Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tag "killings"

    ‘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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    ‘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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