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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...
Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders
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Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders

Not a few residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in the communities, prompting residents and monarchs to cry out to the military and state government for help, KUNLE AKINRINADE reports. Seye Mulero panted like a rat that had just escaped the claws of a ravenous cat. He could hardly acknowledge the sympathy offered by the kinsmen that surrounded him, urging him to take heart and seek medical treatment in hospital as he pulled up his shirt to show his badly hurt body at Ubeku village in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State. “Sorry,” said some of the women repeatedly in Yoruba as Mulero pulled up his shirt to show the wounds from the flogging on his muscular body, urging him...
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.''
Bandits Kill 21 in Zamfara Village
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Bandits Kill 21 in Zamfara Village

Gunmen who struck in some villages in Maru and Talata Mafara Local Government Areas of Zamfara State, left 21 people dead and 12 others injured. Spokesman of the state police command, Mohammed Shehu confirmed the attacks in Tungar Malan, Manyan Karaje, Tungar Arne, Dangodon Maiyakane, Dangodon Mai Masallaci and Boleke villages in Maru Local Government between the 2nd and 3rd of June, 2020. He said the bandits stormed the village with an intention of rustling cows and started shooting sporadically after being confronted by members of a militia group known as “YAN SAKAI”. This resulted in the death of 15 people and also left 7 people hospitalized over injuries they sustained. An attack in Gidan Dan Kani, Tungar lauti, Inwala and Dangodo in Talata Mafara Local Government also res...
Some Nigerians May Withdraw To Villages Later – T.B. Joshua
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Some Nigerians May Withdraw To Villages Later – T.B. Joshua

THE founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, has said events like the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) occur once every 100 years. The cleric said God revealed to him that hard times will follow immediately after the lockdown, advising everyone to cut their coat according to their cloth. He said to survive, some may have to “withdraw from the city to a rural life or to do away with some of your properties”. Joshua, who spoke during a live service on Emmanuel TV on Sunday, said those who adjust to the new condition of things will be able to overcome while those who fail to do so may “go down with the times, either by disappointment, failure, death”. But he urged people not to give up, saying: “Sometimes God allows situati...
Bandits Allegedly Kill 33 Persons in Katsina VIllages
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Bandits Allegedly Kill 33 Persons in Katsina VIllages

33 people were reportedly killed in an attack carried out by suspected bandits in two villages in Batsari local Government area of Katsina state on Friday February 14. The bandits who struck at the time of prayer around 6:30pm in Tsauwa and Dankar villages, burnt several houses, animals and properties in the attack. The state police commissioner, Sanusi Buba who confirmed the incident said over 20 persons confirmed dead in Tsauwa village were mostly elderly men. Eyewitnesses who spoke to The Nation, said 23 persons were killed in Tsauwa while about 10 persons were killed in neighboring Dankar village. It was learnt that Dankar village was turned to a ghost town as several villagers fled for safety in nearby towns to avoid further attacks.
Male Villagers Threatened to Flog Kano Law School Students for Teaching their wives to be Disrespectful
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Male Villagers Threatened to Flog Kano Law School Students for Teaching their wives to be Disrespectful

Some men have allegedly threatened to flog students of the Kano Law School, who went to villages in the state to talk to the women about their rights. According to a Kano-based Mental Health Advocate, Lopetee, the women reported the students to their husbands. The men reportedly claimed that the students were teaching their wives to be disrespectful and  warned them to never set foot in their villages or risk flogging. "Kano Law school students were going to villages to talk to the women about their rights. The women reported to their husbands. "The husbands warned the law school students that if they see them again, they will flog the hell out of their lives. Not everyone needs help." said Lopetee.  
Kidnappings, Robbery, Rape Have Taken Over Villages In Katsina – Kadaria Ahmed
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Kidnappings, Robbery, Rape Have Taken Over Villages In Katsina – Kadaria Ahmed

