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Zamfara Police rescue two Kidnapped Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi
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Zamfara Police rescue two Kidnapped Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi

Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued two kidnapped students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State. The two victims, a male and a female, were among the dozens of students kidnapped when armed bandits attacked the college last month. Briefing newsmen on Sunday, August 1, the State Police Commissioner, Husaini Rabiu said the two students were rescued in a bush in Babbar Doka Village of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. "On 31st July 2021, Police Tactical Operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace deployed to Dansadau area of Maru LGA for Anti - Banditry and Kidnapping Operations rescued one Maryam Abdulkarim, a 15 year old girl from wushishi LGA of Niger State and Faruk Buhari a 17 year old boy from Wara in Kebbi state a...
Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara
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Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara The Zamfara Police Command has neutralised a notorious bandit and rescued 11 kidnapped victims after a fierce gun duel. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, July 22, in Gusau, said the armed bandits blocked Gusau–Sokoto road at Dogon Karfe axis and abducted commuters. "Yesterday at about 1300hrs, large number of armed bandits blocked Gusau - Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis scaring commuters to scamper for safety. Police Tactical operatives on patrol along the road quickly mobilzed to the location," Shehu stated. "On arrival at the scene, they were heavily engaged in a gun duel by bandits who already abducted innocent commuters and wer...
Unknown Gunmen kill Army Major General along Lokoja-Abuja road
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Unknown Gunmen kill Army Major General along Lokoja-Abuja road

Armed bandits have killed Major General Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army. A statement released by the Nigerian Army this morning says Ahmed was murdered along the Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday, July 15. Family sources say he was returning from Okene when the gunmen opened fire on his car. A statement released by Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, says the deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites today July 16. It reads; ''With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army. The sad incident occurred when the senior officer's vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Loko...
Katsina youths acquire catapults to fight gun-wielding bandits
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Katsina youths acquire catapults to fight gun-wielding bandits

Members of Katsina State Peoples Democratic Party Social Media Organization have started sharpening their skills in the use of locally made catapults for self-defense against armed bandits. The exercise is tagged "Operation Catapult Shoot". According to the youths, the exercise is in response to Governor Aminu Ballo Masari’s directive that people of the State should defend themselves against bandits’ attacks. Recall that Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, during the inauguration of Katsina Joint Security Operations and Communication Control Centre, said it was ridiculous that people in the state are not defending themselves against bandits’ attack. He said, "Why should I sit in my village and be only making telephone calls without doing anything? "Every band...
Bandits Kill Seven in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Seven in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven people in the last 72 hours in Chikun, Kajuru and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State. It was also gathered that four of the 26 victims kidnapped by bandits at Ungwan Madaki in Kakau, Chikun LG, on June 18, 2021, were killed after their families failed to pay ranson. It was also learnt that after killing the four victims, the bandits informed the families to go and carry the bodies which they had dumped by the roadside at Tsohon Gaya. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Saturday, July 3, said the developments were reported to the state government by security agencies on Friday. According to him, bandits shot four people at the outskirts of Tsohon G...
Police, vigilantes kill bandits, capture 6 informants in Niger
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Police, vigilantes kill bandits, capture 6 informants in Niger

