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Two company staff, one other kidnapped as gunmen in military uniform strike again on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
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Two company staff, one other kidnapped as gunmen in military uniform strike again on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Gunmen have kidnapped three persons on the Lagos-Ibadan highway barely eight days after four persons were abducted and a driver killed at Onigari axis. It was gathered that the gunmen suspected to be bandits struck again on Saturday, January 15, at Ishara-Remo axis in Ogun State jurisdiction. Nigerian Tribune learnt that the gunmen numbering about 10, emerged from a bush along the road dressed in military uniform and started shooting sporadically, directing the shots at vehicles and their occupants. While some including Nollywood actress, Bimpe Akintunde and her daughter were able to escape, two staff members of Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) and another unidentified person, were not so lucky. The workers were said to be returning home from a ceremon...
Actress Adebimpe Akintunde and daughter escape attack by bandits on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
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Actress Adebimpe Akintunde and daughter escape attack by bandits on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Filmmaker Bimpe Akintunde, has shared the story of how she and her daughter escaped a bandit attack along the Lagos-Ibadan express road. According to her, she was on her way to Lagos when she ran into the bandits at Oni-Garri. She said the bandits were shooting directly at the vehicles on the road. Her story comes barely a week after a driver was killed and five persons were abducted at Oni-Garri along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Read her account of what happened below
Convicted murderer, Robert Durst dies at 78 in prison
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Convicted murderer, Robert Durst dies at 78 in prison

Robert Durst, a convicted murderer, and American millionaire real estate heir,  has died at the age of 78. Dust, the heir to the Dust Real Estate Empire, died of natural causes at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, his lawyer Chip Lewis confirmed to Fox News. Lewis also said the New York Times’ Dust was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital, where he suffered cardiac arrest. “Durst died early this morning while in detention at the California Corrections Bureau,” Lewis said in a statement. “We understand that his death was due to a natural cause associated with a series of medical problems that we have repeatedly reported to court over the past few years.” Dust was convicted in September 2021 and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the murder of his best frie...
23-year-old man declared wanted for murder of rapper Young Dolph, 36,
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23-year-old man declared wanted for murder of rapper Young Dolph, 36,

Memphis police and the U.S. Marshals Service announced the name of a suspect in the shooting death of Young Dolph, the Memphis, Tennessee, rapper who was killed last November. Justin Johnson, 23, is wanted by police in connection with a number alleged charges, including first-degree murder, criminal attempted first-degree murder, and property theft, the Memphis Police Department said on Wednesday evening in a release posted on social media. Police urged the public to share any information regarding the suspect's whereabouts and disclosed that Johnson is a fugitive and "should be considered armed & dangerous." Johnson is 5-foot-8, 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes, police said. A reward of up to $15,000 is being ordered for informati...
Kidnappers release Plateau monarch five days after abduction
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Kidnappers release Plateau monarch five days after abduction

The abducted monarch from Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat, has regained his freedom. Dakat who is the Paramount ruler in Gindiri chiefdom, Mangu Local Government of the state was kidnapped by gunmen early on Sunday morning, December 26. Gunmen stormed the monarch's home at about 1 am and started shooting sporadically into the air. However, his abductors made contact with the family members a few days later and demanded ransom before they could release the monarch. It was gathered that the monarch eventually regained his freedom in the early hours of today Friday, December 31. The monarch is said to be in good condition of health. It is however not clear if any ransom was paid before he was released.
“I have never heard of an arrest in a mosque” – Actress Chinonso Arubayi reacts to arrest of Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu
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“I have never heard of an arrest in a mosque” – Actress Chinonso Arubayi reacts to arrest of Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu

Nollywood actress, Chinonso Arubayi, has said that she has never heard of someone being arrested in a mosque. The mother of one stated this while reacting to the arrest of former governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu. Nwosu, the son-in-law of former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, was whisked away by security operatives from a church service at his home town, Eziama Obieri. "I have never heard of an arrest in a mosque. Police shooting in a church during a post burial service of his mum?" Nonso wrote. "This is really sad. What's the difference between security operatives and unknown gunmen? Why the hell is this country upside down." she added.
Schools in the U.S are taking precautions over disturbing TikTok threat for December 17
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Schools in the U.S are taking precautions over disturbing TikTok threat for December 17

