The Nigerian Islamic State rebels have executed 29 Nigerian Prisoners of war in North Nigeria:

These are some of the fighting forces of the Islamic state bent on fighting to make the country of Nigeria Islamic:

May 23, 2019

Written by VOA

 

FILE - A soldier walks past a checkpoint in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria, August 31, 2016

FILE - A soldier walks past a checkpoint in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria, August 31, 2016

 

Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian soldiers.

A security source and a humanitarian worker, both requesting anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to media, said insurgents struck the northeastern town of Gubio in Borno state on Monday evening, in vehicles mounted with heavy machine guns and on motorbikes.

 

The insurgents and soldiers exchanged fire for more than an hour before the army withdrew, said the humanitarian worker, who counted the corpses of more than 15 soldiers. A Nigerian military spokesman said he would send a comment on the Islamic State claim, but at the time of writing had not.

 

Nigeria has said the insurgency, and its rival Boko Haram, are on the back foot, as the sides engage in a battle of propaganda to show who has the upper hand in the decade-long conflict.

The war has killed more than 30,000 people and displaced millions more. The Islamic State branch said in its claim of responsibility, translated into English and published by SITE Intelligence, that its fighters had attacked an army barracks and killed 20 soldiers in Gubio on Monday.

In a separate video also released on Wednesday, Islamic State West Africa showed the execution of nine Nigerian soldiers. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the video.

Before their executions, the soldiers identified themselves by their military service numbers, units and names. Some said where and when they had been captured. For others, it was not immediately clear.

The video also showed Islamic State fighters pledging allegiance to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with artillery, tanks and boats it said it had captured from the military and attacks on Nigerian bases.

Islamic State West Africa have made several claims of responsibility for attacks over the past months, which have often been verified by security sources and other people with knowledge of their attacks.

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It is very unfortunate for the richest African country of Nigeria to flung itself into a never ending civil war. 

Now that it is all about religion that seems to divide the African black people on this continent, the Pope and the the leader of Islam on the Arabian Peninsula must come together and fly to Nigeria so that with the African Union serious issues are sorted out. 

The African religious fighters must understand that no modern African will ever accept any sort of religion by the force of arms. Those are gone days when Africans were treated as downward slaves.
What Nigerian African Islamists are doing does not go well with the constitution of the African Union and the United Nation and for those Africans who have a love for the well being of their neighbours a demand must be made to bring these fighters to a table for real human negotiations with the current government of Nigeria. 

And the current government of Nigeria must stop its own atrocities against its African Muslim citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

Funerals for Ethiopia aeroplane crash victims but little to bury: 

By AFP

17 March, 2019 

 

Priests hold a ceremony beside coffins of

 

Priests hold a ceremony beside coffins of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. AFP PHOTO 

Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.
Families in 35 nations were left bereaved when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft plummeted from the sky just minutes into its flight to Nairobi last Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board.
One week after the crash, relatives of the 17 Ethiopian victims gathered with hundreds of others at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, sobbing and holding portraits of their loved ones as an Ethiopian Orthodox priest said the last rites.

"What I can't forget is that she left an eight-month-old child and didn't come back," said Meselech Petros, whose sister Amma Tesfamariam was a flight attendant on the doomed aircraft. 
Her 28-year-old sister wasn't supposed to work that day, but had gone in to cover for a colleague.

Caskets draped in the Ethiopian flag were brought to the cathedral in a convoy of black hearses accompanied by hundreds of mourners.
But it was not clear what the coffins contained.
Witnesses said the plane nose-dived into a field southeast of the capital, with the force of the impact leaving few bodies intact. 
On Thursday, as grieving families and friends visited the area where the plane went down, an AFP correspondent saw them being handed plastic water bottles filled with earth from the site. 
Ethiopia's government has said it may take up to six months to identify the remains.

'Grief belongs to everyone' 
"What makes us very sad is we didn't find any of her remains," said Teshome Legesse, whose 24-year-old niece Ayantu Girma was a flight attendant on the plane.
Ethiopians Airlines is Africa's largest carrier and in many ways the international face of the nation.
The deaths have shocked Africa's second-most populous country, and the funeral attracted a wide range of mourners.

