UPDATE: Shooting Outside UK Parliament, At least a Dozen Injured.

At least a dozen people have been injured on Westminster Bridge after shots were heard outside the British parliament, a Reuters photographer said on Wednesday.

There were reports of politicians and journalists tweeting about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings.

Witnesses said they saw people being treated for injuries and reported seeing a man with a knife in the palace grounds.

Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices, the report said, adding someone had been shot.

Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.

More details are awaited.

We Will Actualize Biafra Without Shooting A Gun– IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide and its Directorate of State, DOS has said that it would not achieve Biafra’s sovereignty through warfare and bloodshed but will rather achieve it through globally accepted procedures.

It said the United Nations has a set of approved self-determination processes and hence, urged the Nigerian Government and its military to be civil and play by the globally accepted approaches in their dealings with self-determination seeking groups like it.

In a statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful, it said “we are aware that some individuals fear that the Biafra actualization project will turn bloody like done in the 1967 and 1970, but we want to assure them that it will not be so because the international law gives room for the restoration of Biafra through the stipulated lay down processes that will be applied without shedding blood.”

“Biafran by nature have respect for human life. We are not war-mongers like as known by the world unlike the people who are persecuting us who have no respect for human life.”

“Biafrans do not like to shed blood, and the actualization of Biafra will not change us. What happened in the past was the extreme pushing of the Biafran to the wall, but times have changed, we must achieve Biafra without shooting a gun.”

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BREAKING: The Ohio State University campus is on lockdown amid reports of an active shooter.

Ohio State University is in lockdown after an active shooter was reported on campus.


The university released an advisory urging students to “run, hide, fight”.

There are unconfirmed reports that the gunman is down, and no official word yet on any casualties.


The gunman was reportedly spotted near Watts Hall, a materials science and engineering building.

Female Cop who shot Dead Unarmed Black Man charged with First Degree Manslaughter

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have filed charges against the white female police officerBetty Shelby, who shot and killed unarmed black man, 40-year-old Terence Crutcher who had his hands up on September 16. She has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. Dashcam and aerial footage of the shooting showed Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his arms up in the air. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s office said Officer Shelby ‘reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation’ by ‘becoming emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted.’
Crutcher’s twin sister, Tiffany, spoke to reporters outside of the Tulsa County Courthouse on Thursday and said that the family is happy Shelby has been charged. She said that they hope the district attorney prosecutes the case and hopefully obtains a conviction. Adding that she hopes a criminal conviction will help bring an end to the killing of innocent citizens by police.

Oklahoma GovMary Fallin  also said that she hopes a first-degree manslaughter charge against Shelby provides some peace to the Crutcher family and to the people of Tulsa.

Urging Tulsa residents to be patient as the case works its way through the justice system. She also added that Shelby is innocent until proven guilty.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest and arrangements are now being made for her to surrender. If convicted, she faces between fours years and the maximum sentence of life in prison.

At Least Two Dead In Florida Nightclub Shooting

At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting early Monday at a Florida nightclub, US broadcaster NBC reported.

Police confirmed that the incident occurred at Club Blu in Fort Myers, which US media said was holding a party for teenagers.

A “person of interest” has been detained at another location, the station said.

The Fort Myers Police Department reported that while two individuals were fatally shot, “at least 14-16” more sustained minor to life-threatening wounds during the episode, which occurred at approximately 12:30 am (0430 GMT), according to NBC.

A nearby home and vehicles were also shot at, resulting in one minor injury, CBS news reported.

Police said officers were “actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident,” according to a statement obtained by NBC.

The shooting comes just six weeks after an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left 49 dead in the worst gun massacre in recent US history.

Police killed the gunman, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old US citizen of Afghan origin, after a three-hour standoff.

That rampage and other recent shootings have renewed debate about gun laws in the United States.

