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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
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...
IPOB Names Imo Government House After ESN Slain Commander, Ikonso
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IPOB Names Imo Government House After ESN Slain Commander, Ikonso

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has named the Imo State Government House at Douglas road, Owerri, after Ikonso, the commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) allegedly killed by security agencies. The group which announced this in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Douglas Road Owerri and Awomamma Junction would also be named after the late Commander. It explained the decision which was with immediate effect, was one of the ways its members and Biafrans globally wished to immortalise the fallen leader and his men. The statement reads: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Biafrans worldwide, wish to announce to the world, our unanimous decision to rename the Imo State Government House, Douglas Road...
Sadiq Yusuf, Precious Nwakacha Slain Greenfield University Students Identified
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Sadiq Yusuf, Precious Nwakacha Slain Greenfield University Students Identified

Abubakar Sadiq Yusuf Sanga and Precious Nwakacha have been identified as the remaining two of the three students of Greenfield University, killed by their abductors. Precious was from Nnewi Anambra state. Sadiq Yusuf was the son of Malam Yusuf Mu’azu, a Director of Kaduna Ministry of Works. He was buried on Friday, with outpouring of condolences to the father, who was also a former chairman of Jemaa LGA. Yusuf’s body, along with those of Dorathy Yohanna and Precious Nwakacha were found in Kwanan Bature Village, close to Greenfield University, where they were captured on 20 April. The Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced the shock find. He said the bodies were taken to a mortuary by him and the Commander Operatio...
Lindani Myeni’s widow battles to make sense of his killing at hands of US police
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Lindani Myeni’s widow battles to make sense of his killing at hands of US police

The widow of slain Lindani Myeni said that she was still battling to make sense of what happened on the night that her husband was killed in Hawaii. The 29-year-old former KwaZulu-Natal rugby player was shot dead by police last week. Myeni was killed after he was apparently mistaken for a robber. Police were called to the scene, a scuffle ensued and he was shot. It was only on Thursday morning when Lindsay Myeni heard of her husband's death. She and their two children had been waiting for him to return the night before. Myeni has expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and messages. "People have been showing up at my house, there've been hundreds of phone calls expressing their love. Thank you for your support." There has been an outcry that yet anothe...
Man Opens Stomach Of Monster Alligator To Find Tags Of 5 Missing Dogs In US
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Man Opens Stomach Of Monster Alligator To Find Tags Of 5 Missing Dogs In US

When a hunter took a slain alligator to be turned into sausages, he had no idea he would solve a two-decade mystery. Hunter Ned McNeely took the 12ft-long beast into Cordray's, a South Carolina wild game meat plant, and asked them to process the meat into sausages and use the hollow skin as a trophy. When they got to work, they discovered several interesting items in the killer creature's stomach – including the undigested tags of five dog collars. Shop owner Claudia Cordray said: “It definitely ate them (the dogs). It was an old animal, 50 to 70 years old.” Incredibly, one of the phone numbers was still visible on the tags, and after calling it, they were given some shocking news. Writing on their Facebook page, Cordray's said: “Two of the tags were legible and one phon...
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...
Obiano Gives Families Of Slain Police Officers ₦1 Million Each
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Obiano Gives Families Of Slain Police Officers ₦1 Million Each

Families of seventeen security officials who were victims of the recent unfortunate incidents in some parts of Anambra state in the last six months, have recieved sympathy and aid from the state government. They were given cash donation of one million naira each. Governor Willie Obiano who performed the function at the Governor's Lodge, Onitsha, also compensated the family of the late President General of Omor community, Barrister Francis Onwuachi who was kidnapped and murdered. While eleven police officers were killed, four naval personnel were killed, as well as two murdered personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service. Governor Obiano who expressed optimism that the aid will provide relief to the family members of the officers who fell in the line of duty, explained tha...
The Death of my Son will not Deter me From Sending my Other Children to School – Father of Slain Student of Government Science College, Kagara
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The Death of my Son will not Deter me From Sending my Other Children to School – Father of Slain Student of Government Science College, Kagara

The father of the slain student of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, Mr Ayuba Dansabe Bawa, has said that the death of his son will not deter him from sending his other children to school. It will be recalled that Benjamin .B. Habila, an SS3 student was shot dead by bandits during the attack on the school last Wednesday. Mr Bawa stated this when the Niger State Commisioner Of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, paid a condolence visit to the family on Sunday. The Commissioner, who was accompanied by her counterpart of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mr Sunday Kolo, Director General Religious affairs, Mal Umar Faruk, Representative of the CAN Chairman Niger state, Pastor Raphael Opawoye and top Management of the Education Ministry and some Princip...
Families Of Six Slain Igbo Soldiers Drag Buratai, Army To ICC – Lawyer
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Families Of Six Slain Igbo Soldiers Drag Buratai, Army To ICC – Lawyer

