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Gunmen attack Police Station, kill DPO, Pregnant Sergeant & others

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Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a police station in Edo State, killing a divisional police officer (DPO) and three other police officers.

A pregnant police officer was among those killed in the attack which occurred at Afuze, in Owan East Local Government Area of the state.

The police spokesperson in Edo State, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident, saying the armed men, about 10 of them, stormed the police station at about 8 p.m. and shot at the DPO, a superintendent of police.

“The woman police sergeant that was killed was about seven months pregnant,” Mr Nwabuzor said.

The police spokesperson said another female officer, a constable, who had spent less than six months in the police, and a police inspector were among the victims.

He said the armed men apart from shooting at police officers also threw bombs into the police station and set ablaze police vehicles.

The armed men also attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in the area, the police said.

The police said no life was lost in the attack at INEC office.

The police are investigating the incident.

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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa stuck inside train during his Campaign

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Journalist who are accompanying Mr Ramaphosa, who is campaigning in the northern province of Guateng for the 8 May election – have been sharing updates on social media.

Some frustrated passengers have climbed out of the train to look for alternative means of transport, while traders operating near where the train stopped have been selling their wares to passengers, BBC reports.

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Homeless Nigerian Boy becomes Chess Champion in US

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A homeless eight-year-old boy has become a chess champion in United States. Tanitoluwa Adewumi left his home in the north in 2017, as a result of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.

He lives in a shelter in the US with his mother Oluwatoyin, father Kayode and older brother, and when he showed an interest in chess his mother got him to join a local club.

He has been playing for just over a year, but with hours of practice he won top prize in his age category at the New York State Chess Championship.

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Many injured as Man opens fire on Dutch tram

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Several people have been injured after a man opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, police have said.

A square has been cordoned off by authorities, and emergency services are at the scene.

Details later…

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