Thursday 22nd February 2024,
Hope for Nigeria

Browsing the "Incidents" Category

Scores Feared Dead In Borno As Motorists Climb Boko Haram IEDs

Scores Feared Dead In Borno As Motorists Climb Boko Haram IEDs

Scores of motorists and travellers were feared dead on Monday after stepping on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by members of the Boko Haram sect on the Maiduguri-Damboa-Chibok road in Borno State. This was confirmed by the Executive Chairman of [...]

October 5, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror, Incidents
Anambra Flood: NEMA Confirms One Dead, 651,000 Displaced

Anambra Flood: NEMA Confirms One Dead, 651,000 Displaced

The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of one Ginikanwa Izuoba in the Enugu-Otu, Aguleri flood. The Acting State Coordinator of the agency in Anambra, Mr Thickman Tanimu, confirmed the incident in Awka on Saturday. Tanimu said that [...]

October 5, 2022 Incidents
UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

Debris from a drone strike in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a truck carrying humanitarian aid and belonging to the World Food Programme (WFP) and injured the truck’s driver, the United Nations agency said on Monday. The WFP said [...]

September 27, 2022 Incidents
One dies in 40-year-old collapsed Lagos building

One dies in 40-year-old collapsed Lagos building

A female has been confirmed dead in the four stores building that collapsed on 2/4 Oye Sonuga Street, Palmgrove, Mushin, Lagos. The spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunboh confirmed the development. Okunboh said search and [...]

September 24, 2022 Incidents
Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

The Police Command in Benue on Thursday confirmed the death of six persons in a boat mishap which occurred in Guma Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement issued in Makurdi and signed by the command’s spokesperson, [...]

September 23, 2022 Incidents
Jigawa Flood: Death toll rises to 92 as governor travels on holiday

Jigawa Flood: Death toll rises to 92 as governor travels on holiday

The death toll in the widespread flooding due to torrential rainfall across Jigawa State, has increased to 92. This is as the Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, has come under intense criticism for travelling abroad on holiday without visiting victims [...]

September 20, 2022 Incidents
Bridge Collapses Along Minna-Bida Road

Bridge Collapses Along Minna-Bida Road

The dilapidated bridge on Bida-Minna Road has finally collapsed at Sagamio Farms, about 23 kilometres from Bida and 60 kilometres from Minna thereby cutting off the two major towns in Niger State. LEADERSHIP gathered that the collapse of the bridge [...]

September 15, 2022 Incidents
At least 15 dead in bloody 48 hours in Colombia

At least 15 dead in bloody 48 hours in Colombia

At least 15 people were killed over the last two days in Colombia in a spate of violent incidents, authorities said, highlighting the huge task facing President Gustavo Petro. In the northern city of Barranquilla, six people were shot dead [...]

September 13, 2022 Incidents, International
In Uganda, 15 people die after heavy rains trigger landslides

In Uganda, 15 people die after heavy rains trigger landslides

At least 15 people died in western Uganda after their homes were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rains, the Red Cross has said. Most of those killed were women and children, Uganda Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita said [...]

September 8, 2022 Incidents
Five die in another Jigawa boat accident

Five die in another Jigawa boat accident

Five people died in a boat accident that happened in the Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State, the police have said. The incident occured less than one week after a similar one in Miga Local Government Area led to the [...]

September 6, 2022 Incidents
Strong Earthquake Kills 46 In China, Several Other Missing

Strong Earthquake Kills 46 In China, Several Other Missing

At least 46 people were reported killed and 16 missing in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook China’s southwestern province of Sichuan. The earthquake which happen on Monday, triggered landslides and shaking buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu, whose [...]

September 6, 2022 Incidents, International
18-Year-Old Boy Drowns While Rescuing His Cow In Jigawa

18-Year-Old Boy Drowns While Rescuing His Cow In Jigawa

An 18-year-old boy, Adamu Musa has died in an attempt to rescue his cow in Buji Local Government Area, Jigawa State. A resident told that the incident occurred on Saturday evening at Unguwar Magina in Buji town. He said the [...]

September 6, 2022 Incidents
Second UN helicopter crashes in eastern DR Congo in five months

Second UN helicopter crashes in eastern DR Congo in five months

A United Nations helicopter has crashed while flying over the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province, the World Food Programme (WFP) said. The UN Humanitarian Air Service chopper, managed by the WFP, went down near the city [...]

September 3, 2022 Incidents
Two teenagers die in Jigawa boat mishap

Two teenagers die in Jigawa boat mishap

The police in Jigawa State on Tuesday said two teenage boys died in a boat mishap that happened in the Miga local government area of the state The police spokesperson in the state, Lawan Adam, in a statement, said the victims were [...]

August 31, 2022 Incidents
Kogi Communities Lament Collapsed Bridge, Loss Of Lives

Kogi Communities Lament Collapsed Bridge, Loss Of Lives

Residents of Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi have been counting their losses following the collapse of Oguma-Sheria Bridge, also known as Akpada Dodo Bridge. The residents in a statement by Denwi Adunga Joshua, lamented that since the bridge collapsed [...]

