• Tanker accident kills one, leaves 18 cars and 10 shops burnt

    Tanker accident kills one, leaves 18 cars and 10 shops burnt

    One person lost his life in a road crash which left 18 vehicles and over 10 shops burnt after a truck, loaded with wheat and biscuits, was said to have collided and caught fire, with another truck laden with diesel, coming from Lagos to Ibadan at about 6:40am, yesterday.

    Newsmen gathered that the driver of the articulated truck, with number JGW 418 XA, carrying wheat and biscuits, had lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the moving diesel tanker in […]

  • Man allegedly kills step daughter for rituals

    Man allegedly kills step daughter for rituals

    Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a man identified as Korede Odubela for allegedly conniving with another person to kill his 16-year-old step-daughter, Amudat Oshimodi, and sell her parts to suspected ritualists for the sum of N300,000.

    The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspect on Tuesday at the command headquarters in Eleweeran, Abeokuta, disclosed that Odubela conspired with one Lekan Lawal to kill Amudat for ritual purposes.

    The incident occurred at Imosan area of Ijebu […]

  • Military kills 13 terrorists, loses officer in offensive

    Military kills 13 terrorists, loses officer in offensive

    According to reports, the 119 Task Force Battalion of 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri has killed 13 Boko Haram terrorists and lost an officer in a “ground and aerial bombardment” at Kangarwa in northern axis of Borno State.

    Yesterday’s operation also led to recovery of arms and ammunition as well as destruction of two vehicles used by the suspected terrorists.

    Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said: “The offensive which begun at about 4:00p.m. and lasted for […]

  • Boko Haram ‘razes village near Chibok, kills 2 soldiers’

    Boko Haram ‘razes village near Chibok, kills 2 soldiers’

    Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents said Sunday.

    The Nigerian army meanwhile said it had retaken some villages from the Islamist group in the Lake Chad region in operations on Friday and Saturday and “rescued” 85 people, including women and children. It also claimed nearly 40 Islamists were killed in other operations.

    A group of Boko Haram gunmen arrived […]

  • Boko Haram kills Col. Ali, leader of the operation that recaptured Baga

    Boko Haram kills Col. Ali, leader of the operation that recaptured Baga

    Muhammad Abu Ali, a lieutenant colonel, whom Boko Haram dreaded, is dead.

    Ali led one of the army’s fiercest-ever battles with Boko Haram, in February 2015, culminating in the recapture of Baga town in Borno state.

    Sani Usman, army spokeman, said he was killed in an encounter with the insurgents on Friday.

    The deceased was was granted accelerated promotion from rank of major to lieutenant-colonel in September 2015, for his courageous performance in a series of the army’s engagements with Boko Haram.

    ‎Usman added […]

  • Car bomb kills 8 suspected Boko Haram in Maiduguri

    Car bomb kills 8 suspected Boko Haram in Maiduguri

    A truck conveying eight suspected Boko Haram Islamists exploded near a military checkpoint in Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing the occupants, an army spokesman said.

    The open truck burst into flames when the explosives concealed in it went off as the insurgents were trying to escape from a military checkpoint, Colonel Sani Usman said.

    “They attempted to detonate at a checkpoint but were denied access by troops and as they turned back, it exploded killing all the eight occupants,” he said.

    The checkpoint was […]

  • car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    Police in Borno said nine persons were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri in a vehicle explosion.

    Spokesman of the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded.

    Isuku said the incident occurred at about 10.30a.m. near a military checkpoint along Gubio road in the metropolis.

    “There was an explosion today along Gubio road, just before the military check point. The incident occurred at abolut 10.30a.m.

    “According to preliminary report, a pick-up van with […]

  • Gang kills man, 70, in revenge attack

    Gang kills man, 70, in revenge attack

    A man in his late 70s, Alhaji Bala Gishiru has been murdered in a revenge killing that took place in the ancient city of Kano.

    The late Gishiru, who was said to be a local hunter, was killed by a gang of rival thugs, 24 hours after his own son, Jamilu Bala, was fingered as a prime suspect in the murder of one Musa A Yusuf.

    The tragic killing of Yusuf followed a disagreement that occurred over the outcome of a local […]

  • Woman, 22,  kills self after court clears step-father of repeated rape

    Woman, 22, kills self after court clears step-father of repeated rape

    A 22-year-old woman killed herself after her step-father was cleared of repeatedly raping her, an inquest heard.

    Juliet Crew left a note behind stating that she felt she had been let down by the legal system.

    Her 60-year-old step-father, Nigel Parkin, who is a church organist was found not guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing her for seven years from the age of nine.

    Juliet mother found her hung in the hall of her home in Taunton, Somerset, in August last year.

    She had […]

  • Military kills pirates, recovers weapons, destroys refineries in Niger Delta

    Military kills pirates, recovers weapons, destroys refineries in Niger Delta

    According to reports, the Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to root out suspected criminal hideouts in the riverine areas of Delta, Rivers and Cross River states has declared war on pirates, killing about seven suspects, recovering different ammunition and discovering large illegal refineries.

    In a release signed by the Deputy Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Bayelsa State, Lieutenant Commander, Thomas Ogar Otunji, the task force also gave an account of the challenges they faced in tracking the suspected criminals in the […]

  • Man, 40, kills wife and daughter

    Man, 40, kills wife and daughter

    A 40-year-old man from Okpoma village in Yala Local Government Area, Cross River State, Dominic Iyayi Ogar, has thrown his in-laws into mourning following the gruesome murder of his wife and their only daughter.

    Ogar is alleged to have committed the dastardly act on October 8, 2016 in Mpape, Abuja. it was learnt from the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Command, Mr. Mohammed Mustafa, that Ogar, who slept with his wife and their only daughter on the same bed, woke […]