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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...
Naked Man Confuses Residents as he Knocks their Doors, Waves Bible at Them
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Naked Man Confuses Residents as he Knocks their Doors, Waves Bible at Them

A man running naked in a community in Florida, US has been shot by residents after he was moving from apartments, knocking on doors, brandishing a Bible and asking: “You want some of this?” Police were already responding to a call about the Bible-waving naturist at the Sunshine Garden Apartments when they got a second emergency call telling them that the mystery man had been shot. First responders arrived at the block in at 6840 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, US, to find a naked man on the ground and bleeding. He was taken by helicopter to the nearby Memorial Regional Hospital with gunshot wounds that are reportedly life-threatening. The identities of the naked man and the alleged shooter have yet to be disclosed by police. Destiny Williams has only recently mov...
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...
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
Hoodlums Attack Police Station in Imo
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Hoodlums Attack Police Station in Imo

Unidentified hoodlums on Thursday, February 25, attacked the Divisional police headquarters in Aboh Mbaise in Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Orlando Ikeokwu, says the hoodlums drove in four cars, shooting sporadically into the air as they arrived the station. ''The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel , at the end of the melee, one Police woman sustained gun shot injury and has been taken to the hospital for treatment. Regrettably, the station that was just renovated after being razed down by hoodlums during the EndSars saga, was again set ablaze.''the statement read Ikeokwu added that the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has activated all tactical teams with a view to fish out and arrest the fleeing hoodlums.
I Advised Lautaro Martinez not to Join Barcelona – Crespo
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I Advised Lautaro Martinez not to Join Barcelona – Crespo

  Former Inter striker, Hernan Crespo, has revealed that he advised the club’s forward, Lautaro Martinez, not to join Barcelona last summer. Crespo, who is currently the coach of Sao Paulo, said he urged Martinez not to accept Barcelona’s offer but to remain at the Nerazzurri for the 2020/21 season. Recall that Barcelona was interested in signing Martinez from Inter last summer transfer. But the Argentine international ended up staying at Antonio Conte’s side. “I have known Lautaro for a long time,” Crespo told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Last summer, I advised him to not accept Barcelona’s offer and stay at Inter, and in the end, I was right. “Lautaro is lethal in the box, and his moves are always directed to shooting at goal. “He is strong with his head. He...
Actor Nicholas Braun Shoots his shot at Kim Kardashian nly Days after she Filed for Divorce
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Actor Nicholas Braun Shoots his shot at Kim Kardashian nly Days after she Filed for Divorce

Actor Nicholas Braun, 32, is shooting his shot at Kim Kardashian, 40, only days after she filed for divorce. The reality star filed for divorce from Kanye West on Friday, February 19. On Monday, Feb 22, Nicholas shared a nearly three-minute-long Instagram video. In his post’s caption, he tagged Kim Kardashian and explained to her that "it’s all about meeting new people" after her split. He said in the clip: "This Kim and Kanye divorce news is just bumming me out. God damn… It hurts to think about how they’re feeling and how she’s feeling. "I mean, I’m wondering at this point, where do they even go from here? Where does she go… at this moment? ‘Cause she’s been through three marriages now and it’s like, are you willing to even take a shot on a new guy at this point? W...
Three Shot on a Music Video Set for Rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg
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Three Shot on a Music Video Set for Rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg

Three people were reportedly shot in Atlanta during the filming of a music video for the rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg on Sunday, February 21st. Police responded to a shooting on Wells Street in southwest Atlanta at about 4 p.m. When they got there, they found a man, Peter Cook, 39, grazed by a round of gunfire and was treated at the scene by emergency paramedics. Two other people, Antoine Blake, 25, and Vernon Moulder, 29, were shot during the same incident and took themselves to Grady Memorial Hospital in order to treat gunshot wounds. Witnesses told WSB-TV there were a lot of gunshots shots that quickly scattered about 50 people on the set. “Everyone started running, trying to get out. Or take cover, lot of places to take cover in there,” Teresa Lakes said. ...
Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off
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Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off

