First Arrests of Two Boko Haram Members

First Arrests of Two Boko Haram Members

 

US Marines carry out first arrests of two Boko Haram members in Benue State.

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US Marines currently in Nigeria to help the government combat Boko Haram terrorists have made their first arrests taking two male suspects into custody after they were found in possession of arms and ammunition during a targeted search.  

Over the last week, US Marines have arrived in Nigeria to help with the fight against terrorism after Boko Haram took their war of terror to another level by abducting 234 pupils from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State. Acknowledging that the matter was getting beyond its control, the Nigerian government swallowed its pride and accepted outside help.  

With the abduction coming at a time when Nigeria is hosting World Economic Forum on Africa and inbetween two horrific bomb blasts in Abuja, there has been a lot of international offer of support. France, the UK, the US and China have all offered differing degrees of support in the form of intelligence, training and military assistance.  

Since Wednesday, US troops have arrived in Nigeria where they are providing security for the WEF summit on Africa. It is expected that the Marines will also join Nigerian soldiers in pursuing Boko Haram into the Sambisa Forest in Borno State where they are believed to have spirited the kidnapped girls to.  

According to Major General Chris Olukolade, Nigeria’s director of defence in­formation, two suspected Boko Haram members were arrested at Any­ibe in Logo Local Gov­ernment Area of Benue State. He added that the duo, made up of a teenager and an elderly man, were arrested during a cordon-and-search operation and found to be in possession of firearms.  

Weapons found in their possession included two rifles, three locally fabricated pistols and 61 rounds of special ammunition. Apparently, the arms were found in the possession of the teenager he is currently undergoing interrogation in custody.  

US marines are highly specialised soldiers who have been deployed effectively in areas affected by serious conflict and terrorism such as Afghanistan and Iraq. It is not yet clear how many Marines will be deployed to Nigeria as part of the current operation or if they will establish a base in Borno State.

 

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Police Arrest 320 Boko Haram Suspects

Police Arrest 320 Boko Haram Suspects in Rivers State

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Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu
By Ernest Chinwo

There was tension in security circles in Rivers State as the state police command Sunday arrested about 320 persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

THISDAY gathered that the suspects, men and women, were arrested in the early hours in a convoy of 17 buses at the border between Rivers and Imo States.

The convoy was said to be led by one Bala Mato Dambam.
The source also said the buses belong to a transport company owned by a former Inspector General of Police (IG) and had taken off from Jigawa State.
Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects but would not state if they were members of Boko Haram until investigations were concluded.

He said the security of the state was a top priority of the police in Rivers, adding that the command would not take anything for granted.

“It is a top security issue, I don’t know how you got the information and I won’t ask you, but there cannot be any comment now from the Rivers police command until we finish the investigation. I will make no comment,” Mbu said.

When THISDAY visited the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Port Harcourt where the suspects were detained, many of them were sighted sitting in front of the office.

The police did not allow journalists into the premises as tight security was maintained around the police station.

The army high command had last year raised the alarm that members of Boko Haram were infiltrating Rivers State but the state government refuted the claim, stating that the information was capable of creating anxiety in an already tensed state.

Aside Lagos and Ogun States where suspected members of the Islamic sect have been sighted and arrested, their scourge has been restricted mainly to the northern states, particularly in the North-east region.

Angry Christian Mob Allegedly Sets Female Kidnapper Ablaze in Osogbo

Angry Christian Mob Allegedly Sets Female Kidnapper Ablaze in Osogbo

 

Jungle Justice Osogbo

In this day and age, it is shocking that people still engage in ‘jungle justice.’

Four kidnappers have reportedly been caught in Osogbo, Osun State within the last 24 hours. Two of the kidnappers are women, and one of them was allegedly caught with 3 abducted children.

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According to reports, a mob attacked the women yesterday, stripped them naked, and gave them a severe beating. One of them was reportedly set ablaze and burnt to death. The other woman narrowly escaped the same fate. Luckily for her, police men arrived at the scene and intervened in the situation.

An eyewitness tweeted about the incident:

OSOBO JUNGLE JUSTICE

The alleged photos of the incident are extremely gruesome. Due to their graphic nature, we have decided not to post them.

