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Boko Haram fighters plant bombs in Jos church


But for the alertness of a private security guard, hundreds of people would have been killed in the Sunday morning multiple blasts that rocked the Evangelical Church Winning All in Angwan Yanshi of Tudun Wada area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The incident came as multiple ...

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Suspects Arrested Over Israel ‘Miracle Church’ Arson


Israeli police say they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes. Aljazeera was there: The arson had sparked widespread condemnation and concern from Christians globally, with the site visited by about 5,000 ...

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30-Year-Old Man Allegedly Defiles 1-Year-Old Girl In Abuja


Thirty-year-old Blessing Augustine, who hails from Kogi State but resides in Lugbe Zone 4, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, has been accused of defiling the one-year-old daughter of his neighbour. While pretending to play with her, he allegedly poked his finger at different times into the baby girl’s gen­ital and ...

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Lagos Pastor Arrested For Raping 14-year-old Girl


A Christian cleric, Ogunleye Cornelius, was on Friday charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged defilement of a teenager. Cornelius, 50, who resides at No. 4, Abiodun St., Makoko in Yaba area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault. Prosecutor Peter ...

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Drug cartel kingpin Guzman escapes from Mexican prison


MEXICO CITY – Drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison, local authorities confirmed early Sunday. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, disappeared from the maximum-security Altiplano prison outside of Mexico City Saturday night, according to the National Security Commission. The drug lord was last ...

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Suspect charged in Canada for plotting ‘IS-inspired attacks’


A man was arrested and charged in British Columbia Friday after allegedly posting material supporting the Islamic State group and calling for killings in the name of “jihad,” officials said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 33-year-old Othman Ayed Hamdan of Fort St John, about 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) north ...

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RAPED: Girl, 15, commits suicide after being gang- raped


Rage, shock and confusion pervaded Okwoyi village, Isieke community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State as a 15-year-old girl committed suicide after being ganged-raped. The deceased, Comfort Uche-Ume, a native of Amaeke Abam in Arochukwu LGA of the state, was allegedly raped by three boys; Ndubuisi Wogu, ...

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Police Arrest Masquerade For Stabbing Anglican Priest In Enugu


MEN of Enugu Police Command have arrested three persons in Enugu, who allegedly stabbed an Anglican priest after beating him, under the cover of playing masquerade. According to the Vanguard, the reason for the attack was yet to be ascertained but the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ebere ...

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Boko Haram attacks Yobe


Boko Haram militants attacked the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe State late on Thursday and it was unclear how the fighting had ended, military sources told Reuters. There was no information on any casualties after the attack that started at around 9.00 p.m., the sources said on Friday. A ...

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Robbers stab security man to death


A security man, identified as Wasiu Okanlawon, has been stabbed to death by armed robbers in the Ile Zik, Ikeja area of Lagos. PUNCH Metro learnt that Wasiu, who was attacked last Friday at about 9pm, was killed while he and a female colleague were returning home from work. It ...

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Okada riders vandalise VIO office in Ibadan over death of colleague


The relative peace that reigns at Iwo road interchange, Ibadan, was ruptured yesterday as some Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO, caused the death of a motorcyclist who fell under a Lagos bound articulated vehicle which crushed his head instantly. The VIO officials, whose manner of operations had been roundly condemned by ...

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Robbers attack residents, snatch bag containing faeces


Some suspected armed robbers terrorising residents of Asaba, Ibusa and its environs in Delta State, on Wednesday snatched a cellophane bag containing human excreta and a N200 note in Okpanam community, near Asaba. The hoodlums were said to have earlier shot a motorist who allegedly blocked their entrance into Okpanam ...

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Female teachers, others killed in Kaduna bombing


TERRORISTS on Tuesday revisited Kaduna State with a female suicide bomber attacking the secretariat of the Sabon Gari Local Government Area in Dogarawa, killing at least 40 persons, mostly female teachers. The victims, most of who were said to have been burnt beyond recognition, had been undergoing a staff audit ...

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