The spokesman of the police in the state, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, confirmed the incident to newsmen at Oruk Anam, Akwa Ibom State on Monday.
Confirming the attack to newsmen on Sunday in Makurdi, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, said the attack happened on Saturday night.
The Governor made the disclosure in Lafia at the review meeting of the state’s COVID-19 committee.
“The tragedy that occurred is a smuggling warehouse in Mezda, near the city of Gharyan, southwest of Tripoli where a group of migrants were being held. Eleven migrants who sustained severe injuries have been rushed to the hospital,” the IOM said in a statement.
The Kaduna State Government says it had recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths.
Two persons were killed, while seven others sustained injuries in an accident involving a truck, three other vehicles and two motorcycle along Toll Gate, Sango-Ota in Ogun State on Friday, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.
Alhaji Abdullahi Maikanti, Chairman, Hadejia Local Government Council in Jigawa State, has described as fake the media reports claiming that 100 persons recently died of a mysterious illness in the area.
Tambuwal disclosed this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Muhammad Bello.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Tuesday that some children with no underlying health conditions have died from a rare inflammatory syndrome, which researchers believe to be linked to COVID-19.
No fewer than eight people lost their lives in multiple accidents involving six petrol tankers and a car at Oloru-Kanbi in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday.
China has reported no coronavirus deaths over the past day, in a sign the worst of the outbreak is over for the country.
Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has registered 932 new COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours, bringing the total to 10,935, the Health Ministry in Madrid announced on Friday.
Five hundred and seventy people have died in nursing homes in France’s eastern region during the coronavirus outbreak, raising the prospect of a much larger death toll linked to the illness across the country.
Official figures showed that Spain has became the second country after Italy to register more deaths from coronavirus than China.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Sector Command, says it recorded 419 road traffic crashes in the last three quarters of 2019.