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Bandits Kidnap 18, Kill One Along Kaduna Birnin Gwari Road
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Bandits Kidnap 18, Kill One Along Kaduna Birnin Gwari Road

Bandits have stormed a village in Kaduna state kidnapping at least 18 persons. It was gathered that one of the villagers was killed during the attack that took place at Angwar Zalla Udawa under Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State . According to a report by Daily Post, the bandits stormed a village along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway on Sunday morning and snatched the victims, shooting one person dead. A youth leader in the area, Mallam Hamisu, said they were taken unawares by the bandits. He said the bandits stormed the village and started shooting. ”As people ran for safety, one of the residents was shot dead immediately and those who were unable to run were taken away by the bandits,” he disclosed. He said married women, adults and young ladies were among those a...
48 traders rescued after they were abducted by bandits in Kaduna
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48 traders rescued after they were abducted by bandits in Kaduna

The police in Kaduna state have rescued forty-eight traders who were almost abducted by bandits while traveling along the Birnin Gwari to Kaduna express way on Wednesday, December 22. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said at about 9.30, a team of Policemen while escorting a convoy of traders from Udawa village in Chikun LGA along Birnin Gwari to Kaduna came under heavy gunshots by armed bandits which led to the kidnap of a score of persons. However, the escort team reinforced themselves and engaged the bandits in a tactical pursuit in order not to harm the victims. Jalige said the approach exhibited by the Officers forced the bandits to retreat, abandoning their victims and scampering with bloody gunshot wounds. He mentioned t...
Kaduna government appoints visitation panels for 3 state-owned tertiary institutiions
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Kaduna government appoints visitation panels for 3 state-owned tertiary institutiions

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointments of members of the visitation panels for Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, the College of Education, Gidan Waya and the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication). He said the appointments would be for a period of eight weeks, with effect from the date the respective panels commenced sitting. According to him, the visitation panel for Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic has the following members: Professor Idris Isa Funtua (Chairman), Dr. Paul Abiyong Aba, Professor Kabir Isa Dandago, Yakubu Aliyu, Muhammad Musa Salihi Professor Zainab Dabo, Professor Yahaya Ibrahim Makarfi Mallam Haruna Uwais ...
Kaduna: We are determined to end Zangon Kataf crisis – Peace Commission
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Kaduna: We are determined to end Zangon Kataf crisis – Peace Commission

Kaduna State Peace Commission says it is working round the clock to bring to an end killings and destruction of properties in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area and other parts of the State. “We are very optimistic that we will be able to come over and find a way of strengthening community coexistence in such a way that we will significantly change the dynamics in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area from inter community violence to dealing with activities of criminal groups. “With the cooperation we are receiving from the security agencies and other stakeholders, we believe that we will come to an end as soon as possible,” Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission explained. Briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday on the act...
Bandits demand N99m ransom for 61 Emmanuel Baptist worshippers in Kaduna
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Bandits demand N99m ransom for 61 Emmanuel Baptist worshippers in Kaduna

The abductors of 66 worshippers at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have asked for N99 million as ransom to release the 61 persons still in captivity. The abductors had shot five of their victims, killing three and injuring two others. The Kaduna State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. John Hayab, on Friday confirmed to newsmen that the kidnappers of the 66 worshippers of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, were demanding N99m ransom. He also confirmed that two of the abductees of the Church were killed on the spot, one other was later shot dead while two were injured and hospitalised. Rev. Hayab said aside from the 66 persons kidnapped from the...
Three boys arrested for allegedly stealing sacks of grain in Kaduna
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Three boys arrested for allegedly stealing sacks of grain in Kaduna

Three boys have been arrested for allegedly stealing sacks of grain in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State.   Kaduna State Vigilante Service in Ikara shared photos of the suspects via Facebook on Thursday, November 18. "Hausa people said thousand days are for the thief" the post read.  
Reps tells Army to issue certificates to 15 dismissed NDA cadets
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Reps tells Army to issue certificates to 15 dismissed NDA cadets

