Friday, November 28, 2014

Gunmen kidnap Nsukka town union president


       Mr Augustine Alumona, the President, Nsukka Town Development Union, has been kidnapped by gunmen.Alumona was kidnapped on the new Opi-Ugwugo Nike road on his way to Enugu on Thursday.
         A close relation of the victim who pleaded anonymity saidin Nsukka on Friday that Alumona left home at about 6a.m. on Thursday.“I saw him on Thursday morning when he said he was going to Enugu to attend a meeting.“I was surprised some hours later when the news of his kidnap came.“He is an easy-going human being who has been piloting the affairs of the town very well.“I wonder why he will be a target of kidnap’’, he said.The Secretary General of Oha Nsukka Assembly,   Mr Ikechukwu Obayi, described the incident as shocking and unbelievable.“Alumona is a good man who has been conducting the affairs of the community to the admiration of members of the general public, as he could hardly hurt a fly.“The matter has been reported to Enugu state police command and I hoped that he will be rescued soonest’’, he said.The Area Commander of Nigeria Police Nsukka, Mr Musa Haladu, confirmed the incident.He, however, said the matter was being handled by Enugu state command “since it is within its jurisdiction.’’Haladu said the police will soon uncover the circumstances surrounding the kidnap.Alumona hails from Echara in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State (NAN)

Ebola: Sperm can carry Ebola for 82 days -WHO


        Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said Friday, urging men recovering from the disease to use condoms for three months after the onset of symptoms.“Because of the potential to transmit the virus sexually during this time, they should maintain good personal hygiene after masturbation, and either abstain from sex (including oral sex) for three months after onset of symptoms, or use condoms if abstinence is not possible,” the WHO said in a statement.In four studies, on a total of 43 patients, three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen 40 days, 61 days and 82 days respectively after the onset of symptoms.
       The WHO said that no case of sexual transmission of Ebola had been documented, and that it was unclear whether semen that tests positive for Ebola is actually infectious.The four studies were carried out in different countries, with the first dating back more than 30 years.Ebola is highly contagious but, even if a person is infected, the virus can only be passed on once symptoms appear and only through direct contact with bodily fluids.Symptoms of Ebola include fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases bleeding

Nekked Justice: A thief stripped, wrapped in clingfilm and publicly humiliated( Photo)

    Valentino Abeyta Barrera had his pants pulled down and was wrapped in plastic cellophane following the shameless attempted robbery.Police were called to the incident in Santiago, Chile and tried to speak to Barrera but he declined to comment, asking only that he be freed.After the 32-year-old arrived at the police station, he chose not file a complaint and the alleged victim of the man's attack also declined. Photos of the naked crook quickly went viral online but also ignited a row over vigilante justice.Daniela Montoya Pazo said: "They just had to arrest him, not beat him. This kind of thing puts us at the same level as the criminals."

Amazing! Julius Aghahowa's 13 year old daughter release her first book


       The only daughter of former Super Eagles ace striker Julius Aghahowa, Isabel Aghahowa, recently released her first book - a work of fiction titled The Ellegers, and she's just 13 years old. Her birthday is actually today. Happy birthday Isabel.The 165 page book can be bought on Amazon - here. Isabel, who is studying in the UK, is also a budding actress. Smart young girl!

Somewhere else: Pregnant mum-of-six tells son she's going for shopping - but flies to Australia to meet internet lover

         A mother-of-six has been handed a suspended prison sentence after flying to Australia, telling her son that she going to the supermarket.The woman, who cannot be named, left her 14-year-old son with the responsibility of looking after his five siblings so she could stay with a boyfriend down under.The teenager called his grandparents after his mother did not return and they alerted authorities to her absence.The mother ignored messages from her parents and authorities while she was in Australia and deleted her social media accounts. She then returned six weeks later when she was arrested upon arrival.Judge Murray Creed said that what the mother had done was "plainly a serious matter", giving her a six month prison sentence suspended for two years.Creed said that the children had been brought up in "a satisfactory and supportive way throughout their lives so far"."You've cared for them against a difficult background", he said. "You didn't appreciate you'd done anything wrong and were not prepared to return."The children are now residing with their grandparents following the verdict.Via.ibtimes

Style Twins: Kate Henshaw Vs Pres Goodluck Jonathan

                                                                 Who rock it better?

