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NIGERIAN ARMY CRIES OUT,AFTER THEY NOTICED THIS FROM BOKO HARAM.

The Nigerian Army says it has discovered that Boko Haram terrorists have started using drones and foreign fighters.

The Army in a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman on Wednesday said

‘we have noticed daring moves by the terrorists, increased use of drones against our defensive positions and infusion of foreign fighters in their ranks.

These potent threats require us to continually review our operations. The Army also expressed gratitude to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari (GCFR) for visiting the troops including some of the wounded officers and soldiers in the hospitals saying ‘we thank His Excellency the Executive Governor and good people of Borno State who have taken the brunt of the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Our gratitude also goes to the Honourable Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Service Chiefs, who have all shown concern and visited the troops. The Nigerian Army also thanks all patriotic and concerned Nigerians who have sent in messages of goodwill and support for the Nigerian Army.’

Read full statement below:

1. Gentlemen of the press, in continuation with our resolve to keep Nigerians well informed of the activities of the Nigerian Army, I will be briefing you on the recent happenings in the North East of Nigeria. In the recent weeks, Nigerian troops deployed in the North East of Nigeria under Operation LAFIYA DOLE have come under series of attacks by large numbers of Boko Haram Terrorists. Specifically, the Nigerian Army troops deployed at KUKAWA, NGOSHE, KARETO and GAJIRAM came under attack at different times within a 2 week period from 2 – 17th November 2018.

Each of these incidents were successfully repelled and several members of the terrorists were killed. However, a total of 16 personnel were killed in the course of these attacks while 12 soldiers were wounded in action and are receiving treatment at our military medical facilities.

2. As you are all aware, Nigeria is contributing troops to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) which has its headquarters in N’djamena, in the Republic of Chad. One of the Nigerian battalions (157 TF Bn), deployed under the auspices of the MNJTF was attacked at their Base on the outskirts of a town called METELE on 18th November 2018. During the attack, the troops were forced to withdraw and several casualties were recorded. As at date 23 personnel were killed in action and 31 personnel were wounded in action and have been evacuated to several medical hospitals within Borno State. The Nigerian Army commiserates with the MNJTF at this difficult time and wishes to state that all necessary support will be rendered to the MNJTF to reverse this resurgence of the Boko Haram Terrorists.

3. The Nigerian Army wishes to further commiserate with the families of the gallant officers and soldiers that paid the supreme price in the course of defending their fatherland. The sacrifices of these fallen heroes will not be in vain. We also wish all those wounded in action speedy recovery and assure them of our continued support and care.

4. The incident of 18th November 2018, happened at a time when the Nigerian Army was planning to hold the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference for 2018 in Benin City, Edo State. On account of this incident, the Conference had to be moved from Benin City to Maiduguri to enable the Nigerian Army leadership get closer to the troops on the ground and to better appraise our activities, assess our performance and identify our shortcomings as an Army.

5. We are also sensitive to the fact that the nation is approaching an election year and thus we must be prepared to assist in providing security for the peaceful conduct of elections. Accordingly, the theme for this year’s annual conference is aptly titled, “Optimizing the Operational Efficiency of the Nigerian Army Towards Safeguarding Democracy and National Security in Nigeria”. Let me at this juncture assure all Nigerians and indeed the international community that the NA will work optimally, in conjunction with other security agencies to provide a secure environment for peace and unity in Nigeria.

6. Since 2015, the Nigerian Army in conjunction with sister services and other security agencies have systematically degraded the capabilities and capacity of Boko Haram terrorists and many successes were achieved. However, in the last 2 – 3 months, we have noticed daring moves by the terrorists, increased use of drones against our defensive positions and infusion of foreign fighters in their ranks. These potent threats require us to continually review our operations.

7. At this point permit me to implore all of us to spare a thought for the brave men and women of the Nigerian Army who paid the supreme price for the security of Nigeria. The Nigerian Army will continue to support the families of these brave officers and soldiers and pray that their souls rest in perfect peace. Let us also not forget the men, women and children who have been killed or affected by the atrocities of the terrorists. It is for their sake that this war against terror must be won.

8. The Nigerian Army wishes to express its gratitude to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) who has visited the troops including some of the wounded officers and soldiers in the hospitals. We also thank His Excellency the Executive Governor and good people of Borno State who have taken the brunt of the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram terrorists. Our gratitude also goes to the Honourable Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Service Chiefs, who have all shown concern and visited the troops. The Nigerian Army also thanks all patriotic and concerned Nigerians who have sent in messages of goodwill and support for the Nigerian Army.

9. Finally, the Nigerian Army, wishes to reiterate and pledge its total commitment to the defence of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We wish to reassure all Nigerians of the commitment of the Nigerian Army to defend our country at all costs. We shall also continue to remain apolitical, professional and responsive in the discharge of our constitutional roles.

SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN Brigadier General for Chief of Army Staff 28th November 2018

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SUSPECT SHOT, AND KILLED IN ELDORADO PARK ROBBERY.

Gauteng police have arrested several suspects in connection with a robbery at the Eldorado Park Post Office.