The Nigerian army has been asked by the House of Representatives Committee on Defence, to issue certificates to 15 cadets of the Nigerian Defense Academy, Afaka, Kaduna State, who were dismissed for alleged infractions. The appeal was made on Wednesday November 10, by Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson (APC, Lagos) when the Nigerian Defence Academy appeared for the defence of its 2022 budget. Benson said the certificates will help them pursue other endeavours outside the military. He said; “The cadets were dismissed based on infractions; we’re appealing that they should be given their certificates so that they can pursue other endeavours outside the military. “Withdrawing their certificates in its entirety makes them vulnerable." The 15 dismissed cad...
Release Luka Biniyat immediately – HURIWA tells police
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Release Luka Biniyat immediately – HURIWA tells police

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Kaduna State Police Command to release the National publicity secretary of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union Mr. Luka Biniyat, immediately. HURIWA said the reported detention for over five days of Biniyat on the alleged order of the State Commissioner for internal security on the accusation of defamation, amounted to an abuse of power. Recall that the Kaduna State commissioner for internal security Mr. Samuel Aruwan had on Sunday alluded to his role in the detention of Biniyat in a briefing he gave to journalists in Kaduna. Reacting to the development, HURIWA, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, faulted the reso...
25-Year-Old Suleiman Mohammed Emerges PDP National Youth Leader
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25-Year-Old Suleiman Mohammed Emerges PDP National Youth Leader

Prince Mohammed Kadade Suleiman, a 25-year-old man, has emerged as the National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daily Post reports. Suleiman, who hails from Kaduna State, NorthWest geopolitical zone of Nigeria, emerged through consensus on Saturday during the just concluded National Convention of the party in Abuja. The convention, which was concluded on Sunday morning, had a former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu elected as the national chairman of the party. While Umar Damagum emerged Deputy National Chairman (North), Taofeek Arapaja was elected Deputy National Chairman (South).
Police rescue six kidnap victims in Kaduna
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Police rescue six kidnap victims in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State says it has rescued six kidnap victims, along Barde/Keffi Road in Kafanchan Local Government Area (LGA), of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday in Kaduna, NAN reports. Jalige said that operatives of the command, on receipt of the report of a kidnap incident trailed and caught up with the bandits in the forest. He said the operatives engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, forcing them to abandon their victims and scampered into the forest with bullet wounds. He said six of the kidnapped victims were successfully rescued unhurt. According to him, the victims had been debriefed and subsequently reunited with their respective families. “Concerted efforts are on ...
Kaduna govt begins enforcement of motorcycle ban, tricycle restriction
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Kaduna govt begins enforcement of motorcycle ban, tricycle restriction

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday began the enforcement of the ban on motorcycles and restrictions of tricycles from 6 am to 7 pm. Recall that the state government had banned the use of motorcycles for commercial purposes, or riding to work, and also placed restrictions on tricycles. Tricycles will only be allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm. The government said the order which takes effect from September 30, 2021, was to curtail the activities of bandits. The enforcement on the ban of motorcycles for transportation or commercial purposes applies to everyone, including law enforcement agents who ride their motorcycles to their various places of work. Many workers, businessmen, and women, including law enforcement agents; police, NSCDC, immigration, Nigeria Correcti...
Independence Day: Nigerians must come together to promote love, peace – Kaduna PDP chieftain
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Independence Day: Nigerians must come together to promote love, peace – Kaduna PDP chieftain

