Connect with us
NOT IN USE

World News

Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe shot and killed during a speech

Published

on

Shinzo Abe

Former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has died, according to Japan’s national broadcaster.

Abe, 67, who remains Japan’s longest serving prime minister, was shot while giving a campaign speech on Friday, July 8 .

The suspected attacker reported to be a man in his 40s was tackled at the scene by the Japanese secret service personnel and arrested. The motive for the attack is yet to be determined.

Abe sustained wounds on the right side of his neck and left clavicle after being shot.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “deeply distressed by the attack” and described Abe as a “dear friend”.

Read Also: Simi reveals why ‘Tbh’ took three years and more on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio

In Australia, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said his country’s “thoughts are with [Abe’s] family and the people of Japan at this time”.

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’e PM, shared a post on Facebook, describing the shooting as a “senseless act of violence”. He also described Abe as “a good friend of Singapore”.

New Zealand’s leader Jacinda Ardern recalled Abe being one of the first world leaders she met “when I became Prime Minister”. And she said: “Events like this shake us all to the core.”

Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, gave a brief reaction in which he said he “didn’t know” much about the incident. He also expressed “my condolences to my Japanese colleague for what happened.”

The shooting of Abe in Japan is shocking as Gun violence is very rare in Japan, and guns are extremely difficult to own.

Photographs taken as the suspect was being apprehended show what looks like an improvised, or home-made, double-barrelled shotgun.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Watch

Smokingskul Shares New Single and Video “Nina”

Published

on

Smokingskul

19-year-old Florida rapper Smokingskul has just shared his new single and video “Nina”. Smokingskul is at the helm of a new era of plugg music known as “dark plugg”which substitutes the ethereal sounds of “plugg” with more tonal melodies that are accentuated by distorted percussion, producing a grimey, DIY sound. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Drake celebrates breaking The Beatles’ record for most Top 5 Hits on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Published

on

drake 1

Drake officially has more slaps than The Beatles. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Swizz Beatz, Timbaland sue Triller for $28 Million, demand payment for ‘Verzuz’ sale

Published

on

SWIZZTIM

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have filed a lawsuit against Triller, claiming the company still owes them $28 million for the sale of their Verzuz series. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Liam Hemsworth has called it quits on his three-year relationship with model Gabriella Brooks

Published

on

liam

Liam Hemsworth has reportedly split from Gabriella Brooks after three years of dating. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Elon Musk says his tweet about buying Manchester United was a joke

Published

on

Elon Musk

Elon Musk says he was joking about buying English football club Manchester United. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Italian rappers arrested for racist attack on Nigerian man

Published

on

Italian rappers arrested for racist attack on Nigerian man

Two well-known Italian ‘trappers’, a type of rap music, have been arrested for a suspected racially motivated attack on a Nigerian factory worker near Monza in Rome. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending