Kaduna Attack: Nigerian Army to station permanent battalion in Birnin Gwari – El-Rufai

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Armed persons on Saturday attacked residents of the Kaduna community killing.

The Kaduna State Government has commiserated with the people of Birnin Gwari following fatal attacks on the area by bandits.
Armed persons on Saturday attacked residents of the Kaduna community.

 

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45 dead as militia, bandits clash in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria.

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The Kaduna State Police Chief, Austin Iwar, confirmed the attack, saying: “There was violence between the militias, who are very powerful, and bandits.” AFP PHOTO 

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  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised for failing to curb the violence, which is becoming a key election issue ahead of presidential polls in 2019.
  • The military and police are fighting Boko Haram jihadists in the north, militants and pirates in the oil-rich south, a simmering separatist movement in the east as well as the bloody conflict between herdsmen and farmers spanning the vast central region.

Fighting between armed bandits and militiamen left 45 dead in northern Nigeria, police and a local militia said Sunday, amid escalating rural violence often involving cattle rustling, robbery and kidnappings.

“The 45 bodies were found scattered in the bush. The bandits pursued residents who mobilised to defend the village after overpowering them,” said a vigilante who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.

“The dead included children abandoned by their parents during the attack” in the village of Gwaska, in Kaduna state.
“The attackers were obviously armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara state who have been terrorising Birnin Gwari area,” he added.

The Kaduna state police chief, Austin Iwar, confirmed the attack, saying: “There was violence between the militias, who are very powerful, and bandits.”
He could not break down the casualties, saying only: “For now all we know is that 12 people were buried yesterday and 33 today.”

The vigilante said the bandits struck at about 2:30 pm (1330 GMT) Saturday and stayed for three hours before retreating to their base in the forest in Zamfara.
“They burnt down many homes,” he said.

The killings follow the death of 13 people in prolonged clashes between cattle thieves and local civilian militia in Zamfara last week.
The attacks underlined the diversity of Nigeria’s security threats that persist because of an overstretched army and security forces.

Rural communities in Zamfara have been under siege for several years from cattle rustlers and kidnapping gangs, who have raided herding communities, killing, looting and burning homes.
To defend themselves, villages and herdsmen form vigilante groups, but they too are often accused of extra-judicial killings, provoking a bloody cycle of retaliatory attacks.

Adding to the proliferation of violence due to these criminal groups, Nigeria is in the grip of a security crisis as nomadic herders and sedentary farmers fight over land in an increasingly bloody battle for resources.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised for failing to curb the violence, which is becoming a key election issue ahead of presidential polls in 2019.

The military and police are fighting Boko Haram Jihadists in the north, militants and pirates in the oil-rich south, a simmering separatist movement in the east as well as the bloody conflict between herdsmen and farmers spanning the vast central region.

IGP on Working Visit to Kaduna, Shun National Assembly Invitation

News, Nigeria, Politics

While the Senate of Federal Republic was waiting for briefing by the IGP Idris in its Red Chamber, Idris chose to visit Kaduna on a working tour and send DIG Operations  Habila to represent him at the Senate.

Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai yesterday afternoon, received the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna. The IG was at the Government House to discuss security issues pertaining to strengthening Police presence in Kaduna State with the governor.




Nasiru El-rufai yesterday met with some security chiefs.

SEcurity, Uncategorized

The Kaduca state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai reportedly had a close door meeting with Police and Army security chiefs in a move many observers speculated have to do with maintenance of peace in the troubled state and to subdue the pressure from the ‘Shiites free El-Zakzaki’ campaign arising from the Zaria impasse and continual detention of the Shiite Leader in Nigeria.

Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-rufai yesterday met with some security chiefs.

Governor El-rufai of Kaduna state poses with security chiefs

Detained Nigeria Shiite Leader, El-Zakzaky Charged With Murder

Africa, Islam, Legal, News

While devotees of the detained leader of Nigeria’s Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, engaged the Police in several days of protests and riots in several cities in Nigeiria, the Kaduna state  government has decided to charge the Muslim leaders  with murder after years of reported detention. El-Zakzaky and his wife have been reportedly held in custody by the Nigerian government since December 2015 despite court rulings authorising his release.

The government initially claims he was being held in a “protective custody”, but his supporters have in the last two weeks intensified protests demanding his freedom.

In what appears to be a response to the spate of protests, the Kaduna state government slammed a fresh eight-count charge -including homicide punishable by death- on the Shiite leader, his lawyer, Femi Falana, said Thursday.

Court papers available for the media indicate that the charges were filed on April 18.

According to the charge, the alleged offences took place during the December 2015 clash between the Shiites  and a convoy of Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai.