• Probe killings of Shi’ites, US tells FG

    Probe killings of Shi’ites, US tells FG

    According to reports, the United States government yesterday expressed deep concern over reports of deaths of dozens of Nigerians in clashes between individuals participating in a Shi’ite procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State on November 14.

    The U.S. government said in a statement released by its Embassy in Abuja that while the matter was being investigated, it was “troubled by the apparent disproportionate response by the Police” during the clash.

    “This is the latest in a series of violent […]

  • Probe Shi’ites, Southern Kaduna killings, Fayose tells ICC, calls for Zakzaky’s release

    Probe Shi’ites, Southern Kaduna killings, Fayose tells ICC, calls for Zakzaky’s release

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has called on the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International and other world bodies to investigate the murder of members of Shi’ite Muslim group in Zaria, Kaduna State and Kano State, as well as the ongoing killings in the Southern Kaduna.

    The governor described the detention of the leader of the Shi’ite sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky, and some of his members since December as inhuman, clear contravention of his fundamental human rights, and an affront on the 1999 […]

  • Reps summon IGP over extra-judicial killings

    Reps summon IGP over extra-judicial killings

    House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, over renewed cases of extra-judicial killings across the country.

    Consequently, the House has resolved that the IGP and all culpable security agencies should appear before its joint Committee on Police Affairs and Human Rights to explain the rationale behind the steady rise of such incidences, and the steps taken to prevent reckless and avoidable killings.

    The resolution was fallout of a motion under matters of urgent national importance on the […]

  • Hold Shiites responsible for Wednesday’s killings – CESJET

    Hold Shiites responsible for Wednesday’s killings – CESJET

    The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has called on Nigeria government and security agencies to hold the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) responsible for the Wednesday’s violence in Kaduna State which led to death of dozens of people.

    The centre in a statement by Executive Director, Joyce Adamu, demanded tough responses to the violence which is spreading across several cities in the northern part of the country.

    The Executive Director blamed the Shiites for daring the state and attempting […]

  • Catholic priest slams Buhari over kidnap, killings by herdsmen

    Catholic priest slams Buhari over kidnap, killings by herdsmen

    The continued menace of the Fulani herdsmen across the South East particularly Enugu and Anambra states has been attributed to the lack of focus and seriousness of President Muhammadu Buhari, governors of the zone and the church leaders for not showing commitment and protection to the lives of the people of the zone.

    Expressing his repugnance over the recent massacre, kidnap and killings of innocent people of Nimbo and Attakwu in Enugu state, and the kidnap of a Catholic priest and […]

  • Ohanaeze raises fresh alarm over killings by herdsmen

    Ohanaeze raises fresh alarm over killings by herdsmen

    Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, raised fresh alarm over killings and destruction of farmlands by herdsmen.

    In an address he presented at the 2016 Igbo Day celebration in Enugu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Enwo Igariwey, condemned violent attacks on communities and killings of residents by the herdsmen.

    It warned that the entire vegetation of the southeast risked become totally depleted if the Federal Government maintained silence on the matter.

    The development comes as the police in Enugu said they […]

  • Hasty to blame Niger Delta militants for Lagos and Ogun killings – Clark

    Hasty to blame Niger Delta militants for Lagos and Ogun killings – Clark

    Citing absence of proper investigation by the security agencies, foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday said it was premature to conclude that Niger Delta militants were responsible for the recent invasion of Lagos and Ogun states communities last week leaving many dead and injured.

    To douse the tension, Yoruba and Ijaw leaders are planning a summit for July 1 in Lagos.

    Speaking yesterday, Chief Clark confirmed the planned meeting, saying, “There would be a summit of the Ijaw and Yoruba leaders […]

  • Buhari is not silent on herdsmen killings – Adesina

    Buhari is not silent on herdsmen killings – Adesina

    Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has assured that the government would not relent in its search for a lasting solution to the problem of killings by Fulani herdsmen in the country.

    He chided those claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had kept mute over the herdsmen/farmers clashes, saying it was unfortunate that people only chose what they wanted to hear.

    He said, “It is not true that the President is sectional and that he has been […]