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Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego
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Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego

Four people died and 25 were injured Sunday May 2, after a boat used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized off the coast of San Diego, authorities have revealed. The vessel, a 40-foot cabin cruiser, “broke apart” on a reef near Point Loma, west of downtown San Diego, said Lt. Rick Romero of the San Diego Lifeguard Service. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. The boat’s operator is in custody, officials say although no one on the vessel has been identified. Crews are scheduled to continue to their search through the night, the Coast Guard said. Jeff Stephenson, San Diego sector chief with Customs and Border Patrol, said it wasn’t clear where the boat had come from or what the nationalities of its passengers were. An...
Update: Human Trafficking Victim Reunites with her mother in Akwa Ibom after 20 Years (Photos)
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Update: Human Trafficking Victim Reunites with her mother in Akwa Ibom after 20 Years (Photos)

Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of Idu Uruan people in Akwa Ibom State as their daughter, who was trafficked twenty years ago was rescued, rehabilitated, empowered and reunited with her family by NAPTIP in collaboration with IOM. LIB reported that the victim, who was reunited with her mother at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of the state on Saturday April 24, was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman. After a thorough search of the victim for twenty years to no avail, the family and community mourned and forgot all about her. During the reunion, the Director General of NAPTIP Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim represented by the Zonal Commander NAPTIP Benin Zonal Command, Mrs Ijeo...
Man Stranded in his Car after it Got Stuck in Flood Following Heavy rain in Lagos
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Man Stranded in his Car after it Got Stuck in Flood Following Heavy rain in Lagos

A driver was stranded in his car after it got stuck in the flood as it rained in Lagos on Thursday, April 22. The man couldn't leave his car for fear he would drown and the water level kept rising around his car. Media personality, Benjamin Okoh shared a video from the scene and called on the state government to hurry to the man's aid. In the video, passersby are seen standing at a safe distance to watch the driver struggle at Eniola Davies Street,  Fagba, Oko-Oba. Fortunately, residents succeeded in pulling the man to safety. They later retrieved his car before it could fall off the edge of the road. Watch the video below.
Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest
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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest

The Imo state police command has accused Fulani herdsmen of being behind the abduction of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha. The state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu said  Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri was kidnapped after his vehicle developed a fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA. Ikeokwu said the  Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has activated all the tactical teams of the Command with a view to rescue the priest and possibly arrest the culprits. The statement read; “On 11/04/21, one Bissong Isa Atugu reported that on the 10/03/21, at about 7:45pm ,while driving from Enugu to Owerri with a Nissan Exterra SUV, in company of one Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgot...
Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students
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Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students

Five of the 39 kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna have regained freedom after 25 days in captivity. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday evening. He said the five students were recovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday afternoon. Mr Aruwan said they were undergoing thorough medical check-up at a military facility. According to him: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up. “The Kaduna St...
Youths Attack Bauchi House of Reps Member over ”Non-performance and Failed Promises”
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Youths Attack Bauchi House of Reps Member over ”Non-performance and Failed Promises”

A member of the All Progressives Congress representing Alkaleri-Kirfi Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, Musa Pali, was over the weekend reportedly attacked by angry youths in his constituency, over alleged fake promises and non-performance after they voted him into office. SaharaReporters reports that Pali was in his constituency for a social function when he came under attack by the youths who accused him of making false promises for many years. It however took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked Pali away after sustaining minor bruises, to save his life. “He was attacked at the weekend at Pali. It took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked him away after sustaining minor bruises to rescue him. They said they attacked him becau...
Member of Delta State Anti-cult group Arrested for Allegedly Raping 19-year-old Girl in Warri
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Member of Delta State Anti-cult group Arrested for Allegedly Raping 19-year-old Girl in Warri

