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Boxer Danny Kelly Jr. is shot dead in front of his girlfriend and three young children in road rage attack on Christmas Eve
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Boxer Danny Kelly Jr. is shot dead in front of his girlfriend and three young children in road rage attack on Christmas Eve

Former professional boxer, Danny Kelly Jr. was shot dead in front of his girlfriend and his three young children as he drove them to visit family on Christmas Eve. The 30-year-old was driving a pickup truck along St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills, Maryland, about 4:40 pm when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone inside it opened fire, Maryland police say. Kelly was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Prince George County police said they're investigating road rage as a possible factor as they search for the gunman. "This is an absolutely heartbreaking loss for Mr. Kelly's family and friends,' major crimes acting Major David Blazer said December 25. "He is not home with his loved ones today on Christmas who are now mourning his loss instead of celebratin...
Mexican actress Tania Mendoza shot dead while waiting to pick up 11 year old son from football academy
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Mexican actress Tania Mendoza shot dead while waiting to pick up 11 year old son from football academy

A Mexican actress and singer, Tania Mendoza was shot dead while she waited to pick up her 11-year-old son from a football academy in the state of Morelos. Tania Mendoza was outside the sporting complex in the city of Cuernavaca with other parents when two armed men arrived on a motorbike on Tuesday, December 14. One of the men shot her multiple times before escaping with his accomplice Mexico has a very high crime rate and in recent years, femicide, or the intentional murder of women because of their gender has been on the rise. At least 10 women were murdered in the country every day last year, according to official data. Human rights group Amnesty International said around a third of victims - 940 - were cases of femicide. Mendoza, who was 42, rose to fame in 2005 aft...
Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home invasion
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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home invasion

Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music icon and executive Clarence Avant has been shot dead during a home invasion at their Beverly Hills residence. Beverly Hills police say they received a call at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Dec. 1, concerning a shooting that took place on the 1100 block of Maytor Place. When authorities arrived, Jacqueline Avant, who had suffered a gunshot wound, was transported to a local hospital and died, according to police. The suspects were no longer at the scene when authorities arrived. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, who is married to Jacqueline's daughter Nicole Avant, said in a statement to USA TODAY, that the Avant and Sarandos families thanked everyone "for their outpouring of love, support and heartfelt condolences for Jacquelin...
Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing
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Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing

Oscar Pistorius is preparing to meet the parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has been moved 750 miles to another prison for a meeting with the family of the girlfriend he shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius is close to winning parole but must first give Barry Steenkamp, 78, and his 74-year-old wife June a chance to ask him about his crime. The meeting was fixed after Pistorius wrote to the couple in October in what is thought to be his first contact with them since his trial. The Steenkamps told their lawyer, Tania Koen, that the letter coming out of the blue was like ‘ripping a Band-Aid’ off a wound. But they have decided it represented an opportunity to finally...
Semi-naked knifeman shouting “Allahu Akbar” stabs multiple people on street before being run down by cop car
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Semi-naked knifeman shouting “Allahu Akbar” stabs multiple people on street before being run down by cop car

A semi-naked knifeman has been shot dead by police after going on a rampage through the streets of Oslo in Norway.   Reports on the exact number of victims remain sketchy at this time.   Police said only that there was "more than one" victim in the attack which took place around 9am local time in Olso’s Bislett region.   Officers deliberately rammed the attacker with a police car in a bid to prevent him from stabbing more people.   Norwegian police spokesman Torgeir Brenden, said that the man, who was stripped to the waist and was carrying a large knife appeared to be preparing to stab another victim when the police car hit him.   "He was about to attack people on the street when the police came and had it stopped."   "T...
Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception
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Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception

The Taliban have revealed that three guests were shot dead at a wedding reception in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night, October 29 'because music was being played' The attack was carried out by three assailants who claimed to be members of the Taliban before opening fire, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters at a press conference Sunday, October 31. According to Mujahid, the gunmen attacked a reception taking place in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province. Local reports say at least two people had been killed and 10 others injured. The Taliban spokesman added that it was not allowed to kill anyone for playing music, and an investigation will start to establish whether the incident was due to a personal problem or disagreement. "In the ranks of t...
Film crew member handed Alec Baldwin loaded gun, told him it was safe, Unsealed court documents reveal
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Film crew member handed Alec Baldwin loaded gun, told him it was safe, Unsealed court documents reveal

