The passenger boat carrying 85 people capsized in the state's Ogbaru area, following rising floods in that area, according to the statement.
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Police recovered two mobile phones, one laptop with VISA, passport from the accused identified as Samson Imoko Alika, a Nigeria resident.
In a statement released on Sunday in Abuja, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the heinous killing of worshippers.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack at St. Francis Catholic Church on Sunday.
The explosion was suddenly heard in the forest between the states of Imo and Rivers, with thick smoke engulfing the entire area, according to Collins Ajie, a community leader and President-General of the Supreme Council of Oil and Gas Producing Areas in Imo.
State commissioner for information and strategy Gbenga Omotoso told reporters that rescue work was still ongoing and would continue until the government could account for everybody inside the building at the time of the collapse on Monday and certify that nobody was left behind, reports Xinhua news agency.
There have been a series of gunmen attacks in Nigeria in recent months, leading to deaths and kidnappings.
Lagos: A pipeline explosion in early hours of Friday had killed at least 19 people in two villages of Osisioma local government area of Abia state in southern Nigeria, a para military body said. Benito Eze, state commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, confirmed the number of casualties to media in Umuahia, […]
St. Petersburg (Russia): A late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match here on Tuesday as the two-time champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Rojo scored the winner for Argentina in the 86th minute after Victor Moses’ penalty conversion in the 51st minute had […]
Lagos: Nigerian Police said at least 15 people have been killed when unknown gunmen attacked a village in Nigeria’s Zamfara state. Police spokesperson Muhammad Shehu, told reporters in Gusau, the state capital, that the gunmen killed the people in Zakuna village, Xinhua news agency reported. The gunmen invaded Zakuna in the early hours of Friday […]
Lagos: At least 27 people have been killed and 56 injured after two blasts rocked Nigeria’s Mubi town in Adamawa, officials said. Two suicide bombers have carried out the attacks on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported citing Ahmad Sajoh, Adamawa state Commissioner of Information and Strategy. The first blast took place inside the mosque, while […]
Nairobi: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will become the first African leader to be received by his American counterpart Donald Trump when he arrives in Washington for talks on Monday, the media reported. They are expected to discuss shared economic and security interests, reports the BBC. But many will also be watching the talks closely after […]
Abuja: At least 10 persons have been killed and 65 others injured in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city following two suicide blasts, police and rescue officials said. Two persons suspected to be members of the terror group Boko Haram detonated their explosive devices on Wednesday at a local market in Muna Garage area located on the outskirts […]
New York: India is among the five countries — Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia being the others — responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world, according to a UN report. The report, “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, revealed that 5.6 million children died before reaching the age of five in […]