A member of the Delta State Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl in Warri. Civil rights activist, Comr. Israel Joe, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, March 26, said that the suspect identified simply as Efe, raped the teenager inside an uncompleted building while his three friends watched. The activist with the rape victim Joe wrote; "Yesterday Thursday 25th March, at about 9:15pm, one Efe who is a member of the Delta State Anti-Cult in Warri has allegedly rape a 19 years old girl. The girl in her narration described her she stood in front of her compound at Apala, Warri before the anti cult men came to them and the suspect did not denied the offence either," "Four of the men came down from the tri-cycle...
Rescue Our Daughter, We’ll Accept Her In Any Condition –  Leah Sharibu’s Parents To Buhari
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Rescue Our Daughter, We’ll Accept Her In Any Condition – Leah Sharibu’s Parents To Buhari

Sharibu, Nathan and Rebecca, have decried the abandonment of their daughter, Leah, with her abductors by the Federal Government, saying her continued captivity is a sad situation. Although the teenager is said to be nursing her second child in captivity, her parents said Nigeria had failed Leah and pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to accept the American offer of assistance to secure the release of their daughter. The parents in a statement by their spokesperson, Dr Gloria Puldu, demanded that President Buhari brings back their daughter with or without children because Leah remains their child and they will take her back no matter the situation or the condition she comes out with. The statement reads in part: “Morning of March 23 was another very difficult day as we woke...
Man allegedly shot while trying to rescue kidnapped Ogun community leader
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Man allegedly shot while trying to rescue kidnapped Ogun community leader

Gunmen has kidnapped a community leader at Imope -Ijebu, in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Tajudeen Omotayo. Omotayo, popularly known as Oba Alade Meta, was abducted by the gunmen at Oke-eri area of the town, while returning from a trip to Ijebu-Ode on Saturday, March 20. It was gathered that the gunmen accosted the victim at about 3pm and whisked him away, leaving his car on the road. According to one Kehinde Ola, a Benin Republic national was shot by the gunmen while trying to rescue the community leader. Spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said that operatives of the Anti-kidnapping unit, Area Commander and DPOs have launched a manhunt for the suspected abductors towards rescuing the community leader....
Lagos Police Rescue Abandoned Day-old Baby, CP May Adopt Him
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Lagos Police Rescue Abandoned Day-old Baby, CP May Adopt Him

The Lagos State Police Command has rescued one abandoned day old boy on Monday 15th March, 2021 at about 1030pm. The baby was found by a good Lagosian at Oladejo Street, Oko Oba Lagos on Monday at 1020pm and informed the police operatives attached to Abattoir Division of the command who quickly raced to the scene and picked up the baby for necessary medical attention and safety. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu today 16th March, 2021 received the baby in his ikeja office and has ordered the Gender Unit of the command to hand over the baby to the Child Protection Unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development of Lagos State. The unit is presently having the custody of the rescued baby. The Commissioner of Police however expressed his intention to ...
If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN
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If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the military to rescue Pastor Bulud Yakuru from the Boko Haram terrorists who had given him a one week ultimatum before it is too late. LIB reported earlier that the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram which kidnapped Pastor Yakuru on December 24, 2020 after an attack at Pemi Village in Borno State, gave the federal government a one week ultimatum to negotiate his release, and this one week ultimatum will end on Wednesday March 3. The Christian group in a statement issued by its President, Samson Ayokunle on Saturday February 27, said Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru if Trump could order the military to secure the release of one kidna...
No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says
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No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has said that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the Kagara schoolboys and their teachers from their abductors. Bandits dressed in military uniform stormed the Government Science College Kagara on February 17 and abducted 27 students, three teachers and 12 members of their family. All were released on Saturday February 27. Speaking to journalists after receiving the students in his office, the governor said; “There was no ransom. We, however, incurred a lot of logistics because we had to involve so many groups even the logistics to bring them, and to settle the stakeholders. I’m referring to security agencies, our local vigilantes, our traditional rulers and other stakeholders” he said
Why We Didn’t Rescue Victims Of Abuja Air Crash – Witness
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Why We Didn’t Rescue Victims Of Abuja Air Crash – Witness