"We all are children of Adam and Eve, even though our skin colours are different," said Seyoum Kidanu, a retired police officer wearing full dress uniform and a sash in the colours of the Ethiopian flag. 
"When one person dies in this world, the grief belongs to everybody."
The black boxes from the plane are currently being examined by France's BEA air safety agency, which is working with American and Ethiopian investigators to determine what brought it down. 
Although Ethiopia has warned the investigation would take "considerable time," there were swift moves in the wake of the crash to ensure the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

The move came after similarities were identified with the October crash of an Indonesian Lion Air jet that killed all 189 passengers and crew.
As the world awaited answers, there were few answers for those trying to cope with the loss of a loved one. 
"She's a very good person. I don't how to describe her," said 26-year-old Selamsew Mathias, brother of the flight attendant Amma. 
"We are broken and hurting very much. It's very difficult."

The United Nation is feeling the pain of African countries that are giving up fighting over never ending civil wars on the vast continent of Africa:

Stuck. Drivers of trucks loaded with UN weapons at Vurra border. The trucks and their military hardware are all headed to Morocco in search of another money making civil war on the African continent. COURTESY PHOTO 

People attend the burial of victims in the town of Beni where at least 22 people, most of them women and children, were hacked and clubbed to death by Ugandan rebels. (Alain Wandimoyi, AFP)

That is why the country of Uganda deserves a Transitional Government of about 2 to 3 years to stop such killings which the Expensive UN has failed to stop for a long time.

Their weapons are stuck at Uganda - Congo border for over a month now:

By Stephen Kafero and Isabel Knippel

 

3rd February, 2019

 

UGANDA, Kampala. A cache of weapons and other cargo belonging to the UN have been held up at Vurra border with DR Congo for more than a month due to unpaid transport and customs fees.

Sources familiar with the matter told Daily Monitor that the impasse that has seen eight weapon-loaded trucks grounded at the border in Arua District of West Nile, about 345km north-west of Kampala, stems from millions of shillings owed to transporters and customs offices. 
Sources said the delay in delivery of the weapons poses a security risk for both Uganda and DR Congo.
The multi-billion military consignment, sources say, also includes medical equipment, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and land rovers with the UN insignia. 
This is confirmed by copies of manifests and agreements seen by this newspaper.
The military equipment which left Dungu in DR Congo on December 24, 2018, is destined for Agadir, a city on Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast via the port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Daily Monitor was told that the removal of the equipment is part of a wider plan to scale back on the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) operations as the UN begins plans to end its largest peace keeping operation in the world. 
More equipment is expected to be moved through Uganda to other destinations. 
Connections to the UN are wide. Several contractors are involved and it is unclear at which level the money failed to reach the final group tasked with the actual transportation of the equipment.
Daher Technologies, a French industrial conglomerate working “in the aerospace, defence, nuclear, and automotive industrial sectors in the fields of manufacturing, services and transport” is the main contractor. 
Daher subcontracted another company, STE Groupe Dirco Ltd based in Lubumbashi, Haut Katanga in DRC which in turn sought the services of KTG of Uganda. 
KTG in turn subcontracted the Ugandan transporters who are now stuck with the cargo.
The UN authorities in Kampala asked Daily Monitor to furnish them with details of the subject to crosscheck and revert, but by press time, they had not responded.
“Please send me an email with your inquiry so we can verify the situation,” Ms Rosa Malango, the UN representative who was attending the World Wetlands Day in Pallisa District, said.

URA speaks out
This newspaper understands that Ugandan authorities, particularly the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have expressed willingness to escort the consignment to Uganda’s border with Tanzania. 
The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner for Customs, Mr Dickson Kateshumbwa, denied the UN consignment is being held at border for unsettled customs fees. 
He said URA has nothing to do with the UN trucks and their contents.
“URA is not holding the trucks and contents therein,” Mr Kateshumbwa said yesterday.
The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, said the equipment had been cleared. 
“UPDF gave clearance for the transit of that equipment in question. It is now up to the UN to organise its movement with UPDF providing security escort,” Brig Karemire said.

Mr Jaffer Ssenfuka, a transporter, said on December 19, 2018, he was approached by a broker, one Moses, about a business deal to transport UN cargo from DR Congo to Kampala.

