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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...
One shot dead, many injured as annual festival turns bloody in Delta community
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One shot dead, many injured as annual festival turns bloody in Delta community

One person has been killed after violence erupted during a community annual festival in Ughelli Kingdom in Delta State. It was gathered that several people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the violence that broke out in Ekiugbo and Oto-Iwhreko communities on Thursday evening, September 16, when some irate youths in the area reportedly resumed fresh hostilities. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said that one person that was killed and not two as being widely rumoured by residents. The cause of the fracas that led to the violent shooting of rival communal youths is sketchy at the time of this report.
Two Nigerian men, one other, arrested in killing of 8-year-old boy in the US
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Two Nigerian men, one other, arrested in killing of 8-year-old boy in the US

Three men have been arrested in the killing of an 8-year-old boy in Prince George's County, police said Wednesday, September 15. Two of the suspects arrested over the fatal shooting of Peyton "PJ" Evans are of Nigerian descent. The suspects, 21-year-old Desmond Nkwocha, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha and 23-year-old George Shamman, all face attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and weapons-related charges, police said. Eight-year-old Peyton Evans was shot on August 24 while in a relative's apartment in Landover, Maryland, playing a video game and eating tacos, his family said. Police said that a group of adults were gathered outside on the 1600 block of Brightseat Road when three men approached in a white sedan. "One occupant from that white sedan fired s...
Army sergeant allegedly shoots police inspector dead in Lagos
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Army sergeant allegedly shoots police inspector dead in Lagos

An Army sergeant, John Ocheme, is currently being investigated for allegedly shooting and killing a police inspector Inah Ubi last Wednesday. The Nation reports that late Ubi was attached to the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), CMS Jetty, Lagos Island and was allegedly killed by Ocheme near the premises of a dredging firm, Batare Nigeria Ltd in the Sangotedo area of Ajah, Lagos State. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, to the publication; “We left here on a flying boat at about 9am. We got to the Sangotedo area of Okun Ajah and got off the boat. There were many dredging companies there.” The eyewitness claimed that as the NIWA team drew close to shore, they were sighted by persons suspected to be carrying out illegal dredging operations. The suspects fled...
Actress Kate Beckinsale rushed to hospital in Las Vegas as condition is ‘unclear’
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Actress Kate Beckinsale rushed to hospital in Las Vegas as condition is ‘unclear’

Kate Beckinsale has been rushed to hospital in Las Vegas after she had an emergency while filming for Prisoner's Daughter. The 48-year-old actress has been staying at the MGM Signature hotel where she had been shooting her upcoming film in the US, and at around 10:30am on Friday, September 10, she was rushed to hospital after suffering severe back issues. It is reported that the 'Serendipity' actress needed emergency assistance to get to the hospital. Sources have claimed to TMZ that she is still currently in the Emergency Room in the US, and at present, her condition is unclear.
BMW Tupac was riding in when he was shot put up for sale for nearly $2m
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BMW Tupac was riding in when he was shot put up for sale for nearly $2m

The BMW car which Tupac Shakur was riding in before being shot in 1996, has been put up for sale for nearly $2m. The superstar rapper was in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 with Suge Knight and their entourage, to watch a Mike Tyson fight. However after they were stopped at a red light after the bout, suspects in a white vehicle opened fire. Shakur was hit four times, including one bullet that struck him in his lung. Six days later, it was announced that Tupac had passed away. The car which has been restored to its original condition, now has an asking price of $1.7m. Potential buyers can view the car for themselves at Celebrity Cars Las Vegas showroom and, coincidentally, TMZ reported that it isn't far from where the 1996 shooting took place. Back in 2017, this vehicle was...
Borno: Photos of ISWAP attack on troops, civilians in Rann
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Borno: Photos of ISWAP attack on troops, civilians in Rann

