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Court Remands Seven Yoruba Men Over Shasha Market Mayhem, Killings
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Court Remands Seven Yoruba Men Over Shasha Market Mayhem, Killings

Seven Yoruba men were on Thursday remanded at Abolongo correctional facility in Oyo for alleged arson and murder during the Shasha market mayhem. The suspects are Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, 20 with six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and murder. The Iyaganu Magistrate, I. O. Osho, who did not take the plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction ordered the police to return the case file to the Office of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. Ms Osho adjourned the matter until May 11, for mention. Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Foluke Oladosu, told the court that the suspects conspired with others, at large, to commit the of...
PDP Kicks Against Plan To Declare State Of Emergency In Zamfara
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PDP Kicks Against Plan To Declare State Of Emergency In Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against an alleged plan by the federal government to impose a state of emergency on Zamfara State. The federal government had declared Zamfara State a ‘no-fly zone’ on Tuesday to halt the swap of gold for arms by armed bandits, other criminals and illegal gold miners in the state, according to the Presidency and security sources. The PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who briefed newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that there’s escalated crisis in APC-controlled states yet no attempt had been made by the federal government to intimidate the governors, seek to impose a state of emergency or declare such states as a “no-fly zone”. He said if mining was the reason for declaring Zamfara State as a “no-fly zone”, th...
Nnamdi Kanu Threatens Governor Wike Over Obigbo ‘Killings’
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Nnamdi Kanu Threatens Governor Wike Over Obigbo ‘Killings’

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday threatened Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike over the alleged killing of IPOB members by security forces in Obigbo area of Rivers. In a tweet, Mr Kanu claimed Wike would be haunted for the rest of his life over the alleged incident. “Anyone close to @GovWike should tell him that till the last days of his miserable life, he will be HUNTED down for all the atrocities he spearheaded against my people at #Obigbo,” he said. “He will be hunted by legions, domestically and internationally. And it will be scorched-earth and fiery.” It was alleged that several people were killed after security forces clashed with IPOB members in Obigbo. About 63 residents of Obigbo recently regained their freedom after four months...
Insecurity: What South-West Governors Meet With Traditional Rulers
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Insecurity: What South-West Governors Meet With Traditional Rulers

In a bid to address the security challenges rocking the South-west of Nigeria, the governors in the geopolitical zone on Saturday met with traditional rulers at the Oyo State Government House in Agodi, Ibadan. The major highlight of the meeting was to find lasting solutions to the killings and kidnapping for ransom that have become the order of the day and the seeming helplessness of security operatives to tackle rising crimes. The meeting also addressed the cases of farmers-herders clashes, leading to deaths, destruction of farms and other valuable properties. The political and traditional leaders also unanimously agreed that open grazing had become unsustainable and must be stopped. The meeting was attended by governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Dap...
Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa
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Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says divisive utterances by some Southwest governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other violence against northerners in the region. A crisis had on February 18 erupted in Shaha following an argument that ensued between a pregnant Yoruba woman and a Hausa businessman. Following the development, many were killed while many houses were burnt, which rendered thousands of Hausa residents homeless. Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states. “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the Southwestern states,” he said. “Som...
Gunmen Kill Mobile Policeman in Delta
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Gunmen Kill Mobile Policeman in Delta

Some gunmen who struck at Airport Road in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday February 19, reportedly killed a mobile police officer. The gunmen who fled almost immediately, also carted away the mobile policeman's rifle. This is coming barely four days after some gunmen killed two operatives of joint security outfit  ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in  Asaba and another mobile policeman who was on escort duty at a Church in Ughelli north local government area. Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed all the killings and also disclosed that investigations into the killings have been launched.
Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike
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Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has blamed the increased insecurity witnessed in the country on incompetence. The Rivers state Governor said this when he led the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, and other dignitaries on a project inspection tour in Port Harcourt and ObioAkpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State on Thursday February 18. Wike also alleged that fighting criminality and insecurity in the country are often undermined by political inference in the posting of heads of security agencies. He said; “There is so much insecurity in Nigeria. There are killings everywhere and they (APC) told Nigerians that they will solve the problem. But the problem is not being solved. “They appoint Commission...
I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle
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I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the issue of banditry was one of the challenges he inherited as Governor of Zamfara state. The Governor who met with President Buhari yesterday February 17 to discuss the security situation in his state, said there is peace in Zamfara after he initiated dialogue with bandits. Matawalle also disclosed that most of the people responsible for the criminality in Zamfara are not from the state. He said “I was called by Mr President and I am here to brief him on some issues pertaining to security in my state. “We discussed much about them and I briefed him. All the supports needed from him, he assigned all where to get all the supports. I appreciate his effort for making me proud of what he has been doing for the state. “In terms of se...
Many Herdsmen Being Prosecuted For Alleged Killings — Garba Shehu
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Many Herdsmen Being Prosecuted For Alleged Killings — Garba Shehu

