Nigerian troops kill 4 gunmen in northern state

first_imgNigerian military troops salute Nigeria’s President during his visit to troops on front lines of Boko Haram conflict, on November 28, 2018, in Maiduguri as part of a military staff annual conference. – Nigeria’s President urged troops to show more commitment in fighting Boko Haram despite scores of losses in a recent assault as he visited the key northeastern city of Maiduguri. (Photo by Audu MARTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images) Nigerian military troops. (Photo by Audu MARTE / AFP/Getty Images)Four gunmen were killed when Nigerian troops carried out a raid on a suspected hideout of bandits in the northern state of Kaduna, a military spokesman said on Thursday.The operation, which was carried out on Wednesday, is in continuation of the “sustained offensive against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the country,” said John Enenche, a defense spokesperson.He added that troops also recovered one rifle and dominated the general area with aggressive patrols in search of the fleeing bandits.Recently, Kaduna has been experiencing a series of bandit’s attacks that have led to the loss of lives and properties.Following the development, the Nigerian air force in August deployed additional special forces to southern Kaduna.Related Nigerian police kill eight gunmen in crossfire Nigerian troops kill 110 bandits: officialcenter_img Nigerian northern state confirms one case of Lassa feverlast_img read more

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Royals owner David Glass agrees to sell team to group of Kansas City investors led by John Sherman

first_img Royals owner in discussions to sell team to Kansas City native John Sherman for $1 billion, report says “A native of this area, John has made a huge impact in our business community and is so passionate about baseball that he purchased an ownership stake in the Cleveland Indians three years ago to begin his relationship with this great game. We are truly blessed to have someone of John’s stature and business acumen available to us from the metropolitan area to take the reins of this organization going forward.”The Glass family bought the Royals in 2000 for $96 million. Sherman is a part owner of the Indians but will give up his stake in Cleveland to take over the Royals.“The decision to sell the Royals was difficult for our family. Our goal, which I firmly believe we’ve achieved, was to have someone local, who truly loved the game of baseball and who would be a great steward for this franchise going forward. In John Sherman we have found everything we were looking for in taking ownership of this franchise,” Glass said. “John Sherman and his group far exceeded our hope for the next caretaker of Royals baseball. His love for Kansas City and the game of baseball is well documented as are his philanthropic endeavors in the surrounding communities. Related News The Glass family has agreed to sell the Royals.Kansas City announced Friday, David Glass and his family will sell the team to a group of Kansas City investors led by entrepreneur John Sherman. According to ESPN, the sale will be for more than $1 billion.“I am enormously grateful to David and the Glass Family for this extraordinary opportunity, and am humbled by the chance to team up with a distinguished group of local investors to carry forward and build on this rich Kansas City Royals legacy,” Sherman in a statement. “Our goal will be threefold: to compete for a championship on behalf of our fans; to honor their passion, their experience and their unwavering commitment; and to carry their hopes and dreams forward in this great Kansas City region we all love — for decades to come.”Sherman and his investment group will become the third owners of the Royals joining Ewing Kauffman, who ran the team from its inception in 1969, and Glass.last_img read more

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