One week after the inauguration of the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC), the personnel and the Police have recorded victories. A combined raid in the Rafi Local Government Area led to the elimination of bandits, arrests of some others and recoveries of weapons. A security officer told PRNigeria that the joint operation rescued 11 abducted women, killed four armed bandits and arrested six of their informants. “In addition, we recovered 28 rustle cattle, 50 sheep and some motorcycles recovered from armed bandits at Kamfanin Sakaba in Rafi LGA”, the source said. The vigilante service was launched by the Niger government to curtail the activities of armed bandits and youth gangs. 161 members, ten Hilux vehicles and 20 motorcycles l were inaugurated as part of phase one of th...
Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara
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Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued four women who were kidnapped by armed bandits. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement in Gasau on Saturday, June 26, said the women were abducted three weeks ago in Bilbis village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.   "Following directives by the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, CP Hussaini Rabiu, the command deployed police tactical operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace” to the area with a mandate to rescue the kidnapped women hale and hearty," he stated.   "In compliance to the directives, on June 25, the operatives worked on credible intelligence that led to the successful rescue of the kidnapped victims. All the victims were medically treated at the hosp...
Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara
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Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued four women who were kidnapped by armed bandits. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement in Gasau on Saturday, June 26, said the women were abducted three weeks ago in Bilbis village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state. "Following directives by the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, CP Hussaini Rabiu, the command deployed police tactical operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace” to the area with a mandate to rescue the kidnapped women hale and hearty," he stated. "In compliance to the directives, on June 25, the operatives worked on credible intelligence that led to the successful rescue of the kidnapped victims. All the victims were medically treated at the hospital and later d...
Photo of Abducted Students of FGC Birnin Yauri and their Captors
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Photo of Abducted Students of FGC Birnin Yauri and their Captors

A photo of some abducted students of Federal Government College, Birnin, Yauri, a staff, and their captors have been released days after their abduction. The photo shows the victims kneeling while their abductors stood behind them holding guns and other weapons last Thursday, June 17. LIB had reported how armed bandits abducted an undisclosed number of staff and students of the school which is located in Kebbi State. PRNigeria reported that aside from the kidnap, the bandits shot security personnel during an exchange of gunfire. The heavily armed bandits, who came on motorcycles, reportedly entered the town from the neighbouring Rijau forest in Niger State.Photo of abducted students of FGC Birnin Yauri and their captors In a statement released on Sunday, Army spokesperso...
Bandits kill village head in Kaduna
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Bandits kill village head in Kaduna

Armed bandits have shot and killed Anja Mallam, the village head of Dogon Daji in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the bandits raided the residence of the village head on Saturday, June 19 and shot him at close range, resulting in his instant death. Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the village head. The Governor also sent condolences to the family of the deceased, and the entire community of Dogon Daji over the shocking and brutal killing. The commissioner further stated that investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state
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Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have allegedly killed a medical doctor identified as Precious Chinedu Emeka in Salka village, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State. It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about five invaded his clinic while he was on duty around 9:00pm on Wednesday evening, June 16, and whisked him away to an unknown destination. According to Nigerian Tribune, one of the gunmen who covered his face with a mask, had entered inside the clinic and demanded to see the doctor. A source from the locality in an interview on Friday in Minna said that Dr. Precious as he was fondly called was inside the compound which doubles as his clinic when the gunmen entered and took him away. "When they took the doctor away we reported the incident to the police an...
Bandits Demand N110m Ransom for Tegina Islamiyya Children
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Bandits Demand N110m Ransom for Tegina Islamiyya Children

The bandits who kidnapped over 100 children attending Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School have demanded N110m ransom for their release. On Sunday, May 30, armed bandits stormed the Islamic school in Tegina, in Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State, and abducted children attending Islamic lectures. 11 children who were too young and could not walk were later released. The school headmaster, Alhaji Abubakar Alhassan, said on Tuesday, June 1, that the abductors have now called to ask for N110m ransom. He added that the bandits made contact with the school on Monday, May 31, and threatened to kill the students if the ransom is not paid. Alhassan told reporters the bandits claimed to have 156 children in their custody. Alhassan said the State Government has insisted that it would n...
13 Killed and Police Station Burnt as bandits Attack Communities in Niger state
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13 Killed and Police Station Burnt as bandits Attack Communities in Niger state

Thirteen persons including a police officer have been killed after armed bandits attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state. According to a statement released by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, the attack left several people injured. The agency added that the bandits also attacked Unguwan Malam Bako in Kotonkoro district and abducted unconfirmed number of people. The state governor, Abubakar Bello, in a statement released on Sunday, May 30, described the state of insecurity as a “war situation.” “The situation has reached crisis level, in fact it’s a war situation that we have to confront without further delay” he said
Update: Imo police describe killers of ex-presidential aide Ahmed Gulak as bandits, say he left hotel without any security escort
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Update: Imo police describe killers of ex-presidential aide Ahmed Gulak as bandits, say he left hotel without any security escort