Some schools in the United States are taking precautionary measures following a disturbing TikTok threat. There's an anonymous threat on TikTok that seemingly warns against students attending class on Friday December 17. The threat or challenge has been tagged "National Shoot Up Your School Day." Though there's no mention of a specific school or district, there are however hundreds of other TikTok posts referencing the challenge and warning students to take precautions. A user on the platform wrote; "Idk if this is true or not but apparently there is a threat on December 17 2021, schools in America are going to have a school shooting or bombing. "[Once] again idk if this is true but if it is, stay safe. My mom called and told me so I looked it up. ... stay safe America." ...
Rapper Slim 400’s Death Investigated as Gang-related murder
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Rapper Slim 400’s Death Investigated as Gang-related murder

Inglewood Police Department is now investigating the killing of rapper Slim 400 as “gang-related retaliation". The police department is also bracing for a turf war as “things have really ramped up between the Bloods and the Crips, so tensions are already high.” LIB reported earlier that the 33-year-old rising West Coast hip-hop artist real name Vincent Cohran was killed on Wednesday December 8, just before 8 p.m. in Inglewood city. While security operatives don't believe the Compton-raised rapper’s death was a targeted hit, law enforcement officials told TMZ they still think the shooting was gang-related and might be a revenge. Sources told the outlet “they believe Slim happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and his alleged ties to the Bloods didn’t help.” In...
Parents of Michigan school Shooting Suspect Arrested in Detroit, held on $500,000 Bond each after Manhunt
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Parents of Michigan school Shooting Suspect Arrested in Detroit, held on $500,000 Bond each after Manhunt

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen charged in the Oxford High School shooting, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges after police said they arrested them in a Detroit warehouse following an hours-long search. A judge in Michigan's Oakland County set bond at $500,000 each for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the teen jailed on suspicion of killing four schoolmates and wounding seven other people at Oxford High School on Tuesday. The detained couple, sitting alone in separate rooms, made their arraignment appearance by video conference with the judge, their attorneys, and the county prosecutor. Both spoke little beyond saying they understood each charge -- with Jennifer Crumbley appearing to cry between words and ...
Update: Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect go missing after they were charged with involuntary manslaughter
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Update: Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect go missing after they were charged with involuntary manslaughter

The parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old accused of killing four fellow students at a Michigan high school, have gone missing after a prosecutor announced involuntary manslaughter charges against them. The U.S. Marshals Service released wanted posters for the couple late Friday night, December 3, offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to their capture. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is considering the parents as fugitives, spokesperson Stephen Huber confirmed to CBS News. Earlier Friday, an attorney for the couple said they left town the day of the shooting and were returning to be arraigned, but the couple missed their Friday afternoon arraignment. Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told CBS News that he was contacted by the attorney at...
Update: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of music icon Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline
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Update: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of music icon Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline

A suspect has been arrested in the Beverly Hills for the killing of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, police announced Thursday December 2. Police identified the suspect as a Los Angeles resident, 29-year-old Aariel Maynor, who officials said was on parole and had an extensive criminal record. The suspect was arrested a short time after the shooting, during a second apparent burglary in the Hollywood Hills, according to police. Officers first responded to a report of a shooting at the Avant home in the upscale Trousdale Estates neighborhood around 2:23 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Maytor Place. They arrived to find 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was later...
‘I didn’t pull the trigger of gun on Rust movie set – Alec Baldwin changes narrative as he holds back tears in new interview
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‘I didn’t pull the trigger of gun on Rust movie set – Alec Baldwin changes narrative as he holds back tears in new interview

Hollywood actor, Alec Baldwin has now said he "didn't pull the trigger" in fatal movie set shooting that killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Rust." Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza injured in October after Baldwin discharged a weapon during a rehearsal that contained what authorities suspect was a live round. The incident, which remains under investigation, has renewed calls for better safety practices on sets with regards to the use of weapons. Baldwin has now denied pulling the gun on Hutchins and said he has no idea how a live bullet got in the Colt .45 revolver gun he used in the scene. "The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger," Baldwin said in an excerpt released Wednesday night, Dece...
Ethan Crumbley’s mother wrote pro-gun letter to Trump praising his support for guns
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Ethan Crumbley’s mother wrote pro-gun letter to Trump praising his support for guns

