Police invade terrorists’ camp in Kaduna, kill 250

…pilots injured as bandits attack helicopter with anti-aircraft guns     Special Forces of the police have killed at least 250 “high-profile members of the Ansaru Terror Group” during a special operation in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, in Kaduna State. It was carried out by operatives of Operation Puff Adder and backed by the Special Forces of the Police Air Wing. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement yesterday that the Special Forces had stormed the forest, which was one of the largest operational…

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Police rescue wives of popular busnessman, medical doctor in Bayelsa

There was heavy shootout on Wednesday night between operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the State Police Command and a kidnapping gang along the Iminringi area of of Bayelsa State leading to the rescue of the wife of a popular businessman and a medical practitioner. Mrs. Vivian Okoye, the wife of Obinna Okoye also known as Blessed Obaino, who owns the A-Z Electronics shops in various parts of Yenagoa, and a medical practioner identified as Alex from Igbedi community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council Area, were rescued after…

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Rape: Oxfam seeks specialised training for police, lawyers

Oxfam Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called for specialised training for judges, legal practitioners and the police to curb rape, assault and other violence against women and children in the country. Mr. Constant Tchona, Oxfam Nigeria, Country Director, stated this in Abuja yesterday at a stakeholder’s dialogue organised with the theme: ‘Enough, together we can end violence against women and children.’ He noted that the dialogue was part of the organisation’s activities to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV). According to the News Agency of…

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Police arrest ‘hungry’ man after ‘decapitating woman, eating her brain’

A man has been arrested and accused of murderinga woman, decapitating her and then feasting on her brain. The 21-year-old reportedly beheaded the victim ‘because she spoke to him in English’. He was charged in the Philippines after admitting his crimes, report the Sun Star. The Filipino suspect – identified by police as Lloyd Bagtong – confessed to beheading the woman with a garden tool and eating the inside of her head. Bagtong said he was “drunk and hungry” when he committed the gruesome crime. The paper said the woman’s…

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14 killed in bloody Mexican shootout between drug cartel, police

Ten suspected drug cartel gunmen and four police were killed during a daytime shootout on Saturday in a Mexican town near the border with the United States, days after US President Donald Trump raised bilateral tensions by saying he would designate the gangs as terrorists. The government of the northern state of Coahuila said state police clashed with a group of heavily armed gunmen in pickup trucks in the small town of Villa Union, about 65 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of the border city of Piedras Negras. Standing outside the…

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Police launch investigation after player attacks referee

Police have launched an investigation after a football referee was attacked by a player, causing a non-league match to be abandoned. The incident happened in the game between Sporting 50 and Sutton Common Rovers’ (SCR) reserves in Surbiton, south-west London, on Saturday. A man in his 40s was treated by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries, the Met said. Both clubs have condemned the assault by one of SCR’s players, reports the BBC. Following the incident SCR described the attack as “highly regrettable, wholly unacceptable and completely unforeseeable”. The club added:…

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Perm Sec, pregnant wife, two kids burnt to death in Benue — Police

The Acting Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Mr Seker Akaa, his pregnant wife and two kids were burnt to death in a fire incident in Makurdi early hours of Monday. The Police Public Relations Officer in Benue State, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sewuese Anene confirmed the inferno to the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi. Anene said the fire started at 2.40 a.m at Kwarafa Quarters, Makurdi. NAN reports that three other flats were also burnt including the resident of Evangelist Daniel Unongo, Chaplain of Benue…

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I bit my boyfriend’s penis ‘out of frustration’, woman tells police

A Florida woman allegedly bit her boyfriend’s penis and threatened him with a knife after she accused him of wanting to have sex with another woman, a report said. The alleged assault happened during an hours-long drinking session in Miami Beach that ended on Wednesday at about 3 a.m., a local ‘NBC’ affiliate reported. Esperanza Gomez, 33, was drinking beers with her boyfriend when a female friend joined them at about midnight, according to the report. The friend left a short time later — but Gomez became enraged and accused…

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Police arrest businessman over journalists’ murder

Indonesian police have arrested a businessman for allegedly ordering the killing of two journalists in the northern Sumatra province. The bodies of the journalists, Maraden Sianipar and Maratua Siregar, who were mediating a land dispute between the businessman’s company and local residents, were found with multiple stab wounds in Labuhan Batu area last week, police said on Saturday. Businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo was arrested for allegedly masterminding the plot by paying almost $3,000 to four men to commit the killings, reports al-Jazeera. Padmoasmolo allegedly owns a firm that produces palm oil…

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Police arrest businessman over journalists’ murder

Indonesian police have arrested a businessman for allegedly ordering the killing of two journalists in the northern Sumatra province. The bodies of the journalists, Maraden Sianipar and Maratua Siregar, who were mediating a land dispute between the businessman’s company and local residents, were found with multiple stab wounds in Labuhan Batu area last week, police said on Saturday. Businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo was arrested for allegedly masterminding the plot by paying almost $3,000 to four men to commit the killings, reports al-Jazeera. Padmoasmolo allegedly owns a firm that produces palm oil…

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