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Northern Christian Forum Faults NGF Over Comments On Taraba Crisis



A statement credited to the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) dismissing claims that the ongoing crisis in Taraba State was religiously motivated, has attracted reaction from a Northern-based Christian organisation, saying that Christians in the state are indeed being targeted.

Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF), in a statement jointly signed by Sunday Oibe and Emmanuel Subilim, voiced its astonishment at the denials coming from the NGF following recent reports of conflict between Islamic militants and other predominantly Christian ethnic groups.

According to the forum. “For the NGF to suggest that the conflict in Taraba State is not religiously motivated is in complete contradiction to what members of NOSCEF have been telling us for several months.

“Approximately six months ago, NOSCEF members began to raise concerns following a sudden and unprecedented influx of people from outside of the state who gave the appearance of cattle herders. Unlike the cattle herders they are accustomed to, this new group travelled without family, arrived outside of the normal seasonal movements and were armed with sophisticated weaponry.

“Our members complained that shortly after their arrival, Christians in the state began to report an increase in conflict with this new group, which included armed robbery and confrontations.

“Since January this year, there have been many reports of violence in Taraba State against the predominantly Christian Tiv population at the hands of Islamic extremists. Hundreds of members of the Tiv community have been murdered and thousands forced from their homes. They destroyed their villages, their farms and their churches.

“Although many in the media have reported these fracas between ‘farmers and herdsmen’, our members tell us that the basis for these attacks is purely religious. After attacking the Tiv community, the Islamic extremists attacked the predominantly Christian Jukun ethnic group.

“The NGF should ask themselves why the attacks around Wakuri, which consumed so many lives, including many NOSCEF members, came just weeks after a ceasefire was agreed upon between the communities? Our members have given us the answer.

“NOSCEF would therefore urge the NGF to follow our call for the Federal and State Governments to provide the necessary resources so that our security services bring a swift end to the violence. We must keep our nation united and protect the rights of every Nigerian B regardless of ethnicity, religion or region. We must not hide from the root cause of the violence, but admit the truth so we can understand the violence and bring it to an end.”

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  1. Ken

    April 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    A patriotic person would be genuinely worried about the state of affairs in Nigeria. We only hope that things get better.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims



“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims


Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)



Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)



#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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