A man simply identified as John has explained why victims of the air force jet that crashed on Sunday were not rescued. John, who told Daily Trust that he was among the first set of persons who got to the scene of the accident, said the victims were alive after the the aircraft crashed. He said it took over 30 minutes for rescue officials to get to the scene, disclosing that those on ground attempted to rescue the trapped occupants but smoke billowing from the ill-fated aircraft prevented from doing so. John said while they were trying to put out the smoke, the aircraft exploded and they all fled to safety. He said the crash happened 100 meters away from Bassa village, hence, no confirmed cases of ground casualties. Daily Trust reports that the aircraft crashed few minut...
Kagara Abductions: We Are Committed To Safe Rescue Of All Abductees – IGP
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Kagara Abductions: We Are Committed To Safe Rescue Of All Abductees – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi LGA of Niger State and other related incidents. The IGP notes that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families. To give impetus to the rescue operation, the IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four (4) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one (1) Unit of Police Special Forces, personn...
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
Eight-day-old Baby girl Killed by Pack of Monkeys that Stole her and her twin sister from their bed
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Eight-day-old Baby girl Killed by Pack of Monkeys that Stole her and her twin sister from their bed

An eight-day-old baby has died after being snatched from her bed by a group of monkeys. The girl's mum was devastated to find her newborn twin girls gone from their beds after a pack of primates invaded her home on Saturday, Feb 13, in Mela Alangam (West Rampart) near Thanjavur Palace in India. Locals spotted the animals carrying the babies across rooftops and managed to rescue one of the baby girls after she was left on a roof. Tragically, the other baby girl was later recovered from a nearby moat and pronounced dead at the scene. Buvaneswari, the mother of newborn twin girls, said that monkeys entered her home and picked up the sleeping babies on Saturday. Buvaneswari further said she was shocked to see the monkeys on the roof and began yelling. It was only later that ...
NTA Portharcourt Reporter Regains Freedom after 5 Days in Kidnappers Den
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NTA Portharcourt Reporter Regains Freedom after 5 Days in Kidnappers Den

  Five days after her kidnap by unknown gunmen, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority, Chidiebele Julian Onyia has regained freedom. Julian, a nursing mother of a six-month-old baby with the NTA Port Harcourt was abducted at gunpoint on her way home from work around Railway within Woji area in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Rivers State Police Command said they were on top of the situation as soon as her kidnap was reported to secure her release. “The Rivers State Police Command is pleased to announce the unconditional release of Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with NTA Port Harcourt who was kidnapped last week. “The rescue was made possible due to the intense pressure mounted by the Command as directed by the Authority. Her abductors...
Vigilante Leader Killed as Bandit Attack Katsina Community
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Vigilante Leader Killed as Bandit Attack Katsina Community

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Shagari quarters in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State and killed the leader of a vigilante group in the area, Ali Bahago, after a gun duel. The bandits also kidnapped one Mr. Alex, a staff of First Bank and two daughters of one elder Hassan, who slumped and died during the invasion. A resident of the quarters, who survived the attack, Sagir Mohammed, told THISDAY on Friday, that the suspected bandits stormed the quarters at about 11:15pm on Thursday, February 11, and operated for over 30 minutes, leaving many occupants of the quarters with varying degrees of injuries. "Bandits attacked Shagari quarters yesterday (Thursday) and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, who is the leader of vigilante groups. He came to rescue us from the bandi...
Four Young Boys Die after Falling into a Sinkhole in South Africa
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Four Young Boys Die after Falling into a Sinkhole in South Africa

Four families are devastated after a group of young boys fell into a hole and died in Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa. Preliminary investigations revealed that the children between the ages of 11-13 were playing on sand dunes near Borcherds Quarry along the N2 highway, which caved in on them on Monday afternoon, February 8. Police said that a five-year-old boy, who was with the children ran for help after they fell into the hole. City of Cape Town City rescue teams and Metro emergency medical services responded to the incident. Following an extensive operation,the bodies of Axolile Mabangula, Ngabayethu Mlaza, Azola Quweni and Iva Kalikpou were recovered. "An emergency call was received at 3.10pm about minors who fell into a hole near the N2/Borcherds Quarry intersec...
Woman, two Others Arrested for Kidnapping in Delta
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Woman, two Others Arrested for Kidnapping in Delta