More details are emerging about Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old charged with shooting and killing four students and wounding seven at a Michigan high school on Tuesday November 30. Ethan Crumbley, who has been charged with 24 different counts as an adult, came from a family that was supportive of possessing guns. Ethan's mother, Jennifer Crumbley, 43, wrote an open letter to then president-elect Donald Trump on her blog in Nov. 2016 to praise Trump for supporting guns. She wrote: "As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms. Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment." The semi-automatic handgun Ethan Crumbley used to kill four students and wound many more was legally purch...
Michigan school shooting: Suspect identified as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley as he’s charged with terrorism murdering 4 and injuring 7 at Oxford High School
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Michigan school shooting: Suspect identified as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley as he’s charged with terrorism murdering 4 and injuring 7 at Oxford High School

The suspect in the Michigan school shooting has been identified as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley. According to Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald, he will be charged as an adult with one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Ms. McDonald added that “there are important facts still to be gathered. The process will take time”. She confirmed that Mr. Crumbley is facing life in prison because he’s being charged as an adult. She said that “there could be additional charges issued very soon” and that Mr. Crumbley was being charged as an adult because of the “seriousness of the crime” under Michigan law. “First-d...
Another Victim of Oxford High School Shooting dies, Raising Death toll to four
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Another Victim of Oxford High School Shooting dies, Raising Death toll to four

A 17-year-old boy has become the fourth student to die following the shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. Justin Shilling, died around 10.45am on Wednesday, Dec 1, at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. He is the fourth person killed in the shooting that took place at the high school on Tuesday afternoon. The three other students who were killed Tuesday include Tate Myre, 16; Hana St Juliana, 14; and Madisyn Baldwin, 17 The suspected shooter, a 15-year-old boy, remains in custody at a juvenile detention center where he is reportedly not cooperating with police. The suspect reportedly posted pictures of the semiautomatic handgun he used to open fire on classmates and teachers to social media before the massacre ...
3 people killed, more injured in Michigan school shooting
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3 people killed, more injured in Michigan school shooting

Three students were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, authorities said. The suspect, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in custody, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a news conference. A handgun was also found, he said. Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, were killed in the shooting. Tate Myre, 16, died in a patrol car as deputies were taking him to the hospital, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said late Tuesday. Eight others were seriously wounded, including a teacher, and taken to hospitals with various injuries, Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.  said. Three of the wounded students were in critical condition late Tuesday night, including a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head and ...
Police arrest suspected armed robber in Nasarawa, recover pistol, 21 rounds of AK-47 ammunition
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Police arrest suspected armed robber in Nasarawa, recover pistol, 21 rounds of AK-47 ammunition

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect and recovered one locally fabricated pistol and 21 rounds of AK-47 ammunition from him. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 25, said that the suspect, Victor Ayuba has been on the wanted list of the police. "On 22/11/2021 at about 2135hrs, a distress call was received that unidentified armed men were shooting sporadically and dispossessing innocent passer-by of their valuables at Ado junction, Karu LGA of the State," he stated. "Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police swiftly deployed a detachment of Police Operatives attached to New Karu Division, led by SP Aaron Kaura to the scene; on sighting the Pol...
Four killed, several injured as bandits attack Katsina community
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Four killed, several injured as bandits attack Katsina community

Bandits have attacked Barawa village in Batagarawa Loal Government Area of Katsina, killing four and leaving several others injured. The gunmen in large number, stormed the community which is 10 kilometre from Katsina metropolis at about 9pm on Sunday, shooting sporadically into the air. "Nobody was kidnapped during the attack but three men and an elderly woman were killed in the process. They also looted several shops and houses and took away their goats and sheep as well." a resident explained. The raid was said to have lasted for over 90 minutes, giving the gunmen enough time to ransack the village. According to residents of the community, the bandits were over 100 and did not come on motorcycles. Vilage head Narratin...
Panic in Imo as gunmen kidnap former Deputy Governor’s father
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Panic in Imo as gunmen kidnap former Deputy Governor’s father

HRH, Eze Madumere, the father of former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The monarch was said to have been kidnapped at Iho Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state. A resident of the locality, who pleaded anonymity, told DAILYPOST on Friday, that the 89-year-old traditional ruler of Ezi–Mbieri Autonomous Community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area was reportedly ambushed by gunmen after sporadic shootings on his way to a funeral on Friday The hoodlums were said to have dragged the traditional ruler out from his vehicle and drove to an unknown destination. This incident was said to have sent panic and fear across the local government and entire state. Confirming the incident Prince Eze Madumere, the forme...
”Fake news” Ministry of Information reacts to report Claiming Lai Mohammed has denied saying nobody died at Lekki tollgate
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”Fake news” Ministry of Information reacts to report Claiming Lai Mohammed has denied saying nobody died at Lekki tollgate

