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Bangladesh forces 2,000 Rohingya off remote island

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Rohingya refugees in a truck on a Bangladesh highway

Bangladesh authorities have
forced more than 2,000 Rohingya to leave a remote island where they were
hiding out after fleeing violence in Myanmar, officials said Monday. The
United Nations says 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have poured over
the border into Bangladesh since the latest round of fighting broke out
10 days ago in Myanmar‘s neighbouring Rakhine state.

The
vast majority have entered overland or by crossing the Naf border
river. But as desperation grows, some are braving the open seas to reach
the small island of St Martin’s nine kilometres (around six miles) off
Bangladesh’s coast.
Officials said the
island’s 9,000 residents, who share close cultural ties with the
Rohingya and speak a similar language, had been hiding around 2,000
recent arrivals but were ordered to give them up.
The
Rohingya are a mainly Muslim stateless ethnic minority who according to
rights groups have faced decades of persecution in mainly Buddhist
Myanmar.
The head of the local council
Noor Ahmad said mosque loudspeakers were used to ask residents to hand
Rohingya arrivals over to the coast guard.
“They told us to help find the Rohingya by any means and bring them to the coast guard camp,” said Ahmad.
Another
elected official, Farid Ahmed, said 2,011 Rohingya including children
were rounded up at the coast guard headquarters on Sunday evening and
taken away.
“Rohingya children were crying. But it is the government order. What can we do?” Ahmed told AFP.
“They
(Rohingya) said, where should we go? They (Myanmar forces) were killing
us there. Our houses were burnt. They were firing at us.”
Both men said the Rohingya had been taken back to Myanmar on boats.
One
senior security official who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity
said the Rohingya were taken back at night under escort from border
security forces.
Bangladesh coast guards
have intercepted and turned away hundreds more refugees as they tried to
approach the island, the official said.
Bangladesh
was already home to around 400,000 Rohingya before the current crisis
and has made clear it does not want to take in more.
But
it has been unable to stem the flow of refugees desperate to escape
renewed violence in Rakhine state, where they say their community has
suffered massacres at the hands of Buddhist mobs and the military.
Officials said the 2,011 Rohingya on the island had all arrived in the last few days.
“They were in different places in Saint Martin’s island and they were herded together,” said district administrator Ali Hossain.

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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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