Onize Ohikere

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

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Protests continue across the U.S.

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/01/20, 06:52 am

Despite curfews and mass security deployments, demonstrators in several cities across the country continued to set fires, throw rocks, and break into businesses on Sunday night. Police have arrested at least 4,400 people nationwide since the unrest began on Tuesday. Among the arrested is a driver of a tanker truck who drove toward demonstrators on a highway in Minneapolis, where the protests began after African American George Floyd died in police custody there on May 25.

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Counting the cost

International | Insurgent violence continues unabated in Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/20, 06:05 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked more than 10 settlements in the mostly Christian Adara community in central Nigeria over four days last week. At least 20 people died in the dayslong carnage that left several others injured or missing.

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Authorities arrest officer in Floyd death

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/20, 01:42 pm

The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck during an arrest on Monday is in custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said on Friday that state investigators have arrested Derek Chauvin, who was dismissed from the force along with three other officers on Tuesday after a bystander’s video recorded the white officer’s restraint of Floyd, who is African American and later died.

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