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Imo monarch, Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his Chiefs Kidnapped
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Imo monarch, Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his Chiefs Kidnapped

Eze Charles Iroegbu, the traditional ruler of Umuezie community of Nguru Mbaise in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State, has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped with some of his cabinet chiefs. The victims were said to be coming from a traditional wedding at Mbano when they were kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday, April 6 at the popular Seven and Half junction in the Obowo area of the state. The kidnappers is yet to reach out to the families of the victims.
5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting
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5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Five people including two children are dead following a shooting inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The victims of the Wednesday evening, April 8, shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, as a result of gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital with "serious gunshot ...
Graphic: Suspected herdsmen invade farm settlement in Ekiti, machete three women
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Graphic: Suspected herdsmen invade farm settlement in Ekiti, machete three women

Three female farmers have been brutally attacked by suspected herdsmen in Irele-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It was gathered that the assailants numbering about six invaded Irele Ekiti farm settlement in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6, and macheted the women. A source who spoke with Tribune Online said the victims, who sustained life-threatening injuries, were rushed to the Ikole General Hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment. The source added that the herders demanded money from the victims but were furious after the women failed to give them the money required and prevented attempts to rape them. "The women were unable to meet up with the demand as they said they were only with just N200. The herdsmen collected all the money foun...
Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community
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Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community

Gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Kabangha community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State and shot two persons dead. It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday night, April 4. One of the victims identified as Nwinee was shot in his bed and he died on the spot. The other person, an elderly man identified Basi Duuduu was rushed to the hospital. A source told The Nation that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) visited the area at night and took the injured victim to the hospital. "We received information that some cult boys invaded Kabangha Community in Khana LGA and shot two persons. One of those shot called Nwinee died on the spot as he was shot on the neck in his bed while the other one was evacuated to a hospital in Bori by the Active DPO in Bori who...
Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two
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Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two

Three persons have been confirmed dead following an incident at a betting shop at Aba branch satellite market in Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state on Friday, April 2. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a betting shop, played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately wasn't with enough money to pay.   ''He paid one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money. On his return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the balance of Fifty Naira(N50) on a later date. This led to serious altercation between  him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop). Sequel to th...
My Twin Brother Forced me into Crime- Robbery Suspect Tells Police
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My Twin Brother Forced me into Crime- Robbery Suspect Tells Police

A 29-year-old armed robbery suspect, Taiwo Ojomo, who was arrested alongside three others by operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Abba Kyari, has recounted how his twin brother, Kehinde Ojomo, introduced him into crime. The siblings who are children of a retired soldier operated a gang that operated within and outside Lagos. In his confession to the police, Taiwo said he now heads his own gang, having grown through the ranks in his twin brother’s gang. “Our style of robbery is one of the oldest in the history of crime. We operate using commercial bus also known as ‘one chance. While at times we hijack vehicle for operation and after which we abandon it by the roadside. My twin brother, Kehinde, forced me into his gang. That was 10 years ago after our fat...
Soldiers allegedly Kill Five Youths Returning from a Wedding in Taraba after ‘Mistaking them for Kidnappers’
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Soldiers allegedly Kill Five Youths Returning from a Wedding in Taraba after ‘Mistaking them for Kidnappers’

Two of the youths killed Soldiers have allegedly killed five youths at Bassa village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State. According to Daily Trust, the young men were returning from a wedding ceremony in Garin-Baka around 12 midnight on Thursday, April 1, when soldiers on patrol mistook them for kidnappers and allegedly opened fire on them. Isah Umar, a student of Taraba State University, who managed to escape, told the publication he and his friends were riding on motorcycles back to their village, Basa, when they ran into the soldiers. Umar said that on sighting the convoy of their motorcycles, the soldiers opened fire on them. He escaped into the bush but his friend Habu Yerima who conveyed him on his motorcycle was not lucky as he was allegedly hit by a b...
Convicted Fraudster Bags 70 Years Jail Term in Sokoto
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Convicted Fraudster Bags 70 Years Jail Term in Sokoto

Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court, sitting in Sokoto on Thursday, April 1, 2021, convicted and sentenced a fraudster, Hamzat Muhammad Bashar, to seventy years imprisonment without an option of fine. Justice Duwale pronounced his verdict on Bashar after he was found guilty of obtaining Twenty Nine Million Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand Naira (N29,865,000.00) by false pretense. He was arraigned, by the Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2019, on a 12-count amended charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense. Count one of the charge reads: “That you Hamzat Bashar Muhammad, Hindatu Bashar (Now at Large) and Hamga Investment Resources Limited sometimes within the months of Jun...
Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison
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Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison

A jailed paedophile teacher who targeted teenage boys choked to death on his prison breakfast, an inquest heard. John McKno, 74, was jailed in 2016 after abusing five pupils at boarding schools in Suffolk, Devon, and Worcestershire in the 1970s and 1980s. He died at Norwich Prison on September 29 from "cardiac failure" after choking. McKno, who had a number of health conditions, died through misadventure, an inquest jury concluded. A Prison Service spokesperson said: "HMP Norwich prisoner John McKno died in prison on 29th September 2019. "As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman." Mr. McKno worked at Beam College in Great Torrington in Devon, St Michael's College in Tenbury Wells and Kesgrave Hall ...
Kaduna: 100 Victims In Bandits’ Dens, Others Living In Fear – CAN
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Kaduna: 100 Victims In Bandits’ Dens, Others Living In Fear – CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, has said no fewer than 100 residents of the state are in different kidnap camps. State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab, in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, said aside the 39 students of Fed. College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka and 8 members of RCCG, whose kidnaps were public knowledge, many abductees were still with their abductors in the state. Hayab also said other residents of the state were living in constant fear of being kidnapped. As the CAN chairman expressed concern about insecurity in the state, bandits again struck on same Tuesday and abducted a Catholic priest and 4 other persons in Kagarko LGA. In Oyo State, a man and a couple were abducted at different times on their farms near Alabameji Village, Sa...
Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa
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Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Jibrilla, for stabbing two youths, killing one. The incident occurred on Monday, March 29, during a wedding party in Mayo-Nguli, Maiha Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the victims, Sadiq Hammadandi, 22, and Adamu Suleiman, 25, were sitting outside the venue of the party when the suspect, said to be a drug addict, joined them to smoke his weed. The duo asked him to leave because they could not tolerate the suffocating hemp smoke. The suspect got angry, brought out a knife and stabbed them. The victims were rushed to Maiha Cottage Hospital where Hammadandi was confirmed dead while Suleiman survived but would have to undergo surgery.
Czech Republic’s richest man, Petr Kellner dies in Alaska helicopter crash
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Czech Republic’s richest man, Petr Kellner dies in Alaska helicopter crash

Petr Kellner, Czech Republic’s richest man has been killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska, his financial group PPF has said “We announce with the deepest grief that, in a helicopter accident in Alaska mountains on Saturday, March 27, the founder and majority owner of the PPF group, Mr Petr Kellner, died tragically,” PPF said in a statement. The 56-year-old billionaire and four others died in the crash, whose circumstances were being investigated.. Alaska State Troopers said Kellner and other victims were aboard an Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter when it went down near Knik Glacier northeast of Anchorage at 6.35pm on Saturday, March 27. A sixth person on board was in a serious but stable condition at an Anchorage hospital, Alaska State Troopers said. The others killed wer...
About 60 foreign citizens go missing after Islamist militants attack in Mozambique
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About 60 foreign citizens go missing after Islamist militants attack in Mozambique