The Ministry of Information and Culture has described as ''fake news'' reports claiming the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has recanted his comment on the Lekki tollgate. The Minister has always insisted that no one died in the Lekki tollgate shooting that happened on October 20, 2020. The Lagos state Jucidial panel of inquiry into the unfortunate incident, turned in its report to the state government on Monday, November 15, in which it confirmed that some people did die during the shooting incident and that the police and Nigerian Army are culpable of the killings. Many Nigerians have since been waiting for the Minister to comment on the findings of the panel of inquiry. The Ministry of Information via its Facebook page has denied claims that the Minister ...
George Clooney calls Alec Baldwin’s deadly ‘Rust’ shooting ‘insane’
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George Clooney calls Alec Baldwin’s deadly ‘Rust’ shooting ‘insane’

Actor George Clooney has described the deadly shooting of “Rust” cinematographer as “infuriating” and “insane” Speaking on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Clooney stated that the death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was clearly the result of “a lot of stupid mistakes.” He also claimed that Alec Baldwin and his crew appeared to ignore decades-old safety rules used on every other set. He said; “Maybe they weren’t even using that gun to do target practice, but they had live ammo with dummies, all this s–t we’ve been seeing with all the Alec Baldwin stuff. “And that is insane. It’s insane. It’s infuriating." Clooney also said that despite being on sets for 40 years, he has never heard of some of the apparent safety measures Baldwin’s Western had used on the deadly se...
Man shot for urinating near NSCDC office
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Man shot for urinating near NSCDC office

A 32-year-old man identified simply as Nwa-Aba was reportedly shot early yesterday morning, by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River State. An NSCDC official reportedly shot at the man while he was urinating opposite the Calabar, Cross River State office of the Corps. Though the shooter is yet to be identified, an eyewitness told The Nation that Nwa-Aba was shot twice in his waist as he relieved himself about 50 metres away from the NSCDC office. The eyewitness said; “He was urinating at a spot when the Civil Defence officer shot him in his waist. He is a labourer at the Petroleum Tanker Driver’s park. He has been rushed to the hospital and we don’t know his condition for now." One Bright Uzo, who also witnessed the incident, cond...
RnB singer, Pleasure P’s 17-year-old son wanted for murder
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RnB singer, Pleasure P’s 17-year-old son wanted for murder

American RnB singer, Pleasure P’s 17-year-old son is wanted by Florida authorities for allegedly fatally shooting a 24-year-old man and then leaving the victim’s body on a highway. Tyrone Arthus, 24, was shot on the side of Interstate 595 in Davie, just before 1:30 a.m. in October, and left to die. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, on Oct. 8, 17-year-old Marcus Cooper ordered Arthus out of the car on the highway, where he shot him several times and left him for dead. Deputies said Cooper and Arthus knew each other and may have even been friends. The 17-year-old suspect is the son of South Florida R&B singer Marcus Ramone Cooper, Sr., also known as “Pleasure P.” Pleasure P Arthus’ mother, Marie Arthus, is looking for answers. “I just want justice fo...
Smith Rowe Strikes again as Arsenal beat Watford
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Smith Rowe Strikes again as Arsenal beat Watford

Emile Smith Rowe scored for the third Premier League game in a row as in-form Arsenal marked Mikel Arteta's 100th game in charge with a 1-0 win over Watford at the Emirates. The Gunners, now unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions, had been by far the better team in the first half without reward. Bukayo Saka had an early strike overturned by VAR for offside and, after Danny Rose's blatant foul on Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty was superbly stopped by the impressive Ben Foster 10 minutes before the break. But Watford have now not kept a clean sheet in the top flight for 21 games and their defence was eventually beaten on 56 minutes when Smith Rowe swept in from 18 yards for his fifth goal of the season - although there was some controversy, with Clau...
Three dead as gunmen open fire on passersby in Imo
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Three dead as gunmen open fire on passersby in Imo