Kano mosque blasts: 92 people confirmed dead, 126 injured

          At least more than 92 people have been confirmed  dead and also more that 126 injured on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at a mosque of one of Nigeria’s top Islamic leaders. AFP reporter confirmed that 92peple dead at one hospital morgue...The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in the mainly Muslim north of the country, came just as Friday prayers had got under way.The mosque is attached to the palace of the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, Nigeria’s second most senior Muslim cleric, who just last week urged civilians to take up arms against Boko Haram.The blasts came after a bomb attack was foiled against a mosque in the northeastern city of Maiduguri earlier on Friday, five days after two female suicide bombers killed over 45 people in the city.National police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu told AFP that the bombers blew themselves up in quick succession then “gunmen opened fire on those who were trying to escape”

Crazy : Couple Forces Children To Live With Dead Body

          A Holly Hill man was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of living with a body.Todd Christopher LaDuke, 39, was convicted of two felony counts of child neglect and a misdemeanor count for failing to report a body to the medical examiner.LaDuke was arrested last Halloween along with co-defendant Nicole Scalise after investigators discovered the body of Tiffany Kain, 33, in her bedroom.Officials said she had been dead for at least three weeks.LaDuke and Scalise were living off her Social Security money, according to investigators.Police were responding to a well-being check on Kain, who suffered from spina bifida and multiple sclerosis, neighbors said.The Agency for Persons with Disabilities contacted police after they failed to reach her.LaDuke and Scalise were living across the hall in another bedroom with a 6-year-old and a 11-year-old children in deplorable conditions, investigators added.Police reports say that both defendants had clear knowledge of the obvious odor and were living without water and illegally obtaining electrify by bypassing the meter by using jumpers.There was also evidence of animal feces and urine throughout the living area.Via.Click Orlando reports:

Teenager who had no idea she was pregnant gives birth on the bathroom floor having thought she had food poisoning


        Struck by an overwhelming sense of nausea, Gemma Armstrong thought she was suffering a bout of food poisoning.Returning from work last Monday the 19-year-old made a dash for the bathroom.
         But rather than a nasty case of gastroenteritis, the teenager was shocked to be in the early stages of labour.Miss Armstrong, from Alness, Ross-Shire, Scotland, had no idea she was pregnant.She developed no tell-tale bump and just a month before giving birth to her surprise daughter Orla, the teenager had worn a bikini on a beach holiday in Malta – where partner Daniel Degan works. Gemma Armstrong gave birth on the bathroom floor – after having no idea she was pregnant and believing she was suffering from food poisoning. Here, she is pictured with daugher Orla Degan.With her partner Daniel Degan abroad, Miss Armstrong turned to his mother Katrina and sister Eilidh.The pair delivered their granddaughter and niece on the bathroom floor of their Alness home.Miss Armstrong said: ‘I had absolutely no idea.  ‘I made Sunday dinner the night before and was up all night with sickness and thought I had given myself food poisoning.‘I went to work on Monday morning, came back at 5pm, went to the toilet and that is when my partner’s mother realised that I was having a baby and she delivered her on the bathroom floor with the help of my partner’s sister.’Mr Degan flew home immediately after receiving a call to say he had become a father.Miss Armstrong described the two-hour labour as a ‘real family effort’.Ms Degan helped her throughout, and his sister cut the umbilical cord.                                                             
      A paramedic team arrived at the Degan’s home for ‘the last little push’, but as far as Miss Armstrong is concerned, Ms Degan was her chief midwife.Orla, who weighed 7lbs 9oz, was perfectly healthy when she was born. Mother and baby were taken to hospital for a check-up and spent two nights on the maternity ward while experts monitored their progress.‘The paramedics took us in because it was such a shock for everyone,’ Miss Armstrong said.‘I did everything you’re not supposed to do when you’re pregnant,’ she explainedTwo months before giving birth she enjoyed a trip to Alton Towers Theme Park and flew on holiday just a month before her daughter’s arrival.  ‘I had no big bump, I was in a bikini on the beach in Malta a month ago,’ she said.Although still in shock, Miss Armstrong and partner Mr Degan, 24, have fallen in love with their first child, who they call their ‘little surprise’.She described her baby as ‘perfect’, adding she just sleeps and eats and only wakes twice in the night.
        ‘I just sit and stare at her, everyone is so delighted,’ she said. Miss Armstrong announced the birth of her daughter on her Facebook page as the ‘best and most surprising case of food poisoning in the world. Not the toilet trip I expected’.Mr Degan had planned to come home from Malta early as a surprise on November 19.But Miss Armstrong said she got her surprise in first with the arrival of Orla on November 17.They have been overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and family, they said.‘She is a little celebrity,’ Miss Armstrong said. ‘Everybody seems to know about Orla and everybody has been so good to us, it’s amazing.‘We had nothing for a baby as people usually have nine months to prepare and we didn’t even have nine hours, but now we have everything as we have had so many presents.’Miss Armstrong was lucky enough not to worry about telling her work colleagues that she had to take last-minute maternity leave as her father is the boss of the company.