An agreement, a copy of which Daily Monitor has seen, was entered between KTG Africa Ltd represented by Mr Timothy Kyaligonza and Mr Jaffer Ssenfuka on the same day to transport the cargo from DRC to an unspecified place in Kampala.

The following day, trucks were dispatched from Kampala and reached four days later on December 24.
A freight rate of $3,500 inclusive of clearance fees for the complete route was to be paid per truck from DRC to Kampala. A down payment of $1500 per truck was made with $2,000 remaining outstanding.
Road cargo manifests issued to the drivers in DR Congo by MONUSCO indicated that the cargo was destined for Dar es Salaam and the drivers were required to sign on. 
They made it through DR Congo to the Ugandan side and that’s where they have been stuck since.

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Of course for Uganda Revenue Authority, it is standard practice not to tax any weapons of war that runs about in Africa that might cause havoc and loss of lives.

 

 

 

 

 

The Turkish authorities have just leaked a video of the actual killing of journalist Jamaal Kashogi, showing his head being chopped off, and the rest of his body dismembered into pieces:

Jamal Khashoggi, pictured in Istanbul in May 2018. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

 

By the Multi-Media International 

 

23 November, 2018

 

I used to think I was a tough cookie and can never be affected by gory scenes of violence. But this one is so grotesque, savage and barbaric it is advisable not to see it.  It is pure evil, a scene picked straight from the heart of darkness. It shows man at his worst. I actually shed a tear- not so much for Kashoggi, but for humanity. How have we been reduced to this level of grotesque savagery?

 

Watching  the murder of Kashoggi is similar to watching a butcher at work, chopping his morsels of meat into pieces,  or a pride of lions fighting over their kill- atleast with lions there is a bit more dignity

 

The murder of Kashoggi reminds me of William Golding's powerful book, Lord Of the Flies.--one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. Golding sets his story on an uninhabited island where a group of English schoolboys being rescued from the Pacific during the second world war  are marooned on their own, without any adult being present. In this context, he attempts to explore his theme of good vs evil. He debunks the idea that it is society that makes men evil because there is no society on the island. He uses young boys because they are the closest thing to innocence - they have not had time to grow up and become ruined by the corrupting nature of society. In spite of the lack of society,

 

Golding’s central point in the novel is that a conflict between  the  impulse toward civilization  and  the  impulse toward savagery rages within each human individual, regardless whether a child or an adult. He describes the breakdown of civilization as resulting from nothing more complex than the inherent evil of man:

 

 “So the boys try to construct a civilization on the island; but it breaks down in blood and terror because the boys are suffering from the terrible disease of being human”

 

"Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy."

 

What is happening in the muslim world, especially among Arab muslims epitomises the loss of innocence and the darkness of man's heart. How can we rescue humanity from the savagery and excesses of Islam is the constant question one asks after watching such a grotesque video.

 

 

 

 

 

"Much Evidence suggests that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of journalist Khashoggi"  says ex-MI6 chief:

Sir John Sawers says that the theory that rogue(evil) Saudi military officers were responsible on their own to kill and chop up a human being is ‘blatant fiction:’

 

 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP
 

A former head of MI6 has said all the evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the theory that rogue elements in the Saudi military were responsible was “blatant fiction”.

Sir John Sawers told the BBC his assessment was based on conversations with senior Whitehall sources and his knowledge of the Turkish intelligence services.

 

Jamal Khashoggi 
Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

The comments came after Donald Trump said he presumed Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was dead and that the consequences for Saudi Arabia would be “very severe” if its leaders were found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing.

Sawers, who was head of the British secret intelligence service until 2014, also claimed that the crown prince would only have acted if he believed he had licence from the White House to behave as he wished.

“I think President Trump and his ministerial team are waking up to just how dangerous it is to have people acting with a sense that they have impunity in their relationship with the United States,” Sawers said.

“If it is proven, and it looks very likely to be the case, that [Prince Mohammed] ordered the killing of the journalist it is a step too far – one that the UK, the EU and the US are going to have to respond to.”

 

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Sawers said he respected the thoroughness and professionalism of the Turkish intelligence services: “The level of detail that is coming out from Turkish security sources is so clear that some form of tape must exist.”

