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Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo
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Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo

Seven wedding guests have reportedly been killed in Imo State by gunmen suspected to be Ebubeagu Security Operatives on Sunday. The Incident caused unrest in the state as the news surfaced on Monday. The wedding guests were returning from a traditional wedding that took place in Awommamaa in Oru West Local Government Area and they were heading back to their community in Otulu in Oru East Local Government Area. The Community Leader in Otulu confirmed the news and also reported the information to our newsmen. He added that the persons coming from the wedding were traveling on motorcycles around 7 pm, then the suspected Ebube Agu operatives sighted the guests and opened fire, killing seven persons at the spot with five persons missing while two others were hospitalized due to...
Terrorist Attack – Seven Soldiers Feared Dead in Taraba
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Terrorist Attack – Seven Soldiers Feared Dead in Taraba

A suspected terrorist attack has left about seven soldiers dead in Taraba State. Reports say that the soldiers were killed in a forest located around Amdami in the Karim-Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State on Thursday. The incident was confirmed by the Chairman of Karim Lamido council, Markus Hamidu, according to Daily Post. The soldiers were reportedly on patrol within the area. Hamidu said, “Seven soldiers were killed by bandits yesterday (Thursday) around Amdami area. It is very unfortunate. May God save us.” See Also: Insecurity: Buhari’s Govt Overwhelmed – Obasanjo Attempts to reach Usman Abdullahi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, failed as he was reported to be on Hajj to the Muslim Holy land. However, a senior officer who didn’t want to be...
Insecurity: Pastor Adeboye Curses Terrorists, Sponsors
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Insecurity: Pastor Adeboye Curses Terrorists, Sponsors

Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has rained curses on kidnappers, herdsmen and other criminal elements wreaking havoc in Nigeria. The cleric while delivering his sermon at the ongoing Holy Communion Service for July, prayed God to deny terrorists and all their sponsors peace. Adeboboye expressed surprise that some people wanted churches closed for a period of three months. He described it overstepping of boundary. See Also: I Don’t Know Whether There Will Be 2023 Election Yet – Adeboye He said, “As the Lord lives, every evil plot against the church of the Lord will be consumed by fire in the name of Jesus. From now every kidnapper, terrorists including their sponsors will never experience rest again. “From now on in the name ...
Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application
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Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application

Senate President_Ike_Ekweremadu Nigerian lawmaker and former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was yesterday, refused bail for the second time, by the UK Uxbridge Magistrate Court, despite his insistence that the alleged organ donor, David Nwamini, was not 15 years old. Ekweremadu was arraigned in court alongside his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, for charges bothering on alleged kidney harvesting, however, his wife did not appear in court, yesterday. Recall that the London Metropolitan Police had last week arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife for allegedly going against a law on organ harvesting. The donor, identified by the UK police as Ukpo Nwamini David, claims to be 15 years old, despite his passport data page suggesting he was 21 years old having been born on Oc...
Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Arrested in the Uk for Trafficking Child for Organ Harvesting
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Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Arrested in the Uk for Trafficking Child for Organ Harvesting

The Metro Police in the UK has announced the arrest of a Nigerian man named Ike Ekweremadu aged 60, and his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu, aged 55. The two were remanded in custody on suspicion of conspiring to bring a minor to the UK for the purpose of organ harvesting. See Also: Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany While information reaching us is still sketchy, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife are awaiting appearance before a court at the Uxbridge Magistrates' Court later today. According to the Metro Police, they were alerted to this offence in May and have been carefully investigating the matter since then. This crime falls under the modern slavery legislation. Source: Sky News
Owo Massacre: Tears at Funeral Mass for Victims
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Owo Massacre: Tears at Funeral Mass for Victims

Victims of the Owo massacre that took place about 13 days ago are to be laid to rest today. A funeral mass for the victims took place today at the Mydas Resort, Owo and had in attendance Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state along with many other dignitaries. Expectedly, there was a huge turnout of people who, either came to pay their last respects or to simply witness the event. Image Source: Daily Post It will be recalled that on the 5th of June 2022, at least 40 worshippers were killed when gunmen invaded the premises of St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, opening fire on the worshippers. See Also: Many Killed In Ondo Catholic Church Attack The attack has heightened security concerns in the entire South-west, with places of worship now beefing up their security to...
Egypt Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Priest
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Egypt Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Priest

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced a man to die for the April stabbing death of a Coptic Christian priest in an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous nation. Nehru Tawfiq, 60, was convicted in Alexandria criminal court of murder for killing 56-year-old priest Arsanious Wadid and illegal possession of a knife. His lawyers had argued that the killing was not deliberate. Tawfiq can appeal the verdict. Wadid was killed at a popular seaside promenade in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in April. Investigators found that Tawfiq was an Islamist with an extremist background. During last month’s court session he appeared in court in a caged-off section of the room shouting “God is great” in Arabic. He attempted to recite verses from the Quran, the Muslim holy book, ...
How Native Doctors Aided Attack On My Home – Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer
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How Native Doctors Aided Attack On My Home – Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer

One year after the invasion of his house by security operatives, the lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Monday, demanded the release of his three staff members who are still being kept in detention. While describing June 6, 2021, as “Black Sunday”, he said the attackers on his house in Oraifite, Anambra State were “aided by two native doctors whose bodies were dotted with charms”. According to him, “the murderers in security uniforms” scaled through his fence and laid siege to his ancestral home from about 2:30am until past 3:30 am, during which time they fired sporadically in different directions and viciously expended live ammunition on his domestic staff. He said during the invasion, his chief driver, Felix Okonkwo, and two o...
South African Police Decry Increased Crime Rate
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South African Police Decry Increased Crime Rate

South Africa's police minister on Friday decried a "brutal" surge in murders and other violent crime, in a nation that was already among the world's most dangerous. "The first three months of this year were violent, brutal and unsafe for many South Africans," Bheki Cele told a news conference. Between January and March, 6,083 people were killed - a 22.2 percent increase from the same period last year. The killings took an especially alarming toll among children, leaving 306 dead, a 37.2 percent increase, he said. Read Also: Zimbabwean Killed as Protest Rocks South Africa Reported sexual offenses rose by 13.7 percent, with 10,818 people raped. Kidnappings showed the sharpest increase, with 3,306 cases reported -- more than double the number from a year ago. "The qu...
Clashes Between Chad Gold Miners Leave 100 Dead
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Clashes Between Chad Gold Miners Leave 100 Dead

Fighting between informal gold miners in a remote part of northern Chad has left around 100 people dead and 40 injured, the government says. What began as a "mundane dispute between two individuals... degenerated", Defence Minister Daoud Yaya Brahim told the AFP news agency. The mountainous Kouri Bougoudi district near the Libyan border attracts miners from across Chad and its neighbours. The clashes occurred last week but details are only emerging now. Some groups have put the death toll higher than the authorities, and have blamed the security forces for a number of the deaths. Read Also: Two More Miners Found Dead In Flooded Burkina Faso Mine The government sent a mission to the affected area - about 1,000km (620 miles) north-east of the capital, N'Djamena - wh...