Monday, April 7, 2014

Zamfara Attacks: IGP Orders Massive deployment of Special Forces; aerial Surveillance to commence

As part of wider strategies at tackling the recurrent attacks on some Zamfara communities, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc, has ordered the immediate massive deployment of Special Forces which comprises Ten (10) Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF), Three (3) Units of Conventional Policemen, a Unit of Counter-Terrorism personnel, Border Patrol Teams and Force Intelligence personnel drawn from various Squadrons and Commands to reinforce the operation of the existing Force in the affected areas. In addition, the Air Wing of the Nigeria Police will commence aerial patrol and surveillance in order to efficiently and effectively monitor the situation.

Weekly report from Police commands: Monday Highlights

I. Arrested Armed Robbers: 17
II. Recovered Weapon: 15, Ammunition: 70, Cartridge: 19
III. Foiled Robbery: 4
IV. Recovered Vehicles: 2
V. Recovered Motor Cycle: 1
1. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERY OF WEAPON (‪#‎KADUNA‬ STATE): On 31.03.2014 at about 11:00PM, Police Patrol Team along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway intercepted an unregistered motorcycle and recovered one locally-made pistol with 3 cartridges from the male rider. Motorcycle discovered to have been snatched earlier from the owner. Suspect taken into custody, State CID Kaduna is investigating.

CCTV footage of the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.

30 year-year-old College student commits suicide in Taraba

A 30-year-old student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Auwal Haruna, allegedly committed suicide on Monday by hanging himself on the ceiling fan in his hotel room in Takum.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo on Monday, saying the matter was under investigation.

According to him, the body of the deceased was found dangling from a ceiling fan at Mairiga Guest Inn, Takum.

200 killed in Zamfara massacre over the weekend

Cattle rustler this past weekend killed over 200 people who were attending a security meeting in Yargaladinma area of Dansadau community in Maru LGA of Zamfara state. The men said to have come in over a hundred motorbikes carrying guns and machetes, surrounded the building where the security meeting was holding and opened fire on them, killing over 100 on the spot. Some escaped, some died the next day while others were gravely injured.
The Emir of the Dansadau, Alhaji Husaini Adamu, while expressing his sadness over the attack said “This is not the first time the people of the area would be facing such problem but this attack was the worst of its kind in the history of killings in this area.”. 

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) won’t renew Keshi’s contract

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is not likely to renew Stephen Keshi’s contract as Super Eagles manager after the summer World Cup in Brazil irrespective of the team’s performance.

A source at the football house disclosed that the federation has started bracing up for life after Keshi’s tenure, insisting that the coach has limited tolerance for candid advice from the authorities.

“I can tell you right here that Keshi’s contract will not be renewed. Of course, another test case for him is the World Cup; we have given him all the necessary assistance and free hand he requires to succeed, but the World Cup will be the destination point between us,” a member of the NFF board said.

Video: LASTMA officers collects bribes from bus drivers in style

Military chiefs sponsoring Boko ’Haram, soldier alleges

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah
A soldier has claimed that he witnessed incidents that suggested some military   chiefs work  with Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
The soldier told the Voice of America Hausa Service  how his military unit in Borno State was ambushed by Boko Haram members.
He  said the commander of a nearby military unit in Bama recently sought assistance from his unit in carrying out a raid.

Sobbing Oscar In tears as he apologizes to Reeva's parents for killing her

Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand today April 7th to tell is own version of what happened on the day he shot his girlfriend four times through a bathroom window, killing her. A sobbing Oscar then apologized to Reeva's parents, saying he was trying to protect and not to take her life...,,

'US annexed the whole world' through mass surveillance - Assange

Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, who currently lives in the Ecuadorian Embassy in UK, said that the United States and other members of the Five Eyes alliance (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom) control the whole world by being in charge of the communications technologies and systems.

Gunmen Invade church service kill 70-year-old man

Ten gunmen yesterday shot and killed a former popular furniture maker, Chief Tola Okuneye, during a church service in Ijebu-Igbo, headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Chief Okuneye, aged 70, was until his death, the chairman of Ijebu North Police Community Relations Committee.
Chief Okeneye was allegedly shot dead yesterday by armed men suspected to be assassins during an early morning church service at St. John’s African Church, Oke Sopen, Ijebu-Igbo.
The late chief fondly called  “Ajagajigi” was said to be a close maternal family member of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in the town.

Ogun State: 9 People burnt to death in bus accident [Photo]

Nine passengers were burnt beyond recognition after fire gutted a Lagos-bound commercial bus on Warewa Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State on Saturday.
PUNCH Metro learnt that nine others sustained injuries in the accident which occurred around 4pm.
Although police sources said six persons had lost their lives, the Federal Road Safety Corps said nine passengers were killed.

Popular Comedian John Pinette is Dead -- 'Seinfeld' Actor Dies in Hotel Room

Tmz reports;
Standup comedian John Pinette -- best known for his role as the guy who got mugged in the "Seinfeld" finale -- was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday ... TMZ has learned.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says Pinette died in his Sheraton Hotel room around 2:30 PM ... and foul play is NOT suspected.


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