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Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai
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Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has lashed out at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who he described as a failure. Speaking after a video of Ortom addressing protesters after some killings in Benue State was played during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, El-Rufai stated that the Benue state Governor is not someone he takes seriously. He further claimed that Ortom attacks the federal government to hide his failure. El-Rufai said; “I did not hear what Governor Ortom said (in the video) but I know him and he is not somebody I take very seriously, frankly. He has other issues of governance that he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to distract attention from his failures. “Go and find out how many months’ salaries are being owed teache...
Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs
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Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs

The Bauchi State Government has said Boko Haram fighters have invaded four local government areas of the state that share a border with Geidam, Yobe State which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents. The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, disclosed this at a press conference after an emergency security council meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi on Monday and presided over by governor Bala Mohammed. According to Saidu, the four local governments are Zaki, Dambam, Darazo, and Gamawa. He said the sect members have launched an attack on a communication mast belonging to the Mobile TeleCommunication Network and carted away some of the properties. “There was an emergency security council meeting of Bauchi State this afternoon and the meeting ...
Police Intercept 753 Live Ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun in Ebonyi
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Police Intercept 753 Live Ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun in Ebonyi

The Nigeria Police Force has said that police officers in Ebonyi State intercepted about 753 live ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG). Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday May 2. Mba said the weapons were concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, to Umuahia in Abia State. The statement read; The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and rec...
Amotekun and OPC Members Arrest 6 Bandits in Oyo Forest with 183 Cows, Weapons, Cash
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Amotekun and OPC Members Arrest 6 Bandits in Oyo Forest with 183 Cows, Weapons, Cash

Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly called Amotekun Corps in collaboration with Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) have arrested six bandits at the Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo state. A statement released by the commander of the Amotekun in the state, Col. Olayinka, said the operation was carried out while on their joint routine patrol in the early hours of today April 29. "They tried to escape from the scene but were given hot pursuit by the operatives as they tried to evade arrest. We are still on the trail of others who managed to escape from the scene." He gave the names of those arrested as Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika and Umar Aliu Masika. He said all the six s...
‘Hope Uzodinma has murdered sleep so he should be ready to stay awake — IPOB reacts to killing of ESN top commander by security operatives
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‘Hope Uzodinma has murdered sleep so he should be ready to stay awake — IPOB reacts to killing of ESN top commander by security operatives

The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has reacted to the killing of a top commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) identified as Ikonso by a combined team of the Nigerian army, DSS and Police. In the early hours of Saturday morning, April 24, a combined raid by troops of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) attacked the Operational Headquarters of the ISN in Awomama Village, Oru East LGA of Imo State after getting Intel on the exact location of ISN top commander popularly known as Ikonson Commander. According to a statement by the army, upon approaching Ikonson, multiple gunfire ensued resulting in the death of Ikonson, six other ESN members and the death of four Nigerian securit...
Two Suspected Cultists Arrested With Weapons in Ibadan
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Two Suspected Cultists Arrested With Weapons in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in cultism and robbery. The suspects, Sunday Victor Dotun,24, and Olayiwola Samson a.k.a Suarez, 27, were arrested at Bodija Oju Irin in Ibadan by men attached to 39 Police Mobile Force (PMF) during stop-and-search while on patrol. Police recovered a locally-made single-barrelled pistol, a locally-made double-barrelled pistol, four live bullets, an axe, three mobile phones, an envelope of donation to Aiye Confraternity and a black mask from them. Briefing journalists on Tuesday, April 20, spokesperson of the command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said that the two men suspected to be cultists and members of an armed robbery syndicate had been on the radar of the command for quite a while until thei...
CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’

CNN host, Chris Cuomo has opined that police and gun reform won’t happen until  "White people’s kids start getting killed." The U.S. has faced multiple major shootings over the past month, most recently in Indianapolis where a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility, killing eight. Also, tensions have grown in some parts of the US where protesters and rioters are on edge as they await the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial and demand justice in the police-involved killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago, among others. Cuomo, however, feels the problem of police shootings will end when white kids start getting killed. "Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change," said CNN anchor on his show ...
Body camera video shows moment a female police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20-year-old black man in Minnesota
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Body camera video shows moment a female police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20-year-old black man in Minnesota

A police body camera captured the moment a female police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old black man during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by officer Kim Potter on Sunday afternoon, April 11 during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. During a Monday afternoon press conference, Brooklyn Center’s police chief Tim Gannon gave law enforcement’s side of the story before releasing the video of the fatal shooting. Gannon said three officers stopped Wright and a passenger in a car with expired license-plate tags on Sunday night. After running Wright’s identification, officers found an outstanding warrant for an unspecified gross misdemeanor. One officer removed Wright from the car to...
Traffic Robbers Apprehended in Lagos
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Traffic Robbers Apprehended in Lagos

The police in a Lagos state have apprehended several traffic robbers terrorizing commuters and disposing them of their personal belongings. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, police operatives attached to Ojo Division of the command on April 6, arrested three suspected traffic robbers namely Bashiru Ammo,  m, 19, Ibrahim Mohammed, m, 23, Arinze Victor, m, 19, all of Alaba Rago Market, Ojo-Lagos for attacking innocent commuters in Ojo area. Adejobi said as a follow-up to the police investigation, other suspected receivers of the items from the traffic robbers were arrested on 7th April, 2021. He gave their names as Bello Jafaru, m, 20, Nuru Abdullahi,m, 23, Nafiu Saray, m, 21 and Bashiru Mohammed, m, 19, all...
Asian Woman, 64, is Stabbed to Death while Walking her Dogs in California
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Asian Woman, 64, is Stabbed to Death while Walking her Dogs in California

An Asian-American woman was stabbed to death while out walking her dogs in Southern California. The incident occurred at around 7.30am local time on Saturday, April 3, in Riverside's La Sierra neighborhood, KTLA reported. The victim, Ke Chieh Meng, 64, suffered multiple stab wounds to her abdomen and was left bleeding on the ground. She was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The alleged attacker, 23-year-old Darlene Stephanie Montoya, was arrested near the scene and is now facing murder charges. The suspect, Darlene Stephanie Montoya. Meng's death came after a string of random attacks against Asian Americans. However, police said they do not believe that the stabbing was racially motivated. 'There was nothing to suggest that the victim was att...
Police Arrest 16 Suspects Linked to Killings of Security Operatives Across the Country
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Police Arrest 16 Suspects Linked to Killings of Security Operatives Across the Country

The Nigeria Police has arrested sixteen suspects including a pastor allegedly involved in series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states, particularly in the south-eastern part of the country. In a statement released over the weekend, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, said that the arrest was made in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force following sustained and intelligence-driven sting operations. He gave the names of some of the suspects as Ugochukwu Samuel, Raphael Idang, Cletus Nwachukwu Egole, a pastor with the holy blessed trinity sabbath church, Orlu, Imo state, Michael Uba, a prophet with the association of Jewish faith, and twelve others. Mba said some of the we...
Two Brothers Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Stealing Mobile Phones in Ondo
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Two Brothers Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Stealing Mobile Phones in Ondo

A court in Ondo state has sentenced two brothers, Isaac Sunday and Isaac Lucky, as well as their accomplice, Ovie Nana Friday, to death by hanging for stealing. The convicts were said to have in December 2013, used dangerous weapons to dispose many residents of Bolorunduro in Ondo state of their belongings which include mobile phones, motorcycle, cash and other valuables. They were first arraigned on a five-count charge to include conspiracy and armed robbery. The charges were later amended to six. The Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, Olusegun Akeredolu, who led the prosecution team, called in four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused which were admitted. The defendants represented by Samson Iluyemi testified for themselves...
Rapper NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Indicted on Two Charges Including Possession of Firearm by a Felon
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Rapper NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Indicted on Two Charges Including Possession of Firearm by a Felon

American rapper, NBA YoungBoy has reportedly been indicted on two charges related to his September 2020 arrest including possession of a firearm by a felon. The 21-year-old Louisiana hip-pop star was arrested on Monday, March 22, and kept in FBI custody after fleeing from officials of Los Angeles Police Department who attempted to pull his car over for an outstanding federal warrant. The Shade Room obtained the unsealed federal indictment documents on Tuesday night, which revealed that YoungBoy is facing two counts together with possession of a firearm by a felon and being in possession of a firearm that isn’t registered to him. YoungBoy and one of his associates Morrow Battie have to forfeit any firearms and ammunition, according to the charging docs. The rapper was among ...
Libyan Army Raids Human Smuggling Dens, Arrest 16 Suspects, Rescues 85 Abducted African Migrants
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Libyan Army Raids Human Smuggling Dens, Arrest 16 Suspects, Rescues 85 Abducted African Migrants