About 60 people – mostly foreign citizens have gone missing following a deadly ambush on their convoy by Islamist militants in northern Mozambique. Islamist militants believed to be affiliated with the terrorist group Isis reportedly attacked Palma, a town in Mozambique, on Wednesday, March 24, leading to five days of fighting so far. The attack on Palma in Cabo Delgado province, is where many foreign contractors have been working for a multibillion-dollar liquified natural gas project run by the French energy company Total. According to reports, only seven vehicles in a convoy of 17 made it to safety after the attack on Friday, with seven confirmed dead and many injured in the recovered vehicles. Foreign workers from South Africa, Britain, and France were said to be stayin...
‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings
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‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings

Bad Girls Club’ cast member, Deshayla Harris has been confirmed as one of the victims killed in Virginia Beach Shootings over the weekend. Deshayla, 29, of Norfolk, who appeared on season 17 of the reality TV show "Bad Girls Club," died in one of the three separate shootings that occurred in the Virginia Beach resort area on Friday, March 26. According to a press release from the Virginia Beach police department, Harris was a bystander at the second shooting incident, which occurred along 19th Street. She is reported to have died at the scene. A second victim was identified as Donovon Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach. She was killed in the third shooting of the night during a confrontation with an uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, according to WAVY. Eight other people we...
8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna
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8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have reportedly been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State. They were reportedly abducted on Friday evening, March 26 while on transit along Kachia Road in the southern part of the state. Leader of the men’s fellowship of the church in the province, Elder Adaji told Channels Television that the abducted persons were on their way to Kachia for an evangelical outreach programme before their bus was ambushed by the bandits. It was gathered that the victims were transferred to another vehicle by the bandits who zoomed off to an unknown location, leaving behind the church bus. Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani who confirmed the incident tweeted; The report of the Kidnapping of RCCG members along Ka...
Tinubu Announces N50m Donation For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire
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Tinubu Announces N50m Donation For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu have announced a donation of the sum of N50million to victims of the Katsina Central Market Fire. He also paid a visit to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir. Tinubu made the announcement on Wednesday during a condolence visit to the Katsina State government. He was received by the State Governor, Aminu Masari, and other top Government officials in the State. The Katsina Central Market fire on Monday destroyed goods and properties valued at millions of naira. Eyewitnesses attributed the fire to the explosion from gas cylinders sold in one of the shops.
Niger Republic Mourns 137 Victims After Deadliest Attack In Recent Memory
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Niger Republic Mourns 137 Victims After Deadliest Attack In Recent Memory

Flags flew at half-staff and Koranic verses played on state media on Tuesday as Niger began observing three days of national mourning for the 137 victims of coordinated raids on villages in the southwest. The killings on Sunday represented Niger's worst civilian carnage in recent memory, surpassing an attack by suspected militants in January that killed at least 100 villagers and another last week that killed at least 58. The scale of the violence this year has called into question claims of progress in the fight against Islamist militants by governments in West Africa's Sahel region and former colonial power France, which has 5,000 troops there to support them. A security source blamed Sunday's attacks, which were carried out by men on motorbikes in the remote Tahoua region n...
Update: Colorado Grocery Store Shooter Identified as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa as he’s Charged with 10 Counts of First-degree Murder
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Update: Colorado Grocery Store Shooter Identified as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa as he’s Charged with 10 Counts of First-degree Murder

The suspect in the King Soopers shooting in Boulder, Colorado, has been identified as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa of Arvada. He has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder, Boulder Police Chief Maris Harold said at a press conference on Tuesday, March 23. The 21-year-old stormed the supermarket at about 14:30 local time began firing at shoppers. He also got involved in a gunfight with police and fired multiple rounds at them through at least 3:21 p.m. local time. Alissa, who was shot in the leg, was in stable condition at an area hospital and was expected to be released later on Tuesday, officials said. Police did not provide a motive but did identify the names of the 10 victims of the shooting, who range in age from 20 to 65 (Denny Strong, 20,  Nev...
Update: Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long formally charged with 8 counts of murder
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Update: Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long formally charged with 8 counts of murder

