Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "killings"

    Three shot dead in fresh Kaduna violence

Three shot dead in fresh Kaduna violence

Three persons were shot dead in an attack  in Gwong, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Sunday night.Peter Averik, the local government chairman, who confirmed the development to NAN, said the attack took place around 7:30pm.He said the gunmen attacked some persons walking along a bridge.“I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the [...]

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    I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state,  says he would have taken up arms against bandits in the state if his office allowed.Yari said this while addressing reporters in Gasau, the state capital on Thursday.He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the state while warning politicians against politicising the security situation."I am also in support of [...]

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    We’ll deploy more security personnel in Zamfara, says FG

We’ll deploy more security personnel in Zamfara, says FG

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says more security personnel will be deployed in Zamfara to end the destruction of lives and property in the state.According to Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, press secretary of the minister, Dambazau said this when he visited the state on Thursday.He was received by Sanusi Rikiji, the state’s acting governor and other members of Zamfara executive council.During the [...]

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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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    Bandits activities will affect food security, says Dambazau

Bandits activities will affect food security, says Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says the continuous attacks on residents of Zamfara state will affect food security in the country.Dambazau said this during an on-the-spot assessment of the activities of the bandits in the state on Wednesday.Lately, the state has been under attacks from bandits and the insurgents.The minister warned the bandits to stop their activities, saying the federal government [...]

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    Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has accused northern elite of being silent on the killings in the region.Sani made the accusation via his Twitter handle on Monday.He listed three reasons that could have made the northern elites taciturn, saying it could either be as a result of the the fear of being seen as anti-government, belief that President Muhammadu [...]

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    Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Following Boko Haram killings in the north-east, Isaac Ositelu, presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on security.Ositelu said the life of any Nigerian must not be cut short while the leaders "carry on as if it is business as usual".He said it is a tragedy of "immense proportion" [...]

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    PDP acting a script to disrupt 2019 elections, says group

PDP acting a script to disrupt 2019 elections, says group

A group known as Patriotic Front of Nigeria has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of working with to disrupt the 2019 general election.Rabiu Usman, national coordinator of Patriotic Front of Nigeria, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday alleged that the PDP has a working relationship with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Usman said it is no coincidence that the [...]

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    Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

The Nigerian army has again commented on the killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The army on Friday referenced a directive given by US President Donald Trump to his country's military. He said they should consider stones thrown at them by asylum-seeking migrants as rifles.IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, had clashed with soldiers in some parts [...]

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    ‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

Denys Gauer, outgoing French ambassador to Nigeria, says he does not believe that foreigners are involved in the killings across the country.The French's envoy position contradicts that of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had said that the killings are as a result of the influx of mercenaries from the Sahel region.“It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx [...]

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    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.Addressing [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau suffers fourth attack in one week

Two killed as Plateau suffers fourth attack in one week

Gunmen killed two persons at Nding Suisut village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Thursday.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN that two persons were also injured in the attack.“This morning at about 6:30am, we received a distress call that gunmen shot some persons at Nding Suisut Village of Barkin Ladi,” he said.“Armed [...]

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    2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

Anthony Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, has warned against plans to destabilise Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections.Okogie asked Nigerians to beware of politicians that “pretend to love Nigeria, but are actually plotting her descent into bloody disintegration".He wondered why some perpetrators of violence continue to go scot-free and also expressed concern over the increasing illegal [...]

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    US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

The US says there is a "culture of impunity" in Nigeria, making people get away with serious crimes.David Young, acting US ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Sunday during a fellowship with church leaders in Jos, Plateau state.According to PUNCH, Young, who is the deputy chief of mission and charge de affaires, US embassy in Nigeria, said the "culture of [...]

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    Amnesty: Armed bandits have killed 371 in Zamfara since January

Amnesty: Armed bandits have killed 371 in Zamfara since January

Amnesty International (AI) says armed bandits have killed at least 371 persons in Zamfara state since January 2018.The organisation said more worrisome is that villagers claimed security agencies are in most cases informed about impending attacks with little or nothing done to prevent them.In recent years, Zamfara has been on the receiving end of attacks by armed bandits, but the [...]

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    Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara state to stem the killings in the state.In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security personnel comprise the army, air force, police and the civil defence.Zamfara has been on the receiving end of attacks by suspected bandits.Shehu said the personnel are being deployed [...]

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