Amnesty says over 3,600 killed in Nigeria’s farmer-herder violence

More than 3,600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International said on Monday, blaming the government’s failure to punish the perpetrators for fuelling the violence. The international human rights organisation said more than 2,000 were killed in 2018 alone, while making thousands of other people homeless. Violence between farmers and nomadic herders is …

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Gunmen attack Kaduna village

Gunmen have reportedly attacked Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village in Jema’a Local Government, Kaduna State on Sunday night. Mr Joshua Paul, a resident of the community told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kafanchan on Monday that the attack was at a wedding ceremony at about 8:00 pm. An unconfirmed number of people were said to be affected in the attack. Mrs …

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We’ll deal with anyone attacking LASTMA officers, Lagos vows

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday vowed to henceforth deal ruthlessly with motorists or individuals caught attacking officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority. This is as the state government said in 2018 alone, 18 LASTMA officers had been killed, while 24 others had been permanently incapacitated in the course of duty. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi …

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Nigeria expecting 18 fighter aircraft from US, Italy, says military

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday said the Nigerian military was still expecting to take delivery of 18 fighter aircraft from the United States of America and Italy to boost the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East and other operations across the country. Abubakar said the 18 aircraft were the much-talked about 12 A-29 Super Tucano …

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Army: $1b approved to fight insurgency yet to be released

The $1 billion approved to fight insurgency and other security challenges has not been released to the military, Nigerian army claimed yesterday. The cash was approved in 2017 for the President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Economic Council (NEC) to be withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to strengthen the fight against insurgency. Fielding questions on Nigerian Television Authority …

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