Robert Aaron Long, the white man accused of fatally shooting eight people in several Atlanta-area spas has been officially charged with eight counts of murder. According to NBC News, the 21-year-old is also facing an aggravated assault charge over the shooting spree which began on Tuesday, March 16. Long was arrested in southwest Georgia, around 150 miles south of Atlanta, and taken into custody in Crisp County. The first shooting began around 5pm onTuesday, some 30 miles north of Atlanta when five people were shot at a massage parlor, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said. Two of the victims died at the scene. Three were taken to a hospital, where two of them also died, Baker said. About an hour later, Atlanta police responded to calls for a robbe...
“The System is Broken & Against Women Victims” Bouncer speaks on his experience after 15 years on the job
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“The System is Broken & Against Women Victims” Bouncer speaks on his experience after 15 years on the job

A former bouncer has spoken about his experience on the job and how he has almost always gotten justice whenever he was attacked by men but women attacked by men don't get justice. He explained on Twitter that he has been "stabbed, shot, bottled & assaulted over the years" yet almost all his attackers were convicted. However, he says he knows many women who have been raped yet not one attacker has been convicted. He explained that he doesn't want to have to be worrying about his daughters being attacked and harassed. He added: "The system is broken & against women victims."
Four Family Members Killed in Fire Accident in Niger State
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Four Family Members Killed in Fire Accident in Niger State

Four members of a prominent family died in a fire incident that occurred in Bida town, Niger state in the wee hours of Monday, March 8. It was gathered that the family house located Efu Kabali Gulu area of Bida went up in flames aroud 1:am, resulting in the death of two aged wives and two grand daughters of the owner of the house. The victims were identified as Hajiya Salamatu and Hajiya Jummai Kabaraini while the names of grandchildren of the late owner are Hauwa and Khairatu Mahmud kabaraini. Besides the loss of lives, valuables worth millions of Naira were completely destroyed by the fire. The owner of the building who is said to be a prominent indigene of Bida town, Ahmadu Kabaraini is deceased but head of the family, Sallau Kabaraini, said the cause of the fire cou...
Generator Fume Kills Two FUTO Students
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Generator Fume Kills Two FUTO Students

Generator fume has killed two students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) while a third person is recovering at the hospital. It was gathered that the students identified as Fred Eberechukwu, 22, Anele Stephen, and Udeagbala Kenechukwu, allegedly put on the generator in their locked room and fell asleep. The incident happened in their Jabulani Hostel, Eziobodo, Owerri West Council Area of Imo State on Thursday, March 4. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday March 6, said their bodies were discovered lying helplessly in a room after the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters Nekede/Ihiagwa. “On March 4, at about 6 pm, upon a report received at the Divisio...
Father and his Children Arrested Over Kidnapping in Ogun
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Father and his Children Arrested Over Kidnapping in Ogun

A kidnap syndicate made up of members of the same family have been busted by the Ogun state police command. Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and three of his children, Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara were arrested after Ogun state commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun gave an order to the Area Commander and all the DPOs in Sagamu to fish out those behind the many kidnapping cases recorded in the area. Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were all arrested in Ajaka area of Sagamu for their roles in the kidnap of eight persons at different times. One Christian Ishaha who had accommodated them was also arrested. Oyeyemi said; “In the course of investigation, it was discovered that three other members of the family constituting the crimina...
Victims Laments As Oil Spill Ravages Rivers Farmlands, Fish Ponds
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Victims Laments As Oil Spill Ravages Rivers Farmlands, Fish Ponds

Farmers in Okogbe clan, in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State are counting their losses after an oil spill destroyed farmland, crops and fish ponds worth millions of naira. It was gathered that two separate spills from Okordia-Rumuekpe pipeline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company and Ogoda-Brass pipeline operated by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) occurred in the area around the middle of 2020. Some of those affected claimed that the spills, which was not cleaned, was dispersed by flood into the surrounding communities, culminating in a fire which devastated farmlands, streams, forest and other sources of livelihoods One of the farmers, Dr Patricia Ogbonnaya, said she noticed crude oil in her farmland in December 2020, adding that despite s...
Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family
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Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family