An assistant director gave Hollywood Actor, Alec Baldwin a loaded gun and told him it was safe to use on set moments before the actor pulled the trigger and shot dead a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a Western movie, court documents have revealed. The assistant director, Dave Halls, told a New Mexico detectives he did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, the document said. “Cold gun!” Halls yelled before he handed it to Baldwin, The Associated Press reported. By yelling “Cold gun!”, a phrase used by film crews during movie sets that use guns or military equipment, Halls was indicating that the gun was safe to use on the set. Unaware that the gun was loaded, Baldwin fired, striking cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, while Hutchins was hit in the chest. Th...
‘Someone will pay for this’ family of Halyna Hutchins demands answers after cinematographer is shot dead by Alec Baldwin on set
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‘Someone will pay for this’ family of Halyna Hutchins demands answers after cinematographer is shot dead by Alec Baldwin on set

The distraught family of Halyna Hutchins are demanding answers about her death after she was accidentally shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin on set Friends said dad Antoly and mum Olga were "beside themselves with grief" after being told of the tragedy by her husband, Matthew. A friend in Kiev, Ukraine, where Halyna grew up said: "The family is grieving but at the same time they are asking and they will want answers. If someone made a mistake then they will have to pay. "They just don’t understand how something dreadful like this could have happened when safety measures are supposed to be in place. "They are also frantically trying to secure documents to get to the United States. Her mother does not have the correct paperwork." Film studio bosses fear a mega lawsuit from the ...
Police officer kills 26-year-old man in Akwa Ibom
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Police officer kills 26-year-old man in Akwa Ibom

A family is demanding for justice after a 26-year-old man, Emmanuel Ukpong Dickson, was shot dead by a police officer in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The victim was allegedly killed by the officer in their family compound at Idua Eket at about 5:05pm on Sunday, October 10. According to report, Emmanuel had gone for a ceremony alongside his traditional performance group and briefly returned home to pick up some items when he was shot in the head by the police officer identified as Anwana Jacob, attached to the Eket division. Speaking with journalists on Friday, October 15, his sister Princess Nelly Dickson explained that she was at a salon when her mother called to inform her about the death of her brother. According to her, the police are claiming the inci...
Sowore brother’s murder scene – Bullet ridden car
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Sowore brother’s murder scene – Bullet ridden car

Sowore brother’s murder scene: Omoyele Sowore has released pictures from the scene of the murder of his younger brother, Olajide Sowore. We had earlier reported that the activist’s younger brother was shot dead near Okada town in Edo State on Saturday morning. According to Omoyele Sowore – who is a former presidential candidate – his brother was killed by the kidnappers/herdsmen in Edo state. The late Olajide Sowore was on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state where he was studying Pharmacy, when he was shot and killed. See the information posted on the official Facebook page of Omoyele Sowore; My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University i...
Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta
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Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta

It was serious tension that took over Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as some unknown gunmen shot dead a man said to be a forestry guard. The incident happened on Friday around Leme, Abiola Way, Abeokuta at about 8pm. Residents of the area scampered for safety as the assailants reportedly accosted the forestry guard on the main road and shot him dead. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Saturday morning. However, the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident was a cult clash. According to Oyeyemi, the deceased was shot dead by some suspected cultists. “Yes, somebody was shot dead, but it was a cult clash. The information I have was that there was a cult clash around the Leme area yesterday, where a man who was also...
Police give details in killing of Sowore’s younger brother
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Police give details in killing of Sowore’s younger brother

The Police in Edo State, on Saturday confirmed the killing of one Mr Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of social activist, Mr Omoyele Sowore. The police said the deceased was shot dead in Edo by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday. He was said to be coming from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy, before he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway. It added that five other persons were abducted in the process. Spokesman for the police command, Bello Kontongs, said: “In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.” According to Kontongs, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH). “Good morning all. Th...
British journalist shot and killed by armed robbers in Ghana
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British journalist shot and killed by armed robbers in Ghana