The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) launched a major assault in Borno on Monday. The terrorists attacked Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area. They overran a military unit and other premises in the town, located about 350km from Maiduguri, the Borno capital. The ISWAP fighters invaded the community in large numbers shooting sporadically. Troops, residents and humanitarian workers rushed for cover in nearby bushes. Others ran towards neighbouring Cameroon The insurgents took about three Hilux trucks after setting other vehicles and properties ablaze. DAILY POST gathered that a reinforcement is underway. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is providing aerial support. Photos of the attack.
PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting
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PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, expressed shock over the reported shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuff and other household goods, allegedly by a military helicopter in Dutch Island area of Rivers State. It was reported on August 27, 2021 that, a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passengers’ boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State, resulting to several casualties In a statement on Saturday by, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, he said the PDP was alarmed by reports of how the said military helicopter allegedly circled, targeted and shot at civilians, who were ferrying foodstuff and household items from Nembe-Bille jetty, in a bloody assault, in which the traders sustained gunshot ...
Photo Of Eleven Killed As Bandits Attack Katsina Community
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Photo Of Eleven Killed As Bandits Attack Katsina Community

Seven lives have been lost as bandits invaded Dan-Kumeji village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that six persons who sustained injuries in the attack are currently receiving treatment at a hospital. A resident, Abdulmumini Sani, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with Daily Trust, said the attackers stormed the village around 11:30pm on Thursday, August 26, and started shooting sporadically. "When our people saw them, they started running for safety, not knowing that some of the attackers laid ambush in strategic positions. They just pounced out and started shooting those trying to escape the attack,” he said. He added that 11 dead bodies were counted and burial arrangements were ongoing for the recovered corpses. However,...
Many injured as helicopter allegedly shoots passenger boat in Rivers
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Many injured as helicopter allegedly shoots passenger boat in Rivers

Many people are feared injured as a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State. An eyewitness told Punch that the boat conveyed passengers and foodstuff. “The local boat that just left here to Bonny, within the Treasure Island area, a chopper or I will call it a flight helicopter, just came behind, went very low and started shooting at the wooden boat. From the information we got from a boat driver, there were passengers in the boat. The boat also contained foodstuff such as garri, rice and other items. Everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat'' The state police command or the state government is yet to comment on this development.
Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community
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Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community

  An attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State on Wednesday August 25, was repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army. A soldier who got injured during the gunfight with the insurgents who stormed Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the north-eastern state, is currently receiving treatment. Channels Television reported that a reliable military source said the troops succeeded in recovering one Toyota van out of the three the attackers came with. A resident Audu Yakubu, said that the attackers came in three Toyota vans and drove straight to the military base. Yakubu said; “Some villagers had earlier alerted us that they saw strange faces around the Babbangida axis. "So on sighting them coming, we all ran into the bush for s...
Chance the Rapper leads tributes to producer Squeak after his death at 26
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Chance the Rapper leads tributes to producer Squeak after his death at 26

Squeak, a US artiste, DJ, and in-house producer for the Saba-led Chicago hip-hop collective Pivot Gang has died with Chance the Rapper leading tributes by calling him a "great man." A representative for Saba’s Pivot Gang has confirmed the news to Pitchfork, but no official cause of death has been revealed, The Tribe reports that Squeak died in a shooting on Monday evening. The artist’s most recent release came in the form of a collaborative EP alongside MFnMelo, which was released earlier this year. In the wake of the news of his death, artistes from Chicago and many others have been paying tribute to Squeak online. “God bless squeak and every one that loves him,” Chance The Rapper tweeted to lead the tributes, calling Squeak a “great man”. Squeal is survived by his ...
Silento indicted for Murder in Connection to Cousin’s Fatal Shooting
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Silento indicted for Murder in Connection to Cousin’s Fatal Shooting

"Watch Me" rapper, Silento, has been indicted on four charges by a Georgia grand jury in connection with the shooting death of his cousin earlier this year. According to new legal documents, Silento, born Ricky Lamar Hawk, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The Atlanta MC, 23, was arrested in February for the murder of his 34-year-old cousin, Frederick Rooks. On Jan. 21, police responded to a 3:30 a.m. call regarding shots fired and found Rooks dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Silento was also arrested last August for assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of walking into an unlocked stranger’s home in the Valley ...
Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby
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Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby

Gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Damba area of Gusau, Zamfara State, shot a former councillor and abducted his wife and their eight-month-old baby. Haruna Babangida Damba, the former councillor of Tudun-Wada Gusau ward said the gunmen invaded their residence at the Government Residential Quarter in Damba, on Wednesday, August 11, shooting him and taking his 26-year-old wife, Hassana Saudaki. Speaking to Channels Television, Damba said the gunmen who were about four started their operation from 12: 00 am shooting sporadically for over one hour, before whisking his wife and son to an undisclosed location. Damba said he put a distress call to the police immediately to come to his rescue but they did not show up until 3:00 am after the criminals...
Actress Mena Suari recalls ‘unusual, weird’ moment in 1999, Kevin Spacey told her to go into a side room with him to prepare for an intimate scene
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Actress Mena Suari recalls ‘unusual, weird’ moment in 1999, Kevin Spacey told her to go into a side room with him to prepare for an intimate scene

Hollywood actress, Mena Suvari,42 has recalled the moment she had with actor Kevin Spacey, 61 on the set of the 1999 movie "American Beauty." Mena appeared alongside Spacey in the Oscar-winning hit film (pictured above) and says during shooting she had a 'weird' moment with him she dismissed at the time only to reconsider it after recent sexual misconduct allegations were leveled against him. Speaking to People, Suvari explained that she "trusted" the veteran actor throughout the filming of "American Beauty," which caused her to not think twice about the day he told her to go into a side room with him to prepare for an intimate scene they had together. She explained that he had them lay on a bed "very close to one another" while he gently held her. "It was very peaceful bu...
Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue
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Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot a young man identified as Aondofa Michael Terkende in North bank, Makurdi. It was gathered that Aondofa was returning from church on Wednesday morning, July 21, when he was ambushed by the hoodlums. The suspects were said to have made away with his motorcycle after shooting him. He is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment.
Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu
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Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu

Several persons including six policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a Police checkpoint in Amodu, Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu state. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm on Wednesday night, July 21. It was further learnt that unknown number of bystanders and commuters died from stray bullets while others sustained various degrees of injuries as the police engaged the gunmen in a fierce battle. According to eyewitnesses, the attack which started about 5:30pm at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted till about 7pm. The assailants who came from Agbani axis of the road had first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Counc...
Pastor Assassinated by Gunmen laid to rest in Taraba Amidst tears
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Pastor Assassinated by Gunmen laid to rest in Taraba Amidst tears

Rev. Timothy Damisa, the slain pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN), in Baissa, Kurmi LGA of Taraba state, has been laid to rest. The late Damisa,45, was shot dead by the gunmen believed to be assassins, who invaded his house in Baissa in the early hours of Monday, July 12. His wife, Rahab Damisa, said that the gunmen left after ensuring that the pastor was dead. "When they came in their large number, they kept shooting to scare the entire community and then forced their way into our home. The assailants did not ask for money or anything before shooting him several times." she said. The late pastor was laid to rest in his hometown in Wukari Local government Area of Taraba State on Friday, July 16, amidst tears. Meanwhile, the Christian Reformed C...
Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam
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Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

Famous Dutch crime reporter, Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in Amsterdam. Quoting a family statement, RTL News, the Dutch network De Vries regularly contributed to, said: "Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle." "Peter has lived by his conviction: 'On bended knee is no way to be free,'" the family statement said. "We are unbelievably proud of him and at the same time inconsolable." The statement also requested privacy for De Vries' partner and loved ones to "process his death in peace". Police said De Vries was shot in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, close to a large public square in Amsterdam. The attack happened after the journalist, 64, made a regular appearance on a current affairs television show. Two suspects have been detain...
Gunmen kill three policemen and two others in Anambra
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Gunmen kill three policemen and two others in Anambra

Three policemen and two others have been killed by unknown gunmen in Eke-Agu community in Abatete, Idemili North Local government area of Anambra state. According to reports, the gunmen stormed the community in two highlander SUVs and one Sienna car on Tuesday night July 13, shooting sporadically while also setting three vehicles ablaze. The assailants abducted one unidentified young man from Uke after several shots fired at him 'failed to penetrate.' He was dumped in the trunk of the vehicle and whisked away to an unknown destination. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department
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The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department