Police have arrested a female cook and two men in connection with the kidnapping of one Emmanuel Piopio, at Agbarho in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. It was gathered that kidnappers ambushed the victim last Sunday along Ekwerhe road and whisked him away to an unknown destination in his Lexus ES350 saloon car with registration number KWL 663 BB. It was said that the hoodlums later contacted one of his family members demanding ransom for his release. A senior police officer at the Agbarho police station, who confirmed the arrest and subsequent rescue of the victim to Vanguard on Tuesday, February 9, gave the names of the two male suspects as; Ogaga Champion from Ododegho community and Evans Emogariemu from Oruorakpo community all in Ughelli North local gover...
We Did Not Rescue Or Arrest Young Mothers In “Abuja Human Milk Factory” – Police
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We Did Not Rescue Or Arrest Young Mothers In “Abuja Human Milk Factory” – Police

The Nigeria Police, FCT Command has dissociated itself from an article which went viral, suggesting the Command had rescued 115 young mothers and arrested their captors. The FCT Police Command on Tuesday dissociated itself from the viral article trending in some sections of the social media suggesting that the Command arrested or rescued one hundred and fifteen (115) young mothers from a ‘ human milk factory’. A statement by ASP Yusuf Mariam, Public Relations Officer of the Command said, “The Command wishes to categorically state that there is no record of such incident or operation in the Command. “However, the Command is soliciting for useful information from members of the public on occurrence of the ‘ incident”. “While urging residents to remain calm, law-abiding and co...
Woman, 25, Chewed to Death by her Rescue Dog that Attacked her on her Sleep
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Woman, 25, Chewed to Death by her Rescue Dog that Attacked her on her Sleep

Woman, 25, chewed to death by her rescue dog that attacked her on her sleep A 25-year-old woman was savaged to death by her family's rescue dog after it reportedly chewed her arm off as she lay in bed. Keira Ladlow, was alone at a house in the Kitts Green area of Birmingham, England, when she was attacked by the dog. Police and paramedics were called to the property at 2pm Friday, Feb 5, after a relative raised the alarm and Ms Ladlow was pronounced dead at the scene. Abeygail Barrett, believed to be a relative, posted on Facebook that Ms Ladlow had found the dog "in a garden". She wrote: "Her previous dog was a pit bull that died of cancer so she rescued this dog after finding it in a garden where it had been on and off for four years.   "Sometimes dogs a...
Nigeria Needs Urgent Rescue – Atiku
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Nigeria Needs Urgent Rescue – Atiku

A former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the country has been badly damaged and broken, adding that there is need for urgent rescue. Atiku specifically lamented over what he described as hunger in the Northern Nigeria and indeed the entire country which he said is getting to an unbearable and alarming rate, saying farmers, fathers and mothers can no longer go to the farm. Speaking at the weekend in Gombe State during the inauguration of states and zonal leadership for a major youth group in the North-east zone known as Nigeria Youth Congress for Atiku, the former Vice President, who was represented by Hon. Oladimeji Fabiyi, also lamented the state of insecurity in the country. He said: “The h...
Osun Police Rescue 20-Year-Old Girl Locked Up By Her Father For 5 Years
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Osun Police Rescue 20-Year-Old Girl Locked Up By Her Father For 5 Years

The police in conjunction with Osun State Government have rescued Opeyemi Olatoke, 20, locked up for five years by her father in an abandoned house at Alfa Fire, Ikirun in Ifelodun Local Government Area. Father of the young woman Samson Olatoke has also been arrested. A statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs Olubukola Olaboopo obtained by Igbere TV said the case was reported to her office by a non-governmental organisation Value Female Network. Mrs Olaboopo said; “The ministry and the police swung into action, we went to the house where the 20-year-old girl was locked up by her father. The father disclosed that he locked up the girl because she was physically challenged. The victim’s mother informed us that Opeyemi’s health started to de...
Gunmen Abduct DELSU Senior Staff Chairman
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Gunmen Abduct DELSU Senior Staff Chairman