The Presidency yesterday said many herdsmen were undergoing trials and prosecuted in several parts of Nigeria for alleged killings and criminal activities. A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, monitored by our reporter. He was reacting to reports that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on the farmers-herders crisis parts of the country was bolstering and shielding crimes allegedly committed by herders. Shehu challenged the Nigeria Police Force to publish names of herders undergoing trials. He also said the president was not complicit in the herdsmen crisis. “The president is more than concerned of the ongoing situation, he is fully conscious of the fact that it is the responsibility of his government to work with ...
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Victims Of Shasha Killings Buried In Mass Grave As Death Toll Rises To 23 (Photos)

Victims of ethnic killings in Shasha, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been buried in mass grave on Sunday night. The violence, which started on Thursday, led to loss of lives, property and wanton arson. MCI gathered that 11 bodies were buried at the local Muslim cemetery around 7pm on Sunday. Informed sources said so far the death toll had risen to 23, but the rest of the bodies were buried at a different cemetery to “douse tension”. In an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday night, the chairman of the market traders union, Usman Yako, said the death toll had risen to 23, with more reported discovery of corpses in the general area. So far 23 bodies have been found. Unconfirmed report tonight has it that more bodies were deposited at Sasa police station n...
‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)
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‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)

'FULANI MUST GO' protest is ongoing in Uromi, Edo State. A large crowd of women are demanding Ian immediate eviction of Fulani Herdsmen as a result of continuous violence, killings, rape & Kidnapping attributed to them. Live from Uromi for Edo state: Women don block major roads, as dem dey demand say #FulanimustGo. Dem dey do dis one sake of say dem no longer fit go dia farms. �: Engr Kelvin Okpebholo https://youtu.be/Fk5i53WEy78  
Herdsmen: We Didn’t Seek Sunday Igboho’s Help, Says Ogun
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Herdsmen: We Didn’t Seek Sunday Igboho’s Help, Says Ogun

Ogun State Government has denied insinuations it requested help from popular Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho to tackle the menace of herdsmen killings. Igboho stormed Ogun on Monday afternoon, declaring war on killer herdsmen across the State. Yewa North and Yewa South in Ogun West Senatorial District have been the epicentres of herdsmen attacks, killings, maiming and wanton destruction of farmlands. The Nation had reported soldiers accompanied herdsmen to villages and communities in Ketu where they flogged indigenes for not allowing herdsmen graze on their farmland. Speaking with his supporters at the Ita Oshin junction, Igboho said he was heading to Yewaland to flush out criminal herdsmen. He said: “We observed there is injustice from the ...
Vacation Order: Akeredolu, South-West Governors To Meet Miyetti Allah On Monday
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Vacation Order: Akeredolu, South-West Governors To Meet Miyetti Allah On Monday

As the seven-day ultimatum issued by Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to Fulani herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves expired on Sunday, there is an indication that the South-West Governors would meet with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Monday. It was gathered that the meeting would be held in Akure, the state capital. According to a source, the meeting was meant to find lasting solutions to the incessant killings, kidnapping, and crises between herdsmen and farmers in the region. The Ondo State Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Bello Garba, who confirmed the development, said the national leadership of the association had arrived in Akure in preparation for the peace meeting. He told The PUNCH, “The National Chairma...
“I Killed my Girlfriend and Other People” – Osun Ritual Killer Suspect
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“I Killed my Girlfriend and Other People” – Osun Ritual Killer Suspect

