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Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA
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Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA

The Plateau State government has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area (LGA). The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham, announced this in a statement released today Wednesday, August 25. The curfew comes hours after a fresh crisis broke out in Yelwa Zangam, a village in Zangam District of the state. Over 30 persons were allegedly killed in the renewed hostilities. According to the statement, the 24-hour curfew will come into force from 4pm on August 25 until further notice. “The proactive decision became necessary following imminent threat to lives and properties within the local government area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order,” the statement said. It will also enable security agencies...
Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Zamfara
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Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued 11 villagers abducted from Yakofoji village on August 12. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, August 19, in Gusau, said that the operatives also rescued the Chief Security Officer of College of Health Technology, Tsafe. It said that the successes recorded followed ongoing search-and-rescue operations by the command across the state. "The effort that led to the unconditional rescue was sequel to the report of abduction of 11 persons by some group of hoodlums suspected to be bandits at YARKOFOJI VILLAGE in Bakura LGA on 12th August, 2021," the statement read. "In a related development, the Command has succeeded in the unconditional rescue of Chief Security ...
Seven killed, two injured in motor accident along Minna-Suleja highway
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Seven killed, two injured in motor accident along Minna-Suleja highway

Seven persons have perished in a motor accident along the ever busy Minna-Suleja highway in Niger state. It was gathered that the accident involving a Mazda salon car and a gulf salon car with registration number KTU 506 BK occurred in the early hours of Thursday, July 22. Five of the victims died at the spot while two others died on their way to the hospital. Two people who were critically injured have been evacuated to a private hospital in Lamatta, in Gurara local government area of the state. According to an eye witness, the accident occurred between Kwakuti and Lambata when the two vehicles, both traveling on opposite direction had a head on collusion. Although the cause of the accident was not immediately known, eye witness however said it was not unconnected with ove...
Bandits go on Rampage in Zamfara after their leader’s father was arrested
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Bandits go on Rampage in Zamfara after their leader’s father was arrested

Villagers and travellers in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara state were reportedly abducted by bandits on a rampage on Friday July 16. The attacks were carried out two weeks after the arrest of notorious bandit leader, Turji's father in Kano, with his whereabout still unknown. Daily Trust reported that about 150 persons have been taken hostage by the group in the last 24 hours by the bandits who also sacked Kurya, Keta, Kware, Badarawa, Marisuwa, Maberaya villages. It was further learnt that the bandits’ leader vowed that if his father would be stopped from performing the upcoming Sallah at home, he would also ensure that many other people spend the period without their families. A source who was at the meeting told the publication that Turji had sent a warning to ...
Villagers Erect Massive Penis Statue to Bring forth rain
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Villagers Erect Massive Penis Statue to Bring forth rain

Villagers in Yothaka, in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province, ended a period of drought by building a giant erect penis statue. Farmers in the area had been concerned that there hadn’t been enough rain recently and that water from irrigation canals was too salty and had been damaging crops. To call forth the rain, a giant penis statue, or "Palad Khik", was erected on Jun 9. This week. local village headman, Chamnan Kenthongdaeng, 52, told a press conference that on June 11, just two days after the giant penis was installed it had started raining, with a shower that lasted about half an hour. Koson Samang, the headman of a nearby village, had made a video of the rain as proof. However, local farmers complained that the brief shower hadn’t been long enough to irrigate their f...
Sunday Igboho storms Igangan over killings, attacks
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Sunday Igboho storms Igangan over killings, attacks

Yoruba Nation Agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho on Monday evening stormed Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo state. His visit, according to his spokesman Olayomi Koiki, was over weekend’s attacks by suspected herders in the village. The Nation reports scores of residents of Igangan community were killed in the early hours of Sunday while several houses, including the Palace of Ashi of Igangan were burnt by suspected herdsmen. Fores Igboho, in the now-viral video, got to the town in a convoy with many residents cheering. He was spotted waving to people from a white Toyota Hilux while his supporters escorted him into the town with their motorbikes. During the visit, it was learnt Igboho also tried to comb the forests. Igboho’s spokesman ...
Bandits Kill 26 in Zamfara State
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Bandits Kill 26 in Zamfara State