Gunman suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Delta State University, Abraka branch, Mr Monday Izu. Izu and his driver were was reportedly abducted on Thursday night, January 21, along the Eku-Abraka road in Erho axis while returning from Warri. Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the matter was reported at the Abraka police station by the wife of the labour leader. “Yes, it is true. The wife was at the station to report yesterday that the husband and his driver were kidnapped." Onowakpoyeya said. She added that efforts were on by operatives of the command to rescue the chairman as well as apprehend the abductors. ...
Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram
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Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram

A Nigerian photographer and humanitarian, Mohammed Chiroma has begged President Buhari to rescue Abubakar Garba Idris, an employee of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists along Maiduguri/Damaturu road in Borno on January 2, 2021. Taking to Twitter, Chiroma shared a photo of a happy Idris, fondly called Aloma, making the Buhari's 4+4 re-election sign during Buhari's visit to Maiduguri. Sharing the photo, Chiroma wrote; "Dear @MBuhari, this is how Aloma celebrated you when you visited maid. Currently Aloma is the hands of BH, they kidnapped him along Maid-Damaturu road. Please help and rescue this young man."
Rescue Nigeria From Failed Leaders – Northern Elders To Elite
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Rescue Nigeria From Failed Leaders – Northern Elders To Elite

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) yesterday appealed to the Nigerian elite to rescue the nation from what it described as “failed leaders”. According to the forum, the country is in a fragile state. The forum, through its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said this in Abuja while speaking at the ‘2nd Never Again Conference: 51 Years After Nigerian-Biafran Civil War’ organised by an Igbo think-tank, Nzuko Umunna. He said the President Muhammadu Buhari had failed in all aspects of governance, calling on all well-meaning Nigerians to rise to the occasion of making Nigeria great again by speaking with one voice towards national cohesion. “We finished this war in 1970 and within four years, virtually all the Igbos who had left the north who were still alive ...
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Police Lied About Rescue Claims, We Paid N2m Ransom ― Kidnapped Couple

A couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle who were abducted along Uso – Owo highway in Ondo state have narrated how their abductors collected N2m cash along the highway before releasing them. Recall that the couple who travelled to the wife’s home town in Ebonyi state with their three children were heading back to the state when they were kidnapped. While the couple were marched into the thick forest by the gunmen, their three children and the Lexus Jeep were abandoned on the highway. They were released after spending three days in the kidnapper’s den. Police PRO Tee Leo lkoro had claimed that two suspects were arrested after combing the forest by joint security operatives after the abductors demanded N2m ransom. But while narrating their ordeal to newsmen in Akure, the husband,...
Police Confirm Abduction of six Family Members in Zamfara
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Police Confirm Abduction of six Family Members in Zamfara

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the abduction of six family members in the state. According to the state police spokesperson Shehu Mohammed, six of the abducted persons are children of Alhaji Gyare, while the seventh is a female picked from a neighbouring house all in Kadauri Village in Jabaka District of Maru LGA. Mohammed said; “The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Abutu Yaro has deployed a combined team of CTU and Police Mobile Force who are currently on the trail of the suspects. “The CP, who said that peace had been restored in the area, vowed to rescue the victims soonest. “He charged the local communities to continue to give useful information to law enforcement agents, especially the Police, in order to bring the criminals to book."
Bashir Ahmad Speaks On US Army Rescue Operation In Nigeria
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Bashir Ahmad Speaks On US Army Rescue Operation In Nigeria

President Buhari's aide, Bashir Ahmad writes: The @NBCNews deliberately excluded Niger and mentioned only Nigeria so they can get the target retweets and attract more Nigerians to curse Nigeria. They knew Nigerien will not take such information as an excuse to curse their country. Some Nigerians are already doing it gladly. https://mobile.twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1322543637205536770 1 Like
Reno Omokri Calls Out Buhari After Trump Sent US Soldiers To Rescue An American In Nigeria
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Reno Omokri Calls Out Buhari After Trump Sent US Soldiers To Rescue An American In Nigeria