A Royal family member in the Eggua community of Ogun State, Prince Olu Abiola, has explained how some of the victims of attacks by killer Fulani herders in the area escaped to the neighbouring Benin Republic. He disclosed this to SaharaReporters on Tuesday while reacting to a statement by the Ogun State Government that only Beninoise living in Nigeria fled to the Benin Republic during those attacks. “Some people really ran away for their lives because, at that period, those areas were not safe for them to reside. The Fulani herders laid ambush consistently to the extent that many people could not sleep in their houses. So this forced them to escape to other neighbouring towns in Nigeria as well as in Benin Republic," he said. Abiola, who was the former Chairman of Yewa North L...
Kidnappers Who Pose As Women Online To Rob, Kill Victims Arrested In Rivers
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Kidnappers Who Pose As Women Online To Rob, Kill Victims Arrested In Rivers

A suspected five-man gang of kidnappers, including a lady, has been smashed by operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Response Team (FIBRT) led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari. The suspects have also given details of how they lured men through a popular online dating website known as Tinder to lonely spots where they attack and rob them of their valuables. The less fortunate among their victims, they said, were killed by being strangled or shot. Three of the suspects arrested by FIBRT include Micheal Eneji (30), Nwachukwu Emeka (22) and Success Okeke (27). Their arrest came on the heel of a petition filed to Kyari by the family of one of the victims, Michaels Victor. According to a police source, on 12th January, 2021, the family of the now decease...
Residents Flee as Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill Four
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Residents Flee as Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill Four

Some communities in the eastern part of Sokoto state are deserted after armed bandits killed four persons and rustled several livestock. Colonel Garba Moyi (Rtd), the state Commissioner for Carrier and Security Matters, who  confirmed the attacks, said three persons were killed at Bargaja village in Isa local government area while one was killed in a community under Sabon Birni local government. It was gathered that the armed bandits invaded Bargaja around 2pm on Thursday, shooting sporadically. A resident, who spoke to Daily Trust said six persons were shot in the village, but only three died while the remaining three are currently receiving treatment in the hospitals. A resident of Isa who identified himself as Surajo said that inhabitants of Bargaja, Tozai, Turba and Dan...
Airforce Crash Victims To Be Buried Today
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Airforce Crash Victims To Be Buried Today

Victims of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane, Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201) that crashed in Abuja would be buried with full military honours today. The aircraft crashed as it approached the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport after reporting engine failure in a bid to refuel. The Nigerian Air Force announced the burial via an invitation sent to defence correspondents. It said the fallen personnel would be buried with full military honours. NAF said the burial activities would commence by 7:30 am at the National Military Cemetery, Airport Road Abuja today. The victims of the ill-fated aircraft include Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain), Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-Pilot), Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System Specialist), War...
US Convicts 23-year-old Nigerian Lady, Oyindamola Akinrinola, For Online Fraud
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US Convicts 23-year-old Nigerian Lady, Oyindamola Akinrinola, For Online Fraud

Oyindamola Akinrinola, a 23-year-old Nigerian lady has been convicted for her role in fraud schemes that targeted victims across the United States. The college student of Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty in federal court for receiving and transferring illicit funds on commission on behalf of a Nigerian co-conspirator. US Attorney Stephen McAllister, who announced her conviction on Monday night, February 22,  stated that Akinrinola will face time in federal prison for her crime. “Akinrinola and her co-conspirator in Nigeria victimized individuals, several elderly, through a variety of online scams,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. “She now faces time in federal prison for her crimes. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prioritize the investig...
New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After
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New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After

