Gunmen Storm Ikorodu, Kill Pregnant Woman, Three Others

There was pandemonium in the Ikorodu area of Lagos as gunmen stormed the Ibeshi area of Ikorodu killing a pregnant woman, her two children and another man.

Witnesses said that the woman identified as Afusatu Kazeem, her two children and the other victim of the gun attack who was also identified as Sunday Roberts were rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital were they were confirmed dead.

Many other persons were wounded in the gun attack, which cannot be explained, but the Police spokes person in Lagos, Dolapo Badmus confirmed that the woman  was killed in the attack but her two children and Mr. Roberts were receiving treatment at the hospital.

Preliminary investigation by Daily Sun indicate that four persons were killed including the woman.

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Pregnant Woman Shot Dead Over Land In Delta

Five persons have been declared missing after Enwhe and Igbide communities of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state clashed over a disputed plot of land.

It was gathered that a woman with six and half month-old pregnancy was also shot dead during the fracas.

It was also gathered that the five missing persons comprising three women and two men had not been seen by their relatives since last Monday fracas.

Igbide community also claimed that one Prince Palmer Obukeni and a woman with six and a half month old pregnancy were also shot dead during the clash.

A source in the community said that trouble started when some women from Enwhe who had gone to harvest cassava on Monday morning were allegedly attacked by suspected gunmen from Igbide at the site of the disputed land.

The Enwhe community women who escaped the ambush alerted their kinsmen who also mobilised to confront suspected warriors from Igbide community. The clash led to serious injuries.

Source said the five persons have been missing since the incident took place, noting that the push carts meant to carry the harvested cassava home were found abandoned without trace of their owners.

The President General of Enwhe community, Mr Sunday Egboye, when contacted said that the matter has been reported with the police in the area.

Ogboye alleged that the suspected attackers from Igbide community were behind the missing farmers.

He disclosed that a truce committee site up by the Isoko Development Union and headed by Mr Vincent Omurie was working towards an amicable settlement of the land dispute.

He added that he want a lasting peace brokered between the two communities stressing that his people have nothing to gain in a crisis reddened situation.

The President General of Igbide community, Mr Alex Edegware, denied the allegation that the Igbide people were responsible for the violent attack.

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Pregnant Woman Killed Over Debt In Oyo

A textile trader in Gbagi Market, Ibadan, Oyo State, Kudirat Oduola, has been beaten to death by thugs allegedly sent by a co-trader who lent her N2m.

Our correspondent learnt that the deceased, who was three months pregnant, had approached one Oriekun to assist her with the money to buy textile materials.

The deceased’s brother, Abdulahi Asimolowo, said Oduola paid the N2m debt five months after it was borrowed, adding that Oriekun, however, insisted that she would collect N400,000 as interest for five months.

He said, “It is a common practice among traders at Gbagi Market to assist one another with money to buy goods. No interest is usually charged. This was what happened between my sister and Oriekun.

“Oriekun assisted my sister with the sum of N2m, which was refunded after five months. She, however, insisted that she would collect interest on the money for another five months. She said she would collect N400,000 per month. She also threatened the deceased to consider herself a walking corpse if she refused to pay the interest.”

Asimolowo explained that the deceased later agreed to pay the interest when she could no longer cope with Oriekun’s harassment.

“She actually paid some of the interest, but when she could no longer continue, she told Oriekun that she was tired of paying because she could no longer afford it,” he added.

Asimolowo said on May 19, 2016, some thugs were allegedly sent by Oriekun to deal with the deceased for failing to pay the money.

He said, “The thugs beat her up and left her when she collapsed. She lost her pregnancy as a result of the attack and she was rushed to the hospital.

“She was taken to a private hospital at Olodo area, and later transferred to the Police Hospital at Eleyele. From there, she was transferred to the University College Hospital where she died on July 9, 2016.”

It was learnt that Oriekun had been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was ongoing.

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Lassa Fever Hits Kaduna, Kills Pregnant Woman, Doctor, 1 Other

A pregnant woman and two health workers have been confirmed dead following the outbreak  of Lassa fever in Kaduna.