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Security Operative Quizzed For Shooting Inside Aso Rock

The Presidency is currently investigating a case of security breach that occurred inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The incident, our correspondent learnt, involved one of the security operatives attached to a delegation of the Danish Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Kristian Jensen, who visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the incident occurred shortly after Jensen, who was accompanied by the Ambassador of Denmark to Nigeria, Mr. Torben A. Gettermann, and other Danish embassy officials, scaled through the last security checkpoint.

He said the security operative who was in mufti attempted to follow members of the delegation into the venue of the meeting with his weapon.

Based on the rules, security men attached to the Administrative Reception, where the last screening always takes place, were said to have told him that he could not go beyond the point with his weapon.

The source said the man told them that his weapon was not “loaded.”

He said, “When he was told to drop the weapon, the man told those manning the security point that it was not loaded.

“He then removed the weapon. The security guys initially thought he wanted to submit the weapon to them.

“Surprisingly, the guy pulled the weapon and fired it to prove that it was empty.

“Shocked at the development, the security guys on duty quickly rose and got their rifles ready for action.”

Another source who witnessed the incident said he was about running out of the reception to avoid stray bullets hitting him when he discovered that the situation had quickly been brought under control.

He said while Jensen and members of his delegation made their ways to the Conference Hall of the Vice President’s office, the security operative was quickly disarmed.

He was said to have been detained and quizzed for several hours by top security officials attached to the Presidential Villa.

He was reportedly released several hours after the delegation he escorted to the Presidential Villa had left.

“He was taken into a room where he was drilled for hours. He was only released at the close of work in the evening,” the source added.

Credit: Sun

Toddler Dies After Getting Hold Of Gun & Shooting Himself

Police in South Carolina say a toddler got ahold of a gun and fatally shot himself.

A report released by York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said that 3-year-old Savion Barrow of Rock Hill died at a local hospital after suffering a gunshot wound just before 3 p.m. Sunday. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Police say no charges have been filed in connection with the death, although the investigation is continuing. Police did not immediately say what kind of gun was involved or how the child may have gotten ahold of it.

Officials say a 10-year-old girl was at the house at the time, as were four women.

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DHQ Queries Boko Haram Shooting, Drowning Of 150 In Yobe

The Nigerian army has dismissed a report of a Boko Haram attack in which about 150 people were said to have been shot and drowned in Yobe.

“The stories going round the media of the alleged massacre and drowning of over a hundred civilians in Kukuwa-Gari cannot be substantiated,” the army said in a statement.

Eyewitnesses said those who died drowned while fleeing gunmen who attacked Kukuwa-Gari village in Yobe state.

The statement which was released yesterday in a twitter post via its handle @HQNigeriaArmy said, “Following reports and distressed calls about suspected movements and planned attacks by Boko Haram terrorists around Damasak.

” The Nigerian Air Force conducted air surveillance and armed reconnaissance, while the Nigerian army troops have been reinforced…”

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Shooting Reported At Drake’s OVO Fest After-Party, 2 Confirmed Dead

Two people are dead and others are wounded after someone began shooting at Drake’s OVO Fest after-party in Toronto in the early hours of today. TMZ reports below..

It happened just after 3 AM Tuesday. Someone began shooting inside Muzik nightclub, where Drake was hosting the official after-party. One person was shot dead inside the club. At least one gunman took it outside the club and more gunshots filled the air.

In all, a man and women died. At least 3 others are hospitalized. It’s unclear if Drake was in the club when the shooting erupted. It’s not the first time this has happened at Muzik. A man was shot at last year’s OVO Fest after-party.

9 Die In US Church Shooting

Nine people have died in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston in the US state of South Carolina. City police chief Gregory Mullen described the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a “hate crime”.

He said eight victims died in the church and another shortly afterwards. Police later issued surveillance images of the suspect – a white male in his 20s – and a vehicle. The suspect is on the run.


Deadly Shooting Inside Swedish Restaurant

Police say several people shot inside restaurant in Goteborg, and at least two people are said to have been killed.  Several people have been shot inside a restaurant in the city of Goteborg and some of have died, Swedish police have said.