I’m so lucky as I probably would’ve got my P45 anywhere else,’ she quipped.Via. 1clicknews

Somewhere else :5000 Buffalo slaughtered for a ceremony to bring 'worshippers' good luck


    More than 250,000 animals are being lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats are sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess.Millions of Hindus flock to the ceremony, which is held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the Indian border. The festival is 'kicked off' with the ritual slaughter of five thousand buffalo in a field near the temple, after which two days of ritual animal slaughter takes place. 

Blessing of the weapons: Butchers raise their swords while performing rituals on Thursday night, before the sacrificial ceremony today
     Animal rights activists such as PETA are campaigning to halt the mass animal-slaughter, but despite their efforts, the organisers of the festival has promised that this year will be the biggest yet. About 2.5 million devotees  have turned out for the festival, according to local government official Yogendra Prasad Dulal, who said it was 'impossible to estimate' the total number of animals sacrificed so far. 'It has been a grand day,' Mangal Chaudhary, head priest at a the Gadhimai temple said. 'The buffalo sacrifice has ended, but we will continue the rituals with goats and other animals for one more day,'                                                                
Meat all around: The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to PETA
     On the first day, worshippers slaughtered more than 6,000 buffaloes, which were coralled into holding pens in the fields, along with at least 100,000 goats and other animals, Chaudhary said.The festivities will continue on Saturday when at least another 100,000 animals will die in the name of goddess Gadhimai. More than 80 per cent of Nepal's 27 million people are Hindus, but unlike most of their counterparts in neighbouring India, they frequently sacrifice animals to appease deities during festivals.
More than two million Hindu devotees are set to take part in the festival, which is held at the temple every five years
     Authorities deployed hundreds of police personnel to make sure there were no clashes between activists and the devotees.'It is a ritual connected with people's faith,' said Yogendra Dulal, an assistant administrator of the Bara district, where the temple is located. 'We can't hurt their sentiments and ban the practice.'  Worshippers believe the animal sacrifice, meant to appease Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power, brings them luck and prosperity.The ritual began at dawn with a ceremonial 'pancha bali' or the sacrifice of five animals, comprising a rat, a goat, a rooster, a pig and a pigeon. 
Cleanse: Hindu devotees take bath to purify themselves in the pond of Gadhimai Temple to please goddess Gadhimai

     Although cows are considered sacred by Hindu's, the thousands of animals seen slaughtered in these pictures are buffalo. About 6,000 buffaloes were held in an open-air pen prior to being beheaded by butchers using swords and large curved knives. Thousands of goats and chickens will also be sacrificed before the festival ends on Saturday, temple officials said. The heads of the sacrificed animals will be buried in a huge pit while the animal hides and skin will be sold to traders who have contracted to buy them.'It is not proper to kill animals in the name of religion,' Uttam Kafle, of rights group Animal Nepal, told Reuters by telephone from the site.'We are trying to convince the people that they can worship at the shrine peacefully and without being cruel to animals.'India's Supreme Court recently asked the government to stop the illegal movement of animals into Nepal for the ceremony.

Controller of prisons bags seven years jail term for fraud

See the EFCC press statement below

          The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on  Friday 28, 2014, secured the conviction of a top prison officer as Justice J.J Majebi of the Kogi State High Court, Okene, convicted and sentenced Joseph Friday Idachaba, Deputy Controller of Prisons, to 7 years imprisonment for offences bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. The convict is to pay the sum of N1, 403,114.09 in restitution to Nigeria Prison Service.Arraigned in 2012 on a three-count charge, the convict was found guilty on count three of the charge by the trial judge, who, however, acquitted him on two remaining counts.Count three of the charge reads: "That you Joseph Friday Idachaba (m) being a deputy comptroller of Nigeria Prisons Service, and Onoja D. Ruth (IP) also a staff of Nigeria Prison Service, sometime between July, 2012 to February 2013 at Lokoja, Kogi State did with intent to defraud obtained N1,403,114.09 only from the Federal Government of Nigeria via the Nigeria Prison Service with pretence that same amount was the payment of monthly salaries from Nigeria Prison Service, which amount was credited into the UBA Plc account No 2054047736 belonging to one Opia Mohammed Ugbade (now at large), through NIGSS electronic fund transfer (NEFT) between July 2012-to February 2013, that the said Opia Mohammed Ugbade’s name found in the Nigeria Prison Service electronic payroll is not a staff of the Service which pretence you knew to be false and hereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) paragraphs A&B and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Free Fraud and Other Related Offences Act." 

