Gunmen Attack Psychiatric Hospital In Calabar

Gunmen stormed the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, shooting two people.

According to reports phones, laptops belonging to patients and medical personnel in the hospital were taken by robbers.

An eyewitness said that the armed robbers’ target was the filing station inside the Hospital.

“Their target was the Fuel station. The two persons shot are customers who went to buy petrol.

“Not all Patients there are ‘mad’ people as many think. The aged and those with old people’s sickness are also there. The armed robbers snatched phones and laptops from patients and medical personnel”, he said.

When contacted, the Police PRO, ASP Irene Ugbo said she was yet to be briefed about the development and promised to get back.


High Tension Cable Kills One, Injures Two In Calabar

A high tension cable which fell on a building at Umo Orok Street in Calabar has left one person dead and two people injured.

The deceased, known as Man of God, was inside his house when the incident happened. An eyewitness who lived close to the deceased said around 6:30a.m. there was a spark on the cable, after which power went out.

“Around 7:30a.m electricity was restored and the spark continued but the voltage was really high because my stabilizer could not supply light to the fridge. So, I unplugged my refrigerator and plugged it directly. Before we knew it the small transformer near my wife’s shop blew and the cable fell.

“I was confused whether to enter the house and pick my kids or run to my wife’s shop, but me and another neighbour quickly removed our fuse and our own line went off but other compound didn’t know that it was from the high tension so their building was engulfed by current from the high tension.

“Fire started in some of them destroying property and the houses itself, while Joseph popularly known as Man of God tried to unplugged things he was electrocuted.”

It would be recall that in October, a 100-level student of Mechanical Engineering of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) and a nursing mother were killed in similar situation at 14 Adak Uko Street in Calabar.

And in April same year, about a dozen of people were killed when a high-tension cable fell on a viewing centre while people were in the building, constructed from corrugated iron zinc, to watch Manchester United FC versus Anderlecht FC in the UEFA Europa League match.


Dead baby dumped in a refuse site in Calabar

Facebook user, Pearl Bassey shared the sad news online. She wrote

“Last night, someone dumped this new born baby inside a dustbin at Etta Agbor layout beside Unical hotel Road. The baby was in the rain throughout last night till this morning. Ladies, if you know that you won’t be able to handle the responsibility of having a baby, pls don’t go where they are. Get protected to avoid killing innocent destiny. May God forgive us. Amen”. See graphic photo of the baby after the cut…

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Dogara Wants Probe Into Calabar Football Fans Deaths

Mr Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged the state government to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of soccer fans in Calabar.

The speaker expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident which led to the death of football fans in a viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River.

A statement issued by the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara called for a probe of the incident with a view to holding responsible anyone found wanting.

The speaker condoned with both the families of those who lost their lives and the survivals of the incident who were still receiving treatment.

“My heart goes out to the families of football fans who died in the incident at the viewing centre.

“At this moment, my thoughts and prayers are with the affected families, survivors, the government and good people of Cross River state following this sad incident.

“It is my ardent hope that survivors are receiving adequate care, and the state government is taking the necessary steps to avoid a recurrence of such a sad incident,” he said.

He prayed God to comfort all the families who had been thrown into mourning and to grant the souls of the dearly departed perfect peace.

There no fewer than 30 soccer lovers had lost their lives in a viewing centre in Cross Rivers on April 20.

The soccer fans were electrocuted on Thursday night after a high tension electric pole fell on the building where they were watching the UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

President Buhari Grieves Calabar Football Fans Death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing center in Calabar, Cross River on Thursday night.

The President on Friday in Abuja commiserated with the government and people of Cross River and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.

He commended the government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and for its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families but also to the football-loving nation, ’’ he said.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari prayed that God grants the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourned their irreparable loss.

No fewer than 30 persons died on Thursday night in Calabar at a viewing center while watching the Europa Football League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

The incident happened at about 9.30 p.m. at Nyagasang area of Atimbo in Calabar Municipal Local Government Area.

A survivor of the tragic incident told newsmen that a transformer near the viewing center located in the Iyang-Esu area of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area exploded during the match and caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing center.

Kerosene Explosion Kills 1, Leave 16 Injured In Calabar

An explosion linked to kerosene adulteration has left 16 people with severe burn and 1 dead in Calabar.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Asibong Inyang, who visited the victims at the hospital said the government is investigating the incident to find the root cause of the explosions.

She said the Ministry of Health would also educate residents on the dangers of using adulterated products, and promised to donate medical accessories to the ward in support of their treatment.

On apprehending the masterminds behind the adulteration Dr Asibong said;

“We will set up an investigative panel cos we want to get to the root cause of the matter and find out where this product is bought and I intend to involve the services of the operative agencies in this operation, because we intend to ensure that adequate punishment is given. We should never experience such in the state”.