 

 

Christianity overflow ‘Mad Dog’ the Cannibal pictured eating SECOND Muslim in as many weeks as Christians lynch and burn two men in Central African Republic

‘Mad Dog’ the Cannibal pictured eating SECOND Muslim in as many weeks as Christians lynch and burn two men in Central African Republic

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • Mad Dog is pictured cutting meat from a body and licking a bloodied knife
  • Two Muslims were lynched and burned in Bangui in a revenge attack
  • Mad Dog – real name Ouandja Magloire – didn’t take part in the killings
  • He turned up afterwards and carried out his grisly act in front of a crowd
  • Sectarian violence has been rife recently in the Central African Republic
  • Catherine Samba-Panza, former Bangui mayor, has been elected president
  • She used her first speech to ask Muslims and Christians to stop fighting
  • EU has agreed a joint mission to send up to 1,000 troops to the country

By TED THORNHILL and CHRIS PLEASANCE

Shocking photographs have emerged of a cannibal by the name of Mad Dog eating the flesh of a lynched Muslim man for the second time in as many weeks.

In one, ‘Mad Dog’ – real name Ouandja Magloire – cuts a portion of meat from the body of a murdered Muslim lying burning on a roundabout in the capital of the Central African Republic, with the body of another a few yards away.

Another photograph shows him licking a bloodied knife as he stands over a body, wearing the same T-shirt he was pictured in during the previous act of cannibalism.

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A man who goes by the name of Mad Dog cuts off a portion of a burning body to eat, as the bodies of two lynched Muslim men are burned in a street in Bangui, Central African Republic

A man who goes by the name of Mad Dog cuts off a portion of a burning body to eat, as the bodies of two lynched Muslim men are burned in a street in Bangui, Central African Republic

'Mad Dog' licks blood off a knife, as a crowd prepares to burn the body of a lynched Muslim man in Bangui

‘Mad Dog’ licks blood off a knife, as a crowd prepares to burn the body of a lynched Muslim man in Bangui

The horrific images were taken in Bangui on Sunday.

According to The Associated Press, the men were killed by residents of the Sango neighbourhood in revenge for the lynching of a taxi driver from Sango a day earlier.

Two other Muslim passers-by escaped to the protection of French and African peacekeeping forces.

The agency understands that Magloire didn’t take part in the killings, but turned up in the aftermath.

According to its source, he is the only person in the Central African Republic known to be carrying out acts of cannibalism.

Meanwhile Catherine Samba-Panza, 59, was elected mayor of the Central African Republic and used her first speech to appeal to both Christians and Muslims to stop the fighting.

Speaking to the Christian self-defence militia known as ‘anti-balaka’ (anti-machete), Samba-Panza said: ‘Show your support for my nomination by giving the strong signal of laying down your weapons.

She issued a similar appeal to the members of mostly Muslim rebel group Seleka, telling them: ‘Stop the suffering of the people.

‘Starting today, I am the president of all Central Africans, without exclusion.

Men carry the body of a lynched Muslim man through a street in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Sunday

Men carry the body of a lynched Muslim man through a street in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Sunday

A French soldier looks on as the body of one of the lynched Muslim men burns

A French soldier looks on as the body of one of the lynched Muslim men burns

‘The top priority is to stop people’s suffering, to restore security and the authority of the state across the country.’

Samba-Panza, who is the former mayor Bangui – where Mad Dog’s attacks have taken place – is a Christian but did not campaign on religious grounds.

In another development the European Union today agreed to send up to 1,000 troops to the region to help restore order.

The mission, which will deploy in and around the capital and last up to six months, is expected to involve a force numbering between 400 and 1,000.

The troops will help back 1,600 French soldiers and the African Union’s MISCA force, which currently has 4,400 troops on the ground.

International donors also pledged $496 million (£302 million) in aid to the country this year.

Earlier in the month horrific footage emerged from Bangui of Magloire eating the leg of a Muslim who, according to the BBC, was hauled from a bus, battered and then stabbed before being set on fire.

Horrific: Ouandja Magloire - who also calls himself 'Mad Dog' -  is seen eating the leg of a Muslim slaughtered by a rampaging Christian mob in the Central African Republic

Horrific: Ouandja Magloire – who also calls himself ‘Mad Dog’ – is seen eating the leg of a Muslim slaughtered by a rampaging Christian mob in the Central African Republic.

