Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Philippine police kill 32 people in single drug raid

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/16/17, 09:44 am

Police officers in the Philippines killed 32 people in a series of anti-drug raids across the country’s northern region on Tuesday. Senior police superintendent Romeo Caramat said the police carried out 66 operations in parts of Bulacan province, arresting 107 suspects. Authorities in the operation seized weapons, about 786 grams of marijuana, and more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in June 2016 and promised to wage a war on drugs.

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Israel defends weapons sale to South Sudan

International | Human rights activists call the arms deals war crimes
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/15/17, 12:53 pm

Israel’s government has said it committed no criminal offense after human rights activists accused the country of war crimes for selling weapons to South Sudan.

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Hong Kong activist arrested over false torture claim

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/15/17, 11:04 am

Hong Kong police on Tuesday said they arrested a pro-democracy activist on suspicion of providing false information after he announced last week that mainland Chinese agents had abducted him and stapled his legs. Howard Lam told reporters on Friday his abductors punctured his legs with staples arranged like crosses after asking him if he was a Christian. He said they eventually dumped him on a beach. Police became suspicious after they began investigating and checked surveillance footage from cameras in the area.

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