Category Archives: Crime

Terrorist open fire on politicians and police on their way to Borno state.

Fighters of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād have opened fire on the convoy carrying policemen attached to a yet-to-be-identified presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Security sources told SaharaReporters that the insurgents attacked the convoy along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road while it was travelling from Abuja for a presidential campaign in Maiduguri.

The incident reportedly happened at Goni Matari village, Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday.

 Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; Former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Tein T.S. Jack-Rich, all presidential aspirants of the APC were in Borno during the weekend.

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EU demand justice for the lynched student in Sokoto state by angry mob.

The European Union (EU) has expressed grief over the lynching of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto State.

The life of the Shehu Shagari College of Education student was violently cut short by angry mob last Thursday.

However, EU urged the Nigerian authorities to ensure that the perpetrators were prosecuted. While reacting on Wednesday to the ugly incident, the 27-member union demanded that justice is done.

The EU equally charged the youths to go beyond obtaining their voter’s card and actively participate in the 2023 general elections.

The Head of the EU delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ambassador Samuela Isopi made the call.

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Singapore government officials social media accounts spammed.

The social media accounts of a number of political holders and government agencies have been spammed by supporters of an Indonesian preacher who was denied entry into Singapore on Monday (May 16), said a Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) spokesperson on Wednesday.

Abdul Somad Batubara had arrived at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and was placed on a ferry back to Batam on the same day.

Responding to media queries, the MCI spokesperson said there were calls for cyberattacks against Singapore Government social media accounts on public Indonesian chat groups.

CNA understands that the Instagram accounts of President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan were among those that were affected, as was Mr Lee’s Twitter account.

The Instagram accounts of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and Singapore Tourism Board were also spammed. 

In addition, two events management companies have had their websites defaced. The websites have since been recovered and SingCERT will reach out to the companies to extend our assistance,” said the spokesperson.

Organisations are advised to take active steps to strengthen their cybersecurity posture, heighten vigilance, and bolster their online defences to protect their organisation against possible cyberattacks, such as web defacement and distributed denial of service, the spokesperson added.

Local organisations who are affected by a cyberattack or have evidence of any suspicious compromise of their networks should report to SingCERT, MCI said, adding that a report can be made online.

Abdul Somad Batubara, an Indonesian preacher who was denied entry into Singapore on Monday (May 16).

Six people who travelled with Somad were also not allowed to enter Singapore, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday night. 

Somad has been known to preach extremist and segregationist teachings, which are unacceptable in Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious society”, MHA said in a statement.

While Somad had attempted to enter Singapore ostensibly for a social visit, the Singapore Government takes a serious view of any persons who advocate violence and or espouse extremist and segregationist teachings, said MHA.

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Gunshot fired at large crowth in Kano state.

It was learnt that multiple gunshots have been fired at the scene of the explosion that rocked Sabongari area of Kano on Tuesday morning.

The shots were fired by security agents to disperse the restless crowd at the scene.

Earlier, some of the youths attacked the soldiers with stones but the situation was brought under control.

But while our correspondent was doing a live update at the scene, security agents fired several shots into the air to disperse the crowd.

Daily Trust gathered that while rescue efforts were going on, some hoodlums have started using the commotion to break into People’s shops and houses.

Meanwhile, the evacuation exercise is still ongoing as at the time of filing this report with four casualties already confirmed.

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Life confession by a serving soldier in Zamfara state.

It is no longer news that some members of the Nigeria military are sabotaging efforts in the fight against terrorism in the country.

While the country is praying and hoping that insecurity soon becomes a a thing of the past, some are busy dragging the country backwards because of selfish reasons. 

The latest report now is about a serving soldier that has just been arrested in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria for selling live ammunitions to bandits who operates in the state. 

According to TVC news, the suspect was arrested in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state with the ammunitions that is worth over a million naira. 

A reliable source told TVC that the suspect confessed to the crime after he was interrogated.

He confessed that he usually sell each 2.6 special life ammunitions for one thousand naira.

He was arrested while he was on his way to deliver another one thousand pieces of ammunitions to the bandits.

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Lawmaker kidnapped in Anambra state.

The Police Command in Anambra State has confirmed the kidnapping of Okechukwu Okoye, a lawmaker representing Aguata Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly.
Mr Okoye, an indigene of Isuofia, the same community as Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State, was kidnapped in Aguata on Sunday.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, who confirmed the kidnap while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Anambra, said the lawmaker’s black Siena bus, which he was driving before the incident, had been recovered.

Mr Ikenga said the command had launched a manhunt for the kidnappers with the aim of rescuing him.


The PPRO also confirmed the killing of a member of a vigilante group, who was on a motorcycle in Oko town, Anambra, on Sunday.


Mr Ikenga said the deceased was putting on a special security outfit but was not a personnel of the command.
He described as misleading, a
version of the story that said the deceased was police personnel and urged the public to disregard the story.

The Anambra State Police operatives on May 15 recovered a lifeless body in a police T-shirt found along Oko expressway.
Preliminary information shows that the unidentified body is not a member of the Nigeria Police Force.


Meanwhile, an investigation has begun to unravel the identity of the deceased and perpetrators of the murder,” he said.
Mr. Ikenga said normalcy had been restored to the area and urged everyone to remain calm while being safety conscious.

Meanwhile, suspected arsonists have burnt down Idemili North Local Government secretariat in Ogidi and a Magistrate Court in the area.

Sources said the arsonists entered the premises on Sunday night to perpetrate the act, burning down all files, and properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.

Videos and pictures circulating online showed that the entire buildings were reduced to rubbles, while vehicles parked inside the Local Government secretariat were also burnt to ashes.

The State Police Command has also confirmed the development, attributing it to unidentified arsonists.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the State Police Command said: “Yes, the incident was confirmed, and our men were there to restore normalcy.

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Russia allegedly using phosphorus bomb against Ukraine.

Russia dropped phosphorus bombs on the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, Ukrainian sources said on Sunday, following Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).

Hell has come to earth. To Azovstal, Mariupol city council deputy Petro Andriushchenko wrote on Telegram. He posted a video of the attack, also showing artillery fire, although the footage could not be independently verified.

Phosphorus bombs are incendiary bombs that ignite on contact with oxygen and cause devastating damage. Their use is banned under international law in populated areas.

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