A team of government officials and police, led by the Commissioner for lands, Barr. Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Friday, Feb 19, stormed the Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, allegedly owned by Nneoma Rochas Okorocha, wife of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, and sealed off the property. Recall that the Hope Uzodinma administration, last week, recovered the Eastern Palm University from Rochas Okorocha and renamed it. As former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha is battling incumbent governor Uzodinma over the recovery of the University, Uzodinma sealed off Okorocha's wife's hotel. There were reports of sporadic shooting during the operation, as seen in videos from the scene. Watch the video below.
Secondary school student caught in school with local gun she allegedly planned to use in shooting a teacher who asked her to cut her coloured
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Secondary school student caught in school with local gun she allegedly planned to use in shooting a teacher who asked her to cut her coloured

A secondary school student was caught in school with a local gun she allegedly planned to use in shooting her teacher. The girl, a student of Government Secondary School in Ikot Ewa, Cross River State, was asked by a teacher to cut her coloured hair and she was allegedly angered by this. Subsequently,  she arrived at school with a gun.   Soldiers were invited after the student was caught with the gun, as seen in photos shared online.  
DPO Reportedly Shoots Amotekun Operative for Arresting Fulani Herdsmen in Oyo
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DPO Reportedly Shoots Amotekun Operative for Arresting Fulani Herdsmen in Oyo

Ayodeji Adepoju said to be the Divisional Police Officer at Igbon Police Station in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State, has been accused of shooting and injuring an operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun on Friday February 12. The incident occurred after an aggrieved farmer filed a complaint with Amotekun operatives over the destruction of crops by cows brought to his farm in Gambari by Fulani herdsmen. However after some herdsmen reported the arrest to the DPO, he ordered the arrest of two operatives of the Amotekun Corps identified as Jenyo and Olatunji Mayowa for arresting the herdsmen, while insisting that Amotekun was not set up to arrest herdsmen but to go after armed robbers. After the Unit Commander of Amotekun in the area, Ar...
2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building
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2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building

The sounds of gunfire startled residents early Thursday, Feb 11, in an apartment building in suburban Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta. Police were called to The Eva Apartments at 789 Hammond Drive in north Fulton County, around 2 a.m. in response to reports of shots fired. They found three males shot inside an apartment. Two were dead at the scene and a third was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive, Fox 5 News reported. Police said all of the men knew each other. There is no motive for the shooting. Investigators spent the day collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance video that shows one man fleeing the scene. A resident, @ice_tr3, uploaded video showing the bloody aftermath of the shooting. Blood was seen inside an elevator and there are bloo...
Shooting At Obalende As NURTW Factions Fight In Lagos
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Shooting At Obalende As NURTW Factions Fight In Lagos

Reports of ongoing clashes between factions of the transport unions in the Obalende area of Lagos Island. Eye witnesses have reported gunshots and use of various dangerous weapons. The police have been drafted in. Advice: Defer all movements towards this area and make a detour if currently enroute mentioned areas. Source Eyes Witness https://youtu.be/XTGb91MMe0g
Actress, Lauren London Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors
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Actress, Lauren London Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors

Lauren London has shut down new rumors that she’s pregnant. This comes after pregnancy rumors swirled earlier this week after West Coast weekly the Los Angeles Sentinel cited an unnamed source claiming that the actress and TV personality was expecting a child and would be celebrating with an intimate baby shower in few days. Reacting to the news on Wednesday via her Twitter page, the 36-year-old wrote:  “Woke up to some straight bulls–t. Rumors ! Lies ! On a woman trying her best to heal?! Please stop. I’m NOT pregnant. Don’t disturb the peace of the people that need it the most . Ase’ Lauren London has two children; 11-year-old son Cameron Carter with ex Lil Wayne and 4-year-old son Kross with sain rapper, Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom...
Three killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowd in Anambra (graphic)
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Three killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowd in Anambra (graphic)

Three men have been shot dead after two unidentified gunmen stormed the Civic center Eke Nkpor in Idemili local government area of Anambra state and opened fire at persons gathered at the center today February 10. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed said at about 1.30pm today, the police received reports of an alleged shooting of one Izuchukwu Idemili 'm' aged 32 years of Nkpor, Chidi Oforma 'm' aged 31 years of Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu 'm' aged 45years of Umouji. Haruna said the incident allegedly took place when two unknown boys drove a black unregistered Mercedes "V Boot" and opened fire at the crowd shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community tax force at the Civic Centre. ''Following the report, Police detectives attac...
Lala Akindoju, Others Slam Actor Femi Durojaiye for asking Upcoming Actors to Pay for Movie Roles
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Lala Akindoju, Others Slam Actor Femi Durojaiye for asking Upcoming Actors to Pay for Movie Roles

