Thursday, April 25, 2019

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    We don’t owe Shi’ites any apology, says army

We don’t owe Shi’ites any apology, says army

The Nigerian army says it does not owe the Shi’ia sect any apology over the clash involving it and members of the sect.The military applied the rules of engagement on followers of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the group, in Kaduna on December 12, following the barricade on the road at a time Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, was passing.Subsequently, [...]

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    El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state has dissolved the interim management committees of the 23 local government areas in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Aruwan explained that the decision was based on the expiration of their six-month term of office.“The interim management committees of the 23 [...]

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    Police release 83 Zakzaky followers, detain 199

Police release 83 Zakzaky followers, detain 199

The Kaduna state police command has released 83 followers of Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and arraigned 191 of them for various offences, according to Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor.In a statement issued at the end of the security council on Wednesday, Aruwan explained that juveniles and women were among those released.It added [...]

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    Northern govs hold emergency meeting over Shi’ite/army clash

Northern govs hold emergency meeting over Shi’ite/army clash

Northern governors on Saturday held an emergency meeting in Kaduna to evolve measures to resolve the crisis between members of the Shi'ite movement) and the Nigerian army.The meeting, convened under the auspices of the northern governors' forum was chaired by Kassim Shettima, Borno state governor, who is the chairman of the forum.Addressing his colleagues, Shettima said the meeting was convened [...]

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    Sanusi: I’m still involved in the fight against injustice

Sanusi: I’m still involved in the fight against injustice

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says his status as a king has not stopped him from fighting for a better society.Known for his outspokenness during his tenure as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the monarch said any “struggle that is not against injustice and oppression is meaningless”.He was speaking in Kaduna on Friday during the [...]

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    Army: Zakzaky and wife safe in our custody

Army: Zakzaky and wife safe in our custody

The Nigerian army on Wednesday said Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and his wife, are not dead but in protective custody.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, disclosed this when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television.Usman also spoke on the encounter between the military and members of the sect, blaming the group [...]

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    Zaria crisis: 61 bodies deposited at ABUTH

Zaria crisis: 61 bodies deposited at ABUTH

Lawal Khalid, the chief medical director of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, says its mortuary has received 61 dead bodies from the ongoing turmoil. The professor confirmed this on Tuesday as soldiers barricaded the road leading to Zaria, apparently to fish out members of the Shi'ia sect which has been having a confrontation with the military since Saturday. The soldiers mounted check points at Dogarawa [...]

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    Violence looms as Shi’ites ‘take over’ Kaduna

Violence looms as Shi’ites ‘take over’ Kaduna

There is currently tension in parts of Kaduna state as a result of protest staged by member of the Shi’ia sect.Abdullahi Riko, who resides in the Tudun Wada area of the state, told TheCable that the protesters are demanding the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.Riko said banks, offices and other business places have been closed, with people taking cover.“The [...]

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    PICTURED: Shi’ia’s Zakzaky soaked in blood

PICTURED: Shi’ia’s Zakzaky soaked in blood

Two days after Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Shi’ia sect in Nigeria, was reportedly arrested by the military, a picture showing him bleeding after apparent torture, has gone viral.On Saturday, members of the sect clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state, resulting to the loss of about 20 lives.The army blamed the sect for the violence, saying the convoy of Tukur Buratai, [...]

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    Buratai: God helped me escape Shi’ia violence

Buratai: God helped me escape Shi’ia violence

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says he escaped the violence allegedly perpetrated by members of the Shi’ia sect by “the will of God”.The convoy of the number one army officer in the country was said to have been attacked in Zaria, Kaduna state, on Saturday, while he was on his way to the palace of the emir Zazzau.In a [...]

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    Violence in Zaria as soldiers ‘arrest’ Shi’ia leader

Violence in Zaria as soldiers ‘arrest’ Shi’ia leader

Normalcy is yet to return to Zaria in Kaduna state after Saturday's clash between members of the Shi’ia sect and the Nigeria army.The convoy of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, was allegedly attacked by Shiites on his way to the palace of the emir of Zazzau.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, described the attack as an attempt on the [...]

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    El-Rufai sacks Kaduna state VIO ‘for corruption’

El-Rufai sacks Kaduna state VIO ‘for corruption’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Tuesday signed an executive order dissolving the Vehicle Identification Office (VIO) in the state.In a statement, by Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to the governor, the government disclosed that the closure of the VIO was due to the corruption, indiscipline and their lack of respect for the public.“The Kaduna state government has dissolved the Vehicle [...]

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    Shi’ite leader vows to defy Boko Haram

Shi’ite leader vows to defy Boko Haram

Mukhtar Sahabi, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Kaduna, says his people will resist the Boko Haram militants, insisting that the Shi'ite community cannot be wiped out of Nigeria.Last Friday, some Shi'ites were attacked by Boko Haram, leaving 21 dead in a procession on Zaria road, Kano.Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Sahabi said his people will defy Boko Haram's threat and embark on endurance trek [...]

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    ‘Cattle rustlers’ arrested with 162 cows in Kaduna

‘Cattle rustlers’ arrested with 162 cows in Kaduna

Eleven suspected cattle rustlers were arrested with 162 cows and 30 sheep by Operation Yaki Surveillance patrol team in a joint operation with the Lere divisional police patrol in the state.The arrest of eight of the rustlers were said to have been as a result of a distress call received at control room of the Operation Yaki headquarters.The caller informed the [...]

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    ’21 killed’ in attack on Shiite procession in Kano

’21 killed’ in attack on Shiite procession in Kano

Twenty-one people, including children, were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked members of the Shia sect trekking from Kano to Zaria, for their annual procession. A source confirmed the attack to TheCable, saying it occurred at Samawa village in Garun Mallam local government area of the state. Muhammadu Turi, one of the leaders of the sect, said the procession would continue "without [...]

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    Kaduna reinstates suspended chairman

Kaduna reinstates suspended chairman

G.A. Kurfi, chairman of the interim management committee of Kaduna north local government council, has been recalled from suspension.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, announced the recall on Tuesday, quoting Balarabe Lawal, secretary to the state government, as ordering Kurfi’s reinstatement in a letter dated November 13.Kurfi was suspended on October 8 for allegedly flouting the rules [...]

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