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Lekki: ASCAB Identified The Barracks Of Soldiers Who Shot Protesters – Falana
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Lekki: ASCAB Identified The Barracks Of Soldiers Who Shot Protesters – Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond (ASCAB) has identified the barracks of the soldiers who opened fire on protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. On Tuesday, soldiers opened fire on the protesters who blocked the toll gate while demanding an end to police brutality. The issue sparked an outrage across the globe. Speaking when he featured on ARISE TV on Monday, Falana, who is chairman of ASCAB, said the group has been able to trace the barracks where the soldiers came from. “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks,” Falana said. “The President was likely to have been told, soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed and ...
Mali Coup: UN Security Council Orders Soldiers To Return To Barracks
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Mali Coup: UN Security Council Orders Soldiers To Return To Barracks

United Nations Security Council on Wednesday ordered Malian mutineers to immediately release detained officials, including the country’s president, and “return to their barracks without delay.” The 15 members also “underlined the urgent need to restore rule of law and to move towards the return to constitutional order,” according to a Council statement. Rebel soldiers took President Ibrahim Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse into custody on Tuesday afternoon and drove the pair to a military base on the outskirts of Bamako, which they had seized that morning. Keita, whose government had been beset by months of protests over economic stagnation, corruption and a brutal Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, later announced early Wednesday that he had resign...
Boko Haram Attacks Military Barracks in Borno
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Boko Haram Attacks Military Barracks in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday July 13, attacked 333 Artillery Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state. The barracks said to be a short distance from the Nigerian Air Force base in the ancient city, was attacked by 11:20pm. TheCable reported that the insurgents had attacked some parts of the town before heading to the barracks which they surrounded. Tajudeen Umar, a Maiduguri resident told the publication that loud explosion roused him from sleep. He said;   “We are under serious attack in this city. Sounds of gunshot and bombs from different direction. I can’t tell precisely where this is from but the sounds are clear."   Military sources who reportedly confirmed the attack, said soldiers responded immediately but the insurgents had already surrounded the barrac...
Soldier Recounts how his Mother was  Raped inside the Barracks by a Fellow Soldier
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Soldier Recounts how his Mother was Raped inside the Barracks by a Fellow Soldier

A former Nigerian soldier has shared the sad story of how his mother was raped by a neighbor in the barracks where he lived. Sharing his story via his Twitter handle @FestusNG, the former soldier said when he was still serving in 146 Batallion, his mum had come to pay him a visit in the barracks. He left for work and a neighbor, a fellow soldier, found his way into his house, stabbed his mum, and raped her. ''Rape is a disgusting thing. When I was a soldier serving in 146 battalion. My mum visited me, brought foodstuffs, cooked all sorts of food and served my neighbours (soldiers). At 6pm, I left for my duty. My neighbour broke into the ceiling and gained entry into my apartment. Stabbed my mum twice at the back and raped her. My mum was a mess and almost took her own life. I ...
Protest Reported Following the Death of Four Ibadan Residents by Customs Officers
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Protest Reported Following the Death of Four Ibadan Residents by Customs Officers

About four people were, on Tuesday, allegedly killed by Customs officers in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Residents of the area gave two different narratives of the incident. While some said the victims were killed when a seized truck controlled by Customs officers hit road users, others said the victims were shot during a protest following the truck accident. WotzupNG gathered that the protest occurred opposite the NCS barracks in Ijokodo area of Ibadan. The barracks is located along the Ijokodo- Apete Road. Witnesses said chaos started when some Customs officers seized a trailer carrying prohibited items into the country. The officers after seizing the trailer were said to be driving it to their barracks. A witness said the trailer’s brake failed and the driver lost c...
Soldier goes on shooting rampage livestreamed on Facebook, Kills at least 17 People and Injures 21Others
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Soldier goes on shooting rampage livestreamed on Facebook, Kills at least 17 People and Injures 21Others

A Thai soldier has killed at least 17 people leaving 21 others injured during a shooting rampage in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Police identified the suspect as Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, who is still at large. The Sergeant reportedly began his murderous rampage on Saturday afternoon at his barracks, where he executed his commanding officer along with two other soldiers, before stealing an army vehicle and posted photos and video of himself in full gear as he carried out the attack. Earlier in the day, he wrote on his Facebook page: "Death is inevitable for everyone." After stealing the army vehicle, he drove along the motorway toward the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Korat, a city 155 miles northeast of Bangkok, and opened fire on civilians along the ...
Robbers invade police barracks in Delta
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Robbers invade police barracks in Delta