26 persons including a police officer have been killed in another deadly attack in some communities in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The state police spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed said the assailants were armed with sophisticated weapons and invaded Tofa village in large numbers, shooting sporadically and killing some of the villagers. Mohammed also disclosed that some of the bandits were wounded after being engaged in a gun battle with the police tactical operatives stationed in the village, while on their way to carry out another attack in Samawa.
Bandits Kill 6 in Katsina Village
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Bandits Kill 6 in Katsina Village

Six people have been killed by bandits who attacked Kanawa and Runka villages of Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State. Daily Trust reported that a resident of Kanawa village said the bandits launched the attack on Saturday evening, June 5, and dispersed the villagers. The eyewitness also said that the bandits who were on about 60 motorcycles, came around 6:30 pm carting away some domestic animals belonging to some brides in the villages. He said; “When we heard the roar of their motorcycles, we all dispersed into the bush but they chased some of us and gunned down six and injured others. “As I speak with you now (Sunday morning), we have just finished the burial of the six persons killed; three sustained serious injuries. “One is receiving medical care in Ka...
Gunmen Set Imo council Chairman’s home on Fire
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Gunmen Set Imo council Chairman’s home on Fire

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

Mrs Laadi Binjo, mother of Benjamin Anakula Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias have killed a traditional ruler, Chief Hyacinth Ajon and another man identified as Benjamin Anakula in Benue State. Chief Ajon and Anakula were hacked to death by the assailants in the early hours of Wednesday, April 21 in Tse Zoola community, Makurdi Local Government Area of the state. According to the eldest man in the community, Aho Zoola, the suspected Fulani militias, without any provocation, attacked the villagers at about 2: am, shot sporadically and killed Ajon and Anakula. When asked by Governor Samuel Ortom, if they had rustled the Fulani herds in the past, elder Aho replied in the negative, insisting that the villagers have never had any issue with the herdsmen even when their herd...
Bandits’ Attack Repelled By Villagers In Kebbi State (Graphic Photos)
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Bandits’ Attack Repelled By Villagers In Kebbi State (Graphic Photos)

Villagers from Arewa local government of Kebbi state successfully repelled bandit attacked on their village and killed some of them in the process...... Kebbi state as been adjudged the most peaceful state in Northern Nigeria and arguably in the whole country. perhaps, such gallantry is the reason the state enjoy this level of peace. see narration from one of the eye witness... * I've been following the incident from that night to this point The incident happened not yesterday but 2 days back at Gumki at about 11pm. The Kidnappers came to the house where they abducted the guys. Villagers chased them across villages. On gotten to R/tsaka they too joined hands and continue after them. Though, the bandits were shooting with live ammunition throughout the night until when ...
Congo Government Seizes The Mountain Of Gold Discovered By Villagers
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Congo Government Seizes The Mountain Of Gold Discovered By Villagers

The BBC has confirmed that the viral Video making rounds on social media is true and indeed a mountain rich in gold deposits was found in mountain dey Birava village, 35km from di north of Bukavu, inside di capital city of South-Kivu province. The government has not only sent the security forces to take over the mountain but to also recover all the gold already mined by the villagers. It is reported that the soil there is highly concentrated in gold deposits even as high as 90% Di latest now say goment don send Police to di area to return order and to collect back di gold wey di villagers bin don carry. DR Congo na kontri wey dey rich in minerals and precious metals like gold, and di mountain inside di video na registered mining area wey get official workers. How Buhari new go...
Mountain Of Gold In Congo: Villagers Discover A Mountain Full Of Gold In Congo
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Mountain Of Gold In Congo: Villagers Discover A Mountain Full Of Gold In Congo

Videos have emerged online showing the moment villagers in Congo discovered what has been tagged The mountain of gold in congo. In the viral video circulating, the villagers could bee seen digging the mountain containing the gold deposits and taking the soil back to their homes in order to wash the dirt and extract the gold. El Dorado in real life! Congolese Villagers get the biggest surprise of their lives, after discovering a whole mountain full of Gold! They are digging the soil with gold deposits in it, and taking them home. A video from the Republic of the Congo documents the biggest surprise for some villagers in this country, as an entire mountain filled with gold was discovered! They dig the soil inside the gold deposits and take them to their homes in order to wash t...
Armed bandits kill 10 in Sokoto village, abduct wealthy businessman
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Armed bandits kill 10 in Sokoto village, abduct wealthy businessman

