Three people are battling for their lives after they were separately attacked and seriously wounded by a marauding hyena, on Sunday, in Ntcheu, Malawi Police have confirmed.
According to Ntcheu police Publicist, Hastings Chigalu said the hyena terrorised the communities.
Chisomo Thembakako 33, of Kasisi 1 village, Sub Traditional Authority Tsikulamowa, was the first to be attacked.
“At around 0700 hours, the victim along his wife, were busy planting maize in their field, when this wild animal appeared and discharged on them. While going on separate ways, the hyena followed the husband,” explained Chigalu.
Efforts by the wife to rescue the husband from the jaws of the marauding hyena, proved futile, as the damage was already done, and huge.
After disappearing at Kasisi 1 village, the fierce animal appeared at Matale 1 village at around 1100 hours.
It attacked attacked an eleven year old boy who was chopped off all his palms, before going for a nine year old boy who was also severely wounded.
Two of the victims are admitted at Balaka District Hospital, whilst the eleven year old boy has been referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre for further medical attention.
Meanwhile, the wild animal has been killed by police.
Police rushed to the scene immediately after receiving a report of the same from the District Commissioner.
“With the help of villagers, Police braved the soaking rains, hunting the hyena within the nearby hills. It was until 1600 hours, when it was found and shot.”
Efforts to link up with Veterinary Officials, and Wild Life Department are being made for further advice.
“Police is commending the communities, for reporting to the authorites in time, that has led to the prevention of further damage.”
If a person has any of the above risk factors, they should talk to their doctor about HIV testing. The doctor should also advise about how often to take a test.
TheCDCestimate that, of all the women with HIV in the U.S. in 2014, 88 percent had received a diagnosis.
Early diagnosis is crucial, and many therapies can help a person manage HIV without complications.
Different types of tests can help a doctor diagnose HIV. Some tests cannot detect the virus in the early stages.
HIV tests include:
Antibody tests: These detect the presence of HIV antibodies, or immune system proteins, in blood or saliva samples. Rapid and at-home tests are usually antibody tests. They cannot detect HIV at an early stage.
Antigen/antibody tests: These detect HIV antibodies and antigens, or viral components, in the blood. Antigen/antibody tests also cannot detect HIV at an early stage
Nucleic acid tests: These look for the presence of HIV’s genetic material in the blood, and they can detect HIV at an early stage.
Anyone who may have contracted the virus and who has early symptoms may wish to speak to a doctor about a nucleic acid test.
While there is currently no cure for HIV, doctors can prescribe medications that either stop the virus from replicating or reduce the rate at which the virus multiplies.
These medicines are called antiretroviral therapies, and there are several different types.
A person may need to take between one and three medications a day, depending on their needs.
Ideally, if a person takes antiretroviral therapies as instructed, the virus will stop replicating, and the immune system can fight off those that remain.
Levels of the virus may diminish until they are no longer detectable. However, HIV remains in the body, and if a person stopped taking their medications, the virus could start to replicate again.
HIV symptoms can resemble those of other illnesses. Initial symptoms may be similar to those of the flu, for example.
Women may also experience other symptoms later on, such as frequent vaginal yeast infections.
Anyone who thinks that they may have HIV should speak to a doctor about testing.
Thanks to innovations in treatment, people can manage HIV much like any other chronic condition. This can help prevent later-stage symptoms.
This woman is wanted for masterminding her cop husband’s murder
Nov 28, 2018 4:09 PM
Cape Town – The police are looking for a woman who is believed to have masterminded the murder of her husband, a Samora Machel police officer.
Constable Mneli Jobela was found shot in the back of his head, inside his vehicle, in Oliver Tambo Drive, Samora Machel, early in October.
His wife, Qaqanba Qayisa, is being sought by police for Jobela’s murder.
It’s believed she hired two men to shoot him. The police would not confirm this, but of the three suspects sought for the murder, two of them have been arrested.
“If you know the whereabouts of Qaqanba Qayisa, or can assist to trace her, kindly contact Detective Sergeant Deon Lotz of the Western Cape Provincial Detectives on 0824434587 / 021 918-3860 as she is wanted on a charge of murder,” police spokesperson Andrè Traut said.
“On 2017-10-06 at about 03:30 the body of Constable Mneli Jobela was found inside his vehicle in Oliver Tambo Drive, Samora Machel.
“He had a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Further investigation linked three suspects to the incident, of whom two were arrested.
“A warrant of arrest was issued for 32-year-old Qaqanba Qayisa, who is the wife of the deceased. We have reason to believe that she could be in the Eastern Cape. All information will be treated confidentially,” he said.
A sudden rise in Boko Haram attacks over the last three months has forced the Nigerian military to fine-tune its counter-insurgency operations in the war-ravaged North-east, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai said on Wednesday.
The army chief also said the terrorists now use drones and foreign fighters in their operations.
Mr Buratai described the exploits of the jihadists as “daring,” saying it threatened to erode the previously recorded achievements in the counter-terrorism efforts.
Mr Buratai lamented the recent attack on Nigerian Army 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Borno State, on November 18. At least 118 soldiers, includingthe battalion’s commander, were killed in the attack, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from top military sources, who also confirmed at least 153 missing in action. Mr Buratai, however, says only 23 soldiers were killed in the Metele attack.
The army chief said the attacks have put the military’s resolve to test, but assured the insurgency would be uprooted before long.
“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,” Mr Buratai said at the 2018 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital where Boko Haram has waged its devastating campaign since 2009.
Security experts have long warned that Boko Haram was recruiting foreign elements to help advance its jihadist cause in Nigeria. The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks targeting Nigerian military assets.
Mr Buratai’s comments, circulated by Sani Usman, immediate-past spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, said Boko Haram also suffered heavy losses in the three-month period, which spoke to the gallantry and resilience Nigerian troops.
Borno villages of Kukawa, Ngoshe, Kareto and Gajiram came under attack at different times” over the past two weeks, from November 2-17, Mr Buratai said. “Each of these incidents were successfully repelled and several members of the terrorists were killed.”
Mr Buratai said the 16 military personnel were killed and 12 wounded in action during the period.
The military has reportedly intensified offensive against Boko Haram positions since the attack on November 18. PRNigeria, a public relations firm close to the militart, cited military sources as saying the Nigerian Air Force carried out a series of aerial bombardments of Boko Haram hideouts since November 25.
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