Crisis: Kaduna Deputy Gov. accuses pastors of fueling violence

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Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Yusuf Bala Bantex, has accused Pastors in the state of fuelling the crisis by “spreading hate, encouraging violence and undermining the security efforts in the State”. In a statement on behalf of those he referred to as “Christian leaders serving in the Kaduna State Government,” Bantex said, “We are appalled by the role of certain pastors in spreading hate, encouraging violence and undermining the security efforts in Kaduna State. ” These apostles of hatred do not speak for us, and we condemn the attempt to reduce…

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JUST IN: Buhari arrives Kaduna, to meet religious leaders (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Kaduna State where he will meet with religious and traditional leaders in the state. The President is visiting the state following renewed violence which led to several killings including that of a first class traditional ruler, Maiwada Galadima of Adara kingdom by suspected kidnappers. Buhari is expected to meet with religious and traditional leaders as well as other stakeholders. The crisis first began in the village of Kasuwan Magani. At least 55 people were killed there. The violence spread to Kaduna metropolis where 22 people…

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Kaduna: 93 arrested as NAF deploys Special Forces

IG directs clampdown on troublemakers   Force Headquarters yesterday announced the arrest of 93 suspects in connection with the killings and destruction of property in Kaduna State. This is as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said a detachment of Special Forces had been deployed in Kaduna. Scores of people have been killed in a wave of clashes across Kaduna towns, including the traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom (Agwom Adara), His Royal Highness, Maiwada Raphael Galadima. The development had necessitated imposition of curfew by the state government to enable security…

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Kaduna Crisis: We’ve arrested 93 suspects – Police

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The Force Headquarters has announced the arrest of a total of ninety-three suspects, in connection with the killings in Kaduna State. Scores had been killed in a wave of clashes across Kaduna towns, including the traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom (Agwom Adara) His Royal Highness, Maiwada Raphael Galadima. The development had necessitated occasional curfews by the state government, to enable security operatives to contain the situation. At a briefing, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, said normalcy had been restored in the state, even as he…

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Kaduna crisis: NAF deploys special forces

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said a detachment of special forces had been deployed in Kaduna, in the wake of the killings witnessed in the last few days. It will be recalled that the disturbances had consumed the traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom (Agwom Adara) His Royal Highness, Maiwada Raphael Galadima. Consequently, the state government had declared curfew in Kaduna metropolis and other towns. However, the NAF, in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the deployment was to restore…

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2 policemen, civilian killed, 5 others injured in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command, has confirmed the killing of two policemen and a civilian by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday in Kaduna. The Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the policemen were on foot patrol when they were killed at about 05 25 am. “Some unknown armed men attacked our policemen who were on foot patrol along Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway by IBBI company in Kakuri area of Kaduna. “After a fierce gun duel, two of our men…

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Kaduna crisis: Death toll rises to 12

    …over 200 houses burnt   …petrol bombs, other weapons deployed   At least 12 people have been confirmed dead in the crisis which engulfed Kasuwan Magani village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Monday. On Monday, the state police command said seven people were killed while 15 others were injured.   Yesterday, security agencies said they had arrested 18 persons in connection with the mayhem over the alleged conversion of a Christian lady to Islam in the Christian-dominated part of Southern Kaduna. The crisis, which…

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Kaduna crisis: Death toll now 12, 18 arrested, over 200 houses burnt 

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Not less than 12 persons have been confirmed dead in the crisis that engulfed Kasuwan Magani village of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state on Monday.     Security agencies have also arrested 18 persons in connection with the mayhem over the alleged conversion of a Christian lady to Islam in the Christian dominated part of Southern Kaduna.   The crisis that lasted for over three hours also left about 200 residential homes razed to the ground and a good number of shops destroyed.     The Kaduna State police…

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7 killed, 15 injured in Kaduna, as Christian, Muslim youths clash over girlfriends 

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Several persons have been confirmed dead and dozens injured as locals in Kasuwan Magani, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state and Hausa youths clashed over girlfriends. The crisis which started at about 10 Am on Monday left churches, mosque and shops razed down. Residents of the area could not confirm the actual persons that lost their lives but the causality ranges from 3-10 according to different sources in the troubled area. On their part, the Kaduna State police command confirmed the crisis that death of persons but said it was too…

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