Unknown gunmen on Friday evening, November 5, opened fire on passersby at Neokeisima junction Umulogho in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, killing three on the spot. According to The Nation, the shooting which took place around 7.50 pm, caused pandemonium as residents and passersby scampered for safety. An eyewitness said the assailants immediately zoomed to Umuahia in Abia State in the car while the victims were soaked with blood. Contacted, spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Michael Abattam said the police was yet to get report of the incident. "I will investigate the incident and get back to you." he said.
Husband of ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins ‘to file wrongful death lawsuit’ after Movie armorer claimed saboteur put live round in gun Alec Baldwin fired
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Husband of ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins ‘to file wrongful death lawsuit’ after Movie armorer claimed saboteur put live round in gun Alec Baldwin fired

The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot dead on the set of Alec Baldwin's movie 'Rust', has hired lawyers and is set to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to a new report. Hutchins was shot and killed during rehearsals for the film in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21. The news of the lawsuit comes as Rust armorer (Crew member responsible for providing arms on set), Hannah Gutierrez Reed said she's not yet ready to speak about what happened after her lawyers claimed a saboteur put live round in gun Alec Baldwin fired. Matthew Hutchins has hired the law firm Panish, Shea, Boyle and Ravipudi in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Sources told the outlet that there will be multiple defendants in the suit and it will be filed on behalf of Matthew and their...
Nigerian army denies shooting civilians and indiscriminately burning houses during Enugu community raid
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Nigerian army denies shooting civilians and indiscriminately burning houses during Enugu community raid

The 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Enugu has denied shooting and burning of houses in Mgbowo Community, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. This comes after videos circulated online on Monday, November 1 showing Soldiers indiscriminately shooting at civilian homes in the community. The army, says it only carried out a night raid at a suspected Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) hideout located in the community, and that two ring leaders of IPOB/ ESN were arrested. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Acting Deputy Director Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, which said the suspects were currently undergoing interrogation . According to Abdullahi: “Contrary to IPOB/ESN propaganda video, th...
Nigerian Army Reacts to Video of Soldiers Shooting at Homes
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Nigerian Army Reacts to Video of Soldiers Shooting at Homes

The Nigerian Army has broken its silence after a video of Nigerian soldiers shooting at homes of villagers surfaced online. It is alleged the tragic incident happened in Enugu. The Army said any officer found wanting will face the law. The army also confirmed it raided Mgbowo in Enugu state on Monday looking for members of the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to the Army, the operation at the Eastern Security Network (ESN) camp was carried out Monday night in Mgbowo under Agwu Local Government Area. In a statement on Tuesday, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations said two IPOB ESN ring leaders were arrested. “They are currently undergoing interrogation with a security agency”, the spokesman added. Abdullahi said there w...
Alec Baldwin and his family pose for Halloween photos hours after new report that ‘Rust’ movie set had three other accidental gun discharges prior to fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins
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Alec Baldwin and his family pose for Halloween photos hours after new report that ‘Rust’ movie set had three other accidental gun discharges prior to fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins

Hollywood Actor, Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin have been pictured celebrating Halloween with their six children. Hilaria posted photos of the family's costumes on her Instagram account just hours after the Los Angeles Times released a report alleging three other accidental shootings occurred on the 'Rust' movie set just before the accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. One alleged shooting involved Alec's stunt double firing a blank after being told the gun was 'cold' In another instance, a props department worker 'actually shot herself in the foot' with a blank. At the moment, Baldwin faces no charges and the investigation is still ongoing. More photos below.
Worshippers abducted and two killed as bandits attack Kaduna Baptist church
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Worshippers abducted and two killed as bandits attack Kaduna Baptist church

Two worshippers at Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state have been killed after bandits attacked the church during their Sunday service on October 31. The bandits surrounded the church before they started shooting sporadically. Ishaya Jangado, the president of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, said an unspecified number of its worshippers were also abducted during the attack. “The incident occurred this morning but we don’t know the exact number of people that were kidnapped yet” he said Reacting, Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), described the attack as “another sad story of how deteriorating our insecurity has become”. “Citizens are being killed like chickens wit...
Panic As Suspected Kidnappers Storm Calabar Community, Attempt To Rescue Apprehended Members
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Panic As Suspected Kidnappers Storm Calabar Community, Attempt To Rescue Apprehended Members

