Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "suicide"

    Banker ‘tortures, murders wife’ in presence of 5-year-old son

Banker ‘tortures, murders wife’ in presence of 5-year-old son

Olaoluwa Adejo, a banker, has been accused of the brutal murder of his wife, Maureen, in the presence of their son.Adejo has been taken into custody by the Lagos state police command.PUNCH reports that Richard, the couple's five-year-old son, gave an eyewitness account of the incident.Richard, who is the eldest of the couple's three children, was quoted as saying that his [...]

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    Suicide bomber hits Adamawa mosque, ‘kills 30’

Suicide bomber hits Adamawa mosque, ‘kills 30’

At least 30 people have reportedly been killed in a suicide attack suspected to be carried out by the Boko Haram sect in Mubi, Adamawa state.A source told TheCable that the attacker struck while prayers were ongoing inside the mosque.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the Adamawa police command, confirmed the tragic incident but did not give the casualty figure.“A boy of [...]

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    Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Edward Soje, a director with the Kogi state civil service, has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree, in the capital, Lokoja.According to NAN, Soje’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Police reports confirm that the 54-year-old took his life some 10 days after [...]

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    Patient ‘recovering’ from monkeypox commits suicide

Patient ‘recovering’ from monkeypox commits suicide

A patient receiving medical care for monkeypox at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide.Ebitimitula Etebu, the state commissioner for health, who disclosed this at a press conference in Yenagoa, the state capital, said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday.He said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of the virus being managed at [...]

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    Director in Lagos civil service ‘commits suicide’

Director in Lagos civil service ‘commits suicide’

Oludare Buraimoh, a director with the Lagos ministry of youths, has reportedly committed suicide in his home.According to NAN, Buraimoh took his life at about 4pm on Monday after attending to Dotun, his son, who was said to be ill.Dotun said he discovered that his father had taken his life after he went to his room to check on him.He [...]

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    Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Maiduguri mosque

Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Maiduguri mosque

A female suicide bomber struck early Monday morning, killing 10 worshippers who came for prayers at a mosque in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable has learnt.A soldier also killed two suicide bombers that were said to be targetting an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the Mamanti area of the ancient city.Usman Yusuf, a witness, told TheCable that [...]

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    13 killed, 24 injured in Maiduguri suicide attack

13 killed, 24 injured in Maiduguri suicide attack

At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured after three male suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IED) at Muna area, Maiduguri, Borno state.Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, told journalists that the first attack took place at  Goni Kachallari village of Jere council.He said Muslim faithful were coming out from the mosque when the attack happened.Chukwu said [...]

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    Five killed in fresh bomb attack in Borno

Five killed in fresh bomb attack in Borno

The Borno state police command on Tuesday said five lives were lost during a bomb attack in Konduga local government area of the state.Victor Isuku, spokesman of the command, confirmed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital.Isuku said three suicide bombers hurriedly detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and two others.“Information received [...]

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    I was sent on suicide mission for refusing to marry Boko Haram commanders, says teenager

I was sent on suicide mission for refusing to marry Boko Haram commanders, says teenager

A suspected female suicide bomber says she was chosen to commit suicide after turning down marriage proposals from three Boko Haram commanders in Sambisa forest.The 14-year-old suspect said was was chosen by Boko Haram leaders to detonate an improvised explosive device (IED) in Maiduguri, together with two other suspects.She was arrested by the military when the trio allegedly came for a suicide mission [...]

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    Security agents foil suicide attack in Maiduguri, kill bombers

Security agents foil suicide attack in Maiduguri, kill bombers

Security operatives foiled an attack in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Monday, killing two female suspects.Damian Chukwu, the state police commissioner, confirmed this in a statement, revealing that one of the bombers died after detonating her bomb.The bombers had attempted entering the state capital through Mamanti village in Jere local government area of the state.“At about 0510hrs, three female [...]

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    Troops foil attack on UNIMAID, kill ‘suicide bomber’

Troops foil attack on UNIMAID, kill ‘suicide bomber’

The Nigeria army foiled a suicide attack on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) around 11pm on Sunday, killing only the suspected bomber.A witness told TheCable that one of the officers sighted the suspect as he tried to gain entry into the institution.After he was killed, security was beefed up in the area.Presently, men of the civil defence, police and the [...]

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    Over 300 million people living with depression, says WHO

Over 300 million people living with depression, says WHO

More than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO).The UN agency released the estimates ahead of World Health Day on April 7. [...]

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    Nigeria’s angry children of suicide

Nigeria’s angry children of suicide

I once wrote about Nigeria’s “children of anger”, but the country seems to have progressed from anger to clinical depression, resulting in a rise not merely in social aggressiveness, but a determination by certain individuals to escape from it all. The percentage of Nigerians seeking escape through suicide nonetheless remains small relative to the size of the population, but the [...]

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    Ghosts of my creditors were haunting me, says woman who wanted to jump into lagoon

Ghosts of my creditors were haunting me, says woman who wanted to jump into lagoon

Taiwo Momoh, the woman who attempted to dive into the lagoon on Friday, has blamed the "ghosts of her creditors" for her action.Momoh, a textile trader, who resides in the Lekki area of the state, told policemen who rescued her that she wanted to commit suicide because she was indebted to Swiss textile dealers.She said her problem started in 2015, [...]

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    Suicide bomber ‘gunned down’ at Borno IDP camp

Suicide bomber ‘gunned down’ at Borno IDP camp

Security operatives in Borno state killed a suicide bomber, who attempted to penetrate a transit camp of internally displaced persons on Saturday.According to PRNigeria, the strange behaviour of the attacker drew the attention of the security personnel a the camp located in Muna garage in Maiduguri, the state capital.He was said to have been shot before he could detonate the [...]

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    Suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, ‘kill 9’

Suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, ‘kill 9’

Two suicide bombers struck in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, in the early hours of Saturday, killing nine people.Sani Datti, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said 24 persons who sustained injuries have been taken to hospitals.A witness said the first attack, which occurred at 6am, was in front of a camp for the internally displaced persons (IDP), [...]

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