August 30, 2022 Incidents
Two Children Die In Lagos Building Collapse

Two Children Die In Lagos Building Collapse

There was panic on Sunday night as another building collapsed in Lagos, one month after the Oke Arin street, Ilupeju, Palm Grove incident. The affected building is situated at Adeleye Street, Lady Lark, Bariga area of the State. The Lagos State [...]

August 23, 2022 Incidents
Flood Kills 10 Residents, Displaces Many Others In Adamawa State

Flood Kills 10 Residents, Displaces Many Others In Adamawa State

At least 10 persons have been confirmed dead while scores were displaced due to flood after torrential rainfall in Adamawa State. It was gathered that the torrential rain lasting over 15 hours caused destruction to lives and property in some [...]

August 20, 2022 Incidents
Fire Guts EKEDC Lagos Island Station in Idumagbo

Fire Guts EKEDC Lagos Island Station in Idumagbo

Fire on Tuesday gutted Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) injection substation in Idumagbo, Lagos Island. Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications EKEDC in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, said electricity supply to customers in Idumagbo and Ajele areas have [...]

August 11, 2022 Incidents
Ogun: Man Attacks Okada Rider, Snatches Bike At Gunpoint

Ogun: Man Attacks Okada Rider, Snatches Bike At Gunpoint

One Obatoki Sodiq has reportedly attacked a motorcyclist (known as okada rider), snatching his bike at gunpoint. The bike rider, Moris Alofa, a resident of Opete village, via Ayetoro, Ogun State, reported the incident to the State Amotekun Corps in Imeko-Afon. According to [...]

August 9, 2022 Incidents
Kidnapped Abuja Lady Found Unconscious Under A Bridge

Kidnapped Abuja Lady Found Unconscious Under A Bridge

A Young Woman, Favour Amajor, who was allegedly kidnapped by unknown persons in Abuja, has been found, NaijaCover Reports. NaijaCover Reported that Favour was last seen at Dawaki Galadima area of the Federal Capital Territory on Monday afternoon, July 25, [...]

July 28, 2022 Incidents
Forgotten Bomb Kills 13 Scrap ScavengersIn Borno Community

Forgotten Bomb Kills 13 Scrap ScavengersIn Borno Community

No fewer than 13 scrap-metal collectors have been killed by a forgotten bomb in Bama town in northeast Borno state. They were killed after a bomb they excavated blew up, according to security sources. According to AFP, 16 metal scavengers [...]

July 27, 2022 Incidents
Two illegal miners die as Kano mine collapses

Two illegal miners die as Kano mine collapses

The police in Kano State on Monday said two illegal local miners died as a pit in an illegal mine they were working in collapsed. The Kano police spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, told reporters that the incident happened in Bichi Local Government Area [...]

July 19, 2022 Incidents
Owner of South African bar where 21 teens died is arrested

Owner of South African bar where 21 teens died is arrested

The owner of the bar in the South African coastal town of East London where 21 teenagers mysteriously died last month has been arrested, police in the Eastern Cape province said. Provincial police said in a statement that the owner, aged 52, [...]

July 14, 2022 Incidents, Security
Seven die in Lagos flood – NEMA

Seven die in Lagos flood – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the flooding that occurred in Lagos last weekend claimed seven lives. The Zonal Coordinator, South West, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday. “The post-emergency phase [...]

July 14, 2022 Incidents
Tanker Explodes, Catches Fire On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Tanker Explodes, Catches Fire On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A Tanker Laden with diesel had gone up in flames near the long bridge, Warewa axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun State. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said the crash occurred at about 10pm on Tuesday, involving three male [...]

July 14, 2022 Incidents
Seven children killed in an explosion in northern Togo

Seven children killed in an explosion in northern Togo

Seven children have been killed in a blast at Margba, a village in Tone Prefecture, in Savanna, the northernmost region of the country, which has been under a state of emergency since last June. In a statement, the Togolese army [...]

July 12, 2022 Africa, Incidents
Four dead in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Four dead in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Four persons died while five others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Sienna space bus and a truck at old toll gate, Ogere, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)in Ogun, confirmed the [...]

July 12, 2022 Incidents
Two die in Lagos boat accident

Two die in Lagos boat accident

Two passengers died after a boat mishap in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday, according to the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA). The General Manager, LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said in a statement that the boat submerged immediately after it departed the Ipakodo ferry [...]

July 7, 2022 Incidents
Gunmen Attack APC Deputy Gov Candidate Few Days After His Unveiling

Gunmen Attack APC Deputy Gov Candidate Few Days After His Unveiling

The running mate to the Rivers State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Innocent Barikor, on Tuesday night narrowly escaped death at the GRA axis of Port Harcourt, the state capital during an attack by gunmen. The gunmen [...]

July 7, 2022 Incidents
Lagos shuts Redeemers school over drowned pupil

Lagos shuts Redeemers school over drowned pupil

The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of a school owned in the state by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) over the drowning of a five-year-old pupil, Chidere Eze. The pupil had reportedly drowned in May during a swimming [...]

July 5, 2022 Incidents