Lala Akindoju and others have slammed actor Femi Durojaiye for demanding money from up-and-coming actors to give them roles in his movie projects. Femi took to his Instagram account to ask interested actors and actresses to start their career by joining his movie projects. He asked them to pay 35,000 Naira to participate and once payment has been confirmed they will be added to a "working group to start shooting". Actress Lala slammed him for this and told young actors and actresses not to fall for it. She added: "Nobody should collect money from you in exchange for a role. It is robbery and it wrong. Run!!!"   Below are more reactions.
Man Shoots his Neighbours Dead During Fight Over Snow Shoveling
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Man Shoots his Neighbours Dead During Fight Over Snow Shoveling

Three Pennsylvania neighbours are dead following a fatal shooting incident during a fight over snow shoveling. A video of the fatal shooting that occurred in Plains Township on Monday, Feb 1, shows a man shooting two of his neighbors to death following a verbal altercation. Just before 9 a.m. on Monday, Plains Township police officers responded to a report of shots fired in a residential neighborhood and discovered 50-year-old James Goy and his 48-year-old wife, Lisa Goy, lying dead in the street in front of their home, according to a joint statement by Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and Plains Township Police Chief Dale Binker. Residents in the area directed police officers to a house across the street from the Goys' home, but as they approached the ...
Academic Union Kicks as Air Force Officers allegedly Shoot Dead a Federal Polytechnic Lecturer ‘for not Identifying Himself’
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Academic Union Kicks as Air Force Officers allegedly Shoot Dead a Federal Polytechnic Lecturer ‘for not Identifying Himself’

Nigerian Air Force officers attached to the 211 Regiment of the NAF Base, Neze, Imo State, have been accused of shooting dead a Computer Science lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo State. According to reports, Okonye Steve Nduka was killed at about 7 p.m on the 25th of January, 2021 at Naze area of Owerri. Comrade Okonye was allegedly gunned down by the trigger happy men along with an ex-student of same Polytechnic as they were on their way back from a church programme. The Zonal secretariat of ASUP ZONE D has condemned the killing of Comrade Okonye and are calling for justice. A statement released via the official website of ASUP Nigeria reads: "The killing of our member is a brutal reminder of the stained reputation of security agents in the country, pa...
8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo
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8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo

The management of the Western Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corp has announced the dismissal and prosecution of one of its officers named Afolabi Kazeem, who is responsible for the death of a 23-year old man in Mokola, Ibadan. According to the Commandant of the Corp, Colonel Olayanju Olayinka (retd.), operatives of the corp had responded to a distress call of an ongoing robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola, at about 10pm on Wednesday, 13th of January. On getting there, they found out that it was not a robbery operation but a crowd which included some hoodlums. The Colonel said, “At about 10 PM yesterday, January 13, 2021, our operatives, led by Team Leader George Idowu, got an alert of an armed robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola. He and his ...
Jacob Blake’s family holds protest in Kenosha ahead of officer charging decision
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Jacob Blake’s family holds protest in Kenosha ahead of officer charging decision

Jacob Blake’s family and community members held a protest Monday evening ahead of the grand jury charging decision regarding the officer who shot him, which is expected later this week. It started at a barber shop on 52nd Street and continued around Kenosha. A decision is expected soon on whether officer Rusten Sheskey will face any charges in the Aug. 23 shooting of Blake. The 29-year-old Evanston native was shot seven times in the back while trying to get into his vehicle, after officers responded to the scene on a domestic call. The Wisconsin Department of Justice said Blake later admitted to having a knife in his vehivle, but it was unclear if he was reaching for it. Officer Sheskey was placed on administrative leave, pending the investigation. Blake’s family said the...
Suspected South African drug lord, Teddy Mafia shot dead
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Suspected South African drug lord, Teddy Mafia shot dead