Libyan Army on Sunday, March 21, raided human smuggling dens in Nessma town, south of Bani Walid, arrested 16 smugglers and freed 85 African migrants held in captivity. Brigade 444 said its forces had neutralized the hideouts which is about 200km from Tripoli and arrested the smugglers whom it said were criminals wanted by the authorities but had never been apprehended. The brigade added on Facebook that during the delicate "combat operation", its forces had freed 85 African abductees, in addition to ending the smugglers' kidnap, looting, and banditry in the area that were burdening the residents for a long time, seizing weapons and vehicles they were using. "Our forces are still working on ending such crimes in order to exact justice and reach every criminal hideout in the country....
“The peace of mind money gives can’t be compared to temporary pleasure of sex” – Ifu Ennada says as she writes on sex, money, and love
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“The peace of mind money gives can’t be compared to temporary pleasure of sex” – Ifu Ennada says as she writes on sex, money, and love

Reality star, Ifu Ennada has shared why people need to prioritise making money over sex. Writing about Sex, Money, and Love in a series of posts on her Instagram stories, Ifu stated that money is sweeter than sex and that the 'peace of mind money gives can't be compared to the temporary pleasure of sex.' She also advised people to focus on making money, instead of prioritizing sex, which she claims will leave them in 'shambles.' The BBNaija also stated that people should choose money over sex because one can live without sex, but can't live without money. In one post, Ifu wondered why men turn to 'devil' when they fall out with the partners they once claimed to love. She said men become angry beasts and desperately use vile weapons against a woman they claim they once lo...
Driver hacks LASTMA officer to death
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Driver hacks LASTMA officer to death

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA, Obasu Segun Godwin, has been killed by a commercial bus driver along Anthony road on Tuesday, March 16.   A statement released by the General Manager of the agency, Olajide Oduoye, says Obasu and his colleague, Adeniyi Hakeen, were attacked by the commercial driver while on their way home.   He said the commercial driver became angry after his vehicle was impounded by other LASTMA officials for flouting traffic laws. Oduoye said the driver and his accomplices used machetes and other dangerous weapons to inflict serious injuries on the deceased and his colleague Hakeem. He said seven persons have been arrested in connection with the attack while the driver is still at large.   See the state...
“We Are Fighting Boko Haram With Biafran Weapons Surrendered After The War” – Soldier
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“We Are Fighting Boko Haram With Biafran Weapons Surrendered After The War” – Soldier

A Nigerian army officer engaged in the fight against Boko Haram has alleged that soldiers at the front use outdated weapons to fight Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents. The soldier, who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity, said the troops still use guns recovered from the Biafra Army after the civil war ended in 1970. He alleged that top army officers, including former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, were using the Boko Haram war as an enterprise to enrich themselves at the expense of their lives. “Some of these guns were bought by (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu) Ojukwu for the Biafran Army during the civil war. They were handed over to the Nigerian government after he and other leaders of the Biafra Army surrendered to General Yakubu Gowon. “The bombs given to us by...
Man Wanted by Police Arrested with gun and Ammunition Outside US Vice president Kamala Harris’ home
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Man Wanted by Police Arrested with gun and Ammunition Outside US Vice president Kamala Harris’ home

A Texas man wanted by the police was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday afternoon, March 17,  outside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence in Washington. Paul Murray, 31, of San Antonio, was stopped by Secret Service officers in the northwest section of Washington on Massachusetts Avenue, right outside the Naval Observatory, which contains Harris’ residence. After his arrest by D.C. police,  a rifle and ammunition were recovered from him. Authorities found the weapons in his car after he told them it was parked in a garage several miles away near the Washington Convention Center. A police report obtained by CNN shows officers allege Murray was in possession of an "AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and f...
Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo
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Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo

We gathered that the crisis involved factions of the drivers’ union known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). SaharaReporters Media “The drivers, armed with dangerous weapons, are currently attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety,” a resident said. Scores of people were also said to have sustained injuries. The clash, which is still ongoing, started around 8 am on Tuesday, SaharaReporters has learnt. The Ondo State government had last Monday suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and NURTW. The government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to m...
DSS Raids Bandit Camp In Kaduna, Intercepts ‘Sophisticated Weapons’
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DSS Raids Bandit Camp In Kaduna, Intercepts ‘Sophisticated Weapons’

The operatives of the Department of State Security service, SSS, have reportedly raided a forest camp belonging to a network of seven armed bandits in Kaduna State, recovering some sophisticated weapons during the operation. According to a report by PRNigeria, the operatives also arrested some gunrunners and masterminds of some major abduction, including that of students in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States. An intelligence source told PRNigeria that security operatives eliminated some of the armed criminals after tracking them to a forest camp and engaged them in a ‘deadly’ gun battle at Birnin Gwari axis. Some of the bandits escaped with gun wounds while notorious gunrunners were arrested during the clearance operation. The source said: “During one of the latest intelligen...
Ex-convict shook hands with three men in Queens before shooting fourth dead, prosecutors say
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Ex-convict shook hands with three men in Queens before shooting fourth dead, prosecutors say

A former prisoner greeted three men in Queens, New York with handshakes before fatally shooting the man standing next to them, prosecutors said. Kevin “Cuzzo” Edwards was charged Monday, March 1, in connection with the Feb. 8, 2020, slaying of Dontae Hambrick, 34, a Bronx father of three. Edwards drove around 12:15 p.m. in a Volkswagen SUV to Northern Blvd. and 101st St. in North Corona, where Hambrick was standing and holding an electric scooter next to three men, according  to prosecutors. Edwards, wearing all black, reportedly got out and shook hands with the three men before allegedly opening fire on the victim with a pistol. Prosecutors released a surveillance photo of the shooter with his gun drawn and Hambrick crouched next to his scooter which led to his arrest. Edwa...
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...
Repentant Bandits Surrender Their Arms in Zamfara
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Repentant Bandits Surrender Their Arms in Zamfara

Some repentant bandits have surrendered their arms to the Zamfara state government. The state Commissioner of Information, Suleiman Tunau Anka, disclosed this on Twitter. He posted photos of the armed bandits surrendering their weapons at a ceremony that was attended by the state governor Bello Matawale. ''Another bandit commander by name Amadu Karkare and his two lieutenants have just surrendered their weapons and took an oath never to engage in banditry again. May Almighty Allah continues to brings more peace to our dear state ameen'' Anka wrote
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
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...
Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums
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Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums

  About 20 youths wielding cutlasses and other dangerous weapons on Thursday invaded Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo to cause chaos. The state government has now shut down the school indefinitely, following the development. The spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola who confirmed the incident said about 20 youths invaded the school. “We received a distress call from Ifeoluwa School, Osogbo that a group of youths numbering about 20 invaded the school with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. “On receipt of this information, we deployed men to the scene and a suspect was arrested at the scene with a machete cut on his left arm and head. He was rushed to Osogbo Central Hospital for treatment.” However, the state government in a statemen...
Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi
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Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has continued his call for amnesty to be granted to bandits spearheading violent attacks in the Northern region of the country. Gumi who appeared on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday February 16, said bandits learnt how to kidnap from Niger Delta Militants and should be granted amnesty just like them. According to the cleric, only a handful of herders are criminals and they took up weapons to protect themselves from extinction after their cows which is their ''oil,'' were rustled. Gumi said; “We didn’t take a different route of trying to solve this problem and that is why we are still here today. And when we say amnesty, we don’t mean that anyone proved to be involved in murder should go free as such. “They learnt kidnappin...
We need to support our security agencies with superior weapons and not with prayers – El-Rufai
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We need to support our security agencies with superior weapons and not with prayers – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has stated that Nigerian security agencies need to be supported with superior weapons and not with prayers.   The Kaduna state Governor said this at a town hall meeting organised by the national security adviser, which had governors from the north-west region and traditional rulers in attendance.   El-Rufai who noted that security should be the number one priority of the government and collective responsibility of all citizens, decried the attacks carried out on miltary men by bandits.   He said;   “This town hall meeting is not complete without other stakeholders because of the short notice. So, we agreed that this north-west be reconvened in the next two weeks. The date will be announced by the NSA and COAS. “Bandit...
Herdsmen Took up Weapons after Being Brutalized – Sheik Gumi
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Herdsmen Took up Weapons after Being Brutalized – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric and scholar, Ahmad Gumi has explained why herdsmen across the country took up arms. In an interview on TVC, Gumi alleged that herdsmen took up arms after being continously brutalized by security forces and neglected by the government. He said;   “I blame everybody, from the President to you, the man speaking. I blame everybody. It is a combination of small, small issues here and there that produced this monster. Everybody is at fault. I don’t want any Nigerian to exonerate himself. “The media plays a part by polarising the nation. Even journalists helped in stirring this ethnic chauvinism we see all over the country. Government has neglected these people all along and they were using a hammer to kill a fly. “To the southern Nigerians, #EndS...
Cryptocurrencies Have Become Well-suited for Conducting Many Illegal Activities – CBN
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Cryptocurrencies Have Become Well-suited for Conducting Many Illegal Activities – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has explained why it banned cryptocurrency-related transactions in the country. The apex bank in a statement released on Sunday February 7, said cryptocurrencies have become well-suited for conducting many illegal activities including money laundering, terrorism financing, purchase of small arms and light weapons, and tax evasion. Daily Trust reported that CBN's Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi said the ban on such transactions will not have any negative impact on fintechs. It read; “The use of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria are a direct contravention of existing law. “It is also important to highlight that there is a critical difference between a Central Bank issued Digital Currency and cryptocurrencies. As the names im...
11 people kidnapped from Abuja orphanage
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11 people kidnapped from Abuja orphanage

Eleven people have been kidnapped from an orphanage in the Federal Capital Territory.   The abductees, all orphans at Rachael’s Orphanage Home in Naharati, Abaji Area Council, were kidnapped on Saturday, Jan 23.   The gunmen, who arrived in large numbers with sophisticated weapons, also robbed the orphanage's security guard and his two wives.   They reportedly forced the gate open and went into the rooms of the orphans, and took 11 of them away at gunpoint.   The police has pledged to rescue those kidnapped and bring their abductors to justice.   Police spokesperson Yusuf Mariam said: "We have launched strategic operations to rescue them and arrest the perpetrators."
Boko Haram allegedly kills nine soldiers in Nasarawa
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Boko Haram allegedly kills nine soldiers in Nasarawa

Nine soldiers have reportedly been killed by Boko Haram insurgents during a rescue operation in a forest along Mararaba-Udege road in Nasarawa state linking Otukpo Oweto in Benue state.   The Nation reported that the slain soldiers who were led to the forest by an officer Felix Kura, an indigene of Benue state, were Iliya Kefas, Bati Yakubu and other young officers whose names cannot be identified immediately.   It was learnt that the soldiers from 177 Guards Battalion, Shitu Barracks in Keffi, Nasarawa state were on a mission to dislodge the Boko Haram terrorists from the forest who kidnapped many indigenes of the state and held them in captive.   They killed five Boko Haram terrorists before they were overpowered by the terrorists whose weapons were more ...
Reno Omokri Challenges General Buratai To A Physical Combat Without Weapons
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Reno Omokri Challenges General Buratai To A Physical Combat Without Weapons

  Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has challenged General Buratai to a one-on-one deadly fight to avenge the death of unarmed protestors killed. Reno Omokri reacting to the denial of the army of killing unarmed peaceful protestors challenged the General to a fight without weapons. According to him, he wants God to use him to avenge the death of the slaughtered unarmed peaceful protestors at Lekki tollgate two weeks ago. My greatest desire in November is to be in a room with General Buratai. No weapons. No referee. Man to man combat. Only one man coming out alive. Let God use me to avenge the cowardly slaughter of peaceful, unarmed, #EndSARS protesters at #LekkiMassacre by that spineless coward!  
Ten Nigerian Pirates Charged with Hijacking Chinese Ship
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Ten Nigerian Pirates Charged with Hijacking Chinese Ship

