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    Kaduna Peace Forum demands removal of commissioner of police

Kaduna Peace Forum demands removal of commissioner of police

A group known as the Southern Kaduna Unity and Peace Forum (SKUPF) has demanded the removal of Agyole Abeh, Kaduna police commissioner, accusing him of "speaking in the same tune with the enemies of the place".Abeh had said the killings in southern Kaduna was exaggerated."The issue of people being killed and houses burnt (in southern Kaduna) are all exaggerated. The [...]

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    Abducted Germans regain freedom, ‘taken to Abuja’

Abducted Germans regain freedom, ‘taken to Abuja’

Peter Breunij and Johannes Buringer, two German archaeologists who were abducted ‎in Jenjela village, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state, have been freed after four days in captivity.Sources told TheCable that their abductors released them in Kateri village, along the Kaduna-Abuja road, late Saturday, and they were later taken to the German embassy in Abuja.Their abductors had demanded a N60 [...]

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    Southern Kaduna crisis exaggerated, says police commissioner

Southern Kaduna crisis exaggerated, says police commissioner

Agyole Abeh, Kaduna state commissioner of police, says the crisis in southern Kaduna is largely exaggerated and used as a propaganda by those benefitting from it.Abeh said this in Kafanchan on Friday, while giving update on the security situation in the area.He alleged that some community leaders in the area were compounding the issues due to selfish interest, but that security [...]

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    Abductors of German expatriates demand N60m ransom

Abductors of German expatriates demand N60m ransom

Twenty-four hours after the abduction of Peter Breunij, a German professor, and Johannes Buringer, his associate, their kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N60 million.Both men were abducted in Jenjela village, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state.Two men who tried to secure their release were shot to death.A source told TheCable that the kidnappers demanded N30 million on each of [...]

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    Gunmen abduct German professor in Kaduna, kill hunter

Gunmen abduct German professor in Kaduna, kill hunter

Gunmen have abducted Peter Breunij, a German professor of archaeology, and Johannes Buringer, his colleague, at Jenjela village in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state.Kagarko, which shares a boundary with federal capital territory (FCT), has recorded different cases of kidnapping along the area in recent times.Breunij is said to be the leader of a four-man team from the University [...]

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    El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reshuffled his cabinet.According to Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, el-Rufai announced the changes during the state executive council meeting held on Tuesday.Aruwan said some commissioners were swapped, while new commissioners were nominated, and new permanent secretaries.He quoted the governor as saying, “the commissioners swapping portfolios include; Amina [...]

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    Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew in 2 LGAs

Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew in 2 LGAs

The Kaduna state security council has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the state.This comes one day after at least 21 people were killed in renewed attacks in four communities in the two local government areas.Many houses were also burnt in the attacks.In a statement on Tuesday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor [...]

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    My office has been under a mango tree for 18 years, says Kaduna ASUP chairman

My office has been under a mango tree for 18 years, says Kaduna ASUP chairman

Aliyu Ibrahim, chairman, Kaduna chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), has called on the federal government to improve the state of infrastructure in Nigerian polytechnics.Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  on Tuesday in Kaduna, Ibrahim decried the high level of infrastructure deficit in the institution, stating that nothing had changed in terms of infrastructure since [...]

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    Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Ismaila Isa, garrison commander of the 1 division of the Nigerian army and Agyole Abeh, commissioner of police in the state have relocated to southern Kaduna.According to the Kaduna state government, they moved into the region to coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits on communities in Kaura and Jema’a local government areas.Twenty-one persons were killed in [...]

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    21 killed in fresh attacks in southern Kaduna

21 killed in fresh attacks in southern Kaduna

At least 21 people have been killed in renewed attacks in four communities in Kaura and Jama'a local government areas of Kaduna state.Many houses were also burnt in the attacks, which reportedly took place between Sunday evening and Monday morning.Details of the attacks are still sketchy.All efforts to contain the violence in the region have not yielded the desired results.Nasir [...]

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    Kaduna airport tested and ready, says relocation committee chairman

Kaduna airport tested and ready, says relocation committee chairman

Mohammed Joji, chairman coordinating committee on Abuja relocation, has said that the Kaduna international airport is ready for heavy commercial use.Joji, who is also the secretary general, aircraft operators in Nigeria, made the remark on Friday after inspecting facilities at the airport.Speaking to reporters in Kaduna, Joji said, "All the equipment were tested and are doing fine. As far as [...]

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    El-Rufai: No going back on establishment of barracks in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai: No going back on establishment of barracks in southern Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is no going back on the establishment of a military barracks in southern Kaduna.On February 5, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid the foundation for the establishment of battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area, but less than five days after, some persons destroyed it.But speaking on [...]

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    El-Rufai kicks as foundation of proposed military base in southern Kaduna is vandalised

El-Rufai kicks as foundation of proposed military base in southern Kaduna is vandalised

Less than one week after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid foundation for the establishment of a battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, some persons have destroyed it.Speaking when the foundation was laid, Buratai had said the location was chosen as a response to the incessant killings occurring in southern Kaduna [...]

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    Kaduna bans FRSC checkpoints

Kaduna bans FRSC checkpoints

The Kaduna state government has banned the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from mounting checkpoints within Kaduna metropolis and other urban centres across the state.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Aruwan said the decision was taken at a security council meeting presided over by the governor.‎The state government [...]

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    Over 53,000 applicants denied admission into ABU Zaria

Over 53,000 applicants denied admission into ABU Zaria

Abdullahi Kundila, the registrar of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has disclosed that over 63,000 applied for admission but only about 10,000 were admitted.Speaking during an orientation program organised for new students on Tuesday, Kundila encouraged them to make use of the various facilities which have been put in place to aid their academic goals. [...]

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    New military formation ‘will check’ violence in southern Kaduna

New military formation ‘will check’ violence in southern Kaduna

A group known as the Northern Christian Youth Assembly has expressed delight over the formation of a military formation in Kanfachan in in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, laid the foundation of the military base on Saturday.Commenting on this, Peter Bawa, coordinator of the group, said security [...]

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