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U.S. places new sanctions on Boko Haram, leader

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The United States government has imposed new sanctions on the terror group, Boko Haram, and its factional leader, Mus’ab al-Barnawi.

The new sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department targets the Islamic State and its affiliate networks around the world.

The U.S. department added Boko Haram, also known as ISIS-West Africa, to the sanction list for global terrorism.

Mr. al-Barnawi and Mahad Moalim from Somalia and seven organisations in Africa and Asia, linked to Islamic state (ISIS), were added to the list.

Mr. al-Barnawi was the spokesperson for Boko Haram before the group pledged allegiance to ISIL.

The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the additions include ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-Bangladesh, ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Egypt, ISIS-Somalia, Jund al-Khilafah-Tunisia, also known as ISIS-Tunisia, and the Philippines-based Maute Group, also known as Islamic State of Lanao.

Reuters reports that the U.S. State Department, in a separate statement, said that it had designated 40 Islamic State leaders and operatives dating back to 2011 under an order aimed at denying them access to the U.S. financial system, including the latest additions.

“These designations are part of a larger comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS that, in coordination with the 75-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, has made significant progress toward that goal.

“This effort is destroying ISIS in its safe havens, denying its ability to recruit foreign terrorist fighters, stifling its financial resources, negating the false propaganda it disseminates over the internet and social media, and helping to stabilise liberated areas in Iraq and Syria so the displaced can return to their homes and begin to rebuild their lives,” the statement added.

Islamic State fighters were driven last year from all the population centres they occupied in both Syria and Iraq, but Washington still considers them a threat, capable of carrying out an insurgency and plotting attacks elsewhere, Reuters reported.

In Nigeria Boko Haram has remained a threat despite the government’s claim the group has been defeated.
Boko Haram fighters have continued to carry out deadly attacks and abductions — although on a reduced scale.

The group is believed to be responsible for the latest of such abductions last week, involving 110 secondary schoolgirls kidnapped from their dormitory in Dapchi, Yobe State.

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Lagos Woman Visited Her Facebook Male Friend And This Shocking Thing Happened

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Lagos Woman Visited Her Facebook Male Friend And This Shocking Thing Happened

A woman got more than what she bargained for when she visited her Facebook friend at the highbrow area of Lagos State.

A woman has been rescued after she was robbed and gang-r*ped off the road in Lekki, Lagos when she was out on a date with a Facebook friend.

The suspect has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

Lagos State police spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, revealed how the woman (names withheld) connected with the Facebook friend in July 2018.

The Facebook friend, who was described by the police as a r*pist and armed robber was identified as one Richard Samuel Gbenga.

Oti said: “They interacted a couple of times, getting to know each other. However, on August 4, 2018, the said Richard Samuel Gbenga invited the young woman for a dinner and she accepted. She further told him where they would meet before taking off for the dinner.

“The suspect arrived at the agreed take-off point in a Toyota Camry saloon car registration number JJJ 406 DL driven by one Ayo Salau, a member of his robbery gang.

“On their way to Lekki, they pulled over at a lonely spot. Armed with cutlasses, they ordered her to take off clothes or be killed. Seeing she was Unclad, they took turns to r*pe her after which they robbed her of her wristwatch and cash.

“The moment the hoodlums left, the victim raised the alarm and gave a description of their car. Police operatives attached to Maroko Division were alerted and immediately they laid an ambush for the fleeing criminals.

“As soon as the police operatives stopped their vehicle, the criminals took to their heels. The officers chased them and arrested Ayo Salau Yusuf while his partner in crime, Richard Samuel Gbenga, escaped.

“The suspect had since been identified by the victim and he confessed to having committed the crime. He added that his fleeing partner recruited him for the job.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, cautions the youths especially young women to beware of people who may use the social media to take advantage of them. He assures that the long arm of the law will surely catch up with the fleeing suspect.”

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BREAKING: Four policemen killed in crossfire with Kaduna ‘bandits’

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Four policemen killed in crossfire with Kaduna ‘bandits’

Suspected bandits have killed four policemen in Jankasa village, Rigasa, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.

The policemen, were said to be on their way for an operation in the area when they were ambushed around 7pm on Saturday.

The bandits were said to have engaged the police in a fierce gun battle, leading to the death of the deceased officers.

Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, confirmed the incident in a text message.

He said the officers killed were of the inspector-general of police (IGP) intelligence rapid response team (IRT).

“At about 0630hrs of Saturday, a team of detectives attached to IGP IRT while on operation along Jankasa village of Rigasa Kaduna, were ambushed by armed bandits.

“After a fierce gun battle, four of our policemen paid the supreme sacrifice.”

According to him, a reinforcement was mobilised to the area, with the view to bring the perpetrators to book, but no arrest has been made yet.

More to follow…

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Drama as husband catches nursing wife prostituting in Delta

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A suspecting husband (names withheld) has caught his wife who just delivered a set of twins in alleged act of prostitution along the popular Enerhen junction, the commercial nerve center of Warri, Delta State.

It was not clear if the lady, who just delivered twins about two months ago, was already involved in the unholy business before she got married to her hubby.

The lady, who hails from a suburb near Warri metropolis, created a scene when she was caught by her suspecting husband, who trailed her to her mother’s house from where she dumped the two-month-old twins and took a bus to Warri to hunt for customers at the popular Enerhen junction, unaware that her husband was just a pole behind as she journeyed to her hustling ground.

Findings revealed that the lady has been sneaking out of her matrimonial home, under the pretence of visiting her aunt, to ply her sexual trade at Enerhen junction until she got pregnant and delivered the twins.

This time around, she left the house under the pretence of visiting a friend indebted to her in Warri with a promise to returned by 6am the next day.

The said husband was surprised when he eventually saw his wife arrive Enerhen junction, changed dresses to highly skimpy ones for the commencement of her prostitution work at a very cheap rate.

The husband quickly dashed to the Enerhen Police station and returned with some police women to effect the arrest of his almost nude wife.

It was also learnt that the parents of the lady were sent for by the police to come with the twins to meet their daughter face to face clad in her prostitution regalia.

Shocked, the lady’s mother confirmed that her daughter usually leaves her husband’s house to Warri several evenings even before her delivery but never for once thought that she was rushing to Warri for sex trade.

A Police source, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that the lady who was detained for three days, was bailed by the same husband because of the kids who seriously needed their mother’s attention.

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