Don Waney with gun shot wound in the head and two of his dead men, Ikechukwu Adiele and Lucky Ode
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
It has been mass jubulation in Omoku in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government and environs in Rivers state as the authorities of 6 Division Nigerian Army Port Harcourt announced the killing of the notorious cult leader, kidnap kingpin and mass murderer, Don Waney, in his hideout in Enugu in Enugu state.
The Army recalled that in the early hours of Monday 20th November 2017, troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, acting on credible information from some patriotic members of the public, raided the Waney enclave in Omoku, ONELGA Rivers State where shocking discoveries of assorted weapons, dynamites, bags of suspected cannabis, full military camouflage uniforms, military boots, military communication radios, 10 human skulls and human bones were discovered.
An image of the Mandalay Bay after the shooting shows two smashed windows on the 32nd floor, from which Paddock launched his attack. Security experts have suggested Vegas was a “soft target.” (Image: Mark Saunders/KNTV)
The motive of the gunman, a wealthy real estate investor and frequent Las Vegas gambler, remains a mystery.
Nevada’s casino industry was forced to take a serious look at its security measures in the wake of the shooting. One expert described Vegas as a
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas welcomed 2018 with fireworks, big-ticket musical acts and unprecedented security in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. modern history just three months ago.
Law enforcement officers kept a close eye Monday on the estimated 330,000 people who traveled from all over the U.S. and beyond to pack in the Las Vegas Strip and downtown’s Fremont Street. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had every officer working throughout the weekend and was aided by the Nevada National Guard and federal agents.
Rosy-cheeked visitors took selfies and livestreamed the celebration amid temperatures in the mid-40s (4 Celsius), much warmer than most of the U.S. They wore glittery hats, tiaras and other 2018-themed paraphernalia as they hugged and cheered on the new year.
LAS VEGAS — Tens of thousands of revelers will ring in the new year in Las Vegas under the close eye of throngs of law enforcement officers and National Guard members assembled to keep them safe just three months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Tourism officials expect about 330,000 people to come to the city for festivities that are anchored by a roughly eight-minute fireworks display at the top of seven casino-hotels. Inside, acts including Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Foo Fighters will keep partyers entertained before and after midnight.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and National Guard members will be on duty when tens of thousands of people gather to ring in 2018 on the Las Vegas Boulevard, just three months after one of the world’s most famous roadways became associated with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will have every officer working Sunday, while the Nevada National Guard is activating about 350 soldiers and airmen after lawmakers earlier this month approved tripling the state funding for the event’s security measures. The federal government is also sending dozens of personnel to assist with intelligence and other efforts.
“I’m confident every available resource is being used to make sure this New Year’s Eve will be safe,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said during a news conference Wednesday.
Tourism officials expect about 330,000 to come to Las Vegas for the
Las Vegas officials are expecting lower-than-normal attendance at the New Year’s Eve celebration on the famed Strip, but in light of October’s mass shooting, security will be at its highest level in years.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Wednesday that the Homeland Security Department had raised the New Year’s Eve celebration to the highest security level under its special events protocols — SEAR level 1. In years past, it was level 3.
The change, he said, will bring snipers with spotters, extra air support, more medical equipment and personnel, and mobile command posts staffed by federal authorities. The same security classification and measures are afforded to the Super Bowl and political party conventions for presidential nominations.
Lombardo said there would be more than 1,500 local police officers deployed for a three-day window.
Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel
ST. LOUIS – From a Las Vegas outdoor concert to a church service in a small Texas town, recent events have many people concerned about safety in public spaces. That harsh reality should not deter people from living their lives, but it highlights the importance of situational awareness and safety.
“Being prepared saves lives,” said Steve Lewis, a co-founder of Tier One Tactical Solutions, LLC, a St. Louis-based company that trains workplaces, places of worship, and schools on how to handle active killer scenarios.
The company teaches clients to stay alert, spot danger, and give themselves a fighting chance.
With 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Lewis said he pays close attention to safety at any site. He said visitors to any venue, be it a church or at a rowdy concert, should ask themselves a series of important questions.
Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the mass shooting.
The city posted snipers and used a helicopter to watch for danger as tens of thousands of people participated in the race. Many wore T-shirts that read “Vegas Strong,” in memory of the Oct. 1 attack.
Some runners who picked up their race packages Thursday at a convention center mentioned defiance, strength and resilience among their reasons to take part in the event less than two months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history rattled a city known for its partying atmosphere.
With an American flag pinned to his shirt, Ben Rumph, who lives in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, said he never considered canceling his participation after the shooting. The 80-year-old U.S. Navy veteran had trained year-round to run the half marathon for