The three people including a medical doctor who was undergoing his national youth service year as a corp and a community health nurse died at the Saint Louis Hospital in Zonkwa, area of Zango Kataf local government of the state.

The doctor and the nurse it would be recalled contacted the lassa fever disease after conducting an operation on a pregnant woman who later died of the same disease two weeks ago.

Confirming the outbreak, the state commissioner for health, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok told journalists, that two weeks ago, there was a pregnant woman that visited the Saint Louis Hospital after she was referred from a clinic in Kamuru.

‘‘She was pregnant and an operation was conducted on her by the doctor and nurse. She subsequently died.”

He added: “The two individuals that died were the people that actually attended to the pregnant woman. She died about two weeks ago. No one thought they would die like that after the woman. The woman died of lassa disease. She was buried properly. And it was after her death that symptoms of lassa started to show on the medical doctor and the community nurse.

“The doctor and the nurse died after they had high temperature consistently for four days,” said the commissioner.

He said that the doctor and nurse showed signs of lassa fever shortly  after operating a  pregnant woman who was brought in from another hospital in from a primary health care centre in Kamuru in the same local government.

‘‘The woman later died few days after they were tested positive to lassa.’’

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Pregnant Woman Dies Mid-air Aboard Arik Air

A 39-year – old pregnant woman was on Friday confirmed dead on board an Arik Air flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos.

The deceased, identified as Ijeoma Nwokedi, was confirmed dead on arrival by the medical personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal One, Lagos.

A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that Mrs. Nwokedi was travelling with her husband and a cousin.

The source said the deceased had developed complications mid-air and was attended to by some medical personnel on board the flight.

Arik Air, in a statement by its spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, confirmed the incident.

“A female passenger on board Arik Air’s Port Harcourt-Lagos flight was confirmed dead by medical personnel on arrival this morning at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal One, Lagos.

“The lady boarded the flight from Port Harcourt in company of her husband and cousin. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained,” the statement said.

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Pregnant APC Supporter Stabs Husband During Election Argument

A woman has been arrested in Lagos State for murdering her husband during a dispute over the presidential candidates in the election. According to reports, the pregnant woman, 26, supported the APC while her husband supported the PDP which resulted in an argument over who would win the presidential election and ended in her fatally stabbing her husband.

A neighbour told the media that the woman ran out of the house calling for help as they found the husband on the floor of the home. The neighbour said it was obvious that she attempted to save her husband on her own. The police have arrested the wife and are still investigating what caused the incident.

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Boko Haram ‘Killed Woman in Labour’ During Attack: Amnesty Intl.

Boko Haram fighters killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared to be the deadliest attack in the militants’ six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claimed on Thursday.

The human rights group said one witness to the assault on Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad in northeast Nigeria, told them the woman was shot by indiscriminate fire that also cut down small children. “Half of the baby boy (was) out and she died like this,” the unnamed witness was quoted as saying.

Amnesty said this week that hundreds of people, if not more, may have been killed in the attack, which began on January 3 and is thought to have targeted civilian vigilantes helping the military. “They killed so many people. I saw maybe around 100 killed at that time in Baga. I ran to the bush. As we were running, they were shooting and killing,” a man in his fifties was quoted as saying. Another woman added: “I don’t know how many but there were bodies everywhere we looked.”

The testimony chimes with claims from local officials that huge numbers were killed and that of witnesses spoken to by AFP, who described seeing decomposing bodies littering the streets. One man who escaped from Baga after hiding for three days said he was “stepping on bodies” for five kilometres (three miles) as he fled through the bush. Nigeria’s military, which often downplays death tolls, said this week that 150 people died, dismissing as “sensational” claims that 2,000 may have lost their lives.

Human Rights Watch said the exact death toll was unknown and in a statement published on Thursday quoted one local resident as saying: “No one stayed back to count the bodies. “We were all running to get out of town ahead of Boko Haram fighters who have since taken over the area.”

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