Woman held for allegedly killing her grand daughter with Sniper
A 42-year-old woman Temitope Akinola has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State police command for allegedly killing her two-year-old grand daughter.
Man kills self with Snipper in Lagos
A 37-year-old man, Seyi Onayemi, committed suicide in Ikorodu estate, Lagos State at the weekend. A statement from the spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, Bala Elkana, said on Friday, men of the Sagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu
Safety expert urges NAFDAC to ensure traders obey time lag for sale of sniper
The Nigerian Chapter of the World Safety Organisation (WSO) has urged NAFDAC to ensure that traders comply with the time lag given to them to stop the sale of Sniper and other hazardous chemical substances in the open market.
Addressing natural causes of rising suicide rates
In recent times, there has been a rise in suicides associated with poisoning with pesticides generally and Sniper, in particular, rat poison, and other objects such as rope by a number of depressed persons.
Nigerians decry ban on sale of Sniper
Nigerians have decried the recent ban on the sale of pesticide, especially Sniper and other agricultural formulations in open market following increased cases of suicide and misuse of the products.
Lagos to sanction traders using Sniper to preserve raw foods
The Lagos State government has threatened to sanction traders, marketers and processors of raw foods who use unapproved chemicals for killing pests on raw food noting that the state government is against any practices inimical to the good health and wellbeing of the populace.
Corps member dies after applying Sniper to hair
A corps member serving in House of Assembly, Osun State, Ayomikun Juliana, has died after allegedly applying the popular insecticide, Sniper, to her hair to kill the lice troubling her.
Domestic sniper use: a ticking time bomb
Fumigation is a method of pest control, which involves a process of disinfecting an area by spraying dangerous chemicals. Manufacturers of these chemicals (fumigants and insecticides) usually dish out strong warnings to users boldly written on the containers that they should avoid inhalation and contact with food, the skin or mouth. This is owing to…
Rio police suspected of using snipers in favela
Rio de Janeiro's favelas are known for high crime. But in one of the city's poor neighborhoods, rights groups say residents face a new threat: police snipers. According to an investigation by human rights organizations, at least five people were shot dead between October and January from a police tower in the northern Manguinhos favela.…