10 suspected Nigerian pirates have been charged with hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu Feng II in international waters off Cote D’Ivoire. The suspects who were arraigned on Monday July 13 by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), were identified as Frank Abaka, Jude Ebaragha, Shina Alolo, Joshua Iwiki, David Akinseye, Ahmed Toyin, Shobajo Saheed, Adekole Philip, Matthew Masi and Bright Agbedeyi. Prosecution counsel Laraban Magaji said the incident which occurred in May this year, violated Section 3 of Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, 2019 and was punishment under Section 2 of the same Act. Magaji said; “While armed with weapons, committed an illegal act of violence against the crew on board FV Hai Lu Feng II belonging t...
Police Officer Filmed Kneeling on Head of Black man
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Police Officer Filmed Kneeling on Head of Black man

A UK Police officer is currently facing queries at the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over a stop-and-search incident in which he was seen kneeling on the head of a black man. Footage of the incident appears to show the man was on the floor and seemed to have stopped resisting. He was in the process of being handcuffed when the officer appeared to knee the man’s face. The 18-year-old male can be heard shouting ‘I’m not resisting’ and ‘I didn’t do anything’ during the struggle with a plain-clothed officer in Hackney, London on April 22. Officers had asked him and two other men on bicycles to stop for a weapons search. No weapon was found on the 18-year-old and he was let go without arrest. The person who filmed the incident made a complaint this month accusing off...
Carpenter Mistaken for an Armed Robber Killed by Mob in Ekiti
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Carpenter Mistaken for an Armed Robber Killed by Mob in Ekiti

Tragedy struck in the Olujoda area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Wednesday after a 45-year-old carpenter was killed by a mob who mistook him for an armed robber. According to reports, Olujoda has witnessed a series of robbery attacks in recent times and this has caused residents to be suspicious of every move. Eyewitnesses say the youths in the area saw the deceased roaming the street and this made them become suspicious of him. They mistook him for one of the robbers who might have attacked them in the past and then descended on him, beating him with dangerous weapons until he fell into a coma. He was later rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.   His bereaved wife, Yemi, told newsmen that her husband told her that he was going to Olujoda for a...
21 Miscreants and Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos
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21 Miscreants and Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses (Enforcement) Unit, also known as Taskforce, have arrested 21 notorious miscreants and suspected cultists during a raid on criminal hideouts in Lagos. The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team on the raid, disclosed that the suspects were arrested during the raid on criminal hideouts at Ogudu and Ajah as directed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu. According to him, “During the enforcement exercise, a large number of miscreants and cultists launched a serious attack on the officers with broken bottles, stones, axes and other dangerous weapons from different spots, including uncompleted buildings".   He said, despite this, the o...
China responds after US deployed 3 Navy aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean as tensions between both countries escalate
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China responds after US deployed 3 Navy aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean as tensions between both countries escalate

For the very first time since 2017 when tensions with North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program were at their peak, the US has deployed three of its 100,000-ton naval war vessels to the Pacific ocean, as tensions with China over the South China sea and Hong Kong continue to escalate. The three ships namely USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Nimitz contain over 60 military aircraft and nuclear capable bombers and the deployment represents the biggest deployment of US aircraft carriers in the Pacific since 2017.   "Carriers and carrier strike groups writ large are phenomenal symbols of American naval power. I really am pretty fired up that we've got three of them at the moment," Rear Adm. Stephen Koehler, director of operations at I...
5 Brothers Abducted in Kaduna after Kidnappers Broke into their Home While they Were Sleeping
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5 Brothers Abducted in Kaduna after Kidnappers Broke into their Home While they Were Sleeping

Gunmen have abducted six people in Kaduna, five of whom are brothers from the same parents. The boys, who are between the ages of 8 and 18, were kidnapped in Gonin Gora area of Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The boys were sleeping in their home in the late hours of Thursday, June 4, when the kidnappers stormed the home, beat them up, and took them away. Their father, Mr Bamidele Awelewa who narrated how the incident happened, said the kidnappers gained access into his compound by breaking the fence and later forced themselves into the main building. He explained that they were armed with dangerous weapons and they beat up his children before whisking them all away. Awelewa said that he and his wife were later released by the kidnappers and were asked to lo...
Champions League referee, Slavko Vincic reacts after he was arrested during prostitution and drug raid
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Champions League referee, Slavko Vincic reacts after he was arrested during prostitution and drug raid

