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    FG summons Ghana envoy over attack at high commission

FG summons Ghana envoy over attack at high commission

The federal government has summoned Iva Denoo, chargè d’ affaires of the high commission of Ghana to Nigeria over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian commission in Accra. TheCable had reported how armed men invaded the commission on Friday, demolishing some apartments that were under construction. In a tweet on Monday, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Denoo was summoned to give an urgent explanation on [...]

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    IGP orders manhunt for robbers who killed 8 police officers in Kogi

IGP orders manhunt for robbers who killed 8 police officers in Kogi

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered a manhunt for the robbers who attacked Isanlu police station in Kogi state, killing eight policemen. On Thursday, nine persons, including eight policemen, were killed in Isanlu when a gang of robbers attacked a bank in the town. The divisional police officer (DPO) was among the officers killed in the town. The armed men invaded the [...]

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    Abeokuta residents attack DisCo official for ‘distributing bills during lockdown’

Abeokuta residents attack DisCo official for ‘distributing bills during lockdown’

Ayorinde Olajide, a staff member of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), was attacked while distributing electricity bills on Thursday. He was said to have been attacked by customers at the Isale Igbeyin area of Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. Residents of the area, who were aggrieved that the official was distributing the bills during the lockdown period, were said to have pelted [...]

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    Two shot dead in Kano

Two shot dead in Kano

Gunmen on Monday raided Bagwai town in Bagwai local government area of Kano state, killing two persons. Abdullahi Haruna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident. The gunmen were said to have arrived the area around 10:30pm, attacking some shops. "Gunmen attacked some shops and shot three persons two of whom died after they were rushed to Bichi General Hospital," Haruna [...]

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    ’17 bandits’ shot dead in Katsina

’17 bandits’ shot dead in Katsina

At least 17 suspected bandits were killed in Gurbi village, Kankara local government area of Katsina state, according to the police. Gambo Isah, public relations officer of the state command, who confirmed the incident, said the attack took place on Thursday afternoon. He said it resulted in the deaths of four innocent people, adding that the attackers met fierce resistance from the [...]

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    Okowa: Military personnel accompanied bandits who killed eight persons in Delta

Okowa: Military personnel accompanied bandits who killed eight persons in Delta

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta, says military personnel accompanied suspected bandits who wreaked havoc on some communities in the state last week. Gunmen had attacked Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities in Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North local government areas of the state on Thursday. The attacks led to the deaths of at least eight persons while several others sustained injuries. Okowa, who described [...]

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    Thai solider goes on rampage, ‘kills 20’

Thai solider goes on rampage, ‘kills 20’

A soldier in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province has reportedly killed 20 people after going on a shooting spree. The soldier, a junior officer identified as Jakraphanth Thomma, opened fire in a shopping complex after stealing arms and ammunition from a military camp. The BBC quoted a Thai official as saying many people were also injured by the soldier who killed his commanding officer [...]

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    Lalong orders arrest of Fulani leaders over fresh killings

Lalong orders arrest of Fulani leaders over fresh killings

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has ordered the arrest of Fulani leaders and community heads as a results of attacks in some communities. At least 15 persons were killed after gunmen raided Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of the state during the weekend. The attack came about two weeks after 12 people were killed in a similar incident in Kunben [...]

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    15 killed as Plateau suffers second attack in two weeks

15 killed as Plateau suffers second attack in two weeks

At least 15 persons were killed on Sunday following an attack by gunmen in Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state. Ubah Ogaba, spokesman of the state police command who confirmed the incident, said another five persons sustained injuries. According to him, 13 deaths were initially recorded but two of the injured persons later died while receiving treatment in hospital. The [...]

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    Gunmen kill 19 in midnight attack in Kogi

Gunmen kill 19 in midnight attack in Kogi

At least 19 persons were killed after gunmen attacked Tawari community in Kogi local government area of Kogi state. Williams Anya, spokesman of the Kogi police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday. The gunmen, who invaded the community on Thursday night, also burnt down buildings including worship centres and palace of the chief of the community. A resident identified as Comfort [...]

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    No train was attacked on the Abuja-Kaduna railway, says NRC

No train was attacked on the Abuja-Kaduna railway, says NRC

The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) has denied reports that a train conveying passengers from Kaduna to Abuja was attacked by gunmen on Thursday. There were reports that a train, which left the Rigasa train station in Kaduna, around 10am was attacked a few kilometres to Katari, about 70 kilometres to Abuja. But in an interview with NAN, Fidet Okhiria, managing director of [...]

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    Netflix ‘Gay Jesus’ filmmakers suffer petrol bomb attack

Netflix ‘Gay Jesus’ filmmakers suffer petrol bomb attack

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    APC asks security agencies to probe attack on Jonathan’s residence

APC asks security agencies to probe attack on Jonathan’s residence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the attack within the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan at Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state, must be thoroughly investigated. Gunmen invaded the ex-president’s residence on  Tuesday, leading to the death of a soldier. In a statement, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary, condemned the attack, saying it came as a shock. “Following [...]

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    Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lied about the attack against him in Madrid, Spain. The minister was attacked on Friday while attending a UN conference on climate change. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the attack was based on an order from Nnamdi Kanu, its leader. The spokesman said IPOB members “beat the minister”, adding [...]

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    LASTMA official attacked by hoodlums in Apapa dies

LASTMA official attacked by hoodlums in Apapa dies

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says Ola Oyeshina, one of its officials attacked by hoodlums has died. In a statement on Saturday, Olajide Oduyoye, LASTMA general manager, said the incident happened about 5pm on Friday while the officer was on duty around Iganmu-Sifax axis of Apapa. He said the official, who was hit with a large stone, slipped into a [...]

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    VIDEO: I’m not sure if we would be attacked if we visited PDP chairman, says Obaseki

VIDEO: I’m not sure if we would be attacked if we visited PDP chairman, says Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, was attacked on Saturday at the house of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Obaseki alongside Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, and Aderemi Makanjuola, the chancellor of Edo state university, had visited Oshiomhole's house in honour of an invitation. The governor described the attack as unfortunate, wondering why he did not feel [...]

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