s lawyer that the officer heard a sound like a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him. He said; “I don’t know that I would have necessarily believed that, but I will tell you, that’s a very interesting thing and maybe that’s so. They ar...
Why Gunshot was Fired at Aso Villa – Presidency
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Why Gunshot was Fired at Aso Villa – Presidency

The news of gunshot being fired at the Presidential Villa had left many Nigerians worried, and the Presidency has now reacted to the security breach. According to reports, the shots were fired when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, attempted to force Pres. Buhari’s Special Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, into self -isolation over COVID-19 fears. The encounter was said to have degenerated into a heated argument as he insisted he was not the only aide to travel to Lagos saying that the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is in Lagos every weekend till he settles in Abuja, and wondered why the double standard requiring his self isolation for visiting his own wife who just delivered a new baby. Gunshots were later fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend...
Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna
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Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH have neutralized two armed bandits while many others fled with gunshot wounds at the border between Katsina and Kaduna states. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General, John Eneche. The statement noted that the bandits met their waterloo during blocking operations conducted by troops of Operation Whirl Punch under Operation ACCORD against interstate movement of bandits and cattle rustlers. <img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-wid...
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Kenyan Police Constable Shoots his Wife before Killing Himself after Dispute

A Kenyan police constable identified as Michael Siwalo with service number 116272, committed suicide on Friday May 15 after shooting his wife following a domestic dispute. The police constable from Buuri West in Meru County shot his wife Silvia Ramat Letei in the stomach at about 6:15pm before turning the gun on himself.  The incident reportedly occurred at their residence in Panama area, Timau Township in Meru County. A statement released by the police revealed that Letei who is in a critical condition was taken to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital. The police report filed under OB Number 38/15/5/2020, reads;   “Police proceeded to the scene and found the officer’s wife seated against the wall near the main door. She was in a lot of pain, and was bleeding [pro...
US Rapper, Nick Blixky Shot and Killed in New York City
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US Rapper, Nick Blixky Shot and Killed in New York City

American rapper, Nick Blixky was shot and killed in New York City on Sunday night. The fast-rising star, whose real name is Nickalus Thompson, was found with gunshot wounds in front of 200 Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens around 9:30 p.m.  He was reportedly taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There have been no arrests and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said. Nick Blixky, was a member of a hip-pop group, Blixky Crew before he went solo.
‘I Am Still A Rabbit’ – Peruzzi Reveals Level Of His Musical Career
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‘I Am Still A Rabbit’ – Peruzzi Reveals Level Of His Musical Career

Popular Nigerian singer, Peruzzi has revealed that he has is yet to reach the peak of musical career and he is still at a low stage. The DMW signee and ‘Gunshot’ crooner, who has written hit songs for his boss, Davido, made this known after a fan on Twitter commended him by enlisting him in the ‘goat status’. Not Yet. I think I’m still a rabbit for now ? https://t.co/QW7EATFYAg — PERUZZI (@Peruzzi) May 5, 2020
‘Talking Kitty Cat’ Youtube Star, Steve Cash Dies At 40 From ‘Self-Inflicted Gunshot’
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‘Talking Kitty Cat’ Youtube Star, Steve Cash Dies At 40 From ‘Self-Inflicted Gunshot’

Youtube star, Steve Cash, best known for his popular “Talking Kitty Cat” videos on Youtube has died by suicide. According to TMZ , Cash died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning April 17th. His death was confirmed in a Facebook shared by his wife, Celia DeCosta Cash. He was 40 years old. “This is so hard. I’m not even sure what to say, or for that matter, what to do,” the post read. “I just lost my best friend, my sidekick, my lover, my mentor, my absolute everything, this morning. I’m so sad to say, my husband, Steve Cash took his own life this morning 4/16/2020. It hurts me to share this. Please understand, give the family time to grieve, but know that Steve is no longer in pain.” TMZ reports that Cash had been open with his mental health struggles, even ope...
Country singer Daniel Lee Martin Commits Suicide after being Accused of Sexually Abusing a child
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Country singer Daniel Lee Martin Commits Suicide after being Accused of Sexually Abusing a child

A country singer under investigation for child sex abuse charges in Florida and Tennessee has been found dead in his home. 54-year-old Daniel Lee Martin singer and reality TV star was reportedly found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound on Friday by police officers attempting to serve him with a warrant for 3-counts of sexual exploitation on a minor, along with aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor to commit rape. According to a statement from Pasco Sheriff's office, deputies arrived at Martin's home in Pasco County, Florida, at about 3.20 pm after they failed to make contact with him. He was said to have previously made threats of harm against himself and others.   'Martin did not respond to attempts to make contact with him,' said ...
25-Year-Old Malawi Woman Dies 1 Month after she was Shot by her Husband
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25-Year-Old Malawi Woman Dies 1 Month after she was Shot by her Husband

