Gunmen

Unknown Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter, demand N50m ransom [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter who covers the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been kidnapped. Okeregbe was kidnapped along Games Village in Abuja while on his way from his mechanic’s workshop. Those who saw him at work on Friday said he was wearing the same clothes as in the photo insert below. Sources close to Okeregbe’s family that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N50m, saying they’re aware he works for Channels TV. The Police, Channels Television and the family are all yet to issue a statement or discuss the incident with the media. Okeregbe’s wife first [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

66 people Killed by gunmen in Kaduna, Gov El-rufai Confirms [READ MORE]

  Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el -Rufai, on Friday confirmed the death of 66 people in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that among the victims were 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were rescued alive, the government stated in a public statement. The time of the massacres and the incident leading to them were, however , not explained in the release. The governor, in the statement, regretted the development and vowed that those responsible for the massacres will be brought to justice. The Kaduna State Governor had, through his verified Twitter handle @elrufai, tweeted: The Tweet leads to a Facebook statement [Read]

Gunmen Attack Nollywood Actor Femi Adebayo in Lagos – READ MORE

  Actor, Femi Adebayo, has revealed his encounter with gunmen on Thursday in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that On his Instagram page, the son of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, revealed that his vehicle was accosted by gunmen at 7UP bus stop, along Lagos Ibadan Expressway. He said that two men bearing arms came down from their vehicle and tried to force his car open and when they were unable to,  bashed his vehicle with the butt of their guns. In the post, which showed no photos of the allegedly damaged vehicle, Adebayo said he was grateful no one was hurt. See the caption of his post: “I thank God for [Read]

Gunmen abduct journalist, one other in Nasarawa – READ MORE

  LAFIA — Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Police in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of staff of the state Broadcast Service, NBS, Keffi office, and his friend by unknown gunmen. The Command’s spokesman, SP Kennedy Idirisu, told journalists in Lafia that the staff of the broadcast station were abducted at about 10p.m., weekend, while returning from work. Idirisu said a friend of the victims reported at Keffi Police Station that the victims, whom he saw the previous night, after closing from work did not return to their houses. According to Idirisu, the Police began investigation and found the Honda CRV [Read]