Onize Ohikere

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

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Americans ambushed in Mexico

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/19, 12:57 pm

An attack by drug cartel gunmen in Mexico on Monday killed six children and three women, all of them U.S. citizens. The attacker ambushed and opened fire on three SUVs carrying the families along a dirt road in northern Mexico. Eight children, five with bullets wounds and injuries, escaped the vehicles alive. The victims lived in La Mora, Mexico, with other members of a religious sect that broke away from Mormonism.

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Hong Kong leader receives China’s approval

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/19, 11:21 am

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed a “high degree of trust” in how she has handled protests in the territory. The two leaders held unexpected talks on Monday night during a trade conference in Shanghai. In a statement released on Tuesday, China’s Communist Party called for an increase in “patriotic education” and warned the protesters that national interests outweigh the “two systems” policy that gives Hong Kong some autonomy.

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Burkina Faso’s insecurity persists

International | Christians and other groups face continuous attacks from extremist groups
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/19, 03:29 pm

Suspected extremists in Burkina Faso targeted passengers traveling on the highway between the capital city of Ouagadougou and the northern town of Djibo in September. The insurgents separated Christians from Muslims and asked the Christians to pay jizyaa tax for non-Muslims in a Muslim territory—worth $34, according to Edward Clancy, director of outreach with Aid to the Church in Need.

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