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HURIWA Slams Kano Govt. For Freeing Blasphemy Killing Suspects

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kano-blasphemy-killings-suspects-huriwaThe Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has faulted the Kano State Government for calling off the prosecution of the suspected killers of a 74-year-old woman in Kano.

The National Coordinator of HURIWA, Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that there was need to carry out diligent investigation on the killing of the woman.

He demanded that the killers of the woman must be brought to book.

Last week Thursday, five key suspects in the killing of Mrs Bridget Agbahime, a trader at the Kofar Wambai market in Kano, were set free on the orders of a Kano Magistrates’ Court.

The HURIWA Coordinator said that the case should be properly re-filed at a proper court and given accelerated hearing.

“The killers of this Nigerian citizen should be charged and punished for the murder, rather than letting them go unpunished”.

He also faulted the Kano Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Jibrin Muhammad, for setting the suspects free.

Mrs. Agbahime from Imo, was killed on June 2, 2016 at the Kofar Wambai Market by a mob over alleged blasphemy against Islam.

Onwubiko said that Muhammad’s decision was based on the directive of the Kano State attorney-general and commissioner for justice.

The freed suspects are Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi.

They were earlier charged with a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.  (NAN)

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  1. Mohamad

    November 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    God will punish all muslims all over the world. They atorney general and magistrate will know no peace. Their children will be treated the dame way. Islam is the world’s problem. God id already punishing them. They are the most wretched, uneducated, beggars, terrorists and all the bad things tou can think of. God will punish all their generation.

  2. Monica

    November 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

    God of vengeance demonstrate your name once again in this situation.

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

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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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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

Police

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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