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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province, on Monday, erupted, gushing a 7,500-metre high cloud of ash and smoke into the air, officials said.
Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people this year in a crackdown on petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, which are due to start this weekend, a human rights group said on Friday.
"Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
A family of six, including two young girls, were responsible for Islamic State-claimed suicide attacks that killed at least 11 and injured dozens during Sunday church services in Indonesia, national police chief Tito Karnavian said.
An Indonesian court has sentenced a former speaker of parliament to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170m of public funds, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant corruption.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
The plan of both the Federal and State Governments to investigate police brutality and prosecute erring police officers, create new State-based Security and Human Rights Committees, as well as providing compensation to victims of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units, would be a game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has confirmed an attempted attack on the medium security custodial centre in Abakaliki by protesters on Tuesday.
Palpable tension now hovers around Lagos State metropolis as suspected members of various secret cult gangs and thugs are said to have hijacked the ongoing #EndSARS protests to unleash terror in various communities in the state.
A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the attacks launched against protesters, demanding an end to police brutality and all related abuses nationwide.
The Muslim Rights Concern has appealed for calm following the escalation of violence in the #EndSARS protest.