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June 23, 2018

Too many killings with Impunity

Day of anger anguish in Benue

  No words, than sorrow, tears and anguish can best describe the tragic experience of victims of mass killings that took place on New Year Day, 2018 in some parts of our country. At Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State, over 70 people were killed in cold blood by marauding herdsmen, while 14 others were also shot dead at Omoku LGA in Rivers State the same day. A monarch and his pregnant wife were sent to their untimely graves on the same New Year Day in Kaduna State, while hoodlums attacked churches and raped worshippers in Ilorin,…

Northern Youths threaten Ndigbo … Northern Governors Forum, Ohaneze, MASOB, others react

The impudent and blood-thirsty Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY), has on Tuesday, given Ndigbo living in the North three months to leave the region. They also ordered northerners living in the South East to do the same. This was contained in their release named “Kaduna Declaration” after a joint meeting held at Arewa House in Kaduna. But their unprovoked threat and assault has been widely condemned.   According to the declaration read to the media by one Mallam Abdulazeez Suleiman, the warning was a reaction to the successful sit-at-home protest ordered by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and observed…

Christians Denied Land to build churches in the North – Mosques spring up in South, East

In what looks like a deliberate plan to stop the spread of Christianity up North, State Governments in the Arewa Zone have continued to turn down applications for the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy, popularly called C of O to the Church. A statement issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), expressed dismay that churches were being denied their right of expansion in the north, contrary to the provisions of the constitution of Nigeria. “In the area of religious freedom of worship and conscience, we are saddened by the fact that many state governments, universities and other institutions…

SSS arrests 10 major Boko Haram leaders in Enugu, Lagos

The State Security Service, SSS, has stated that it arrested over a dozen Boko Haram leaders in the past two months including nine in Lagos and one in Enugu State. The SSS, also known as DSS, said this in a statement by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, on Sunday, August 30.   Mr. Opuiyo said “the sudden influx of Boko Haram members into Lagos State points to the determination of the sect to extend its nefarious terrorist activities to the State and in fact, other parts of the country.”   The Boko Haram, whose terrorist activities has caused the death of…

Please stop the killings now

Day after day, lives are lost in this Country. Careless and unnecessary deaths occur and no one cares. People disappear and no one bothers. One of the fundamental values in Igboland as much as in most Nigeria tribes is respect for the sanctity of life. Killing nowadays is no longer a big deal . Although many of the killings are not reported in the media soon after they happen, for so many reasons, these are often reported in foreign media.  There is only one clear impression: life has become so cheap in our Nigeria. This is not a hurried conclusion…

Three Rev. Sisters killed by Boko Haram

Three reverend Sisters were believed to be among Dozens of people killed in a recent rampage by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Gunmen armed with rocket propelled grenades and explosives descended on Kirchiga Village before turning their weapons on Shuwari, Shuwa and Michika Town.At least 28 people were killed and an unknown number injured. Channels TV reported that three Catholic churches were set ablaze in Michika Town and that three Catholic nuns may be among the victims. In Shuwa Village, Saint Joseph’s Minor Seminary was set on fire, as well as the home of a former commissioner…