Saturday, October 19, 2019

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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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    Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no one is safe in Nigeria.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekweremadu, had earlier disclosed that the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president was invaded by gunmen in the wee hours of Tuesday.Speaking after the incident, Ekweremadu said the response of the police to the incident was poor.The lawmaker said the security of the [...]

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    Five shot dead at Plateau mining site

Five shot dead at Plateau mining site

Gunmen have killed five persons at a mining site in Gana-Ropp village of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer of the police command in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.“On Tuesday at about 12:30.p.m, we received distress call from Da Gyang Pam, the village head of Gana-Ropp village in Barkin [...]

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    Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Unidentified gunmen have killed Azi Magaji, head driver to the Plateau house of assembly speaker, and Edward Ankpa, a security official at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).Terna Tyopev, Plateau police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident to (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.Tyopev said the killing occurred Saturday night in Zarazong community of Jos north local government area of [...]

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    Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Gunmen have killed seven police officers in the Galadimawa area of Abuja.TheCable learnt the officers were killed during a shootout with their attackers on Monday night.The officers were said to be on stop-and-search duty operation in the area when they accosted the gunmen.Witnesses said the gunmen successfully escaped during the incident which also left some persons injured.It was gathered that [...]

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    Five killed in fresh Plateau attack

Five killed in fresh Plateau attack

Five people have been killed and three others injured after gunmen attacked Inding, a village in Barkinladi local government area of Plateau state.The gunmen were said to have attacked the village on Sunday night.Those injured during the attack have reportedly been taken to a hospital at the headquarters of the Barkinladi local government for treatment.When contacted, Terna Tyopev, Plateau police [...]

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    ‘Pirates’ raid Bayelsa police station, kill two officers

‘Pirates’ raid Bayelsa police station, kill two officers

Two policemen were reportedly killed and one injured after suspected gunmen, believed to be pirates, attacked a marine police base in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.Asuquo Amba, the state police commissioner, confirmed the incident.Amba said the pirates also made away with two rifles and a 200 horsepower outboard boat engine.“At about 002hrs on Tuesday, some unknown gunmen suspected [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How gunmen attacked Magu’s farm — and stole rifles

THE INSIDER: How gunmen attacked Magu’s farm — and stole rifles

Gunmen who attacked a farmhouse belonging to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), took away some rifles from the farm, TheCable has learnt.The attackers overpowered two security guards they met at the farm, beating one to death.TheCable gathered that the two mobile policemen, identified as Haruna Seriki and Musa Izah, were drafted from Mopol [...]

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