Just In: Gunmen abduct 2 nurses on night duty in Kaduna hospital

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped two nurses in Idon General Hospital, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, in the early hours of Thursday. The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Shingyu Shamnom, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the bandits stormed the general hospital through the fence armed with deadly weapons. According to him, while the bandits shot sporadically in the premises of the hospital, two nurses on night duty came out to identify themselves as medical workers and the bandits whisked them away to an…

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“Killing bandits only way to make schools safe” – El-Rufa’i

…Says governors are unanimous on ‘wiping them out’ Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has said the only way to make schools safe is to kill all bandits and bombing the forests they are camping. The governor, who stated this yesterday in Abuja, at a conference on ‘Financing Safe Schools in Nigeria‘, stated that his colleagues are in agreement that bandits must be completely “wiped out”. Although some northern governors, particularly Bello Mattawalle, of Zamfara State, have advocated for dialogue with bandits, el-Rufa’i insists that they are all on the same…

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Insurgency: “Don’t fear any bullet”, Defence Minister tells troops

…Says FG to begin recruitment of fresh soldiers soon The Defence Minister, Magashi Bashir, has asked the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole not to fear any bullet from the terrorists in their battles with the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East, Speaking at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri when he led the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor and other Service Chiefs on an operational visit, the Magashi said the move is part of the government’s strategy to meet up manpower shortfalls as the country battles…

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“We apply ‘Africa science’ to rescue abducted victims” – Amotekun

The Osun State Command of the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named: ‘Amotekun’, has confessed to using ‘Africa science’ to rescue abducted victims without any payment to abductors. The Commandant of the security outfit in the State, Amitolu Shittu, who made this revelation on Saturday,  explained that the security agency has been able to rescue kidnapped victims from bandits after prayer consultation with the ‘Africa science.’ Speaking further on how his group has been rescuing victims without ransom, Shittu mentioned that bandits are also in awe of Amotekun’s spiritual powers entrenched…

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Three soldiers killed, 171 others missing as ISWAP attack military base in Yobe

Members of the ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorist groups, have attacked the Kumuya military base in Yobe State, allegedly killing three soldiers and destroying heavy equipment during the operation. The terrorists reportedly struck on Friday, when some special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed at BunijGari had gone out on clearing patrol in the axis. It was gathered that the terrorists, aided by local informants and sympathisers, stormed the Kumuya community, attacked ‘harmless’ villagers and the military base, destroying heavy military equipment. During the attack, the terrorists were said to…

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Plateau: Six killed, 2 injured as gunmen ambush miners

…Another 6 killed at beer parlor Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have killed six miners and injured two in Wereng community, Riyom local government area of Plateau State. The latest attack occurred almost a week after eight persons were brutally killed at a mining site in Kuru, Jos-South local government area of the State. It was gathered that the eight miners were waylaid at about 7:45 pm on Thursday, on their way home from a mining site. A source close to the community told newsmen that the miners stopped…

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Zamfara: Matawalle suspends district head for conferring title on soldier aiding bandits

…As State govt. arrest 7 security personnel The Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has suspended the district head of Badarawa, in Shinkafi Emirate Council of the State, Surajo NaMakkah. This was disclosed by the governor’s Director-General on Media, Yusuf Idris, via a statement released yesterday. According to reports, the district head was suspended indefinitely by the governor for conferring the traditional title of Durumbu on a military officer who was arrested for allegedly selling ammunition to bandits in the State. The military officer, who was recently arrested in possession of…

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IGP disbands Police monitoring units in Lagos, Port-Harcourt

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Monitoring Satellite Offices in Lagos and Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Baba gave the order while speaking at his maiden meeting with Command Police Commissioners and zonal AIGs, yesterday in Abuja, saying the monitoring units will be re-organised. It was gathered that the disbandment is a result of complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs by Nigerians. The disbandment is coming 24 hours after the Police Service Commission asked the IGP to…

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‘Some people are planning to incite war in South-East’ – Umahi

The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has stated that some people who have no interest in the south-east are trying to incite war in the region. The governor made this statement when he featured on a television programme yesterday. Recall that Governors of the South-east region on Sunday announced the setup of a joint security outfit, codenamed ‘Ebube-Agu’. They said the establishment of the outfit is a part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the region. When asked how the new security outfit is being communicated to the people to…

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Northern Governors decry killing of Army personnel in Benue

The Northern Governors’ Forum, (NGF), has decried the killing of 12 army personnel in Konshisha local government area of Benue State. The chairman of the Forum and Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, criticised the act in a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, on Tuesday, in Jos, the State capital. He cited the act as capable of demoralising security personnel from giving their best in fighting insecurity in the country, especially as the incident occurred when the soldiers were on assignment to ensure…

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