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It's only by God's grace that Nigeria is still living together - Buhari Cries Out

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday in Daura, Katsina State, that Nigeria is still together solely by God's grace. When Buhari paid a visit to the Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Faruk Umar, in his palace, he said this. Despite divisions that led to a 30-month civil war, he claimed that God's favor had kept Nigeria together as a country. “We want to thank God always for keeping us together as a country. From January 15, 1966, the country was thrown into political crisis. We had a 30-month civil war that resulted in the loss of about a million lives,” Buhari, who is at his hometown to mark the Eid-el-Kabir, told the Emir. “We still thank God for keeping us together. We remain grateful to all those who showed interest in our unity and progress. May God continue to bless them,” he added.

BREAKING: Police Arrest Teenager Who Killed Two Suspected Bandits in Katsina

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The police in Katsina have arrested a 13-year-old boy, Abdulkarim Mati, for killing two men suspected to be bandits.   The police said the suspect, Mati was once an errand boy to a bandit leader, Ardo Nashaware, who resides in Birnin Magaji forest, Zamfara State, Punch reports. He was said to have fled the forest where he allegedly committed the act. According to the spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, officers recently arrested Mati from where he ran to after he escaped from the forest.   Isah said the suspect confessed that he was taken away from his parents under the guise that he would assist in rearing cows for his masters, adding that instead, he was taught how to operate AK-47 rifles and serve as a guard for kidnap victims.   “The boy, who demonstrated skills in handling AK-47, also confessed to have been bullied by some elderly bandits, who provoked him, and as a result, picked an AK-47 rifle and shot dead two of the eld