February 22, 2017

Review Category : METRO

Sources say three survivors accounted for; death toll still uncertain in Lagos plane crash

A police official at the site of the chartered plane crash in Lagos on Thursday has said only three survivors could be accounted for after the aircraft carrying the casket the late Dr. Olusegun Agagu met a fatal end only minutes after take off. The security official who spoke on condition of anonymity told Pilot Africa that one woman, a police officer, and another man, who the official identified as the son of the late former Ondo State governor, all suffered major injuries in the crash, but survived the fatal crash. Another witness, a guard at the gate of the ...

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11 people killed in Lagos plane crash on Thursday, Authorities say

Authorities have said 11 people are feared dead after a plane crashed near an airport in Lagos on Thursday morning, shortly after take off. According to reports, the Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency on the scene of the crash said the air craft had been headed for Akure city, in Ondo State, about 170 miles away. Reuters reports that 27 people were on board the chartered Associated Airlines plane. It is not clear what caused the crash, but Aviation Ministry spokesman Joe Obi told Reuters that “the plane couldn’t lift properly so it just came down. An eye witness Henrie ...

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Four arrested Boko Haram suspects die in custody

Four alleged Boko Haram members died in custody shortly after they were arrested, military officials said on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. A Nigerian security official, the report said, confirmed the arrest of 11 members of the sect in Michika town in Adamawa state. They were arrested with the aid of vigilante group, the Civilian Joint Task Force. A commanding officer said on Sunday that six of the suspects were taken to Maiduguri and five others kept in Mubi. Two of the Boko Haram suspects in Mubi died from injuries they sustained after being beaten by the Civilian JTF ...

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Man arrested in connection with 10 murders in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command have arrested 32-year old Adigun Muda in connection with the murders of 10 people in the Mushin and Fadeyi areas. He was arrested at South Africa Visa Application center in Ikeja. The suspect is linked to the Black Axe cult and is said to have committed the murders between 2010 and 2013. Police have been on the hunt for the alleged serial killer for some time now. He was declared a wanted man over a year ago. Then he was arrested and charged with murder, but member of his “influential community”, according to Punch, were able ...

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Five more killed in second day of Maiduguri attacks

Five more people have been killed in a second day of attacks in Maiduguri, the volatile Borno State capital. Boko Haram insurgents are believed to be behind the attack. At least 15 people were killed on Wednesday when the attacks started. The assailants attacked Gajiram, a town 40 miles from Maiduguri, and opened fire on residents. The attack is believed to be the sect’s retaliation against members of the civilian Joint Task Force vigilante group. They continued on Thursday when gunmen attacked the village of Bulabilin Ngaura, some 20 miles from the capital city. Five more people were killed in ...

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Woman allegedly beats ill three-year old to death for vomiting

Rebecca Bassey, the 21-year old woman accused of killing her three-year old husband’s niece, Deborah Bassey, has been arraigned in a Lagos court in Ebute Meta. Punch Metro reported that the suspect allegedly beat the toddler to death for vomiting. According to the police report, the father of the deceased had sent her to live with his brother after his wife, Deborah’s mother, died in 2010. On the day of her death, little Deborah had woken up with a high temperature and started vomiting, which allegedly angered the murder suspect who began beating the child. Neighbours who rushed Deborah to ...

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