A British journalist and staff of Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International (MTA) was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Ghana. Syed Taalay Ahmed, 31, was reportedly ambushed along with a Ghanaian colleague while driving near the city of Tamale on August 23 at about 19:00 local time. After opening fire on the pair, the robbers took their money and some of their possessions before getting into a gun battle with police, who shot two of them dead. Four others were arrested, according to a press release signed by Ghanaian police. Mr. Taalay Ahmed and Umaru Abdul Hakim, his Ghanaian colleague who was also shot in the attack, where rushed to a nearby clinic before being taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital. Mr. Taalay Ahmed was declared dead a short while after ar...
Gunmen kill son of local vigilante member in Rivers community
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Gunmen kill son of local vigilante member in Rivers community

One person identified as Prince Oguzo has been shot dead by suspected criminals in Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Oguzo, twenty-four years old, was the son of a member of the vigilante in the community. He was reportedly shot dead in his father’s house in the early hours of Wednesday. The spokesman of the vigilante group, Ohaka Obisike who confirmed the incident said the “innocent young boy” was shot dead after the assailants missed his father who appeared to be their main target. Ohaka said other members of the vigilante group later intervened and chased the hoodlums away. He, however, called on the security agencies to go after the “parents of the criminals who are known in the community” In his words “It was around 2am this morning ...
Teen girl and two others shot dead while filming a crate challenge video on social media
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Teen girl and two others shot dead while filming a crate challenge video on social media

A teen girl in Louisiana and two others were shot dead while filming a viral crate challenge video on social media. The crate challenge has become a viral challenge, with a number of people trying it and posting their result on social media. At about 5:30pm on Sunday, while some young people were filming their crate challenge outside Linwood Public Charter School in Shreveport, Louisiana, shooting erupted. 19-year-old Paris King was among the victims killed while filming the milk crate challenge video. Video footage shows a man attempting to climb a milk crate pyramid just as gunfire breaks out. "Get my gun, get my gun!" one man shouted. Another man shouted "Where my baby?" It is unclear if the man doing the crate challenge survived the shooting. Initial reports were ...
Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue
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Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, tasked security operatives to arrest those responsible for the killing of two pastors in Ochoro community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. The two pastors identified as Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, with the Methodist Church, Ochoro, were shot dead by assailants while on their way to the hospital on Tuesday, August 17. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said that Ortom condemned the murder of the pastors and described the incident as unacceptable. He urged the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure that the killers and their sponsors are apprehended to face justice. The Governor warned those jeopardizing the State Governmen...
Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state
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Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state

Two bandits have been shot dead in a gun battle with police in Ogun State. Spokesman of Ogun police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the bandits during the crossfire which occurred at Bere forest in Onigaari area along Lagos-Ibadan Express way. Oyeyemi disclosed that the armed bandits opened fire on men of the command who were on a combing operation in the forest following a tip off. He said; "At the end of the encounter, one of the bandits was shot dead on the spot, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries. “Searching the forest further, one of the bandits with bullets wound was arrested in the bush but gave up the ghost few minutes after. “Two Ak 47 riffles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with f...
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen Kill Woman 8 Months after her Wedding in Kaduna

Family and friends are mourning a woman allegedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The woman identified as Dinatu Marshall, got married in December 2020, as confirmed by the MC at her wedding, Jones Moses. "After being your M.C during your wedding 28 December 2020 I never knew I will bid you farewell this soon. Mdan Marshall RIP and I pray that your blood will report this Fulani herdsmen in the Heavenly Court in Jesus name" he wrote.
Kidnapper shot dead as police rescue victim in Benue
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Kidnapper shot dead as police rescue victim in Benue