30-year-old ritual killer suspect, Tajudeen Monsuru, has revealed how he killed his girlfriend, Alani Mutiyat, others people, dismembered and sold their body parts then used the proceeds to enjoy himself. Monsuru, who was arrested in Iwo on December 8, 2020, in connection with ritual killings in Iwo, made the chilling confession when he was paraded alongside three other suspects at the Osun State Police Headquarters in Osogbo on Tuesday, January 5. “I killed people and sold their parts to those that needed them. I killed my girlfriend, Mutiat Alani and other people. I strangled people and dismembered their bodies for those who needed them. I used the proceeds to buy beer and hang out with friends," he told journalists. Speaking to other journalists, he said, "We strangle o...
Bandits Reportedly Kill Babies, Travelers Along Kaduna Highway
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Bandits Reportedly Kill Babies, Travelers Along Kaduna Highway

Bandits attacking travelers along at the dreaded Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highway reportedly killed 3 babies alongside 6 other travelers. According to reports, the victims were on their way to a ceremony at Doka, Birnin-Gwari Local Government. Also, a total of 11 people were kidnapped by the bandits on the same day at Dan Kungi village in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, PR Nigeria reports. This was contained in a statement by the chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Progressives Union, Mr Salisu Haruna, on Monday. The statement titled, ‘Alarming rise of banditry and killings in Birnin Gwari general area,’ added that more than 40 persons were abducted by the bandits between December 20, 2020 and January 4, 2021, adding that “some of them (abductees), have been rep...
Davido accused of celebrating recent Northern killings, he reacts
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Davido accused of celebrating recent Northern killings, he reacts

Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido has reacted after some fans accused him of celebrating recent Northern killings in the country. Recall the singer had taken to his page with a tweet celebrating the week just hours after news broke that he bought loads of gifts for the children of Kogi state first lady, Rashida Yahaya Bello, at a mall in Dubai. However, after posting the tweet, one of his Twitter followers accused him of being in a celebratory mood despite all that is going on in the northern part of the country. He was accused of not showing any bit of sympathy for his fans who hail from the north even as they were mourning scores of lives lost in the region. The Twitter user wrote, “Can’t believe you are doing this @davido you have a huge amount of fa...
“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity
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“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commented on the widespread killings and insecurity witnessed across the country.   In an interview on Channels Television on Monday November 30, the Kaduna state Governor disclosed that he and other Governors are frustrated with the current security architecture.   El-Rufai who noted that the governors are only called chief security officers in name, stated that they have no control over the police. He also disclosed that he doesn't have a say in who gets posted to his state as Commissioner of Police, and those appointed can also flag his directive or get it cleared by the Inspector-General of police before carrying it out.   Watch the video below.....   View this post on Instagram ...
Lekki Shootings: We Have Photographs, Videos To Counter Army – Lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana
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Lekki Shootings: We Have Photographs, Videos To Counter Army – Lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana

The counsel representing #EndSARS protesters before the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of the protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has said his team has evidence to counter the claim by the Nigerian Army that there was no massacre or killings of protesters at the tollgate on the night of October 20. In response to a summons by the judicial panel, the Nigerian Army had on Friday filed its defence papers and listed three Brigadier Generals and one Lieutenant Colonel to testify before the panel. The army submitted to the panel statements on oath deposed to by the top military officers, who insisted that only blank ammunition were filed to disperse the protesters. The Nigerian Army said it was bringing before the pa...
ENDSARS: “Resist All Violent & Riotous Elements Forthwith” –  IGP To AIGs, CPs
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ENDSARS: “Resist All Violent & Riotous Elements Forthwith” – IGP To AIGs, CPs

PRESS RELEASE RESIST ALL VIOLENT AND RIOTOUS ELEMENTS FORTHWITH: IGP ORDERS AIGs, CPs. • Directs the Use of lawful Force in line with the Constitution The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force to protect lives and property of citizens including police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families, and to prevent attacks on private/public assets from any violent person(s) or group(s) operating under any guise. The IGP restates that Command Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police should resist all riotous elements forthwith and checkmate any form of violent/riotous protests in line with Section 33 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the F...
The Insecurity In Kaduna Is Bad And Life Has No Value – Aisha Yesufu Calls Out Governor El-Rufai
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The Insecurity In Kaduna Is Bad And Life Has No Value – Aisha Yesufu Calls Out Governor El-Rufai

