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Touching: 3 of The Colorado Shooting Victims Died Taking Bullets for their Girlfriends

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The Colorado Shooting story made news about two weeks ago when James Holmes, a postgraduate student in the united states visited a cinema in Colorado and opened fire on the people randomly. The attack killed 12 people and left nearly 60 others injured.

However, fresh information from about the killings revealed that three men jumped on top of their girlfriends as the bullets flew through Theater Nine at Century Cinemas in Aurora, Colorado during the shooting. Amidst the chaos, amidst the gunfire and amidst tear gas, these three men thought of the women they loved and used their bodies to protect them. They threw them to the floor, under the seats; they held them tight. They held onto their beautiful women as tight as they possibly could. Lying on top of their bodies in case a bullet came their way.

All three girlfriends survived the killings. They are Jansen Young, Samantha Yowler and Amanda. And one of them, Jansen, had the courage to recall those last moments, “There was kind of a break in between each gunshot. Every gunshot, I was like, ‘This is it . . . I’m done for.’ Jon gave me one good push against that concrete again and then . . . I didn’t really feel his arms against my back anymore but I knew he was still there.” When the gunshots went quiet, Jansen realized her boyfriend was shot. “I started shaking him and saying, ‘Jon, Jon, we have to go . . . it’s time for us to get out of here.” But he didn’t move. His breath was gone.

One wonders if a typical Nigerian would do that for their women.

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. mutiat adeola

    July 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

    From all what is goin on around the world,am sure the world is going to an end,and we need God intervention

  2. donga

    July 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Nigerian girls are. Not worth dyin. for

  3. y-fo

    July 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

    @donga, my guy…let’s not generalize abeg, some of them are and even some 9ja guys don’t have the courage to do that 4 any girl…

  4. felix

    July 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Folishnes of d white, u wan form jesus abi? Nw u dn die ur bbe go get along wit anoda guy.

  5. Mistah Geez

    July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    ARE THOSE BOIZ MADT?!!!Dem think say their body na bulletproof?!Omo when the guns start blazing its allman for himself o!!!

  6. iroko

    July 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

    God said “love your neighbor as you love yourself…not more than yourself, it’s kind of foolish jumping in front of a bullet for someone when you know you could die if u get hit (when u no be superman) and what do some ppl mean by “someone is worth dying for”?? It’s craziness!!

  7. Alade links

    July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Die for a gal,she brings anoda guy to ur burial!!!!!!!!!

  8. Bella

    July 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    @Y fo, i lik guys lik u who see farther.. U dnt talk or argue based on little or no experience, some gurls in naija ª̳͡Rε̲̣̣̣ worth givin all

  9. Deby

    July 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    @bela n y,tanx dearies does dat tink gals dnt worth it knws dat dae wnt do it 4 d gal,afta al sum of dem nw r afta d body n nt luv,may dier soul rest in Peace amen

  10. abim

    July 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    What those guys did was brave enough and not common.
    It is in one word ‘selfless love’. However, the incident is rather
    unfortunate. My condolences to the families of the victims.

  11. Femi

    July 26, 2012 at 6:42 am

    4 m o,i can’t waist my preciouse life 4 those who won’t appreciate it,our naija ladies are not worth to die 4,and 4 those who gave their life 4 their gurls,dm b mugun

  12. IKEOLA

    July 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Stop talkin abt naija babes,wat of guys?are dey worth dyin 4?stop generalizin,talk 4 urself and ur babe.there are still ladies worth dyin 4 out there,if only if ur motive of meetin dem are rite.

  13. life

    August 1, 2012 at 3:54 am

    kai god forbids my body no fit be bullet prove for naija chick am i mad

  14. Chase

    September 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    To all those guys dt cnt catch a bullet 4 ur chick dt means u guys have heart of chicken.It’s only a real man dt goes an extra mile to protect d 1 dt he cares about.So 9ja guys grow up.If u meet bad gal stp blaming every other gals in 9ja abeg.To ans d question y nt.So many men in 9ja don do more than die 4 their galfrnds just be say news no dy carry am.DT one na smal tin.

  15. Cynthia

    September 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    99.99% of Naija men will never do that, not in this lifetime. instead, they will use their ladies for shield.

  16. ABA

    September 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This is a huge sacrifice, may there soul rest in peace

  17. stunt

    September 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    rubish! Pure rubish! Are supose 2 die 4 their girlfriends or their wives? Dis is free tiket 2 hell fire. People wey luv woman pass their God. If God say mak dem tak bullet for Him! Dem go gree?

  18. stunt

    September 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    rubish! Pure rubish! Are supose 2 die 4 their girlfriends or their wives? Dis is free tiket 2 hell fire. People wey luv woman pass their God. If God say mak dem tak bullet for Him! Dem go gree???

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Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

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Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

ASUU Chairman, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says the ongoing ASUU strike will only be called off when the government is ready to conduct an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

In an interview with The PUNCH, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said the federal government needed to give the clearance to National Information Technology Development Agency to conduct an integrity test on UTAS.

Speaking with PUNCH, the ASUU President said: “The integrity test will be handled by NITDA, it is government that will facilitate it because NITDA is a government, agency and unless you get clearance from the government that test cannot be conducted.”

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Professor Ogunyemi while speaking on whether the government had accepted UTAS, said, “We are still talking, we have given them the position of our members, we are thinking we should be able to hold a meeting this week if they have not changed plans. The meeting for Monday was postponed. In principle, they have accepted UTAS and told us to go for the test, and on our part, we have started the process.

Speaking further, the ASUU President also explained that ASUU was ready to resume academic activities if the government was ready to play its part.

“Our members are ready to resume work as early as government is ready to play its part. I’m sure you are not suggesting that our members should resume on empty stomach or the strike should be suspended without any concrete action on the side of the government. We don’t like to stay away from our work because we like our students, they are also our children.

“As far as we are concerned, we don’t have issue with going back to work, but we want more sincerity on the side of government. We have not seen enough reasons to believe that they don’t mean what they are telling us but as soon as we see any sign to that effect. we will tell Nigerians,” Ogunyemi opined.

 

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Sunday announced the suspension of the ongoing Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) indefinitely.

This was made known in a statement by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani.

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The examination body explained that the action was taken due to the closure of schools and the curfew imposed by some state governors to safeguard lives occasioned by the #EndSARS protests.

“Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the #ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country,” the statement partly read.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

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The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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