Malawians have taken to Facebook to mourn the death of Waheeda Bagus, a 25-year-old woman who was shot by her husband because he suspected her of infidelity. Waheeda, who a niece to Malawi's Trade, Industry and Tourism Minister, Salim Bagus, was shot by her husband on December 15. She succumbed to the gunshot wounds on Tuesday, January 14, at Kamuzu Central Hospital. It has been revealed that the late Bagus’ condition  became worse and there was a need to raise K40 million for specialised treatment in India. Unfortunately, she died despite attempts to save her life. Bagus' husband Mark William Phiri attempted an escape after shooting his wife last December but eventually handed himself over to Malawi Police and was charged with attempted murder. Lingadzi Police Public R...
Nigerian man shot Dead Outside his Apartment Complex in California
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Nigerian man shot Dead Outside his Apartment Complex in California

A 46-year-old Nigerian man identified as Kenneth Onyebuchi Onah, was shot dead on Saturday, January 11, behind the security gate of his apartment complex in Gardena, South Bay region of Los Angeles County, California, U.S. Officers initially responded at 12:34 a.m. to the 1300 block of Marine Avenue regarding gunshots heard in the area, Gardena Police Lt. Christopher Cuff said. They did not locate any gunshot victims or any signs of a shooting. Approximately one hour later at 1:35 a.m., police received a call in the 15100 block of Raymond Avenue of a gunshot victim in the hallway of an apartment building, Cuff said. Onah was shot in the abdomen and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, he said. "Preliminary, it appears that the shooting occurred behind the securi...
Suspected Bandits Kidnap Four Customs Officers in Katsina
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Suspected Bandits Kidnap Four Customs Officers in Katsina

Suspected bandits have kidnapped four officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. The four customs officers, according to residents of the area, were abducted at a checkpoint in Dan-Bedi village along Jibia-Batsari road about 10.12 a.m. The abduction came barely 24 hours after the murder of Umar Isah, a senior lecturer with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria by bandits in Malumfashi LGA of the state. Confirming the abduction of the Customs officers to THISDAY yesterday, a resident of Jibia who craved anonymity, said seven bandits reportedly arrived at the checkpoint, fired gunshots in the air and whisked the victims away. He said: “The bandits on motorcycles arrived the customs checkpoint this morning (yesterday) and seized the...
British man living in New York, kills wife, 12-year-old daughter and himself
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British man living in New York, kills wife, 12-year-old daughter and himself

Steven Jones, a British ex-pat living in New York reportedly killed his American wife and 12-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself.   The 46-year-old British man had a day before the double murder-suicide incident, sent an email to a family friend of more than 40 years, Kenneth Petch, apologizing for creating 'such chaos'. He also asked for the email to be relayed to his parents, Roy and Rita.     It read: "Hi mum and dad, this is Steve. I do this to protect Emma. It's taken me 18 years, but I realise that I have wandered down the wrong path with the wrong person and that I have been manipulated for too long. "I cannot bear the thought of this happening to a special 12-year-old, and if I don't intervene, she will be left to the wolves all al...
Shiites leader El-Zakzaky and wife suffering from metal poisoning — Court documents
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Shiites leader El-Zakzaky and wife suffering from metal poisoning — Court documents

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and his wife  Zeenat, are reportedly battling heavy metal poisoning as revealed in the court document filed on their behalf at the Kaduna State High Court.   The metal poisoning is caused by the gunshot pellets in their body system, and the couple are seeking the court’s permission to travel to India for medical attention. The court document filed by Mr Femi Falana (SAN) revealed that the El-Zakzaky “suffered from severe recurrent stroke and shock”, while his wife “suffered from heavy metal poisoning” as a result of  the “gunshot pellets lodged in the iliac region of  her  abdomen”   They were allegedly shot by soldiers in the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, in Zaria, Kaduna...
One Shot Dead As Mob Burns Down Police Station In Oyo
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One Shot Dead As Mob Burns Down Police Station In Oyo

