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35-year-old woman and her Four Children Die in Jos House Fire
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35-year-old woman and her Four Children Die in Jos House Fire

A 35-year-old woman, Ebere Precious Ogbodo and her four children, Rejoice, Merkel, Harmony and Engel were killed in a deadly fire house fire in Jos, Plateau state. The tragic incident occurred in Gyel community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night, February 25. The children died instantly while their mother was rushed to Dee Medical Center in Bukuru, where she passed away the following day. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but speculations attributed it to electrical fault. It was gathered that the inferno was so intense that virtually everything in the house was gutted. Confirming the development, the husband and father of the children, Philip Ogbodo said the incident occurred on Thursday night, an hour after he left the house t...
28 Police Officer Killed In Three Months, Police Plan Measures To Curb Attacks
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28 Police Officer Killed In Three Months, Police Plan Measures To Curb Attacks

No fewer than 28 cops have been killed in three months, The Nation’s checks have revealed. They were either shot by gunmen, hacked to death or set ablaze by hoodlums who attacked police stations. These are different from those lost to the ENDSARS violence. According to Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, six soldiers, 37 policemen and 57 civilians were murdered during the ENDSARS violence. The minister added that 269 private and public properties were razed. The police said they would do everything legally permissible to curb the attacks on its men and facilities. Police spokesman Frank Mba, a Commissioner (CP), said this would include the use of force. On February 23, AK47 and machetes carrying hoodlums numbering about 200 invaded Abayi Police Station at Osisiom...
Myanmar coup: Military Open Fire with Live Rounds on Unarmed Protesters Killing at least 18 and Injuring Over 30
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Myanmar coup: Military Open Fire with Live Rounds on Unarmed Protesters Killing at least 18 and Injuring Over 30

Myanmar's military fired on protesters on Sunday, February 28, killing at least 18, the deadliest day since the anti-coup protests started this month. According to the UN human rights office, deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay as law enforcement used live rounds and tear gas on unarmed protesters. Ever since the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other cabinet members were overthrown and detained by the military on February 1, there have been constant protests by the people, and LIB reported last week how hundreds of thousands including government workers gathered on on the streets last week to protest against the military. However, on Sunday, social media footage showed protesters running away as security forces carrying liv...
Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna
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Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven persons including a Catholic lector in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Sunday February 28, said bandits attacked Kajinjiri village in Igabi and killed two residents identified as Ibrahim Rabi'u and Abdulrahman Mohammad. One person, Kamal Murtala, sustained gunshot injuries, and is receiving treatment at a nearby facility. Similarly, in Rago village also of Igabi local government area, bandits killed two locals identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Iro and Muhammadu Rabiu. In a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station, Kajuru local government area and killed three residents identified as Michael Sh...
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...
Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community
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Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community

At least four persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks in Kagara community in Niger State. This attack comes after the 27 students and three teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara abducted by suspected bandits last Wednesday, February 17, regained their freedom in the early hours of today, February 27. According to DailyTrust, the bandits attacked Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district and Gidan Wamban Karaku community where 11 persons which include seven women were abducted. The bandits were said to have rustled a large number of cows and also kidnapped the Imam of Madaka district in Rubo village.
Cemetery Worker Dies after Being Buried Alive when Grave he was Digging Collapsed on him
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Cemetery Worker Dies after Being Buried Alive when Grave he was Digging Collapsed on him

A gravedigger was killed after a grave he was digging collapsed in on itself and buried him alive. Rodwin Allicock , 42, died after the accident at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai on New York’s Long Island on Tuesday morning, February 23. According to Suffolk County police, he was inside the empty seven-foot deep plot and was leveling out the bottom, when the walls suddenly caved in, burying him alive. His co-cemetery workers rushed over and attempted to dig him out after the accident, but were unable to get to him, NY Daily News reported. It was after first responders from the police Emergency Service Section and four local fire departments arrived, they were able to bring him out but it was too late to save him from dying. Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene...
More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead
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More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead

More than 400 prisoners have escaped from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison in Haiti leaving 25 people including the prison director dead. The escape which happened from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince on Friday February 26, lead to the death of bystanders who were caught up in the violence. One of those who fled, a notorious gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping. Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, According to police spokesman Gary Desrosiers, Joseph, was still wearing prison ankle cuffs when he boarded a motorcycle . The motorcycle was flagged down at a checkpoint but failed to stop. Joseph then pulled a gun on officers who then shot and killed him, Des...
35 Persons Reportedly Killed in Fresh Bandits Attack in Zamfara Community
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35 Persons Reportedly Killed in Fresh Bandits Attack in Zamfara Community

No fewer than 35 persons have reportedly been killed after suspected bandits attacked Sabuwar Tunga village, Dankurmi district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Thursday night, February 25. According to SaharaReporters, the gunmen stormed the community on motorbikes and unleashed terror on the defenceless residents. A resident of the community said the attack was well-planned and coordinated attack. He said the gunmen after attacking the village carted away livestock and escaped to the forest. “We have recovered over 35 bodies after the attack and many more residents have not been accounted for. They came at the midnight and opened fire on the village, shooting anyone on sight and burning houses,” the source said
Four Policemen Shot Dead by Suspected Kidnappers at Checkpoint in Calabar
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Four Policemen Shot Dead by Suspected Kidnappers at Checkpoint in Calabar

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Thursday, February 25. It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of Calabar. The policemen whose identities have not been disclosed were said to have been killed when they went to confront some suspected kidnappers. Meanwhile, the Police is said to be on the trail of the kidnappers.
Iranian Woman Hanged after Dying of a Heart Attack’
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Iranian Woman Hanged after Dying of a Heart Attack’

An Iranian woman who died of a heart attack while waiting to be executed was allegedly still hanged. The woman, identified as Zahra Ismaili, had been convicted of killing her husband, who was a senior official in the Ministry of Intelligence. Her lawyer, Omid Moradi, claimed her husband had allegedly been abusive to both her and their daughter and that she had acted in self-defence. However, the mother-of-two was sentenced to death by hanging. On the day she was to be executed, she was reportedly made to watch as 16 men were hanged in front of her while waiting her turn at Rajai Shahr Prison, west of the capital Tehran. She died of a heart attack before it got to her turn but they still went ahead to hang her, according to local news. Following her death, her lawyer, ...
Navy Veteran in Mental Health Crisis Died after Police Knelt on his Neck for Nearly Five Minutes, his Family Alleges
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Navy Veteran in Mental Health Crisis Died after Police Knelt on his Neck for Nearly Five Minutes, his Family Alleges

A Navy veteran who was going through an episode of paranoia died after a Northern California police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, lawyers for his family have said. According to his family, Angelo Quinto, 30, had been "suffering from anxiety, depression, and paranoia for the previous few months," In a wrongful death claim, filed on February 18 but now made available to the public by his family's attorneys, his sister Isabella Collins called police to their Antioch, California, home on December 23 because she feared he would hurt their mother. Before police arrived, Quinto's mother had been holding him to her chest with her hands clasped around his back for a few minutes, and "he had already started to calm down," the claim stated. When two officers from ...
27-year-old South African Woman Shot Dead by her Boyfriend of One Week
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27-year-old South African Woman Shot Dead by her Boyfriend of One Week

A 27-year-old woman has been reportedly killed by her boyfriend a week after they met. The deceased's sister, Ntombizanele Mngadi, who dislosed this on Twitter, said she was shot dead on Monday, February 22. "My sister just got shot today and she didn't make it. She left behind 2 boys, 3 and 4 years old. Worst part of it she got shot by a boyfriend she met last week. I 'm so dumb. I can't breath. God why" she wrote. "She didn't deserve it at all. Ony 27 years old, just graduated and got her dream job now a man decided to kill her just like that. We spoke last night kanti it was a goodbye. My best friend, confidant gone just like that. Boys are left with no mother."
Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom
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Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested five members of a kidnap syndicate, who allegedly killed their victim after collecting N5m ransom from his family. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, February 24, said the kidnap syndicate had abducted one Alhaji Ahmadu, a Kaduna resident last December. The suspects were said to have contacted the victim's brother, who subsequently paid a total of N5 million to secure the release of Ahmadu. However, they went ahead and killed the victim after collecting ransom. "On 30th December, 2020 the Kaduna Police Command was in receipt of a complaint through DPO Panbeguwa from one Abdullahi Salihu 'M' a resident of Panbeguwa village alleging that on the 9th December, 2020 his elder...
800 Ethiopians Killed After Defending ‘Ark Of The Covenant’
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800 Ethiopians Killed After Defending ‘Ark Of The Covenant’