New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday Februarty 22, as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. Hundreds of people attended an outdoor service in Christchurch, which continues to rebuild from the magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed much of its downtown in 2011. According to Reuters, a separate service was also held in the Japanese city of Toyama, home to 12 students who died in the quake. Speaking at the Christchurch ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured top left) said it was important to remember that 87 of the victims were foreigners and many of their families couldn't be there because of coronavirus travel restrictions. “Our flags fly at half-mast for them today too,” she said. Christchurch ...
Why We Didn’t Rescue Victims Of Abuja Air Crash – Witness
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Why We Didn’t Rescue Victims Of Abuja Air Crash – Witness

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

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday. Reports had indicated that some suspected gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the area and killed a number of cows, while leaving some others injured. The state’s Police Command through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer had immediately mobilised to the scene and announced that its operatives were on the trail of the perpetrators, as investigations continued. A statement by the Oyo State Police Command on Saturday had equally indicated that the incident at Alafara Community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani clash, add...
#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N10m Each To 2 Victims Of Police Brutality
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#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N10m Each To 2 Victims Of Police Brutality

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has awarded compensations to two petitioners. The two petitioners, Kudirat Obayomi and Hannah Olugbodi were awarded N10 million each on Friday, as compensation based on the panel’s recommendation.  
Four Teenagers Arrested for Allegedly Gangraping a 15-year-old Girl in Ejigbo
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Four Teenagers Arrested for Allegedly Gangraping a 15-year-old Girl in Ejigbo

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ejigbo Division have arrested 4 teenagers for allegedly gangraping a 15-year-old girl in Ejigbo on February 16. The mother of the victim, Tawa Abbey, of No 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the police that her daughter (name withheld) went to buy food at Lafenwa Street,Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked her with dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room at No 33,Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo. Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilized his men to the scene where the four boys were arrested. The suspects were identified as Jimoh Kamoru, 16, Lukman Basita, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16. Some items...
Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes
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Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes

State governors have agreed to compensate victims of herders /farmers clashes in their various states . The agreement was reached at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Thursday. The meeting was presided by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo . The council presided over by sitting Vice President has all state governors and relevant, Central Bank of Nigeria’ Governor and relevant ministers as members. The decision to pay compensation was part of the communique read by the governor of Ogun State , Dapo Abiodun, when he briefed State House Correspondents alongside his Kebbi State counterpart , Atiku Bagudu. Abiodun noted those who suffered loses in targeted attacks must be made to have a sense of compensation . He also said the council re...
28 Men Arrested in Lagos for Internet Fraud
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28 Men Arrested in Lagos for Internet Fraud

28 young men have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects are; Emanuel Duke, Fortune Stephen, Okpesa Kenneth, James Taiwo, Lamina Toyeeb, Amusa Ahmed, Lezor Ture Bright, Kehinde Adeleye, Godwin Obayuwana, Ajao Sodiq, Adebimpe Ayo, Iwuala Jesse, Joseph Duke Otega, Amusa Ridwan, Ememerurie Daniel, and Gift Ogbaro. Others are: Ayokunmi Adeyinka, Michael Stephen, Lateef Olatayo, Sunday Richard, Kazeem Jubril Alade, Muhammed Abubakar, David Stephen Jonah, Usman Olatunbosun Ituah Eghoboi, Tayo Joshua, Osume Collins, and Musa Husseini. The suspects were arrested at different locations in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State. Luxury cars, sophisticated phones, and laptops were recovered from them during th...
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Victims Of Shasha Killings Buried In Mass Grave As Death Toll Rises To 23 (Photos)

Victims of ethnic killings in Shasha, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been buried in mass grave on Sunday night. The violence, which started on Thursday, led to loss of lives, property and wanton arson. MCI gathered that 11 bodies were buried at the local Muslim cemetery around 7pm on Sunday. Informed sources said so far the death toll had risen to 23, but the rest of the bodies were buried at a different cemetery to “douse tension”. In an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday night, the chairman of the market traders union, Usman Yako, said the death toll had risen to 23, with more reported discovery of corpses in the general area. So far 23 bodies have been found. Unconfirmed report tonight has it that more bodies were deposited at Sasa police station n...
Police Arrest Man who Carried Out Gory 14-hour Rampage in Subway Train Killing two and Injuring others
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Police Arrest Man who Carried Out Gory 14-hour Rampage in Subway Train Killing two and Injuring others

