Gas Explosion Hits Lagos, 5 Dead, 15 Beheaded Bodies Found…MORE

Gas Explosion Hits Lagos

A Gas tank explosion has rocked Iyasoko street Agboju, Amuwo-Odofin Local government area of Lagos State at about 6.55 pm, on Tuesday.

A rescue team is said to be on the way but casualties figures could not be confirmed as of press time.
Source – Vanguard

Cross River Residents Discover 15 Beheaded Bodies Dumped On Highway

Fifteen beheaded bodies were on Tuesday morning found dumped at Five Miles area on the outskirt of Calabar, capital of Cross Rivers state.

The dead bodies comprising both males and females were dumped in a steep valley along the double carriageway under construction, Vanguard reports.

The identities of the bodies have not yet be determined or those who might have dumped them there.

The gory spectacle was discovered by farmers early Tuesday morning.

A crowd gathered around 11.00 am to observe the gory sight while a horde of flies fluttered around the decapitated bodies.
Source – Sahara Reporters

Five Feared Dead In Gombe, Adamawa Border Clash

Five lives have been reportedly lost in a communal clash between the two border towns of Nyuwar/Jessu in Gombe made up of Waja people and Lunguda in Adamawa on Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses said the clash was caused by a misunderstanding between hunters from Jessu and Fulanis from Lunguda in Adamawa who have always had misgivings about themselves.

The eyewitness said a group from Jessu had gone to the forest for hunting when Fulani boys saw them and raised the alarm.

Their father allegedly started shooting, a development which led to a clash and burning of houses.
Source – Tori NG

Fulanis Have Rights To Graze Anywhere In Nigeria: Fulani Youths

Youth groups under the aegis, Coalition of Fulani Youth Groups have urged governments at all levels to end extrajudicial killings.

The Convener of the coalition, Mr Aminu Saleh, made the call at a news briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Saleh, who read the communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting on issues affecting Fulani herdsmen in the country, described the extrajudicial killing as senseless and needless.

He said that the groups were worried at the spate of unprovoked attacks on Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country.

The convener stated that Fulani people as Nigerians reserved the rights to travel, live and graze anywhere in the country.
Source – PM News

Hoodlums Stab Canada-Bound Woman, Calls Family For Help

Suspected armed robbers have reportedly stabbed a woman to death on her husband’s birthday, weeks before she and her family relocate to Canada.

The deceased, 41-year-old Oluwakemi Odugbesan, was attacked in the early hours of April 10th around 6 am while returning from a vigil.

Odugbesan was reportedly mugged and stabbed multiple times on the chest and rib regions in an attempt to snatch her phone and handbag.

Sources said the deceased, her husband and three children were billed to relocate to Canada in few weeks before her unfortunate death.
Source – Wuzup Nigeria

Why Soldier Fighting Boko Haram Killed Himself In Borno—Colleague

colleague of Akila Jimo, a soldier from 152 Battalion, Banki, Borno state who committed suicide on Saturday says the deceased was always complaining that he was not allowed to go on pass.

A pass is a written permission to be away from one’s military unit for a limited period of time.

A soldier told SaharaReporters that Jimo requested to go on pass to visit his family several times but was turned down on every occasion.

He was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head. The incident happened in Kumche.
Source – Sahara Reporters

Gombe Government Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Three Communities Over Communal Clash

Gombe State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Nyuwar, Jessu and Yolde communities in the Balanga Local Government Area of the state with immediate effect.

The amnouncement was made on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, who explained that the decision had to be taken because of the violence experienced in the communities.

According to the SSG, the curfew becomes necessary to douse the tension and restore peace and order in the affected areas.

He noted that security personnel have been deployed to restore normalcy in the affected areas and stressed that the curfew will be in place until further notice, Tribune reports.
Source – Sahara Reporters