Bring Back Our Girls co-convener and #EndSARS protest frontliner, Aisha Yesufu has blasted Governor El-Rufai over insecurity in Kaduna state. Reacting to a tweet in which a lady notified the Kaduna state Governor of the abduction of brothers who went to deliver a ransom to kidnappers who abducted their sisters which includes a pregnant woman, Aisha Yesufu noted that the insecurity in Kaduna is bad and life has no value. She also called on Northern Governors to focus on the poverty, illiteracy, insecurity, kidnapping killings and street kids in the North, and not social media censorship. The activist tweeted; "This should make us all call out @GovKaduna & @elrufai that has failed its people. The insecurity in Kaduna is bad and life has no value yet people are more concerned ...
I Never Ordered Military To Kill Igbos In Rivers – Wike On Oyigbo Killings
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I Never Ordered Military To Kill Igbos In Rivers – Wike On Oyigbo Killings

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the allegation that he ordered the Nigerian Army to kill Igbos in Oyigbo Local Government Area, as a politically motivated falsehood. He maintained that curfew was imposed in Oyigbo to restore calm after members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Biafra (IPOB) killed 6 soldiers, 4 policemen and destroyed all police stations and court buildings there. Governor Wike gave the explanation on a live television programme in Port Harcourt on Monday. He said t1he narrative that Igbos were being killed by the military is intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Oyigbo, which is a boundary area adjoining Abia State. "I know that this is not the first time, IPOB has used Oyigbo as launchin...
16 SARS Operatives Indicted For Killings In Five States – Presidential Panel
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16 SARS Operatives Indicted For Killings In Five States – Presidential Panel

Sixteen operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been indicted for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearance in five states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Saturday PUNCH reports that the 16 operatives were recommended for prosecution by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The report was submitted to the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on June 3, 2019. It was recently submitted to the Police Service Commission, the Inspector-General of Police and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation in the wake of the #EndSARS protests, for prosecution and disciplinary actions. The report indicted a total of 35 police operatives in 12 states and the FCT for various rights violations, including extra...
Lekki Massacre: Forensic Analysis Proves Videos Of Killings Are Genuine – Jean LeRoux
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Lekki Massacre: Forensic Analysis Proves Videos Of Killings Are Genuine – Jean LeRoux

Forensic analysis of videos showing the killing of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday as authentic in spite the Nigerian Army’s classification of the reports as fake and the Defence Headquarters’ claim that the footages were doctored. According to HumAngle, a report published by the Digital Forensic Research Lab on Thursday noted that open-source evidence contradicted these denials. Satellite imagery of the Lekki Toll Plaza from Google Maps. @jean_leroux/DFRLab via Google Maps “Several videos corroborate the location and presence of Nigerian soldiers at the Lekki Toll Plaza, a major toll highway toll concession in the South of Lagos,” said Jean Le Roux, the lab’s Research Associate for Southern Africa. “Video footage posted on Twitter pla...
Enough is enough! IGP blows hot, asks AIGs, CPs, SPU commanders to immediately restore order nationwide
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Enough is enough! IGP blows hot, asks AIGs, CPs, SPU commanders to immediately restore order nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu, NPM, on Saturday October 24, ordered the immediate mobilization of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property, and reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country.   The IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit, today.   In addition, CPs/Heads of Police Formations in the various states have also been charged to mobi...
SERAP to sue Nigerian Government and ‘compel’ Buhari administration to protect citizens
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SERAP to sue Nigerian Government and ‘compel’ Buhari administration to protect citizens

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that it will sue the Nigerian Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The suit, according to SERAP, will also compel the government to protect the lives and properties of Nigerian citizens.   According to the rights group, SERAP - who on Wednesday submitted a report to the International Criminal Court informing them of the alleged killing of protesters by the Nigerian military - the suit comes after the inability and unwillingness of government to stop the ongoing crisis in the country caused by the government's refusal to meet the demands of the #EndSARS protesters. "President Buhari’s government seems unwilling or unable to stop the violence, looting and killings by armed thugs in Lagos and other...
NBA Condemns Lekki Killings, Sets To Begin Legal Actions Against FG, Military
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NBA Condemns Lekki Killings, Sets To Begin Legal Actions Against FG, Military

