Human Security Research Centre Ghana (HSRCGh)

Human Security News From Around The World – 28/06/2021

Gunmen abduct another Ekiti traditional ruler

Armed men have abducted another traditional ruler in Ekiti, Benjamin Oso, the Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East Local Government Area. A source told journalists on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, that the traditional ruler was returning from the farm with his wife on Friday when he was abducted but his wife was spared.

Ekiti State: Polytechnic Students Kidnap Colleague, Collect N2.2m Ransom Read more:

Some students have been arrested after they participated in the kidnap of one of their colleagues in school The criminals were arrested over the kidnap of Akiode Akinyemi, a student of a private university in the state

Instability in the Sahel: how a jihadi gold rush is fuelling violence in Africa

On the side of a rural highway leading south from the city of Kaya in central Burkina Faso, Boureima Ouedraogo mixes gold ore slurry with soapy water in a rusted oil drum, then pours it down a crude metal sluice into a shallow pit. He plies a small mine just over a stubby plateau nearby with a dozen other men, some of whom are mixing clean ore with toxic mercury in blue plastic tubs. 

Don’t allow violent extremist find breeding ground in your communities – Group tells Community leaders, others

KANO – Worried by the needless conflicts or violence in the country, a non-governmental organization, Africa Initiative for Peace Building Advocacy and Advancement, AFRIPEACE have called on community leaders and organizations not to allow violent extremist to find a breeding ground in their communities in order to avoid reoccurrence of conflict.

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