The families of six soldiers who were allegedly secretly tried and executed by the Nigerian Army in Abuja have dragged the Nigerian Army and the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.) to the International Criminal Court, according to their lawyer. SaharaReporters was told by the lawyer, Barrister E. R. Okoroafor, that the army authorities and Buratai would be served the court papers in the coming week. Okoroafor stated that he was at the ICC in the Hague, the Netherlands, where he personally made the application, adding that he did not expect the army to own up to the incident. A coalition of civil societies in the South-East had in a release on Monday alleged that six soldiers, attached to the Armoury Department of the Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, ...
Reps Summon Buhari Over Slain Borno Farmers
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Reps Summon Buhari Over Slain Borno Farmers

Members of the House of Representatives were divided at Tuesday plenary on whether or not to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before them and offer explanation on the true security situation of the country. An earlier circulated motion had prayed for the invitation of the president. But the motion eventually moved by Hon. Satomi Ahmed on behalf other 10 Borno State lawmakers on the floor prayed the president to amongst other things, declare a State of emergency on security matters. But the motion as presented didn’t sit down well with another Borno lawmaker, Hon. Ahamdu Jaha who relied on Order 6, Rule 1 of the House to say that the original motion to which all the lawmakers agreed on was to call on the President to address them on the security situation especially ...
Obituary Of Raped, Slain UNIBEN Student, Uwa Omozuwa
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Obituary Of Raped, Slain UNIBEN Student, Uwa Omozuwa

The remains of a freshman at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Uwa Omozuwa have been laid to rest in Benin, Edo State capital. Ms Omozuwa’s final moments began with a funeral service on Friday at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Aduwawa, Benin City. Her remains were interred at Third East Cemetery amid tears from family and friends. Igbere TV recall that the 22-year-old was raped and injured in the head in a church where she went to study on May 27. She died from the injuries three days later in a hospital. Her murder provoked public anger in the streets of Benin with different groups demanding that her killers be brought to justice.
EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde
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EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums. The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan. Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment. The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, and further urged the Police...
EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims
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EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to the family of deceased Jimoh Isiaka and two other victims of the violence that erupted during the ENDSARS protests. Makinde was accompanied by top government functionaries, the Speaker, Oyo state Hosue of Assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, and some lawmakers. He explained that beyond the EndSARS protest, most Nigerians have become frustrated over prevailing harsh economic reality in the country and if government fail to address youth idleness with gainful employment there might be a future disaster The governor also noted that while his government was not against peaceful protest, protesters must be responsible enough to voice their concerns as the state government would work more at ensuring youths in the sta...
Widows Of Nigerian Soldiers Protest Release Of Boko Haram Terrorists
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Widows Of Nigerian Soldiers Protest Release Of Boko Haram Terrorists

Widows of slain military officers and soldiers particularly those fighting the war against terrorism have protested the continuous release of murderous Boko Haram terrorists on the grounds that they have repented. National Vice President of Military Widows Association, Mrs Edith Opesanmi who spoke on their behalf during the seminar by the ‘Support Our Troops Foundation’ in Abuja, faulted the decision of the federal government in releasing the so-called repentant criminals who are responsible for the death of so many gallant officers and soldiers as well as helpless innocent Nigerians. Opesanmi said this during an interview with The on the sidelines of the maiden lecture of Support Our Troops Foundation in Abuja on Wednesday. Emphasizing that the terrorists were not better than...
Thousands Gather On The Street Of Baghdad For General Soleimani’s Funeral
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Thousands Gather On The Street Of Baghdad For General Soleimani’s Funeral

Thousands of furious mourners thronged in the streets of Baghdad today during funeral processions for the slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia commander who died with him during yesterday's US strike. They chanted 'Death to America' and 'America is the Great Satan' as they walked beside the coffins of Soleimani, architect of Iran's global military strategy, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Kataeb Hezbollah chief, in Baghdad. A militia vehicle, a large Chevrolet truck is adorned with flowers and posters of the Iranian general as his coffin is driven through the streets of the Iraqi capital on Saturday. Iraq's caretaker prime minister Adel Abdel Mahdi attends the funeral procession on Saturday in Baghdad. Kataeb Hezbollah Iraqi militia the Iran-backed...
Botham Jean’s neighbor, a key witness in Amber Guyger trial, shot to death in Dallas
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Botham Jean’s neighbor, a key witness in Amber Guyger trial, shot to death in Dallas