The Nigerian Bar Association on Tuesday condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki tollgate in Lagos. The NBA President, Mr Olumide Akpata, stated in a statement asked the Nigerian Army to immediately identify the soldiers who carried out the attack and dismiss them from service. He also said the association would immediately commence legal actions against the Nigerian government and the Army at both international and local fora. He said the suits would be initiated by the NBA on behalf of the families of the victims, “for abuse of power, disregard of rules of engagement and the infringement of the fundamental rights (including right to life) of the affected citizens”. He stated in the statement titled, ‘Nigerian Bar Association condemns the ...
Mario Balotelli speaks on brutal killings of Nigerian youths
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Mario Balotelli speaks on brutal killings of Nigerian youths

For once show mercy, legality and humanity ! Help our Nigerian brothers not with : pray for them or ooh I’m sorry ! Let’s Fuck**g help them with facts right now ... POLITICIANS FAMOUS PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LET’S HELP THEM NOW THEY NEED US NOW! https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlbGnSJrM0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Lekki Killings, A Massacre – Bukola Saraki
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Lekki Killings, A Massacre – Bukola Saraki

I appeal to the government to put an end to this shooting of protesters by security agents. We need to exercise great patience, restraint and compassion in handling the demands of these youth. We must do all that is necessary to protect and engage with them on all issues. Please let the shooting stop and let fruitful dialogue commence. Killing our young and defenceless children under any circumstances is wrong. Period. Killing our children is also killing our future as a nation. We must walk back from this. Mr. President this is what needs to be done. I appeal to you to do the right thing. I am horrified by the use of lethal force against #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. My heart bleeds for this country. It is sad and disheartening that this is happening. T...
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan kicks against scrapping of SARS
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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan kicks against scrapping of SARS

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has kicked against scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).   Speaking on Wednesday October 7 as lawmakers deliberated a motion on the recent extrajudicial killings carried out by a security personnel attached to the controversial Nigerian police unit, Lawan said some good personnel in the police unit might be denied the opportunity to perform better if it is scrapped.   He said;   “I think that this is the situation that should be properly investigated. Those involved in recent incident should be arrested and prosecuted. The law should take its due course. This is not acceptable. Nigerians need to know what happened to those who have killed Nigerians. “There are good people and bad people in SARS. Scrapping of ag...
Omo-Agege Calls for Probe of Extrajudicial Killings by SARS
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Omo-Agege Calls for Probe of Extrajudicial Killings by SARS

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has called for a thorough investigation of two recent extra judicial killings by operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in his home state, Delta. Omo-Agege, who condemned the activities of SARS in a statement on Sunday, also expressed concern over the incessant cases of extrajudicial killings, harassment, illegal arrest and extortion of defenceless citizens by some officials attached to SARS in different parts of Nigeria. He particularly mentioned the alleged shooting of a man by operatives of SARS in his constituency in Ughelli, Delta State over the victim’s alleged refusal to allow the operatives to search his phone as well as another shooting of a youth in the town by men of the ‘Operation Delta Safe’ over the ...
Killings: FG Warns Parents Against Sending Their Children To Cyprus
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Killings: FG Warns Parents Against Sending Their Children To Cyprus

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has warned Nigerian parents against sending their children to universities in Northern Cyprus over the incessant and mysterious killing of Nigerians. Chairman/CEO of the commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who gave the warning on Monday, said it was too risky to send children to the schools in Northern Cyprus as hundreds of Nigerian students had been killed there mysteriously without any conclusive investigations carried out. Dabiri-Erewa said this when she received in her office, a delegation led by Justice Amina Bello, mother of a Nigerian student, Ibrahim Khaleel, who was allegedly killed in inexplicable circumstances in that country. She stressed that the death of Khaleel, a third-year engineering student, had brought to a tipping poi...
Killings In The North Now Like Civil War Era – Audu Ogbeh
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Killings In The North Now Like Civil War Era – Audu Ogbeh