A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Kaduna State, Alhaji Mohammed Danjuma, on Friday called on Nigerians to forget their differences in religion, tribe and ethnicity, come together and plan for the well-being of the country. Danjuma, who served as Kagarko Local Government chairman in 2015, and member, Kaduna State House of Assembly in 2018 under the PDP, noted that it’s only when people agreed to come together as one body, would there be progress, love and unity. In a statement he signed on Friday on the occasion of Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day anniversary, he congratulated Nigerians for passing through the storms, alive and attaining the Golden age of 61. “I must congratulate Nigerians for painstaking since independence. Since Nigeria got their independence in 1960,...
Northern Govs never opposed power shift to the South- Gov El-Rufai
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Northern Govs never opposed power shift to the South- Gov El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has clarified the position of the Northern governors over the power shift controversy, saying his colleagues in the north never opposed the presidency going to the South in 2023, but were only against the language used by their Southern colleagues.   The Northern Governors Forum, in a communiqué read by their chairman and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, after their emergency meeting on Monday, September 27, had said   “The Forum observed that some northern states governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the south to promote unity and peace in the nation. Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governor’s Forum that ...
Only Buni knows why Fani-Kayode was allowed into APC – El-Rufai
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Only Buni knows why Fani-Kayode was allowed into APC – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has stated his position on the defection of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to the All Progressives Congress, APC. El-Rufai said only APC leaders who brought Fani-Kayode back into the party could explain why they allowed him. He stated his position while responding to journalists who asked for his response on Fani-Kayode’s defection at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday. According to El-Rufai: “I don’t comment on the decisions and actions of the leaders of the party. They have the job of running the party and they have to make the judgment on who to bring into the party. “And you know politics is a game of addition. So you want to add and add. And they have taken that decision. But I don’t comment on that because ...
My husband beats me for eating too much – Divorce-seeking woman tells court
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My husband beats me for eating too much – Divorce-seeking woman tells court

A 23-year-old woman, Firdausi Suleiman, on Monday dragged her husband, Haruna Haruna, before a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, seeking divorce on grounds that he beats her and says she eats too much. In her petition, Suleiman, who lives in Rigasa in Kaduna, also told the court that her husband, Haruna, locks up the kitchen in the night. ”In our seven years of marriage, I have not spent a complete year without him sending me back to my parent’s house. “I was forced into marrying Haruna when I was 16 by my father. ”He banned me from receiving visitors in our marital house. He also beats me. ”When I got fed up, my parents got to know about what I have going through and reported the matter to his mother, His mother told me that he was possessed by an evil spi...
Bandits abduct two teenagers in Kaduna community
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Bandits abduct two teenagers in Kaduna community

Armed bandits have abducted two brothers in Rigachikun community of Igabi Local Government Ares of Kaduna State. The incident happened around 12:45 am on Thursday at Tsallaken Dogo area of the community. It was gathered that the bandits shot sporadically to scare residents away before fleeing the community. A resident of the area, Mohammed Awalu said the incident shocked the community because the victims were teenagers. ”They were teenagers and we are all worried because the two brothers were whisked away and we have not heard from them,” he said. He said the last time bandits attacked the community was a year ago. Contacted State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed said he was in a meeting but will find out the details of the incident.
Air strikes kill bandits in Kaduna
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Air strikes kill bandits in Kaduna

Identified bandits’ hideouts in Kaduna State have been destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). A logistic facility and camp used by the outlaws hiding at Kawara Forest in Igabi Local Government Area of the state were struck. Scores of them died after an attack aircraft dispatched for reconnaissance mission exposed their location. The ISR platform discovered a large gathering of men dressed in black clothes with rustled cattle around Kawara village. A military source told PRNigeria that on sighting the air component, the bandits ran and hid in between cows. After clustering at a water crossing point, they were struck in successive passes by the aircraft. Those who tried to scamper for safety were neutralized, the officer revealed. “A reverse trail back to t...
Kaduna LG polls: APC loses to PDP in Governor El-Rufai’s polling unit
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Kaduna LG polls: APC loses to PDP in Governor El-Rufai’s polling unit