L-R Dr.Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Late president Moise & his wife) It has been revealed that the Florida doctor who was arrested over the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise campaigned to replace the slain leader with the backing of a key UN figure. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian who has lived in the US since the late 70s, has been named as mastermind of Moise's assassination. He is suspected of being 'one of the leaders' behind the shooting and the attempted killing of the president wife Martine last week.      Haitian police say he entered the country last month on a private jet 'with the intention of taking the Haitian Presidency' although they are yet to back their accusations with hard evidence. DailyMail reported that Sanon's ambitions to reform h...
Photos Show Walls Bandits broke to abduct Residents in Kaduna community
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Photos Show Walls Bandits broke to abduct Residents in Kaduna community

14 people were abducted by bandits at Ungwan Matari in Sabon Tasha area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The bandits who invaded the community at about 11pm on Wednesday night, broke down walls and windows in a bid to gain access into the houses of the residents they kidnapped. Among the victims kidnapped in the attack were a landlord and his tenants. According to a resident, the bandits announced their arrival in the community by shooting sporadically into the air to scare the residents. "The bandits broke walls to gain access to houses. They kidnapped tenants and house owners,” Eunice Kasu, a resident of the area, told Premium Times. "The whole community is in total disarray now. We are all afraid and tired. Three days after the kidnapping of Bethel Bap...
Harry Styles, 27, and girlfriend Olivia Wilde, 37, passionately kiss while enjoying a romantic day onboard a yacht in Tuscany
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Harry Styles, 27, and girlfriend Olivia Wilde, 37, passionately kiss while enjoying a romantic day onboard a yacht in Tuscany

Harry Styles, 27, and his girlfriend Olivia Wilde, 37, couldn't keep their hands off each other as they enjoyed a romantic day onboard a yacht in Tuscany. The couple, who found love while shooting Olivia Wilde's film 'Don't Worry, Darling' in America last year, was filmed packing on the PDA while on holiday in Tuscany on Monday, July 5. The former One Direction star, 27, couldn't keep his hands off his director girlfriend, 37, as they wrapped their arms around each other and enjoyed a passionate kiss on board a luxury yacht in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Wilde, a mother-of-two, wore a high-waisted two-piece while Harry kept things casual as he sported a pair of navy swimming shorts.  
Two escort vehicles ran into tricycles, kill two, injure others in Ilorin
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Two escort vehicles ran into tricycles, kill two, injure others in Ilorin

Two persons were crushed to death while others were seriously injured in a multiple accident involving two escort vans and three commercial ‘Keke napep’ in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Monday. The accident occurred around the Ministry of Agriculture roundabout at about 10am, when the two private escort vans, allegedly on top speed, ran into the three tricycles at the frontage of the ministry. One of the escort vans sumersulted and hit the roundabout, while the second one, crushed the three tricycles, killing two persons on the spot Our correspondent, who was at the scene, reports that the timely intervention of some citizens saved the life of one of the escort van drivers. He was prevented from being lynched by an irate mob including, ‘Keke napep’ commercial transporters...
BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Abduct Sudents Of Bethel School, Kaduna
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BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Abduct Sudents Of Bethel School, Kaduna

As the insecurity in the country worsens, unknown gunmen have stormed Bethel Secondary School on Monday morning, Maramara Chickun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted scores of students. Bethel Secondary School is a boarding school located at the outskirts of Kaduna. According to Mr. Daniel Muhuta, a security guard in the school, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to pin down.” As of the time of filling this report, security personnel have cordoned off the area, even as parents and relatives of the kidnapped students gathered at the main entrance in a sorrowful mood. Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not pick his calls...
Gunmen Attack Police Station, Injure Three Cops In Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Attack Police Station, Injure Three Cops In Akwa Ibom

Some unknown armed men again on Saturday night attacked a divisional police station in Udung Uko local government of Akwa Ibom State and injured three police officers on duty, according to The PUNCH. It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the police station in a vehicle and opened fire on the unsuspecting officers. A source, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent in Uyo, the state capital that three of the officers sustained serious injuries from gunshots in an attempt to repel the attack. “Unknown gunmen shot sporadically last night at the police divisional headquarters Udung Uko. The gallant Police officers on duty tried to repel the attack but three policemen sustained serious degrees of injuries from the attack” the source said adding the community is no longe...
Lagos state govt official allegedly tells #EndSARS panel no blood was seen at Lekki tollgate after October 20 shooting
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Lagos state govt official allegedly tells #EndSARS panel no blood was seen at Lekki tollgate after October 20 shooting

Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the Lagos State Head of Service, has allegedly said there were no bloodstains at the Lekki toll gate when the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the scene hours after the shooting that took place on October 20. Premium Times reports that Muri-Okunola said this during his cross-examination at the Lagos Judicial Panel on Tuesday, June 29. The state government had set up the panel to investigate acts of police brutality in the state as well as investigate the October 20, 2020 shooting incident that took place while #EndSARS protesters gathered to protest. Muri-Okunola while being cross-examined by counsels to the #EndSARS protesters, Olumide Fusika and Adeshina Ogunlana said when Governor Sanwo-Olu and his entourage including himself visited the Lekk...
Update: Gunmen who killed pregnant woman in Kwara demand N30m ransom for her abducted husband
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Update: Gunmen who killed pregnant woman in Kwara demand N30m ransom for her abducted husband

Abductors of Kwara businessman, Lukman Ibrahim, have contacted the family, demanding N30m ransom. LIB reported that the suspected kidnappers killed Ibrahim's pregnant wife, Hawa and whisked him away last Saturday, in Offa town, Offa local government area of Kwara State. A very close family source who confirmed the latest development to Daily Trust on Monday in Ilorin said the family had only been able to raise N2m since the demand was made. "They insisted that it must be N30m or nothing. But we have continued to plead with them while running around to see what we can source because we are talking about somebody’s life here. We have already lost one, a pregnant wife for that matter, Hawa who was hit by their stray bullet when the abductors were shooting randomly during the oper...
Two Hunters Shoot and Injure six Mourners During burial in Edo
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Two Hunters Shoot and Injure six Mourners During burial in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested two hunters, John Ebatame and Moses Okoyomon, for shooting and injuring six persons at a burial in Esan South-East Local Government Area of the state. Spokesman of the command, SP Kontongs Bello, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Benin, said the men were alleged to have committed the offence during the burial of one Late Martina Rabi at Ama Community. "On 25/06/2021 at about 1900hrs, Edo State Police Command through the Divisional Police Officer, Agbede Division, CSP Iredia Ogiata received information that there is an ongoing shooting at Ama Community. On receipt of the information, the DPO swiftly mobilized police operatives from the Division to the scene of the incident," he stated. "On arrival, preliminary investigation...
Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel
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Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the immediate suspension of ACTED, an international Non-Governmental Organization (iNGO) following discovery that the humanitarian organisation was using a hotel in Maiduguri for training some persons on shooting. Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the Governor’s directive, said the French iNGO was found using toy guns and simulators in training exercises at a hotel located off circular road in Maiduguri on Saturday, June 26. Gusau explained that residents near the hotel had reported to officials that they were hearing sounds of gunshots from the hotel, following which government officials reported the matter to GRA Divisional Police Headquarters which oversees the hotel’s location. The police found some ...
Gunmen kill wife of former Oyo Commissioner
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Gunmen kill wife of former Oyo Commissioner

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed Mrs Olayemi Grace Odetomi, wife of Peter Oluremi Odetomi, the former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters under the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi. It was gathered that Mrs Odetomi was shot dead by the gunmen at their family house around Ashi, Bodija, Ibadan in the early hours of Friday, June 25. The robbers were said to have stormed the victim’s residence on motorcycles, shooting sporadically before gaining access into the premises. Details of the incident were still sketchy, however, there are unconfirmed claims that the woman was assassinated. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident said it was a robbery incident. "The deceased, Olayemi Ode...
#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’
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#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’

The Lagos state government's Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appeared before the state's Judicial Panel on Police Brutality on Tuesday, June 22, where he said most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 20202, were from machete cuts and stampede. The Cable reports that Muri-Okunola had come to the panel to present a timeline of the activities of the Lagos state government during the #EndSARS protests, including the Lekki tollgate shooting. He said that during the protest, the state government had set up an ad-hoc committee, referred to as the incident command centre, to monitor the security situation in Lagos. Muri-Okunola told the panel that a day after the shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-O...
At least 21 shot, 3 killed in overnight shootings across Chicago
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At least 21 shot, 3 killed in overnight shootings across Chicago