Dear General @MuhammaduBuhari, This is what a real leader does with his nation’s armed forces. Not a lifeless, bloodthirsty dunce, like you, that sends soldiers of the @HQNigerianArmy, not on rescue missions, but on killer missions against unarmed, peaceful #EndSARS protesters #LekkiMassacre. Except you repent, may you end up in the same manner as the innocent youths you killed at Lekki, in Christ’s Name!
US Forces Rescue American Citizen Kidnapped In Nigeria, Kill 6 Of The 7 Captors
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US Forces Rescue American Citizen Kidnapped In Nigeria, Kill 6 Of The 7 Captors

US forces on Saturday rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in northern Nigeria, the Pentagon said. "U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. "We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation. The United States will continue to protect our people and our interests anywhere in the world." The mission, which was several hours long, was conducted by the Navy's...
Police rescue kidnapped Port Harcourt lawyer
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Police rescue kidnapped Port Harcourt lawyer

Police in Rivers State have confirmed that Bisola Paulette Ajayi, the female lawyer abducted by unknown gunmen at her residence in Rumuokwurusi, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Port Harcourt has been rescued by Operatives of the Anti-Kidnap Unit of Rivers State Police Command. CSP Nnamdi Omoni, Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, just confirmed the report circulating to the effect that, “DSP Adewale led the Operation into a deep forest in Etche to rescue the young lawyer and one other person, two persons arrested including an armed dealer.”
Liz John Black survives ghastly accident in Lagos
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Liz John Black survives ghastly accident in Lagos

Liz John Black is fortunate to be alive after getting involved in a ghastly car accident in Lagos on Tuesday, September 8.   The event planner was going from Chevron back home to Ikoyi when the accident occured at Elegushi junction last night.   She said the accident was caused by a driver who ran the red light.     She explained that she thought she would die. Fortunately, she survived, though she sustained bruises.     Comedian AY and some other people came to her rescue and took her to the hospital then stayed with her till 5 this morning.     Her husband, Yomi Black also arrived from Ikoyi after he heard the news.     Liz took to Instagram to thank those who came to her res...
71-Year-Old Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Swims And Helps Rescue 2 Women From Drowning At Sea
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71-Year-Old Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Swims And Helps Rescue 2 Women From Drowning At Sea

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has helped rescue two women who came into difficulty at an Algarve beach when their kayak capsized. The president, 71, was pictured on Saturday swimming over to the kayakers who were struggling in the water. He later told reporters that the women had been swept by currents from a neighbouring beach into the bay. President Rebelo de Sousa is currently on holiday in the Algarve in a bid to promote tourism there. Portugal's economy relies heavily on its tourism industry, which has been hugely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The president had just spoken to journalists at Praia do Alvor beach when he noticed the women struggling. Video footage caught the moment he swam into the sea to assist them. Another man was already there, tr...
House Agent Welds Tenant Door, locking a single mother and her sick child over unpaid rents
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House Agent Welds Tenant Door, locking a single mother and her sick child over unpaid rents

A single mother was locked inside her house with her sick 2-year-old child over unpaid rents. The incident occurred over the weekend in Njoro sub-county, Nakuru in Kenya. The house agent welded the door belonging to Rhoda Makoha’s two-roomed rental house while she was inside with her sick child, leaving her four other children outside as they played. The woman reportedly owes four months’ rent arrears totaling to Sh10,000 (N35,885). She had pleaded with the agent to give her more time to raise the rent money, but the agent stormed her home on Saturday, July 11, and welded the closed door while Rhoda was inside with her sick child. Speaking with The Star, the woman explained that she was unable to raise the rent money because her business outside Egerton Universit...
Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building
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Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building

A heavily pregnant woman has cried out for help after she was trafficked to Lebanon and abandoned to her fate. Rasheedat Taiwo Saka, an eight-month pregnant Nigerian woman told SaharaReporters on Monday, June 22, that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she has had no access to food or medical care and was currently locked up in her traffickers' office alongside other victims. Recalling how she found herself in that situation, she said she left Nigeria after her husband died in November 2018 and things became difficult financially. She said three agents in Nigeria, including a Mr John and a Mr Victor, approached her and presented her the opportunity of working in Lebanon. "Before I left for Lebanon, they bought our passport and ticket and said two months of our salary will be th...
8 School Children Drown In A River In China While Trying To Rescue Each Other
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8 School Children Drown In A River In China While Trying To Rescue Each Other

