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    Falana to el-Rufai: Why haven’t the murderers of 347 Shi’ites been prosecuted?

Falana to el-Rufai: Why haven’t the murderers of 347 Shi’ites been prosecuted?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to prosecute those behind the killings of 347 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites.In a statement issued on Thursday, the lawyer wondered why the Kaduna state government had not implemented the recommendation of the panel of inquiry that it mandated [...]

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    3 killed in fresh attack in southern Kaduna

3 killed in fresh attack in southern Kaduna

Three people have lost their lives in a fresh outbreak of violence in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. A witness told TheCable that gunmen invaded a market in Samaru Kataf and opened fire on the traders."Some weeks ago, the herdsmen wrote to the community that they were coming to attack. The community reported to the police; [...]

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    Kaduna crisis: You’ll be shocked by calibre of people we’ll arrest, says el-Rufai

Kaduna crisis: You’ll be shocked by calibre of people we’ll arrest, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says people will be shocked by the calibre of "perpetrators" his government will arrest and prosecute for the violence in Southern Kaduna.Speaking on Tuesday when he received Abubakar Mahmoud, president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the governor said previous governments had failed to prosecute anyone for crises in Kaduna.El-Rufai said about 20,000 people had lost their [...]

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    Catholic church: We can prove that 808 people were killed in southern Kaduna

Catholic church: We can prove that 808 people were killed in southern Kaduna

The Catholic diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna state, says it has evidence to prove that 808 people were killed in the southern part of the state.Government and security agencies had disputed the casualty figure when it was first made public late last year.But in an interview with TheCable on Tuesday, Ibrahim Yakubu, vicar-general of the Kafanchan Catholic diocese, said the killings [...]

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    Abdulsalami: Everyone is aggrieved in southern Kaduna crisis

Abdulsalami: Everyone is aggrieved in southern Kaduna crisis

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says a solution must be found to the crisis in the southern part of Kaduna state, maintaining that "everyone is aggrieved one way or the other".Speaking on Friday when he led a delegation of the National Peace Committee to the state, the elder statesman emphasised the need for peace.The delegation held a closed door [...]

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    Suspects in Southern Kaduna crisis arrested

Suspects in Southern Kaduna crisis arrested

Some of the masterminds of the attacks and killings in southern Kaduna have been arrested, according to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state.El-Rufai unveiled the names of the suspects when he visited Agyle Abeh, the state commissioner of police.He vowed that government would ensure that all those involved in the attacks were fished out and prosecuted.El-Rufai maintained that his administration [...]

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    Agwai to el-Rufai: Compensate all parties, not only herdsmen

Agwai to el-Rufai: Compensate all parties, not only herdsmen

Martin Luther Agwai, a retired military general, says if there is going be compensation given to anyone as a result of the southern Kaduna crisis, all aggrieved parties should included.Reports said that the Kaduna government was a negotiating a compensation for Fulani herdsmen who lost their cattle to the attacks.But speaking in an interview with DAILY TRUST, Agwai said that [...]

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    Kaduna govt relaxes 24-hour curfew by 12 hours in two LGs

Kaduna govt relaxes 24-hour curfew by 12 hours in two LGs

The Kaduna state government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew in Jema'a and Zangon-Kataf local government areas but the restriction continues in Kaura local government area.On December 21, the Kaduna government declared curfew in Jema’a, Zangon-Kataf and Kaura local government areas due to the persistent killings going on there.After the curfew was imposed, Goska village in Kaura was attacked, leaving several people [...]

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    Our people are dying because of 24-hour curfew, says Southern Kaduna union

Our people are dying because of 24-hour curfew, says Southern Kaduna union

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) says the 24-hour curfew imposed on three local governments in southern Kaduna has given opportunity to the armed herdsmen to kill more people.On December 21, the Kaduna government declared curfew in Jema’a, Zangon-Kataf and Kaura local government areas due to the persistent killings going on there.But in a statement on Saturday, Yakubu Kuzamani, spokesman [...]

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    Catholic church says 808 people have been killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

Catholic church says 808 people have been killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan says suspected herdsmen have killed at least 808 people in different communities in southern Kaduna.Ibrahim Yakubu, vicar-general of the diocese, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.Yakubu said the federal and states governments had failed "woefully" in tackling the situation.“Four local government areas have been attacked, with 808 people killed and 1,422 houses, 16 [...]

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    Femi Adesina explains Buhari’s silence on Kaduna killings, says president can’t talk about everything

Femi Adesina explains Buhari’s silence on Kaduna killings, says president can’t talk about everything

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal will not talk about the persistent killings in the southern Kaduna because Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, "is on top of the matter".Fulani herdsmen have been accused of being behind the killings.The Kaduna government had to impose  a 24-hour curfew in three local government areas which recorded high rate of violence [...]

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    Despite curfew, gunmen kill 6 in Kaduna

Despite curfew, gunmen kill 6 in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed six persons in Goska village in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.Jama’a is one of the three local government areas where a 24-hour curfew was imposed.Many people sustained injuries in the attacks, which the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) blamed on Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state.A witness said the attackers [...]

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    Southern Kaduna union blames el-Rufai for fresh killings

Southern Kaduna union blames el-Rufai for fresh killings

The Southern Kaduna Peoples' Union (SOKAPU) says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, should be held responsible for the fresh killings in the area.On Saturday, suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a village in Southern Kaduna, killing six persons, including the 14-year-old daughter of Gimbia Morik, a former deputy speaker of the state assembly.Several people sustained injuries in the attack, while many [...]

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    El-Rufai charges security agencies to redouble their efforts over Kaduna killings

El-Rufai charges security agencies to redouble their efforts over Kaduna killings

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has condemned recent attacks on Goska, Kaninkon chiefdom in Jema’a local government area of the state, urging security agencies to redouble their efforts.Describing the attackers as “inhumane”, el-Rufai empathised and condoled with families that lost their loved ones.He said perpetrators of the henious crime will not know peaceEl-Rufai  said this in a statement issued [...]

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    More troops deployed to southern Kaduna to maintain peace

More troops deployed to southern Kaduna to maintain peace

More troops have been deployed to the southern part of Kaduna state to ensure peace and stability during Yuletide.According to Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir El-Rufai, governor of the state, the additional deployment of troops and security personnel was needed to strengthen security and maintain law and order during the festivities.He said the 24-hour curfew, which was earlier declared in Jema’a, [...]

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    Kaduna crisis: I have the full support of Buhari to move on, says el-Rufai

Kaduna crisis: I have the full support of Buhari to move on, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of the curfew imposed on three local government areas (LGAs) in the state.On Wednesday, the Kaduna government declared a 24-hour curfew in Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a LGAs.This was as a result of disorderliness in the areas. Some aggrieved persons attacked the convoy of el-Rufai  on Tuesday, and [...]

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