Police said in a statement that an automatic weapon is believed to have been used in the shooting late on Wednesday. They had no details on any suspects but said an investigation was under way.

One witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT that two men entered the restaurant and started shooting with automatic weapons. “I didn’t have a chance to think about what happened. Then I saw that my friend was bleeding. I tried to stop the bleeding as good as I could with my hand,” said the witness, who didn’t give his name.

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Lekki Shooting: Many Feared Dead As Armed Men Rob FCMB

An unknown number of people have been killed following a bank robbery operation in Lagos. Eye witness say that a large number of men dressed in army uniform stormed the First City Monument Bank in Lekki late in the afternoon shooting sporadically.

Policemen on duty in a bullion van were said to have been shot dead as commuters scamper for safety, abandoning their vehicles. The bank is said to be located around the Lekki/Ikoyi bridge. The robbers are said to have fled on speedboat.

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Shooting Spree in U.S Leaves 9 Dead, Including Gunman

At least nine people have been killed in a shooting spree in the US state of Missouri, authorities say. Bodies were discovered at multiple crime scenes in a rural town in Texas County.

The suspected gunman is reportedly among the dead. He was found in a parked vehicle in Shannon County, according to police.

Texas County Sheriff James Signman told the Houston Herald on Friday that at least four crime scenes were involved in the shootings around the unincorporated community of Tyrone and possibly others outside of the county.

Troopers and deputies mobilized in the area, and authorities were knocking on doors at 3:45 am Friday, the newspaper said.

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Another Black Boy Shot by US Police (Watch Video)

A video was released on Wednesday showing the police officers involved in the killing of the 12-year-old African-American boy who was carrying a fake gun in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tamir Rice was shot by officers on Saturday and was rushed to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead on Sunday morning.

The officers involved said the boy refused to raise his hands and tried to pull the fake gun from his waistband outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland.

However, the video released by the state police on Wednesday clearly shows that one of the officers shot the boy seconds after he got out of the patrol car.

The video, containing stuttered images with no sound, shows the boy walking and pointing his fake gun in different directions. He then enters a gazebo before officers arrive in their patrol car. The first officer, Timothy Loehmann, gets out of the car and shoots the boy instantaneously.

Deputy Cleveland Police Chief Edward Tomba said the release of the video should not be regarded as a way to explain actions taken by the officers or the young man.

“This is not an effort to exonerate. It’s not an effort to show the public that anybody did anything wrong,” said Tomba. “This is an obvious tragic event where a young member of our community lost their life. We’ve got two officers that were out there protecting the public that just had to, you know, do something that nobody wants to do.”

The incident has sparked anger among the residents of the community. The US is already reeling from the aftershocks of a grand jury decision over the death of another black teenager in Missouri which sparked massive protests across the country over the past two days.

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Canadian PM Vows to ‘Fight Terror’ After Ottawa Attack

Canada’s prime minister has condemned the “brutal and violent” shooting of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and a hit-and-run that killed another soldier earlier this week, saying the incidents are grim reminders that Canada is not immune to terrorism.

“But let there be no misunderstanding, we will not be intimidated,” Stephen Harper said in a televised address to the nation late on Wednesday.

Harper said the attacks would not deter Canada from working with international allies to fight terrorism around the world, and vowed to go after those who are involved.

“This will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts, to fight against the terrorist organisations who brutalise those in other countries with the hope of bringing their savagery to our shores,” he said.

Harper spoke hours after a gunman shot and killed a soldier guarding a war memorial then stormed the Canadian parliament before he was killed.

The prime minister was holding a meeting with party members in the parliament building as the gunfire erupted. Members of the parliament were also inside the building when the attack took place.

Canadian authorities and the media have identified the suspected attacker as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

The 32-year-old suspect was deemed a “high-risk traveller” by intelligence services, and according to media reports he recently had his passport confiscated.

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