A suspected kidnapper has been shot dead following a gun battle with the police in Benue State. The state police command, DSP Catherine Anene said a kidnap victim was rescued during the incident which took place in Logo Local Government Area. Anene said Peter Ogbonna was rescued after operatives of Operation Zenda Crack Squad extended their work to Logo area during which they tracked the kidnappers to their den. She said;   “Today, 4/8/2021 information was received that gunmen who kidnapped Mr. Peter Ogbonna of Ugba town were in a hideout at Tse-Atoov, Alabar, Logo LGA, the operatives quickly swung into action by invading the hideout. “On sighting the police, suspects engaged them in an exchange of fire but the police were able to subdue them and three (3) of the...
Two Kidnappers Killed by vigilantes while collecting ransom in Taraba 
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Two Kidnappers Killed by vigilantes while collecting ransom in Taraba 

Two suspected kidnappers have been shot dead while collecting ransom in Sabongida town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. It was gathered that the suspects had abducted an elderly man identified as Alhaji Gambo and demanded ransom from his family. The suspected kidnappers simply identified as Sani and Musa had reportedly instructed the family of their victim to bring the ransom money to a location. Vigilantes in the area were informed and they went to the location to lay an ambush for the criminals. The kidnappers who were well armed arrived there, unknown to them that the vigilantes were around and two of the criminals were said to have been gunned down while picking the money. The elderly man, who was brought to the scene, was rescued by the vigilante. A...
Identical twin sisters, 18, brutally executed by Brazil gang and it was livestreamed
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Identical twin sisters, 18, brutally executed by Brazil gang and it was livestreamed

Two 18-year-old twin sisters have been shot dead by a gang in Brazil. The sisters, Amália Alves and Amanda Alves, were murdered last Wednesday morning, July 14, in a horrific Instagram livestream, and the video footage has since been viewed thousands of times on social media. The women’s lifeless bodies were found just hours after they were killed on the side of a road behind a housing complex in Pacajus, Ceará, Brazil. Both women had children. Amanda Alves left behind a three-year-old daughter, while her sister Amália Alves has a son who is only six months old. A teen suspect in the case has been arrested. Mateus Abreu, only 17-years-old, is being questioned by the police. Video footage captured the sisters’ harrowing final moments as they knelt next to each oth...
Military officer and his son killed by suspected kidnappers laid to Rest in Plateau state
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Military officer and his son killed by suspected kidnappers laid to Rest in Plateau state

The remains of a retired military officer, Major Amos Asabar Arandong,56, and his son killed by suspected kidnappers, were buried in Farah Mbar/Mangar community, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday, July 17. It was gathered that Major Arandong, who retired in January 2021, and his 27-year-old son, Aaron Mahan Amos Arandong, were shot dead by suspected kidnappers who attacked their house located around Farin Gada community in Jos in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13. The gunmen also abducted the late officer’s wife and another one of his sons. Mrs Arandong escaped from the bush while her kidnapped son later regained his freedom after a ransom was paid to the abductors. Speaking during the funeral, the Chairman of Bokkos LGA, Chief Yusuf Machen, lamen...
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...
Yoruba Nation Rally: Comedian, Mr Macaroni Donates N500k To Family Of Slain Jumoke
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Yoruba Nation Rally: Comedian, Mr Macaroni Donates N500k To Family Of Slain Jumoke

Debo Adebayo, the comedian, fondly known as Mr Macaroni, has donated a sum of N500,000 to the family of Jumoke Oyeleke, who was shot dead at the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos. Mr Macaroni, made this known on Saturday via his Twitter page, where he also revealed that he visited the family. Agitators for the Yoruba Nation gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota two weeks ago amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers. Jumoke, 25, who displayed soft drinks at her boss’ shop located in a compound close to the rally ground when security men chased some agitators into the premises, was hit by a stray bullet and she died on the spot. In a series of tweets, Mr Macaroni wrote, “I visited the family of the late Jumoke Oyeleke; the 25yrs old that was killed during th...
Syrian girl dragged to abandoned house and shot by her kinsmen in honor killing for refusing to marry her cousin
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Syrian girl dragged to abandoned house and shot by her kinsmen in honor killing for refusing to marry her cousin