According to a report by Daily Post, a gang of suspected kidnappers, on Sunday, stormed Lemna community, in Calabar Municipality Council twice between the hours of 7am and 11.30am. At the first strike, they successfully kidnapped three persons, dragging them through the dump site through the beach into their waiting speed boat. Last Monday, they had kidnapped three persons, including a woman, a baker and another man. They demanded N15m before the first kidnapped victims were released. An eyewitnesses in the neighborhood said they came through the Cross River State water board pump centre and kidnapped three more persons. According to the eyewitness, with supports from local vigilantes, they were able to apprehend two of the suspected kidnappers and handed them over to the polic...
Police officer allegedly shoots his girlfriend in Delta for refusing to marry him after she found out he is married with child
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Police officer allegedly shoots his girlfriend in Delta for refusing to marry him after she found out he is married with child

A police officer identified as Bishop Eno has been accused of shooting a woman in Delta State after she allegedly turned down his marriage proposal.   Human rights activist, Fejiro Oliver, who disclosed this on Friday, October 29, said that the officer attacked to the Isoko division of the Delta State Police Command and the victim dated for five years only for her to find out that he is already married with a child.  
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he’ll retire from playing football
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he’ll retire from playing football

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed that he would retire from playing football when he feels he is not capable of running, dribbling and shooting. The Portugal captain said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in international football last month. When asked by Sky Sports on international retirement, the 36-year-old said: “But Why? I think it’s not my time yet. It’s not what people want, it’s what I want. “It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone … but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated. It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and ...
Swedish rapper Einar shot dead aged 19
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Swedish rapper Einar shot dead aged 19

A young Swedish rapper who had a number of chart-topping hits in the country was murdered on Thursday night, October 21, on the streets of Stockholm. Reports said 19-year-old Einar, whose real name was Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg, was shot in the head and chest in the port of Hammarby Sjöstad. The shooting comes three months after rival rapper Yasin was jailed for 10 months for masterminding a foiled plot to kindap Einar in 2020. Also, in April 2020, weeks after Yasin's plot to lure Einar to a music studio failed, Einar was kidnapped and held at gunpoint for several hours.  He was tied up and beaten in a flat in an attack involving another Swedish rapper Haval Khalil. The kidnappers posted pictures of Einar to social media while he was being held by them, and claimed they ...
My life changed on this day for worse – DJ Switch speaks on anniversary of EndSARS
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My life changed on this day for worse – DJ Switch speaks on anniversary of EndSARS

DJ Switch who shared live feeds on Instagram during the shooting at the Lekki toll gate says the incident changed her life for the worse. In a post shared on her Instagram page to commemorate the first year anniversary of the incident. DJ Switch wrote; ''On this day, last year 20.10.20 we were filled with hopes that young Nigerians took a solid stand. Through all the government’s antics, lies, counter protesters and thugs that were sent to attack us… we stood our ground! When the Nigerian government exhausted all their poorly planned tactics… they unleashed nothing short of EVIL on its citizens. I’ve not been able to talk today… and I cannot imagine what others who had it worse, feel! I am so proud of our young generation of leaders and our celebrities that have shown great leader...
Cameroon: ‘Ambazonian Boys’ step up action near Cross River border, screen Nigerians
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Cameroon: ‘Ambazonian Boys’ step up action near Cross River border, screen Nigerians

Some youths fighting for self-rule in southwest Cameroon have reportedly stepped up their agitation. They are also reported to be screening, blocking both Cameroonians and Nigerians travelling into and out of the country as well as shooting since last week in borderline communities. A handful of Cameroonians residing in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, who sneaked into Mamfe town and other parts of their ancestral southwest Cameroon, painted gory pictures, narrating how they were very lucky to have returned alive. Bisong Ojong Nre, 56, who does menial jobs in Calabar and had a family reunion in his Cameroonian hometown three weeks ago said he had to meander dangerous bush paths near Boki LGA of Cross River State to escape the rampaging Ambazonian Boys who extort and clamp d...
You’re an embodiment of a Nigerian Youth the Government are afraid of – Peter Okoye ‘Mr P’ praises DJ Switch over her speech at Oslo Freedom Forum
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You’re an embodiment of a Nigerian Youth the Government are afraid of – Peter Okoye ‘Mr P’ praises DJ Switch over her speech at Oslo Freedom Forum

