Kano: “Tahrir Square” Protest Turns Violent, 42 Hurt; Christians And Muslims Said To Reach Mutual Protection Agreement

By SaharaReporters, New York

The peaceful “Tahrir Square” fuel subsidy protest at the Silver Jubilee roundabout in Kano has sadly turned violent tonight, with armed police attacking the young activists. Reports say that 42 people have so far been injured, with seven of them taken to a nearby hospital.

 VIDEO KANO PROTESTERS BEFORE THE POLICE INVADED THE PROTEST

The “Tahrir Square” rallying point in Kano, referred to as the “bedrock” of Occupy Nigeria, quickly became an encampment for protesters who were attempting to spend the night to demand the return of the fuel subsidy withdrawn by the government of Goodluck Jonathan on New Year’s Day.

Information reaching SaharaReporters says that police have begun shooting tear gas on the activists. 

Meanwhile, SaharaReporters has also learned of an agreement between Muslims and Christians in Kano to work together to oppose the subsidy removal and ensure the peaceful protest in that regard does not degenerate into religious division. 

An unconfirmed report on the agreement says the protest leaders agreed that the Muslim protesters would protect non-Muslims and escort them to their places of worship and vice-versa, and that a register to that effect has opened in the city. 

As a product of the new understanding, we have learned that on Wednesday, Christians provided protection for Muslims during their afternoon prayer.

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christians and muslims unite for sake of our children future

Christians and muslims unite for the sake of our children future. This evil leaders mostly PDP aims is to divide us keep us fighting one another so that they would continue to be in power by impose state of emergency and increasing attacks
on churches and mosques in the name of boko haram. PDP= PEOPLE DESTROY PEOPLE

Fools

Only a fool would reach a pact with a moslem. The Southerners especially the Ibos don't get it yet. These peopel would be slaughtered like "Nama" when the time comes. Fools.

wHY SR

I don't know why Sahara Reporters are posting silly provocative and insane comments, didn't you have someone monitoring such comments? or are you guys part of the grand design to divide this country along tribal and religious lines. I am sure not sane Muslim or Christian will abuse any of the prophets Isa (AS) or Muhammad (PBUH) except a paid agent or someone who has no conscience.

A PACT INDEED

The christians arebusy protecting them while they prayed while they bombed christians while they prayed. Can anyone explain the reason for the mass movement of northerners from Port-Harcourt and other parts of the East since Yesterday?

These brutes are up to something we do not know yet. A PACT INDEED.

What a waste?

This is absurd, unimaginable, unbelievable an utter economic waste and very insensitive that the government will be making available for themselves this huge amount of money for their selfish pleasantly. Is the president that dumb that he could not foresee the social and economic consequences of fuel subsidy removal? Looking at the figures in the current budget it is painful the way our governments are carting away our money leaving the governed to their economic woes.
Mr President and his cabal advisers, I advise that rather than create this social unrest in the country you should be looking inward of the government functionaries and your honourables and remove the unnecessary and wanton financial excess that they are getting. If you carry out this exercise you will see that you will garner more fund than you would from fuel subsidy to fund the paradise you are promising.

A contract of N7 bn ($43.75m)

A contract of N7 bn ($43.75m) awarded for the VP's new residence and an additional N9 bn ($56.25m) is being requested to complete it.
They disburse N250 billion per year in ‘security votes’ to the President and Governors and they can spend it as they choose.
Almost N1 trillion allocated to security last year with nothing to show for it.
Items in the 2012 budget:
approximately N1 billion for ‘feeding’ the President and the Vice-President
N45million for changing cutleries at aso rock
N1.7 trillion wage bill for the Federal Government
N675 million on power related expenses at the Villa and VP’s residence
N1 billion on miscellaneous expenses which include honorarium & sitting allowances; welfare packages and publicity & advertisements.
N11.25 billion on foreign travels.

with the above, oga can u kindly tell me how jonathan means well for nigeria?

Otile urges igbos to back with boko haram?

MEMBERS of the Boko Haram sect, on Wednesday evening, killed two members of a family; an 80-year-old man, Usman Durkwa and his 40-year-old son, Musa Durkwa, a staffmember of Himma Secondary School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.This is just as members of the Operation Restore Order of the Joint Task Force (JFT) killed two members of the sect on the same day.The attack on the family, which took place in Dala Bullumkuttu ward of the state capital, between 7.30 and 8.30 p.m, was in connection with a warning issued by the sect that Christians should leave the North.A source in the family told the Nigerian Tribune that, “we are Christians and their children have been telling our wards that some day, they are going to slaughter all of us. We never took them seriously because we never thought they could be so mean as to perpetrate such evil.

