Showing posts from August, 2020

Bayelsa: 6 killed as troops invade militants camp

The Defence Headquarters has confirmed that the troops of Operation DELTA SAFE, on Tuesday, in Bayelsa State, invaded the Pirates/Militants’ camp killing six criminals. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Enenche said the troops acted on credible intelligence and monitored movements of a suspected pirate/sea gang leader, who sneaked into town from Port Harcourt. The troops later raided the pirates’ camp at Tukugbene-Ayama Ijaw Local Government Area where they arrested both suspects and their gang members. According to Enenche, upon arrival at the personal jetty of the suspect, troops engaged in gunfire from pirates/militants in five boats that approached from adjoining creek. The statement read in part: “The troops were met with heavy resistance, but their overwhelming firepower led to the forceful withdrawal of the pirates/militants, with various degrees of gunshot wounds. Enenche added that five of…

Rapper Talib Kweli banned from Twitter after dispute with woman

The US rapper Talib Kweli has been barred from Twitter after sending dozens of messages to a woman, Maya Moody, on the platform. Twitter told the website Jezebel that it had permanently suspended Kweli’s account for “repeated violations of the Twitter rules … Violence, harassment and other similar types of behaviour discourage people from expressing themselves.” The account had been suspended in late July, with Kweli claiming he had moved over to the website Patreon.