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Schoolgirl injured as police disperse Shi’ites protesters with gunshots, arrest 12

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The police on Wednesday in Abuja dispersed a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria [IMN] with gunshots.

The incident sparked fear and confusion in Wuse area of the city as residents scampered for safety.

A schoolgirl reportedly sustained gunshot injuries during the incident, while two journalists who were covering the protest were arrested.

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They were subsequently released shortly after.

The Federal Capital Territory spokesperson, ASP Miriam Yusuf, who said 12 IMN members were arrested, denied that the schoolgirl was shot by the police during the incident.

She said,

“We have 12 members of the proscribed IMN who participated in the illegal protest in our custody. Two journalists who were arrested were later released, but it is not true that a girl was shot.”

The police and Shi’ites regularly engaged in bloody clashes which had led to the death of a senior police officer, a youth corps member and several IMN members.

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The sect members had been demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife who had been in custody since 2015.

The IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa did not respond to request for a reaction as calls to his phone rang out.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 348 coronavirus cases, total now 11,166

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Nigeria has recorded new Coronavirus cases with the NCDC announcing 348 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Newsone Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 348 new Coronavirus cases in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday evening, June 2.

This burgeoning online news platform understands that the NCDC noted that of the 348 COVID-19 cases recorded on Wednesday evening, 163 were detected in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, FCT-76 Ebonyi-23 Rivers-21 Delta-8 Nasarawa-8 Niger-8 Enugu-6 Bauchi-5 Edo-5 Ekiti-5 Ondo-5 Gombe-5 Benue-4 Ogun-2 Osun-1 Plateau-1 Kogi-1 Anambra-1, southeast Nigeria.

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Leave our daughters, sisters and mothers alone, Aisha Buhari reacts to recent rape cases

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Leave our daughters, sisters and mothers alone, Aisha Buhari reacts to recent rape cases

Wife of the Nigerian president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has urged the Ministry of Women Affairs and all security agencies to ensure that all suspects caught in all the rape cases are brought to book.

Taking to her social media platforms, she indicated that women in Nigeria at the moment have become vulnerable.

Her post reads;

“It is devastating to hear about the gruesome death of our daughters who were mercilessly raped by men, who in some cases are their fathers, brothers, and protectors of their chastity.

Women are increasingly becoming vulnerable in a society that is expected to guaranty their safety and we owe it a duty to do everything possible to protect them.

Last year, I started working with governors’ wives of the 36 states to end gender-based violence in Nigeria. I launched a campaign with the governors’ wives and other stakeholders and issued a statement nation-wide in response to increasing and frequent reports of GBV with the slogan – Leave our daughters alone!

This was followed by a planned advocacy for the constitution of a presidential task force on ending GBV in Nigeria; prospective members were identified. The objective is to review the policy and legal framework on GBV with a view to proposing strengthening measures and an improvement plan.

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In view of the recent developments, I, therefore, call on all stakeholders especially the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs as well as legal and security agencies to expedite action so that justice takes its course accordingly.

I will continue to work with the governors’ wives to ensure that relevant structures and policy frameworks are put in place to end gender-based violence in Nigeria.”

 

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It is devastating to hear about the gruesome death of our daughters who were mercilessly raped by men, who in some cases are their fathers, brothers and protectors of their chastity. Women are increasingly becoming vulnerable in a society that is expected to guaranty their safety and we owe it a duty to do everything possible to protect them. Last year, I started working with governors wives of the 36 states to end Gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria. I launched a campaign with the governors’ wives and other stakeholders and issued a statement nation-wide in response to increasing and frequent reports of GBV with the slogan – LEAVE OUR DAUGHTERS ALONE! This was followed by a planned advocacy for the constitution of a presidential task force on ending GBV in Nigeria; prospective members were identified. The objective is to review the policy and legal framework on GBV with a view to proposing strengthening measures and an improvement plan. In view of the recent developments, I therefore call on all stakeholders especially Federal Ministry of Women Affairs as well as legal and security agencies to expedite action so that justice takes it course accordingly. I will continue to work with the governors’ wives to ensure that relevant structures and policy frameworks are put in place to end Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.

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Osun records new two cases of coronavirus

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The Osun Government has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in the state.

Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, the state Commissioner For Health, in a statement on Wednesday, said the two new cases brought the number of confirmed cases of the virus in the state to 47.

Isamotu said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed one of the two cases, while the result of the test of the second case returned positive on Wednesday.

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He revealed that one of the two cases was a returnee from Ibadan, and the other was a resident of Ikire, who also had contact with her visitor from Ibadan.

He added that the two patients were nursing serious ailments.

Isamotu said with the discovery of two new cases, the number of active cases in the state now stands at seven.

“The state has recorded two new cases, bringing the number of active cases in the state to seven.

” Sadly, the two newly recorded cases are nursing serious ailments that have significantly depressed their immune status,” the commissioner said.

Isamotu urged residents of the state to continue to abide by the measures put in place by the state government in ensuring that the coronavirus is contained.

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