Friday, January 19, 2018

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    From Ghana to Ivory Coast: How herdsmen have been wreaking havoc across Africa

From Ghana to Ivory Coast: How herdsmen have been wreaking havoc across Africa

Clashes between farmers and nomadic herders across West Africa are beginning to look like the norm, with each country taking its share of the violence. Residents of Logo and Guma communities in Benue state, Nigeria, entered 2018 on a sad note.Suspected herdsmen invaded communities in the areas and by the time the dust settled on an attack, over 70 people had been [...]

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    10 killed in fresh ‘herders’ attack in Kaduna

10 killed in fresh ‘herders’ attack in Kaduna

Not less than 10 persons were killed when gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The attacks were said to have taken place on Friday night in Dangaji and Ungwan Gajere villages.Apart from the fatalities, several persons reportedly sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.The villagers were said to have fled [...]

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    ‘We defended ourselves from thieves’ — herdsmen speak on Benue attack

‘We defended ourselves from thieves’ — herdsmen speak on Benue attack

Garus Gololo, a leader of Miyetti Allah cattle breeders in Benue state, says the new year attack in the state was a reprisal for the alleged theft of cows.The assailants had attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday and Tuesday, killing not less than 20 people, including nine livestock guards.But Gololo said the [...]

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    Benue killers must be brought to book, says Buhari

Benue killers must be brought to book, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, and residents of the state over the New Year attack in Guma and Logo local government areas.The attack which claimed over 20 lives and left many injured, was said to have occurred between Monday and Tuesday.Ortom had said that out of the number of those killed, nine were livestock guards [...]

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    Gunmen kill two district heads in Adamawa 

Gunmen kill two district heads in Adamawa 

Two district heads have been reportedly killed by militias who raided Lawaru and Dung communities in Demsa local government of Adamawa state.The gunmen were also said to have burnt down houses in the villages during the attack.Ahmad Sajoh, the state commissioner of information and strategy, described it as "unfortunate".Sajoh said the state government had held an emergency security meeting on [...]

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    11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

Unknown gunmen have attacked Makera community in Riyom local government area of Plateau state, killing 11 persons.Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the gunmen attacked the villagers while they were returning from the market on Tuesday night.“Yesterday (Tuesday), at about 7:30pm, unknown gunmen attacked villagers who were coming back from Makera community [...]

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    IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed the killing, said the irate youth also injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.The attack came amid reports that members of the group were killed during [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Seven persons were reportedly killed on Friday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.The insurgents were said to have stormed the camp in two Hilux trucks at about 11pm.Bamus Garba, an eyewitness, told TheCable that the insurgents attacked the camp from the rear, firing an RPG into [...]

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    Don’t succumb to intimidation, NLC tells EFCC

Don’t succumb to intimidation, NLC tells EFCC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) not to succumb to intimidation.The NLC said this while reacting to the attack by gunmen at the head office of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday.In a statement issued on Friday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, condemned the attack, describing it as corruption fighting back.Wabba recalled an [...]

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    How anti-Buhari protesters ‘escaped death’ at Wuse market

How anti-Buhari protesters ‘escaped death’ at Wuse market

Some members of the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement, which is leading a protest demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign, escaped death by the whiskers on Tuesday.A group of young men attacked the protesters led by Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, at the Wuse market in Abuja.TheCable gathered that Charly Boy went to the market [...]

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    Ozubulu: It wasn’t a terror attack — Obiano disagrees with Nnamdi Kanu

Ozubulu: It wasn’t a terror attack — Obiano disagrees with Nnamdi Kanu

Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, says the shooting of worshippers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, was not a terror attack.A lone gunman opened fire on worshippers at the church on Sunday, killing 12 people. Rumours had rippled, most especially on social media, that the attack of was the handiwork of a terror group.Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People [...]

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    Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

The Anambra state police command says it has arrested suspects involved in the killings at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu.Nkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.She said the suspects, whose identities she refused to reveal, were arrested on Monday.“This is a very sensitive investigation so you people (journalists) have to help us,” she told TheCable.“As soon [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: ‘Drug baron’, ‘lover of God’… meet the ‘bishop’ believed to be the target of Anambra shooting

CLOSE-UP: ‘Drug baron’, ‘lover of God’… meet the ‘bishop’ believed to be the target of Anambra shooting

The name Aloysius Ikegwuonu has been trending on social media since the devastating attack at St. Philip's Catholic church in Ozubulu, Anambra state. After visiting the church, Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, said the incident was the fallout of a feud between two brothers who are based abroad.Reports have it that the gunman had invaded the church in search of Ikegwuonu, popularly [...]

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    Anambra church attack an ‘unspeakable sacrilege’, says Buhari

Anambra church attack an ‘unspeakable sacrilege’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu in Anambra state, describing it as “unspeakable sacrilege.”An unidentified gunman had invaded the church during the 6:30 am mass on Sunday, opening fire on the worshippers.At least 12 people were killed in the attack, while 18 sustained injuries.In a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to [...]

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    The generating set suddenly developed a fault — witness speaks on Anambra church attack

The generating set suddenly developed a fault — witness speaks on Anambra church attack

Worshippers at St. Philips Catholic church in Ozubulu, Anambra state, were in darkness when a gunman invaded the church and opened fire on them.An unidentified gunman had invaded the church during the 6:30 am mass, killing 12 worshippers and injuring many others.A witness, who simply identified herself as a choir member, told NAN that the church was dark when the [...]

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    Police: Anambra gunman spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

Police: Anambra gunman spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

Garba Umar, commissioner of the Anambra state police command, has dismissed the insinuation that the Boko Haram sect carried out the attack at St. Philip Catholic church in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.Speaking with reporters after visiting the scene of the attack, Umar said investigation showed that the attacker spoke in Igbo dialect while shooting his victims.Gunmen had [...]

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