Man buys a £600,000 sports car, then crashes it 24 hours later

         Images of the wrecked car, of which on 375 were made, quickly circulated around social media.It is unknown if the driver has been charged of dangerous driving or speeding.Let’s just hope he had insurance. 
      The unnamed motorist picked up the $1 million (£636,000) 2015 McLaren P1 from the showroom in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday.Unfortunately the 27-year-old only got to enjoy his new ride for less than 24 hours, as he lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Wednesday morning, according to police.The driver and his 24-year-old passenger were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, however the car was completely ruined.

Was actor Shia LaBeouf RAPED by a woman on Valentine's Day? Read his interview below

          Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf has claimed that he was raped on Valentine’s Day during his week-long #IAMSORRY performance art installation.Over a course of five days, the star, 28, took up residency in a small room of the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles.There, the public were invited to visit him one-on-one and tell them exactly what they thought of him as he sat with a brown paper bag over his head, which had the words: ‘I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE,’ written on it.
      In an email interview with Dazed Digital however, he alleges that on the third day, he was stripped and raped, while both the woman’s boyfriend and his own girlfriend also stood in-line to see him.‘One woman came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened. [She] whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me.’ Adding: ‘There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well.’
      Although describing it as ‘painful,’ and saying that his girlfriend Mia Goth – who he has been with for two years – was aware, he made no mention as to whether he attempted to stop the alleged attack or reported it to police.‘It was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event. We [he and Goth] were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it traveled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.


Do you know that Daniel Okereke was ONCE a gospel singer? Watch his video below

      The Alleged serial rapist, Prince Daniel Okereke, who has been accused or raping several ladies and women used to be a gospel singer...imagine! His first gospel single and video via his record label Kings Unit Entertainment, released a year ago.The song is titled “Seek Ye First”, based on the Bible scripture Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Housewife dumps day-old baby into toilet

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        The residents in Okpoko of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State were, on Thursday, shocked when the news broke that a housewife in the community, names withheld, had dumped her newborn baby into the toilet.She was said to have a protruded stomach, a peculiar nature that made many people in the area, not to be aware that she was pregnant.She decided to dump the newborn baby into the toilet, to save her the agony of nursing a baby, which, she said, could disturb her business.Nigerian Tribune gathered that when a member of the family, her brother-in-law, wanted to use the toilet, he discovered that water could not flush the waste, as his faeces remained floating.
         Her brother-in-law, a soource revealed, therefore, decided to deep his hand into the toilet, and discovered, to his surprise, that a placenta had been dumped into the toilet, a situation which made him to scream, attracting other residents to the scene, who in utter disbelief, removed the lifeless baby from the toilet.When the whole family met shortly after the incident and summoned other family members, some of them saw traces of blood stain on the woman’s clothes, the wife of their elder brother, but she refused to give details of the bizarre act, and even denied knowledge of what happened.She was thereafter taken to a maternity home where it was confirmed that she had given birth to a baby, but when the husband was contacted, he said his wife was in police custody and declined further comments.When contacted, the Anambra command Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Uche Eze, said they had not heard about the matter, but said if it was true, they would receive full details of the report from the DPO of Okpoko Police Station.Via.Tribune

Dora Akunyili's Daughter, Njideka Akunyili Wins International Award

       . The daughter of the late Professor Dora Akunyili, Njideka Akunyili has not only made her family, but also Nigeria proud as she has been announced the 2014 winner of James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.This makes her the eleventh winner of the $25 000 award, which recognizes an artist younger than 50 who has produced a significant body of work and consistently demonstrates exceptional creativity. She was selected by an independent panel of jurors who recognized her paintings,according to reports. Congratulations

Riot in Lekki Lagos between Okada riders, thugs and police


          There was a rort  this morning in Lekki Phase 1 following thugs/motorcycle riders clash. The cause of the riot has not been fully established but according to some residents, the chairman of the Eti-Osa local government area allegedly engaged the services of touts to confiscate any motorcycle seen within the area.The touts allegedly beat up one of the Okada men after he refused to let them seize his motorcycle and this led to a serious fight between some of the Okada men, bus drivers and the thugs. The police was immediately called in to stop the riot from escalating. The gate leading to the estate was shut immediately. See more photos below... 