In the aftermath of the incident, Magloire grabbed hold of his leg and then began to devour it.

Magloire told a BBC reporter at the time that his action was revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby.

He claimed that Muslims were responsible and he was angry with them.

‘They broke down the door and cut my baby in half. I promised I would get my revenge,’ he said.

‘Mad Dog’ spotted his victim on a minibus and followed him after deciding he looked Muslim.

He gathered a crowd of about 20 Christian youths who forced the bus driver to stop and dragged him from the bus.

Without emotion he told the BBC: ‘I poured petrol over him. I burned him. I ate his leg, right down the white bone.’

Witnesses did not intervene but recorded the footage on mobile phones, including the act of cannibalism.

A video shows his cheeks bulging as he consumes the flesh.

Witness Jean-Sylvestre Tchya told news agency AFP: ‘One of the individuals took hold of an arm and went and bought some bread and starting chewing on the flesh, along with his bread.

‘The scene made many people vomit, and some cried out in horror.’

Another witness, Alain Gbabobou, said he watched a man wrap the head up and proclaim that he would ‘feast on it’.

 

Violence: People throw stones at a car transporting two children of an ex-Seleka colonel at the 'UN crossroad' on Sunday in Bangui

Violence: People throw stones at a car transporting two children of an ex-Seleka colonel at the ‘UN crossroad’ on Sunday in Bangui

Men brandish machets and knives to threaten Muslim people in Bangui

Men brandish machets and knives to threaten Muslim people in Bangui

According to The Sunday Telegraph, this may not have been an isolated incident, with a source speaking of more than one person being eaten.

An aid worker told the paper: ‘They were taking machetes to people and burning the bodies and eating them.’

Samba-Panza’s election comes 10 months after the Seleka rebels overthrew the country’s government and installed their leader, Michel Djotodia, as the majority-Christian country’s first Muslim president.

But Djotodia proved powerless to control his fighters, and many went on a rampage of killing, rape and looting targeting the Christian majority.

Some Christian communities responded by forming self-defence militias and attacking Muslims. Both sides are accused by rights watchdogs of major abuses, and the United Nations has warned of a potential inter-religious genocide.

Djotodia stood down under international pressure on January 10.

Shocking: A man ate the leg of a Muslim in the Central African Republic's capital, Bengui (pictured), in revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby

Shocking: A man ate the leg of a Muslim in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bengui (pictured), in revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby

So far it has claimed around 1,000 lives, with the reports of cannibalism bringing to mind the macabre tales associated with Jean Bedel Bokassa, who ruled the CAR with an iron fist between 1966 and 1979.

He was regarded by many as a brutal dictator and was accused of eating human flesh, incorporating it in meals for visiting officials and feeding slain opponents to animals.

He died in 1996 and received a posthumous pardon in 2010.

Some Christian fighters believe that human flesh makes them invincible and put chunks inside amulets that they wear.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2542662/Footage-emerged-cannibal-eating-leg-Muslim-Central-African-Republic.html#ixzz2rDxGfeQH

Polite Greetings: Stop Being A Cunt, Now Fuck Off And Go Fuck Yourself

Polite Greetings:

Stop Being A Cunt,

Now Fuck Off And Go Fuck Yourself

 

The Negro Mother

The Negro Mother

—Children sold away from me, husband sold, too.

No safety, no love, no respect was I due.Three hundred years in the deepest South:

—But God put a song and a prayer in my mouth.God put a dream like steel in my soul. Now, through my children, I’m reaching the goal. Now, through my children, young and free, I realize the blessings denied to me. I couldn’t read then. I couldn’t write. I had nothing, back there in the night. Sometimes, the valley was filled with tears, But I kept trudging on through the lonely years. Sometimes, the road was hot with sun, But I had to keep on till my work was done:

—I had to keep on! No stopping for me;

—I was the seed of the coming Free. I nourished the dream that nothing could smother, Deep in my breast;

—the Negro mother. I had only hope then, but now through you, Dark ones of today, my dreams must come true:

