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Zaria Massacre: Four-Year Anniversary, Police Open Fire in Abuja

Abdullahi Muhammad Musa The protest kick-started at the flyover on the way from Banex to Wuse market, and terminated at the Berger Bridge. Soon after Sky Memorial, around Total Filling Station, police started teargassing as well as shooting at protesters in a completely indiscriminate manner. It is glaring that the Nigeria Police Force has taken over the cruel baton of what the Nigerian Army had started earlier on Saturday, December 12, 2015. However, protesting against a perceived outrage from a government is a right inalienable from every citizen of the…

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My parents are entitled to be treated like any other Nigerian -el-Zakzaky son

The only surviving son of the embattled Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, who has been in the custody of the DSS since 2015, Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky has decries the ill treatment being serve to his parent by the DSS, describing it as worrisome and inhuman. In press release obtained by SuncityNews, the son of the clergy wrote “I am writing to protest in the strongest possible terms about the continuing mistreatment of my father Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and my mother Zeenah al-Zakzaky at the hands of the Nigerian authorities. Friday’s…

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Jonathan, first African leader to win Martin Luther King human rights award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was awarded in the US on Thursday for his leadership in human rights in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. Jonathan, who was awarded in recognition of his leadership in “human rights, social justice and universal fight for freedom”, becomes the first African leader to be so honoured. The presidential award was presented by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the late American human rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr, best known for his human rights struggles and the I-have-a-dream speech. In statement on Friday, the…

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Police again fire teargas during Shi’ite protest in Abuja – eyewitness

Police fired teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi’ite Muslim group in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, SuncityNews witnesses saw on Monday According to one of the protesters, “the protest started around Wuse Market, GTBank and ended at Berger bus stop, immediately after the Total Fuel station, but while the protesters were dispersing, some Police officers arrived the scene and started firing teargas at us which majorly affected other road users, commuters and people running their businesses around the area.” He said Two eyewitnesses heard gunshots and one saw policemen…

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FOUR YEARS SINCE THE ZARIA MASSACRE AND JUSTICE IS YET TO BE DONE

Four years ago, in December 2015 the Nigerian army attacked the Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah and subsequently Sheikh Zakzaky’s residence and Dar Alrahma. They inhumanely massacred over a thousand innocent people among them 297 women, 23 pregnant, 548 men, 193 children and 39 families wiped out. The army committed heinous crimes that included setting the buildings on fire, burning people alive, murdering infants and dumping the bodies in mass graves. They went on to demolish all the buildings and in Dar Alrahma where many martyrs are buried, other than demolishing all the…

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Anthony Joshua regains his glory

Anthony Joshua on Saturday defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Joshua lost the titles to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in New York. With his victory, Joshua has joined greats such as Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield on the list of heavyweights to reclaim world titles. Dominating from the outset, Joshua won by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third judge making it 119-109.

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SHAIKH ZAKZAKY’S TRIP TO INDIA: THE TRUE STORY: AN EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT

Following the court order and also the presidential approval for Shaikh Zakzaky (H) and his wife to seek for medical treatment in India but under what the judge called “Strict supervision” by the government, the State security service, DSS agents invited Shaikh’s family members to discuss the modality of carrying out the court order. But to the surprise of Shaikh’s family members, the meeting was not a discussion at all. Instead, a man who was introduced as a representative from the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) – fashioned after the American…

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FC IFEANYI UBAH PLAYERS ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBERS ALONG KABA JUNCTION, NEAR LOKOJA.

Today at about 1:30pm, players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) who were travelling to Kano for their scheduled NPFL matchday 6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state. To the glory of God, no life was lost. However, the driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment. We wish to use this…

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Communities Should Contribute to Security Issues – Ochor

ASABA/Nigeria: Nigerians had been called to contribute towards better community policing by synergising with the security services to secure the country effectively. Making the call at the side of the South South Regional Police Security Summit, 2019, the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon.  Christopher Ochor Ochor,  asserted that policing had long been left in the hands of the security operatives, which ought not to be.  Rt Hon Ochor said as one time local government chairman,  he is much aware that numerous security challenges being faced by…

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Alleged killing of a school girl in Abuja, Police fingered

Police Continue the Bloodshed, Shot at a Little Schoolgirl The Islamic Movement has once again accused the Nigerian police of brutality and complicity in the death of a young school girl in Wuse area of Abuja yesterday According to a report by the group signed by Abdullahi Muhammad Musa for the Academic Forum of the Islamic movement, obtained by SuncityNews, the the Islamic movement blamed the police for the avoidable death of an innocent Nigeria. “Having attacked a free-zakzaky protest staged the day before yesterday, yet police assaulted it today,…

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