Suspected South African drug lord, Yaganathan Pillay, popularly known as Teddy Mafia, has been shot dead. He was 59. Reports said Pilay was shot twice in the head at his home in Shallcross, south of Durban on Monday afternoon. He died shortly after arriving at Chatsmed hospital in Chatsworth. After the shooting, two alleged hitmen were beheaded and their bodies burnt on Taurus Street in Shallcross, south of Durban. Confirming the shooting, Brigadier Jay Naicker of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) South Africa Police Service (SAPS) said Pillay sustained two gunshot wounds to the head and later died in hospital. “The daughter of this well-known drug dealer, was informed by her father that he would be expecting visitors earlier on Monday afternoon. “She left him and went to the back of ...
Bandits Reportedly Kill Babies, Travelers Along Kaduna Highway
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Bandits Reportedly Kill Babies, Travelers Along Kaduna Highway

Bandits attacking travelers along at the dreaded Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highway reportedly killed 3 babies alongside 6 other travelers. According to reports, the victims were on their way to a ceremony at Doka, Birnin-Gwari Local Government. Also, a total of 11 people were kidnapped by the bandits on the same day at Dan Kungi village in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, PR Nigeria reports. This was contained in a statement by the chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Progressives Union, Mr Salisu Haruna, on Monday. The statement titled, ‘Alarming rise of banditry and killings in Birnin Gwari general area,’ added that more than 40 persons were abducted by the bandits between December 20, 2020 and January 4, 2021, adding that “some of them (abductees), have been rep...
Lekki Shooting Victims Storm Lagos Panel Of Inquiry
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Lekki Shooting Victims Storm Lagos Panel Of Inquiry

15 protesters who suffered gunshot wounds during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos have visited the Lagos State Court of Arbitration and Mediation in Lekki, venue of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters. 14 of them were said to have been shot at Lekki Toll Gate on the evening of October 20, while one was said to have been shot Ojodu Berger. In their entourage was Mr Nathaniel Solomon, whose younger brother Abouta Solomon was said to have been shot dead at the toll gate. The deceased has since been buried in his hometown in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, and Aiyedungbe Olufunmi Grace, whose brother died at LASUTH after suffering gunshot wounds to the head. Grace told The Nation that after he...
Interviews With Victims Of The Lekki Shooting By ARISE News (Video)
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Interviews With Victims Of The Lekki Shooting By ARISE News (Video)

The call for #EndSARS victims to come forward to testify is beginning to yield success. In the wake of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry sitting, more victims from the Lekki tollgate shootings are now speaking up. ARISE correspondent Ozi Okoli has the story. Edwin Augustine: A victim, Mr Augustine recalls how the light went off and soldiers started shooting and how a guy was shot by the side. While checking the guy that was shot, he also got shot in his thigh. (He showed where he was shot) He said he passed out and woke up the next day at the Ikeja General hospital. Edwin Augustine said he wonders why the government said they didn't shoot at them while he still has the bullets in his body. Another victim and his father also narrated their experiences. The father said he met h...
Rapper Boosie Badazz shares graphic video of the gruesome leg injuries he sustained after he was shot in the leg
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Rapper Boosie Badazz shares graphic video of the gruesome leg injuries he sustained after he was shot in the leg

Boosie Badazz has shared a graphic video showing his gruesome gunshot wounds as he recovers from the shooting.   The American rapper, who shot in the leg last month is using videos of the gruesome injuries he sustained from the shooting to lure new subscribers to his OnlyFans account.   Boosie is asking his fans to pay over $29.99 per month for more videos of his injuries.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)   The One of Them Days Again hitmaker's videographer @chuckstarfilms teased a video, along with the caption 'Go to @boosienewig and subscribe to his onlyfans to see his recover [sic]'.     ...
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis
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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis

A 23-year-old man who claims to be a victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting tells ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS that the subsequent amputation of his right leg is a nightmare he has been unable to wake up from Twenty-three-year-old Olalekan Faleye, a survivor of the shooting that attended the peaceful #ENDSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says he has become an amputee after the gunshot injuries he sustained to the leg on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He had undergone surgical amputation of his bullet-ridden right leg. The shooting incident had attracted national and international outcry, with the Lagos State and Federal governments being urged to unravel the identity of the shooters and who deployed them. Speaking exclusively with PUNCH HealthWise a few days after he was discha...
Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG
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Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG

