Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tag "killings"

    IGP reduces 12-hour shifts of policemen to eight hours

IGP reduces 12-hour shifts of policemen to eight hours

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police, has directed that policemen across the country to work eight hours daily.Adamu, who announced the directive at a conference of heads of police medical facilities on Thursday, said this is to curtail work-related stress.He said this will in turn reduce the misuse of firearms and extra-judicial killings in the country.The work structure for the [...]

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    EXTRA: Dariye co-sponsors motion on Kajuru killings from prison

EXTRA: Dariye co-sponsors motion on Kajuru killings from prison

Joshua Dariye, senator representing Plateau central, on Thursday co-sponsored a motion from jail.The motion was on the killing of Faye Mooney, an official of Mercy Corps Nigeria, a humanitarian agency, and Matthew Oguche, her partner, at the Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, sponsored the motion to formally draw the attention of the lawmakers to the [...]

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    Kaduna peace committee worried over killings

Kaduna peace committee worried over killings

The Kaduna state peace commission has expressed worries over the security challenge in many parts of the state.Josiah Idowu-Fearon, chairman of the commission, gave his concern at a news conference on Wednesday.He said insecurity is most prevalent in Birnin Gwari as well as some parts of Chikun, Igabi, Kachia, Kajuru, Kagarko and Kauru local government areas.He noted that although peace [...]

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    Reps summon Buhari, demand explanations on nationwide killings in 48 hours

Reps summon Buhari, demand explanations on nationwide killings in 48 hours

The house of representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it and address Nigerians within 48 hours on the incessant killings in parts of the country.At its sitting on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber accused the president of failing in his responsibility of securing lives and properties.This followed the adoption of a motion by Mark Gbillah from Benue state, [...]

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    Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years.Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well as herders and farmers.Yari, who was represented [...]

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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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    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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