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FG calls on Boko Haram to cease fire



The Federal Government has renewed calls on all aggrieved groups in the country especially the Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah Lid’dawati wal Jihad known as Boko Haram to cease fire and come forward for dialogue.

Speaking at a National Symposium, organised by Nasirul-Lahi-Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo said the federal government is ready and willing to dialogue with the Boko Haram.

He said “government is ready to discuss. History has proven that even wars that are fought for decades, at the end, are only concluded by dialogue.”

Sambo laments activities of the group which has put the religion of Islam in bad light saying

“Islam is a religion of peace; it is a way of life. It cannot promote senseless killings and wanton destruction of property. I am not aware of any religion in the world that encourages unprovoked and relentless attack on other people.”

While commenting on the symposium with the theme “Islam and Peaceful Co-Existence in a Contemporary Multi Religious Society,” Sambo said the event will help highlight the essence of peaceful coexistence as enjoined in Islam.

He commended the organisers of the symposium, saying “it would help to educate the public on the Islamic view of peaceful co-existence and the concept of Jihad.”

Sambo said the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration is determined to provide adequate security for lives and property of all Nigerians and foreigners resident in the country.

He also assured that the activities of militant groups would not jeopardize government desire to propel Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs).

Earlier, the President of NASFAT, Alhaji Sheriff Yussuf, stated that the symposium was to dispel the belief that the terror attacks were to impose Islam or as a mark of hatred against people of other faiths and to also engender peaceful co-existence amongst the populace.


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  1. Hotman

    May 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Sambo,I am asking u 2provide ur fellow group of persons who sponsors these so called Islamists,bring them(Liman,mallam,ex sodiers dat r involved,shekau himself etc)to justice before any thing can comence.Because it is a shameful tin for u 2say ur terro manual(Qura),teachs u peace while mhmd is a bastard terrorist.Syria,Iran,Iraq,Afgan,pakis,etc has made even a non islam 2hate ur foolish religion.Fools.

  2. Man

    May 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    @ hotman u re stupid 4 dat ur comment. If u don‘t know what 2 say shut up ur fucking mouth. IDIOT!

  3. Hotman

    May 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    @man,u r not suposed 2b calld man.Bks u are impotent,u don’t knw d reason of been a fada.any way i don’t blame u,i blame ur grate grand parents for bringing u 2dis world tru d mouth.Fool for ever.

  4. Christy sony

    May 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Its right time our leaders act wisely,d muslims have seen christian as peacful people’wit dat they do any tin they like,judgement awaits dem all

  5. Enter your name...Dodo

    May 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

    @hotman,You better hire some rev frth to help you curse your Bamboo grand grand parents who vomited you through your chimpanzee mother mouth which full of spits of saliva followed you come to this mother earth,All the religion believed and agree that all fellow mankind normally came through that small TOTO which is flexible to reasonable wide space,but unlikely you who’s mother spits trough mouth after a sorrowful smelling saliva upon your delivering which regards as a sign of swearing.(i.e a satanic child who belong to no where but hell).we always expect that from you HELL boy.


    May 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    it’s just clair that nigerians are separated from of people who really don’t want to leave together and that they are force to. the origin of all people in nigeria is not religious prblm it’s just the fact that each ethnic is an enemy to the other and everyone wants to be at the top and control others. we just hide behin our religions and be creating people to our nation that’s nonse.

  7. ahMad

    May 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hotman rmbr that 4 wrtn wht u wrot u r goin 2 c d hadshp of lyf and hraftr

  8. jos

    May 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    @salisu what u said is true the problem of Nigeria is not religious issue. it’s ethnic prob that everyone want to be the head. if we should walk on one path we will get to the Eldorado

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report



Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”


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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter



Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”


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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu



Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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