Police on Saturday, February 13, arrested a knife-wielding homeless killer suspected of killing two people and wounding two more during a 14-hour subway stabbing spree on a train moving from Manhattan to Queens in New York, US. Police authorities also recovered the knife the suspect used in the attacks, as the suspect was taken into custody with dried blood on his clothes. According to the NY Daily News, the suspect wore a winter coat, and high-top sneakers as he was taken to the 34th Precinct in upper Manhattan. The unprovoked attacks on a quartet of homeless victims by the suspect elicited a desperate search by police for him. “There is small army of detectives and investigators working all this night throughout New York City,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea (pictured belo...
24 Pregnant Women and 11 Children Rescued from Baby Factory in Calabar
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24 Pregnant Women and 11 Children Rescued from Baby Factory in Calabar

A security outfit, Operation Akpakwu which was set up by the Cross River State Government has rescued 24 pregnant women and 11 children from a suspected baby factory in Calabar, the state's capital. Handing over the rescued victims to the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost of the Nigerian Army, Stanley Ikepeme who represented 13 Brigade Commander, Brigadier-General Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed that two suspects were arrested. NAPTIP official, Oba Jacobs who received the victims said the suspects will be investigated and charged to court.
Two Nigerian Nationals Arrested in Cambodia Over Online Scam
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Two Nigerian Nationals Arrested in Cambodia Over Online Scam

The Anti-Cyber Crime department of the Cambodia Police has arrested two Nigerian nationals over an alleged online scam. The suspects identified as Kingsley Obinna Nweazura, 26, and Emma Eke Onyechere, 26, were arrested in Phnom Penh for allegedly duping several people on social media by using false identities.   The National Police chief, General lieutant Neth Savoen, who disclosed this on Tuesday, February 9, said they arrested the suspects after receiving several complaints from some of their victims. The suspects have been sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for legal action. Meanwhile, the director of the Anti Cyber Crime department has reminded citizens to be careful when using social media sites. "Please don't accept friend requests from people that ...
France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years
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France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years

France’s government wants to set the age of sexual consent at 15 and make it easier to punish long-ago child sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse and child protection activists have long pushed for tougher laws and greater societal recognition of the problem of sexual abuse and this new development has been welcomed by them. France's lack of an age of consent have complicated efforts to prosecute alleged perpetrators. The Justice Ministry said systematic sexual abuse is "intolerable", adding that "the government is determined to act quickly to implement the changes that our society expects." "An act of sexual penetration by an adult on a minor under 15 will be considered a rape," Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said Tuesday, Feb 9, on France-2 television. Perpetrat...
Three killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowd in Anambra (graphic)
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Three killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowd in Anambra (graphic)

Three men have been shot dead after two unidentified gunmen stormed the Civic center Eke Nkpor in Idemili local government area of Anambra state and opened fire at persons gathered at the center today February 10. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed said at about 1.30pm today, the police received reports of an alleged shooting of one Izuchukwu Idemili 'm' aged 32 years of Nkpor, Chidi Oforma 'm' aged 31 years of Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu 'm' aged 45years of Umouji. Haruna said the incident allegedly took place when two unknown boys drove a black unregistered Mercedes "V Boot" and opened fire at the crowd shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community tax force at the Civic Centre. ''Following the report, Police detectives attac...
Retired Immigration Officer and Three Others Abducted in Abuja
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Retired Immigration Officer and Three Others Abducted in Abuja

A retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration, Abdulahi Rakieu, and three other persons have been abducted in the Tungan Maje area of Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on Saturday, February 6. The kidnappers were said to have raided the victims’ houses and whisked them away. This comes few days after a Punch reporter and two others were kidnapped in the Kubwa area of the FCT. The Punch reporter has since regained his freedom. The police command is yet to comment on this recent abduction.
Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter and Others in Abuja
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Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter and Others in Abuja

