A protest march by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday turned violent after the protesters were tear gassed as they tried to force their way into the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Shiite members are demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who was detained since 2015. It was gathered that a Police reinforcement, supported by the Civil Defence, later fired tear gas at the protesters and chased fleeing demonstrators into the neighbouring federal secretariat as they struggled for air. Some of the protesters have been arrested by the Civil Defense Operatives . No casualty has been reported so far.
The Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, has expressed dismay with the mindless killings in Benue, Kaduna, Kwara and Rivers States, saying it calls for concern in the country. The forum said, “Arewa Youth Forum is worried about the mindless killings all over the country especially those in Benue, Kaduna, Kwara and Rivers, also that these carnage is taking place in the new year. Our thoughts are with those affected.” Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, National President of AYF in a statement said, “We are even more amazed this is coming shortly after the extension of the tenure of the service chiefs, as such it calls for serious concern. “Is this the good work that the President extended their tenure for. It is time for them to justify their continuous stay in office or
No fewer than four persons, including a vigilante chief have been hacked to death in a renewed communal clash that broke out in Ogobia community in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State late Saturday night. Details of the attack are still sketchy at the moment, but multiple sources told DAILY POST that residents had fled the volatile community for fear of being killed. Confirming the incident to DAILY POST, the Benue State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said four persons have so far been confirmed dead. He, however, said the police were currently investigating the root cause of the sad incident. “Yes, we are aware. Our men have been drafted to the area to calm the situation. Four persons have been confirmed dead so far. “We are yet to ascertain the root
The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to death for murder. Other soldiers also bagged jail sentences for various offenses ranging from manslaughter to illegal possession of fire arms and ammunition. The soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder, which is punishable under Section 106 (a) of Armed Forces Acts (Cap A20), Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, for killing five rescued civilians in Yamteke town of Borno State. The civilians were earlier rescued by troops of the soldier’s battalion and were taken for investigation at the time the soldier shot and killed 5 of them. Another soldier, Sergeant Innocent Ototo, was sentenced to life imprisonment for manslaughter a
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan-Kukah has blamed the woes of the country on the shunning of politics by members of the Catholic Church. He also called on Catholics who, he said were natural community builders, to vote out bad government Kukah made these remarks in Lagos yesterday, while delivering a speech on, “Family Value, Human Right and the Challenges of Modernization In Nigeria”, at the 38th Supreme Council Convention of the Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria. He noted that the Catholics’ non-participation in politics led to the killing of Christians in the northern part of Nigeria, even as he blamed them for not visiting Christian victims of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. “The role of religion
Aisha Yesufu, BringBackOurGirls, BBOG co-convener, on Tuesday lashed out at Buhari government over its claim that Boko haram has been defeated. The activist stated this on her Twitter account in reaction to the bomb blast at Adamawa mosque, Mubi. The incident claimed dozens of lives. According to Aisha, the government has not won war against Boko Haram and must act immediately to ensure security of Nigerians. She further expressed sadness at recurring devastating attacks. “What a tragedy! What sadness! Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. “May the soul of those that died in the Mubi suicide bombings rest in peace. May the injured be healed. “The government must do more to protect citizens. “Enough of we have won the war propaganda. CITIZENS are dying. “The Nigerian
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday dismissed insinuations in certain quarters that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu was sacked. IPOB maintained that the elusive Kanu remains, “indisputable leader and shall so remain until Biafra is restored.” In a statement by its Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem and sent to DAILY POST, the pro-Biafra group said no one has ever thought of removing or replacing him. The group accused the Nigerian Government of sponsoring some individuals to concoct lies against it. The statement reads, “The highest decision making body of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is the Directorate of State (DOS) headquartered in Germany and headed by Mazi Chika Edoziem, under the supreme command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the prophe
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against his planned visit to the South East. Barring any last minute change, Buhari is expected to visit Ebonyi through Enugu on November 14, 2017 and Anambra on November 15. Reacting to the planned visit, IPOB warned that the said date will be “recorded in history as a very bloody day should that Jubril masquerading as Buhari attempt to land on Biafran soil.” The pro-Biafra group also said Ohanaeze and South East governors should be responsible to bear the consequences of their attack on the president. In a statement signed and sent to DAILY POST by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB warned that “we will die with him should he set his foot on the sacred land of Biafra. HE WILL NOT GO BACK ALI
Hundreds of residents in a poor Nigerian village have paid homage to a British missionary that died after being kidnapped. Ian Squire, 57, set up an eye clinic in Enokhara, near isolated Niger Delta creeks. Villagers dressed in black and paraded throughout the area to honour the optician from Surrey. There were also demonstrators who were afraid of the clinic being closed because of his death. According to the Telegraph, a demonstrator held up a sign that read: "Ian, you live, you never die, because we cherish you in our hearts." Squire, along with David and Shirley Donovan and Alanna Carson, were taken captive from the clinic by a gang on 13th October. UK authorities said three of the missionaries were released, but Squire was killed. However, it's been r...
Chikwendu Kalu, the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, says the activities of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB under the leadership of elusive Nnamdi Kanu, put the lives of 11.6 million Igbo people living outside the South East at risk. Kalu said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. He stated that Kanu’s agitation was not done within the ambit of the law, stressing that the IPOB leader should have explored legal avenue to redress grievances against the South East. According to Kalu, “Yes I was worried but I thank God for what He was able to use the governor to achieve during that period. What saved the situation was the curfew he imposed when the military came and that calmed the situation. “But let me point out that the agitation on the part of Nn