Armed bandits attacked Amarawa village in Ilela local government area of Sokoto state on Monday, March 1 and killed ten persons while others sustained injuries.   It was gathered that the gunmen, who stormed the village on motorbikes, kidnapped a wealthy businessman but the villagers tried to free him.   According to BBC Hausa report, the gunmen had warned the locals to stay away but they refused and attempted to free the man.   The attackers overpowered the locals, killing many including one man identified as Rabiu Mika Ilu before whisking the businessman away.   One of the locals killed in the attack The police in Sokoto had confirmed the attack but told the BBC Hausa they could not give details as investigation is ongoing.  ...
Villagers In Thailand Worship Calf With 2 Heads After Its Owner Wins Lottery
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Villagers In Thailand Worship Calf With 2 Heads After Its Owner Wins Lottery

Since the calf was born, its owner claims he has won nearly £500 on the lottery. Villagers have flocked to see the creature and a shrine is set to be built in its honour A malformed calf born with two heads has been worshipped by superstitious villagers, who believe it is a sign of good luck. Footage shows people lighting incense in front of the animal’s body before saying their prayers in the Buriram province in Thailand on February 14. The calf was also born with two sets of reproductive organs and an extra ear poking out in the middle of its two heads. Its significant deformities led to the newborn having difficulty breathing and it became too weak to eat. Farmer Somorn Krasaesom, 66, took it to a clinic but it died half an hour after it was born. Somorn said he wa...
24-Year-Old Bike Man Accused Of Using Jazz To Destroy Lives In Anambra
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24-Year-Old Bike Man Accused Of Using Jazz To Destroy Lives In Anambra

A 24-year-old bike man was publicly humiliated and accused of using jazz to destroy lives. From The Information Reaching us, The scene played out in Otta village in Oraukwu, Anambra state. Villagers are seen surrounding a man named Onyeka while the man holds a plate with some fetish items in it. They villagers said he is a man known for using voodoo to ruin lives, including poisoning people and making some mad using voodoo. The men are heard asking why he can't use the voodoo to help make himself successful or make him an international business man who travels abroad and returns at will. The villagers went on to claim that Onyeka kept jazz in his house that made his best friend, Chidi, run mad. The spectators claim the young man was only age 18 when he poisoned someon...
Villagers Flock To Worship 5-Legged Mutant Cow In Thailand
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Villagers Flock To Worship 5-Legged Mutant Cow In Thailand

Villagers claim to have had dreams about lottery numbers ever since the calf was born. With 2021 being the Year of the Ox in the Chinese calendar, more people have flocked to see it for "good luck A deformed calf born with five legs has become a local celebrity, with superstitious villagers arriving from all around to worship it. Footage shows villagers gathering on a field to take turns touching the unusual-looking cow in Surin province, northeast Thailand, on January 6. The camera pans to show the poor cow, whose extra leg can be seen protruding from its back. Its fifth leg also has two hoofs, which are intertwined with each other. Incredibly, the two-year-old calf named Kamkoo is otherwise healthy and can potter around the field while grazing with her mother. The f...
Japanese Town Worships Giant Gorilla In Desperate Bid To Scare Off Coronavirus
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Japanese Town Worships Giant Gorilla In Desperate Bid To Scare Off Coronavirus

Villagers in the Japanese town of Chikuzen have gone to drastic measures to confront the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic by building a giant Gorilla as 'an idol to worship' Superstitious locals in a Japanese village have constructed a giant Gorilla made of steel and straw in a desperate big to ward off the coronavirus. Villagers in Chikuzen, Fukuoka Prefecture in the south west of Japan spent two months building the life-like statue – which has eyes which glow red in the night and stands at an impressive 23 feet tall. The structure has been called ‘Giant Straw Scarecrow Gorilla: Proud Gorilla 2020’ and is due to stand watch over the town until the end of the month. After being completed in December 2020, the giant statue has become something of a local attraction – pulling in ...
Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche
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Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche

John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, says some residents of Borno state sabotage the efforts of the military by providing information on its movement and activities to Boko Haram. Enenche said this on Monday while answering questions on the killing of 45 farmers at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state by the insurgents when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television. He said information gathered from the attack showed that some of the insurgents were already cohabiting with the villagers before the attack. Asked how the military had no prior intelligence on the attack, Enenche said the army needs information from locals to aid its operation. “That has been our worry. It’s a concern to us. You need a guide, you need i...
Mad Man Burnt to Death for Killing 5 Kids of Same Parents in Ogun
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Mad Man Burnt to Death for Killing 5 Kids of Same Parents in Ogun

A mad man identified as Oladele Adeolalunatic has been lynched and burnt to death at Asa Village in Ojaodan, Ogun state for killing 5 children of same parents. The 35-year-old mentally deranged man was lynched on Saturday morning for killing the children identified as five-year-old Bolu, Johnson, Tosin, Joel and Sesan aged two, belonging to Olaegbe Adeola, The Nation reports. It was gathered that Adeola used a cutlass to matchet the kids. The incident occurred around 9:30am at Asa Village in Ojaodan, a Lagos border community. Trouble started in the spot where the kids were playing, when the madman suddenly appeared, got hold of a cutlass and started matcheting them. By the time villagers knew what was happening, the kids were lying lifeless on the ground. It was gathered th...
Native Doctor And Villagers Perform Rituals Against Prophet Odumeje (Video)
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Native Doctor And Villagers Perform Rituals Against Prophet Odumeje (Video)

We have obtain a video footage of a scary moment a Native Doctor of Arondizuogu, Imo state performed rituals against the Controversial Anambra prophet, Chukwuemeka Ohanemere popularly Known as Odumeje or Indaboski for speaking against their Deity and the Late Music Legend “Pericoma”. In the video obtain, Villagers and elders can be seen sitting at the big shrine while the Native doctor performs Rituals against the Man of God using their native language. The Native Doctor called on all their gods to come out and fight prophet Odumeje for condemning it. He further accused prophet Odumeje of getting his Power from India, adding that he cannot get his power from a foreign land and test in their Own Land. The Native doctor killed a Life Fowl which he said it represents Odumeje, ...
Gunmen kill 11 Yansakai Security Men, Rustle over 1200 Cattle in Zamfara
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Gunmen kill 11 Yansakai Security Men, Rustle over 1200 Cattle in Zamfara

Unknown Gunmen, at the wee hours of Friday, stormed Katsira community, in Wanke district of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara state, killed eleven members of a local security group, Yansakai, injuring many other people. Eyewitness accounts said the gunmen stormed the village and rustled over 1200 cattle and left the scene of the crime, saying that the Yansakai men decided to trail them to recover the rustled cattle. Speaking further, the villagers said as the Yansakai men cornered the armed bandits, there was fire for fire operation between the armed bandits and the Yansakai men which led to the death of the eleven of the Yansakai men. When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the incident but said that only four people w...
Governor El-Rufai Apologizes Over his Government’s Failure to Protect Residents of Kaduna State
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Governor El-Rufai Apologizes Over his Government’s Failure to Protect Residents of Kaduna State

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has apologized to residents of Kaduna state over the failure of his government to protect lives and properties, hours after an attack by gunmen reportedly led to the deaths of 50 villagers at Igabi and Giwa local government areas of the state. The Kaduna State Governor who visited the scene of the attacks, stated that the responsibility of protecting residents of the state rests squarely on his shoulders and that of his colleagues, hence his apology. El-Rufai said;   “As those that have been placed in a position of leadership, the responsibility for protecting these people rests squarely on my shoulders and those of my colleagues. I also came to apologise for my failure to fully protect them. “We are doing the best we can and we are hoping th...
Homosexual Baboon Terrorises Villagers In South Africa, Rapes 5 Men
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Homosexual Baboon Terrorises Villagers In South Africa, Rapes 5 Men

