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Killings: NSCDC, NDLEA, NOA, others worry over insecurity

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Orientation Agency (NOA), as well as civil society organisations, have expressed concern over reported cases of killing in Rivers State.  The agencies expressed their concerns yesterday, at a day stakeholders’ town hall meeting on the ‘rising killings in Rivers State’,…

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Human Rights

KILLING FIELDS

In the 30-day period of June 2019, there were 16 documented incidents of atrocity in Rivers state that resulted in 26 killings. While this is a marked decline in the quarter, it nonetheless reflects a general climate of insecurity and lawlessness which continues to highlight Rivers state in atrocious murders.

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Human Rights

RIVERS of BLOOD

In the month of May 2019, there was a terrifying spike in the number of violent killings in Rivers state. While We the People in its Atrocities Monitoring Report for the previous Month of April recorded 16 incidents that resulted in 46 killings, an alarming 21 incidents were documented in the month of May that…

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Stop Wanton Killings, Group Tells Buhari

A body of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria, the Coalition of Civil Societies, Rivers State chapter has called on the government at all levels to stop the killings across all parts of the country. The group made this call in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, during a national road walk campaign against killings…

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Rivers: CSOs observes national day of mourning

Over 200 Rivers indigenes and civil society groups yesterday staged a peaceful protest to the Rivers State Police command demanding for the total overhauling of the Nigeria police force. The protesters noted the incessant killings in the state with no proper prosecution of perpetrators.

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