Kaduna Battle: Self-Imposed Curfew Descends on Rigasa; Soldiers Recover Body Of Suspected Militant

Protesters on the street of Kaduna
By SaharaReporters, New York

Thousands of residents of Rigasa, Kaduna, where Nigerian soldiers battled some suspected militants for about two hours on Saturday night, have begun a self-imposed curfew for fear of the unknown.

 

Sources at the Nigerian Army Hospital confirmed that the soldiers recovered the corpse of one of the assailants, and have deposited it in the hospital. One of the sources said the corpse was discovered while the soldiers were combing the area in search of the militants, who gave them a tough fight. 

 

There are also indications that many residents of the area have fled with their families. It was also noted that as early as 6pm on Sunday evening, the streets were empty of people. There was no sign of cars plying the roads.  Even the bike riders, who are mostly suspected to be militants, had vanished from the area. 

 

A resident of the troubled suburb told SaharaReporters by telephone that residents of Rigasa have begun a self-imposed curfew.

 

The resident, who refused to give his name over the phone, told us the self-imposed curfew was necessary because nobody could predict what would happen next.  “The soldiers have been keeping vigil since yesterday,” he said.  “And the suspected gunmen surprised everyone, because nobody can say who they are and from where they came.” 

 

Saturday night’s gun battle was an indication that the militants do have a base in or near Rigasa.

 

“We are fearful and traumatized now and have resort to prayers only,” our source said.  “But the fact remains that there are hundreds of suspicious people who have been trooping into Rigasa of recent. Our concern is who is feeding them with information of police and traditional rulers in our community. There is a big danger if we allow these people to have a ground here.”   

 

 

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My brother in Islam and

My brother in Islam and northerner. Thank you for this wonderful piece! Inform them

rejonder

sorry how i wish that u do know the next verse b4 the one u quoted or and one b4 it then u will learn to know the meaning and not judge what u dont have knowledge of please

Manners, good family

Manners, good family background and through marriages? Having children who are brought up not by parent but by a Mallam through the Almajiris system does not support your statement. The Hausa Fulani is also the biggest charm maker. The inscription from the qura,an that are used for necklaces are they not charms? If I kidnap for a reason and you kill innocent people for no reason who is senseless. Please do not forget that without Christianity (Jesus), Islam would not have existed. The colonial masters found out you were the dumbest and easiest to rule. Please think very well before making hypocritical statements.

Manners, good family

Manners, good family background and through marriages? Having children who are brought up not by parent but by a Mallam through the Almajiris system does not support your statement. The Hausa Fulani is also the biggest charm maker. The inscription from the qura,an that are used for necklaces are they not charms? If I kidnap for a reason and you kill innocent people for no reason who is senseless. Please do not forget that without Christianity (Jesus), Islam would not have existed. The colonial masters found out you were the dumbest and easiest to rule. Please think very well before making hypocritical statements.

Manners, good family

Manners, good family background and through marriages? Having children who are brought up not by parent but by a Mallam through the Almajiris system does not support your statement. The Hausa Fulani is also the biggest charm maker. The inscription from the qura,an that are used for necklaces are they not charms? If I kidnap for a reason and you kill innocent people for no reason who is senseless. Please do not forget that without Christianity (Jesus), Islam would not have existed. The colonial masters found out you were the dumbest and easiest to rule. Please think very well before making hypocritical statements.

May Allah protect residents of Rigasa

I have been following events as they unveil and i sincerely sympathise with innocent Nigerians living in rigasa.History has proved that whenever these terrorist groups unleash their terror in a particular area,the residents of such area are always at the receiving end of military brutality.The series of happenings in Maiduguri,Damaturu and Kano are perfect instances.This explains the concept of a self imposed curfew as is the case in rigasa presently.It has howevever been established that when two elephants fight,it's always the grass that suffers.GOD ALMIGHTY,in Your Mighty Hands we put the faith of residents of rigasa community.

the underlining factorof the

the north is a collection of people with manners and good family background who come up through marriages not through animalism.we dont kidnap,rob or send our parents,brothers and sisters away through charms for money.somewhere else in nigeria some take pleasure in sleeping with their mothers,sisters daughters not to talk of thiers in laws.when the white people colonised us,north was the only place found with organization and a complete system of government,system of communication and documentation then who are illiterates.while hausa fulani walk with daggers others walk with cutless nd kill on simple dispute.islam is a complete religion focused,organised with one single uncorrupted book as a guide.there is pleasure in prayers and reading qura,an,it is the work of those who fear God not those who are confused.