A teenager was shot dead by 10 men in an "honour killing" that was filmed after she refused to marry her cousin.   Eida Al-Hamoudi Al-Saeedo, 18, is said to have tried to run away with her lover but her family and tribe followed her, according to Akhabaralaan.net.   In a horrific video shared online, Eida is dragged by three men who are carrying guns while she screams for help in the shocking footage.   She was then taken to a desolate village on the outskirts of Al-Hasakah, a city in the north east of Syria.     The video then shows the other men standing by a wall of an abandoned house, after which three shots ring out.   Eida is then shown lying on the ground and appears to be struggling to get up when a man points a...
UK Police Reveal Why Footballer Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani was Shot dead
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UK Police Reveal Why Footballer Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani was Shot dead

The UK police have revealed why Nigerian born footballer, Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani, was shot dead on Saturday, June 26. Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani is said to have killed a neighbour who rushed to save a toddler he took hostage. The neighbour heard a toddler screaming for his life from Igweani's house and he went to intervene but was killed. Other neighbours called police to report a "horrible commotion" inside. Other neighbours called police to report a "horrible commotion" inside. When police stormed the flat in Milton Keynes, Bucks, on June 26, they found hero, Richard Woodcock, 38, lying on the floor lifeless. Woodcock Officers also found Igweani holding the seriously injured two-year-old boy captive in the bedroom. After initial attempts to stu...
Suspected Hired Assasins Kill Driver, Police Escort Of Prominent APC Youth Leader In Delta
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Suspected Hired Assasins Kill Driver, Police Escort Of Prominent APC Youth Leader In Delta

According to Sun News, some unknown gunmen suspected to be hired killers, yesterday, shot dead a driver and mobile police escort attached to a prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader, Chief Micheal Johnny, at the popular Airport Junction in the heart of Warri South Local Government Area of Delta state. Findings revealed that the deceased mobile policeman and driver identified as Inspector Samuel Arigbanmiga and Stephen Okhea, respectively, were on official duty to escort their boss’s wife to church when the incident occurred. It was reported that they had dropped the Madam off at the church and were on their way to run another errand when they were accosted at about 11;12am by their assailants who trailed after them in a yellow Lexus Jeep. They deceased police a...
Drama As Police Nab Two Suspects, Girlfriend Over Alleged Murder Of ‘German Believe’ In Delta
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Drama As Police Nab Two Suspects, Girlfriend Over Alleged Murder Of ‘German Believe’ In Delta

  Daily Post reports that the Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected cultists in connection with the alleged assassination of one German Believe, who was shot dead at Imoniyame Street in Ughelli Community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state. The suspects were arrested at Otor-Edo Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area. Also arrested is the girlfriend of one of the suspects, Elohor Maureen Idolor. The third suspect was arrested for allegedly acting as a spy to the assassins who murdered the deceased German Believe a.k.a, Ajuwe. Upon interrogation, the mother of one confessed to have committed the offence. She said one of the suspects simply identified as Junior is her boyfriend. According to Elohor Maureen Idolor, an indige...
South African man who shot dead his girlfriend in front of her colleagues sentenced to 25 years imprisonment
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South African man who shot dead his girlfriend in front of her colleagues sentenced to 25 years imprisonment

A man who shot dead his girlfriend in front of her shocked colleagues has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars. Avumile Mbuyiseli Nodongwe, 29, was sentenced by the Mthatha Regional Court in Mthatha, Eastern Cape on Monday, 28th June 2021. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, in a statement on Thursday, July 1, said that the deceased, Noloyiso Gqeba, was at Mandleni Junior Secondary School, in Xunu Locality, where she worked as a cleaner, when Mbuyiseli Nodongwe, who was in a relationship with her, arrived and shot her with a firearm. Noloyiso, aged 35, died at the scene. "The incident left co-workers shuttered as they witnessed tragic scenes of the cold-blooded murder of the woman and escaping of the suspect from the scene of crime," Kinana stated. "On the 25t...
FG Condemns Killing of Nigeria Footballer in UK
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FG Condemns Killing of Nigeria Footballer in UK