The All Progressives Congress has lost to the PDP in Kaduna State Governor’s polling unit. The PDP won by 24 votes in Governor El Rufai’s polling unit, 01, in Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state. Announcing the results at the end of the voting, Presiding Officer, Muhammad Sani, said the APC had 62 votes while PDP polled 86 votes. He said the total number of votes cast was 159 for the chairmanship position. The PDP was also ahead of the ruling APC by 100 votes against 53 for the Councilorship position. Before the election on Saturday, the governor had expressed confidence in the voting process, saying the outcome should be acceptable by all the parties in the election as it was nearly impossible to rig it. KAD-SIECOM, before Local Government elect...
Bethel Baptist Students: Parents Raise Alarm Over Fate Of 80 Victims Still In Captivity
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Bethel Baptist Students: Parents Raise Alarm Over Fate Of 80 Victims Still In Captivity

Daily Post reports that the many parents of the abducted Bethel Baptist High school, Kaduna are confused and helpless on the continued captivity of their children in the hands of their abductors. Recall that in the early hours of Monday. 5th July, 2021, bandits stormed Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna and abducted 121 students of the school. Some students of the school have regained their freedom while others ran away and another set, freed on health ground. DAILY POST reliably gathered that at least, 80 students are still in the hands of their abductors, while about N60 million has been spent as ransom by parents in getting the release of some of the students. However, the state chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. John Joseph Hayab, in an intervie...
Southern Kaduna Youths Protest Killings, Kidnappings, Say ‘El-Rufai Is Sleeping
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Southern Kaduna Youths Protest Killings, Kidnappings, Say ‘El-Rufai Is Sleeping

insecurity in Kaduna has become unbearable, the youths carried placards with different inscriptions emblazoned on them. One of the youths Jane Thomas-Rogers during a protest about the killings in Kaduna on Saturday According to The PUNCH, many youths from the southern part of Kaduna state, who are tired and frustrated with the spate of killings and kidnappings in the State, on Saturday morning, protest the worsening security under the watch of the governor and chief security officer of the state, Nasir el-Rufai. According to the youths, who gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, under the aegis of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, the insecurity in the North-West state was becoming alarming. The youths, therefore, demanded that the security forces, as well as government at...
Kaduna Speaker mourns Bala Bantex
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Kaduna Speaker mourns Bala Bantex

The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, has described the death of the immediate former deputy governor of Kaduna state, Arc. Bala Barnabas Bantex as devastating. He said he received the news of the death of the former deputy governor of the state with great shock, describing his demise as so sad. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, Alhaji Zailani described late Bala Barnabas Bantex as an astute politician, peace maker and bridge builder. The Speaker, therefore, condoled the Government and people of Kaduna State, his immediate family, friends and associates over the loss. He also condoled the people of Southern Kaduna and Kaura Local Government where he hails from and gained poli...
Bandits abduct 14 in Kaduna community
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Bandits abduct 14 in Kaduna community

14 people have been kidnapped by bandits at Ungwan Matari within the Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.   The bandits who invaded the community which is adjoining Gbagyi villa towards Romi River at about 11pm on Wednesday night, reportedly shot sporadically, broke down fences and windows in a bid to gain access into the houses of the residents they kidnapped.   Among the victims were a landlord and some of his tenants. Immediate past Chairman of Chikun local government area, Samaila Leeman confirmed the number of people abducted from the Kaduna community.   Leeman told Channels Television that 14 members of the community were abducted by the kidnappers and taken away to an unknown destination.
Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani
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Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani

The Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani has raised an alarm that bandits and kidnappers are targeting key sectors of the state. The speaker expressed this concern in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Danfulani on Monday. DAILY POST had reported that in the early hours of Monday, suspected bandits stormed the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna and kidnapped an unspecified number of students. Zailani said, “I am greatly worried by the fact that these recent abductions are targeted at key sectors of our society. “We woke up this (Monday) morning to yet another depressing news of the abduction of students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna “This is not a cheering news coming a day after the abduction at the L...
“What a country” – Femi Fani Kayode reacts after Bandits abducted babies from a hospital in Kaduna
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“What a country” – Femi Fani Kayode reacts after Bandits abducted babies from a hospital in Kaduna