Chrisitians and boko haram sign pact

MEMBERS of the Boko Haram sect, on Wednesday evening, killed two members of a family; an 80-year-old man, Usman Durkwa and his 40-year-old son, Musa Durkwa, a staff member of Himma Secondary School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.This is just as members of the Operation Restore Order of the Joint Task Force (JFT) killed two members of the sect on the same day.The attack on the family, which took place in Dala Bullumkuttu ward of the state capital, between 7.30 and 8.30 p.m, was in connection with a warning issued by the sect that Christians should leave the North.A source in the family told the Nigerian Tribune that, “we are Christians and their children have been telling our wards that some day, they are going to slaughter all of us. We never took them seriously because we never thought they could be so mean as to perpetrate such evil.

Delta Queen demystified

As Odua people would say, wonders never cease. Damn it! It has been discovered that the so called Delta Queen is a Yoruba man faking to be a woman from Delta. Olonwu maje. The dishonest Delta Queen's real name is Muyiwa who lives in London. This man accuses Igbo of love for money, love of presidency etc. This man tried to pass as a Delta woman but when he started his triads on fake Deri and Dumbo Jo we realized that something is fishy. We finally caught him pants down red-handed. Ifa has given him away to us. So Nigerians whenever you see any trash from Delta Queen you know that Muyiwa in London is the real culprit. So wonders never cease. Baal, Beelzebub, Egbesu and Ifa work hand in hand in 9ja. Whenever one of their errant children becomes too unjust on Igbo people these gods give him away to Nigerians. Deri, Muyiwa, Buhari, Gowon have been given away by these powerful gods. Olonwu maje.

guy

guy this subsidy removal will not stand infact we have gone beyond that now what we are saying now is that we need a new order everybody from your villge councillor to the president and their wifes will resign or we give them the ghadafi treatment watch out starting from monday.

Jona's sycophants desperate to stop the popular protests

@Anatoly Dobrynin. You pro-regime sycophants will never stop the popular protests with your fear mongering. See what is happening in Abia where my fellow Igbos are slaughtering themselves like flies, all because of some stupid reasons. So, because the Igbos are massacrering themselves, must life come to a standstill? Dumbo Jona,s wicked and anti-people fuel removal will be resisted to its logical conclusion, Boko Haram or no Boko Haram, MEND or no MEND, Abia massacres or no Abia massacres, armed robberies or no armed robberies. These Jona supporters should tell the man to do the riught thing instead of coming here to preach surrender to the evil designs of a corrupt and selfish tyrant and his regime.

i'm not interested in the

i'm not interested in the pact buh the statement of "GEJ completing his tenure" is just sentiments.pls let's be realistic,irrespective of tribe or religion if GEJ isnt working for us then keeping shut and suffering cos we want him to complete his tenure makes no sense.

Fuel

That is how it should be, both Christians and Moslems should at this point understand their differences for the sake of the struggle chase the Nigerian imperialist. We now have a common enemy ( government).

still accusing north, yoruba

still accusing north, yoruba or southeast? still abusing bc there was no demonstration in the past? it is time we advice JEG or rather demonstrate our fundamental right without violence by calling the government to other. LONG LIVE NIGERIA

baba u r sick , if north r

baba u r sick , if north r protestn and u r saying bcus is southner is d President wat will u sed about wat Happen in Lagos U ppl if u dnt v wat to sey plz is beta 4 u 2 b silent

@Sadeeq

Was your hide and skin, gum arabic and useless peanuts seized from you and then taken over by a Federal Govt dominated by Christians? That is what happened to the Niger Delta.

Beware of Making a Pact with Muslims

Christians, especially Igbos should beware of this pact with Muslims in Kano. The Quaran commends Muslims to make pacts with unbelievers only when they need the help of the unbelievers towards an islamlc end. They should discard the pact immediately the Muslims have advantage over the other side.
Igbos I know are simple minded and will go into this pact with full honesty. Yorubas will act like their true self. In the end it is Igbos that will suffer the consequence of entering into this unholy pact.
Where we're the muslims in Kano when Muslims were misrulinh Nigeria and only southerners were protesting.
I am against subsidy removal but I will not be led into a blind pact meant only to achieve a Muslim end of making sure a Christian does not rule peacefully.
Dear Igbos, how many of these Kano Muslims have condemned the killing of ur kinsmen in Kano over the years or the recent Madalla massacre.
Please act wisely. GEJ must complete his tenure!!!

