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tw News Headlines December 3rd

tw News Headlines December 3rd


Five killed, 20 injured in pro-Biafra protests – The Guardian

  • Police deny killings, IGP warns against violence
  • Stakeholders insist on confab report to end agitation
  • Northern monarchs meet in Owerri over crisis

But the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase yesterday warned pro-Biafra protesters to steer clear of breaching the public peace in the course of advancing their cause or face the full wrath of the law. He charged commissioners of police in the zone to enforce the law as appropriate.

Meanwhile, suggestions as to how the protests can be ended continued with the youth wing of the socio-cultural Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, challenging the Federal Government to implement the resolutions of the 2014 National Conference which they said would bring the agitation for Biafra to an end.

100 Boko Haram fighters killed, 900 hostages freed in Cameroon – Vanguard

Cameroon has said that its troops have killed 100 Boko Haram militants and freed 900 captives that were held by the insurgents

According to Cameroonian defence ministry, soldiers killed the militants and rescued the hostages during an operation last week along the Cameroon-Nigeria border.

There has been no independent confirmation of the claim.

Meanwhile, officials suspect Boko Haram was behind twin suicide attacks that killed at least four people in far northern Cameroon late Tuesday. The suicide bombers blew themselves up in Waza, a town near the Nigerian border.

Subsidy Claims by Oil Marketers Rise to N1.7tn in Three Years – This Day

Despite the raft of measures initiated in 2011 by the last administration, especially at the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to curb infractions in the administration of the subsidy regime and reduce claims to sustainable levels, total fuel subsidy claims by oil marketing companies have risen to N1,706,734,090,992 from January 2013 to September 2015, THISDAY has exclusively gathered.

Based on a document obtained from PPPRA, the figure includes interest charges and foreign exchange differentials claimed by private oil marketers who imported a total of 31.34 billion litres of petrol during the three-year period.

San Bernardino: At least 14 people killed in mass shooting; 2 suspects identified –CNN

Two suspects died in a gun battle with police Wednesday hours after authorities say they burst into a holiday party at a center for people with developmental disabilities and killed 14 people.

But it was unclear whether the furious shootout with the male and female was the end of a daylong manhunt after the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

An FBI raid unfolded late Wednesday at an apartment in Redlands, where authorities were following a tip connected to the shooting.

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UK launches first Syria air strikes –BBC

RAF Tornado jets have carried out their first air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Four Tornados took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus shortly after MPs voted to approve bombing.

The strikes targeted the Omar oil fields in eastern Syria, which is under IS control, and were “successful”, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said.

He had personally approved the targets ahead of the Commons vote, he said.

On Wednesday, MPs voted by 397 votes to 223 for UK action against IS – also known as Daesh – in Syria after a 10-hour Commons debate.

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