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“My Brother Didn’t Die as a Coward” – Man Mourns Volunteer Killed by Bandits During Rescue of Kidnapped Victims in Kaduna
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“My Brother Didn’t Die as a Coward” – Man Mourns Volunteer Killed by Bandits During Rescue of Kidnapped Victims in Kaduna

LIB reported that troops rescued the victims from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of the state after a fierce gun duel. The 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, were kidnapped when they went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area. It was gathered that the two deceased volunteers, Ezekiel Iliya and Nasara Yohanna, had gone to rescue the kidnapped victims before the arrival of troops. "After the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their arrival," said Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs. Facebook user, Mengu Mengu took to the social media platform on Wednesday, May 5, to mourn Ezekiel Iliya. "Just in today's att...
11 suspected Cultists and Traffic Robbers nabbed in Lagos
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11 suspected Cultists and Traffic Robbers nabbed in Lagos

The Lagos state police command's operatives attached to the Strike Team of the Command, have arrested eleven(11) suspected cultists and traffic robbers known for attacking and dispossessing innocent people of their belongings at Railway Crossing, Ikeja Along, Ikeja-Lagos. A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, states that the operatives who responded to a distress call from one of the victims (name withheld), raced to the area and arrested some of the suspects in action while others were arrested at their hideouts around Ikeja Along. Adejobi said the suspects have confessed to the crime. He added that the suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses, and charms during operation. He gave the names of the suspects arrested as Sadiq M...
Eight Persons Feared Dead and 36 Others Injured as Palm-oil Laden Truck Plunges into Ditch in Osun
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Eight Persons Feared Dead and 36 Others Injured as Palm-oil Laden Truck Plunges into Ditch in Osun

At least eight persons have allegedly died and 36 others injured after a palm oil-laden truck plunged into a ditch in Osogbo, Osun State in the early hours of today, May 1. According to reports, the occupants who were mostly traders were sleeping on the truck, a Volvo FL7, with registration number KMC 35 ZJ, when the accident happened. The truck was ascending the November 27 overhead bridge opposite the NECO office when the driver lost control as the truck could not ascend the bridge. The truck then went on a reverse and fell into the ditch. “The accident happened around 2 am when some of us were sleeping on top of the kegs of palm oil in the truck. The truck fell into the ditch and about 10 of us were killed while others have been taken to Osun State University Teaching Hospita...
Nigerian man Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment in South Africa for Conning Women out of Over N26m in Online Dating Scam
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Nigerian man Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment in South Africa for Conning Women out of Over N26m in Online Dating Scam

The Bellville Commercial Crimes Court Cape Town, has sentenced a Nigerian fraudster Chinonso Pascal Eze, who ran an online dating scam in which he duped unsuspecting women out of over R1 035 030 (N26m) Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Eric Ntabazalila said in a statement that Eze, 36, was on Thursday, April 29, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being convicted on 23 counts of fraud and nine counts of money laundering. Eze entered into a plea and sentencing agreement with the State on Thursday and confessed to being part of a syndicate which operated an online dating scam. He told the court the ultimate goal was to secure large sums of money from “unsuspecting victims”. The court heard that Eze and members of the syndicate reached out to v...
Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide
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Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide

An influencer and her boyfriend have died after they reportedly fell from a 12th-floor apartment to their deaths in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. The horrific incident was filmed by witnesses in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 27. The victims were identified as Sarah Arauco and Dagner Rojas. Neighbours said they heard the pair arguing before their death. One video shows Rojas dangle from the window before falling, with a second video showing the incident from a different angle. Rojas' fall was filmed by neighbours just moments after his girlfriend was seen falling from the same spot. Neighbours told local newspaper Milenio they heard the pair arguing before the tragic i...
Two Nigerian Men Arrested in South Korea for allegedly Conning Victims out of N41m in Romance Scams
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Two Nigerian Men Arrested in South Korea for allegedly Conning Victims out of N41m in Romance Scams

Two Nigerian men have been arrested in Suwon, South Korea for allegedly swindling South Korean victims, mostly women, of tens of thousands of dollars in romance scams, local police said Wednesday, April 28. According to the Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency, just south of Seoul, the suspects defrauded four South Koreans, three women and one man of about 120 million won (US$107,900) in total after the two befriended the victims online under fake identities. One of the suspects falsely introduced himself as a U.S. military surgeon based in Yemen to a South Korean woman he met on a social network service in January. After a month of friendly online exchanges, the Nigerian man allegedly tricked her into sending him a total of 51 million won for his fake project to ship gold bars to Sou...
Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo
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Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo

