Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tag "killings"

    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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    ‘Get out of there’ — Oyedepo asks Buhari to step down over nationwide killings

‘Get out of there’ — Oyedepo asks Buhari to step down over nationwide killings

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the killings in the country.Hundreds of Nigerians across different states have been killed since the turn of the year. The most recent of such attacks was in Plateau where more than 100 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen.Speaking during the church’s Sunday service at [...]

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    CAN president: The best Nigerian isn’t leading the nation — it’s unfortunate

CAN president: The best Nigerian isn’t leading the nation — it’s unfortunate

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says it is unfortunate that the best Nigerian is not leading the country.Ayokunle said this on Thursday while speaking at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2019 election.The CAN president said Nigeria does not need a mediocre leader."It is very unfortunate that the best Nigerian is not the leader of the [...]

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    Northern, southern leaders chide FG over killings, say Nigeria drifting towards anarchy

Northern, southern leaders chide FG over killings, say Nigeria drifting towards anarchy

Leaders from across the country have criticised the federal government over its failure to find a solution to the killings recorded in various states.Since the turn of the year, hundreds have been killed in clashes between herdsmen and farmers, attacks by suspected herders, bandits, among others.A communique issued on Wednesday after a one-day summit of national elders and leaders said [...]

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    Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for an urgent meeting of the Nigeria police council.Falana said the meeting has become expedient as a result of the incessant killings being recorded across the country.In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Falana said [...]

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    Yari is a diaspora governor, says Kukah

Yari is a diaspora governor, says Kukah

Mathew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic church, has described Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, as a "diaspora governor".Yari has been accused of abandoning his state for the nation's capital.Speaking on Thursday at a colloquium organised by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in Abuja, Kukah lamented the high rate of insecurity across the country, [...]

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    Nigerians protest killings, ask Buhari to end avoidable deaths

Nigerians protest killings, ask Buhari to end avoidable deaths

Some Nigerians took to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo state, on Saturday, to protest the incessant killings in various parts of the country.They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end “avoidable deaths” and to also ensure justice for those killed.In 2018 alone, hundreds have been killed in various crisis situations, including attacks by suspected herdsmen, bandits and armed robbers.The latest [...]

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    PFN president: No law forbids Christians from defending themselves

PFN president: No law forbids Christians from defending themselves

Felix Omobude, president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), says there is no law forbiding Christians from defending themselves.Omobude said this on Tuesday at a meeting of the Living Faith Bible Church in Jos.Over 100 persons were recently killed in attacks on some villages in Plateau by suspected herdsmen.The PFN president said the peace-making efforts of the church should [...]

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    Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if cannot end the killings recorded in the country and keep Nigeria safe.The bishops said this on Tuesday, while reacting to recent killings in various parts of the country, particularly in Plateau state.At least 100 persons were killed in Plateau when suspected herdsmen invaded two [...]

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    Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigerians are “fast losing confidence” in the nation's security system.He said this on Tuesday while reacting to the killings in various parts of the country, the most recent being in Plateau.Hundreds have been killed in crisis situations like clashes between herdsmen and farmers as well as attacks by suspected herders.Delivering a [...]

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    11 arrested over Plateau attack

11 arrested over Plateau attack

The military special task force 'Operation Safe Haven' in Plateau says it has arrested some suspects in connection to the recent mass killing in the state.According to The Nation, the suspects were paraded on Monday before journalists at the STF headquarters, Jos by Adam Umar, media officer of the task force, and Tyopev Terna, spokesman for the state police command.Umar [...]

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    APC youth group lists three measures Buhari ‘must take’ to end killings

APC youth group lists three measures Buhari ‘must take’ to end killings

The Progressive Youth Caucus (PYC), a coalition of youth groups in the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast and end the killings across the country.In a statement at the weekend, Bamidele Olagoke, PYC's chairman, told the president should do away with non-performing service chiefs and heads of security organisation.The youths urged Buhari to heed [...]

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    Saraki on killings: Some security chiefs not on speaking terms

Saraki on killings: Some security chiefs not on speaking terms

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused security chiefs of lack of proper coordination.He said while the security architecture in the country has “failed”, some of the security officials overseeing security in the country do not talk to one another.Saraki was speaking on Saturday when he visited communities affected by a rainstorm in Ilorin, Kwara state.While lamenting the killings in different [...]

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    How Muslim cleric ‘hid Christians inside a mosque’ during Plateau attack

How Muslim cleric ‘hid Christians inside a mosque’ during Plateau attack

An imam in Plateau state reportedly hid over 200 people, including Christians, inside a mosque during the recent attack in the state.According to BBC Pidgin, the religious leader, whose identity was not disclosed, saw people fleeing Birkin Ladi local government area where part of the killings took place.He was said to have rendered them assistance by offering a mosque in [...]

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    Presidency on Plateau attack: There were several killings under PDP too

Presidency on Plateau attack: There were several killings under PDP too

The presidency says killings are not peculiar to the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the seven days of mourning declared by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the recent mass killing in Plateau state.In a statement released on Thursday, Adesina described the PDP's declaration as "irresponsible politics".He said killings have [...]

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