The United Nations- Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has condemned the killing of its staff and others at a Military Base in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state.
Fidel Info reports that This was contained in a statement signed by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, on Friday in Maiduguri.
Recall that the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, North East, Major General Christopher Musa on Thursday night disclosed that a soldier ran berserk in a military base, opened fire and killed a humanitarian staff of an Non- Governmental Organisations, NGO and also killed another soldier in the same base.
Not satisfied, the soldier also opened fire on the co-pilot of one of the UN helicopters to the theater before troops of Hadin Kai neutralized him.
According to General Musa, “yesterday’s killing of a staff member of the humanitarian non-governmental organization Meedecins du Monde in Damboa, Borno State is deeply disturbing and sad.
“On behalf of the United Nations, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the aid worker’s family and to her colleagues. I also wish a speedy recovery to a pilot working with the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) who was injured in the deplorable attack by an apparently rogue soldier.
“All humanitarian staff working in north-east Nigeria deserve our fullest respect for their courage and commitment to stay and deliver life-saving assistance to people in need in often difficult and dangerous circumstances. Humanitarian workers must be protected.
“I laud the Government and the military’s efforts to speedily investigate yesterday’s incident and urge them to strengthen remedial measures to prevent similar incidents in the future”. Said Schmale.
In a related development, the District Head of Damboa Local Government Area, Zanna Lawan Maina expressed shock over the incident.
“I am right now in Abuja when I received a distress call from some of my subjects that there was a multiple gunshots at Military Base. The Theatre Commander, Major General Christopher Musa also called me on the same incidence.
“It is very unfortunate, but right now the situation is under control “, the traditional ruler stated.
US: Donald Trump Announces 2024 Re-Election Bid
Former President of the United States, Donald Trump has launched his campaign to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, promising to make America “great and glorious again”.
Fidel Info reports that Mr Trump became the first candidate in the race nearly two full years before Election Day.
He declared despite candidates he backed having performed poorly in the midterm elections last week.
His motivation was partly to discourage other potential Republican presidential candidates, including his chief rival Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, from running.
Announcing his candidacy in the ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, Mr Trump, 76 said: “America’s comeback starts right now. In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
“This will not be my campaign, this will be our campaign all together. We will again put America first. Are you getting ready? I am too.”
He added: “Our campaign is based on freedom, values, individual responsibility and just plain common sense.”
Mr Trump said his campaign was going to be “about issues” and would “unify people”.
He accused Joe Biden of “leading us to the brink of nuclear war” and added: “Ukraine would never have happened if I was your President.”
US:Stars Attend Takeoff’s Memorial in Atlanta
Thousands of fans have paid their final respects to the Migos rapper Takeoff at a star-studded memorial service in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fidel Info reports that Stars including Drake, Justin Bieber and Chloe Bailey were all reported to be in attendance at Friday’s “celebration of life” ceremony.
The 28-year-old musician died in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas earlier this month.
Police are still investigating and have made no arrests.
Fans braved the rain to attend the roughly three-hour event at the State Farm Arena, a 21,000-capacity stadium.
Relatives – including the two surviving members of Migos, his uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset – led with heartfelt tributes to the young artist.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens gave the late rapper, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, the city’s highest honour: the Phoenix Award.
The event also featured musical performances from Bieber, Bailey, and gospel artists Yolanda Adams and Byron Cage.
No media was allowed inside the venue, and phones and recording devices were also banned but in images and videos leaked on social media, Drake and others were shown making heartfelt speeches.
Following the event, a motorcade was seen carrying Takeoff’s body to its final resting place.
The rapper was killed on 1 November by a stray bullet after an altercation broke out at a private party he was attending in Houston.
Police Chief Troy Finner, who has said at least 40 eye-witnesses may have been in attendance, has pleaded with the community to provide information.
Trump’s Daughter To Wed Nigerian-Bred Fiancé
Tiffany Trump, the daughter of former United States President Donald Trump, and her Nigerian-bred fiancé, Michael Boulos, are reportedly set to marry on November 12.
Fidel Info reports that a source close to the couple revealed they would be getting married on November 12.
The wedding ceremony, as gathered, will host more than 500 guests and is scheduled to hold at Trump’s palm beach in Florida.
The source also said the ceremony would be a “huge and lavish” one.
“There has been a lot of planning and a lot of staging. This is Tiffany’s big moment, and it will be lavish. It is going to be a huge and beautiful affair,” the source said.
Tiffany and her fiancé got engaged on January 19, 2021, at the White House rose garden — a few hours to the end of Trump’s tenure as US president, with Bolus popping the question to Tiffany with a 13-carat emerald-cut diamond from Dubai, said to be worth $1.2 million.
Boulos was raised in Lagos and he is of Lebanese and French descent. He was said to have moved to Nigeria at a young age – where his family’s business is based; he studied at the American International School of Lagos.
He is the son of Massad, the Chief Executive Officer of SCOA Nigeria, and his mother Sarah is the founder of the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria.
Page Six gathered that Bolus was studying project management at City University of London when he met Tiffany, a law student at Georgetown, while she was on vacation in Mykonos, Greece, with Lindsay Lohan in 2018.
The couple currently live in Miami, just a short drive from Mar-a-Lago.
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