Monday, August 5, 2019

Tag "Nyanya blast"

    Ogechi, Nyanya blast victim, dies ‘in pains’

Ogechi, Nyanya blast victim, dies ‘in pains’

Ogechi Emeto — the victim of the May 1 Nyanya bomb blast whose mother recently cried out for government help — has died.On Monday during TheCable's routine check on the Emeto family for updates on the 15-year-old's medical progress, the family revealed that she died on June 12 of the severe burns and multiple fractures she sustained during the blast.On May 17 when TheCable [...]

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    Nigeria ‘bungling’ Ogwuche’s extradition

Nigeria ‘bungling’ Ogwuche’s extradition

Nigeria has been unable to extradite Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the suspected co-mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya blast, from Sudan because of a procedural failure, a Sudanese newspaper has reported.Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast that killed 75 persons at a bus station, while security agencies declared Ogwuche wanted. He was eventually arrested by Interpol in Sudan.But initial hopes [...]

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    Heeeeeeeelp! Boko Haram’s victim cries out

Heeeeeeeelp! Boko Haram’s victim cries out

An eerie air hangs over the Intensive Care Unit of Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja as Mrs Love Emeto, a widow whose daughter, Ogechi Emeto,15, was caught up in the May Day bomb blast at Nyanya waits for news about her daughter’s state. She has been at the hospital since the day her daughter was admitted spending rough nights and irksome [...]

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UPDATED: 5 to face trial for Nyanya bombing

Suspected members of Boko Haram who allegedly carried out the April 14, 2014 bombing of a bus garage at Nyanya, near Abuja, were paraded before journalists on Monday by the State Security Service (SSS).Over 70 persons were confirmed dead in the blast which the insurgents' leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for in a video message three weeks later.All the five [...]

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    Massive security operation ahead of WEF

Massive security operation ahead of WEF

The Inspector General of Police has ordered massive security cordon of the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the World Economic Forum.Mohammed Abubakar said it was necessary to ensure a hitch-free take off of World Economic Forum in Abuja on Wednesday.He directed the "immediate deployment of men and equipment in the city centre and satellite towns for conducive, safe, and secure [...]

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    20 bodies yet to be claimed

20 bodies yet to be claimed

The bodies of the 20 victims killed in the May Day Nyanya blast are yet to be claimed by their relatives.As a result, the morgues of Abuja hospitals have been overstretched, according to the Minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed.He appealed to the relatives to come forward and claim the corpses.Mohammed made the appeal on Saturday after visiting four FCT General [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: US marines in Abuja over insecurity

EXCLUSIVE: US marines in Abuja over insecurity

US marines are in Nigeria to help the country's security services tackle increasing threats, TheCable understands.Nigeria is playing host to the 7th World Economic Forum Africa in Abuja next week amid heightened security challenges.The summit is expected to be attended by over 10 heads of state and government as well as over 900 delegates from 70 countries.Presidents of Algeria, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, [...]

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    Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan held a high-level security meeting in Aso Rock focussing on the latest blast at Nyanya and the kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok.He also named a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of the Abducted Female Students at Government Secondary School, Chibok.The meeting had ended with a decision to set up a fact-finding committee comprising security agencies, civil [...]

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    Nyanya blast: National Hospital overwhelmed

Nyanya blast: National Hospital overwhelmed

The National Hospital, Abuja, is overwhelmed with the number of blast victims it has had to deal with in recent times.Thursday night's blast at Nyanya, near Abuja, has compounded the problem, according to the hospital's spokesman, Dr Tayo Haastrup, who said nine persons were receiving treatment.He said medical personnel have been mobilised to attend to the injured and many of [...]

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    UPDATE: Nyanya blast death toll now 25

UPDATE: Nyanya blast death toll now 25

A bomb went off at Nyanya near Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday evening, killing six persons instantly.Six persons, who were injured as at first count, were evacuated to the hospital by men of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).The death toll soon rose to nine, while 14 more people were confirmed to have sustained injuries, bringing the number of people [...]

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