Trey Songz celebrates his 30th Birthday #TRIGGA30


Happy birthday Trey Songz

The bromance is real.
       This week Trey Songz threw a huge carnival-themed party to celebrate his 30th complete with bumper cars, basketball and giant teddy bears. The 'Smart Phones' singer was joined by friends Kid Ink, Mila J andChris Brown, who was by his side the entire night and even sung him a special rendition of 'Happy Birthday' as Trey blew out the candles on his carnival-cake. Chris Brown and Trey Songz recently announced that they will be joined by special guest Tyga for a collaborative US tour titled 'Between The Sheets Tour,' starting in 2015.Watch Chris Brown take the mic below and celebrate with his friend. 


Too immature to be a supermodel? Meet the controversial nine-year-old fashion star dubbed ‘the most beautiful girl in the world'


       Kristina Pimenova may only be nine years old, but she's been a hugely successful model since the age of three, and is widely touted 'the most beautiful girl in the world.'Kristina, from Moscow, Russia, has been walking catwalks since the age of four, graced the prestigious cover of Vogue Bambini when she was seven, and has already been the face of Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Benetton, among others.
      She also has a legion of fans - more than two million Facebook followers - but also a large handful of concerned critics who insist she's being sexualized. Indeed, recent comments on her Instagram photos include users declaring her a 'babe' and praising her 'long legs. With her long honey blonde hair, piercing azure eyes and angelic facial features, Kristina's breathtaking beauty is undeniable.Her mother Glikeriya Shirokova, unsurprisingly a former model herself, seemingly manages her daughter's career and mans her various social media accounts.She regularly updates Kristina's Instagram feed with photos of her, both professional and candid, and states that Kristina 'DOES NOT post on the internet. Although she only models children's clothing, and wears little - if any - make-up in her professional shots, photos which involve her wearing shorts or little skirts often invite disturbing comments.             
        'Creepy pic for a child,' writes one commenter of a candid photo of Kristina wearing leopard print hot pants, while another, seemingly male user, wrote: 'I like it.'In response to one comment about Kristina's 'sexy legs', another wrote: 'Treating a child like a adult, taking adult style photos is so wrong.'You are sexifying your daughter and parents like you are the reason why girls grow up to have many    issues... also there are so many sick ppl out their that look at these in sexually ways.'My child would never ever ever ever ever wear shorts this tight and small ever [sic]. Some argue that Kristina's photos are entirely innocent and that adults are projecting their own agendas onto essentially neutral images.

          ' You can say her expression is sultry in her photos, or suggestive, or too mature,' one London-based model agent, who prefers to remain anonymous, tells MailOnline.'Or you can say she looks moody and sulky. Essentially, you're just looking at a girl who happens to be extraordinary beautiful. Perhaps if her face was that of an average-looking child, no-one would be having this conversation.'Via.daily mail

NYC: Police officer shot in the face while responding to call


        A Putnam County deputy sheriff was shot in the face this evening at 943 Crooked Creek Road, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills.
The call came in to PCSO at 7:48 p.m. from a woman who said her daughter was babysitting at that address and that a man was holding her against her will.
      Thaddeus Dennis and Barak Wood were the deputies who responded, according to Sills, and Wood was shot almost as soon as he got to the scene and stepped out of his patrol car.
Wood was taken to Putnam General Hospital where he was treated, Sills said; the weapon used was a shotgun, but Sills said he did not know if it contained pellets or birdshot.Sills said Donovan Ray Dann, 23, walked out of the woods and surrendered to Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massey and PCSO Capt. Anthony Frazier at 9:25 p.m.
       Sills said he had called Dann’s cellphone and sent him at least one text message, but he said he did not know if that had had an impact on Dann’s surrender.  Sills said a 2-year-old child who was in the trailer was taken into protective custody by deputies.Dann is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and “a bunch of other (charges),” Sill said; he is being processed at the Putnam County jail, according to the sheriff.You have to be some kinda crazy to shoot a police officer in the face! Now let’s see how THESE charges play out.via The Gatonton Messenger