A mob has set ablaze an Ibadan police station in Oyo State over alleged killing of a motorcyclist, aka Okada rider, by a policeman. The mob set the Alakia-Adelubi Police Division on fire destroying six vehicles. Explaining what led to the incident, the police said in a statement: “Due to the positioning of the men, the armed sentry, Sergeant Sunday Ogunkanmi, who was the last man on the professional positioning, made efforts to stop the motorcyclist and his passengers and consequently, there was a scuffle and they all fell down. “While the others took to their heels, the apparently already cocked weapon was fired and hit the motorcyclist on the left elbow and grazed his ribs hence, he was hospitalized. “The concerned mischief-makers, who heard the gunshot, concluded that the ma...
Boko Haram: Army Finally Reacts to Attack on its Base in Borno
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Boko Haram: Army Finally Reacts to Attack on its Base in Borno

After several days of silence, the Nigerian Army has finally spoken on the attack on its base at Mararaba Kimba in Sabon Gari along Biu, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State in Northeast, Nigeria. A statement from Ado Isa, Colonel and Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole said the recent strategy adopted by the untiring and dogged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conducting robust and aggressive fighting patrols coupled with simultaneous clearance operations within the North East has been highly effective. “These actions were aimed to complement the efforts of Operation Yancin Tafki by the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) currently ongoing along the borders of the lake chad region. “Recently, it has b...
Angry Wife Kills Husband for Adding Porn Channel to their Cable TV Subscription
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Angry Wife Kills Husband for Adding Porn Channel to their Cable TV Subscription

Patricia Hill, 69, a woman from Arkansas, United States, ‘flew into a rage’ and killed her husband after seeing that a pornography channel had been added to their satellite television subscription. She is currently standing trial for capital murder in the death of her husband, Frank Hill, 65, who was found dead at their home. Prosecutors told a Jefferson County courtroom that the woman had previously cancelled the X-rated channel on two previous occasions, and fatally shot her spouse when she discovered he had subscribed to the service once again. She is accused of confronting Hill in a shed he had set up as a ‘man cave’ at the back of their house.  She then allegedly went to retrieve a .22-caliber pistol before returning to the shed and shooting him dead. The victim was found...
How OAU Management Exposed us to Rape, Attacks and  others – Students
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How OAU Management Exposed us to Rape, Attacks and others – Students

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, under the auspices of Action Committee of the Great Ife Students’ Union on Tuesday, decried what they termed unfavourable accommodation policy of the university management. They accused the university authorities of exposing over 80 per cent of students of the institution to danger of incessant attacks, rape, and molestation, through its new accommodation policy that ejected them out of the hostel to take up accommodation outside the campus. According to them, students were being attacked and raped on a daily basis outside the campus, citing a case of part two student of the Department of Accounting & Management who died of gunshots recently during a robbery incide...
Police gun down Four Armed Robbers Days After They Attacked NYSC Lodge in Delta State
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Police gun down Four Armed Robbers Days After They Attacked NYSC Lodge in Delta State

Four members of an armed robbery gang suspected to have attacked a lodge for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Isiokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state have been killed. The notorious robbery gang believed to be terrorising Isiokolo and its environs, was said to have attacked the lodge few days ago, carting away valuables belonging to the defenseless corps members. The robbers were also said to have attacked a bush bar in the neighbourhood of the lodge, causing mayhem. But four of them met their Waterloo on Monday during a shootout with a team of operatives from Isiokolo police division of the state police command. According to reports, the detectives had been on the trail of the suspects and with the assistance of the local vigilance ...
Nigerian Army Routs Boko Haram Insurgents in Yobe Town
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Nigerian Army Routs Boko Haram Insurgents in Yobe Town

  The 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigeria Army Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe, on Sunday neutralised scores of Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the military base. The Assistant Director, Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, Major Nureni Alimi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. Alimi said many insurgents were killed, others received gunshot injuries while a cache of anti-aircraft ammunition, bombs, rocket propelled guns and two gun trucks were recovered. “Troops of the 27 Task Force brigade and the Nigeria Army Special Forces school in Buni-Yadi, Gujba Local Government, Yobe successfully defeated Boko Haram terrorists that launched an attack on the military base” it said. “The terrorists came to engage the Brigade around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday Janu...
Nigerian Man And 2 Others Killed, in Palmdale Shooting
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Nigerian Man And 2 Others Killed, in Palmdale Shooting

A Nigerian man identified as Kayode, was reportedly killed alongside two others in Palmdale shooting on Wednesday night. The Nigerian man who is said to be a serial entrepreneur was pronounced dead at the scene alongside two others, and it was gathered that the fourth victim of the Palmdale shooting was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The murder weapon was not recovered, and it was further gathered that the description of the shooter or shooters as well as a motive was not immediately available. The shot residents were found after deputies responded at about 11:15 p.m on Wednesday, to a call of a gunshot victim in the area of Ranch Center Drive and 40th Street West.

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