The owner of Agbo Hotel in Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oyedokun Oyeniyi; his wife, Busayo Oyedokun, and seven others including their children that were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, have regained their freedom. LIB had earlier reported that the gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday night, April 24 and abducted the victims. Confirming their release, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said “Yes, they have been released,” he said. Osifeso did not, however, disclose whether ransom was paid before the release of the victim.
Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire
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Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire

The Imo state police command has debunked report of the state house of assembly being set on fire. A video of an alleged fire at the state House of Assembly had gone viral on Sunday night, April 26. Reacting to the video, Imo police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu said the building on fire was not the State House of Assembly nor any building in the area. Ikeokwu also confirmed that motorists were robbed in Orji area of Owerri, in an attack which left four persons with bullet injuries. Victims of the attack have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri for treatment.
Nine Wedding Guests Reportedly Die in Fatal Road Accident in Edo
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Nine Wedding Guests Reportedly Die in Fatal Road Accident in Edo

Nine wedding guests have reportedly perished in a ghastly road accident in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State. The accident which involved a commercial bus belonging to Who Go Better Transport Company and a truck, occurred at Ekpon Junction, along the Agbor-Ewohimi Road on Saturday, April 24. It was gathered that the victims were travelling from Benin City to Ewatto in Esan South-East Local Government Area of the state to attend a wedding ceremony of their friend and relation. According to reports, the truck loaded with cement rammed into the bus few kilometres to their destination. Out of the ten wedding guests, only one person identified as DJ Nasco, survived. Lone survivor One of the deceased have been identified as Constance Omoijade, a 2018 graduate of t...
Rapper Lil Mosey, 19, Charged with Rape, wanted by police
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Rapper Lil Mosey, 19, Charged with Rape, wanted by police

American rapper, Lil Mosey has reportedly been declared wanted by police for rape. According to a report from TMZ, the rapper, real name Lathan Echols, has been charged with second-degree rape stemming from an alleged incident in January of this year. Due to his failure to appear in court on Wednesday, April 21, the 19-year-old Washington rapper is now wanted by law enforcement. The "Blueberry Faygo" rapper was reportedly charged with second-degree rape several weeks ago ahead of this week's scheduled court date but failed to show up. Earlier this year, a woman claims that she and a friend went to visit Lil Mosey, but alleges that she was raped by the 19-year-old artist and another man, who the Chronicle reports is named Francisco P. Prater. An affidavit obtained by the ...
Three Construction Workers Abducted in Ondo
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Three Construction Workers Abducted in Ondo

Three construction workers rehabilitating Ikaram to Akunnu Akoko road, have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Akunnu in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. The three men were rounded up by a gang of six men who whisked them into the forest around 6pm while closing for the day’s work on Tuesday, April 20. The workers were said to be engaged by a construction company engaged by the state government for the construction of the 16.2km Akunnu/ Ikaram/ Oke-Agbe road which had been abandoned for over 18 years. No ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers, as they have not made contact with the management of the construction company or the families of the victims. Confirming the abduction, the state police public relations officer, Tee Leo Iko...
Three INEC Staff Die in Fatal Accident in Borno
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Three INEC Staff Die in Fatal Accident in Borno

Three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have died in a road accident in Borno State on Sunday, April 18. In a statement released by INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the victims were travelling for special training ahead of the conversion of Voting points into Polling units when the accident occurred. He gave the names of the deceased officials as Adamu Mohammed, Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar, noting that the Supervising National Commissioner for Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States, AVM Ahmed Tijjani Mu’azu will represent the commission at their funeral. Read the statement below
Newly Wed man, Four Others Die as 18-seater Bus Plunges into River in Ondo
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Newly Wed man, Four Others Die as 18-seater Bus Plunges into River in Ondo

At least five persons including a newly wedded man, were confirmed dead after an 18-seater bus plunged into a river in Aponmu village, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state. The 18-seater bus with registration number Lagos AAA 859 XC which took off from Lagos, plunged into the Owena river on Sunday afternoon, April 18, killing at least five passengers including the driver. According to an eyewitness, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to high speed while it was raining, and plunged the bus into the river which is about 25 feet from the surface. The witnesses said the rain prevented help from getting to the trapped passengers for over an hour. The new groom identified as Adewale, was said to be returning to Akure with his wife after the wedding at the I...
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...

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