A senator has been caught on camera being shot during a stand-off with some masked police officers.
According to a report by BBC, a Brazilian senator, Cid Gomes, has been injured after shots were fired at him during a stand-off with police.
Senator Gomes, 56, was driving a digger towards a fence behind which a group of masked military police officers were protesting when he was hit by two bullets in the town of Sobral.
He is in hospital in a stable condition.
For months, members of the military police have been conducting strikes and protests to demand pay increases.
Video shared on social media shows Senator Gomes driving a digger at the metal fence and lifting it up with the digger’s arm while masked policemen gathered behind it shout.
Several shots ring out and the windscreen of the digger and one of its windows shatters.
Photos taken subsequently show Mr Gomes being helped away, his T-shirt showing a large blood stain.
It is not clear who fired the shots.
Members of the military police in Sobral, in the north-eastern state of Ceará, have been demanding better pay since late 2019 and holding strikes.
They argue that they are being paid less than their counterparts elsewhere.
Police officers are banned from going on strike under Brazilian law and a court in Ceará ruled this week that those defying the ban could face prison.
As part of their protest, the officers barred the entrance to a military police station in the town to impede other members of the force who have not joined their strike from working.
Senator Gomes organised a counter-protest and warned the officers to clear the road. He told them over a megaphone that they had five minutes to clear off.
When they did not, he got into the cab of the digger and drove towards the fence behind which they were gathered.
Watch the video below:
BREAKING NEWS: Senator Cid Gomes was shot by a rubber bullet while trying to break into police barracks, driving a DIGGER. Mr. Gomes tried to break a picket line made by a group of police officers who are demanding increased salaries #BrazilianReport pic.twitter.com/NSJY58LZ0o
— The Brazilian Report (@BrazilianReport) February 19, 2020
Man Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Rivers State
A Nigerian man has been confirmed dead after being stabbed by his wife during a heated argument at their residence in Rivers State.
Facebook user, Anthony Biko Shadrach insinuated that his cousin was stabbed to death by his wife because he was seeing other women.
the world is indeed evil my cousin stabbed to death by his wife
In an exchange with a follower, Anthony added;
Just a little argument even if he is seeing other Women don’t warrant his life
Lagos Govt Provides Food Items To State Residents [PHOTOS]
The Lagos state government has offered to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents who are currently indoor due to the coronavirus outbreak.
This was made known by Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Twitter, as he made it known that the idea is to alleviate the sufferings of the people as it plans to give the food items to about 200,000 households containing six members in the first instance.
Among the food items to be distributed to residents are bags of rice, gari, beans, bread, pepper, drinking water, vitamins, among others, adding that the gesture is a continuous process.
“I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19.
“This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of six people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly.
“The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, gari, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19.
“Please stay home with your loved ones. We want the best for you.”
This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly. pic.twitter.com/QiqeaM9eSJ
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 27, 2020
Man B£heads 4-Year-Old Nephew In Anambra
Tragedy as a 4-year-old nephew was allegedly beheaded by a 20-year-old man identified as Uchechi Eze with an axe in Ugamma village, Obosi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that the suspect who hails from Ezza Local Government area of Ebonyi State but reside at Ugamma village, Obosi reportedly fled after discovering the victim, one Chiemerie Ezekiel was dead.
According to report, the suspect was later arrested at a criminal hideout where he was smoking substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.
Mohammed disclosed that the suspect has been arrested.
He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has directed the case be transferred to the Criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigation.
He said, “It would be recalled that on the 16/3/2020 at about 10pm, one Uchechi Eze ‘m’ aged 20 years of Ezza LGA of Ebonyi State but reside at Ugamma Village, Obosi used Axe and allegedly beheaded his nephew one Chiemerie Ezekiel ‘m’ aged 4 years of Ugamma Village, Obosi in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
“Victim died on the spot and suspect escaped to unknown destination.
“Police operatives attached to Obosi Division visited the scene and took the victim to Unity hospital Obosi where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and his Corpse deposited at St. Edward mortuary for autopsy while intensive manhunt of suspect intensified.
“Following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Obosi division in conjunction with Vigilante group in the area arrested the culprit at a criminal hideout smoking substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa.
“Suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and the exhibit he used in perpetrating the dastardly act was also recovered in his possession.”