A key witness in Amber Guyger's murder trial was shot and killed Friday evening at an apartment complex near Dallas' Medical District. Joshua Brown, a neighbor of Botham Jean's and Guyger at the South Side Flats apartments, was slain about 10:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Cedar Springs Road. Brown, 28, lived across the hall from Jean and testified about the night he was killed. Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus, the lead prosecutor in the Guyger case, said Saturday that Brown stood up at a time when others won't say what they know. On Friday night, several witnesses flagged down police and directed them to Brown's location. Police found him on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Witnesses...
Okowa Donates N6m To Family Of Slain DELSU Undergraduate
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Okowa Donates N6m To Family Of Slain DELSU Undergraduate

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has donated N6 million to the parents of late Elozino Ogege, an undergraduate of Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) who was reportedly killed by ritualists. We had earlier report that Ms Ogege was until her death a 300 level student of Mass Communication at DELSU. She was allegedly murdered on November 15, 2018. Okowa, represented by his chief of staff, David Edevbie, on Thursday presented the cheque to the family of the deceased in Asaba, capital of Delta State. The governor assured the people of government’s readiness to tackle the security challenges in the state. “What happened to late Miss Elozino Ogege last year is so unfortunate and heartbreaking; it tells us that all is not well in our society. “This is why we are doing...
Senate Adjourns Plenary In Honour Of Slain Oyo Rep, Temitope Olatoye Sugar
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Senate Adjourns Plenary In Honour Of Slain Oyo Rep, Temitope Olatoye Sugar

The National Assembly has adjourned plenary till Wednesday, March 13. The members of the red and green chambers agreed to the adjournment on Tuesday in honour of the Oyo rep member, Temitope Olatoye, who was shot dead during the governorship election in Ibadan. The spokesman for the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Mr Toye Akinrinola, confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday. Akinrinola explained that Olatoye was rushed to the hospital at about 6:20 pm after sustaining critical gunshot wounds to the eye. The UCH spokesman added that the lawmaker was too weak to be revived by the time he was brought to the medical facility for treatment. Olatoye was the lawmaker representing Lagelu /Akinyele Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Kenyan Police Gun Down Notorious Thug Mwanii Sparta
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Kenyan Police Gun Down Notorious Thug Mwanii Sparta

Months after his wife and partner in crime met her death in the hands of the police, notorious thug Mwaniki aka Mwanii Sparta has been gunned down. Mwanii, one of the most wanted criminals in Nairobi, was killed by police last weekend at Witeithie Estate in Juja. Mwanii’s wife, Claire Mwaniki, who was christened “Nairobi’s prettiest thug” was shot dead last May in Kayole after a shootout with the police. They had a son together. See the report: here According to senior officers in Kayole, Mwaniki was callous while executing his evil schemes. Until his death, he was the leader of Gaza, a ruthless criminal gang whose ideology is cult-like and draws inspiration from a jailed Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel, who is serving a life sentence for killing his associate, the police said. Bes...
Obiano Doles Out Cash To Widows Of Slain Policemen
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Obiano Doles Out Cash To Widows Of Slain Policemen

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has doled out cash and other valuables to the wives of slain police officers and promised to pay the hospital bills of injured officer in the state. The governor, who invited the widows and the new Commissioner of Police Mr. Garba Baba Umar, to the Governors Lodge, Amaowbia, on Tuesday, expressed concern over the untimely death of young, vibrant and gallant officers who lost their lives in the course of service. He also consoled the families and assured them that the state government has, through such empowerment initiatives, assisted families of officers who have lost their life’s while serving the state. Said he, “It is important that we show love and solidarity by reaching out to the families’ and also promised that the state government w...
Nigerians Raise N4M In 9 Hours To Honour Slain Police Hero, Sergeant Iboko
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Nigerians Raise N4M In 9 Hours To Honour Slain Police Hero, Sergeant Iboko

Kayode Ogundamisi’s move to make the family of late Sergeant Iboko who was killed for his bravery at the Owerri robbery attack comfortable, has really paid off as Nigerians have donated to the GoFundMe account launched to this effect. Nigerians have raised N2M for the family of the late Policeman, which is much more than the initial 200k target set by the activist.
Coroner: Family Of 8 Slain Feared Release Of Autopsy Details
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Coroner: Family Of 8 Slain Feared Release Of Autopsy Details

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Objections by family members did not directly influence a coroner's decision to shield full autopsy reports of eight relatives who were shot in their homes, the coroner said in a deposition filed Tuesday in the state Supreme Court. Relatives of those victims raised concerns about the release of details of how their loved ones died, Pike County Coroner David Kessler said in his deposition. "I met with the next of kin of all the deceased, answered their questions, and after preliminary autopsy, and at that point, they were not wanting information to get out in the public about exactly how things happened," Kessler said. The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family found shot to death at four homes near Piketon on April 22. At issue in ...

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