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17 dead in In Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’

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Burkina Faso has seen a string of attacks claimed by jihadist groups in recent years

Seventeen people have been
killed and eight injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in
Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said Monday. Witnesses
said three gunmen arrived at a Turkish restaurant in a pickup truck on
Sunday evening and opened fire on customers seated outside.
The government then launched a counter-assault, with gunfire heard into the night.

“A
terrorist attack at Istanbul restaurant on Ouagadougou’s Kwame Nkrumah
Avenue claimed 17 victims, their nationalities are yet to be confirmed,
and eight people are injured,”
a government statement said.
Communication minister Remis Dandjinou said it was not known how many assailants were involved.
“They are confined to one part of the building they attacked. Security and elite forces are conducting an operation,” he said on television.
A paramedic told AFP that one of the victims was a Turkish national.
“We evacuated 11 people but one of them, a Turk, died on arriving at hospital,” the paramedic said, declining to be named.
Police
evacuated civilians from the area before launching the counter-assault,
with the heavy exchange of fire becoming more sporadic as the operation
went on.
One soldier had said there were
hostages on the first and second floor of the two-storey building
housing the Turkish restaurant.
The mayor of Ouagadougou and government ministers were on the scene, he added.
Burkina
Faso, a poor landlocked nation bordering Mali and Niger, has seen a
string of attacks claimed by jihadist groups in recent years.
In
December 2016 a dozen soldiers were killed in an assault on their base
in the north of the country. And in October that year there was an
attack that killed four troops and two civilians.
The
worst attack was an assault on a hotel and cafe in central Ouagadougou
in January 2016 that killed 30 people including several foreigners.
Gunmen from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group
attacked the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant opposite,
both popular with Westerners, sparking a protracted standoff with
security forces.
AQIM named the three gunmen responsible and published photos of them, dressed in military fatigues and wielding weapons.
The
hotel and cafe attack came weeks after jihadists claimed an assault on a
top hotel in Bamako, capital of neighbouring Mali, that killed 20
people.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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