Men at Tshaulu village in South Africa are living in fear over a big male baboon that likes to grope and bonk human males. The baboon is said to have attacked more than six men in the past week and what’s battling the villagers is the fact that the baboon only attacks guys and does not hurt its victims but rather performs sexual acts on the terrified victims and leaves. One victim, George Chiunc said he was coming from the local shebeen when the baboon attacked him and pinned him down. “I thought it wanted to kill me but realized it was after my bum” George said. Five men were admitted to hospital after experiencing acute anal pains and fatigue. Doctors confirmed the men have anal cancer. The baboon, which has been nicknamed Somizi travels alone and this, according to animal behavi...
Photos Of President Buhari In Daura With Corpers As Villagers Hail Him
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Photos Of President Buhari In Daura With Corpers As Villagers Hail Him

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, August 11, attended Eid-el-Kabir Prayers at Daura Eid ground, Katsina State. Prof. Alpha Conde, President of Guinea; and Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, Emir of Daura; joined the president in his prayers. The visiting president  was treated to the traditional Durbar display at the palace of Emir of Daura, where he was conferred with a traditional title by the Daura Emirates. Both African leaders also had a special session with serving Corp members in Daura district of Katsina. Below are photographs of the event.
Herdsmen Convert Ondo Govt Forest Reserve Into Militia Camp
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Herdsmen Convert Ondo Govt Forest Reserve Into Militia Camp

Fresh facts emerged on Saturday that herdsmen have converted the Ondo Government reserve located in the Odigbo Local Government Area into a militia camp. This indication buttressed the widespread claim that killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, 58-year-old daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, were herdsmen who sneaked out of the reserve to rain bullets on the vehicle she was travelling in. Olakunrin was killed on Friday as the gunmen ambushed vehicles on the highway and abducted some commuters. Her maid reportedly sustained some gunshot injuries during the attack. Killers of Fasoranti’s daughter have their base in the forest, say villagers A former senator who represented Ondo South Senatorial District at the Senate, Bol...
3,630 People Displaced as Bandits Sack Communities in Niger
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3,630 People Displaced as Bandits Sack Communities in Niger

No fewer than 3,630 villagers have been displaced as bandits sack them from their ancestral homes in two local government areas of Niger State. The attack on the communities in Rafi and Shiroro Local Governments last Thursday also reportedly led to the abduction of 35 people mostly women by the bandits. The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, told THISDAY on Monday that the 3,000 people displaced as a result of the attack, were presently being taken care of at an Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) camp created at Government Second School, Kagara, while 630 others are camped at a school in Pandogari town. The state government, he said, was providing relief materials including food stuff for the displaced people but plea...
Man Beaten To Death  After Mistaking Him For a Kidnapper
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Man Beaten To Death After Mistaking Him For a Kidnapper

A man identified as Paschal Chinazor Onyilo has been beaten to death by villagers in Umuoji area of Anambra state after he was mistaken him for a kidnapper. The deceased, who was a sound/music operator was alleged to be a kidnapper and was beaten to pulp before he finally gave up the ghost. It was gathered that last week, Paschal Onyilo, a native of Abatete in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State, was driving to Obosi area to set up his sound equipment for an event. However on getting to Umuoji, some school children threw stones at his vehicle and caused some damage. He then alighted from the vehicle to accost the kids over the damage. All of them ran away except one boy who was caught by Paschal. It was learnt that Paschal held the boy and requested that he should take him ...
12-Year-Old Girl Terrorizing Abia Community Nabbed By Villagers (Photos)
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12-Year-Old Girl Terrorizing Abia Community Nabbed By Villagers (Photos)

A young girl has been apprehended over series of alleged theft in Abia state. According to reports, the 12-year-old girl was said to have been terrorizing the entire community in Amaeke Ututu, Arochukwu local government area of the state. According to the villagers, the girl has been bragging that "what a man can do that she can even do it better" including stealing. She was caught this morning by her victims. After being beaten by the villagers, the girl allegedly confessed to burgling a shop last night and stealing some cash including packets of Indomie noodles and other foodstuff. She also allegedly confessed to breaking another shop 2 days ago. Some of her victims narrated their ordeals at the hands of the young girl as can bee seen in a trending video posted online....
Nigerian Man And Masquerade Engage In Flogging Contest
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Nigerian Man And Masquerade Engage In Flogging Contest

