The United Nations says more than 12 African migrants were shot dead by human traffickers while attempting to escape a camp in Libya, where some were subjected to “torture” and “abuse and exploitation”.
“Human traffickers in Libya reportedly killed more than a dozen people and wounded many others after a group of some 200 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalis, being held captive, attempted to escape,” the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a statement.
The incident occurred in Bani Walid, approximately 180 km (110 miles) southeast of the capital Tripoli, which is a transit point for migrants trying to reach Europe. People traffickers and kidnappers are believed to run 20 detention centres in the town.
“This latest deadly incident demonstrates, once again, the huge challenge of providing protection to refugees in Libya, where many people fleeing war and persecution fall prey to criminal networks,” UNHCR said.
The residential building where Malian Mamoudou ‘spiderman’ Gassama, scaled to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in the French capital, Paris, has become a tourist site.
A local resident identified as Chantal told AFP: “since Saturday, it hasn’t stopped, every day people have been coming to look at it themselves.”
AFP reports that its team saw crowds gathering at the site, taking photos of themselves, and expressing wonder at Gassama’s antics.
The 22-year-old migrant’s life has changed dramatically since the video of his rescue was shared online. With his admirable skills, he is set to be made a French citizen and recently began his life as a trainee fireman with the Paris service.
One person has been reported dead today as the Ekiti State rally of APC’s governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi turned bloody.
According to reports Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele narrowly escape death but he sustained a gunshot injury to the arm.
Eye witness reports also confirm that a fake mobile police officer on theassassin mission who aimed at Fayemi but hit Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has been arrested while Bamidele has been rushed to the hospital.
According to APC in EKiti State, ‘two other persons were also shot in the process’.
See all the gory photos from the scene below…
President Buhari today met with members of the Buhari Media Organisation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. President Buhari thanked them for speaking on his behalf and also acknowldeged that his administration is one that is difficult to defend
”I don’t think I can thank you enough for your steadfastness under very difficult circumstances. It is not easy to defend this administration and more importantly, to defend me. But your consistency is giving me a lot of confidence and I know you are paying the price physically, mentally and materially because the opposition now is are sitting on incredible resources, which I’m afraid we cannot get at it all. For that reason, they are sponsoring mischief from different angles, which in spite of the incumbency of the government, we cannot absolutely stop that. It is you people, that are quietly and openly fighting it and I cannot thank you enough for that,” he said
He also told the group members that the opposition looted so much money that his administration might not be able to recover.
The Buhari Media Organisation was the media outfit of the APC campaign team in 2015 which was named Buhari Media Support Organisation.
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Irate youths in Oron, Akwa Ibom state today clashed with Customs Officers t Uya Oro junction in the community.
Trouble started when the Customs officer shot the tyre of a smugglers vehicle who was smuggling rice through the community.
The driver of the vehicle lost control and rammed into a motorcycle carrying some school pupils. The youths descended on the officers, beat them up and then burnt their vehicle.
South African rapper, AKA, and his ex-girlfriend, TV personality Bonang Matheba, announced their break-up in late December 2017, after dating for about two years.
The two began dating shortly after AKA ended his relationship with former girlfriend and mother of his child, DJ Zhinle.
In a series of Tweets today, AKA claimed ‘He abandoned his family only to get cheated on”
Graphic photos circulating online show the havoc wreaked by a man who murdered his best friend then raped his best friend’s girlfriend in front of the corpse.
There isn’t much information on the name of the suspect or where it happened. Reports say the suspect killed the friend following an argument.
Photos shared online show the body of the slain friend and the girlfriend who was raped. The girl was also slashed on the chin and cheek with a sharp weapon.
More photos below.
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Ariana Grande has finally moved on to another man following her recent break-up with rapper Mac Miller.
The 24-year-old singer appeared to confirm her new relationship with comedian and actor Pete Davidson after heavy speculations that the pair were secretly dating.
This night, the pop star shared a loved photo with the Saturday Night Live’s star wrapping his hands around her as he plants a gentle kiss on her cheek.
‘I thought u into my life ? woah ! look at my mind,’ She captioned the sweet photo.
On Wednesday, Pete, 24, also posted a snapshot of himself and Ariana standing close to each other in Hogwarts robes. He captioned the image, ‘The chamber of secrets has been opened …’
Ariana also reacted to his caption on his page, writing ‘“u tryna slytherin (i’m deleting my account now).’
A father has been reportedly arrested for allegedly brutalizing his daughter in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The father beat his daughter so much, leaving her with horrific injuries. According to reports, the father’s anger was that his daughter failed to understand what she was being taught, so he decided to flog sense into her.
The injured girl was discovered by a well-meaning citizen who spotted the injuries on her body and raised an alarm.
Nemesis caught up with three armed robbers that specialize in stealing phones and money from their victims in Eleme town, Rivers state today May 31st.
The robbers were apprehended around High Tension Area of Aleto in Eleme after they succeeded in snatching some phones and money from their victims at gunpoint and even shot a man.
A mob pursued them, caught them and beat them mercilessly before handing them over to the police.
Fashion designer Toyin Lawani just gifted ex BBNaija housemate, Nina, a car for her birthday.
Lawani who has been Nina’s stylist after the end of the BBNaija season 3 show, surpised her wtih the car at her birthay dinner in Lagos. Watch the video below.
Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his position as Real Madrid coach.
The French coach decided to throw in the towel after winning an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League trophy last weekend.
Zidane is one of the only three managers, along with Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisely, to have won the UEFA European Cup three times having guided Real Madrid to Champions League glory in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Zidane, 45, told a news conference at the Bernabeu Stadium he had “taken the decision not to continue next year.”
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was on Thursday present alongside Zidane when the announcement was made. Zidane who took charge of the club in January 2016.
He leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles and one La Liga success.
Nigerian singer Mo’Cheddah and her fiancé Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi got married traditionally in Lagos yesterday.
Below are photos of how some of your favourite girls including Toke Makinwa, Gbemi, Lamide Akintobi and others all turned up for the mid-week wedding.