The Federal government has vowed to punish the Cable Network News, CNN for carrying out unverified information from the controversial Lekki Toll Gate incident. It also vowed not to spare any media organization both local and international that attempted to set Nigeria on fire through unverifiable reportage. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the vow on Friday at a stakeholder’ meeting with the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) held in Abuja. The Minister, was reacting to the controversial report by the American Cable News Network, CNN which it said had acknowledged their letter of complaint and promised to probe same on its merit. He accused CNN of spreading fake news by switching casualty figures at Lekki Toll Gate so casually without...
Ibrahim Taiwo, Officer Representing Army At Lagos Judicial Panel, Promoted To Major-General
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Ibrahim Taiwo, Officer Representing Army At Lagos Judicial Panel, Promoted To Major-General

Ibrahim Taiwo, the officer representing the Nigerian army at the panel the Lagos state government set up to probe the Lekki shooting has been promoted from brigadier-general to a major-general. Soldiers had, on October 20, forcefully dispersed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate and this led to an outcry. Following the protest to end police brutality, the Lagos government set up the panel to look into allegations of rights abuses by the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS). But the shooting of protesters at Lekki has been on the forefront at the panel, and Taiwo, commander of the army 81 division intelligence brigade, has been the one making a defence for the soldiers’ action. According to military sources, Taiwo was elevated to the rank of a major-general after ...
#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed
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#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed

On October 23, CNN Africa had tweeted that at least 38 persons were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki shooting incident. The tweet read: ''At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation'' In an updated tweet, CNN Africa has now come out with a clarification. It reads: ''Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for...
CNN Releases New Report On The Lekki Tollgate Shooting (Video)
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CNN Releases New Report On The Lekki Tollgate Shooting (Video)

CNN has released a second report with videos showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate. The CNN new report also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate. The fresh report also shows Brig. Gen Ahmed Taiwo admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that his men took live ammunition to the tollgate. It also shows that Brig. Gen Taiwo’s claim is at variance with information minister, Lai Mohammed's claim that the army fired blank bullets. Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting (CNN)It was supposed to be the key piece of evidence. But when it came, the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting did not capture everything. The footage ...
From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting
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From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting

“FAKE NEWS” – That was the Nigerian Army’s first response to reports that its personnel opened fire at the #EndSARS protest ground in Lekki, Lagos state. The army shared a picture of a post claiming that soldiers were directed “to shoot at peaceful, unarmed #EndSARS protesters” at the tollgate, stamping it with “FAKE NEWS”, its usual signature to debunk whatever it considers unfavourable. But with time, it became clear that the army might have a different definition of “fake news” from the common reference to misinformation and disinformation. Between the time it shared the first post and Saturday, when it appeared before the Lagos panel of enquiry, the army has debunked 18 social media posts relating to the incident – but it has also gone ahead to admit most of them. Likew...
Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials
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Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials

Eighty-one professors of African Studies, both Nigerians and non-Nigerians, have written a letter to the United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, seeking sanctions, including travel ban, for those responsible for the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos on October 20. In their letter dated November 13, 2020, the dons urged specific policy actions in response to the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria from the incoming Biden/Harris administration. The dons specifically wrote to the Biden-Harris Transition Team, chaired by Ted Kaufman, and co-chaired by Anita Dunn, Cedric Richmond, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Jeffrey Zients. The professors who signed the letter include Carl LeVan, American University; Chiedo Nwankwor,...
EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Called Me To Say Col Bello Was Shooting At Lekki – Gen Ndagi
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EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Called Me To Say Col Bello Was Shooting At Lekki – Gen Ndagi

The Commander, 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen Musa Etsu-Ndagi, representing the Nigerian Army on the Lagos State Security Council, has said he received a phone call from the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, around 7.23pm on October 20,2020 informing him that a certain Lt Col Bello was reportedly shooting at the Lekki tollgate where #EndSARS protesters were gathered. Etsu-Ndagi said he immediately called Bello, who is the Commanding Officer, 65 Battalion, Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, and he (Bello) told him that he only fired blank ammunition into the air. Etsu-Ndagi, who is one of the top four military officers listed as witnesses of the Nigerian Army before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the Lekki tollgate shootings, stated this in his statemen...
South-West Ministers Demand Probe Of Military Over Lekki Shooting
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South-West Ministers Demand Probe Of Military Over Lekki Shooting

