Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.
Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.
Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.
Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.
Look at the @PoliceNG, opening fire on peaceful #FreeZakzaky protesters right now in Abuja.@POTUS @MBuhari @hrw @zinadabo @UNHumanRights @BBCBreaking @CNN @bbchausa @PressTV @OfficialPDPNig @cabalmustgo @adeyanjudeji pic.twitter.com/UF89DEkPfq
— Saifullahi M. Kabir (@Mkabir2016) October 30, 2018
FCT, Abuja: Nigerian Police @PoliceNG shooting live bullets at brothers of the Islamic Movement, today 30th October 2018.@adeyanjudeji @MuhdDarazo @zinadabo @cabalmustgo @OfficialPDPNig @PressTV @POTUS @daily_trust @BBCBreaking @hrw @SZakzakyOffice pic.twitter.com/mniyPRx11J
— Saifullahi M. Kabir (@Mkabir2016) October 30, 2018
Abuja Violence: Nigerians React To Senseless Killings
Abuja suffers violence as the Nigerian Army allegedly opens fire on Shiites protesters.
The Nigerian army reportedly opened fire, killing members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Nyanya, Abuja a day after a similar incident ensued between the same parties in Zuba. The Zuba incident ended with the defense on the claims that the Islamic Movement was trying to cart away ammunition.
According to reports, members of the movement were in a procession heading into the city when the army, failing to stop them, opened fire.
Here’s how Twitter is responding:
Happening now at Nyanya.
— Jsquareofficial (@jsquareofficial) October 29, 2018
VIDEO: Shiite protesters engage Nigeria Army in Karu/Nyanya Axis, Abuja.
This is still ongoing at the time of sending this tweet. pic.twitter.com/CnrqKSWZVr
— Shehu Audu (@IGONO) October 29, 2018
— Marylinmag.com (@MarylinmagC) October 28, 2018
BREAKING: Nigerian Army are shooting again at unarmed Shiites, mainly women & children at Maraba who are just protesting injustice.
I can confirm that 15 Shiites have been killed so far.
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) October 29, 2018
Just seeing this video of the Nigerian army casually firing at unarmed civilians and… two thoughts.
1. Sooner or later, the Shiites will pick up guns and we will have another full-blown insurgency on our hands.
2. Is the army averse to using rubber bullets? https://t.co/iNUZIVlvzV
— Eromo Egbejule (@EromoEgbejule) October 29, 2018
HAPPENING NOW: Nigerian Army currently in violent clash with Shiite and sporadic gunshots reported heard around Nyanya/Karu/Maraba axis of Abuja.
If you are heading in that direction, pls turn around look for a bar or joint to chill until calm is restored.
— ClintonViceB – DAT AkWa IBoM KING👑 (@Clinton_Vice_B) October 29, 2018
It could never have happened in the UK. The 2 Nigerian idiots who hacked a soldier to death did so in front of an army barracks and they were taken away alive. No one was killed by either the army or the police that day. https://t.co/cXdeVsmcFZ
— Ms Boateng (@JoyceOdukoya) October 29, 2018
Dear Nigerian Army @HQNigerianArmy
You really should be ashamed of yourself. What happened to your Professionalism? What happened to the integrity that this noble force is known for? All this propaganda for Shia? How have you dealt with Boko Haram, Bandits and killer herdsmen? pic.twitter.com/oQZhcCDQBw
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) October 29, 2018
Your president said, they touched the chest of an army general so yeah its ok to kill them. Meanwhile all you hypocrites will sign foreign petitions for journalist locked up in foreign journalists, while posing photos with murderous Nigerian dictators. Fuck you all!
— The Writer Formerly Known As Elnathan (@elnathan_john) October 29, 2018
For the Nigerian intellectual, yes, the British Army is weak pic.twitter.com/jL1JjTDHOk
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) October 29, 2018
Funny part is the Nigerian army showed pictures of soldiers that had little or no injuries to justify killing civilians..
Yet your CV writing genius is defending murder captured on camera.
Same way they defended the Rann bombings.
These people don't rate you.
— Niger Delta (@Franeb) October 28, 2018
Air Peace Releases Statement Addressing Plane Malfunction
The management of Air Peace releases a statement addressing an aircraft incident on that took place on Thursday.
The Corporate Communications Manager for Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah says the aircraft intended for Owerri returned back to Lagos after developing a fault while en route. However, Mr. Chris states that the fault had nothing to do with the engine of the aircraft which was fixed on landing and has soon resumed effective travel.
Read the statement below:
“Air Peace Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 on Thursday returned to base after our crew observed that there was a change in cabin pressure. In line with our standard operating procedure, the captain-in-command descended to a level where it would be comfortable for our valued guests, before making a return to base in line with global best practices in the aviation industry.
“We wish to assure members of the public that the incident had nothing whatsoever to do with the engines of the aircraft nor was it a life-threatening situation. The aircraft has since been thoroughly checked and confirmed serviceable. The aircraft went back into operations in less than an hour after going for maintenance checks.
“Air Peace is renowned for its quality maintenance reputation and we assure members of the flying public that we will continue to sustain the high standards of our flight operations and professionalism to guarantee the safety of our valued guests and crew.”
The statement comes after a Twitter user @VikkiAngelX took to his page, publishing a series of tweets, narrating a similar event citing the engine of the aircraft as the problem with caused disarray during the travel.
“Today, a plane leaving Lagos for Owerri left at 10 am and landed back in Lagos at around 12:30. Twenty minutes after the take off the plane dropped suddenly (like your phone falling from your hand) to a lower altitude.
“People screamed and after a while, the pilot announced that he didn’t have enough fuel to continue to Owerri. And so, the plane turned back to Lagos flying at a much lower altitude. Low enough to see the ground all the way back to Lagos. Making the journey over 2 hours.
“I don’t know what’s going on but (Air Peace) and the Nigerian aviation are using lives to play chess. This completely shook my day cos my mother was on that plane. Someone who hates flying and is hypertensive. She had to purposely stay calm or risk losing her life either way.
“(Air Peace) you asked to know what happened since you want to act unaware. Abysmal. Oh and more importantly the real story is that they lost an engine, not the fuel story the pilot cooked up to calm people.”
Federal Government To Place Limit On Childbirth
The Federal Government reveals its plans to place a limit on the number of children women can have in the country.
The Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed who speaks on the decision in the stead of the Federal Government says that it is working with religious and traditional leaders to place a limit on children women can have. The revelation was made at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.
The Minister of Finance says a policy limiting the number of children women can have is important for sustaining the growth of Nigeria’s economy. She said:
“We have been engaging traditional, religious rulers and other leaders. Specifically, we have found out that to be able to address one of the great challenges that we identified in the ERGP, which is the growth in our population, we need to engage these institutions.
“And we hope that with their support, we will get to a point where we can come out with the policy that limits the number of children that a mother can have because that is important for sustaining our growth.
“The ERGP is not a new plan, it’s a plan that reviewed what needs assessment, what was in the vision 2020, what is in existing sector plans so because we have taken those plans and used them, the next administration will continue them, which government will not want to continue to improve the infrastructure? What we have in the ERGP are things that any government must do.”