Mr Orubebe's comment I am

Mr Orubebe's comment

I am not aware of any commitment Mr president made made to anybody or group but all what I know when he decided to run for presidency in 2011 he called us together and told us that he was running for the presidency of this country for 2011. So, we mobilised ourselves and worked for him and today he is there. That is the story. I don’t know about any meeting anywhere where he made commitment to anybody or any group that he will not contest in 2015. I am not aware of that.

WAYO WAYO GOVERNMENT AGAIN. NOTHING IN PLACE. BAD GOVERNMENT.

GUNMEN THIS & GUNMEN THAT

ONLY TODAY IN THE NEWS HERE:
MILITANTS GIVING SOLDIERS A TOUGH FIGHT FOR 2HRS IN RIGASA KADUNA.WITH WHAT?GUNS!AND HEAR THESE ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY IN SR:
GUNMEN KILL KICK-BOXER IN UYO.
GUNMEN KILL 3 AT CARD GAME IN KANO.
GUNMEN STORM ADAMAWA VILLAGES KILLING 3.
AND SO ON AND SO FORTH!
GUNS...!GUNS...!!GUNS...!!!FROM WHERE?
OOHH GOD,WE ARE NOT SAFE.
PLEASE DELIVER US AS YOU DID TO DANIEL IN THE DEN OF LIONS.

Kaduna battle for self-imposed curfew

Then what do you have to say about Quran Chapter 8.39 “So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam” The question now is ; does Islam really preach peace as the claimed? please tell the whole world to hear.

I dn't tink our president

I dn't tink our president loves us as our former president sir olusegun obasanjo did...cuz if he does i promise u,dat he wil act d way the former president did when nigeria especially d north had a religious crises..our president is so cool,bt diz nt time 4 coolness.it's time for harshness

The underlying factor for the

The underlying factor for the rampant orgies of bloodletting in the north of Nigeria boils

down to a culture of violence made worse by mass illiterecy.I remember while growing up that

all Hausa-Fulani males had daggers and talismanic charms on them and would not hesitate to

stab at the slightest provocation.
If a child is raised not to respect the sanctity of life and if that child is exposed to a

religion which preaches retaliation and if that child is uneducated,what you get is a

sub-human with an animalistic urge to kill like a predator in the savannah.
The north have a lot of catching-up to do.many northern peasants are not mentally equipped

for civil-society,thier only education is on how to pray, resite the quaran and relate to

thier cattle.This is quite dangerous

Bombing in the name of

Bombing in the name of wanting Buhari to be president of 9ja by all means possible. So police stations built with oil revenue had to be burnt down. Vehicles destroyed. Humans murdered in cold blood. While the emirs and sultans pretend to be working behind the scene, by calling for dialogue with boko haram daily. How do you even parley with Boko Haram when the leader Buhari is refusing to recognize Jonathan as the president of Nigeria. What message is buhari sending to Boko haram and her partner in crime-SNG? Yet when the globe which fully understands the ongoing boko haram threats and the reason why they dont want the SS in Aso rock praise jonathan, the political talakawas in the North begin to fume and fret. Just to make sure we dont get it from their sharia point of view in the niger delta. Aided as usual by the Islamic repulic of bakare and tinubu.

Nigeria on fire

LET'S SAY NO TO HATRED.

Boko haram sponsors

Fellow Nigerians its rili time we start actin lyk rili niger peez. We ar nt fools. 4 sme stupid set of criminal 2 b trin 2 cause a division amgs both north and southern nigeria .its high time we face it. And answer dis question ' do we hv a president who luvs his people? '

A LETTER TO GEJ

THIS PRESIDENT IS AS STUPID DOG. IMAGINE U SAYING THAT U KNOW ENEMIES BEHIND D SECURITY CHALLENGE OF THIS NATION, AND YET U R AFRAID OF PRONOUNCING THEM. BRODA IT'S A SHAME! U R TOO WEAK AND INCOMPETENT. TANK GOD I DIDN'T VOTE 4 A LOOSER LIKE U.