The Federal government has condemned the alleged killing of a Nigerian Footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by the UK police. Recall that Igweani, a Nigerian Footballer, was shot dead by officers, who attended a call out to a house, where a child was found with serious injuries. Reacting, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), in Abuja on Wednesday described the incident as very unfortunate,and sad. Dabiri-Erewa condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian communities in the UK while praying that God grants rest to the soul of the departed. “We call on the UK government for a thorough and proper investigation to be carried out on the incident,” the statement added.
Zamfara lawmaker shot dead by suspected bandits
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Zamfara lawmaker shot dead by suspected bandits

A member of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Mohammad Ahmad Walin Jengeru, has been shot dead by suspected bandits It was gathered that the lawmaker was killed by the gunmen along Sheme- Funtua Road in Katsina State on Wednesday morning, June 30. The Clerk of the Zamfara House House of Assembly, Saidu Anka, who confirmed the incident said Ahmed was traveling to his town when he was attacked by the bandits. His funeral prayers would be held at Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma Mosque by 11 o’clock on Wednesday. Until his death, the deceased was the chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation. Ahmed was killed hours after key politicians in the state defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the rulling All Progressives Congress (APC
Several female students allegedly abducted as bandits attack Federal Government Girls College In Kebbi
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Several female students allegedly abducted as bandits attack Federal Government Girls College In Kebbi

Several female students have been allegedly abducted after armed bandits attacked the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State.   Details of the incident are still sketchy but according to Daily Trust, a security operative was shot dead during the operation.   The attackers, who rode on motorcycles, were said to have stormed the school from neighboring Rijau forest in the early hours of today. They were said to have overpowered the mobile policemen guarding the school.   At least 30 students and three teachers were allegedly abducted.   This is the third known attack on a school in the country within three weeks. On May 30, pupils were abducted from an Islamic School in Tegina, Niger State. Two weeks later, bandits stormed th...
Unknown Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint in Jos, kill 10
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Unknown Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint in Jos, kill 10

Ten persons have been allegedly killed after unknown stormed a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, shooting sporadically into the air. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ubah Ogaba, the gunmen drove in a Hilux van into Kashe (Sabon Layi) community, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government, and began shooting at the bar and leaving many dead or wounded. "We received a report that ten persons were shot dead at a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South by yet to be identified gunmen, who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically. Personnel of the command and the military have been deployed to the affected area. The Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding ...
Gunmen kill football coach in Benue
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Gunmen kill football coach in Benue

Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a football coach identified as Torkuma Chihe Promise in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. It was gathered that the deceased popularly known as Coach Mboma was shot dead by the assailants at Asese 1, North-Bank, Makurdi on Sunday evening, June 13. A Facebook user, Kingsley Terkimbi Usongo, said he spoke to the deceased same day he was murdered. "Rest in peace my brother coach Mboma Torkuma Promise Chihe. I spoke with u early yesterday, requesting you to take ur phone to my mom so I could speak with her. I guess I was the first person's voice u heard yesterday. It's unfortunate that u couldn't end the day as you were shot dead later in the evening of yesterday, 13/06/2021. Continue to find rest with the Lord until we meet to part no more" he w...
Two killed, including child, in Florida shooting
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Two killed, including child, in Florida shooting

Two people including a child were shot dead in a grocery store in Florida on Thursday, the latest in a series of shootings in the southern US state. The shooting -- in which the gunman also killed himself -- occurred in a Publix grocery store in Royal Palm Beach, 130 kilometers north of Miami, police said. "Upon arrival deputies located three individuals deceased from gunshot wounds, one adult male, one adult female and one child," the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. "The shooter is one of the deceased." The shooter turned his gun on himself, Teri Barbera, spokesperson for the sheriff's office, told AFP. This was the latest shooting in south Florida in recent days. On Sunday, three people were killed and five wounded at a graduation party in Miami. Two people...
Man Shot Dead During Cult clash in Osun
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Man Shot Dead During Cult clash in Osun

