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KDF Kills 10 Al-Shabaab Fighters In Pandanguo, Lamu

KDF Kills 10 Al-Shabaab Fighters In Pandanguo, Lamu

The Kenya Defence Forces say they have killed more than 10 Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation in Lamu County. The terrorists were killed when the soldiers ambushed them at Taksile area in Pandanguo, Lamu West, at 6.45am. Pandanguo in among areas that have borne the brunt of terror attacks by the Somalia-based rag-tag militia. Last […]

Paramilitaries Kill 40 In Ethiopia

Paramilitaries Kill 40 In Ethiopia

At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions. Unrest first broke out along the border of the country’s Somali and Oromiya provinces in September, displacing nearly a million people, though the […]

Living In Constant Fear Of Being Raped, Tortured And Killed

Living In Constant Fear Of Being Raped, Tortured And Killed

“Enough is enough. We are now taking control.” This was the message from women and gender non-conforming (GNC) people on Thursday as they prepared to embark on mass protests against gender-based violence across the country. The event is scheduled to take place on August 1 under the hashtag #TheTotalShutdown. Lesotho and Botswana are also expected […]

Plateau killings: IG deploys Special Intervention Force

Plateau killings: IG deploys Special Intervention Force

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed Special Intervention Force to Plateau to restore peace in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas and other flash points in the state. Many people were killed by gunmen on June 24 in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas of plateau. A statement by […]

Qaddafi Regime’s Legacy Fuels Bloody Conflicts in West Africa

Qaddafi Regime’s Legacy Fuels Bloody Conflicts in West Africa

Centuries-old communal tensions across West Africa are taking an increasingly bloody turn, fueled by competition for land and water and an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed that cocktail of guns and gunmen for the intensifying clashes between crop farmers and herders as well as robberies and kidnapping […]

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that Pope Francis is deeply concerned about herdsmen killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. Onaiyekan, who spoke with Daily Sun from the Vatican, said though the Pope would not speak in the news media as they (Bishops) do, the Pope […]

Killer Herdsmen Are Sponsored, Says Military

Killer Herdsmen Are Sponsored, Says Military

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said on Thursday that the fresh rounds of killings in Benue State were being sponsored. It added that the military would, however, soon apprehend both the killer herdsmen and their sponsors. The Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. John Agim, stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday, […]

Herdsmen Kill Two Priests, 14 Worshippers In Benue, Buhari Condemns Killings

Herdsmen Kill Two Priests, 14 Worshippers In Benue, Buhari Condemns Killings

In another gruesome incident, Fulani herdsmen Tuesday morning attacked a catholic church at Ukpor-Mbalom in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two priests and 14 worshippers. The armed herdsmen attacked the St. Ignatius’ Quasi Parish in the community when an early morning mass was in progress. The Makurdi diocese of the Catholic […]

Scores Killed As Gunmen Hit Zamfara

Scores Killed As Gunmen Hit Zamfara

Suspected bandits on Wednesday attacked two villages in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing some people. The Cable  reported that the suspects attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some people from the neighbouring Jarkuka village as they mobilised to bring help to Kuru-kuru. A witness, Sadi Musa, said scores of […]

Zamfara Govt. Disburses Over N200m To Deceased Families

Zamfara Govt. Disburses Over N200m To Deceased Families

The Zamfara state government has disbursed over N200 million to families of victims of the recent gunmen attacks in some communities of the state. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, disclosed this on Thursday in Zurmi, while presenting state government’s assistance to the families of the deceased and victims of […]

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