Singer Peter Okoye a.k.a Mr P has praised DJ Switch over her speech at Oslo Freedom Forum. In her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the entertainer referenced Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s 1977 hit song, Zombie, where he likened the Nigerian Army to Zombies, saying they are like ‘mindless zombies following idiotic orders.’ DJ Switch who gained prominence after doing a live video of the Lekki Toll Gate shooting last October, also chided Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture who she described as one of the country's 'oppressors'. She said; “As an artiste and a DJ, I listen to music a lot all the time and I am reminded of the legend — the artiste, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He was known for speaking truth to power with his music and I am reminded of his 1977 song titled, Zombie. Here, F...
Bandits attack another Sokoto village market
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Bandits attack another Sokoto village market

Goronyo market in Goronyo Local Government Area in the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto State, has been reportedly attacked by bandits. Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that the assailants attacked the market in large numbers on Sunday night, shooting sporadically and killing several persons. The actual number of casualties is yet to be determined and it was also learnt that this is the third time in two weeks bandits have attacked a village market in Sokoto State.
19 traders including two biological brothers killed as bandits attack Sokoto market
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19 traders including two biological brothers killed as bandits attack Sokoto market

At least 19 traders were killed by bandits who attacked a weekly market at Unguwan Lalle in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. It was gathered that the attackers stormed the market at about 3pm, on Friday, October 8, shortly after all the traders had returned from the Juma’at congregational prayers. Two biological brothers, Shafiu and Muhammau, who trade in hide and skin were among those killed. The attack also left several others injured, majority of whom are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Sabon Birni. It was further learnt that Unguwan Lalle market is among the popular markets in the eastern part of Sokoto state and is being patronised by traders from different parts of the state and from Zamfara, Kebbi and neighbouring Niger Republic. ...
What we have are recycled leaders who have chosen to kill us one by one, we will be standing up to our oppressors starting from Lai Mohammed – DJ Switch
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What we have are recycled leaders who have chosen to kill us one by one, we will be standing up to our oppressors starting from Lai Mohammed – DJ Switch

Nigerian entertainer, DJ Switch has said that Nigerian leaders are afraid of youths and have failed to create an enabling environment for them to thrive and contribute. In her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the entertainer referenced Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s 1977 hit song, Zombie, where he likened the Nigerian Army to Zombies, saying they are like ‘mindless zombies following idiotic orders.’ DJ Switch who gained prominence after doing a live video of the Lekki Toll Gate shooting last October, also chided Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture who she described as one of the country's 'oppressors'. She said;   “As an artiste and a DJ, I listen to music a lot all the time and I am reminded of the legend — the artiste, Fela Anikulap...
Teen sensation Luca Netz would snub Man City twice as he focuses on future at Borussia Monchengladbach
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Teen sensation Luca Netz would snub Man City twice as he focuses on future at Borussia Monchengladbach

The highly-rated 18-year-old defender has turned down an opportunity to join the Blues once before, and would do so again if they made an approach Luca Netz is forging quite the reputation at Borussia Monchengladbach, to the point that leading sides from across Europe are shooting admiring glances in his direction, but the 18-year-old has turned down Manchester City once before and says he would do so again if the Premier League champions came calling. The highly-rated left-back has taken in just 16 competitive appearances as a senior star, with those outings spread across spells with Hertha Berlin and Gladbach – with a £3.6 million ($5m) transfer made over the summer. He could have been on the move before then, having been approached by City in 2018, but a youngster being tipped ...
Nascar driver John Wes Townley, 31, killed in double shooting
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Nascar driver John Wes Townley, 31, killed in double shooting

Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley has died at the age of 31. Townley and an unidentified 30-year-old woman were shot in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, October 2. ACCPD spokesperson Lt. Shaun Barnett told the Athens Banner-Herald that Athens-Clarke County police responded to a shooting at Morton Avenue in the Five Points neighbourhood just before 9pm on Saturday. Townley died at the hospital as a result of his injuries, while the 30-year-old woman remains in a serious condition, according to Barnett. Barnett continued to state that police have had contact with the shooter, and, according to preliminary information, appears domestic violence-related. Townley participated in the NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Series from 2008 to 2016. In all he made 76 starts in the Xfini...
Gunmen kill 30 in fresh attack in Niger state
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Gunmen kill 30 in fresh attack in Niger state

No fewer than 30 persons have been reported dead after gunmen again invaded Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munyan local government area of Niger state. According to reports, the gunmen attacked Kachiwe village and spread to other adjourning villages in the area. The fully armed bandits who rode on motorcycles started shooting sporadically to scare the villagers during which many people were killed. Confirming the incident, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said the State Government is not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts at ridding the state of crime and appealed to residents of the state to provide security agencies with credible information to succeed. “What is happening to us in Niger State in terms of insecurity is beyond our power and...
I have been cooked up in a house for months. I never got asylum to Canada – DJ Switch
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I have been cooked up in a house for months. I never got asylum to Canada – DJ Switch

