USA Reacts To Clash Between Shiite Members And Soldiers In Abuja

The United States Embassy has reacted to clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and security operatives in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The US Embassy issued a statement on Thursday (today), calling for restraints from both sides. The statement read; The United States Embassy is concerned by the deaths resulting from clashes between Nigerian security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in areas surrounding Abuja. We urge Government of Nigeria authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the events and to take appropriate action…

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Suspected cultists kill 3 in Edo

Three persons including a cripple have been reportedly shot dead at Iduowina and Iguosa communities in Ovia North East Local Government Area in a renewed cult war in Edo State. Two of the victims were said to have been killed at Iguosa community while the third was killed at Iduowina while taking his bath. According to the mother of one of the victims identified as Sunny, Roseline Igunwe, her son was killed after he returned from his poultry farm. She said she heard gunshots and ran out to lock her…

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2 killed, 10 injured as OPC, scavengers clash in Lagos

Two persons were shot dead while 10 others were injured when suspected members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and scavengers of Hausa origin clashed at the Ijegun area of Lagos State. The scavengers resisted alleged extortion by men believed to be OPC members, leading to the clash. The protesters, who claimed to have been living along the pipeline for years, alleged that they had suffered harassment and intimidation in the hands of OPC members, who kept watch over the pipeline that passed through the area. In their resistance, a…

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Anambra communal clash: DSS, Army arrest 2, recover arms

The joint patrol team of the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers in Anambra State have arrested two suspects and recovered seven pump action guns and other weapons at Amansi-Umuru, Orukabia and Graceland Housing Estate, Nteje General Area in Oyi Local Government Area of the state. This followed an intelligence report to the operatives of the DSS State Command and a patrol team from 302 General Support Regiment Onitsha, who successfully carried out a cordon and search operation on the three identified locations. The Deputy Director of Army Public…

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20 die in Akwa Ibom, Cross River communities’ renewed clash

OVER 20 people died yesterday in Oku-Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State following an attack by hoodlums from Ikot Offiong community of Odukpani Local Government Area in Cross River State. Daily Sun gathered that the hoodlum alleged to be youths from Ikot Offiong deployed machine guns which they mounted on their speedboats besides other rifles and hand grenades to attack their victims, which resulted in scores of deaths and destruction of property worth millions of naira. A native of Oku Iboku, Dr. Demson Ekong, told newsmen in…

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