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15 farmers killed by gunmen in northern Nigeria – police

7 July 2020 Gunmen on Monday killed 15 farmers in Nigeria’s northwest Katsina state, police said, in the latest violence by cattle thieves in the restive region. Roughly 200 gunmen on motorcycles besieged the farmers in Yargamji village, 25km from the state capital Katsina, opening fire on them, police spokesperson Gambo Isah told AFP. “Fifteen bodies were recovered from the …

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Nigeria urged to release religious leader amid virus outbreak

12 April 2020 The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has urged the country’s authorities to release its already severely ailing leader Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky given the risks he faces from continued imprisonment amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The IMN made the plea in a statement addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the local officials in the north-central Kaduna …

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Gunmen in Nigeria kill 51 people in attacks in Kaduna State

2 March 2020 Gunmen in Nigeria killed at least 51 people in attacks on villages in the northern state of Kaduna, a lawmaker representing the area said. The attacks on Sunday targeted villages in the Igabi and Giwa districts of the state, Uba Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, said on his verified Twitter account. “The cold-blooded murder of about …

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Iran pursuing case of Nigerian cleric’s health via diplomatic channels

8 December 2019 Iran constantly pursues the case of Nigeria’s top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky through diplomatic contacts with the Nigerian government in line with efforts to help improve his health, says the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Abbas Mousavi said Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohammad …

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One killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters

17 November 2019 At least one person has been killed and several others injured after Nigerian police used live ammunition to break up a religious gathering by supporters of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The casualties were caused after police started shooting at dozens of supporters of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who took part in a religious procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet …

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Nasty Nasir El-Rufai and the “cabal” tighten their grip on the 2023 presidency

15 November 2019 Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has been chosen by the “cabal”, that reportedly controls President Muhammadu Buhari, to succeed the president in 2023. The “cabal” is allegedly headed by Buhari’s nephew Mamman Daura, with the president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, in charge of day to day activities, which includes running the country as the …

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What can be done to fight rural banditry in northern Nigeria?

12 September 2019 Banditry is on the increase in northern Nigeria. This is a region with many security problems, chief among them Boko Haram’s insurgency. In the north-central region, herdsmen militancy has become a key security concern. Northwest Nigeria, which used to be the bastion of security and stability, has been hit hard by rural banditry. I have explored this situation …

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