At least 800 people were reportedly killed in Ethiopia as worshippers and soldiers risked their lives to protect what Christians there say is the sacred Ark of the Covenant from local militia. Ethiopian Christians claim the Ark — the wooden chest built to hold the Ten Commandments of Moses — is being kept safe in a chapel in the holy northern city of Axum in the Tigray region. The battle between Ethiopian soldiers and rebel fighters happened in the fall, The Sunday Times reported, but it is only being reported now. “When people heard the shooting they ran to the church to give support to the priests and others who were there protecting the ark,” Getu Mak, a local university lecturer, told The Times. “Certainly some of them were killed for doing that.” Little was known ab...
Gender-reveal Party Device Explodes in New York, Kills Father-to-be
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Gender-reveal Party Device Explodes in New York, Kills Father-to-be

A father-to-be was killed after a device he was building for his baby's gender reveal party accidentally exploded. 28-year-old Christopher Pekny died in the blast on Sunday, February 21, which occurred in the town of Liberty, around 100 miles northwest of New York City. His brother, Michael Pekny, 27, was also injured in the tragic incident, officials said. He was treated for his injuries at an area hospital. "It wasn't meant to harm anyone," Mr. Nevel said. "It was just an innocent prop for a gender reveal that went horribly wrong." “It has been two nights in a row of not being able to sleep, waiting, hoping to hear that this is all some crazy misunderstanding,” Peter Pekny, the deceased’s oldest brother, told reporters. “But we all know that’s not the reality here.” He...
Update:10 Dead, 47 Injured in Fresh Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri
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Update:10 Dead, 47 Injured in Fresh Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri

Ten persons have been confirmed dead and 47 others injured in the fresh attack carried out by Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Tuesday night, February 23. The insurgents stormed the city launching 10 rockets. Among the dead were nine boys playing football at Gwange, when rockets landed in the area. The state governor, Babagana Zulum, last night visited the hospital where the dead and the injured were evacuated shortly after the incident occurred. He was told that 10 people were killed in the explosions that rocked the city and 47 others injured.  
Fayemi Meets Widow Of Olasunkanmi Olawunmi Killed In Abuja Crash
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Fayemi Meets Widow Of Olasunkanmi Olawunmi Killed In Abuja Crash

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday met Omolola Olawunmi widow of the Ogotun Ekiti native Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died in the military plane crash on Sunday. Olawunmi was among seven persons onboard the aircraft. There was no survivor in the crash. Mr Fayemi shared photos on Twitter from his visit to the bereaved family. He said: “Spent this morning with Mrs Omolola Olawunmi, wife of our son from Ogotun Ekiti, Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died in the Air Force plane crash on Sunday. May the soul of the dear departed rest in peace.” https://twitter.com/kfayemi/status/1364147755136999428?s=20 The Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure...
Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador To DR Congo Killed After UN Convoy Was Attacked
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Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador To DR Congo Killed After UN Convoy Was Attacked

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Italian policeman and their Congolese driver have been killed in an ambush on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC. The ambush on Monday occurred as the convoy carrying Ambassador Luca Attanasio was travelling from the city of Goma to visit a World Food Programme (WFP) school feeding project in Rutshuru, according to the United Nations agency. It said several other passengers travelling with the delegation sustained injuries during the attack. North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu told Al Jazeera the seven-member convoy was not escorted by any security forces when the incident happened. The WFP said it was seeking information from local authorities as the ambush occurred on a road that had previously been cleared fo...
Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents
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Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents

Residents of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have said they can no longer go to their farms for fear of being killed, raped or kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen. They claimed the recent killing of a vigilante and an informant of the Ondo State Security Network, better known as Amotekun, by herdsmen has created tension in the area with some residents fleeing the community. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the forest reserve area in Owo is now a no-go area as gunmen have taken over the area. He said, “A lot of things are happening in this area; this is the same area where they killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi. Unfortunately, the police are now inviting chiefs of that town to Abuja to come and explain why they killed a cow. When the monarch was...
New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After
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New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After