Slovenian referee, Slavko Vincic has reacted after he was recently arrested at a party as part of a probe into a prostitution and drugs ring. The 40-year-old, who has officiated Champions League game between Genk and Liverpool  this season was detained in a cabin in Bijeljina where the authorities also discovered nine women, 26 men and a cache of weapons and seized cocaine, weapons, and cash.   Croatian daily 24Sata reported that Vincic was arrested alongside with Tijana Maksimovic, who police believe was the ringleader of the prostitution ring. Bijeljina police said: "During the search of the house and vehicles used by the suspects, 14 packages of cocaine, ten pistols, three suits of body armour, over 10,000 euros (£8,996) in various currencies, phones and laptops were fo...
Troops kill 20 Boko Haram members in Borno
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Troops kill 20 Boko Haram members in Borno

A fierce encounter between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents at the north-western part of Baga town in Borno State, left at least 20 members of the terrorist group dead. Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche confirmed this in a statement released on Sunday May 17. He said troops conducted the decisive intercept offensive operation with the support of the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Baga, against the insurgents who were armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small weapons. Eneche said the terrorists were on their way to attack villages surrounding Baga before the gunfight took place. Though no Nigerian soldier died in the attack, however nine soldiers were wounded in the operation and have since been evacuated to Sector 3 hospi...
Police Arrest 13 Notorious “Shila Boys” in Adamawa
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Police Arrest 13 Notorious “Shila Boys” in Adamawa

Adamawa State Police Command has arrested about 13 notorious Shila boys and recovered weapons as well as two tricycles. The gang members were arrested on Wednesday, May 13, by the Taskforce recently constituted by the newly deployed Commissioner of Police. Parading the suspects on Wednesday, May 13, spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje said that the team apprehended the Shila boys during its operation within the state capital. According to the statement, the Command's Taskforce team has so far dislodged some hideouts of the notorious Shilla boys situated at a remote sides of Jambutu, Doubeli, Wauro-Jabbe and Sanda Primary School in Yola-North and South Local Government Areas and apprehended the suspects. It added that the Command equally recovered 2 ...
Hilarious Reactions as Grimes Reveals her and Elon Musk’s Baby is Really Named X Æ A-12 Musk
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Hilarious Reactions as Grimes Reveals her and Elon Musk’s Baby is Really Named X Æ A-12 Musk

  Elon revealed on that same Monday that their child's name is X Æ A-12 but no one took him seriously. Grimes went on Twitter hours ago to reveal that their son has truly been named X Æ A-12  She then went on to explain the meaning, adding that the A-12 in the baby's name was given to him after the A-12 Spy Plane. The new mum wrote: •X, the unknown variable •Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence) •A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent + (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat) Elon responded to agree with her and also to correct a small mistake where Grimes wrote SR-17 instead of SR-71. The SpaceX CEO wrote: "SR-71, but yes."   ...
Chad’s President Iddris Deby ‘Taunts’ Nigerian Government for Releasing Boko Haram Insurgents
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Chad’s President Iddris Deby ‘Taunts’ Nigerian Government for Releasing Boko Haram Insurgents

Chad's President, Iddris Deby has directed Chadian soldiers who are currently launching an offensive against Boko Haram insurgents around Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa forest (Boko Haram stronghold), to stop every attempt by the Nigerian government to free captured weapons or any Boko Haram terrorists. In a video which went viral after being shared on social media, the Chadian President was heard saying that freeing captured Boko Haram insurgents will lead to regrets as they will come back to hurt Chad. He said in the video; “This place will be our zone until Nigeria sends its soldiers. Stay with them for about a month. Do not let them free captured weapons or any Boko Haram terrorists, they will return to Chad and this will just hurt us,” he said. “So let them just understa...
Illegal Arms Dealers Who Sell Ammunition for N500, Arrested in Bauchi State
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Illegal Arms Dealers Who Sell Ammunition for N500, Arrested in Bauchi State

