Random Pagan Verse:
Hew wood in wind-time,
in fine weather sail,
Tell in the night-time tales to house-girls,
For too many eyes are open by day:
From a ship expect speed, from a shield, cover,
Keenness from a sword,
but a kiss from a girl.

Author Topic: Scores killed in Rivers State Nigeria in New Year Bloody Attack  (Read 301 times)

Offline lindaikeji (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: May 2017
  • Posts: 321
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Scores killed in Rivers State Nigeria in New Year Bloody Attack
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:06:53 AM »
It was indeed a bloody new year day in Nigeria as scores were killed in Rivers and Benue state.

In Rivers, 17 were shot dead in an attack on church worshippers on New Year’s Day. In Benue, herdsmen were on the prowl, killing 20 people and injuring 30 others. The chief mourners are Governors Nyesom Wike and Samuel Ortom. But, the weight of calamities is borne by the families of the deceased. To a bewildered Federal Government that has invested substantially in security, the end has not justified the means.

In Rivers, the awful picture stared everybody in the face. The method of killing, and the timing, underscored the cruelty of the assassins. Violence seems to have become a culture in the oil-rich Niger Delta state. The latest attack was unprovoked by victims who were in a festive mood. After the mayhem, the rampaging gunmen disappeared. Obviously, it was evident that suspected militants and cultists have reneged on their promise to maintain peace, following a general amnesty.

In the last two and half years, Benue has not known peace. A tearful Ortom lamented that mindless killings had become an infection that has defiled solution. His agony is compounded by appeals for sanity that have repeatedly gone unheeded. The security challenge in the Northcenral state has often diverted his attention from governance. The gains of his security measures are on the reserve.



Nigeria Police Force To Withdraw Police Officers From Politicians, Others

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 558
Last post February 16, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
by internet police
Nigeria Fuel crisis nears end as oil marketers,govt agree to restore fuel supply

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 331
Last post May 26, 2015, 04:34:32 PM
by internet police
US Legislature tells Nigeria military-You lack Training&Needs Training, not arms

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 309
Last post August 05, 2015, 05:07:41 PM
by mastercode
100 Easiest Ways To Make Big Money, Save More Money & Spend Less In Nigeria Now!

Started by Tony1980

Replies: 0
Views: 390
Last post November 03, 2015, 05:55:07 PM
by Tony1980
President Buhari remains Nigeria's president whether home or abroad ? Presidency

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 310
Last post March 14, 2016, 09:09:17 AM
by yungcrux
Nigeria Celebrate 57th Indepedence , Buhari Visits Maiduguri To Celebrate

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 450
Last post October 02, 2017, 12:36:37 AM
by Nairaland
Nigeria Police BOSS removes police commissioner amidst killings

Started by bellanaija

Replies: 0
Views: 9559
Last post June 27, 2018, 04:27:43 AM
by bellanaija
President Obama reaffirms readiness to work with Nigeria President elect buhari

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 356
Last post April 16, 2015, 02:51:33 PM
by admin
United States relaxes arms embargo, begins to send arms to Nigeria

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 307
Last post August 17, 2015, 10:54:35 AM
by mastercode
Nigeria Army sends pardoned soldiers accused of mutiny back to face Boko Haram

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 423
Last post September 18, 2015, 11:12:19 AM
by admin