As  Nigeria’s  security crisis bites  harder, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has decried the spate of killings in the North, urging all stakeholders to come together to save the region from the spate of killings in the region.  Newly elected ACF chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who raised the alarm in Kaduna Wednesday, charged the federal and northern state governments to improve security in the North and create job opportunities for the teeming northern youths.Ogbeh is the immediate past minister of agriculture during the first tenure of the Muhammdu Buhari administration. He urged northern leaders and elite not to make utterances that could aggravate the security situation, just as the group tasked the northern states to avail t...
Killings In Southern Kaduna Must Stop Now –MSSN
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Killings In Southern Kaduna Must Stop Now –MSSN

The Amir (President) of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit, Miftahudeen Thanni has expressed concern over the continued killings in Southern Kaduna and called for an immediate end to the “acts of cruelty.” Thanni who recently took over as the President of the society made the remarks, on Tuesday, at a media briefing by MSSN to address some national issues, held in Alausa, Ikeja, He called on the government to check whoever is perpetrating the evil going on in Southern Kaduna and put an end to it. “One of the primary responsibilities of government is to secure the citizens and the properties of the citizens. “Security is key, so because of this we still implore the government to do the needful, the government is trying but they have not...
Killings: El-Rufai To Install CCTVs In Southern Kaduna
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Killings: El-Rufai To Install CCTVs In Southern Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says his administration is installing closed-circuit televisions in the southern part of the state as part of efforts to strengthen security forces and restore calm in the crisis-torn communities. The governor made this known in a statement he signed on Monday after meeting with the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Revd. Supo Ayokunle, and other CAN leaders in Kaduna. The statement titled, ‘Let Us Unite to Build a Constituency for Peace in Kaduna State’ partly read, “Since last month, the state government and security agencies have been working to contain an upsurge in violence and needless killings in parts of the state. We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives in a totally unnecessary frenzy of communal attacks, repri...
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UK Told To Withdraw Foreign Aid From Nigeria Due To Killing Of Christians

More than half of people (53 percent) want British aid to Nigeria made conditional on measures protecting Christians, a new Savanta ComRes poll shows. Nearly six out of 10 respondents (58 percent) backed sanctions against human rights abusers. The poll comes as concern mounts about atrocities carried out by Boko Haram and the region’s version of the so-called Islamic State. There was also strong support for lobbying the UN to send peacekeeping forces into parts of Nigeria (53 percent). Two in five UK adults (39 percent) say they expect the UK to speak out against violence towards Christians in Nigeria. The poll of more than 2,000 adults, commissioned by humanitarian organisation PSJ UK, also found that more than one in four people (26 percent) of people would support Britai...
Sudan to Allow Alcohol Consumption; Decriminalises Leaving Islam
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Sudan to Allow Alcohol Consumption; Decriminalises Leaving Islam

For the first time in decades, Sudan is to allow non-Muslims drink alcohol. The country has also scrapped laws that had made leaving Islam potentially punishable by death, the justice minister said. The raft of amendments comes a year after Islamist dictator Omar al-Bashir was toppled following mass protests against his three-decade rule. Sudan now “allows non-Muslims to consume alcohol on the condition it doesn’t disturb the peace and they don’t do so in public,” Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said in an interview Saturday evening on state television. While Islamic tradition forbids the faithful from drinking, Muslim-majority Sudan has a significant Christian minority. Abdulbari, part of a transitional government that took power after Bashir’s ouster, also announced ...
Solomon Dalung Blasts President Buhari’s Government Over Killings In North
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Solomon Dalung Blasts President Buhari’s Government Over Killings In North

Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, Attacks President Buhari's Government Over Killings In North, Calls For Sack Of Service Chiefs Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has while lamenting the persistent killings in Nigeria's Northern region described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as the worst in the country's history. Dalung, in a trending video on his verified Facebook page, decried how innocent citizens were being killed across the Northern region despite huge security expenditure. He reminded President Buhari that more Nigerians residing in the North were being killed under his watch than at any time other time in history. Speaking in Hausa language, Dalung, who served as a minister under Buhari from 2015 to 2019, described the regime as a failure. ...
Man arrested for Killing his Children with Wooden Pestle in Anambra
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Man arrested for Killing his Children with Wooden Pestle in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has confirmed the arrest of a 34-year-old man identified as Ifeanyi Apusiobi of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State, for reportedly killing his two kids with wooden pestle. The suspect who crushed his children; Chinecherem Apusiobi aged 7 and Obinna Apusiobi aged 5 with the pestle while they were sleeping, also injured his 72-year-old father, Dominic Apusiobi on the head with same object. Exhibits have been recovered and the case has been transferred to the State CID in Awka for discreet investigation. The statement released by the state's police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed read; On the 21/06/2020, at about 1:am, Police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi 'm' aged 34years of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi...
I Introduced Buhari to Politics – Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed
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I Introduced Buhari to Politics – Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed

The first Kano State female politician to become a senator, Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed has hinted that she introduced President Muhammadu Buhari to politics. She made the statement while reacting to the recent attacks by bandits attacked in Dansadau community of Zamfara state this weekend, where no less than 15 persons were killed. A BBC Hausa service report monitored on Sunday by Vanguard reported the police in Gusau had confirmed the latest attack on the Zamfara community, in which lives were lost. The outspoken Kano politician, however, told the RFI Hausa service in an interview, that she introduced Buhari to politics and had told the world that the President was a democrat. Nàja’atu Mohammed expressed her discontent with the recent happenings in the polity and condemned the d...
Communications Minister, Isa Pantami Shed Tears Over Killings In Northern Nigeria
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Communications Minister, Isa Pantami Shed Tears Over Killings In Northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital economy, Shiekh Isa Pantami has shed tears over the incessant killings in Northern Nigeria. Shiekh Pantami, a respected Islamic Scholar, wept seriously while leading a prayer session recently over the killings in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Borno states. He expressed deep sadness and prayed God’s intervention in the situation. 47-year-old Pantami was born on 20 October 1972 in Gombe and is popular for being a devout Muslim. He was formerly the head of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA.
Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer
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Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer

A 12-year-old boy who went viral with his song protesting police killings of African Americans in the US, has been signed by Warner Records.= Keedron Bryant first posted his acapella gospel song titled "I Just Wanna Live" on his Instagram account on May 26, the day after another African American, George Floyd, was killed by a white policeman in the city of Minneapolis. Bryant's producer took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that Warner Records has signed him. Bryant’s song I Just Wanna Live, about his fears growing up as a black man in America, will be released today, June 19, which is the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the US. “Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble,” Bryant sings in the video posted to IG. The orig...
Sack Security Chiefs– Fani-Kayode to Buhari
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Sack Security Chiefs– Fani-Kayode to Buhari

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all his Service Chiefs. Fani-Kayode made the call while faulting the query Buhari issued to Services Chiefs yesterday, following the continued killings in Nigeria. In a tweet, the former Minister said the President should be courageous enough to sack his Service Chiefs and not just query them. He tweeted: “Don’t just query your Service Chiefs but muster the courage to SACK them! Be bold, decisive and strong! “People are being slaughtered all over the country. They have failed WOEFULLY and a change of guard is needed. Don’t you know that our blood is red and that NIGERIAN LIVES MATTER too?” Buhari had yesterday said he would no longer tolerate excuses...
U.S condemns Brazen Killings in Nigeria and Urges FG to do More to Protect Civilians
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U.S condemns Brazen Killings in Nigeria and Urges FG to do More to Protect Civilians

The United States Government has condemned the killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. In a statement published on the Department of States website on Tuesday, June 16, the U.S. urged the Buhari-led administration to intensify efforts in protecting Nigerians as well as bringing those responsible for the killings to book. The statement signed by Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, reads: “We condemn the recent senseless and brazen killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. "In recent weeks, suspected ISIS West Africa militants launched multiple attacks in Borno State, killing more than 120 civilians, including women, children, and the elderly.  On June 9, unidentified armed bandits attacked a village in Katsina State, killing dozens. "These horrific crimes follow t...
Notorious kidnapper and Cultist killed in Imo
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Notorious kidnapper and Cultist killed in Imo