He suggested the tensions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia over the past decade would mean Turkey “will be monitoring very closely what goes on inside Saudi offices. They may well have had the consulate general bugged in some way, or there may have been other devices carried out by the squad that carried out the assassination that they were able to intercept.

“The level of detail is very damning of the hit squad, and [their reported identities] show how close are they are to the crown prince”.

Sawers’ remarks are likely to be treated as incendiary in Washington.

 

Armed guards have been placed outside the Saudi consul general's residence in Istanbul.
 
 Armed guards have been placed outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Photograph: Arnaud Andrieu/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

 

He predicted that members of the Saudi royal family, business community and conservative religious clerics will take advantage of the crown prince’s involvement to undermine him. “There will be a reaction inside Saudi Arabia to this dreadful killing and there will be some correction.”

Reports in Turkey say Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered inside the consulate by members of an assassination squad with ties to the crown prince. The Saudis have dismissed those reports as baseless but have yet to explain what happened to Khashoggi, a contributing columnist for the Washington Post who wrote critically of Prince Mohammed’s rise to power.

According to British sources Saudi Arabia may take as long as week to receive and respond to a Turkish government report expected to detail how Khashoggi was killed by a 15-strong Saudi hit squad.

 

Sir John Sawers.
 Sir John Sawers. Photograph: Elyse Marks/Edelman/PA

 

Turkey is trying to use the intelligence it has gathered, possibly by bugging, to gather other evidence it is more able to share with the world to prove its theory. A search is under way in woods on the outskirts of Istanbul and to another Turkish city near the Sea of Mamara, 56 miles (90km) south of Istanbul.

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Turkey has been leaking details of Khashoggi’s gruesome death based on intelligence reports, but the country’s foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, said the raw intelligence including any audio recordings has not been given to any foreign power, such as Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state.


The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, told LBC there would be “very, very serious consequences” for UK-Saudi relations if reports of Khashoggi’s murder were true, but appeared to steer away from ending arms sales, pointing out that Saudi Arabia was a strategic partner in the battle to constrain Iran.

Hunt said the scale of the British response would depend on how Saudi Arabia responded to the Turkish findings, but it is hard to know if definitive evidence will be published showing Prince Mohammed’s complicity.

 

A man reads the Sabah newspaper
 
 A man reads the Sabah newspaper, which has led with coverage of the apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi all week. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP
 

It is thought that Turkey may possess as-yet unreported intelligence that could go further in revealing the individuals responsible for ordering a gang of senior officials to travel to Istanbul to murder Khashoggi. There have been rumours that the crown prince would be required to step aside as the price for restoring confidence of overseas investors, but the US has been told Saudis were preparing to pin the blame on Major General Ahmed al-Assiri for either over-stepping or misunderstanding orders given by Prince Mohammed.

The senior army officer has been a frequent visitor to London in order to explain the rationale behind the Saudi war to save the UN recognised government from Houthi rebels.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed that the UK trade commissioner for the Middle East, Simon Penney, and the UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis, would both attend the controversial Riyadh investment conference next week. A host of politicians, bankers, and media chiefs have withdrawn from the event.

Liam Fox, the UK trade secretary, pulled out on Thursday in light of the Khashoggi case. The continued attendance of Penney and Collis, underlining the UK’s reluctance to damage its entire relationship with Saudi Arabia, was confirmed in a written answer to the Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards.

Edwards said: “Spinelessly sending the British ambassador to this ‘Davos in the desert’ shows just how desperate the Westminster government is to appease despots. Agents of the British state – be they ministers or diplomats – should not be affording the rogue Saudi regime the legitimacy of their presence.