Police officers and their families residing in the ‘B’ Police Barracks along the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State have raised the alarm of incessant robbery attacks on them in recent times.   The residents of the barracks who spoke to The Sun on condition of anonymity, said the robbery suspects have taken advantage of the prevailing dakrness in the barracks to unleash series of attacks on them. The barracks was thrown into darkness two months ago after yet-to-be-identified persons vandalized the transformer serving the barracks and who also made away with the cables.   ''Robbers have been coming here to dispossess us of our property. We have lost power generating sets, handsets laptops and personal effects to the dreaded thieves. There is uncleared vegetat...
Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills Two People
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Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills Two People

A military plane crash has killed two people in Algeria, the fighter jet crashed during an overnight training exercise, killing its crew members. According to the defence ministry, the Russian-made Sukhoi SU-24 plane went down in an uninhabited farming area in the province of Tiaret, around 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of Algiers. The pilot and co-pilot were killed during the “night-time training flight”, it said, adding that it was investigating the causes of the accident. It was the first such incident since the country’s worst military plane crash that killed 257 people in April last year at a military base near Algiers. In April an Ilyushin IL-76 transport plane slammed into a field near an airbase south of Algiers, killing 257 people — Algeria’s deadliest such ...
3 Dead With Several Cars Burned As Tanker Fell And Went Up in Flames At Ojo Barracks
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3 Dead With Several Cars Burned As Tanker Fell And Went Up in Flames At Ojo Barracks

At least 3 people have died and several cars were burnt after a tanker fell and exploded at Ojo Barracks, along the Lagos - Badagry express road. According to reports, the accident happened in the wee hours of this morning, at about 3 am, and despite the heavy rain that fell, the tanker was still on fire at the time of publishing this report. An eyewitness who spoke to LIB claims that more than 3 people died in the tanker explosion. A container carrying generators was also caught in the fire. Cars with businessmen's goods were burnt together with the contents. Car carrying cartons of fish Occupants of the cars plying that route who tried to escape the fire fell into the rain water, already made hot by the fire, and they were scalded to death. The eyewitness s...
Horror: Many Cars Razed As Fuel Tanker Explodes At Night At Ojo Barracks In Lagos (Video)
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Horror: Many Cars Razed As Fuel Tanker Explodes At Night At Ojo Barracks In Lagos (Video)

Many cars have been reportedly razed at Ojo barracks in Lagos state after a fuel tanker fell and exploded in the area. The scene of the accident A serious fuel tanker explosion has been reported in Lagos Badagry Expressway on Tuesday morning. Casualty has not been ascertained, but unconfirmed reports say four tankers were involved in the accident and many commercial buses were up in flames. Many Nigerians have taken to twitter to report the incident which is said to have occurred at 5.32 am at Barracks bus stop in Ojo. According to Jose ‏ @yemmytimmydar, “A big bang of tanker explosion at Barracks now 5:32am’’ GIDITRAFFIC ‏Verified account @Gidi_Traffic which retweeted”@olaabdulakeem: “ Tanker explosion at Barracks Bustop along Lagos Badagry Exp way this early...
Edo Community Calls For Military Presence
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Edo Community Calls For Military Presence

BENIN—THE people of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State have called on the Federal Government to establish a military base in the locality to complement the state government’s efforts in stemming the alarming rate of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the area. Members of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit stand in their ghillie suits at the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. / AFP PHOTO / The call is came after kidnap of the All Progressives Congress, APC,...
Benue Residents Count Losses After Four-Hour Downpour
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Benue Residents Count Losses After Four-Hour Downpour

Many houses in the Makurdi metropolis were in the early hour of Sunday submerged following a four-hour downpour. The rain, which started around 11.56 pm on Saturday and lasted till 4.08am Sunday morning, rendered many people homeless. The devastating effect of the flood was recorded in the following areas: Zone 4, Atusa, Nyiman, and some areas of Wadatta, Gana, all in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State. A resident of Nyiman and a mother of two, Ms Jane Iorhember, said that the surging water woke her up around 2.30am to discover that the area had been flooded. She said, ‘I did not know the actual time the rain started but I woke up when felt something cold in my body only to discover that the mattress was already soaked, this was around 2.30am. “At this time, there was no li...
Confusion As Bullet Allegedly Fired From Military Barracks Hits Pupil During Exams
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Confusion As Bullet Allegedly Fired From Military Barracks Hits Pupil During Exams

A private nursery and primary school in the Ajobo area of Ibadan stopped its third term examination after a bullet allegedly fired from the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Ibadan, Oyo State, hits a nursery one pupil in the classroom. It was gathered that parents quickly rushed to the school after the incident happened to take their children home. An employee of the school, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the pupil was sitting for the examination when the bullet pierced through the roof and hit him on the head. He said the victim was rushed to a nearby military hospital. He said, “Expended bullets were picked on the school premises; they came in through the roof. This is the first time such an incident would be recorded since the school began operat...
Army, Dangote Re-Construct Barracks Destroyed During Ikeja Bomb Blast
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Army, Dangote Re-Construct Barracks Destroyed During Ikeja Bomb Blast