New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday Februarty 22, as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. Hundreds of people attended an outdoor service in Christchurch, which continues to rebuild from the magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed much of its downtown in 2011. According to Reuters, a separate service was also held in the Japanese city of Toyama, home to 12 students who died in the quake. Speaking at the Christchurch ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured top left) said it was important to remember that 87 of the victims were foreigners and many of their families couldn't be there because of coronavirus travel restrictions. “Our flags fly at half-mast for them today too,” she said. Christchurch ...
Gunmen Assassinate 27-year-old Man in Edo
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Gunmen Assassinate 27-year-old Man in Edo

Unknown gunmen suspected to assassins have killed a  27-year-old man identified as Adedigba Oluwatosin at Isiohor area of Benin City, Edo state. According to Standard Gazette  crime correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, the deceased was  into Printing business. It was gathered that the deceased was discussing with his siblings when a yet to be identified person called him and requested to see him close to the gate of his house. He excused himself and went out to meet with his caller. Few minutes after he left, his family heard a gunshot and rushed outside to see what was happening. They saw some heavily armed men sitting in a car. Upon sighting them, the gunmen opened fire on the deceased again and waited for him to die before they left the scene. The shooting was said to have for...
Kenyan Woman Arrested for Killing Friend Over alleged Love Affair With her Husband
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Kenyan Woman Arrested for Killing Friend Over alleged Love Affair With her Husband

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have arrested three suspects in connection with the brutal murder of 22-year-old student of Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya. Eunice Muthoni Njeri's lifeless body was found dumped in Subuku river in Njoro, Nakuru County on December 7, 2020. Autopsy conducted by Dr. Wangari Wambugu, at the Egerton University Funeral home on December 10, 2020 revealed that the 4th year student was strangled to death before being dumped in the river. A statement issued by DCI on Saturday, February 20, said Njeri’s murder was planned and executed by her two close friends and fellow students at Egerton University; Diana Muthiomi and Tamar Wambora Njeru. DCI said it all began when Diana suspected that Njeri was having an affair wit...
Photo of the student killed during attack on Government Science College Kagara, Niger State
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Photo of the student killed during attack on Government Science College Kagara, Niger State

Niger State Ministry Of Education has released photo of the student killed during the attack on Government Science College Kagara in Niger State. LIB reported that Benjamin .B. Habila, an SS3C student, was shot dead by the bandits while trying to escape. The bandits invaded the school around 3 am on Wednesday, February 17, abducting the students and some of the staff. A statement issued by the Ministry on Saturday, February 20, and signed by the Commisioner Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, sympathises with the family of the deceased student. "The Ministry shares in the grief caused by the unfortunate incident and his loss is indeed painful and colossal to bear but we all take solace in the fact that God Almighty gives and takes. Rest in peace."
Governor Okowa’s aide, Okiemute Sowho, Shot Dead by Suspected Assassins
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Governor Okowa’s aide, Okiemute Sowho, Shot Dead by Suspected Assassins

The Special Assistant to Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth development, Comrade Okiemute So who has been killed by suspected assassins in Sapele. 40-year-old Sowho was shot dead around 6 p.m. on Saturday evening February 20, near a popular hotel along Akintola road close to the Adeniyi end of the town. According to reports, the deceased had gone to check a building in the vicinity when the assailants surfaced from nowhere and opened fire on him, before speeding away. He was rushed to a private hospital in the area where the doctors confirmed him dead on arrival before his remains were deposited in the mortuary. The late Sowho assumed office last year. The state police command is yet to comment on the development. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community
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Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community

Six children have been killed in an attack on a community in Anambra State. The children, all under 10 years old, were killed during an attack on a Fulani community in Oba, Idemili Local Government Area. Residents said the attack was carried out by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), amid escalating ethnic tensions in Nigeria. Members of the community told PREMIUM TIMES they would not retaliate as they are trusting the security authorities to deliver justice to them, with the host community and state assuring of solidarity and assistance. The attack happened on Tuesday evening but the facts were slow to emerge and PREMIUM TIMES just confirmed on Thursday evening. Horrific photographs obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show the deceased childre...
Gunmen Kill Mobile Policeman in Delta
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Gunmen Kill Mobile Policeman in Delta