Ministers from the south-west who were directed to relocate to their home states to douse the tension created by the #ENDSARS protests have presented their report to the federal executive council (FEC). In the report presented earlier on Wednesday, they demanded a thorough investigation into the Lekki toll plaza shooting incident, particularly the role of the military. Armed men in military uniform had invaded the protest ground at Lekki tollgate in Lagos to forcefully disperse protesters. The incident sparked an outrage within and outside the country, with controversy on whether people were killed or not.
Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami
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Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says it is likely that hoodlums wearing military fatigues — and not soldiers — shot #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. About two weeks ago, protests calling for the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) took flight across the country. The police unit was disbanded but the protests persisted as citizens demanded reforms in the force. Protesters converged on the tollgate for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed by soldiers. There are reports that some of the protesters were killed by the soldiers who stormed the tollgate on October 20, 2020, but there are disparities in the number of casualties and no clear evidence has been produced. Speaking with journalists on Monda...
Our Camera Stopped Recording, Didn’t Capture Shooting, Lekki Concession Company Tells Lagos Panel
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Our Camera Stopped Recording, Didn’t Capture Shooting, Lekki Concession Company Tells Lagos Panel

Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, Abayomi Omamuwasan, has informed the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry that the Closed-Circuit Television camera of the company did not capture the shooting of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters by the Nigerian Army. He informed the panel that the CCTV camera stopped recording due to the vandalism of some equipment and fire outbreak at the toll gate. SaharaReporters had reported that Omamuwasan had earlier submitted a hard drive to the panel, saying it contained the incident that happened on October 20, 2020. While further testifying before the panel, he disclosed that the CCTV stopped recording around 8pm and did not capture the shootings. He also said the company had three surveillance cameras located at Sandfill, Ikoyi Bridge an...
I Have Never Been Bribed By Government – Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations
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I Have Never Been Bribed By Government – Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has reacted to allegations that the government paid her to cast doubts about the Lekki toll gate shooting. The actress denied these allegations and said she has never been bribed by the government. She added that she can't be lured by money and went on to explain the reason for her statement. Omotola said she realized that it appeared the authorities were trying to deny people were killed at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, so her tweets were aimed at stating that whether anyone died or not doesn't change the fact that a crime happened and innocent unarmed protesters were shot at. She said her tweet was misconstrued and people began assuming she had been paid. The tweet from Omotola that cause outrage reads: "If People died during the Lekki To...
#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police
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#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police

No one had envisaged that the #EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality which started peacefully about three weeks ago would turn out a nightmare for the entire country with the level of destruction that ended it after it had been hijacked by hoodlums. At the initial stage, some state governors not only received the protesters and addressed them but even joined in the protest march to the police headquarters. But miscreants and hoodlums soon took advantage of the protest to molest and extort residents. The turning point was the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday 20th October 2020 by soldiers where a number of protesters merely armed themselves with the national flags and singing the Nigerian national anthem. This resulted in national and intern...
Soldiers Used Blank Ammunition In Lekki Shooting – Sani Usman
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Soldiers Used Blank Ammunition In Lekki Shooting – Sani Usman

Former Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman on Thursday claimed that Military personnel who shot protesters at Lekki toll gate used ‘blank ammunition. Usman in an interview with Arise News said the blank ammunition used to disperse protesters has little or no effect on its target. Recall that the Army had earlier denied that its officers were present at the scene of the shooting. But on Wednesday, the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) revealed that the Lagos State Government invited the military to intervene during the EndSARS protests. Speaking on Thursday Usman said, “If you look at the canisters, they were blank ammo and blank ammo don’t even kill. At a close range, maybe 100metres – maybe it will have some pigmentation on your skin. “Remem...
Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG
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Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG

Human rights group, Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government to ensure that all persons involved in the October 20 shooting of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate are brought to justice.   In its latest report published on Wednesday October 28, by its country director Osai Ojigho, the rights group said it is still investigating the shooting and reported removal of bodies of persons allegedly killed during the shooting. “Amnesty International is again calling on Nigerian authorities to bring to justice those behind the shooting and to protect those who are exercising their right to freedom of assembly. “The organization is still investigating the shooting and the reported removal of bodies of those killed by the military in an attempt to remove evidence.” ...
Lekki Shootings: Death Toll Not More Than Two – Governor Abiodun
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Lekki Shootings: Death Toll Not More Than Two – Governor Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said the number of deaths recorded from last week’s Lekki Toll Gate shootings in Lagos State has not risen above two. DAILY POST reports that some End SARS protesters in Lekki were reportedly shot by men said to be in military uniforms. There have been confusion over the number of protesters who died as a result of the shootings as government and protesters claimed contradicting figures. While speaking at a Peace Consolidation Meeting of Stakeholders with the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Tuesday, Gov Abiodun said those peddling fake news on the social media deliberately increased the figures to sew the seed of discord. Abiodun recalled that “th...
Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu has admitted that Nigerian Military officers ordered the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate last week Tuesday. Sanwoolu, during a live interview on CNN, disclosed that according to CCTV footage gotten from the scene of the shooting, officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the attack. POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Lekki shooting generated a massive outcry from human rights organisations and the international community, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the incident. When asked about who ordered the shooting and which security branch carried out the order, Sanwoolu said; "From the footage that we can see, there are cameras at that facility. It seems to me that...
Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting
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Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting

A legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, has formally asked the Lagos State Government to release the CCTV footage of the Lekki shooting. On October 20, soldiers fired live bullets at unarmed protestors at the toll gate. The action, heavily criticized across the world, caused an unspecified number of deaths and several injuries. The Defence Headquarters claimed that videos about the incident on social media were photoshopped. On Monday, Effiong announced that he had made requests to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The fiery lawyer wants: “Authenticated Copies of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) records showing the attack on #EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 20, 2020; “Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument setting up the Judicial Panel of In...
Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting
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Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, is in a meeting with top hierarchy of the military. They include Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and Commander of the Guards Brigade. Also in attendance are commanders of the Army operations, unit commanders, among other senior officers. The parley is holding at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. On the agenda are insecurity in Nigeria, EndSARS protests, violence and looting in states as well as the Lagos shooting. The Lekki toll gate incident on October 20 sparked global outrage. The United States and others have called for probe of those who opened fire on unarmed protesters
SERAP threatens to sue NBC for imposing “illegal fines of N9m” on Channels TV, AIT, and Arise TV over coverage of #EndSARS protests.
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SERAP threatens to sue NBC for imposing “illegal fines of N9m” on Channels TV, AIT, and Arise TV over coverage of #EndSARS protests.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue the National Broadcasting Station (NBC) in the next 48 hours if the N9m fines imposed on Africa Independent Television (AIT), Arise Television, and Channels Television are not rescinded.   This comes after Armstrong Idachaba, the acting Director-General of the Commission sanctioned Africa Independent Television (AIT), Arise Television, and Channels Television for violating the broadcast code over the use of unverifiable online video footages on social media.   The television stations were reportedly accused of airing unverified images of the alleged shooting on peaceful #EndSARS protesters which took place at Lekki toll gate. The NBC also fined Channels Television, AIT, and Arise TV N3m...
Tinubu’s Full Statement On Lekki Shooting
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Tinubu’s Full Statement On Lekki Shooting

THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS; A FUNDAMENTAL LESSON IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. 2. My deepest sympathies go to their families and loved ones for none should have been made to pay such a dear price. My career as an active politician spans nearly three decades. 3. In that time, I have seen many things as Nigeria has struggled, sometimes against itself, to undertake the often painful yet inexorable push toward democratic government accountable to, and protective of, the people. 4. Here, let me directly address the sharp point aimed against me. I have been falsely accused of ordering the reported deployment of soldiers against peaceful protesters that took place at Lekki on 20 October...
“You Can Now Write Petition Against SARS, Lekki Shooting”- Sanwo-Olu To Lagosians
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“You Can Now Write Petition Against SARS, Lekki Shooting”- Sanwo-Olu To Lagosians

Lagos state residents who have been abused by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) can now write petition against the police unit. Also, Lagosions can now claim compensation from the government if their complaints warrant it. To achieve this, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has set up Judicial Panel to investigate brutality and rights violation by the officers. IgbereTV reports that the governor has mandated the panel headed by Justice Doris Okuwobi to invetigate all of the issues that happened at the Toll Plaza. Going further, he revealed that the panel will start sitting on Monday, October 26, at the Lagos Court of Arbitration International Centre in Lekki. Sanwo-Olu wrote on Twitter: "We have expanded the terms of reference for the Judicial Panel of Inqui...