—All you dark children in the world out there, Remember my sweat, my pain, my despair. Remember my years, heavy with sorrow;

—And make of those years a torch for tomorrow. Make of my past a road to the light. Out of the darkness, the ignorance, the night. Lift high my banner out of the dust. Stand like free men supporting my trust. Believe in the right, let none push you back. Remember the whip and the slaver’s track. Remember how the strong in struggle and strife. Still bar you the way, and deny you life;

—But march ever forward, breaking down bars. Look ever upward at the sun and the stars. Oh, my dark children, may my dreams and my prayers. Impel you forever up the great stairs;

—For I will be with you till no white brother. Dares keep down the children of the Negro mother.

by Langston Hughes

Suspected Witches Burned Alive by Christians in Kenya

Suspected Witches Burned Alive by Christians in Kenya, Africa

WARNING

WITCHES BURNED ALIVE IN KENYA, AFRICA **GRAPHIC!** MIGHT CONTAIN CONTENT THAT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES.

Growing desires for land along Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline are allegedly causing a rise in ‘witch lynchings’ by residents to intimidate their elderly relatives who own the title deeds of desirable areas.

Sadaka Muruu, 100, who owns 12 acres of sought-after land in coastal Kilifi county, claimed she was told by her grandchildren that they would burn her alive after investors asked about purchasing it.

The frightened grandmother was allegedly dragged naked from her home in January by relatives who had turned up without notice, and told neighbours they had caught her doing witchcraft.

But she was saved at the last minute by local councillor Teddy Mwambire, who drove her away to a rescue centre for elderly men and women accused of witchcraft, reported the Sunday Times.

Others have suffered a much-worse fate, with more than 50 people aged over 60 lynched this year over witchcraft accusations. Seven were killed in Cllr Mwambire’s district in Kilifi alone this summer.

Some were burned to death in front of villagers. Other victims were fatally hit with machetes – such as Thomas Barawa, 79, who died in August just four weeks after his wife suffered the same fate.

Cllr Mwambire led an independent probe into witchcraft and found relatives can arrange a killing for the equivalent of only £30.

Relatives are the top suspects in almost all of the killings. But police are struggling to bring cases to court because they cannot get anybody to give evidence.

Most victims who escape death and end up at guarded rescue centres are too scared to ever return home as they risk death if their angry relatives see them again, reported the Sunday Times.

Many poor communities in the African country rely on spiritual healers, sorcery and black magic.

Three years ago uproar was caused after a video emerged on the internet showing five people burned in the village of Nyamataro, Kisii, in the west of Kenya, over witchcraft allegations.

Extraordinary images: Three years ago uproar was caused after a video emerged on the internet showing five people burned in the village of Nyamataro, Kisii, in the east of Kenya, over witchcraft allegations

Extraordinary images: Three years ago uproar was caused after a video emerged on the internet showing five people burned in the village of Nyamataro, Kisii, in the east of Kenya, over witchcraft allegations

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Shocking: Kenyan local councillor Teddy Mwambire has led an independent probe into witchcraft and found relatives can arrange for a killing for the equivalent of only £30

Shocking: Kenyan local councillor Teddy Mwambire has led an independent probe into witchcraft and found relatives can arrange for a killing for the equivalent of only £30

,,,, Lucrative: Desires for land along Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline (file picture) are allegedly causing a rise in 'witch lynchings' by residents to intimidate their elderly relatives who own the title deeds of desirable sites

Lucrative: Desires for land along Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline (file picture) are allegedly causing a rise in ‘witch lynchings’ by residents to intimidate their elderly relatives who own the title deeds of desirable sites

Further more BBC reported the witnesses:

Joseph Ondieki, at the grave of his mother, who was burned as a witch

Joseph Ondieki, at the grave of his mother, who was burned as a witch

Villagers, many straight from their farms, and armed with machetes, sticks and axes, are shouting and crowding round in a big group in Kenya’s fertile Kisii district.

I can’t see clearly what is going on, but heavy smoke is rising from the ground and a horrible stench fills the air.

More people are streaming up the hill, some of them with firewood and maize stalks.

Suddenly an old woman breaks from the crowd, screaming for mercy. Three or four people go after her, beat her and drag her back, pushing her onto – what I can now see – is a raging fire.