 

 

 

 

 

The devil is You!...There is a GOD state and a Devil state to all consciousness. How it works? Just as simple as Love and Hate, if you find the synonyms to Love and Hate whatever you feed, in Love or Hatred in routines will bring all that is synonyms alive in you...Your dominant meals in what you feed will be expressed in your Human form in the avatar of Love and Hate...Lets look at it, so you will see in people, so you know who they are

Love - kindness, benevolence, admiration, warmth, endearment, ardor, solicitude, fondness, charity, passion, manners, etiquette, philanthropy, caring, compassion, sympathy, friendliness, cleanliness harmony, meditation, stillness, non vulgar-ness

Hate- loathe, detest, dislike, belligerence, envy, greed, lust, vulgarity, toxicity, execrate, combative, abhorrence, animosity, contempt, disgust, revulsion, odium, aversion, antipathy, gross-ness, ignorance, no manners

 

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Allaah gives the best to those who leave the choice to Him."And if Allah touches you with harm, none can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all things." (6:17)
 
 
 
 
 
 Revealed: Saudi autopsy expert 'who butchered the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi:'
 
18 October, 2018
 
By Doyen Ikanos
 


Noted, and more pro-action might have helped: the now
late Kashoggi and fiancée expected foul play and were
prepared to report it, incase it happened. Her monitoring 
of the development in the embassy and sharing it widely "as it
started happening" might have shamed the butchers out 
of it. To all souls departed or departing over worldy power
(R.I.P.)
 
- Peace
The Saudi Muslim butcher was actually trained at Glasgow University- the University is in shock. This is the last thing they expected to hear about their former student. It is the worst possible news an institution of learning could ever getr about its student- it is the same as news of a child having tragically died.
 
He can be heard leading the brutal dismembering of Khashoggi's body with a bone saw.
 
 
Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy (pictured), who is known as a 'forensic expert', studied pathology at the University of Glasgow in 2004 and learned how to carry out autopsies while in Britain.

Saudi autopsy expert ‘who butchered the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi with a bone saw’ learned his trade at Glasgow University 14 years ago

  • Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy studied pathology and how to carry out autopsies 
  • He is a 'forensic expert' and is head of the Saudi Scientific Council of Forensics
  • A tape reportedly reveals Tubaigy leading brutal dismembering of Khashoggi
  • The Saudi journalist has not been seen since entering Consulate on October 2 
The man accused of butchering Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is a doctor who trained in Britain - it has been revealed. 
Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, who is known as a 'forensic expert', studied pathology at the University of Glasgow in 2004 and learned how to carry out autopsies.  
He was pictured jetting into Istanbul on the day Khashoggi went missing on October 2 and has since been linked to his murder by an audio recording taken on the journalist's Apple watch. 
In the seven-minute tape, Tubaigy can reportedly be heard leading the brutal dismembering of Khashoggi's body.
 
 

Still missing: Jamal Khashoggi was reportedly butchered while still alive by members of the 15-strong Saudi 'hit squad' where several have been found to have close ties to the Royal family
 
Tubaigy was identified by an anonymous source as telling others in the squad to put headphones in while he set about cutting the victim into pieces on a desk.
According to the source, who spoke to Middle East Eye, Tubaigy, who also holds a position within the Saudi Interior Ministry, said: 'When I do this job, I listen to music.'
Tubaigy was identified by an anonymous source as telling others in the squad to put headphones in while he set about cutting the victim
 
 
The tape is said to reveal Mr Khashoggi was dragged from the Saudi Consul General's office to a table in a next-door study, where he was surgically dismembered, before he was 'injected with an unknown drug and he fell silent.
Dr. Salah Al-Tubaigy was pictured at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2, raising more suspicion around his involvement in the alleged torture case.
Tubaigy identifies himself on his Twitter account as head of the Saudi Scientific Council of Forensics. 
He has not publicly addressed the allegations. None of the suspects could be reached for comment. 
The Times said on Wednesday that at least nine of the 15 worked for the Saudi security services, military or other government ministries.
The newspaper said it gathered more information about the suspects through facial recognition software, a database of Saudi cellphone numbers, leaked Saudi government documents, witnesses and media.
The Times said three other suspects are Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Hawsawi - a member of the security team that travels with Prince Mohammed - Thaar Ghaleb al-Harbi, and Muhammed Saad Alzahrani.
Harbi and Alzahrani have the same names as two people who have been identified as members of the Saudi Royal Guard, the Times said.
 
 
 
Tubaigy pictured at Istanbul's Ataturk airport having flown in by private jet on the day Khashoggi disappeared
Tubaigy pictured at Istanbul's Ataturk airport having flown in by private jet on the day Khashoggi disappeared
 
An anonymous source claims to have heard Mr Khashoggi's final minutes on an audio recording made on the journalist's own smartwatch after he entered the consulate, pictured