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[PHOTOS] Names of ‘Kenyan Mall’ Terrorists and Victims Released

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Kenyan special forces were today locked in a fight to the death with Islamic terrorists who have been barricaded inside a Nairobi mall with up to 40 hostages since Saturday.

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Witnesses described hearing four large explosions at the Westgate Shopping Centre followed by fierce gun fire after the military tried to break the three day siege by gaining access from the roof.

It is feared that some of the gunmen inside may have blown themselves up, though a Kenyan government minister said that militants had set fire to some mattresses in a supermarket as a decoy.

Update: It’s been confirmed that the terrorists didn’t blow themselves up, they set ablaze mattresses they got from one of the supermarkets in the mall, as a diversion. The terrorists have been corned in one of the rooms inside the mall.

Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said that two of the terrorists had been killed and that most hostages were now free. All of the militants were men, he added, although some were dressed as women. So far, 69 people have been confirmed dead. At least 175 were injured, including children.

A top military official said he believes the attackers are ‘a multinational collection from all over the world.’

Kenya Chief of Defence forces General Julius Karangi said fighters from an array of nations participated in the attack claimed by Al Shabaab, a Somali group allies with al-Qaida.

‘We have an idea who this people are and they are clearly a multinational collection from all over the world,’ he said. We have an idea who they are, their nationality and even the number.  We are fighting global terrorism here and we have sufficient intel (intelligence) to suggest that.’

A Twitter account claiming to represent Al Shabaab yesterday claimed that terrorists from seven nations are involved in the attack, including the U.S., Britain and Canada.

The HSM Press Office account, which has been suspended twice, claimed the group were:

Names of alleged terrorists
Ahmed Nasir Shirdoon, 24, from London, UK;
Gen Mustafe Noorduiin, 27, from Kansas City, U.S.,
Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, from Minneapolis, U.S.,
Ahmed Mohamad Isse, 22, from Saint Paul, U.S;
Ismael Guled, 23, from Finland;
Abdirizak Mouled, 24, from Ontario, Canada;
Zaki Jama Caraale, 20, and Sayid Nuh, 25, both from Somalia.

Police chief David Kimaiyo said today that some hostages have been freed. However, a group claiming to represent the Al Shabaab terrorists said they are still fighting inside the building.

Names of victims
KENYA
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew and nephew’s fiancee were killed

GHANA
Kofi Awoonor, a Ghanaian poet, professor and former ambassador to Brazil, Cuba and the United Nations, died after being wounded in the attack, Ghana’s presidential office confirmed.

Ghana’s ministry of information said Awoonor’s son was injured and is responding to treatment.

CANADA
Two Canadians, including a diplomat, died in the attack, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

He paid tribute to the victims and noted the loss of diplomat Annemarie Desloges, who served in Canada’s High Commission to Kenya as a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency.

Her spouse Robert Munk was wounded in the attack, but has since been released from the hospital, the Canadian Press reported.

INDIA
Two Indians, 8-year-old Parmashu Jain and 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan, were killed, and four others were wounded in the attack.

BRITAIN
The Foreign Office have confirmed that four UK nationals have been killed in the attack.

Prize-winning architect Ross Langdon, who had dual British and Australian citizenship, is believed to be one of the dead.

A British man, who refused to give his name, said his wife and daughter were both killed in the atrocity.

The Foreign Office warned the number of British dead is ‘likely to rise as further information becomes available.’

FRANCE
Two French women were killed, President Francois Hollande said.

SOUTH AFRICA
One South African citizen was killed, according to the country’s International Relations Department.

THE NETHERLANDS
A 33-year-old Dutch woman died in the attack, believed to be Elif Yavuz, the heavily pregnant partner of British architect Mr Langdon.

Seven other Dutch citizens who were in the mall escaped unharmed, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said.

CHINA
A 38-year-old Chinese woman with the surname Zhou who worked in the real estate industry was killed in the attack, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. Her son was injured in the attack and was in stable condition in a hospital, according to the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.

PERU
A retired staff member of UNICEF from Peru was killed, the agency’s regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa said.

U.S.
Five American citizens were injured, U.S. officials said.

NEW ZEALAND
Andrew McLaren, 34, a New Zealander who managed a factory in Kenya for the avocado oil company Olivado, was wounded in the attack, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. He was hospitalised in stable condition.

 
 

 

Source: UK Daily Mail

 

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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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Na Nokia 3310 We Fit Give You -Fans Replies DJ Cuppy As She Begs For iPhone 12

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DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl

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Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol goodgenes.com” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

See the exchange below:

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