The Imo state police command has confirmed the murder of Ahmed Gulak, the former political adviser, to former President Goodluck Jonathan. According to a statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, Gulak who was a chieftain of the ruling APC, was killed this morning May 30 while on his way to catch a flight. On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight. Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular. He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregula...
All Remaining Students and non academic Staff have been Released by bandits – Greenfield University Counters police
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All Remaining Students and non academic Staff have been Released by bandits – Greenfield University Counters police

Management of Greenfield University has countered Kaduna police command's claim of three students of the institution still being in captivity after news of students and non-academic staff of the school being released yesterday. Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Mohammed Jalinge had said that three students were still in captivity. Muhammad Bashir, registrar of Greenfield University however confirmed the release of all remaining students of the institution in a statement released yesterday May 29. The statement read; “As you are aware that on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 armed bandits attacked Greenfield University and abducted 20 students and three non academic staff. “Five out of the abducted students and a male warden were grossly murdered by the bandits. “...
Photos from the Wedding of Emir of Kontagora’s Son Shortly before he was Killed by Bandits
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Photos from the Wedding of Emir of Kontagora’s Son Shortly before he was Killed by Bandits

Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the son of the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, reportedly got married shortly before he was killed by armed bandits.   LIB reported that the Webster University, St Louis, Missouri graduate and Sardauna of Kontagora, was killed on Thursday afternoon, May 20, when bandits invaded a farm belonging to his father at Masuge Village, along Kontagora-Rijau road. One Samaila Ibrahim had on May 8, 2021, shared photos from the wedding of the prince and his wife, wishing the couple a happy married life.  
Armed Bandits Attack Zamfara Community, Abduct two young men
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Armed Bandits Attack Zamfara Community, Abduct two young men

Armed bandits reportedly attacked a residence in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital and abducted two persons. Details of the incident are still sketchy but according to friends on Facebook, the gunmen stormed the home of one Alhaji Aliyu Moriki located in the Tsunami area of Gusau on Sunday, May 9 and whisked the victims away. The young men have been identified as Umar Aliyu and Isma'll Aliyu, believed to be related.  
Bandits kill Journalist, abduct Many Travellers in Katsina
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Bandits kill Journalist, abduct Many Travellers in Katsina

Armed bandits have killed a journalist, Ibrahim Hamisu Dankabo, during a kidnap operation in Jibia Local Government of Katsina State. It was gathered that the armed bandits also abducted many travellers in the area A community leader in the area, Gide Suleiman, told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Dankabo, a cameraman attached to the Information Unit of Jibia Local Government, was shot dead on Monday, May 3, in Kukar-Babangida area of Jibia when he responded to a distress call from a female neighbour during a kidnap incident. The kidnappers later went away with the woman who is the mother of a traditional title holder in Niger Republic, the source added. Meanwhile, other residents said the attackers also abducted many travellers on the Katsina-Jibia road, most of whom are residents o...
“My Brother Didn’t Die as a Coward” – Man Mourns Volunteer Killed by Bandits During Rescue of Kidnapped Victims in Kaduna
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“My Brother Didn’t Die as a Coward” – Man Mourns Volunteer Killed by Bandits During Rescue of Kidnapped Victims in Kaduna

LIB reported that troops rescued the victims from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of the state after a fierce gun duel. The 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, were kidnapped when they went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area. It was gathered that the two deceased volunteers, Ezekiel Iliya and Nasara Yohanna, had gone to rescue the kidnapped victims before the arrival of troops. "After the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their arrival," said Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs. Facebook user, Mengu Mengu took to the social media platform on Wednesday, May 5, to mourn Ezekiel Iliya. "Just in today's att...
Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack
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Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack

Dr. Zakariya Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health was killed when armed bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of the state. LIB reported that the heavily armed gunmen stormed the church stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said four other worshippers were abducted in the attack. Also confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige said one Shehu Haruna was injured in the attack. "Preliminary investigation conducted so far revealed that, four persons are m...
Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose
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Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described as appalling, the present situation of Nigeria, where the Presidency has become the employer and defender of Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits. The former governor, who also called on Nigerians to restrict their movements to avoid falling victims of terrorists, who have taken over the entire country, expressed concern that nowhere is safe in the country. Fayose said in a statement on Sunday, by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, that the issue of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has further exposed the government’s hypocrisy and complicity, adding that “it is saddening and worrisome that spokesmen of the president were the ones going from one media house to another to defend someone who openl...
Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity
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Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity

Three of the students kidnapped from Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been killed by their abductors. LIB reported that armed bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday night, April 20, shooting sporadically before whisking unspecified number of students away. The abductors later contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800 million. Read Here In a statement on Friday, April 22, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university. "In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield Un...
Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed a young man identified as Francis Jonathan Ayuba, five days to his wedding in Kaduna state. The deceased was set to tie the knot with his his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Francis was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Monday, April 12. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack, said three other persons persons including a toddler, Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son Philip Dauda, were also killed in the attack. He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack. "Security patrols mobilized to the area, repelled the assailants, w...
Konshisha Crisis: Ortom Apologizes To Families Of Slain Soldiers
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Konshisha Crisis: Ortom Apologizes To Families Of Slain Soldiers

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has apologized to the bereaved families of the 12 soldiers who were ambushed and killed about a week ago by armed bandits at Bonta community in Konshisha Local Government Area, LGA, of the state. The Governor also condoled President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff and the leadership of the armed forces in the country over the murder of the military personnel in the state. Speaking Monday at the funeral of the personnel at the Wurukum Military Cemetery in Makurdi the Governor who condemned the murder and described it as unfortunate promised to collaborate with the military to apprehend the masterminds of the dastardly act. “I condole Mr President who is the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces, the Chief of Army Staff and indeed ...
Bandits reportedly kill Eight in Katsina Communities
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Bandits reportedly kill Eight in Katsina Communities

Armed bandits have reportedly killed eight persons in two communities in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that bandits attacked Sabon Bilbis community on Friday morning, April 9 and killed four youths. PUNCH reported that bandits also stormed Yar Marafa Village, in Yar Malami ward on Saturday night, April 10, and started shooting sporadically, killing four persons. It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the village when residents were about to retire to bed in the night. Residents gave the names of the victims as Alhaji Lawal Damfuge, Samaila Namoali, Musdafa Senior and Ado Lafate. Although details surrounding the attack in Bilbis community were still sketchy, two residents, Umar Lawal and Alh Murtala Ibrahim posted photos of the four yo...
We Want To Severe Links With Arewa — Middle Belt Forum
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We Want To Severe Links With Arewa — Middle Belt Forum

The Middle Belt Forum on Sunday faulted the recent attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State by alleged Fulani armed bandits, describing it as “a declaration of war.” The organization stressed that such assault was aimed at overwhelming “the Governor and the entire democratic structure in that state which is a coup d’état.” The MBF affirmed that the “indigenous peoples of the Niger Area and Benue Valley hereby give notice that it is no longer comfortable in the unhappy marriage for the convenience of the Arewa and is ready and prepared to forge ahead as an entity of its own or in alliance with other groups/regions who are prepared to cast off the chains of Fulani hegemony.” This was contained in a communique signed by the National President of the MBF, Dr. Pogu Bitrus and...
There are 30,000 Armed Bandits in Zamfara and Five Other Northern States – Governor Matawalle
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There are 30,000 Armed Bandits in Zamfara and Five Other Northern States – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has disclosed that there are 30,000 armed bandits in Zamfara and five other northern states. Speaking through the newly appointed State Commissioner for information Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara at a news briefing in Kaduna on Friday April 2, Matawalle said there are over 100 bandits camps in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna and Niger, and each camp has no fewer than 300 members. The Governor who noted that the Federal Government does not have adequate troops to fight the bandits across the region, revealed that there are less than 6000 troops operating across North-West states.
Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna
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Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna

Eight people have been killed and four injured by armed bandits in separate attacks in communities across Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 31, said armed bandits shot at a vehicle in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun local government area, which then somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured. Those who lost their lives in the crash are Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu. The injured are, Zainab Alhaji Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani and Ushe Sani. One of the victims In another incident, armed ban...
Bandits Kill Traditional Ruler and Two Others in Fresh Attack on Sokoto Community
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Bandits Kill Traditional Ruler and Two Others in Fresh Attack on Sokoto Community

Suspected armed bandits have attacked Tunga community in Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing the village head and two others. According to reports, the armed bandits stormed the village on Wednesday evening March 24, shooting sporadically into the air.  The village head was reportedly shot dead after he refused to follow the bandits who wanted to kidnap him. The attack comes few days after gunmen attacked Amarawa community, also in Illela LGA, killing at least 10 persons. Sokoto, like many other states across the North, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.
Armed bandits kill two Poly staff in Zamfara
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Armed bandits kill two Poly staff in Zamfara

Armed bandits have killed two staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Usama Nazifi and Bashiru Muhammad. It was gathered that Nazifi, 37, and Muhammad, 39, were shot dead by the gunmen who stormed at a low-cost area of Kaura Namoda in the early hours of Wednesday, March 24. According to Nazifi's brother, who spoke journalists, the bandits invaded the deceased's residence at around 2:30 am and asked him to open his door but he shouted and called for help. "When my brother realised that the unknown gunmen invaded his house, he raised alarm shouting for help from his neighbours, and after asking his family to go back inside the house, he went straight to the main gate of the house to know what was exactly happened but unfortunately, the gunmen opened fire...
Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna
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Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna

Armed bandits have assassinated a Fulani community leader in Doka, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Musa, popularly known as Alhaji Maijama'a. The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday March 21, said that late Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family on Sunday, March 21. Aruwan said that the deceased worked closely with with other community leaders towards the success of peace building efforts in Doka area of Kajuru. "He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama'a and hacked him to...
Man Killed as Armed Bandits Attack Motorists on Kaduna highway
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Man Killed as Armed Bandits Attack Motorists on Kaduna highway

Armed bandits on Saturday, attacked motorists on Udawa-Birnin Gwari Road in Chikun Local government area of Kaduna State, killing one driver. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, said the bandits opened fire on motorists on Saturday, March 20, and killed a driver identified as Danladi Maisamari Udawa. In another incident, a 30-year-old herder, Yakubu Aruwa was also killed while grazing his cattle between Gora and Ungwan Pa area Zangon Kataf LGA. According to Aruwan, the victim was grazing with another herder, one Muhammadu Sani, who escaped the assailants, while Yakubu Aruwa was overpowered. The carcasses of three cows were recovered, with another three reported missing. Furthermore, troop...
Armed Bandit Invade Zamfara Market, kill one, raze stalls
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Armed Bandit Invade Zamfara Market, kill one, raze stalls

Armed bandits, on Thursday March 18, invaded a market in Yar’ Tasha community, Dansadau district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, razed stalls, killed at least one person and injured many others. It was gathered that the armed men stormed the market on motorcycles and opened fired on traders. The market holds every Thursday with livestock and grains as main commodities. A resident of the community, identified as Alhaji Umaru Yar’ Tasha, told Daily Trust that the bandits stormed the market around 2 pm and began to fire shots at the traders mostly dealing in livestock and grains. "The whole market and the adjacent community were thrown into pandemonium. Traders were running to different directions for safety. Many of the scampering traders were badly injured. ...
Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits
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Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralized two bandits at "Five-Thirty" village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, said the armed bandits attempted to kidnap four women from the village. The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the area to engage the bandits. Following a gunfight, the bandits abandoned the captives who were then able to escape. After the skirmish, the corpses of two bandits were recovered, with the others having escaped with possible gunshot wounds. One soldier sustained a bullet injury to the face during the exchange, and is recuperating in hospital. Aruwan said Governor Nasi...
Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks
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Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks

Armed bandits have killed seven people, injured many and set houses ablaze in series of attacks in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, March 11, said that the armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation and killed four residents. The residents killed are listed as Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu, Yusha'u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab. Two others, Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital. In the course of the raid, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibr...
Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue
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Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue

. A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen in Tse Harga community of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State, in the early hours of Thursday March 11. The gunmen who are suspected to be loyalists of the slain criminal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as ‘Gana’, stormed the rural area at about 4:00 am, shot sporadically and also set several buildings including a police station and police pick-up van on fire. Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) however quelled the attack in collaboration with the Police. They reportedly killed one of the suspected bandits in a swift counter-response. Council Chairman of Katsina-Ala, Alfred Atera who spoke to Daily Trust confirmed the attack and also disclosed that one policeman was killed in the attack while the police station...
Insecurity: Sani Bello To Equip Vigilante Groups With Pump-Action Guns
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Insecurity: Sani Bello To Equip Vigilante Groups With Pump-Action Guns

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has revealed that vigilante groups in the state will be equipped with pump action guns to fight back at armed Bandits terrorizing the state. Bello made the disclosure during a meeting with over 200 vigilantes at Kasuwan Garba in Mariga Local Government Area of the state as part of his moral boosting visits to vigilante groups across the state. The vigilantes had told the governor that lack of modern weapons is one of the greatest challenges in their fight against the armed bandits. According to them, the bandits are heavily equipped with modern and sophisticated weapons. Responding, the governor stated that henceforth, all vigilantes in the state will be provided with automatic pump action to assist them fight back. He ...
Armed Bandits Kill Six in Kaduna
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Armed Bandits Kill Six in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed six people in Igabi and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement issued on Tuesday March 2, said armed bandits barricaded the Birnin Yero-Tami road, Igabi and killed one Hussaini Suleiman Dari. One Dahiru Saidu was left injured and is receiving treatment in a hospital. At Gwada village, Igabi local government area, an attack by gunmen left two persons, Yahuza Sale and Garba Sule, dead. In another incident, armed bandits invaded Ungwan Kure, and killed two residents, Mohammed Sani Suleiman and Yahuza Sale. Similarly, armed bandits attacked Amawan Dadi Rugan Jauru settlements in Kauru local government area. One resident known simply as "Likita" was shot ...
Armed bandits kill 10 in Sokoto village, abduct wealthy businessman
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Armed bandits kill 10 in Sokoto village, abduct wealthy businessman

Armed bandits attacked Amarawa village in Ilela local government area of Sokoto state on Monday, March 1 and killed ten persons while others sustained injuries.   It was gathered that the gunmen, who stormed the village on motorbikes, kidnapped a wealthy businessman but the villagers tried to free him.   According to BBC Hausa report, the gunmen had warned the locals to stay away but they refused and attempted to free the man.   The attackers overpowered the locals, killing many including one man identified as Rabiu Mika Ilu before whisking the businessman away.   One of the locals killed in the attack The police in Sokoto had confirmed the attack but told the BBC Hausa they could not give details as investigation is ongoing.  ...
Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna
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Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven persons including a Catholic lector in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Sunday February 28, said bandits attacked Kajinjiri village in Igabi and killed two residents identified as Ibrahim Rabi'u and Abdulrahman Mohammad. One person, Kamal Murtala, sustained gunshot injuries, and is receiving treatment at a nearby facility. Similarly, in Rago village also of Igabi local government area, bandits killed two locals identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Iro and Muhammadu Rabiu. In a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station, Kajuru local government area and killed three residents identified as Michael Sh...
Residents Flee as Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill Four
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Residents Flee as Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill Four