The families of some troops who were displaced from their barrack during the 2002 bomb blast can heave a sigh of relief​ following the construction of a portion of the barracks by the 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and Dangote Foundation. Speaking at the commissioning of the of the nine blocks of eight flats each, at the Alasia quarters of 9 brigade, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, stated that the request to seek the assistance of well meaning corporate organizations to improve the welfare of troops, particularly at the Ikeja cantonment became necessary , as the requirement was enormous for both the Federal government and the Nigerian army to handle alone. He expressed gratitude to Dangote Group for yielding to the demand when approached, by completing the constructio...
138 Soldiers Benefit From Buratai’s Accommodation Project In Calabar
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138 Soldiers Benefit From Buratai’s Accommodation Project In Calabar

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said 138 soldiers from the 13 Brigade Nigeria Army Calabar and their families have so far benefited from the Chief of Army Staff Accommodation Intervention Project. Buratai stated this on Saturday in Calabar while inaugurating the second and third phases of the project, which comprises of 49 single and 52 one -bedroom flats respectively. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the COAS was represented at the occasion by Maj.-Gen. Christopher Jemitola, Chief of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters, Abuja. Buratai said that the project was aimed at phasing out shanties from Army barracks across the country. The COAS had earlier on Feb. 26, inaugurated the first phase of the building, which comprised of 37 flats, at the Akim Barracks...
We Will Resist Any Coup- Tinubu
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We Will Resist Any Coup- Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Monday, said that Lagosians will resist any coup plots, as it would not provide fertile ground for any undemocratic actions. Speaking at a special parliamentary session to celebrate Lagos at 50 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tinubu, who noted that Nigeria has gone too far democratically to allow anti-democratic forces into its governance process, said that those enticing the military to come out of the barracks wanted to undermine the present democratic process. According to him, the coup plotters "will not get ready buyers for their product," because a lot of people sustained injuries and sacrificed their lives f...
Alexander Gall Acquitted Of Seven Charges Over 2012 Crash That Killed Jordan Penpraze
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Alexander Gall Acquitted Of Seven Charges Over 2012 Crash That Killed Jordan Penpraze

A SOLDIER charged over a fatal troop carrier crash at a Sydney army barracks has been found not guilty of all seven charges. Alexander Gall, 24, was charged over the 2012 crash of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog at Holsworthy Barracks four years ago, which killed 22-year-old Sapper Jordan Penpraze and injured six others. There were gasps and cries from the public gallery in the Downing Centre District Court on Thursday as Gall was cleared. Outside court Gall fought back tears as he apologised to the Penpraze family for the pain and loss he caused. “Not a day has gone by where I do not wish that I could have those moments back so that they could have their son back,” he told reporters on Thursday. “I’m so deeply sorry to all those passengers and anyone else involved.” When he gave evidence a...
Lagos Police Commissioner Orders Evacuation of Residents From Ikeja Barracks After Collapsed Building Killed 2
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Lagos Police Commissioner Orders Evacuation of Residents From Ikeja Barracks After Collapsed Building Killed 2

Residents of two other residential blocks at the Lagos Police barracks, Ikeja, have been ordered to quit the buildings. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, gave the order while monitoring the demolition of a collapsed building in the barracks. The other two blocks to be vacated, located adjacent the collapsed W block building, are blocks V and U. Tragedy struck in the early hours of Sunday when the toilets and stairway of wing D of the block collapsed at about 4.00 a.m. The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, said that bodies of two dead men were recovered after the incident. The victims were identified as one Mr. Danjuma, a police officer, and another male relative of Mr. Danjuma, whose identity is yet to be confirmed. Their bodies have since be depo...
Nigerian Soldier Beaten To Pulp In Warri
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Nigerian Soldier Beaten To Pulp In Warri

An unidentified soldier was on Monday beaten to pulp for ‎allegedly stealing an iphone belonging to a young lady on gun point, yesterday. DAILY POST gathered that the lady raised alarm at the popular Robson G. Shopping plaza, along Okumagba Avenue in Warri after recognizing the soldier. ‎ Sensing danger, the soldier, who was putting on military camourflage tried to escape from the scene with a knife in his hand. However, the angry mob gave him a hot chase out of the plaza to Erhiovo and Ogbodu streets near, Olodi Primary School, where they gave him the beating of his‎ life, with his inner wears stained with blood. It took the intervention of mobile policemen on guard at the shopping plaza to save him from the hands of the angry mob.The mobile policemen escorted him to the reside...