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    Group demands public prosecution of policemen involved in shooting of teenager

Group demands public prosecution of policemen involved in shooting of teenager

A group known as Oworo Youth Forum has demanded that the police officers involved in the shooting of 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe must be arrested, paraded and prosecuted publicly. Towolawi Jamiu, a spokesman of the group, made the demand in a statement on Friday. Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos police command, had earlier confirmed to TheCable that two policemen have been arrested [...]

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    Chaos in Abuja community as police officer shoots man

Chaos in Abuja community as police officer shoots man

A violent protest erupted on Monday in Karmo, a suburb of the federal capital territory (FCT), over the killing of a man by a police officer. The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday evening. The victim is said to be one Solomon Eze, a businessman. There are no details yet on why the police officer killed the man. The protesters reportedly threatened to [...]

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    Police inspector ‘kills wife’ in Bayelsa

Police inspector ‘kills wife’ in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state police command has arrested Tuddy Warebayigha, an inspector, who allegedly shot his wife, Charity, over a misunderstanding. Asinim Butswat, police spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, said the suspect has been arrested and detained at the state criminal investigation department. Tuddy was said to have trailed the deceased to the farm at [...]

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    Police: Why we invaded Melaye’s home in Kogi

Police: Why we invaded Melaye’s home in Kogi

The police say the country home of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, was invaded in an attempt to arrest him. Melaye is wanted for the shooting of Danjuma Salihu, a police officer, by thugs said to be loyal to the lawmaker. On Friday, the senator had alleged that the police officers were mobilised by the aide de camp of Kogi governor, [...]

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    Police arrest two suspects in Abraka market shooting

Police arrest two suspects in Abraka market shooting

The Delta state police command says it has arrested two suspects involved in the shooting at Abraka Market. On Friday, three gunmen shot into the market, where traders were still transacting business, allegedly killing four persons, who are reported to be non-natives. In a statement issued on Saturday, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, the state police commissioner, said the suspects are Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, [...]

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    We feel your pains, ANN tells victims of Anambra shooting

We feel your pains, ANN tells victims of Anambra shooting

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political group, has condemned in strong terms the killings at the Catholic Church at Ozubulu, in Anambra state. In a statement on Thursday, the group described the killing as an “unimaginable desecration of the house of God” and “unparalleled disregard for the sanctity of the human life.” Speaking on behalf of the group, Leonard Ebute, [...]

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    The bloodbath in Anambra church

The bloodbath in Anambra church

St Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, a town in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state, on Sunday witnessed a bloodbath earlier today.  Eight people we reportely killed by an unknown gunmen. Below is a video from the scene of the attack. [...]

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    Obiano: Shooting at Catholic church caused by feud between two brothers

Obiano: Shooting at Catholic church caused by feud between two brothers

Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, says preliminary investigation shows that the shooting at St Philip’s Catholic church in Ozubulu was caused by a feud between two brothers from the community who live abroad. A gunman opened fire on worshippers at the church, killing at least eight people. The Anambra state government put the number of those killed at 11. In a statement issued a [...]

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