Onize Ohikere

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

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Death toll from Somali bombings rises

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/12/18, 10:32 am

The death toll from four explosions outside a hotel in Mogadishu on Friday has risen to at least 53 people with more than 100 others injured, officials confirmed over the weekend. The first three bombs went off outside the Sahafi Hotel in the Somali capital. The fourth exploded as emergency responders attended to the injured. Capt. Mohamed Hussein confirmed the number but said it could continue to rise since many of the wounded suffered major injuries. Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Series of bombs kills at least 20 in Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/09/18, 12:29 pm

At least 20 people died in a Friday extremist attack in Somalia when four car bombs went off outside a hotel in Mogadishu, the capital city. Suicide bombers detonated the first two bombs outside the Sahafi Hotel, opposite the police force’s Criminal Investigation Department, police Capt. Mohamed Ahmed told Reuters. Ahmed said extremists detonated the third bomb remotely, and security forces killed four gunmen who attempted to enter the hotel through a hole in its wall. A fourth bomb struck later as health responders worked to assist the injured.

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ISIS claims stabbing attack in Australia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/09/18, 10:05 am

A terrorist stabbed three people, killing one, during the afternoon rush hour Friday in Melbourne, Australia. The Somali man got out of a pickup truck laden with barbecue gas cylinders that then caught fire. He proceeded to attack three bystanders with a knife. Responding police officers shot him in the chest, and authorities confirmed the man later died in the hospital. The two injured bystanders are also hospitalized.

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