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JUST IN: Gunmen open fire on Gov Zulum’s convoy

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Zulum suspends doctors, medical staff of Borno hospital

The convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, was attacked at Baga, a town in the state, on Wednesday.

A security source said that the governor was on his way to some Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno when the incident happened.

“The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” the source said.

It is unclear if Boko Haram insurgents are behind the attack.

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Zulum had not returned to Maiduguri, the state capital, as of 9:10pm on Wednesday.

But Mohammed Mai Bukar, one of the governor’s aides, assured residents that he is safe.

In a Facebook post, Bukar wrote:

“To Our Concerned citizens H.E Prof.Zulum and His Entourage are all fine and there was (were) no casualties. Thanks!”

This is the second known attack on the convoy of Zulum within a year.

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While returning from a trip to Bama local government area last year, his convoy was attacked at Konduga in Borno.

That attack happened seven months after Boko Haram insurgents targetted the convoy of Kashim Shettima, Zulum’s successor, on his way to Gamboru Ngala, still in Borno.

At least 60 persons were reportedly killed in the incident while over 100 were kidnapped.

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Man, 27, drowns in Kano pond

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A statement signed by Malam Saidu Mohammed, Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, indicated that Salisu died Friday morning.

“We received a distress call from one Malam Shehu at about 8.22 a.m., that Salisu’s body was found floating in a pond.

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“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 8.29 a.m.

“The team could only rescue the corpse which was taken to Sanusi General Hospital,” the statement said, adding that the cause of the death was being investigated.

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Obaseki celebrates Daisy Danjuma at 68

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In a statement on Friday in Benin, Obaseki said Sen. Danjuma, who is a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had excelled exceedingly in numerous endeavors and continued to remain a shining inspiration for many in the state and beyond.

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“I congratulate Sen. Daisy Danjuma as she marks her 68th birthday.

“A worthy daughter and ambassador of the state, she has made an indelible impact in different spheres of life, championing developmental programs and ensuring credible representation of Edo people.

“As Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, she served the people creditably and continues to champion the development of the people and empowerment of vulnerable groups.

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“An amazon of no mean repute, we celebrate her resolve and commitment to development and pray that God grants her more fruitful years,” he prayed.

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Naked German man chases wild boar that stole his laptop (photos)

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A German nudist was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in West Berlin when a wild boar picked up the yellow bag containing his laptop and the man gave chase.

The photographer who captured the drama, Adele Landauer, shared it on Facebook with the permission of the naked man.

In the photos, the naked man is seen chasing the boar and her two piglets while fellow sunbathers looked on in amusement.

“Nature strikes back,” wrote Adele Landauer, a personal coach, on Facebook. “I showed the man the photos, he laughed heartily and gave me permission to make them public.”

The man was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in West Berlin, a popular and perfectly legal practice in the German capital as part of what is known as FKK, or Freikörperkultur (free body culture).

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The wild boar had apparently spotted a pizza being eaten by other bathers so it seized a yellow bag containing the man’s laptop, probably believing it to contain food.

When the man noticed what was going on, he chased the animal into the undergrowth.

“Because the bag contained his laptop, he gave it his all, even though he was in his birthday suit,” explained Landauer.

The boar’s flight was slowed by a cardboard box in its path. The man clapped his hands and hit the ground with the stick, prompting the boar to drop the laptop and the man took his bag back.

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Another witness said:

“When he returned from the forest, everyone applauded him.”

Derek Ehlert, Berlin’s ombudsman for wild animals, told local media that such incidents had become increasingly common, and that foxes had also become regular visitors to Berlin’s lakeside resorts.

“We urge people not to panic in such a case,” he said. “We have so far had no injuries – the animals are quite used to humans.”

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