Renowned journalist, Kadaria Ahmed has stated that kidnappings, abductions, rustling, robbery and regular rape have become the order of the day in villages in Katsina State. In a series of tweets, Kadaria Ahmed expressed displeasure at the fact that nothing is being done by security agents to curb the situation. Calling on the attention of the State governor and all security operatives, Kadaria Ahmed tweeted:
Nigerian Soldier Killed By Boko Haram IED In Chibok
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Nigerian Soldier Killed By Boko Haram IED In Chibok

A company of soldiers from the Nigerian army 117 task force in Chibok ran into improvised explosive device (IED) while making their way to the battalion headquarters on Thursday. According to TheCable, the incident happened around 7:30 am shortly after the troops left Kwamdi to Chibok, a 12 kilometre road with part stretching through the Sambisa forest. “The insurgents planted the bombs over night. We have confirmed the death of one soldier. About three others badly injured have been evacuated and taken to the hospital in Yola.” The source added that a reinforcement team came on time and the insurgents could not strike further. Normalcy has since returned to the area, but the source feared if soldiers injured would survive.   “They had too many cuts and were bleeding badly,” ...
Again, Suspected Herdsmen kill 5 in Adamawa
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Again, Suspected Herdsmen kill 5 in Adamawa

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have attacked three communities in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing five people. The villages of Murposa, Bankam and Wuro Hausa areas of Girie were all affected as an elderly man suffering from a leg injury and a blind man, as well as three youths, were killed in the attack. The incident occurred on Thursday morning, according to witnesses who identified the five victims including one Baba Zibion who was unable to run because he had been suffering from a leg problem, and Baba Elnathan, who also could not run from the attackers because he was blind. The other three victims were identified as Ethan and two of his friends with whom he went to one of the affected villages for timber work. Girei is one ...
Abducted Lebanese Worker Killed in Kano
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Abducted Lebanese Worker Killed in Kano

A kidnapped Lebanese construction engineer has been found dead in the bush in northwest Nigeria, a police spokesman said Friday. His body was found by locals near Yansango village on the outskirts of the city of Kano on Thursday, said Abdullahi Haruna, of Kano police. “The body of the expatriate engineer was discovered by villagers in the bush and the police were notified,” he told AFP. “He was confirmed dead at Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, where the body was taken for autopsy.” Haruna, who said an investigation was under way, did not say whether the kidnappers had made any ransom demand. Four gunmen abducted the Lebanese at a road construction site in Kano on Tuesday morning, in an attack that left one construction worker dead and another injured. The engi...
Again, Boko Haram Kills 15 in Borno IDP Camp, Communities
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Again, Boko Haram Kills 15 in Borno IDP Camp, Communities

At least 15 persons were killed in four villages in Borno State between Wednesday night and yesterday by gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. The insurgents also killed an Islamic cleric and four members of his family in one of the four villages attacked. They also drove the military and other security operatives away and entered an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp, razing part of it and killing two occupants. A member of the youth vigilance group who spoke with THISDAY, said the Imam (Islamic cleric) with four members of his family were lynched by the insurgents who attacked their community, Kofa, in the outskirts of Maiduguri. He said also killed in the attacks were 10 other persons in the four neighbouring communities and an IDP camp in Da...
Snakes Invade Flooded Homes Of Villagers In Bayelsa As Residents Lament
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Snakes Invade Flooded Homes Of Villagers In Bayelsa As Residents Lament

Snakes have been troubling residents in Bayelsa following an incident of torrential rainfall which has unsettled people. Part of the flooded areas While the people of Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State are crying over massive flood which has ravaged most parts of their region, it has been gathered that the residents are also suffering from issue of snakes invading their homes. According to a Facebook user, the snakes are now invading the residences of the villages most especially hiding in the ceiling in the flooded area. It was gathered that many snakes have been killed in the community withing a short period.
Disquiet Takes Over SSS As Officers Threaten To Undermine Buhari’s Reelection, Boko Haram War
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Disquiet Takes Over SSS As Officers Threaten To Undermine Buhari’s Reelection, Boko Haram War