Some communities in the eastern part of Sokoto state are deserted after armed bandits killed four persons and rustled several livestock. Colonel Garba Moyi (Rtd), the state Commissioner for Carrier and Security Matters, who  confirmed the attacks, said three persons were killed at Bargaja village in Isa local government area while one was killed in a community under Sabon Birni local government. It was gathered that the armed bandits invaded Bargaja around 2pm on Thursday, shooting sporadically. A resident, who spoke to Daily Trust said six persons were shot in the village, but only three died while the remaining three are currently receiving treatment in the hospitals. A resident of Isa who identified himself as Surajo said that inhabitants of Bargaja, Tozai, Turba and Dan...
Bandits Raze Catholic Church in Kaduna
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Bandits Raze Catholic Church in Kaduna

Armed bandits have razed the building of the Holy Family Catholic Church and two homes in Kikwari village, Kajuru Local Government Area. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday February 21, said locals fled the area on receiving information that some bandits were sighted outside the village. "On getting to the location, the armed bandits set ablaze the place of worship and the two houses," the commissioner stated. Receiving the report, Governor El-Rufai commisserated with the community, and condemned the setting ablaze of the place of worship and two houses by armed bandits. The Governor empathized with the church and assured them that the government under his watch would continue to work h...
Security Agents Foil Kidnap Attempt in Kogi, Arrest Armed Bandit
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Security Agents Foil Kidnap Attempt in Kogi, Arrest Armed Bandit

Security agents in Kogi State have arrested one of the armed bandits terrorising Yagba West local government council of Kogi state. It was gathered that the six-man gang attacked people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West and atempted to abduct them when they were engaged in gun duel by the security agents. Mr Toba Abraham, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area Council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, who confirmed the incident on Friday February 19, said the kidnap attempt was foiled by the ‘Special Security Taskforce’ set up by the chairman. According to Abraham, luck ran against the gang of notorious armed bandits while attempting to kidnap some people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West when one of the victims who escaped to ...
Kagara: All Abducted Students and Staff Have Been Released – Deji Adesogan
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Kagara: All Abducted Students and Staff Have Been Released – Deji Adesogan

The students of GSSS Kagara and others earlier kidnapped by armed bandits have been released. Full details coming soon. #FreeKagaraBoys #SecureNorth BREAKING GOOD NEWS The students of GSSS Kagara and others earlier kidnapped by armed bandits have been released. Full details coming soon. #FreeKagaraBoys #SecureNorth — UNCLE DEJI (@DejiAdesogan) February 19, 2021
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding
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Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding

Armed bandits have killed a Nigerian Air Force personnel, Abubakar, three weeks to his wedding. Late Abubakar WAS among the NAF personnel killed during a gun duel with armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari on Saturday, February 13. According to reports posted on Facebook by his family, the gallant officer was set to get married in three weeks time and had shared his prewedding photos. He was buried in his hometown in Ungwan Dosa, Kaduna North, Kaduna State at 4:pm on Sunday, February 14. It will be recalled that troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a state...
Nigerian Air Force Personnel Killed in Gun Duel with Armed Bandits in Kaduna
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Nigerian Air Force Personnel Killed in Gun Duel with Armed Bandits in Kaduna

  Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday February 13, foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said some NAF personnel were killed during the operation while a few others sustained varying degrees of injuries. "Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment today, 13 February 2021, foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State," the statement reads. "The gallant troops were able to fight their way through the ambush killing dozens of bandits in the process. Unfortunately, some NAF personnel paid the supreme pr...
Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara
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Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara

Armed bandits have reportedly killed 37 persons in a village in Zamfara state.   According to a tweet by Kano based lawyer, Bulma Bukarti, the BBC reported that the survivors of the attack said the bandits operated for 8 hours, slaughtering their victims.   His tweet reads ''BBC Hausa reports that on Monday bandits killed 37 people in a Zamfara village. Survivors said they operated from 5am-1pm slaughtering their victims. They then looted shops & torched the village. On Tuesday, they went back & looted four neighbouring villages and burnt them down.''
Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna
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Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH have neutralized two armed bandits while many others fled with gunshot wounds at the border between Katsina and Kaduna states. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General, John Eneche. The statement noted that the bandits met their waterloo during blocking operations conducted by troops of Operation Whirl Punch under Operation ACCORD against interstate movement of bandits and cattle rustlers. <img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-wid...

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