Big Target

Do you guys not see how it is that Boko Haram will take advantage of these huge gatherings to wipe out a large number of people just for the fear factor? If I were these protesters it would be best to stay away from large gatherings which present easy target for Boko Haram terrorists. This just isn't the right time for such gatherings-you make yourself a target.

Ndigbo, money and greed has finished you

Why are these Igbos so self-destructive and myopic? They keep crying and complaining that they want an Igbo presidency. The presidency will not be given to them on a platter of gold. Nigerians are suffering due to the bad policies of bro Jona. They are working hard through the current protests to help put a stop to bad government schemes. In all the parts of the countryt, minus the Igbo S-E, citizens are organizing themselves. That is democracy in action. yet, some greedy Igbos who worship money are sitting on their sorry asses and lazily expecting other Nigerians to fight so that they will enjoy. Fat chance. The Igbos will never smell the presidency with this their love of money and taking of bribes to support unpopular regimes.

moslim and christian signing pact

Fuel subsidy!!Who will suffer must?Good Luck for you,good luck for me and good luck for everybody. Gentle man keep sentiment or religion aside let us move our country foward.

GOD bless you my brother for

GOD bless you my brother for the suitable reply you gave that e-goat

Stop deceiving urself!!!

@Nweke. The most stupid fool is better up than someone who think he is wise when he is not.

It will be better for you to keep quite than to talk.

No Going Back

Government must not cave in to these listless protesters who do not know what they are protesting about. There should be no going back on the removal of this unconstutitional fuel subsidy.Fuel subsidy is not a right neither is subsidies for those performing pilgrimage a right.I support governmanet action in this instance.

we are not one

Forget about unity that doesn't exist. We are never one and we can never be one. Don't let us deceive ourselves, just wait and see

REF: NWEKE O.

Nweke, it seems you are out of your sense! Don't you reflect back to history of Nigerian economy? Is it not the northern wealth like peanuts, hide and skin, gum arabic, etc that were used to explore and drill the oil you are talking about? If you are satisfied with the deregulation as a person what about the poor majority of the country that surrounds you? Think of Nigerians and shun selfishness pls.

THERE WAS NO SUBSIDY IN

THERE WAS NO SUBSIDY IN NIGERIAN OIL MARKET PRICE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVWxjPVlncc&sns=fb

fooooooooooool

U CANT DEVIDE US U FOOOL.

Good for the niger deltans,i

Good for the niger deltans,i thought they will never complain about their own....when they voted for their own without any consideration.Pls stop interpreting ethnocentrism as politics as perceived by Tinibu.Good for you,who cares weather GEJ is for ijaws or niger deltans?Where is that paranoid Clark that u trusted now? Niger deltans will soon learn their lessons..Kudo GEJ.

Obviously, you are still

Obviously, you are still blinded by ethnicity. If you observe rightly, the issue of petroleum price affects everyone with no regard for your tribe. How then do you still chant the tribalism mantra? Understandably you voted for GEJ because he is a Southerner and probably, because he is a Christian. But you, and people of your ilk are forever ignorant of the fact that those factors have nothing to do with the purpose of his election - good governance. And so we all suffer the results of their bad judgement. Jonah means well? Sacrifice now? With extravagant lifestyle, N3m daily bread right? You must be kidding.

I am against subsidy removal in its entirety. Instead, Jonah, if he is thinking at all, ought to put in policies that will ensure its irrelevance by increasing our refining capacity and addressing headlong the deep-seated, hydra-headed oil industry corruption.

People like you are a shame for compatriots!

WHO OWN THE CORPORATIONS BENEFITING FROM THE SUBSIDY?

This is a time of Mourning for the South Easterners. We have not even finished the burial of our Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons, etc massacred in the North during the Xmas. We are still wondering why the rest of the so called Nigerians, Yoruba's and others decided to disrupt the funeral arrangements of our dear Leader Gen. Ikemba Emeka Ojukwu [Ezegburugburu Igbo nine] with demonstrations and strikes. This is sabotage. We request all Easterners to stay away from this Hausa Cabals/Yoruba ACN leaders hate monger campaign. The most important issue that concerns any Igbo man /woman now is the funeral arrangement for the burial of our leader and the shameful massacre of our people in the North. Wasn’t these current massacres and the previous ones engineered by the same northern cabals demonstrating against the subsidy today. WHO OWNS THE CORPORATIONS BENEFITING FROM THE SUBSIDY SEE THE LIST AND STATE OF ORIGINS........what a shame? NIGERIANS WAKE up!!!

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