Thursday, November 16, 2017

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    11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

Unknown gunmen have attacked Makera community in Riyom local government area of Plateau state, killing 11 persons.Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the gunmen attacked the villagers while they were returning from the market on Tuesday night.“Yesterday (Tuesday), at about 7:30pm, unknown gunmen attacked villagers who were coming back from Makera community [...]

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    IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed the killing, said the irate youth also injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.The attack came amid reports that members of the group were killed during [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Seven persons were reportedly killed on Friday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.The insurgents were said to have stormed the camp in two Hilux trucks at about 11pm.Bamus Garba, an eyewitness, told TheCable that the insurgents attacked the camp from the rear, firing an RPG into [...]

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    Don’t succumb to intimidation, NLC tells EFCC

Don’t succumb to intimidation, NLC tells EFCC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) not to succumb to intimidation.The NLC said this while reacting to the attack by gunmen at the head office of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday.In a statement issued on Friday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, condemned the attack, describing it as corruption fighting back.Wabba recalled an [...]

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    How anti-Buhari protesters ‘escaped death’ at Wuse market

How anti-Buhari protesters ‘escaped death’ at Wuse market

Some members of the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement, which is leading a protest demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign, escaped death by the whiskers on Tuesday.A group of young men attacked the protesters led by Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, at the Wuse market in Abuja.TheCable gathered that Charly Boy went to the market [...]

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    Ozubulu: It wasn’t a terror attack — Obiano disagrees with Nnamdi Kanu

Ozubulu: It wasn’t a terror attack — Obiano disagrees with Nnamdi Kanu

Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, says the shooting of worshippers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, was not a terror attack.A lone gunman opened fire on worshippers at the church on Sunday, killing 12 people. Rumours had rippled, most especially on social media, that the attack of was the handiwork of a terror group.Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People [...]

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    Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

The Anambra state police command says it has arrested suspects involved in the killings at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu.Nkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.She said the suspects, whose identities she refused to reveal, were arrested on Monday.“This is a very sensitive investigation so you people (journalists) have to help us,” she told TheCable.“As soon [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: ‘Drug baron’, ‘lover of God’… meet the ‘bishop’ believed to be the target of Anambra shooting

CLOSE-UP: ‘Drug baron’, ‘lover of God’… meet the ‘bishop’ believed to be the target of Anambra shooting

The name Aloysius Ikegwuonu has been trending on social media since the devastating attack at St. Philip's Catholic church in Ozubulu, Anambra state. After visiting the church, Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, said the incident was the fallout of a feud between two brothers who are based abroad.Reports have it that the gunman had invaded the church in search of Ikegwuonu, popularly [...]

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    Anambra church attack an ‘unspeakable sacrilege’, says Buhari

Anambra church attack an ‘unspeakable sacrilege’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu in Anambra state, describing it as “unspeakable sacrilege.”An unidentified gunman had invaded the church during the 6:30 am mass on Sunday, opening fire on the worshippers.At least 12 people were killed in the attack, while 18 sustained injuries.In a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to [...]

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    The generating set suddenly developed a fault — witness speaks on Anambra church attack

The generating set suddenly developed a fault — witness speaks on Anambra church attack

Worshippers at St. Philips Catholic church in Ozubulu, Anambra state, were in darkness when a gunman invaded the church and opened fire on them.An unidentified gunman had invaded the church during the 6:30 am mass, killing 12 worshippers and injuring many others.A witness, who simply identified herself as a choir member, told NAN that the church was dark when the [...]

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    Police: Anambra gunman spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

Police: Anambra gunman spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

Garba Umar, commissioner of the Anambra state police command, has dismissed the insinuation that the Boko Haram sect carried out the attack at St. Philip Catholic church in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.Speaking with reporters after visiting the scene of the attack, Umar said investigation showed that the attacker spoke in Igbo dialect while shooting his victims.Gunmen had [...]

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    Police: 33 killed in farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

Police: 33 killed in farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

Kaduna state police on Wednesday confirmed the death of 33 villagers in Kajuru local government area of the state, due to an outbreak of violence between suspected herdsmen and farmers.A total of 27 Fulani people living in the area were killed by the villagers in two separate attacks, while six villagers died.Agyole Abeh, the state commissioner for police, said at [...]

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    One killed, ten injured as man runs van into London mosque

One killed, ten injured as man runs van into London mosque

A 48-year-old man in the early hours of Monday ran a van into worshippers in a mosque in Finsbury, London, killing one and leaving 10 others injured.The driver was alleged to have screamed, "I'm going to kill all Muslims," before plunging the white van  into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers in Seven Sisters Road at [...]

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    London terror attack victim dies ‘after fighting for her life’

London terror attack victim dies ‘after fighting for her life’

Andreea Cristea, a Romanian woman who fell into the Thames during the Westminster terror attack, has died.A family statement on Thursday confirmed her death.Cristea, 31, is the fifth victim of the attack on 22 March, in which Khalid Masood drove into crowds on Westminster Bridge then stabbed a policeman to death, before being shot dead himself.The couple was in London [...]

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    India arrests five over attack on Nigerians

India arrests five over attack on Nigerians

The police in India have arrested five people over the attacks on Nigerian students in Greater Noida, a town in the northern part of the country.At least four Nigerians sustained injuries in the attacks, which began following the death of a 15-year-old who was alleged to have consumed drugs given to him by Nigerians.TheCable had reported how a black student [...]

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    London attack: Seven arrests made in overnight raids

London attack: Seven arrests made in overnight raids

Seven suspects have been arrested over Wednesday’s attack in central London, near UK Parliament.Mark Rowley, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, said the suspects were arrested during overnight raids conducted at six different locations in Birmingham and at other locations across the country.The top terror chief said the attack left four people dead, while another 29 have been treated in hospitals. He added [...]

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