Operatives of the 34 Field Artillery Brigade, Obinze have killed a notorious Kidnapper and Cultist identified as Chijioke Onyeze aka Bracket, in Ohaji, Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the Imo state police command, Ikeokwu Orlando, said the soldiers brought Bracket at the point of death to the Divisional Police Headquarters Ohaji on Monday, June 15 with an AK47 rifle recovered from him. According to Ikeokwu, Bracket was behind all the killings in Ihie, Obiti  and other communities around  Ohaji/ Egbema lately.  He said notable among the kidnapper's victims were: Obioma Iheka who was killed on April 6, 2020, Maduakolam Nwoguzo who was killed on April 14, 2020, and Alozie Amadi who was killed on April 4, 2020.Ikeokwu said efforts are being made to arrest other...
CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity
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CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has expressed concern over the increased mass killings and insecurity in the north. The association particularly expressed great concern over the increased killings in Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Borno States, and indeed the country at large. Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the state CAN chairman in a statement issued on Monday and made available to DAILY POST noted that in the last few weeks, hundreds of people have been killed by the Boko Haram bandits and bandits who are invading communities and unleashing mayhem on the people. The statement lamented, “Our security agencies appear to be overwhelmed and lack new tactics to handle the situation. Both the states and federal governments see...
Clergy Forum Seek End to Killings in Taraba
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Clergy Forum Seek End to Killings in Taraba

The Forum of Clergy of Tiv Extraction in Taraba State on Sunday condemned the lingering crisis between Jukun and Tiv in the state and called for urgent steps to end the killings. The clergymen who rose from a meeting held at Mutum-Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area expressed concern over the prolonged nature of the crisis and killings, describing it as evil in the sight of God. In a communique signed by Rev. Fr. Simon Akuraga and Pastor James Unongo, the group lamented the spread of the crisis without control, resulting to killing of dozens and rendering thousands homeless in southern and central zones of the state. Part of the communiqué reads; “the spread of hate speeches and blackmail sometimes orchestrated by some organs and functionaries ...
PDP, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Fault Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech
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PDP, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Fault Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

The Peoples Democratic Party, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday faulted some of the claims made by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in his nationwide Democracy Day broadcast to the nation. The spokesmen of the PDP and the two groups, faulted Buhari’s claim on the insecurity being witnessed in parts of the country. Buhari had in the broadcast attributed the renewed killings witnessed in Katsina and Borno states this week to the restrictions imposed to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Some protesters in the President’s state, Katsina, had on Tuesday burnt down a campaign billboard of the All Progressives Congress with pictures of Buhari and the state governor, Aminu Masari. They were protesting t...
Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari
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Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari

President Buhari has said that criminals responsible for the killings and destruction of properties in Katsina state and Borno state are taking advantage of the restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the states. The President said in the nationwide speech he gave this morning to celebrate this year's Democracy Day. He, however, gave an assurance that the security agencies have swung into action with a view to bringing the assailants to justice. “I regret recent sporadic incidents with the tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno States as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions. Security Agencies will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to swift justice. I must implore state and local governments to revamp their intelligence as...
“We’ll Punish Those Behind These Killings” — Army Reacts To Borno, Katsina Attacks
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“We’ll Punish Those Behind These Killings” — Army Reacts To Borno, Katsina Attacks

The Nigerian Army says it is saddened by the attack on Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno state.Over 70 people were killed Tuesday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the village. While visiting the scene of the attack, Babagana Zulum, governor of the state called on the military to intensify efforts in its fight against the insurgents. Sagir Musa, army’s spokesperson, in a statement on Wednesday said troops have been drafted in the area to track and apprehend the insurgents. He also said efforts are also ongoing to get rid of bandits in some states in the north-west. “The Nigerian army is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident in which suspected retreating Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists with a few sleeper cells within communities ambushed and kill...
Reps Meet Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors, Embark on Two Weeks Holiday
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Reps Meet Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors, Embark on Two Weeks Holiday

The House of Representatives on Thursday, shortly before embarking on a two weeks holiday, met with Security Chiefs behind closed doors to discuss the security situation in the country. At the executive session were the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, Chief of Defense Staff, Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Director of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi and National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno. It would be recalled that the green chamber last week, following the adoption of a motion moved by the Chief Whip, Muhammed Monguno resolved to invite the aforementioned heads of security outfits to brief the House on efforts being made to improve the security situation in the country and bring an end to incessant killings, kidnappings and armed banditry. ...