Some gunmen who struck at Airport Road in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday February 19, reportedly killed a mobile police officer. The gunmen who fled almost immediately, also carted away the mobile policeman's rifle. This is coming barely four days after some gunmen killed two operatives of joint security outfit  ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in  Asaba and another mobile policeman who was on escort duty at a Church in Ughelli north local government area. Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed all the killings and also disclosed that investigations into the killings have been launched.
Ugandan Woman Stabs her Boyfriend to Death Because he was Planning to Marry another Woman
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Ugandan Woman Stabs her Boyfriend to Death Because he was Planning to Marry another Woman

Grade one magistrate in Bushenyi District, John Paul Osauro on Thursday, February 18, remanded a lady who allegedly murdered her boyfriend. LIB reported that the accused Loyce Tihainomwangire stabbed 26-year-old Allan Mandela to death for allegedly cheating on her. Prosecution led by Sylus Bwambale alleged that Tihainomwangire on 12th February, 2021 while in Kitwe, Rwentuha Bushenyi, killed Mandela, a sports presenter at Hunter FM. According to latest reports, Tihainomwangire earlier told CID investigators that she killed Allan because he infected her with HIV Aids. However, when police checked her into hospital and the results came out negative, Tihainomwangire changed her statement and said she killed him because he was going to marry another woman and that even m...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill Seven in Edo
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Seven in Edo

About seven farmers have been killed by suspected herdsmen in some communities in Edo State. The attack was carried out on Wednesday February 17 at Ugboke, Oshodi, Okokodo, Ariyan, and a Yoruba camp situated in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state. Police spokesperson in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the incident and also said efforts were on to arrest the perpetrators. He also said the dead bodies have been evacuated from the bush. Nwabuzor said; “The State Police Command is aware of the incident that happened within the jurisdiction of Ekhiadolor Divisional Police Command. The DPO and his operatives visited the crime site and evacuated the bodies, and moves are on to ensure that place is calm and the lives return to normalcy. “Also, the police is carr...
Man Beaten Mercilessly by Angry Youths in Abia community after he was Allegedly Caught Selling a Deadly Poison in the Market
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Man Beaten Mercilessly by Angry Youths in Abia community after he was Allegedly Caught Selling a Deadly Poison in the Market

Angry youths of Igbere community in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday morning, February 18, beat up a man who was allegedly caught selling a deadly poison popularly known as “Otu-Ere” It was gathered that after he was beaten, the youths burnt his bicycle and other medicines he was selling and sent him out of the community with a warning to never return. An eyewitness who shared photos of the man on Facebook, wrote: "This man was caught selling poison (Ótu-ere) N20 in IGBERE market this Morning. The angry Igbere youths after beating him mercilessly, burned his bicycle & other medicine he was selling, sent him out of IGBERE & asked him never to come back or be killed if he ever steps foot in IGBERE land. It was gathered that the man is from Alayi on...
Ogun Crisis: 23 Herdsmen Were Killed — Sarkin Fulani
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Ogun Crisis: 23 Herdsmen Were Killed — Sarkin Fulani

The Sarkin Fulani of Abeokuta, Muhammad Kabir Labar, yesterday said 23 herdsmen were killed and about 20 houses burnt in the recent crisis in Ogun State. He spoke at the stakeholders’ meeting on farmers and herdsmen’s clashes in the state. Those present at the event were Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and Niger State Governor Abubakar Sanni Bello. He said elements were bent “on setting our people against one another by whipping up ethnic sentiments.” Recent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the troubled areas of Yewaland claimed lives in Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko and Oja-Odan. Labar blamed the crisis on “strangers” ...
I Killed My Wife Over Suspicious Text Messages On Her Phone – Husband
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I Killed My Wife Over Suspicious Text Messages On Her Phone – Husband

A 46-year-old Olatunji Sobola has told the police that he killed his wife after seeing some suspicious text messages on her phone. Sobola, a staff of Remo North Local Government, has confessed that he suspected his wife of 20 years of “having extra marital affairs because of some text messages he saw on her phone.” According to the Ogun State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect stated further that it was when he challenged his late wife about his suspicions that a fight broke out between them, which eventually led to the death of the 38-year-old mother of three. Oyeyemi told DAILY POST on Monday that the man was nabbed on Saturday, following a complaint by the father of the deceased, one Alhaji Ambali Yinusa, who reported at Owode-Egba divisional headquarters that ...
Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun
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Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun

The Ondo State Security Network Agency (popularly known as Operation Amotekun) has debunked report of a farmer and a vigilante operative being killed by herdsmen at Jugbere Farm Settlement in Owo on Thursday February 11. Director-General of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye who confirmed that four persons have been arrested in connection to the incidents, said the deceased were killed by illegal miners and not herdsmen. The Corps Commander denied that any of his men was killed in a crossfire with the hoodlums, and further added that no crossfire had occurred between the herders and the Corps’ operatives to necessitate the loss of lives as being speculated. He said; “On the issue of arrest, we arrested a number of suspects that are directly connected from the preliminary inve...
4 Years After, Sodienye Mbatumukeke, Man Who Killed Jumia Delivery Man In Rivers Sentenced To Death
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4 Years After, Sodienye Mbatumukeke, Man Who Killed Jumia Delivery Man In Rivers Sentenced To Death

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday sentenced one Sodienye Mbatumukeke to death after finding him guilty of two count charges of murder and armed robbery. The accused who has been on trial since 2017 alongside alongside one Excel Naabee. However, Nabee was acquitted and discharged by Justice Chigozie Igwe. Police had alleged that the two accused conspired to kill one Chukwuma Eleje, a Dispatcher for Jumia, when he went to deliver items which included an as iPhone and other valuables ordered by Mbatumueke and his accomplice, Naabee in March 2017 in their house located at Ada George Road in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers. According to the police, the two accused had strangled Eleje and dump his body in a septic tank. His remains was lat...
SARS Officer Sentenced to Death for Killing Man and Stealing his N300k
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SARS Officer Sentenced to Death for Killing Man and Stealing his N300k

A State High Court in Benin City, Edo Sate, on Friday, Feb 12, sentenced a police constable, Joseph Omotosho, to death for conspiring with four other constables, who are currently at large, to kill a car dealer in 2015. The slain car dealer, Benson Obodeh, 26, was suspected by the police to belong to a criminal gang which allegedly stole a Peugeot car in Lagos. He was said to have been arrested at his home in Benin City on May 21, 2015, and tortured to death the same day by the five police officers. His corpse was dumped at the Specialist Hospital in Benin City, with a different name by one of the officers that killed him. The victim Mr Obodeh’s family wrote a petition to the inspector-general of police where they demanded an investigation, after searching for severa...
Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding
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Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding

Armed bandits have killed a Nigerian Air Force personnel, Abubakar, three weeks to his wedding. Late Abubakar WAS among the NAF personnel killed during a gun duel with armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari on Saturday, February 13. According to reports posted on Facebook by his family, the gallant officer was set to get married in three weeks time and had shared his prewedding photos. He was buried in his hometown in Ungwan Dosa, Kaduna North, Kaduna State at 4:pm on Sunday, February 14. It will be recalled that troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a state...
Herdsmen Killed My Husband For Complaining Cows Ate His Cassava – Ogun Farmer
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Herdsmen Killed My Husband For Complaining Cows Ate His Cassava – Ogun Farmer

Rashidat Olowoniyi, the 30-year-old wife of a murdered farmer in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, Dele Olwoniyi, has said she watched in disbelief as herdsmen macheted her husband to death, for challenging how their cows ate his cassava crops. Peeping through the curtains inside a small hut at a farm settlement located at Oha village in the Imeko- Afon LGA, Rashidat recalled that she could not shout alongside her only child of a 10-year-old marriage so that the killer herdsmen would not harm her and her son. Olowoniyi’s wife was said to have found him dead with machete cuts in his neck and other parts of his body. Speaking with Punch, Rashidat claimed that the suspected herdsmen were 18 and stormed the farm at 12am with six motorcycles and started shooting i...
Vigilante Leader Killed as Bandit Attack Katsina Community
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Vigilante Leader Killed as Bandit Attack Katsina Community