Some illegal arms dealers who sell ammunition for as low as N500, have been arrested by operatives of the Bauchi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The suspects identified as Dung Bulus Rwang and Dachollum Yohanna, were arrested with 1,360 rounds of live ammunition of 7.6mm calibre during a motorised patrol along Bauchi-Jos Road.  An AK- 47 magazine was also found in the commercial Vectra car the suspects were using to convey the ammunition. Jonah Achema, spokesperson of the NDLEA in the state revealed that the suspects who neatly concealed the ammunition in two sacks which were kept in the boot of the vehicle, have already admitted ownership of the consignment they were conveying from Numan in Adamawa State to certain buyers in Plateau State. I...
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Hack Four People to Death in Fresh Attack on Benue Community
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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Hack Four People to Death in Fresh Attack on Benue Community

At least four persons have been reportedly killed on Tuesday after gunmen launched fresh attack on Waya community in Jato-Aka of Kwande Local Government Area in Benue State. A member representing Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Bob Tyough, raised the alarm on Wednesday in a statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi. Tyough, who attached pictures of some victims to his statement, noted that he was shocked by the media comments credited to the Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Major General Adeyemi Yekini, who claimed that his team has ended insecurity in Benue and flushed out all criminals from the state. “I can authoritatively say that my people are still being attacked on daily basis by herdsmen militia. Just yesterday, four...
17 Notorious Bandits Killed in gun Duel with Police and Vigilante in Katsina
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17 Notorious Bandits Killed in gun Duel with Police and Vigilante in Katsina

A gun battle between combined team of vigilante and Police against bandits at Gurbi village in Kankara LGA on Thursday has resulted to the death of 21 persons. The dead persons include 17 members of the bandits and four members of the locality that have already been identified. Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident said that the bandits stormed the town in the early hours of Thursday shooting sporadically but fierce resistance from the community led to a shootout, which resulted to reinforcement by security operatives. He said the attack was countered with fierce resistance by the local vigilante groups who later called for support and assistance from the Police. "Today being 27/02/2020 at about 03:00hrs, a distress call was receiv...
Three Die As Aiye And Eiye Cultists Clash In Ikorodu
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Three Die As Aiye And Eiye Cultists Clash In Ikorodu

Many people ran for their lives at the Ladega and Laketu areas of Ikorodu, Lagos State, when suspected members of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities engaged one another in supremacy fights that left no fewer than three people dead. According to Punch, the clashes started when suspected members of the Aiye cult invaded Ladega around 10am on Sunday and allegedly shot two rival members dead. In a reprisal that followed, suspected members of the Eiye cult reportedly mobilised and shot a rival member dead in Laketu around 5pm. The Deputy Commander of the Onyabo Vigilante Group, Olanrewaju Olabinjo, who confirmed the killings, said two Eiye members and one Aiye member were killed. He said, “The clash was between the Eiye and Aiye cult members. Two people were killed in Ladega arou...
Police Gun Down 5 Notorious Criminals in Katsina
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Police Gun Down 5 Notorious Criminals in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has busted a notorious syndicate of bandits, kidnappers, and armed robbers terrorizing Malumfashi, Faskari, Dandume, Bakori, Kankara and Sabuwa LGAs and neighbouring Kano and Zamfara states. The Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters on Monday, February 24, said that the suspects were accosted on their way to an operation at a location in Gwarzo LGA of Kano state. "On 23/02/2020 at about 22:00hrs, based on intelligence report, the Command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of Bandits, kidnappers, and armed robbers terrorizing Malumfashi, Faskari, Dandume, Bakori, Kankara and Sabuwa LGAs of Katsina state and neighbouring Kano and Zamfara states. Nemesis caught up wi...
Okada-related Accidents Have Dropped from 28 to 7 Since the Ban was Effected- Lagos Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat Speaks
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Okada-related Accidents Have Dropped from 28 to 7 Since the Ban was Effected- Lagos Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat Speaks

Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State, says the state has begun reaping the benefits of the Okada ban as the rate of motorcycle accidents in the state has dropped from 28 to 7. Speaking on Channels TV, Obafemi said Okadas have become an avenue for pertirting crime. He reiterated the state government's position that the ban is laegely for security and safety reasons. In his words ''The truth of the matter is that Okada is becoming an avenue to perpetrating crimes. And we cannot wait until a major disaster happens. We knew what happened in Kano State some years back when the Emir of Kano was attacked through this means of transportation. Our lives are important. Some of them had knives and guns. If you are interested in riding Okada, why do you need a knife or a gun...

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