Policeman killed in Paris shooting

A major security operation is underway in the Champs Elysees One policeman has been killed and a second wounded in a shooting in central Paris, police say. Some reports say a gunman who fired on them has been shot dead. The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election, reports the BBC. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.

Read More

Bloody Easter for southern Kaduna village

The people of Asso village in Kagoma Chiefdom of Jemaa Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna, celebrated a bloody Easter as gunmen stormed the village and killed about 13 people last Saturday. According to a source who spoke our correspondent Monday, the attack occurred around 7:30 pm and the gunmen started shooting sporadically when they arrived the village. The source, who wants to remain anonymous,  said several people who were running for their dear lives sustained injuries from gunshots and had to be  rushed to the hospital. He said the…

Read More

Ohio police hunt Facebook Live killer

Police in Cleveland are searching for a man who fatally shot a “random” victim and posted the footage on Facebook. The suspect, Steve Stephens, later said in a separate video post that he had killed 13 people and was looking to kill more. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams confirmed one killing but said they did not know of any other victims. Williams said that “multiple forces” were looking for Stephens, who “needs to turn himself in”. The victim has been identified by Cleveland police as 74-year-old Robert Godwin. “There is…

Read More

Dino Melaye survives gunmen attack

Senator Dino Melaye, escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro- Gbede in Kogi State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the gunmen, numbering about 10, arrived the house at about midnight through the bush and opened fire from different directions on the house. The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the compound were damaged by the hoodlums. It was disclosed that Melaye (APC-Kogi West) was in his country home at Ayetoro-…

Read More

Dino Melaye escapes death as gunmen fire over 200 bullets into his house

Dino melaye

Senator Dino Melaye escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the gunmen, numbering about 10, arrived the house at about midnight through the bush and opened fire from different directions on the house. The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the estate were damaged by the hoodlums. Melaye (APC-Kogi West) was in his country home at Ayetoro-Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area…

Read More

Alimi ready to win title with Akwa United

After his mid-season transfer to Akwa United, Super Eagles defender, Jamiu Alimi, has assured supporters that he is in Uyo to win the league title. Alimi who joined Akwa from Kano Pillars said he saw the good work that the coach, Abdul Maikaba, was doing with the club and promised to hit the ground running for his new team. “I am not in Uyo for sightseeing, I am here to win something with my new club,” he said. “I want to play every time and I was not getting that…

Read More

How EFCC raided Lagos apartment, recovered billions

The serenity of the highbrow area of Osborne road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Wednesday was shattered by gunshots. The gunshots, which reverberated through the quiet community, were from smoking guns of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The operatives reached Osborne road about 4:30p.m. The reason for the sporadic shooting is yet unknown, but people in the area, including guards attached to the posh houses scampered for safety. Some of the guards made valiant efforts to hurriedly lock their gates before bolting for cover. When the gunshots…

Read More

How I escaped from Boko Haram – Chibok schoolgirl

One of the escaped Chibok schoolgirls, who goes with a pseudonym “Sa’a” addressed delegates at the recent Global Education and Skill Forum (GESF) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, who was at the event had exclusive interview with her. Excerpts: Can you recollect what happened on April 14, 2014 when Boko Haram attacked your school? What happened that night was a very terrible experience. We, the senior students, writing our final examinations were in school when Boko Haram came to Chibok town and started shooting sporadically. When…

Read More

Robbers storm company, tie up sleeping policemen, guards

Two policemen, a sergeant and an inspector, have been detained for sleeping on duty and losing their rifles to armed robbers. The two policemen, who were attached to a biscuit company at Apapa Wharf, Lagos were attacked at the company’s premise, while sleeping. The robbers, after beating the policemen black and blue, left with their service rifles. The attack on the company was the second. The robbers, who attacked the policemen with an iron rod, also beat up the company’s private security guards and driver. The incident happened on March…

Read More

Two dead in California school shooting

Two adults are dead after a school shooting at a San Bernardino, California, elementary school, according to police. The deceased were found in a classroom at North Park Elementary School, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan wrote on Twitter. The shooting appears to be a murder-suicide, Burguan added. Two injured victims — possibly students — were taken to local hospitals for treatment, Burguan said. Their condition is unknown at this time, he added. The suspected shooter is believed to be “down” and there is no further threat at this time,…

Read More