Eldorado Park Post Office
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A suspect linked to the robbery of the local post office, south of Johannesburg, was allegedly shot and killed by the police.

Gauteng police say they managed to arrest three suspects on Monday in Klipspruit in Soweto following the business robbery earlier that day.

“A group of five men went into a post office in Eldorado Park where they robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash. They panicked and started shooting at the police,” says police spokesperson Kay Makhubele.

Makhubele says the suspects fled the scene.

“The police followed them until Klipspruit West where there also was a shootout. One suspect is still at large.”

Three unlicensed firearms and cash, believed to have been stolen, were recovered.

Three men escape from police holding cell in Mpumalanga.

Three men escape from police holding cells in Mpumalanga

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Nov 26, 2018 2:00 PM

The escapees have been charged with rape, murder, and kidnapping.

Two of the prisoners who escaped prison in Mpumalanga.
Two of the prisoners who escaped prison in Mpumalanga.

Police are on a manhunt for three prisoners who escaped from police holding cells in Calcutta on Saturday afternoon, reports Lowvelder.

They were awaiting trial on the day. The trio escaped with two other accused, Brian Ubisi, 20, and Bongani Sivalo, 19, who were re-arrested at their hideouts in Justicia outside Hazyview on Sunday.

Both were in custody on charges of rape committed in separate incidents before escaping, and will now face additional charges of escape from lawful custody.

The details of the three remaining fugitives are as follows:

· Peace Khoza, 21, arrested for attempted murder, rape, and kidnapping.

· Lwazi Mndlovu, 21, for murder.

· Dimakatso Smomoza Chiloane, 22, for murder.

An internal probe is underway to determine the circumstances which led to the escape.

Police urge any person with information that could lead to the arrest of these escapees to contact Lieutenant Colonel Dudu Shabangu at 082-469-2569 or the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

Cop ‘kills’ wife,her brother in a divorce case in court

Cop ‘kills’ wife, her brother in a divorce case in court

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Nov 27, 2018 11:01 AM
Medics leave the scene of a shooting in the Durban regional court where two people were killed in a divorce case. /JACKIE CLAUSEN
Medics leave the scene of a shooting in the Durban regional court where two people were killed in a divorce case. /JACKIE CLAUSEN

After the shooting stopped and as pools of blood snaked across the scuffed courtroom floor, Sergeant Phumlani Chiliza was found on his back still clinging to his gun.

His wife lay face down between well-worn wooden benches, blood matted in her hair.

Her brother lay against the wall in the gallery, his legs tucked beneath his body and bright-red blood encircling the hole in his white shirt.

In what would be a failed effort to take his own life, the 36-year-old policeman then turned the gun on himself.

The first policeman who burst into the room from an adjacent court found Chiliza still holding his weapon after the final salvo to end his marriage.

The KwaMashu cop, now under police guard in a Durban hospital, is accused of gunning down his wife and her brother in the public gallery of the Durban regional court yesterday.

Impeccable police sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said magistrate Sitembiso Maphumulo, who was hearing the day’s proceedings, had just left her seat and returned to her chambers when Chiliza produced his gun.

As the prosecutor and clerk took cover, Chiliza is alleged to have opened fire on his former wife and her brother.

The smoking gun was then pulled from his grasp.

It is understood that the critically injured policeman was treated by Life Response 24/7 paramedics at the scene before being rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Gunshot residue on his hands, vital evidence if he survives the shooting, was protected by evidence bags sealed over his hands.

Now his colleagues will delve into the annals of his life in an attempt to establish why he crossed over to the other side of the law.

His Facebook paints a self-portrait of a dedicated family man and father who loved soccer. His mantra, posted on his profile, reads: “It’s either I fight until I die or win.”

Police spokeswoman Col Thembeka Mbele said the pair had been at court for divorce proceedings.

“There had been court proceedings initiated between the woman and the policeman,” Mbele said.

“The matter was stood down and immediately after the magistrate left he fired several shots toward his wife and her brother.”

“He then turned the gun on himself and was critically injured.”

Mbele said while investigations were at an early stage, if the man survives he would face charges of murder.

Man shoots 15-feet long python that swallowed his dog in Anambra

Man shoots 15-feet long python that swallowed his dog

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Nov 28, 2018 2:00 PM

This incredible event happened in Anambra.

See the 15-feet long python a man shot for swallowing his dog (Linda Ikeji’s Blog)

Animal rights are important, but staying alive is ‘importanter.’ That is why a lady thanked God after she was saved from the snake which crept into her shop.

While animal venom is being synthesized into drugs to treat conditions like cancer, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, the raw dose of snake venom is lethal and can be fatal.

Usually, snakes target animals and that was the case in Anambra State when a man reportedly shot a python that swallowed his dog.

According to Linda Ikeji’s Blog, the snake had reportedly crept into the shooter’s house located at Oba junction, Anambra State, in the middle of the night and swallowed his dog. As is famous, when snakes swallow big creatures, they are rarely able to move and that likely happened to this snake.

When the shooter discovered what had happened, he went home to get his gun to shoot the incredibly long python dead. See the photos here;

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