The recent activities of bandits in Kaduna state is becoming more disturbing. It was gathered that bandits in large numbers stormed the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State on Sunday and abducted babies, nurses and security guards. The report also said the bandits engaged officers from a nearby police station in a fierce gun battle before they escaped with their victims. Reacting in shock over the news, former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode wrote on Twitter:  "Babies abducted from a hospital by terrorists in Kaduna? What a country!" Femi Fani Kayode screamed.
Interfaith Centre proffers solution to insecurity
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Interfaith Centre proffers solution to insecurity

The Interfaith Centre, Kaduna has said that to end insecurity in Nigeria, Christians and Muslims must sincerely unite to be able to fight the common enemy causing the loss of lives and the destruction of property. The forum stressed the need for leaders of both Christians and Muslims to preach peace to their followers as a way to unite them to abstain from evil practices that could ensure the unity and progress of the country. A communique issued by the Interfaith Co-executive Directors, Rev. Dr. James Movel Wuye and Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa, at a meeting with journalists in Kaduna also urged the government of the day to be proactive in dealing with issues that affect the common man in the country. To ensure the presence of security personnel in all nooks and crannies of th...
How Governor Nasir El-Rufai ‘Secretly’ Withdrew His Son From Public School
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How Governor Nasir El-Rufai ‘Secretly’ Withdrew His Son From Public School

The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has secretly withdrawn his son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq from Kaduna Capital School after what many observers described as “political and media stunt” to give the impression that he is like any commoner. While the enrolment of Al-Sadiq in the public school was greeted by massive commendation from all walks of life, the removal of the son was not made public, a development seen by many as “betrayal of public trust and confidence.” It is not clear why the governor made a U-turn as some commentators said it could be due to the widespread abduction by kidnappers in public schools especially in Kaduna and neighbouring states, or pressure from family, or lack or doubts on the capacity of the government school to groom his son as what obtains...
Passengers stranded in bush as Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down again
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Passengers stranded in bush as Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down again

Hundreds of passengers travelling from Kaduna to Abuja on the Nigerian Railway Corporation’s train service on Monday June 28, were left stranded in the bust after the train developed mechanical failure minutes after leaving Rigasa station in Kaduna state.   A passenger reportedly claimed that the train had initially stopped twice before it finally broke down in Dutse, Kaduna state around 7am.   Paschal Nnorli, the Abuja/Kaduna Train Service Station Manager, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the train broke down as a result of engine failure but another locomotive had been sent to go as a rescue facility.   “It is true that our first train service this morning broke down in Kaduna but it was due to a mechan...
Young woman goes ”missing” after leaving home for Nigerian Air Force screening in Kaduna
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Young woman goes ”missing” after leaving home for Nigerian Air Force screening in Kaduna

The family and friends of a Nigerian lady identified as Michelle Gimbiya Pius are in distress following her sudden 'disappearance' after she left home in Kaduna state.   According to her employer, Mr Ben Uzee, the young woman left home last week to attend the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) screening exercise and has not been seen since then.   "MISSING! Michelle Gimbiya Pius is my secretary. She left home last week for airforce screening and her parents have been expecting her return since then. Please kindly share as this might help in tracing her." he wrote on Monday, June 28.      
Kaduna: Troops avert attacks in Zangon Kataf
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Kaduna: Troops avert attacks in Zangon Kataf

Kaduna State Government said troops of Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) stationed in the Southern Kaduna general area averted an attack by armed bandits that would have led to loss of lives in Gidan Zaki, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area. Mr Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, in a statement, explained that the armed bandits invaded farmlands in the village, and destroyed maize crops with cutlasses. The statement added that the bandits went on to vandalize the home of one Mr Joseph Aboi, a resident of the village, stressing that they also damaged a nearby vehicle, before storming a phone charging shop belonging to one Benjamin Joseph and carting away phones and chargers. The statement noted that a swift response ...
Bandits kill, injure several others in Southern Kaduna market
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Bandits kill, injure several others in Southern Kaduna market