A young man simply identified as Olorunwa has been shot dead during a cult clash in Irojo, Ilesa in Osun state today, June 9. According to residents of the area, the deceased who was a worker at a sawmill in the area, was on his way to buy cowpea for his breakfast when he walked into members of the renounced Eye cult firing shots at a rival. One of the bullets fired hit him and he died instantly. Men of the Ijamo B Divisional police Officer later arrived at the scene to restore normalcy in the area. The remains of the deceased has been moved to the mortuary. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
Fulani Leader Shot Dead in Kwara
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Fulani Leader Shot Dead in Kwara

A Fulani leader, Alhaji Abdullahi Hardo Buruku popularly known as Alhaji Malam has reportedly been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Lamba town, Asa local government area of Kwara state. Buruku was killed after the gunmen stormed the community around 12am on Wednesday June 2, shooting sporadically. An eyewitness said; “They shot him on the spot. We heard  gunshots all over." Before his death, the deceased who is the eldest son of the late Sarkin Fulani of Kwara, Alhaji Mu’azu Hardo Buruku, was the chairman of Gan Allah  Fulani Development Association of Nigeria, Kwara state branch.
Suspected Cultists Kill Young Man in Delta
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Suspected Cultists Kill Young Man in Delta

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

The fiancée of a British millionaire shot dead by his ex-girlfriend has come out to claim that a business rival ordered his killing and fears she may be the next target. Maria Korotaeva, 27, said husband-to-be, Andrew Bush, had received death threats in the weeks leading up to his murder. She alleged a business rival of her husband to be who was into jewelleries could have ordered the killing. The businessman's former lover, Mayka Kukucova, 31, waited in his bed at his Spanish villa before fatally shooting him three times in 2014. She escaped to her home country, Slovakia but was caught and then jailed for 15 years in May 2016 which was later reduced to 13 years' imprisonment. But Maria, who was set to wed the businessman before his death, now claims she thinks K...
Notorious Criminal ‘Beleke’ Shot Dead by his Partner in Delta
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Notorious Criminal ‘Beleke’ Shot Dead by his Partner in Delta

A notorious criminal identified as Ugbaudu Williams, a.k.a Beleke, has been shot dead by his partner in crime in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State. Acting spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, who confirmed the incident on Friday in Warri, said the deceased and his accomplice, Desmond, now at large, went on a robbery mission at Ijomi village near Oghara. "On the 5/5/2021 at about 0405hrs, a distress call was received from an indigene of Ijomi village that in his compound at the above village, his dogs started barking signifying the presence of danger within the compound that he came out to inspect what was happening when he saw two armed boys," Edafe stated. "The DPO Oghara division deployed patrol team to the scene, ...
Murdered Boxer’s Brother Kills innocent man at Memorial over False Social Media rumor
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Murdered Boxer’s Brother Kills innocent man at Memorial over False Social Media rumor

A 20-year-old was shot dead at the memorial for a slain Olympic boxer. Boxer, Camran Kashawn Collier, 19, was found dead on April 22 in the driver's seat of a 2013 Honda Accord parked on Westlake Drive. The Marine and Junior Olympics competitor had been shot dead. At a balloon release ceremony held for the slain Olympian, his elder brother, Norman Christopher Collier IV, 22, carried out a revenge killing on an innocent man after he believed false social media rumors that the innocent man had a hand in his younger brother's killing. According to Texas police, during the memorial at Eagle Drive, Norman walked up to another participant, 20-year-old Kolby Marquise Graham, and shot him in the head. He initially survived the shooting, but died several days later at a hospital. De...
“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra
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“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra

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

Four days after he renounced his earlier repentance and returned to the forest, Auwal Daudawa, best known for his role in the abduction of 300 schoolboys in Katsina State has been killed by a rival gang. Reliable sources informed Daily Trust that Daudawa was shot dead during a gun duel with a rival gang at Dumburum forest located between Zurmi Local Government in Zamfara State and Batsari Local Government in Katsina State, on Friday evening. The notorious bandit shot to prominence after he masterminded attack on Government Secondary School, Kankara, where he abducted over 300 schoolboys. Two months later, the bandit appeared in Gusau, capital of Zamfara, along with five of his men where he announced his repentance and handed over 20 AK-rifles and other weapons to the police. ...
Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers
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Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers

Bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State killing a medical doctor while four worshippers were reportedly abducted. A survivor, Yakubu Bala, said the bandits stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. Bala said his uncle. Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, was shot dead by the bandits. "Church service was going on when herdsmen just came and surrounded the church and started shooting. They came at about 9am. They were many and were riding on motorcycles. They started shooting indiscriminately as we scapered for safety," he narrated. "My uncle,  Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, was k...
Female Kenyan Journalist Shot Dead by Suspected Armed Robbers
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Female Kenyan Journalist Shot Dead by Suspected Armed Robbers

A Kenyan journalist, Betty Barasa was shot dead by suspected armed robbers at her home in Oloolua, Ngong area in Kajiado County. Barasa, who worked as a video editor at the national broadcaster, KBC, was fatally shot upon arriving home from work at 8pm, on Wednesday night, April 7. Area DCIO Joseph Chesimet, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the journalist was accosted by suspected robbers when she was driving into her compound. The suspects, thereafter, asked her to take them into the house, where they stole her laptop, mobile phone and other unidentified personal possessions. The suspected robbers, who were three in number, thereafter shot and killed Barasa before escaping.
Heartbreaking video of Nigerian mum explaining how her son was allegedly shot dead in front of her by police officers in Rivers state
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Heartbreaking video of Nigerian mum explaining how her son was allegedly shot dead in front of her by police officers in Rivers state

A chilling video of a Nigerian mum, Mrs. Victoria Agori, sharing gory details of how her 21-year-old son, Daniel, was allegedly shot dead in front of her on the 11th of May, 2019, by officers of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Alu, Rivers state, after they accused him of being a member of a kidnapping gang, has been shared online. The woman who was also arrested narrated how policemen allegedly inserted a stick inside her private part. While giving an account of what transpired, Mrs. Agori who couldn't control her tears, told Root TV that her son and his fiancee had a domestic issue with her daughter, Felicia Agori, over a piece of cloth. Felicia got angry, and to teach her brother and his fiancee a lesson, she invited her boyfriend, Victor Nelson who is an off...
Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa

Gunmen have killed the chairman of Bayelsa State Waterway Security (West District) Gen. Frank Seide. It was gathered that the deceased popularly known as General Frank, was shot dead by some gunmen in his hometown, Bilabiri community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday night, April 1. It is not clear if his death is related to the reported killings in the community over security contract. Vanguard reports that four persons have reportedly died in Bilabiri Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following a blood bath over disagreement on a proposed security contract. It was further gathered that the blood bath ensued over disagreement on who handles a major multinational oil company security contract in the area. An in...
Nigerian Beauty Queen/PhD Student, 24, Shot Dead in US
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Nigerian Beauty Queen/PhD Student, 24, Shot Dead in US

A former Nigerian beauty queen and doctorate student has been shot dead while sitting in her car in front of her family's home in Philadelphia. Najeebat Sule, 24, who was known to her loved ones as Najee, was killed as she was texting a friend in her Toyota shortly before 6pm on March 12, just steps away from her residence in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue. At the moment, police have not found a motive and have made no arrests,  leaving Najeebat's family and friends searching for answers. They have also gone into hiding for fear of their own lives. "I can’t think of anything that would make anyone want to kill her," Najeebat's close friend Habibat Magaji, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Magaji was among the last people to have seen Najeebat alive before she was shot...
Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna
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Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna

Eight people have been killed and four injured by armed bandits in separate attacks in communities across Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 31, said armed bandits shot at a vehicle in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun local government area, which then somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured. Those who lost their lives in the crash are Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu. The injured are, Zainab Alhaji Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani and Ushe Sani. One of the victims In another incident, armed ban...
Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos
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Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and the entire management team of the command on Saturday, March 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of one Jelili Bakare that was shot dead by one Insp Jonathan Company on  March 18. The incident occurred at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead. Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State. The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Po...

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