The police in Germany has reportedly arrested some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who attacked former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday in the country.
This was according to Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, who made the revelation in a tweet yesterday.
“I condemn in its entirety the attack on former DSP Ike Ekeremadu at an event in Nuremberg, Germany, nobly put together by Ndi Igbo Germany, where he was attacked.
“I hope the culprits, some of whom have been arrested, will face consequences for their shamefully pathetic actions,” she wrote.
ORIENTAL TIMES had reported that Senator Ekweremadu, who currently represents Enugu West, was pelted with stones on Saturday, by suspected members of the IPOB in far away Germany.
The former Deputy Senate President was seen in a viral video being assaulted when he attended the second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention of the Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg.
BREAKING: First Briton Dies Of Coronavirus On Diamond Princess Cruise Ship
A British man has died on the Diamond Princess cruise ship which was hit by a coronavirus outbreak, according to local reports in Japan.
The latest death brings the total of passengers who have died on the cruise liner to six.
The quarantined cruise liner, off Japan’s Yokohama port, has seen more than 600 coronavirus infections.
Earlier a female passenger, reported to be in her 70s, became the fifth person to die on the ship.
The Diamond Princess liner was carrying 3,700 people, including 78 Britons, when it was quarantined in Yokohama on February 5 after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was found to have the bug.
North Korea’s First Confirmed Coronavirus Patient Shot Dead — Report
For weeks, the outside world has speculated about the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea. And the entire time, North Korea has persisted in insisting that it doesn’t have a coronavirus problem, even growing furious at a public offer of assistance from the State Department.
For all we know about the North Korean virus response, the government might have simply brainwashed the North Korean people into believing that loyalty to the Workers Party and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un grants immunity to the virus. However, there have been whispers.
A few weeks ago, there were whispers that one of the first coronavirus patients in the country was brutally killed by the regime after escaping from a (probably unimaginably brutal) quarantine. Moreover, according to the rumor, he was executed via the traditional North Korean punishment of extirpating criminals by shooting them with an anti-aircraft slug.
Now, IB Times, a shady English-language news website with a reputation for occasionally scooping its more cautious competitors, is reporting that Kim Jong Un allegedly ordered the execution of the country’s first coronavirus patient. IBT cited an anonymous twitter account called “Secret Beijing”, claiming it has a history of reporting accurately.
According to Secret Beijing, an anonymous social media commentator, who terms himself as an analyst on China affairs, the patient was shot dead. The story is still developing and there is still no clarity on the details of the patient executed by North Korea.
The account points out that such brutal tactics are in line with the regime’s reputation.
It had been suggested last week that the patient had left quarantine to visit a public bath, and was killed for doing so. The victim caught the virus in China, then brought it back to NK. Pyongyang reportedly told the WHO that it had tested 141 suspected cases of coronavirus, and that all came up negative.
The South Korean press has reported that several cases have been identified in the North, with some of them leading to death, mirroring what’s happening in Iran’s obviously overwhelmed health-care system.
It’s believed that fear of the virus has kept KJU from appearing in public over the past few weeks.
Source: IBTIMES Singapore edition
Pope Francis Falls Ill Day After Praying For Coronavirus Sufferers
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church worldwide, is reportedly sick and skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town on Thursday just a day after he prayed for coronavirus sufferers in Italy.
According to the UK Mirror, the pontiff prayed for coronavirus victims on Ash Wednesday, while mask free, and even took time to shake hands and kiss worshippers.
During the Ash Wednesday, the Jesuit pope said: “I wish, again, to express my closeness to those who are ill with coronavirus and to health-care workers who are caring for them.”
“Because of a slight indisposition, he preferred to stay inside Santa Marta,” the Vatican said, referring to the guest house where the 83-year-old pontiff lives.
“All other commitments will go ahead regularly,” spokesman Matteo Bruni said.
In Italy, the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are locked down, following the report of over 500 cases and 14 deaths from coronavirus.