At least 21 people were shot in Chicago overnight, with three people having died from their injuries, according to police. A 24-year-old man was killed and a woman in her 20s was critically injured in a shooting in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said the two individuals were in the 3200 block of West Division Street at approximately 9:13 p.m. when two to three unknown perpetrators attacked them and began shooting. The man was struck once to the head and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman was struck to the neck and was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation. A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting in t...
Trigger-happy Police Inspector allegedly kills five and injures four in Enugu
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Trigger-happy Police Inspector allegedly kills five and injures four in Enugu

A trigger-happy policeman attached to RC Lotto Company at Golf Estate, GRA Enugu metropolis allegedly shot five persons dead on Sunday, June 20. The Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, was alleged to have started shooting sporadically, leaving five persons dead and four persons with gunshot injuries. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID), to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. He added that the Commissioner, who made the ...
Stray bullet kills 18-year-old student as security operatives clash with suspected rice smugglers in Badagry
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Stray bullet kills 18-year-old student as security operatives clash with suspected rice smugglers in Badagry

An SS3 student was killed during a clash between security operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) and suspected rice smugglers at Irosu village near Badagry. Alade Oba, 18, was hit by stray bullet and died on the spot during the clash with JBPT comprising Customs, Army and Immigration on Saturday, June 19. The JBPT, which was established in the aftermath of the border closure of August 2019, is yet to be disbanded. It was gathered that the JBPT were on routine patrol at Irosu community near Sawa check point around Owode-Apa border post in search of smuggled foreign rice, following a tip-off. Some aggrieved youths, however, confronted the operatives, vowing that on no account should any security agent be allowed to enter their domain to carry out the operation....
Jada Pinkett Smith Shares New Poem Tupac Shakur Wrote Her
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Jada Pinkett Smith Shares New Poem Tupac Shakur Wrote Her

Jada Pinkett Smith has taken to her social media to celebrate the legacy of rap icon Tupac Shakur with one of the poems he wrote to her. The Red Table Talk host via her Instagram went down memory lane where she reflected about their friendship by sharing a poem Tupac wrote to her at the beginning of their teen years, when both of them attended Baltimore School for the Arts. Naija News understands that Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997 when he was 25-year-old. The two met on the first day of high school in Baltimore, according to People, and remained close until she walked away from the friendship when she felt his life was getting too dangerous. Sharing the video, she said; “Over the years, Pac wrote me many letters and many poems. I don’t think this one has ever ...
Update: Man, 25, is Arrested Over Shooting of UK Black Lives Matter Activist, Sasha Johnson.
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Update: Man, 25, is Arrested Over Shooting of UK Black Lives Matter Activist, Sasha Johnson.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested over the shooting of UK Black Lives Matter activist, Sasha Johnson. The mother-of-two, dubbed the 'Black Panther of Oxford', remains in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head at a party in a back garden in Peckham, south London, on Sunday, May 23. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said a man has been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. This comes after two other men were arrested and charged over the shooting, while another four remain on police bail. Devonte Brown, 18, of Southwark, south London, and Cameron Deriggs, also 18, of Lewisham, south-east London, are both accused of conspiracy to murder. Ms Johnson, a member of the Taking The Initiative Party, was in the back garden of a house in Co...
Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun
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Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun

A man accidentally shot his friend in the neck as he showed off his new weapon, police say. Alec Augustino Braz, 22, mistakenly fired his pistol at his 19-year-old friend at around 3.15pm on Saturday, June 1. The shooting happened not long after Braz got his license to carry a gun, Newsweek reports. Woburn Police Department near Boston in Massachusetts revealed in a statement that Braz is suspected of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police handcuffed Braz on multiple firearm offences shortly after the shooting. Police explained that Braz was showing the gun to his friend in his Woburn home on Saturday afternoon when he accidentally pulled the trigger on his guest who has no...
Breaking: Police Tear-Gas June 12 Protesters In Abuja
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Breaking: Police Tear-Gas June 12 Protesters In Abuja

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Saturday fired teargas canisters at protesters of June 12 in the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory. It was gathered that the protest began around 08:30 am and was going on smoothly with the protesters, mostly youths, expressing their dissatisfaction with the state of the nation. The protesters, who chanted “Buhari must go”, “Say no to injustice”, amongst other solidarity phrases, ran for cover when police operatives started shooting. The incident also saw newsmen on ground run for cover as the security operatives bombarded the demonstration ground. More details later…
Bandits Kill 26 in Zamfara State
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Bandits Kill 26 in Zamfara State