Chinese state media say 8 children have drowned after one fell into a river and others jumped in to help. The deaths happened in Chongqing city in southwestern China. The children were described as elementary school age. State media said the children went to play at the river on Sunday and the bodies were recovered by Monday morning. No further details were immediately available. Heavy rain was forecast for Chongqing, but it wasn't clear if the weather was a factor. The students were from the town of Mixin in sprawling Chongqing city.
Black Woman Narrates her Encounter with a White Man Who Stopped to Help her because he didn’t want the cops messing with her
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Black Woman Narrates her Encounter with a White Man Who Stopped to Help her because he didn’t want the cops messing with her

A woman took to Twitter to praise a white man who came to her rescue when she ran out of gas while on a highway. She said she was shocked when a white man pulled over to help her. She added that she never expected help from someone like him and was wary at first. But he told her that he didn't want the police messing with her so he had to stop. The man then went out of his way to get her gas and returned to fill her tank. The Good Samaritan has now been identified as Patrick Sheridan, a musician who is in a band. Twitter users who know him personally testified that he's always been a kind person who constantly makes efforts to be better.
Gunmen Abduct Housewife in Nasarawa State
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Gunmen Abduct Housewife in Nasarawa State

Unknown gunmen have abducted the wife of Eggon Youth President in Nasarawa state, Daniel Anyabuga. According to reports, the gunmen, numbering about ten, stormed the residence of the Eggon Youth President at Ombi 2 between 10pm and 11 pm and whisked his wife away. The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, who confirmed this, said four persons have been arrested while motorcycle used for the operation have also been recovered. The police boss said those arrested include two herders and two indigenous. He said efforts are being made to ensure the safe rescue of Mrs. Anyabuga.
90-year-old Brother of Ex-Adamawa State Governor, Nyako, has Been Kidnapped
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90-year-old Brother of Ex-Adamawa State Governor, Nyako, has Been Kidnapped

The police in Adamawa State have confirmed the kidnap of 90-year-old Dahiru Nyako, the elder brother of former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako. Dahiru Nyako was abducted in the early hours of Thursday, June 11, at his residence in Mayo-Belwa town. Spokesperson for the state command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the incident, saying, "The Commissioner of Police has dispatched a combined team of intelligence, anti-kidnapping and anti-robbery operatives to rescue him." A family member said gunmen stormed Dahiru Nyako's residence in the middle of the night. They shot sporadically before taking the old man with them.
Nursing Mother and her Three Children Burnt to Death in Niger State
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Nursing Mother and her Three Children Burnt to Death in Niger State

A woman and her three children, including a one-month-old baby, were burnt to death inside their apartment in the Nkangbe area of Minna, the Niger state capital today June 10. According to reports, the woman lived with her hubby and his other wife, Fati, inside the building. In the night, an intense fire engulfed the building, burning her and her children to death while the second wife and her two children suffered serious burns. A neighbor who spoke on the incident, said the husband of both women usually stayed in Abuja where he worked and returned home most weekends. The neighbor said at about 11pm, the women cried for help after they noticed the intense fire in their home. The men of the fire service responded to the distress call made to them but were seriously hindered by th...
Police Arrested after allegedly Shooting to Death 16-year-old girl in Lagos
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Police Arrested after allegedly Shooting to Death 16-year-old girl in Lagos

