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    CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the rehabilitation and de-radicalisation of Boko Haram suspects is troubling.  Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, who spoke at a news conference in Abuja to mark the second year of Leah Sharibu's abduction, also said it is a shame that despite Nigeria's military forces, the killings in the country have not let up. He said the de-radicalisation and empowerment [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’, many injured as ‘bandits’ attack Kaduna market

‘Seven killed’, many injured as ‘bandits’ attack Kaduna market

Seven people were allegedly killed by suspected bandits in a market at Maro village, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state on Wednesday. The incident was said to have happened about 6:00pm when the bandits invaded the market. The attack comes less than 24 hours after over 20 people, including a family of 13, were reportedly killed by bandits in an onslaught on Bakali village, [...]

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    ‘We mustn’t justify killings’ — Atiku reacts to Buhari’s comment on Boko Haram victims

‘We mustn’t justify killings’ — Atiku reacts to Buhari’s comment on Boko Haram victims

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the killings by Boko Haram should not be justified irrespective of the religious affiliation of the victims. Atiku said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims. Speaking on the death of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of [...]

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    Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

The presidency says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) exercised its rights through Sunday's protest. The Christian body held protests across the country to express sadness over the persistent insecurity and the recent killing of Lawan Andimi, its chairman, by Boko Haram insurgents. Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security agencies alone cannot handle insecurity in [...]

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    Amnesty: Failure to punish violent gangs turning Rivers to killing field

Amnesty: Failure to punish violent gangs turning Rivers to killing field

Amnesty International says the "failure" of the Rivers state government to protect residents from violent gangs has led to the loss of many lives. The organisation, in a statement on Thursday, said it is deeply concerned that the authorities are doing "little or nothing" to address ongoing violence in the state. Citing communities like Khana and Gokana local government areas, AI said at least [...]

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    Bandits ‘kill four’, abduct chief imam in Niger

Bandits ‘kill four’, abduct chief imam in Niger

Bandits have kidnapped Umar Mohammed, chief imam of Beni central mosque in Munya local government area of Niger state. Twenty other members of the community were also said to have been kidnapped by the bandits. The bandits, who were reportedly more than 50, were said to have invaded Beni and Kudani in Paikoro LGA on Wednesday, dispossessing residents of their property, including [...]

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    Jonathan: African politicians now staging civilian coups

Jonathan: African politicians now staging civilian coups

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with politicians to stop killing people for the sake of power. Speaking after he was honoured with an honorary degree of doctor of science at the 17th convocation of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state, on Saturday, the ex-president lamented the desperation among politicians. He said African politicians are systematically replacing military coups with civilian coups going by [...]

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    Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

The police in Rivers have arrested a suspect who was "about strangling" a woman at a hotel in the Mile 4 axis of the state. Mustapha Dandaura, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while addressing the female groups that protested the recent killing of young women in the state. At least eight women have been murdered in different hotels in the state [...]

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    ‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

Groups of women on Wednesday marched to the government house in Port Harcourt to protest the killing of young women in hotels in the state. The women, who were clad in black attire, called for an end to the situation. About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the past two months in the state. The bodies of these ladies [...]

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    ‘I feel deep sorrow for the loss’ – Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

‘I feel deep sorrow for the loss’ – Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

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    Two travellers shot dead in Plateau

Two travellers shot dead in Plateau

Two persons were killed by gunmen at Fanlo and Nding villages in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Sunday. Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the killings on Monday. He said the victims were travelling when they were attacked. He added that five people also sustained serious injuries during the attack. “Yesterday at about 8pm, our Barkin Ladi [...]

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    Five shot dead, houses burnt as southern Kaduna boils again

Five shot dead, houses burnt as southern Kaduna boils again

At least five persons have been shot dead and many houses burnt in an attack in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state. Bege Katuka, interim management committee chairman of the local government, confirmed the incident in Kafanchan on Friday. Katuka said the attackers stormed the village around 4pm on Thursday. “Five persons were killed, while two others are still missing. A number [...]

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    Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, has warned criminal elements in the state to be prepared to face the wrath of the government if they do not repent. Masari said this while speaking at a security meeting with traditional rulers, herdsmen leaders and security agencies in the state, on Thursday. He said killings were unacceptable and called on parents and guardians to be [...]

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    IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered that special attention be given to the security of worship centres in the country. Adamu gave the order while reacting to the death of David Tanko, a Catholic priest who was burnt alive in Taraba state on Thursday. The priest ran into his killers along Wukari road while heading to Kofai Amadu village. Frank Mba, [...]

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    Killings: IGP redeploys Enugu commissioner of police

Killings: IGP redeploys Enugu commissioner of police

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has approved the posting of Ahmad Abdulrahman as Enugu state commissioner of police. In a statement on Tuesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said he is taking over from Suleiman Balarabe (pictured middle) with immediate effect. Mba said Adamu ordered the new commissioner to “restore sanity” in the state following the recent killings there. He added that Balarabe [...]

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    Police: Ikeja cantonment soldiers stabbed a man to death in hospital

Police: Ikeja cantonment soldiers stabbed a man to death in hospital

The Ogun state police command says four soldiers, believed to be from Ikeja cantonment killed some residents of Isheri Olofin, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun, on Monday. Abimbola Oyeyemi, police public relations officer in the state, said the officers who were posted to Kara market left their beats and went to the community where indigenes of the town were [...]

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