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Shagari quarters in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State and killed the leader of a vigilante group in the area, Ali Bahago, after a gun duel. The bandits also kidnapped one Mr. Alex, a staff of First Bank and two daughters of one elder Hassan, who slumped and died during the invasion. A resident of the quarters, who survived the attack, Sagir Mohammed, told THISDAY on Friday, that the suspected bandits stormed the quarters at about 11:15pm on Thursday, February 11, and operated for over 30 minutes, leaving many occupants of the quarters with varying degrees of injuries. "Bandits attacked Shagari quarters yesterday (Thursday) and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, who is the leader of vigilante groups. He came to rescue us from the bandi...
Kobe Byrant: US Investigators Announce Cause of Crash
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Kobe Byrant: US Investigators Announce Cause of Crash

  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined the cause of the January 26, 2020, crash that killed NBA legend, Kobe Bryant. The accident claimed the lives of others: Bryant’s daughter Gianna, Christina Mauser; Payton and Sarah Chester; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; and Zobayan. The chopper took off after 9 a.m. from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, heading to Camarillo Airport for the second day of a weekend tournament at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks. NTSB concluded that the helicopter pilot, Ara Zobayan, should not have flown into cloudy conditions. Investigators found that his decision to fly resulted in his spatial disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft. Zobayan’s “likely” self-induced pressure to get Bryant to his d...
American Lady Who Killed A Nigerian Man In A Lagos Hotel Arrested While Escaping
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American Lady Who Killed A Nigerian Man In A Lagos Hotel Arrested While Escaping

An American citizen, one Kari Ann O’Rourke, has been apprehended by men of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). She has been handed over to the Airport Police Command after it was discovered that there is a manhunt for her for allegedly killing a Nigerian in her hotel in Victoria Island where she stayed. The accused with passport number USA 558565339 was said to have killed one Adebayo Michael Ayomide and was planning to flee the country on February 9, 2021. Ann arrived in the country with a 24-month multiple visa issued at Atlanta, USA on January 7, 2020 and intended to travel out of the country aboard KLM February 8, 2021 but for the expired COVID-19 result she was not allowed to board and fell into the hands of the already snooping service. She was later apprehended a...
Two Suspects Arrested for Killing a Vigilante in Kano
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Two Suspects Arrested for Killing a Vigilante in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with the brutal murder of a vigilante in Bebeji Local Government Area of the State. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, February 5, said the culprits killed Ibrahim Shuaib and made away with his motorcycles, phones, and money. "On the 29/01/2021 at about 0250hrs, unknown gunmen went to Gidan Diraman Village, Kwanar Dangora, Bebeji LGA, Kano State and killed a Vigilante, one Ibrahim Shuaib, ‘m’, of same address and took away two (2) Unregistered Boxer Motorcycles, two (2) Handsets and unspecified amount of money," DSP Kiyawa said.   On receipt of this complaint, the outgoing Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, AIG Habu A...
Bandits Kill 19 Persons in two Separate Attacks in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill 19 Persons in two Separate Attacks in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have killed at least nineteen persons and injured several others during two separate attacks in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government areas of Kaduna State. Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement released, said fourteen persons were killed on Saturday February 6 by armed bandits at Kutemeshi village in Birnin Gwari, five others were killed at Kujeni village in Kajuru on the same day while several others were left with bullet wounds. Aruwan said the names of those killed in Birnin Gwari local government include Malan Sani Barume, Yahaya Bello, Amadu Dan Korau, Samaila Niga, Jamilu Haruna, Lawal Majiya And Dan Malam Rabo. Others are Dauda Kafinta, Hassan Mai Makani, Bashir Har...
Caretaker Allegedly Kills First Year Nekede Poly Student Over House Rent
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Caretaker Allegedly Kills First Year Nekede Poly Student Over House Rent

A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, identified as Anthony Chinweotito Emmanuel, has been allegedly killed by his caretaker over issues surrounding payment of rent. The incident happened at one of the off campus hostel called Ezinwanne Lodge on Tuesday but the deceased, a first year student of the Department of Building Technology, died in a hospital on Saturday night, February 6. It was gathered that the caretaker whose name could not be ascertained, hit the student with a wood on his stomach. According to some of the students in the hostel, the caretaker had locked up the water supply because some students refused to pay the full house rent. However, the students who argued that they did not live in the hostel between March 2020 and January, 2021 ...
I Killed my Wife and Child after I Found out that She’s been Cheating on me for long – Evangelist Chukwuemeka Obijofa
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I Killed my Wife and Child after I Found out that She’s been Cheating on me for long – Evangelist Chukwuemeka Obijofa