Serious disquiet has reportedly taken over the SSS as officers threaten to undermine Buhari's reelection bid as well as the Boko Haram war. New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Yusuf Bichi as the new Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) has drawn the ire of senior officials within the key national security department, with many of them threatening to undermine not just the president’s re-election bid but also Nigeria’s counter-terrorism operation against Boko Haram. Multiple officers told PREMIUM TIMES the secret police’s headquarters in Abuja and field offices across the country have been subsumed by an air of anxiety and volatility since Mr Buhari recalled Mr Yusuf from retirement and named him as replacement for Matthew Seiy...
China HIV/AIDS Cases Surge By 14%
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China HIV/AIDS Cases Surge By 14%

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has surged by 14 percent, with most cases transmitted through sex rather than blood transfusions, state media said Saturday. AIDS SYMBOL More than 820,000 people had AIDS or were HIV-positive at the end of June, up by 100,000 year-on-year, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing national health officials at an HIV/AIDS conference. More than 40,000 new HIV/AIDS cases were reported in the second quarter alone, with 93.1 percent having contracted the virus through sex. The number of HIV infections caused by blood transfusions has “essentially been reduced to zero”, according to Xinhua. China has been hit by blood transfusion scandals in the past. In the 1990s, rural parts of China — particularly the central province of He...
Uncertainty Pervades S-East Over IPOB’s sit-at-home
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Uncertainty Pervades S-East Over IPOB’s sit-at-home

*IPOB alleges betrayal by Ohanaeze, S-East govs *We’re not against IPOB—MASSOB *Ignore IPOB, BIM tells Ndigbo *IPOB remains illegal—Police By Chioma Gabriel, Vincent Ujumadu, Anayo Okoli, Dennis Agbo & Chinedu Adonu AWKA—UNCERTAINTY yesterday enveloped the entire South East following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, today, with many making panic buying and traveling to their villages. IPOB members The Onitsha and Awka main markets witnessed large purchases, especially of food items, while petroleum sellers enjoyed unusual patronage as many people bought fuel in cans and filled their vehicles. The police, on the other hand, exhibited a show of force in the entire zone by patrolling the various cities and blaring sirens that scared many people...
Police arrest 117 killer suspects in Zamfara
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Police arrest 117 killer suspects in Zamfara

The police have confirmed the arrest of 117 persons suspected to be connected with the recent killings in parts of Zamfara state. The Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr, Mohammed Shehu, said in a statement that the killings are in Gusau, Shinkafi Local Government Areas and other parts of the state. According to him, the suspects were arrested during a raid carried out by the Special Tactical Squad of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in conjunction with the Command Tactical team on Thursday, which lasted for several hours.   He also noted that the Command Tactical team arrested 72 suspected bandits who specialize in using unregistered motorcycles to ferry kidnapped victims to their hideouts, while 73 unregistered motorcycles were recovered from them. The comman...
Gorilla Roams Cross River Villages
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Gorilla Roams Cross River Villages

Village heads of Okiro and Ofambe in Obudu local government areas of Cross River State have confirmed that a male gorilla now saunters about in their communities. Speaking to Daily Trust, Chief Julius Ochui of Ofambe village and Chief Augustine Bitte of Okiro village said they had cautioned their subjects against attacking the animal since it was not violent. They said they first spotted the animal last month going about its business in parts of the villages adjacent to thick forests. “We have tolerated the animal because it is not attacking our people,” Chief Bitte said. Dr. Inaoyom Imong of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Calabar said they were aware of the animal.
Afforestation: NYSC Members To Plant 1 Million Trees In Kogi
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Afforestation: NYSC Members To Plant 1 Million Trees In Kogi

