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Why Nigeria Should Have Allowed Igbos Go Their Way – General Akinrinade

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A former Chief of Defence Staff in the second republic, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade has said that the Igbo people of the Southeastern Nigeria should have been allowed to secede.

Akinrinade also noted that it was now very difficult to keep Nigeria together, stressing that the ideals that people had to keep Nigeria in one piece were all gone.

He said even as much as he would like Nigeria to remain as one, he doubts the possibility.

He told Vanguard, “Good, you allow people to make choices. And you also said it is good to allow people decide their fate.

“This present agitation by the Igbos, garbed in the Biafra movement, in retrospect, wouldn’t we now begin to admit that the fight to keep Nigeria one, based on contemporary realities, was futile, a fool’s errand, that was not worth it?

“Those ideals that people had, in keeping the nation one, appear to have been thrown out of the window.

“Well, I think as far back as the early 1980s, I’d alluded to the fact that it is still possible to keep a country like Nigeria one.

“I have doubts myself now.

“As far back as 1983 when I went to Ife to deliver a lecture, I suggested that we would do much better with a confederation.

“I believe a confederal system is more manageable.

“But even at that time, people kicked. So, imagine what the response would be now because things have gone from bad to worse.

“Why didn’t we allow the Igbos to go their way?”

Asked if Nigeria should have allowed Igbo go their way, he added, “Absolutely. But, honestly, we can have a true federal system after all.”

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California Police Kill Unarmed 22-Year-Old, Who Was On His Knees With His Hands Up

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Police in northern California shot and killed an unarmed 22-year-old man who was on his knees with his hands up outside a Walgreens store.

An officer in the city of Vallejo was inside his car when he shot Sean Monterrosa on Monday night, June 1, amid local and national protests against police brutality.

The officer was responding to a call of alleged looting when he shot the unarmed man, officials said.

Police said an officer mistakenly believed Monterrosa had a gun, but later determined he had a hammer in his pocket.

The killing of Monterrosa, who lived in San Francisco, has sparked intense outrage in the Bay Area, particularly in the city of Vallejo, a city with a long history of police violence and high-profile killings and excessive force complaints, The Guardian reports.

“When confronted by the police, he dropped to his knees and surrendered, and they fired at him,” said Melissa Nold, a Vallejo civil rights attorney representing Monterrosa’s family.

“He wasn’t doing anything to warrant it. They shot him from inside their car. What opportunity did they give him to survive that situation? … It’s egregiously bad.”

In a news conference on Wednesday, two days after the killing, police chief Shawny Williams said officers were responding to a call of possible looting at the pharmacy shortly after midnight when an officer in a cruiser drove up and saw a dozen people in the parking lot getting into a car. A second officer in an unmarked car drove up and found Monterrosa, who was still on the scene, who then kneeled down and started to raise his hands. At this point, the police chief said, this officer “perceived a threat” and fired five shots through his window at Monterosso.

Monterrosa died at the hospital, the chief said.

The chief declined to identify the officer who killed Monterrosa, saying only that the officer was an 18-year veteran of the force. The chief also dodged questions about whether he considered the shooting to be excessive force and ignored questions from angry community members who showed up to a press conference.

The last person killed by Vallejo police was Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old who had been sleeping in his car in February 2019 when six officers fired 55 bullets in 3.5 seconds. One of the six officers who killed McCoy, a rising rapper in the Bay Area, had previously killed an unarmed man who was fleeing on his bike. Another Vallejo officer killed three men in a five-month period and was subsequently promoted.

A memorial in front of Vallejo’s city hall has a sign reading “Blacks and Brown lives matter”.

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Thief Arrested After Falling Asleep During Robbery Operation [PHOTOS]

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A thief met his waterloo after he fell asleep during a robbery operation at ITV Zanibar presenter, Farouk Karim’s house in Tanzania.

The thief was subsequently apprehended and handed over to the Tanzania police command after he was bundled out of the car where he crashed.

According to journalist Karim, the thief had jumped over his gate, entered into his residence and stole his clothes and shoes.

After the operation, the thief made for Karim’s car where he dozed off. The journalist said he was shocked to the bones when he came out of his house to meet the thief in deep sleep inside his car.

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“He Wide My Leg And Covered My Mouth” — 4-Year-Old Girl Narrates How She Was Raped By School Teacher [VIDEO]

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A four-year-old nursery pupil has recounted her sordid ordeal she experienced with her school uncle who stripped her of her innocence and raped her repeatedly while in school.

A quite heartbreaking video which recently hit the internet, shows the little girl narrating her sad encounter with the rapist identified as Elias.

The four-year-old revealed how her school uncle, Elias assaults her whenever she comes to school, and how he manhandles her private part.

The mother of the rape victim, identified as Ayele Esther also shared details of her daughter’s encounter — she shared how her daughter sustained injuries on her private part due to the sexual assault.

Esther who broke into tears while narrating the ordeal of her daughter, mentioned that the uncle usually lures her daughter with packets of sweets, and after raping her, he will warn her to keep quiet about the incident.

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