A reporter with Punch newspaper, Okechukwu Nnodim, has been abducted by yet to be identified persons at his house in the Arab road area of Kubwa, Abuja on Wednesday night, February 3. The kidnappers also attacked his neighbors and went away with the two sons of a widow, Mrs Faith Gbeyide. According to Oluchi, the wife of the abducted Punch reporter, her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men scaled the fence, entered their compound, and ordered them to open the door. She said the gunmen fired several shots at the windows, pulled down the burglary proof after which they forced open the front door. “My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money but he told them he didn’t have money in the house. They ...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...
Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths
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Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths

The Benue State Government said that 17 suspected criminals who kidnapped Taraba youths have been arrested. It will be recalled that 23 Takum youths were abducted along Wukari – Takum road in Taraba state last Wednesday. 19 were rescued by a combined team of soldiers and police from Benue and Taraba. Col. Paul Hemba, the Special Adviser to Governor Ortom on Security, who confirmed the latest development to journalists on Monday, February 1, said that those who abducted the youths were loyalists of the late terrorist, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana. Hemba said that the aim of the criminal elements was to trigger inter-communal crisis between the Tiv and Jukun tribes. The security adviser said that all the kidnap victims are all Jukuns from Taraba, adding that the youths were kept a...
Bandits kidnap widow of PDP chairman, 13 others in Kogi
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Bandits kidnap widow of PDP chairman, 13 others in Kogi

Suspected bandits have kidnapped 14 persons including the widow of Barrister Mathew Kola Ojo, the former Zonal Chairman of Kogi West of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   The victims were abducted on Monday morning, January 25, at Iffe, in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.   It was gathered that five of the victims excluding the widow were reportedly released by the gunmen.   The President of Okun Development Association (ODA) Chief Femi Mokikan, who confirmed the incident, said the kidnappers have contacted family of Mrs Kola-Ojo but are yet to make demands.   "The persons they (kidnappers) called was a family uncle to the woman, telling him they have Mrs. Kola-Ojo in their custody. But before they could state their ransom, the man’s phon...
#EndSARS protesters want to join police – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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#EndSARS protesters want to join police – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has said that some of the youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest want to join the Nigeria Police Force.   Speaking on a Channels Television’s programme on Monday January 25, the police chief said some of these youths want to join the force on the premise of "the service the police provide is a service of God."   Adamu said;    “The youths who participated in the #EndSARS and the rest of them, many of them want to join the police. “Many of them will come and say, ‘Please, we want to join the police,’ because the service the police provide is a service of God.”   On hospitals requesting police report before they attend to victims of gunshot wounds, the police chief told medical officers to sav...
Bandits Kill 3 in Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State
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Bandits Kill 3 in Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State

A bandit attack at Kamaru village of Chawai Chiefdom in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has left no fewer than 3 people dead. It was learnt that the bandits shot the victims after an argument ensued after arriving the compound. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident and also disclosed that investigations indicate that the gunmen were criminals from a neighbouring state who crossed over into the village to carry out the heinous act. Aruwan said when troops responded to a distress call from the village, they found three persons dead and one injured.
10 newborn babies die in hospital fire, India
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10 newborn babies die in hospital fire, India

10 newborn babies have reportedly died in a fire outbreak at a state-run hospital in western India in the early hours of Saturday. 17 infants where in the unit for sick newborn babies when the fire broke out at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra state. Seven infants died due to smoke suffocation, and three from burn injuries, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope told reporters. Seven babies were rescued by the nurses and ward staff. All the infants were aged between a few days and three months, Bhandara district health official Prashant Uike said. The government has ordered a probe into the incident and a safety audit of all neo-natal care units in the state. Initial reports indicated that the fire may have been caused by a short circuit in o...

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