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Imam and his assistant shot dead in New York City

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An imam and his assistant were fatally shot in broad daylight attack as they left afternoon prayers yesterday in New York City
Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, were shot in the head by a man who approached them from behind in Queens shortly before 2pm on Saturday, August 13, police said.

Akonjee, a father-of-seven, and Uddin were both pronounced dead later on. The imam had moved to New York from Bangladesh two years ago and was close friends with Mr Uddin. Police said there was nothing at this stage to indicate that the men were shot because they were Muslim

Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner of the New York Police Department said video surveillance showed the victims were approached from behind by a man in a dark polo shirt and shorts who shot them, then fled with the gun still in his hand.
Members of the Bangladeshi Muslim community served by the mosque said they wanted the shootings to be treated as a hate crime. More than 100 people attended a rally Saturday night, chanting: “We want justice!”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, an advocacy group, held a news conference near the shooting scene, where Kobir Chowdhury, a leader at another local mosque, said, “Read my lips: This is a hate crime” directed at Islam. “We are peace-loving.”
The imam’s daughter, Naima Akonjee said her father did not “have any problems with anyone.
Sarah Sayeed, a member of New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff, who serves as a liaison to Muslim communities, attended the rally and said:
“I understand the fear because I feel t myself. I understand the anger. But it’s very important to mount a thorough investigation.”
Neighbours described Mr Uddin as a pious and thoughtful man who prayed five times a day and went to the mosque. While at home, they said he would water his garden and one next door.
“A very honest, wise man … (and) a very helpful guy,” said Mohammed Uddin.

Source/Photo credit: AP

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos (Video)

Popular Nigeria Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni just tweeted an ongoing shooting at Adekunle, Yaba in Lagos.

In the tweet, the twitter said the Nigeria Police are the ones shooting.

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Once you know who controls Toll Gate, who ordered the removal of CCTV, then you know who’s responsible for #LekkiMassacre – AY Comedian

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Comedian, movie producer, actor, writer and entrepreneur Ayo Richard Makun fondly called AY has asked intelligent questions with links to who is responsible for the unlawful Lekki killings last night.

Recall that last night, October 20, Nigerian security men shot and killed some #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.

Sequel to the above, Nigerians are now asking questions as to who masterminded the Lekki massacre?

Taking to Twitter, Comedian AY said once who controls toll gate, who ordered removal of CCTV from the toll gate is known, then the “who?” question becomes answered.

AY tweeted, “Who controls tollgate?
Who ordered for removal of light from the tollgate?
Who ordered the removal of cctv from the tollgate?
Once you know who has the authority over the above, you would know who was responsible for the shootings today. I am in my house come and kill me too”

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu denies having a hand in the Lekki Massacre, admits that he’s about to leave the country

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Nigerian politician and national leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied having a hand in the Lekki Massacre.

His phone number reportedly leaked online and angry youths have been sharing videos and voice records from their conversation with him.

They accused him of aiding and supporting the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate because of the amount of money he has reportedly lost due to the protests.

Tinubu who had previously served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 however denied being responsible for the killings. He said he has no control of the Nigerian army, and he has no idea of who caused the killings.

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