Monday, August 12, 2019

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    Gunmen abduct Benue College of Education provost

Gunmen abduct Benue College of Education provost

The Benue state police command has announced the abduction of Tsavwua Gborigyo, provost of the College of Education, Katsina-Ala.Catherine Anene, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident on Monday.Anene said the provost was abducted during the weekend at Ihugh in Vandiekya area of the state while returning from a burial.She said no contact had been established with the [...]

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    Market leader shot dead in Benue

Market leader shot dead in Benue

Tavershima Achinge, chairman of  Zaki Biam yam market association in Ukum local government of Benue state, has been killed.Catherine Anene, public relations officer of the police in the state, disclosed this in Makurdi, the state capital, on Tuesday.She said Achinge was shot dead on Monday evening, adding that the incident was reported on Tuesday through the Ukum divisional police station.The entire [...]

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    Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Some unidentified gunmen have killed Saidu Kolaku, a leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Adamawa state.The assailants were said to have invaded his home on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area in the state and shot him dead.Prior to his death, Kolaku was the zonal vice-chairman of the MACBAN (Adamawa [...]

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    Gunmen abduct varsity lecturer in Kaduna

Gunmen abduct varsity lecturer in Kaduna

Abubakar Idris, a lecturer with the Federal University, Dutsinma in Katsina, has been abducted by gunmen.Yakubu Sabo, a spokesperson of the state police command, said the lecturer was abducted on Friday in his residence in Kaduna metropolis.Sabo said the Barnawa police division informed the command that two unknown persons gained entrance to Idris' apartment to whisk him away.According to him, [...]

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    Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Suspected gunmen have reportedly invaded a police station in Bayelsa, killing four officers, including a pregnant policewoman.According to PUNCH, suspected hoodlums invaded the station in Agudama community of Yenagoa local government area in the early hours of Monday, opening fire on the officers.Also said to have been killed was the divisional police officer (DPO) and two other policemen who were on [...]

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    Achieving peace in Niger Delta without military fire

Achieving peace in Niger Delta without military fire

BY TOPE JAMESIt has been peace in the Niger Delta without much of military fire since Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was appointed Chief of Army Staff, COAS, by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015. The incessant clashes between military and communities in the region that hitherto dominated media space has disappeared with his emergence as COAS. Though there were few [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Niger Delta varsity lecturer’s wife

Gunmen abduct Niger Delta varsity lecturer’s wife

Some unidentified gunmen have abducted the wife of a lecturer with the Niger Delta University (NDU) at Gbarantoru community in Yenagoa.Sources in the community told NAN that the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday and that the gunmen fired sporadic shots to announce their arrival.The gunmen reportedly entered the community through River Nun in a speedboat boat and headed [...]

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    ‘Danger still living with us’ — Shehu Sani speaks on Kaduna church attack

‘Danger still living with us’ — Shehu Sani speaks on Kaduna church attack

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says danger is still living "with us."The lawmaker said this on the floor of the senate in reaction to an attack of a church in his constituency at the weekend.TheCable had reported how some gunmen raided communities in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting 17 others.The senator said these security issues would be solved by [...]

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    One shot dead as gunmen raid church in Kaduna

One shot dead as gunmen raid church in Kaduna

Some gunmen raided communities in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting 17 others.They were said to have struck in the early hours of Sunday.Some of the villages affected are Dankande and Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari local government area and Guguwa-Kwate village and Rigasa area in Igabi local government area of the state.In Dankande, a witness said over 20 gunmen surrounded [...]

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    Kidnapped doctor regains freedom

Kidnapped doctor regains freedom

Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, a medical practitioner, who was kidnapped on May 3, in Cross River by unknown gunmen, has regained freedom, NAN reports.The announcement of his release is contained in a communiqué signed by Agam Ayuk, the chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), south south zone, and Ezoke Epoke, the secretary, after its general emergency meeting held on Sunday in Calabar.The association [...]

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    Guard killed, nephew abducted as gunmen break into Bafarawa’s residence

Guard killed, nephew abducted as gunmen break into Bafarawa’s residence

Some gunmen attacked the residence of Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto, killing his security guard, Abdullahi Jijji.Sulaiman Shinkafi, director-general of the Bafarawa Foundation, who confirmed the attack, said the bandits also abducted one Abdulrasheed Sa’idu, a 16-year-old boy said to be the ex-governor's nephew.According to Shinkafi, the attack, first of its kind in Bafarawa village, occurred around 9pm on [...]

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    Gunmen abduct two Shell workers in Rivers

Gunmen abduct two Shell workers in Rivers

Two workers of Shell Petroleum Development Company have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Rivers state.  [...]

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    I spent five days burying victims, says survivor of Kajuru killings

I spent five days burying victims, says survivor of Kajuru killings

Lawal Adamu, a resident of Ruga Saliu, a community in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, says he spent five days burying victims of the attack in the area.Speaking when TheCable alongside some media organisations visited the area, Adamu who is of the Fulani ethnic group, said the attack came as a surprise.He said people of the Adara ethnic [...]

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    Imo APC chieftain shot dead

Imo APC chieftain shot dead

Ifeanyi Ozoemena, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Logara/Umuohiagu ward in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo state, has been killed.Ozoemena was reportedly murdered shortly after presiding over a meeting of the party in the ward on Tuesday night.He was said to have been shot in front of his family members.Martin Opara, a community leader, who confirmed the killing, [...]

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    Five killed in fresh outbreak of violence in Plateau

Five killed in fresh outbreak of violence in Plateau

Unknown gunmen have killed five villagers in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state in a late night ambush.Mathias Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, said the incident happened on Wednesday at Pugu village.He said the gunmen attacked the villagers while they were returning from a birthday party at about 9pm.Barkin Ladi was one of the worst hit [...]

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    Women, children worst hit as gunmen ‘kill 14’ in Kaduna

Women, children worst hit as gunmen ‘kill 14’ in Kaduna

At least 14 people, including women and children, have been killed in Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state.According to NAN, the attack took place during a wedding ceremony on Sunday night.The agency quoted Joshua Paul, a resident of the community, as saying nine people were killed on the spot, while five died at the Kafanchan General [...]

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