Boko Haram kills 5 soldiers, 30 hunters in roadside bombing


       No fewer than 35 people, including five military personnel and a local hunter, were said to have been killed by a bomb explosion yesterday morning around Mararaba-Mubi area of Adamawa State.An eyewitness told newsmen in Yola, the state capital, that a combined team of the military and hunters were on routine patrol of the area following their successful recapture of Mubi town when the bomb planted by the insurgents exploded, killing 35 of them instantly.
      According to the eyewitness, the scene of the blast was a busy area where people gathered to transact business, adding that the explosive might have been planted there overnight while it went off in the morning as people gathered there.The eyewitness, who spoke to newsmen on phone, said the military had converted the venue of the blast to a checkpoint, since people were always at the spot in large numbers.
        According to him, “my house is some metres from the scene of the incident. I stood outside my compound watching the suburb and all of a sudden, I heard a loud bang which shook the entire surroundings. The few people who were returning to the area started running away and the area was immediately cordoned off by the military.” The explosion prompted the military authorities to declare the area “a no go place” and advised returning villagers and passers-by to be extra cautious along the routes.
       The authorities also cautioned the people to be wary of strange objects and polythene bags within their reach, advising that they might be explosives fashioned out to look attractive for unsuspecting victims.Meanwhile, hundreds of local hunters keeping vigil with the military in the recovered areas of Adamawa State have vowed to ensure that the sect members are completely chased outThe hunters, who were returning to the recaptured areas of Mubi and its environs, told newsmen, yesterday, in Yola that their major pre-occupation now was to ensure that the area is completely secured for the inhabitants to return to their homes.The leader of the hunters, Young Moris, pledged that they will do everything to ensure that Michika and Madagali are equally rid of the insurgents very soon.

Nyanya bombing: Police has deny having hand in Ogwuche's trial

          Nigeria Police High Command has denied arraigning suspected terrorist, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who allegedly masterminded the bombing of Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja on April 14, 2014. The Force Headquarters said its role in the Ogwuche’s arrest was based on information by the Department of the State Service, DSS. The clarification was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the ForcePublic Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu. The statement reads: “For the record, at no time did the Nigeria Police arraign the suspect in court for terrorism related offences. Moreover, the purported prosecution/arraignment by the police could not have happened as the police could not prosecute a suspect it never arrested, never investigated nor had in its custody. “It is therefore grossly erroneous, mischievous and malicious to impute lack of diligent prosecution to the police. The Nigeria Police Force is manifestly and positively committed to the will of Nigerians to rid the nation of violent crimes like terrorism. Many of our officers have paid the supreme sacrifice on account of this.
           “The police while respecting the rights of the media to publish, however, appeals that due diligent check be observed to ensure that misleading information is not disseminated to the reading public. “The attention of the Nigeria Police High Command has been drawn to a most misleading media report that charges filed by the Nigeria Police at the Federal High Court, Abuja were struck out for lack of diligent prosecution in respect of the suspected terrorist Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche. “It would be recalled that the Department of State Security (DSS), that had intelligence on the Nyanya Bombing and was investigating it, made a formal request to the Nigeria Police to assist in extraditing one Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche to Nigeria from Sudan, through the Interpol channel of which the Nigeria Police is well versed. “It was at this stage and for this reason that the Nigeria Police Force filed charges against the suspected fugitive Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, based on information that he fled to Sudan. “The filing of charges against the suspect is a legal procedure to enable the Nigeria Police formally request the Sudanese authorities to grant Nigeria’s extradition request in respect of the suspected fugitive. 
         “For the records, copy of filed charge(s) against a fugitive must be appended to documents in support of extradition request made to the host country, which in this case, is Sudan. “These facts were made known to the court when it insisted on the production of the accused even before his extradition to Nigeria. “Following Ogwuche’s extradition which the Nigeria Police accomplished successfully, the DSS, obtained a court order to remand the suspect for an initial period of three months in line with the Prevention of Terrorism Act and also liaised with the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation to undertake his prosecution,” Ojukwu said. 

Residents flee their villages after receiving letter from Boko Haramfi

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         Residents of Kukawa and Gubio villages in Borno state have fled their villages after they reportedly received a letter from Boko Haram informing them of an impending attack on their communities.A resident of the village, Modu Kaka who spoke with Sahara Reporters, said immediately they received the letter, thousands of residents fled."They had attacked other local government areas around us. So when we received threat letters from Boko Haram that they would attack us soon, we all had to flee for our lives. We heard what happened to people in Damasak where a similar threat was made and carried by Boko Haram.” he saidA senior Bono state government official who hails from Gubio, one of the villages reportedly written to, confirmed the mass exodus of the villagers from their villages to the state capital, Maiduguri where some of them have either settled in with relatives or moved into the Internally Displaced Peoples camps.


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