A Nigerian man and a masquerade engaged in a flogging contest during last Christmas, in the eastern region of Nigeria. The Nigerian man and the masquerade were captured engaging in the flogging contest in the middle of the road, as villagers watched. However when it seemed the contest was getting out of hand, the duo were stopped. It was also learnt that other villagers also engaged in the contest, to know who is brave enough to stick through. Here is the video below; This is coming after a video of a young boy who flogged a masquerade who assaulted him in Calabar, went viral.
Politician, Matthew Karimo Gifts Villagers Noodles, Maggi Cubes But They Look Unhappy (Photos)
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Politician, Matthew Karimo Gifts Villagers Noodles, Maggi Cubes But They Look Unhappy (Photos)

Politicians have started enticing electorates with gifts, food items, cash and other items in a bid to win their votes in the 2019 election. Some residents in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state, were visibly unhappy while being empowered by a politician and aspirant, Matthew Karimo (Bayelsa West Senatorial District) on Friday (yesterday). The villagers were empowered with Indomie noodles, Maggi cubes and other ingredients which were given to them to drum support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant. Here are pictures showing the mood the gifts were received by the villagers.
Hundreds of Villagers Flee After Boko Haram Raid in Borno State
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Hundreds of Villagers Flee After Boko Haram Raid in Borno State

Hundred of villagers fled their homes in Bale Shuwa in Jere LGA of Borno on Saturday November 11, after an attack by Boko Haram militants. The Militants reportedly arrived in trucks and opened fire, setting homes ablaze. One disabled person was allegedly killed while sixty five houses were burnt and more than 200 cows and 300 flock of sheep and goats were carted away. According to a statement from Zonal coordinator NEMA North East, Bashir Garga Idris, on Sunday, injured victims have been provided with first aid and humanitarian needs assessment is being conducted to enable the mobilization of immediate relief assistance The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops of the Nigerian army and members of the civilian jo...
Again, Boko Haram Kills 15 in Borno IDP Camp, Communities
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Again, Boko Haram Kills 15 in Borno IDP Camp, Communities

At least 15 persons were killed in four villages in Borno State between Wednesday night and yesterday by gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. The insurgents also killed an Islamic cleric and four members of his family in one of the four villages attacked. They also drove the military and other security operatives away and entered an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp, razing part of it and killing two occupants. A member of the youth vigilance group who spoke with THISDAY, said the Imam (Islamic cleric) with four members of his family were lynched by the insurgents who attacked their community, Kofa, in the outskirts of Maiduguri. He said also killed in the attacks were 10 other persons in the four neighbouring communities and an IDP camp in Da...
Disquiet Takes Over SSS As Officers Threaten To Undermine Buhari’s Reelection, Boko Haram War
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Disquiet Takes Over SSS As Officers Threaten To Undermine Buhari’s Reelection, Boko Haram War

Serious disquiet has reportedly taken over the SSS as officers threaten to undermine Buhari's reelection bid as well as the Boko Haram war. New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Yusuf Bichi as the new Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) has drawn the ire of senior officials within the key national security department, with many of them threatening to undermine not just the president’s re-election bid but also Nigeria’s counter-terrorism operation against Boko Haram. Multiple officers told PREMIUM TIMES the secret police’s headquarters in Abuja and field offices across the country have been subsumed by an air of anxiety and volatility since Mr Buhari recalled Mr Yusuf from retirement and named him as replacement for Matthew Seiy...
Multiple People Die As Gunmen Open Fire On Villagers In Zamfara State
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Multiple People Die As Gunmen Open Fire On Villagers In Zamfara State

No fewer than 11 people have died after gunmen opened fire on residents of Badarawa town in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. According to reports, unknown gunmen invaded the community at about 9:30am today and attacked residents. At least 11 people were killed while about 23 villagers were injured. Some of the victims have been taken to hospitals in the local government and in Gusau, the capital of the state. The massacre comes after Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari said more people have been killed in his state than in Benue, Taraba and Plateau States.
Drama As Car Lover Gets Buried Inside A Vehicle Instead Of Coffin
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Drama As Car Lover Gets Buried Inside A Vehicle Instead Of Coffin