26 persons including a police officer have been killed in another deadly attack in some communities in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The state police spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed said the assailants were armed with sophisticated weapons and invaded Tofa village in large numbers, shooting sporadically and killing some of the villagers. Mohammed also disclosed that some of the bandits were wounded after being engaged in a gun battle with the police tactical operatives stationed in the village, while on their way to carry out another attack in Samawa.
Suspected armed herdsmen kill nursing mother, abduct businessman in Benue community
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Suspected armed herdsmen kill nursing mother, abduct businessman in Benue community

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed a nursing mother, Iorliam Dôôr Aggwei and a man, Suleyol Emberga in Anyiin community, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that the attackers stormed the market area of the community known as Tyogbenda Anyiin at about 8pm on Friday, June 4, when traders were rounding up with the day’s business, and started shooting sporadically. A source who spoke to Vanguard, said the attackers abducted a prominent Igbo businessman in the area identified as Emmanuel Chukwukwe Okonkwo from Enugu state and bundled him into the forest. "They came from the forest leading to river at about 8pm, shooting sporadically and people started running, the woman who was carrying a child ran into one of the stalls but one of the bullets...
Gunmen Set Imo council Chairman’s home on Fire
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Gunmen Set Imo council Chairman’s home on Fire

The house of council chairman of Owerri west Local Government Area, Willy Egbo has been set on fire by gunmen who struck at Ubulu – Ihejiofor on Sunday June 6. Eyewitnesses told The Sun that gunmen struck at about 1am, shooting sporadically at that hour and sending most of the villagers scampering for safety inside nearby bushes. After setting the house of Imo State Commissioner for Information Declan Emelumba on fire, they reportedly proceeded to the council chairman’s house, Honourable Willy Egbo at Nnepi and also razed the building.
Unknown Gunmen Kill Policewoman, two Others in Imo
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Unknown Gunmen Kill Policewoman, two Others in Imo

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

A soldier attached to 243 Recce Battalion Ibereko, Badagry, LCP Mahmud Sulaiman, committed suicide by shooting himself dead after he shot dead a customs officer at the Oloko checkpoint, Gbaji on Badagry-Seme expressway on Wednesday, June 2. According to reports, the soldier accidentally shot the Customs officer when his own team leader tried to retrieve a gun from him after he noticed Sulaiman was acting strange. “In the process of retrieving the cocked weapon from him, which he resisted, he accidentally fired a shot and the stray bullet hit one Inspector of Custom, C.N Walter. The customs officer, who was attached to Seme Border Area Command, was rushed to Badagry General Hospital for treatment. But unfortunately, the customs officer died at about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday in the...
Rapper, Wisdom Awute arrested and charged for attempted murder
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Rapper, Wisdom Awute arrested and charged for attempted murder

American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and another man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week. Wisdom Awute, a rapper who is part of DaBaby's Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment label, and Christopher Urena have been arrested in connection with the shooting, Miami Beach Police officials said. Awute, 21, and Urena, 29, both face charges of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Urena also faces charges of grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday along the popular strip of Art Deco hotels and restaurants. Officers found one person struck in the shoulder and another in the l...
”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore
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”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied claims by publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore, that he was shot at in Abuja during a protest against insecurity in the country today, May 31. Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, said there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest. The statement titled ‘Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’ reads “The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain. Contrary to the speculation, police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protest...
Gunmen Assassinate Popular Businessman in Ibadan
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Gunmen Assassinate Popular Businessman in Ibadan

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

A magistrate court, a High court, and a divisional police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State have been attacked by unknown gunmen. According to reports, the gunmen who came in their numbers, stormed the public facilities on Friday night, shooting sporadically into the air before setting the courts and the police station ablaze. Thankfully no life was lost in the attack. Confirming the attacks, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said “Upon the receipt of the complaint, Police Special Forces were deployed to the scene. The Commissioner of Police Imo state, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has ordered a full investigation into the incident and directed that no stone should be left unturned until the perpetrators of such heinous crime ...

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