Burned alive

I was witnessing a horrific practice which appears to be on the increase in Kenya – the lynching of people accused of being witches.

I personally saw the burning alive of five elderly men and women in Itii village.

Joseph Ondieki
 They point at me saying – that is a son of the witch 
Joseph Ondieki

I had been visiting relatives in a nearby town, when I heard what was happening. I dashed to the scene, accompanied by a village elder.

He reacted as if what we were watching was quite normal, which was shocking for me.

As a stranger I felt I had no choice but to stand by and watch. My fear was that if I showed any sign of disapproval, or made any false move, the angry mob could turn on me.

Not one person was protesting or trying to stop the killing.

Hours later, the police came and removed the charred bodies.

Village youths who took part in the killings told me that the five victims had to die because they had bewitched a young boy.

“Of course some people have been burned. But there is proof of witchcraft,” said one youth.

He said that a child had spent the night walking around and then was unable to talk the following morning – except to one of the so-called witches.

Mary Nyaboke

Mary Nyaboke came home to find her mother-in-law burned alive

I asked the youths whether or not people involved in this supposed witchcraft should be punished.

“Yes, they must be punished, every one,” said the first youth.

“We are very angry and that’s why we end up punishing these people and even killing them.”

His friend agreed: “In other communities, there are witches all round but in Kisii we have come up with a new method, we want to kill these people using our own hands.”

I later discovered that the young boy who had supposedly been bewitched, was suffering from epilepsy.

His mother had panicked when he had had an attack.

All too common

The village elder was dismissive of my horror, saying that this kind of thing happens all the time in the western district of Kisii.

He told me about Joseph Ondieki, whose mother had been burned to death less than two months earlier.

I found Joseph and his wife Mary Nyaboke tending vegetables in their small shamba, or homestead.

 If I visit my neighbours I fear they might poison my food 
Joseph Ondieki

Mary told me that on the day her mother-in-law had been killed she had been visiting her own parents.

She had heard a noise and discovered the truth when she came home.

She said that in the 20 years she had been married, she had never had any reason to believe her husband’s mother was a witch.

Joseph told me he has suffered a lot since his mother died.

“I was born here, but at this stage I feel as if this is not my home any more,” he said.

“I cannot visit neighbours or relatives.

“Even when they see me standing by the road side, they point at me, saying: ‘That is a son of the witch’.

Joseph Ondieki and his wife Mary

The couple fear they may be the next victims

“And when I go to town they also start wondering what has taken me there. Is it that I am going to give evidence against them?

“When I come back, they say I’ve been seen at the police station, but I’ve never been there. I’ve never reported the matter.

“If I visit the neighbours, I always fear that they might put poison in the food.

“So when I’m forced to visit, I make sure I don’t eat anything.

“If I can’t get my own food I just have a glass of water and sleep.”

I set off with Joseph up the hill towards his house, which was far from the centre of the village.

On the way we passed his mother’s house.

A neighbour was reluctant to talk to me and denied even knowing Joseph’s mother.

“Here in Kisii, people are being burned on mere allegation and most of them are old,” Joseph said.

“We now don’t have any old people in the village to consult.

“Even me I’m now approaching 50 years old – I’m afraid that they’ll come for me also.”

Warning signs

I spent three days in Kisii trying to speak to the authorities, but nobody, neither the police nor the local government officials would talk to me.

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As night drew in, and it was time for me to leave, Joseph walked with me from his village to where my car was parked.

When we arrived, he begged me to take him with me to Mombasa, where I am based.

It was very difficult for me to leave him behind.

As I drove away I passed signs pinned to trees, warning witches that they would be tracked down.

“We know you by your names”, someone had typed in bold.

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/08/png.witchcraft/

http://news.sky.com/story/1051733/witchcraft-pair-rescued-from-burning-alive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8119201.stm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227693/Elderly-Kenyans-burned-alive-witches-refusing-desirable-coastline-land.html

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/kenyaat50/article/2000096482/witch-hunters-burn-suspects-in-bizarre-crimes

http://www.africanspotlight.com/2013/06/06/70-year-old-burnt-to-death-over-witchcraft-in-kenya/

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