Showing posts with label violence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label violence. Show all posts

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Domestic Violence: Blessing Isanbora Was Shot By Younger Sister's Boyfriend

 Blessing Isanbor a victim of domestic violence. Shot at close range in the face by her younger sister's policeman boyfriend! She had surgery 2day after waiting 2yrs. I believe God for a successful surgery and her full recovery.. She will need to have her jaw reconstructed amongst other things...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ukraine to restrict traffic into violence-torn Kiev

Ukraine will restrict incoming traffic to Kiev from midnight to prevent the escalation of clashes of anti-government protesters with police, the government press agency said on Tuesday.

"To prevent human casualties and the escalation of conflict we ask the citizens of Ukraine to take into account that transport in the direction of Kiev will be restricted from midnight," it said.
Nine people died during clashes in Kiev on Tuesday, seven civilians and two policemen, police said.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thai Protests: Two killed, 45 wounded in Thai political violence

Two people have been killed and 45 wounded during political violence in the Thai capital, emergency services said Sunday, as the opposition vowed a final push to overthrow the government.

"The confirmed toll is now two dead and 45 injured," an official at the city's Erawan emergency centre told AFP.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fresh violence hits Zamfara, 3 people beheaded as Ag. Gov. escapes death

The acting governor of Zamfara State, who is also the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Sanusi Garba Rikiji, escaped death by the whiskers at the Tudun Kuya in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of the state on Friday, following a mob attack on his convoy by Hausa youths said to be protesting compensation paid to families of three Fulani youths killed by vigilance groups in the village.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Moscow police detained 16 Nigerian students over Embassy violence

Ambassador Assam
Moscow police have detained 16 Nigerian students accused of smashing furniture inside their country’s embassy, reportedly in anger over unpaid grants.

The 16 suspects were removed from the embassy building at the request of Nigerian staff, Russia’s interior ministry told local media.

All of them are enrolled at colleges of higher education in Russia, it added.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

20 Feared Dead In Taraba Violence

At least 20 people were killed in violent clashes on Friday between Christian and Muslim mobs in Taraba state, prompting a round-the-clock curfew, an aid worker has said.
“We have recovered 20 bodies from the violence so far,” the source, speaking on condition of anonymity on Saturday, said about the unrest in the town of Wukari, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the state capital Jalingo.
Source: Vanguard

Friday, March 8, 2013

Amnesty Update: Sultan Is Encouraging And Condoning Bloody Violence – Afenifere

The leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasonrati has described the Sultan of Sokoto – Alhaji  Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar’s call for amnesty for Boko Haram as “outrageous and highly unfortunate.”
It would be recalled that the Sultan made the call at a Jama’tu Nasril Islam (JNI) council meeting in Kaduna on Tuesday where he urged President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately grant amnesty to all members of the dreaded Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, so as to encourage  them to lay down their arms.

Monday, February 25, 2013

We can’t achieve our aim through violence – Boko Haram

A splinter group of the Islamic Boko Haram group, led by Sheikh Abdulaziz Ibn Adam on Saturday insisted that it was ready to dialogue with government to the group’s current bloody campaign. 

Ibn Adam made the announcement at a news conference in Maiduguri. He said that the group had come to realise that it could not achieve its aim through violence.  “You will recall that we announced a cease fire last month as a precondition for talks with government. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

21 Ex-Militant Return After Completing Non-Violence Training In South Africa

Twenty-one leaders of former agitators in the Niger-Delta region on Tuesday returned from South Africa after completing a non-violence and leadership and business development training. The leaders returned aboard a South African Airways flight, along with the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta  and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr Kingsley Kuku.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Explosions, gunfire rock Potiskum

Heavy explosions and gunfire rocked Potiskum in Yobe State on Wednesday, residents said, after violence this week left at least 24 people dead in the sister city of Maiduguri in Borno State.

Blasts and shootings shook residents of the town, previously hit hard by violence blamed on the extremist group Boko Haram, residents told Agence France Presse.

Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Patrick Egbuniwe, said there had been a bomb explosion and security forces afterward cordoned off the area and began house-to-house searches.

He did not say whether there had been any casualties.

“There was a bomb explosion this morning and the Joint Task Force has already cordoned off the area for the safety of residents,” Egbuniwe said, referring to a military and police task force.

“Right now, there is a house-to-house search by JTF to fish out the perpetrators of the terror attack.”

Residents said the unrest began just before 6a.m.

“It started with a huge explosion followed by successive blasts and gunfire,” one resident told AFP.
The blasts and gunfire came from an area of the town where a bank, a military base and the office of the anti-narcotics agency are located, residents said.

On Tuesday, Nigeria’s military said 24 Boko Haram members were killed in violence that rocked the city of Maiduguri, Borno State after the extremists launched attacks with bombs and rocket-propelled grenades.

The military has been regularly accused of abuses, including the killing of civilians. Tuesday’s statement said there were no civilian casualties and one soldier was wounded, but the claims could not be independently verified.

Maiduguri is considered the base of Boko Haram. The conflict is believed to have killed at least 2,800 people since 2009.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fish out perpetrators

Pastor David Sadiq, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said that, “Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar,  but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater,  but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that…”

The people that brutally and in such a inhumane manner, murdered the four university students in Aluu, Rivers State have done nothing to ward off evil but in their callous and barbaric jungle justice have demonstrated that they are nothing but harbingers of death.

Taking lives of fellow human beings in such a calculated coldness and alacrity can only confirm what the scripture says that in the end “the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:4-12.

A full inquest must be carried out by the Nigeria Police to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.

Let us all rise and pray for our youths that our tomorrow shall not plunge into dark oblivion.

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