The Kogi State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Ngozi Nwatarali, on Thursday said that corps members in the state were expected to plant one million trees this year. She said this was part of an initiative by the Federal Government of planting one million trees in the state. Nwatarali made the disclosure at the flag-off ceremony and sensitization exercise of “Plant One Million Tree” by the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 corps members and “would be” volunteers at the State Orientation Camp, Asaya, Kabba. According to her, the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the NYSC, is initiating and implementing the planting of “One Million Tree Concept”, expected to be effectively implemented by corps members in every state of the federation. She said...
Gunmen Invade Villages In Bonny, Rivers State, Kill Four
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Gunmen Invade Villages In Bonny, Rivers State, Kill Four

Unidentified gunmen invaded Otobie and Ererekri communities in Bonny Island of Rivers State, on Wednesday morning, and shot dead four persons, leaving another in a critical condition. According to The News, the invasion which started at about 2 am and lasted till 5 am, led to big pandemonium as residents of the community scampered to safety. Among those shot dead was Elder Macaulay Pepple, the 76-year-old father of Larry Pepple, the Director-General Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency, RSSDA. Pepple, who was former Chief Security Officer to Dr Peter Odili, ex-governor of Rivers State, confirmed the killing of his father to journalists in Port Harcourt, adding that his remains has been deposited at the mortuary. Names of the three other victims are: Kobiri Godspower, ...
Work On Lagos-ibadan Rail Begins April 14 – NRC
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Work On Lagos-ibadan Rail Begins April 14 – NRC

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) says that the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail would begin on April 14. The Managing Director of NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos. Okhiria advised those who had encroached on the NRC land to start packing their belongings, to avoid their property being destroyed by bulldozers. “Those that are due for compensation will be compensated because it is part of the contract. “But those who encroached on the land have to leave the premises as soon as possible because the constructions will begin on Friday. “We intentionally did not give permits to so many people because we know that one day, the land will be required. “So we have already mapped out those places we need to remove and they are aw...
Residents On The Run As Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Borno Villages
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Residents On The Run As Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Borno Villages

Read below what was shared by Fatima Mohammed Abbas, the Executive Director at Borno Young Entrepreneurship Foundation Magumeri, the main town and Local Government Area after Maiduguri and before Gubio and Damasak is currently under attack. Information on the attack so far reveals that the town has been torched in its entirety by the marauding terrorists. Some residents of the town have found their way to Maiduguri the state capital after escaping from the attackers. Few weeks ago, Nganzai along Maiduguri-Baga road was also attacked leading to the death of own troops and the carting away of food items provided by UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the area. The terrorists were reported by eyewitnesses to have cautioned civilians to be cal...
Fulani Herdsmen Attack 2 Villages In Kaduna, Kill Many People, Burn Down Houses
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Fulani Herdsmen Attack 2 Villages In Kaduna, Kill Many People, Burn Down Houses

I don't know how true is this story but according to Ayuba who lives in Kaduna that shared the story,Fulani people last night attacked Baking Kogi and 2 other villages in Attakar Kaura LGA,killing many people.I don't really know where Kaura LGA is but google searched revealed it is in Kaduna.Below is what he wrote... 'UPDATE ON SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS After my Post which was widely read and circulated about peace returning to Southern Kaduna since Osibanjo took over. The Fulani supporters of APC in a strategy to divert attention to who are actually the sponsors stroke again last nite attacking Bakin Kogi and 2 other villages in Attakar Kaura LGA. Many lives are lost some people missing and properties destroyed. You can see some of the houses still on fire this morning. What is...
Reps To Meet Buhari Over Incessant Killings
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Reps To Meet Buhari Over Incessant Killings

Worried by the continuous killings across the country, the House of Representatives Thursday mandated the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security chiefs over the rising wave of insecurity The proposed meeting with Buhari is for the purpose of getting him to act urgently on the trend of herdsmen attacks, armed robbery, kidnapping, and other security challenges. The House also said a conference on security involving all security agencies should be convened to proffer solution to the problem and called for a Declaration of Emergency in Southern Kaduna senatorial district by the Federal and Kaduna State governments. The lawmakers also urged the Director of the Department of State Service in charge of internal securit...

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