Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "killings"

    PDP: FG indifferent to killings, Nigerians now left to secure themselves

PDP: FG indifferent to killings, Nigerians now left to secure themselves

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent killing of 41 persons in Zamfara state.In a statement on Saturday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said it is “heartbreaking” that Nigerians are now “daily slaughtered by marauders”.Ologbondiyan urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government to take “decisive” steps to end the incessant killings in various parts of the [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Blood is becoming cheaper than petrol in Nigeria

Shehu Sani: Blood is becoming cheaper than petrol in Nigeria

Shehu Sani, senator of representing Kaduna central, says blood is becoming cheaper than petrol in today's Nigeria.Sani said on Saturday that Nigeria has now become a country of "mass murder, mass burial and continuous bereavement".The senator said when a country is no more shocked by tragedy, it has lost its humanity."In Nigeria today, blood is becoming cheaper than water and [...]

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    Police: Cattle rustler, hunters behind Zamfara killings

Police: Cattle rustler, hunters behind Zamfara killings

The Zamfara police command has revealed details of how dozens were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen.On Wednesday, unknown gunmen attacked Birane village in Zurmi local government area, killing many.Although the police said 18 persons were killed in the incident, residents told journalists that at least 41 persons lost their lives.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, said [...]

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    Falana writes IGP, demands reports of investigations into large-scale killings

Falana writes IGP, demands reports of investigations into large-scale killings

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written a letter to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), requesting reports of probes into various large-scale killings.In a letter dated February 14, the lawyer demanded the reports on killings which occurred from 2011 to 2017.He said the demand was necessitated by the failure to prosecute armed gangs that have engaged in the “mindless” [...]

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    Ortom imposes curfew as 7 ‘herdsmen’ are burnt alive in Benue

Ortom imposes curfew as 7 ‘herdsmen’ are burnt alive in Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has imposed a curfew on Gboko in Gboko local government area of Benue state, where seven persons, suspected to be herdsmen, were set ablaze.The incident sparked tension in the town.Commenting on the incident, Moses Yamu, spokesman of the police in the state, said "irate youth" from the town carried out the attack."It was a [...]

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    Six states recorded 78 deaths from violence in first week of 2018

Six states recorded 78 deaths from violence in first week of 2018

In the early hours of Monday, January 1, the sky above Omoku community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of Rivers state, turned black.In one fell swoop, the community lost 17 people to what was suspected to be an attack by cultists.Unknown to Nigerians, that sad incident only "opened doors" for more worrisome killings in various parts of the country [...]

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    Fresh killing recorded in Rivers

Fresh killing recorded in Rivers

A suspected cultist attack has left one person dead in Egbeda community, Emohua local government area of Rivers state.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday.He said the attack, which occurred in the morning, also left an unconfirmed number of persons injured.“It has to do with cult rivalry; (it was) against themselves. Some persons [...]

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    Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians have reportedly been killed within 48 hours in South Africa.A source close to the Nigerian community in the country told NAN that the first victim — Ikechukwu Edmond, aged 40 — was allegedly killed on November 11 while the second — Eluka Agu — was allegedly bitten to death on November 13.The source said the Edmond, a businessman [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau boils again

Two killed as Plateau boils again

Some gunmen killed two persons in Riyom local government area of Plateau state on Tuesday.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the attackers struck at Joli, a village in the area, around 9:30pm.Terna also said two of the residents escaped with injuries while two lost their lives during the attack.“The four persons were coming back from wherever [...]

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    Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

The Nigerian mission in South Africa says it has protested the killing of Nigerians to the government of that country.Two Nigerians were recently killed by the South African police for allegedly being in possession of drugs.On August 30, Kingsley Ikeri, from Imo state, was allegedly killed by the police at Vryheid town, in KwaZulu Natal province while being interrogated for [...]

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    Zaki Biam killings: We’re losing value for human life, Buhari laments

Zaki Biam killings: We’re losing value for human life, Buhari laments

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on traders at a market in Zaki Biam, Benue state, by unknown gunmen, lamenting that it appears Nigerians have lost value for human life.Many people were feared killed in the attack which took place on Monday.The president also commiserated with the people of the state and directed security agencies to immediately apprehend the [...]

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    Police arrest 17 suspects ‘involved in’ southern Kaduna killings

Police arrest 17 suspects ‘involved in’ southern Kaduna killings

Nigeria police say they have arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja when he presented the suspects before journalists.He said that 29 assorted firearms were recovered from them.He explained that the suspects were arrested after discreet and sustained investigation, adding that they would be charged [...]

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    CAN declares national day of mourning over Kaduna killings

CAN declares national day of mourning over Kaduna killings

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians in the country and in the diaspora to wear black clothes to mourn those killed in Southern Kaduna.The association also faulted the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari on the development, alleging that he has endorsed the killing of Christians.Musa Asake, general secretary of CAN, said this in a statement."The ongoing silence over the [...]

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    El-Rufai meets Kaduna security council to end killings

El-Rufai meets Kaduna security council to end killings

In a bid to end the recent killings in southern Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the state security council in Kafanchan, headquarters of Jema’a local government area.According to a statement released on Wednesday by Samuel Aruwan, media aide of the governor, the meeting followed an assessment tour of the affected locations in [...]

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    Apo killings: ECOWAS court imposes $3.3m fine on Nigeria

Apo killings: ECOWAS court imposes $3.3m fine on Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court has fined Nigeria $3.3m for the September 2013 killing of eight citizens at Apo district in Abuja.The regional court ordered the country to pay a compensatory damage of $200,000 to each of the family of the deceased citizens and $150,000 to each of those wounded.The tragic incident occurred after a combined [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t forgive Rivers election killers

Buhari: We won’t forgive Rivers election killers

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to forgive or forget the perpetrators of violence before, during and after the 2015 elections, particularly in Rivers state.Buhari said those wh‎o carried out the attacks on citizens in Rivers state would be confronted with "fact and figures", implying that they would be probed ."To those who participated in  violence during the last election [...]

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