The Big 5: 12 reportedly killed in Shiites protest as IGP Adamu meets Buhari; Kano sets up committee to reform Almajiri system of education | Other top stories

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12 reportedly killed in Shiites protest as IGP Adamu meets Buhari

A Shiite protest that turned violent on Monday was the major issue of discussion at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. At least 12 people, including a police officer, were reported killed and several injured when the protesters clashed with security officers.

Amnesty asks FG probe killings during Shiites protest

Amnesty International says the shootings of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shi’ites, by the police must be investigated. On Monday, IMN members protested the continued detention of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader. During the protest, the group clashed with the security agents, leading to the reported killing of 17 IMN members.

S’West governors to review security architecture 

South West governors, on Monday, pledged that a new security architecture for the zone would address the security challenges in the region.

We have not barred banks from investing in treasury bills – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has not barred commercial banks in the country from investing in treasury bills. At its May meeting, the monetary policy committee of the bank had agreed that it would release a regulatory framework that would limit the access of banks to bonds and treasury bills.

Kano sets up committee to reform Almajiri system of education

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has constituted a technical committee to remodel the almajiri system of education in the state aimed at arresting the menace of children roaming the streets and begging.

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