A man who was really in love with cars has been buried inside a vehicle by his fellow villagers after his death. A car lover in northern China was granted his final wish when he was buried in a saloon after his death. The man, identified by his surname Qi, died in his village in Baoding city in Hebei province on Monday. He specified in his will that he wants to be laid to rest in a car instead of a traditional coffin, according to Kan Kan News. His family was able to locate an old Hyundai Sonata and bought it for 10,000 yuan (£1,173). Families in big cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou averagely spend around 80,000 yuan (£9,391) on a funeral, according to Shanghai Daily. The funeral for the car lover was then carried out on Tuesday. Video footage of the biza...
Over 10 Villagers Attacked & Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue
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Over 10 Villagers Attacked & Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue

It was pure commotion that took over Agasha town in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State on Thursday as suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the many residents. Local reports show that the herdsmen invaded the town from the neighbouring Nasarawa State and opened fire on the unsuspecting residents. 10 people were reportedly killed while several others sustained injuries. This is even as Naka town in Gwer West Local Government Area was razed down by angry soldiers who were protesting the killing of one of them by youths of the area. In Naka, the capital of Gwer West Local Government Area of the state, men of the Nigerian army deployed to the area went on rampage, arresting and burning down several commercial and residential houses following the killing of a soldier by unknown men. ...
Graphic Photos Of 26 People Killed After Unknown Gunmen Opened Fire on Villagers In Zamfara
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Graphic Photos Of 26 People Killed After Unknown Gunmen Opened Fire on Villagers In Zamfara

No fewer than 26 persons were killed in two villages in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State earlier today after armed bandits attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some people from the neighbouring Jarkuka village as they mobilised to bring help to Kuru-kuru. The bandits stormed the mining site in Kuru-Kuru village and opened fire on the miners. The villagers from Jarkuka village who were rushing down to help their injured neighbors, were gunned down by the bandits. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed the incident, said efforts are being made to track down the bandits.
Imo Community Descends On Evil Man Suspected Of Tying Villagers Spiritually
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Imo Community Descends On Evil Man Suspected Of Tying Villagers Spiritually

An alleged evil man in Awo community in Imo state – was dealt with by the villagers on the orders of the king after he was recently exposed. Reports have it that the man have been allegedly responsibility for the deaths of many people in the community especially those against him. The man was said to have tied some of the villagers spiritually as seen in one of the pictures. His house/shrine was raided by the youths of the community who brought out fetish items and charms as they destroyed all his properties before parading him public. The king of the village is said to have embarked on a total cleansing of evil men in his region.  
Man Kills An Entire Chimpanzee Family In Delta State
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Man Kills An Entire Chimpanzee Family In Delta State

A yet to be identified Nigerian man has reportedly killed an entire family of Chimpanzees along Urhuakpa road, Gana, Sapele, Delta State. Meanwhile, Villagers in Okpo Ita, Ibeno local government area of the state, said they saw the dead whale, according to Edem Eniang, a biodiversity conservationist from the University of Uyo. Some of the villagers had started cutting off the body parts for meat before Mr. Eniang and his team of researchers, and the local authorities got to the scene, several days after it was found. Mr. Eniang said the carcass is about 16 metres in length. “I observed that something close to four metres was missing,” Mr. Eniang told PREMIUM TIMES, Wednesday. “That is a part of what was cut off by the villagers.” A handful of tourists have been attracted to ...
How Governor Sheds Tears As Gunmen Kill 20, Injure 30
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How Governor Sheds Tears As Gunmen Kill 20, Injure 30

bloodletting which started in Rivers State on New Year’s Day has spread to Benue State. Meanwhile No fewer than 20 people were killed and 30 others, including children, injured, by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen. They attacked villagers in the Middle Belt state. Governor Samuel Ortom wept when he saw the magnitude of the attack during his visit yesterday to the Benue State University, Makurdi where the bodies were kept in a morgue. The governor confirmed the casualty figure. The attack occurred between Monday and Tuesday in Guma and Logo local government areas. Ortom spoke to reporters after a security meeting. According to him, nine of the dead were livestock guards – the enforcers of the anti-open grazing law. Their patrol van was set ablaze. The law is t...
Villagers Decry Invasion Of ‘Spirits’ Murdering, Chopping Off Women’s Hair
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Villagers Decry Invasion Of ‘Spirits’ Murdering, Chopping Off Women’s Hair