Obianuju Catherine Udeh popularly known as DJ Switch, has refuted claims she got asylum to Canada. Recall that the entertainer who was signed by Peter Okoye as his personal disc jockey in 2017, made headlines after capturing the shooting which occurred at Lekki Toll Gate in an Instalive video on October 20, 2020. Shortly after the gunshot incident during the EndSARS protest at the tollgate, it was widely reported that she had fled the country and has taken asylum in Canada. The personal assistant to singer, Peter Okoye, Charles Abi, even granted an interview where he stated that DJ Switch is safe and out of the country. In a message posted on her Instastories, DJ Switch debunked reports she has been granted asylum in Canada. According to her, she never stepped foot into Canada a...
Davido breaks silence on death of photographer, Fortune
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Davido breaks silence on death of photographer, Fortune

Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has finally spoken on the death of his personal photographer, Fortune. Fortune died a few days ago after he reportedly drowned while shooting. On his Instagram page, Davido expressed sadness over the death of Fortune who he described as one of his closest confidants. He wrote: I can’t believe you’re gone since we met you never left my side. You really were all about me like nothing else mattered. “I can’t believe you didn’t give me the chance to fulfil the rest of my promises to you. My heart is so heavy right now but I’m just grateful I met you. “You went from a complete stranger to one of my most closest confidants. “You truly were the best kid. I’m so grateful we got to travel the world and create so many iconic moments with you. “You...
Davido breaks silence on death of photographer, Fortune
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Davido breaks silence on death of photographer, Fortune

Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has finally spoken on the death of his personal photographer, Fortune. Fortune died a few days ago after he reportedly drowned while shooting. On his Instagram page, Davido expressed sadness over the death of Fortune who he described as one of his closest confidants. He wrote: I can’t believe you’re gone since we met you never left my side. You really were all about me like nothing else mattered. “I can’t believe you didn’t give me the chance to fulfil the rest of my promises to you. My heart is so heavy right now but I’m just grateful I met you. “You went from a complete stranger to one of my most closest confidants. “You truly were the best kid. I’m so grateful we got to travel the world and create so many iconic moments with you. ...
1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis
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1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

A gunman opened fire inside a Kroger grocery store in a Memphis, Tennessee suburb, killing one person and injuring 13 others before he shot and killed himself.   The shooting was reported around 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, at the supermarket located 30 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee.     Authorities arrived minutes later at 1.34 and began helping victims.     Two medical helicopters were flown into the area to evacuate victims. Those who were injured were taken to area hospitals and their conditions range from minor to extremely serious, authorities said.     Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said in a press conference: "It breaks my heart to have to stand before you today.   ...
We are not pampering repentant terrorists, we are only being humane – Nigerian Army
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We are not pampering repentant terrorists, we are only being humane – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has said that it is not pampering repentant terrorists who recently surrendered. Theatre commander of the north-east joint task force 'Operation Hadin Kai', Christopher Musa told newsmen that allowing repentant terrorists to surrender to troops without shooting them, is in line with international laws and best practices. Musa stated that providing food, shelter and other amenities for repentant terrorists is an act of humanity and to ensure that they are fit enough to go through the proper procedure. The Theatre commander also said they are sorting them out, and will be treating those who didn't play any part in attacks and those who took part actively seperately. He said; “I don’t know if people misunderstood humane treatment as being pampering, because if he...
Rapper Spotemgottem shot in drive-by shooting
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Rapper Spotemgottem shot in drive-by shooting

Florida rapper SpotemGottem has been admitted in a hospital after being shot in a drive-by shooting on Friday September 17. TMZ reported that law enforcement sources said the shooting took place around 3 a.m. local time on Friday September 17. It was learnt that another car pulled up alongside his and shot at least 22 times on the driver's side. The driver told cops that he was driving southbound on I-95 when gunshots started ringing out from another car. The driver was shot in his hip, while Spotemgottem suffered gunshot wounds to both legs. They were both taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Manager of the 19-year-old rapper, Dee Phatboy also confirmed the shooting. Phatboy said Spotem who was being driven from a Miami recording studio at the time of the incident, is...

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