Bandits last night (Wednesday) attacked Kachia town in Kachia local government area of Kaduna State, killing an unspecified number of people and injuring others. A source told DAILY POST that the bandits invaded Kachia around 10:15 pm and operated for almost two hours before the security agencies intervened to save the situation. The source said that the bandits did their operation around the Kachia market before the military intervened to bring the situation under control. Kachia is housing a formidable military formation comprising the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy where they are receiving various training. The source revealed that the bandits targeted grains and other food items being uploaded at the market in preparation for the Friday market. According to the sour...
Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic
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Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic

Some angry residents of Kaduna State on Saturday, blocked the popular Abuja-Kaduna highway, causing heavy traffic hold up on the road and leaving many travellers trapped. Naija News gathered the protesters are majorly from Anguwar Magaji in Chikun Local Government Area of the state who are protesting the increasing waves of insecurity in the country. Particularly, the villagers are understood to be angry because of the recent killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits and are protesting the general insecurity in their land. The bandits reportedly stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family as well as other persons in the community. They lamented that fear has stopped them from going to their farms as they no longer feel safe. “We cannot go to our farms and ye...
Gunmen attack Zaria again, abduct residents
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Gunmen attack Zaria again, abduct residents

Barely two days after an attack on Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna state, unknown gunmen have again attacked Kofar Gayan and Kofar Kona areas of Zaria and abducted some residents. A similar incident occurred at Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, where one student was killed, while two lecturers and eight students were abducted. ASP Mohammed Jalige, Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, who confirmed the incident, said he was trying to gather details to update the press. However, an official of Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS), said the incident occurred between 12.01 and 1.00 am on Saturday.
Bandits kill three along Kaduna-Zaria highway
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Bandits kill three along Kaduna-Zaria highway

Bandits have reportedly killed three people in an attack which took place along Kaduna-Zaria highway in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.   They were said to have invaded Dunki village near the highway on Monday morning, shooting sporadically and killing two residents of the area.   Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who confirmed the incident said that the bandits were sighted by troops of the 4Demo Battalion of the Nigerian Army,  moving towards the highway from Sharu village in the Kerawa area.   Aruwan said the troops acted on credible intelligence on the bandits’ movement, laid an ambush and intercepted them at Lambar Zango and Hawan Kwaranza villages where they engaged in a gunfight, leading to s...
El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back
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El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has fired back at Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state after the latter described him as a failure and someone he doesn't take seriously. Ortom in a statement released by his media aide Terver Akase, alleged that the Kaduna state Governor is a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him. He also claimed that El-Rufai’s attack on his person is merely to make him look good before the Presidency, after he fell out of favour at the Villa. The statement read; We read the statement credited to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai in which he accused Governor Samuel Ortom of using the insecurity in his state to attack the Federal Government in order to cover up what he termed as t...
President Buhari appeals for the release of the abducted Greenfield University students
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President Buhari appeals for the release of the abducted Greenfield University students

President Buhari has appealed for the release of the remaining 16 students of Greenfield University Kaduna who have been in captivity since April 18.   President Buhari made the appeal in a statement released Wednesday  night May 5 as he reacted to news of the release of the 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state. The abducted students were released by the bandits on Wednesday.   Reacting to the news of their release, President Buhari appealed for the release of all other Nigerians in captivity and pledged his government will not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that Nigerians live in a country where everyone can move where and when they want without the fear of kidnapping & banditry.   Taking to his official Tw...
El-Rufai claims Ex-President Jonathan tried to jail him, ignored their friendship
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El-Rufai claims Ex-President Jonathan tried to jail him, ignored their friendship

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan almost put him in prison because he thought he was a threat to his second term ambition.   El-Rufai, in an interview published in The Point, said although Jonathan was his very close friend from when he was the deputy governor of Bayelsa State, he persecuted him because he believed those who told him that he was a threat. The governor said his persecution started in 2006 when he was in charge at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He said, “Jonathan was convinced by his own circle too that I was a threat and that if he was going for a second term of office, he had to take me out of the race. And so, Jonathan continued the persecution that Yar’adua started. “I have been associate...
Kaduna’s Most Wanted Bandit, Buderi Isiya Holding Afaka Students To Ransom
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Kaduna’s Most Wanted Bandit, Buderi Isiya Holding Afaka Students To Ransom