Chukwuemeka Obijofa, a 28-year-old man who claimed to be an ordained evangelist has explained why he killed his wife and 4-year- old son with a shovel in Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. Upon being paraded before newsmen on Saturday February 6 at the Police headquarters in Amawbia, together with other suspects, the suspect confessed to killing his wife and son after he found out that she’s been cheating on him for long. Obijofa said; “I opened my eyes in the police station and found out that I’m responsible for killing my wife and my son. I killed her out of anger after I found out that she’s been cheating on me for long. I didn’t believe it because of the level of love and trust I have for her. “I came back from work and found out that th...
Gunmen Kill Man, his Wife and Daughter Inside a Church in Anambra
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Gunmen Kill Man, his Wife and Daughter Inside a Church in Anambra

Unknown Gunmen have killed a Nigerian man, his wife, daughter, and one other while worshipping at the Seven-Day Adventist Church in Azia, Anambra State, on Wednesday, February 3. According to eyewitnesses, the deceased persons identified as Kenneth Emekwasianya, 70, Grace Emekwasianya, 56, his wife, Chioma Emekwasianya, their daughter, 36, and Emeka Ntukokwu, 42, a secondary school teacher, were in the church for their midweek service. A masked gunman came into the church premises riding on a motorcycle, popularly called Okada. The masked man reportedly walked into the church and rained bullets on the affected persons and thereafter took the keys of Mercedes C Class car belonging to Mr Emekwasianya. The accomplices of the masked man who were lurking around entered the Mercedes Be...
Graphic: Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill talented footballer in Benue
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Graphic: Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill talented footballer in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked and killed a young man identified as Terwase Iorbee in Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State.   It was gathered that late Terwase, a talented footballer, who also worked as a commercial motorcyclist, was stabbed to death by the herdmen on his way to a fish market in Apochi village on Tuesday, February 2.     A friend of the deceased, Udam Samuel Aseer, who confirmed the incident, said the herdsmen pierced his stomach with a knife and also shot dead a man who came to his rescue.   Aseer wrote;   FULANI MEN KILLED MY FRIEND TODAY IN GWER-WEST LGA 02-02-2021   With deep sense of sorrows over the untimely death my friend/neighbor, Mr. Terwase Iorbee, I pray God Almighty grant ...
Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna

Two brothers have been killed by bandits that attacked Gidan Maikudi hamlet, a herders' settlement in Kerawa ward of Igabi local government area on Thursday February 4. According to a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the deceased brothers are identified as Maikudu Husaini who died on the spot during the attack, and Nafiu Husaini who died from gunshot wounds after he was rushed to the hospital. The statement adds that local vigilantes in the community mobilized to repel the attack, and in the ensuing gunfight, beat back the bandits who withdrew with several casualties
16 Killed, 6 Missing In Abia/Akwa Ibom Boundary Clash
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16 Killed, 6 Missing In Abia/Akwa Ibom Boundary Clash

16 persons have been reportedly killed while 6 others are still missing following a boundary clash between the Usaka Ukwu, Azunchai, Ekpiri Ala-Ala, Ariam Elu Elu communities in Ikwuano council area of Abia State and their Nkari and Obot Akara neighbours in Ini and Obot Akara council areas of Akwa Ibom State. Other communities in Abia State affected by the boundary clash including Oboni -Upa, Ndiorie, Obugwu and Ekwelu, lament that they now live in fear of their neighbours who always lay ambush and kill their people on their farmlands. They urged the government to save them from the incessant killings and destruction of their properties. Addressing stakeholders of the affected communities including traditional rulers, town union presidents, and the Chairman of Ikwuano council, Chief...
Miyyeti Allah asks FG to Give Palliative to Herdsmen
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Miyyeti Allah asks FG to Give Palliative to Herdsmen

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked the Federal Government to introduce a social support programme to alleviate the huge losses of livestock for herdsmen across the country. In a communique jointly signed by the association’s President, Muhammad Kiruwa and National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma and released after a one-day national executive meeting of MACBAN with the Chairman of its Board of Trustees (BoT), the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III,  Miyetti Allah said over five million cattle have been lost to banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and climate change, which adversely affect the herdsmen, hence the need for a form of palliative to ameliorate their plights. The group which called for an immediate action to be taken again...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

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