Blame it on Dumbo

U people r very surprisin, whenever an attack is on Xtians u always run mouths, runnin abuses on our religion our tribe & worse of all our noble Prophet & our God, but whenevr muslims r killed d story changes 2 let em kill themselves, let them destroy d north, let us break Nigeria from d north so u can live in peace. The truth is whoever think this way is as evil as Boko Haram, we told u times without number that Boko Haram r not true muslims. Does it mean because Boko Haram disguises under Islam to commit crimes it is supported by every northern muslim? Okay how much support does GEJ has 4 MEND when he tried 2 shield a crime they took responsibility 4? Why can't we all blame GEJ 4 Boko Haram 4 not takin proper action 2 end d crisis. Yardua tackled militancy in d Delta even thou they are not his tribe or religion. Whatever happens 2 Nigeria GEJ is 2 b blamed 4, that was d oath of office that he took, it seem Nigeria is experiencing a record of having the DUMBEST person as president.

It is a pity.

It is a pity when i read comments like that of frank williams n oda co~heads from d south. I wonder if they are rational thinkers or advocates of war. Be careful wat u say/write.

Dunder head like knows next

Dunder head like knows next to nothing when it comes to commenting on national issues. You suugest GEJ should have been more hard hearted. Perhaps you can advised him. Is you can find your way out of the creek to Abuja.

A lunatic dying for relevance

A lunatic dying for relevance called some people evil. The real evil and devil incarnet is the incompetent President that knows to nothing when it comes to responsible leadership.

do they have identity?

It is easy to say we know them but we all
Know the truth that no gunmen have identity
And the boko haram too.mumu it is not written
On their forehead.so how can you know? They
Can be in the merket or on the street and
With no identity so tell us how we can
Point them out.wawa alade

rigasa you reap what you sow

When some years ago d muslims in rigasa conive n murdered n drive away christians from rigasa they were so happy thinking they have won now he that live by the sword die by the sword

Franck@, u re nothing but a

Franck@, u re nothing but a big fool, have ever been to the north, have u ever have a friend from the north, north is a heaven for the south we re the most peaceful people in Nigeria we welcome everybody in to our society, we sale our lands to you people, we Mary your girl, we give u work, can u just ask your self why this happening only in Muslim state or Muslim area not in the Christian area, can u believe Muslim can kill his brother Muslim, this a set off but we believe in Allah, oneday we will know the truth.

SOUTHERNERS AND THEIR ELDERS ARE BULLSHIT!

He who wishes no peace to his country mate will surely experience the same or more than that at a later time, its just a matter of time, we MUSLIMS lets just keep on praying. I now call on to my fellow MUSLIMS, do not get angry for the irresponsible comments from non MUSLIMS, ANIMALISTIC behaviors manifested on them, DO NOT GET ANGRY, JUST CONTINUE PRAYING PLEASE!!ALLAH WILL SURELY SORT IT OUT FOR US!!

YOUR WISHES WILL SOON TURN BACK TO YOU SOUTHERNERS

He who wishes no peace to his country mate will surely experience the same or more than that at a later time, its just a matter of time, we MUSLIMS lets just keep on praying. I now call on to my fellow MUSLIMS, do not get angry for the irresponsible comments from non MUSLIMS, ANIMALISTIC behaviors manifested on them, DO NOT GET ANGRY, JUST CONTINUE PRAYING PLEASE!!ALLAH WILL SURELY SORT IT OUT FOR US!!

Naïve!!!

Naïve! That's what most Nigerians are. So because there is unrest in the north you wish it continues right!? Come out and point out the perpatrators of these evil acts andd get popped! You have no idea. The moment you do that you're a walking time bomb waiting to explode at any moment. You sit in the comfort of your livingrooms, bedrooms, offices or drinking pubs and just rigurgitate trash. Nobody wants to die, especially you. Even GEJ who claims he knows who's behind it, with all the security around him hasn't dared to mention a name talkless of poor masses with no security! Please shut up and allow us in the north weather the storm.

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You fool how do u expect them

You fool how do u expect them to knw The bastards responsible for this evil acts. U cant just stupidly say northern muslims re evil. A lot of southerners re literate but so not educated. So foolish. Simple reasoning is tough to a lot of you people.

a word is enof 4 d north

ℓ̊ pity ma compatriots 4rm d north.U̶̲̥̅̊ hav Ĵüڪ† murdered sleep since U̶̲̥̅̊ aided d BH by keeping mute.d gallant nigerian army will make ur pathetic stay on earth a living hell.pls point ou t d devil(BH) and it will flee.

@Halliru>>You don't need peace, you what to do if ever you need!

Halliru, Northern Nigeria don't need peace, if ever you need one, you know the right thing to do..., so tell that to the birds and your kwarikwata infested almajiri's.

I blame GEJ for not invoking full force on you wankers, simply because he wants second term!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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