Religious Violence In Niger State 4 Killed, Church And Other Buildings Burnt

Date: 31-05-2016 1:31 pm (6 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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The Nigerian Army has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Pandogari, Rafi local government area of Niger state following the outbreak of religious violence in the town over alleged blasphemous comments about Prophet Mohammed on the social media, leading to the killing of a Christian.
 
According to reporters, a statement signed by Major NC Agwu, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, said the curfew came into effect as rioters embarked on violence, looting shops and blocking the Lagos – Kaduna Road, a major artery connecting the northern and southern parts of the country.
 
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“Regrettably, one church, one house and a shop were burnt while 25 other shops were looted following the violence. Three other persons including personnel of the NSCDC also lost their lives,” it said.
 
Continuing it said, “Some arrests have been made in connection with the violence and the suspects handed over to the police. The military and other security agencies are currently embarking on confidence building patrols in all nooks and crannies of the town. Giving further details on the violence, Major Ugwu said,
“At about 6pm on Sunday, 29 May 2016, one Mr. Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel, a 24 year old trader based in Pandogari, Rafi LGA of Niger State was attacked and killed by a mob in the town on allegation of posting a blasphemous statement about Prophet Muhammad on the social media.
“Troops of 31 Artillery Brigade of 1 Division, Nigerian Army on operation MESA quickly intervened and restored law and order while a dusk to dawn curfew was imposed in the town.
“Early Monday morning however, the rioters embarked on further violence, looting shops and blocking the Lagos – Kaduna Road, a major artery connecting the northern and southern parts of the country.
 
“Again, troops in conjunction with the personnel of Nigeria Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) took control of the situation to forestall escalation of violence and any threat to the peace in the town.
 
“As part of the measures to de-escalate tensions and ensure a lasting peace in the town, the military is working with the Local Government Council authorities and community leaders, including the Kagara Emirate Council to pacify all aggrieved parties and build on the peace so far established.
“However, while the military will continue with its current non-violent approach to maintaining peace in Pandogari town, it will not take kindly to any unscrupulous element who would attempt to visit violence on innocent and law abiding Nigerians.
 
“The general public is therefore warned to abide by the conditions of the curfew so far emplaced. All law abiding citizens are enjoined to go about their legitimate businesses without any fear of intimidation.
“They are to be rest assured that the security forces will remain fully present to guarantee their safety and security across the length and breadth of the town, within their rules of engagement.”


Posted: at 31-05-2016 01:31 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 31-05-2016 02:49 PM (6 years ago)
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naija na war zone
Posted: at 31-05-2016 02:49 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- omoboriowo96 at 31-05-2016 03:22 PM (6 years ago)
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God have mercy on Nigeria
Posted: at 31-05-2016 03:22 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickieponga at 31-05-2016 04:17 PM (6 years ago)
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Na dat guy wey wear white t-shirt near to the picture Na im dey cause all dis wahala and I don talk am so many times but nobody listen to me.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 04:17 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 31-05-2016 04:24 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmm at times you need to be carful of what you post on social media, its good to respect other people's religion.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 04:24 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- odimajor1 at 31-05-2016 04:37 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dickieponga on 31-05-2016 04:17 PM
Na dat guy wey wear white t-shirt near to the picture Na im dey cause all dis wahala and I don talk am so many times but nobody listen to me.
You have always said it. Lol.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 04:37 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- deboalabi262 at 31-05-2016 05:07 PM (6 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 31-05-2016 05:07 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Machealex at 31-05-2016 05:14 PM (6 years ago)
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Jobless fools
Posted: at 31-05-2016 05:14 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 31-05-2016 05:16 PM (6 years ago)
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Interesting. Jt cus they talk abt Mohammed o hahahahaha abeg I know fit laff. Then they start killing. Pls wat shld we Christian do each time they kill innocent Christians and even insult CHRIST?Huh?Huh??! am so happy dat am a christian. I can't in any other religion other than dat cus we have a forgiving heart and calm nature. I prqy they get their senses soon. So naive.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 05:16 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Wazubia at 31-05-2016 05:22 PM (6 years ago)
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Islam ,  Islam, , lslam'''' how many times I called to you guy's. Attanssion "
Posted: at 31-05-2016 05:22 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Munkullung at 31-05-2016 05:44 PM (6 years ago)
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ISLAM ISLAM?
Posted: at 31-05-2016 05:44 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Munkullung at 31-05-2016 05:50 PM (6 years ago)
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ISLAM ISLAM?
Posted: at 31-05-2016 05:50 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- CHRISETTE at 31-05-2016 06:06 PM (6 years ago)
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Make e no reach where i dey sha
Posted: at 31-05-2016 06:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zezprincess at 31-05-2016 06:22 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmmm,muslim!,muslim!,Is it a most or do or die matter that you must rule the world,I tireooo,God help us.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 06:22 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- kabukabu at 31-05-2016 06:26 PM (6 years ago)
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Did they burn any shrine
Posted: at 31-05-2016 06:26 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 31-05-2016 06:40 PM (6 years ago)
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Now no shoot on site order for those rampaging Islam but if it's people who are doing a peaceful and non violence protest he buhari.will give order to shoot them on site.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 06:40 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- uduehi at 31-05-2016 06:47 PM (6 years ago)
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My dear people we can't live with the northerners let divide this con3 for heaven sake
Posted: at 31-05-2016 06:47 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- raynebee at 31-05-2016 07:45 PM (6 years ago)
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like seriously wah is this country turning to ?     
Posted: at 31-05-2016 07:45 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zoe61 at 31-05-2016 08:09 PM (6 years ago)
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terrible
Posted: at 31-05-2016 08:09 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- albionalex at 31-05-2016 08:19 PM (6 years ago)
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War n killings everywhere in Naija.. Lord av Mercy
Posted: at 31-05-2016 08:19 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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