Police said on Thursday that they were investigating an outbreak of “hair chopping spirits” that are making Indian villagers to live in fear, even as a woman has been murdered amid rumours of witchcraft. Since July, at least 55 women across five Indian states have reported waking to find their hair mysteriously scraped off, sparking intense speculation around the assaults. Four new cases were reported on New Delhi’s outskirts on Wednesday, just days after half a dozen similar cases were reported in Gurgaon, south of the capital. “We heard her cries, and when we rushed in, she was lying on the floor unconscious,” said Rohit Yadav, whose 55-year-old mother Monesh Devi fell victim in July in Delhi. “Her chopped off hair was lying next to her.” The string of unexplained attacks ...
70 Villagers Kidnapped In Afghanistan, At Least 7 Killed
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70 Villagers Kidnapped In Afghanistan, At Least 7 Killed

Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, the head of Kandahar provincial police told AFP. “The Taliban abducted 70 people from their house in a village along the Kandahar-Tarinkot highway, Friday. They killed seven of them today,” Raziq said. “Their bodies were found by villagers this morning.” “They released 30 and are still keeping around 30 others,” he said, adding they were “civilian Pashtuns”, the ethnicity of many Taliban fighters. The highway runs from Kandahar, the largest city in southern Afghanistan, to Tarinkot, capital of U...
Armed Villagers Kill 2 Herdsmen, 2 Cows In Delta
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Armed Villagers Kill 2 Herdsmen, 2 Cows In Delta

Armed villagers of an unidentified community in Delta State have shot dead two herdsmen, Saidu Ibrahim and Malum Ali, indigenes of Kaduna and Borno States at Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area. They also shot dead two cows and injured five others, while the police recovered 15 expended and one live cartridges, eight expended 7.62mm ammunition and a torchlight at the scene of the incident. It was gathered that the herdsmen, aged 25 years and 22 years, were with two cows at a borrow pit located at Lagos Ogbe, along Ogume road, Kwale, June 8, when they were shot at about 9.00 pm by their assailants from the direction of Ogbole Ogume community. Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, confirmed the incident, said the Ogbole-Ogume community denied co...
Charms Placed At Akwa Ibom Ministry By Villagers
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Charms Placed At Akwa Ibom Ministry By Villagers

According to report by Akwa Ibom Trending,Akwa Ibom State Ministry, Annex, Ikot Ekpene Road (Former AKTC Terminal) has been shut down by host community demanding for financial compensation from the Government for establishment of the Government office in their community without due consultations.
Crocodile Swallows 8-Year-Old Boy In Zimbabwe, Villagers Dissect It
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Crocodile Swallows 8-Year-Old Boy In Zimbabwe, Villagers Dissect It

A crocodile in northern Zimbabwe has allegedly killed and eaten an 8-year-old child, it was claimed on Thursday. The incident which happened on Monday, March 13, saw the crocodile shot and was then cut open, as the boy’s remains were found in the beast’s stomach. A source told reporters that the young boy’s remains were buried Wednesday, March 15. The incident has caused a lot of tension in the village. The incident has caused a lot of tension in the village https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT6Q0DGNX_8
Ugandan President Fetches Water on a Bicycle
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Ugandan President Fetches Water on a Bicycle

In what may be described as a highly unusual act, President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, this morning joined the local villagers in fetching water on a bicycle in Kawumu village, Luweero District. The president did this to mobilize and demonstrate drip irrigation for crops that he planted on a land recently acquired by the government in the area. It brings to mind when Aisha Buhari, First Lady of Nigeria joined some local women to fry bean cakes (akara), except that this time, the first lay fried the akara with all her jewelry, clothes and make up intact.

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