The police officer who allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl, Tina in Iyana Oworo area of Lagos state has been arrested by the state’s police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, confirmed. On Wednesday, a trigger happy police officer trying to arrest a bus driver violating the nationwide curfew allegedly shot dead the conductor of the bus and a 16-year-old girl, Tina. A video showing the moment residents in the area tried to rescue Tina after she was shot went viral on social media and Nigerians using the hashtag #JusticefofTina, took to their pages to demand the arrest and prosecution of the erring police officer. Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, this afternoon, announced via his Twitter handle that the accused police officer has been identified, arrested and...
Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport
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Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers has crashed into a residential area near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the country's civil aviation agency said on Friday.   "The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.   A spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdul Sattar told the newspaper Dawn that the flight was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members and had been due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT). The newspaper said a rescue operation was underway and emergency workers had arrived at the scene. There...
LASEMA Team Escapes Mob Attack as Bus Crushes Okada Rider to Death
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LASEMA Team Escapes Mob Attack as Bus Crushes Okada Rider to Death

Team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, narrowly escaped being mobbed after hoodlums attacked them after bus crushed an Okada rider to death On Saturday night, the LASEMA team who were trying rescue the okada rider who was involved in a road accident at Oke-Gbegun hill in Ikorodu area of Lagos were attacked by hoodlums. Director-General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident, explained that “In the cause of performing its essential duties during the period of COVID-19 curfew, the activated men of the LASEMA Response Team meant to rescue were attacked by hoodlums Saturday night. “The attack on the LASEMA Response Team and other First Responders by hoodlums at the Ikorodu incident site came on the heels of the death of a commercial m...
52 year old Woman Mauled to Death by her French Bulldog
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52 year old Woman Mauled to Death by her French Bulldog

A 52 year old woman known as Lisa Urso, has been found dead in her home in Illinois after she was mauled to death by her French bulldog. Lisa had recently adopted the dog, which authorities say was bred to fight, and she was found dead at the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening. According to reports, the dog had attacked her boyfriend on a previous occasion. Police authorities say the attack happened at her home, and Urso's boyfriend was not home at the time of the attack. The rescue bulldog had been involved in dog fights in the past according to authorities.   'It wasn't the neck, most (bite marks) were (on) her legs and arms,' Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper explained to WGN. 'Some on her torso as well. Just a lot of bites. A lot of scratching… I...
Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo
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Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo

A military officer has been kidnapped by gunmen along Auga-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. The officer, identified as Captain Gana was reportedly travelling alone in his car when he was kidnapped and taken into a nearby bush. ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels TV. According to him, the military officer was on his way from Abuja to Ibadan when he was accosted by the gunmen who abducted him in the Auga-Akoko area of Ondo State. “He was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed our men in the Ikare-Akoko division. “Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but ...
Woman Killed by Alligator after Going to Pond to Try and Touch it
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Woman Killed by Alligator after Going to Pond to Try and Touch it

A beautician based in South Carolina, US, Cynthia Covert, was killed by an alligator on Friday while trying to pet the animal. Covert, 58,  after drinking wine and performing pedicure for a friend, started taking pictures of the alligator at he friends backyard pond at a community in Kiawah Island, near Charleston, South Carolina, before going waist deep into the pond according to reports. Her friend reportedly begged her not to go into the water, saying the alligator ate a deer a few days earlier and Cynthia reportedly responded; ‘I don’t look like a deer’, before moving closer to the alligator, apparently trying to touch it. The 10-foot alligator, estimated at 400-500 pounds, then attacked Covert, who officials said was 5 feet tall and 100 pounds. The animal latched onto...
Poor mother cooks stones to Trick her 8 Hungry Children into Hoping that they’ll Soon Eat
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Poor mother cooks stones to Trick her 8 Hungry Children into Hoping that they’ll Soon Eat

A widow who has 8 children with nothing to feed them, was forced to boil stones to trick her children into having hope that they'll soon eat. Peninah Bahti Kitsao, a widow who lives in Mombasa, Kenya, worked as a local laundrywoman before the lockdown. However, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, her customer base drastically dwindled and she could no longer raise enough money for feeding. On Tuesday, April 28, as she watched her children cry due to hunger, she was forced to boil stones to deceive them into thinking that food was on the way. She hoped that they would fall asleep while waiting for the food. However, the children did not sleep off and a neighbor who heard them crying went over to see what was going on. According to her neighbour, Prisca Nyakaragio Momanyi,...

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