Onize Ohikere

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

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Muslim sect accuses Nigerian military of inhumane attack

Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/13/16, 02:30 pm

The Nigerian military killed and buried 347 Shiite Muslims in mass graves following a December clash, the Kaduna state government said during a public hearing of inquiry on Monday. The revelations underscore the ongoing sectarian conflicts in the country that is already battling with the Sunni Islamist insurgency group Boko Haram.

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Health officials warn Zika could be worse for U.S. than expected

Health
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/12/16, 03:55 pm

The Zika virus poses a greater threat than previously thought in the continental United States, federal health officials admitted during a White House briefing yesterday, as they called for more funding for precautionary measures.

“Most of what we’ve learned is not reassuring,” Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “While we absolutely hope we don’t see widespread local transmission in the continental U.S., we need states to be ready for that.”

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Al-Shabaab claims car bomb attack in Somali capital

Somalia
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/11/16, 02:00 pm

Al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, that killed at least five people earlier today. The attack took place shortly after Somali authorities executed a journalist with ties to the extremist group.

“It was a sad incident,” said Abidqadir Mohammed, the district’s commissioner.

The car bomb detonated during lunchtime, outside a packed restaurant behind the municipal government headquarters in the Hamarwenye district.

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