Buderi Isiya, the most wanted bandits terrorizing Kaduna State, is still at large despite rigorous manhunt by security forces. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that Buderi, who is in his late 20s, has a large contingent of fighters in his command as well as heavy firepower. Buderi also has close operational ties with Zamfara bandits’ leader, Dogo Gide, who controls the southern part of the Zamfara forest. Dogo Gide was the one who shot the famous bandit leader, Buharin Daji, in March 2018. Security sources in Abuja told this newspaper that Buderi is currently holding 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, who were abducted on March 11. “If you look at the video he released, you will hear him ordering the victims to speak so that ransom would be paid on ...
President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students
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President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students

President Buhari has condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime. “My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the President. On the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State in particular, the President condemned them as “barbaric terror attacks,” and described as “unfortunate the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities. ''Addressi...
Bandits Release Five More Students In Kaduna
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Bandits Release Five More Students In Kaduna

Three days after bandits released five students out of the 39 abducted from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, five more students have been freed. This brings to 10, the total number of students that have been released while those still in captivity are 29. Daily Trust gathered that the students who just regained freedom are currently on their way to the hospital. Reliable sources told Daily Trust that four male and a female students were picked up by policemen around Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. One of the sources, a security agent, told our correspondent that plans are being made for the students to be moved to a police facility for treatment. Five students, who were released by bandits on Monday, were later picked up by th...
”Massive Protest Indeed”- Governor El-Rufai Mocks Reno Omokri Over his UK Protest Against President Buhari
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”Massive Protest Indeed”- Governor El-Rufai Mocks Reno Omokri Over his UK Protest Against President Buhari

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Twitter this evening, mocked Reno Omokri over the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protest he staged in front of Abuja house in London today April 2. Governor El-Rufai saw one of the viral videos of Reno at the 'protest ground'. The caption on the video read ''Aide to former President @GEJonathan, "Pastor" @renoomokri leads "massive" protest in London against @NGRPresident @MBuhari'' Governor El-Rufai found the caption hilarious and left a comment which reads "Massive protest indeed......'' with many laughing emojis attached to the tweet
Kaduna: 100 Victims In Bandits’ Dens, Others Living In Fear – CAN
Religion

Kaduna: 100 Victims In Bandits’ Dens, Others Living In Fear – CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, has said no fewer than 100 residents of the state are in different kidnap camps. State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab, in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, said aside the 39 students of Fed. College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka and 8 members of RCCG, whose kidnaps were public knowledge, many abductees were still with their abductors in the state. Hayab also said other residents of the state were living in constant fear of being kidnapped. As the CAN chairman expressed concern about insecurity in the state, bandits again struck on same Tuesday and abducted a Catholic priest and 4 other persons in Kagarko LGA. In Oyo State, a man and a couple were abducted at different times on their farms near Alabameji Village, Sa...
El-Rufai’s Wife, Hadiza Visits Her Farm Says Her Husband Won’t Pay Ransom If She’s Kidnapped
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El-Rufai’s Wife, Hadiza Visits Her Farm Says Her Husband Won’t Pay Ransom If She’s Kidnapped

Wife of Kaduna State governor Hadiza El-Rufai on Monday visited her farm and joked in a social media post that her husband Nasir El-Rufai had warned he would not pay a ransom if she were kidnapped. “At my farm today. Anyone thinking of ** me should not bother. The man has already warned me that he will not pay any ******,” she tweeted, preferring to have the words ‘kidnapping’ and ‘ransom’ in asterisks. Kaduna State has been enmeshed in communal clashes, attacks on communities by bandits and more recently kidnapping of students for ransom. About 39 students abducted at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State in early March have not been released.
8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna
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8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have reportedly been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State. They were reportedly abducted on Friday evening, March 26 while on transit along Kachia Road in the southern part of the state. Leader of the men’s fellowship of the church in the province, Elder Adaji told Channels Television that the abducted persons were on their way to Kachia for an evangelical outreach programme before their bus was ambushed by the bandits. It was gathered that the victims were transferred to another vehicle by the bandits who zoomed off to an unknown location, leaving behind the church bus. Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani who confirmed the incident tweeted; The report of the Kidnapping of RCCG members along Ka...
8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity
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8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity

Amid continued confinement of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State 17 days after they were abducted by armed bandits, no fewer than 8 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were on Friday abducted by gunmen. MCI gathered the victims were on the church bus travelling for a programme when they were attacked. A Facebook user, Eje Faraday, around 7pm broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle. “All passengers in this bus were just kidnapped along Kachia Road, 63 km from Kaduna,” he wrote. A credible source and official of the church confirmed the report. He said, “They were 8 in the bus. They were going to Kachia in preparation for the Let’s Go a Fishing Easter programme. Gunmen took...
Negotiate With Bandits To Release Our Children – Parents Of Afaka Students To El-Rufai
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Negotiate With Bandits To Release Our Children – Parents Of Afaka Students To El-Rufai

The Governor of Kadunna state, Nasir el-Rufai, has been asked to negotiate with bandits to release the kidnapped Afaka students. Sani Friday, a parent of two of the abducted students and a representative of the parents of the kidnapped Afaka students, disclosed this in an interview with ChannelTv on Thursday. According to him: “It is the same state government which some time ago told the entire Kaduna state that if it cost him paying bandits to stop killing the citizens of Kaduna state, he will pay them. But that statement was about a year or two ago. “One of the fears we have is if the government feels they can use force to bring out these children, it will be a disastrous move because these bandits are well-equipped. They may decide to eliminate the children if they discover...
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...
Revenue Generation: Kano Officials In Kaduna To Understudy El-Rufai’s Model
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Revenue Generation: Kano Officials In Kaduna To Understudy El-Rufai’s Model

The Kano State Internal Revenue Service is set to understudy the innovations and operation models of the Kaduna State revenue service to boost its Internally Generated Revenue, IGR. The Chairman, Kano State Internal Revenue Service, Abdulrazak Salihi, who heads the team, told newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, that the move was to boost IGR in Kano State. He said that the team, including members of the Finance and Chieftaincy Affairs Committees, Kano State House of Assembly, was at the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, KADIRS, to study and share experiences. According to him, the goal is to learn innovative ways to improve revenue collection in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, and local government areas of the state. “We are all aware that oil revenue is no longer...
Bandits Shoot At Emir Of Birnin Gwari’s Convoy, Destroy Vehicles
Crime

Bandits Shoot At Emir Of Birnin Gwari’s Convoy, Destroy Vehicles

Gun-wielding bandits have attacked the Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari, while reportedly travelling along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway. SaharaReporters learnt that the bandits shot at the emir’s convoy on Tuesday, destroying his vehicles with bullets. It was not clear yet the number of casualties from the incident although a number of persons were said to be injured. “He was attacked on his way to Kaduna from Abuja,” a source confirmed. The emir was one of top traditional rulers who held a virtual meeting with the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, only last week when the recurring crisis of banditry ravaging the state was discussed. It had been revealed that bandits killed 937 persons in Kaduna State in 2020 alone, according to a report ...
Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says
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Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says

Kaduna state government has said that no fewer than 937 people were killed by bandits in the state in 2020. The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 10. Aruwan who made a presentation of the 2020 Security report before traditional rulers, members of the civil society organizations, and the media at the Government House in Kaduna, said that despite the challenges, the government in collaboration with security agencies is working hard to bring the problem to an end. Aruwan said out of the number of casualties, the Igabi Local Government Area of the state has the highest figures of 152 deaths followed by the Zango Kataf local government with 114 deaths. In Kaduna, the activities of bandits have no doubt ...

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