Bandits kill 39 persons in a reprisal attack in Zamfara

A group of unrepentant bandits have stormed Faru Village of Maradun local government area of Zamfara State killing about forty innocent persons. Confirming the incident to Radio Nigeria in Gusau,  an eyewitness Ahmad Lawali said the attack was a reprisal mission in the Faru district of Maradun local government area of the state. According to him, the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on innocent people in the process, 39 persons mainly men were killed. He said the bandits trailed farmers who…

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Defections inducing crisis, Abdulsalami warns politicians

…Says education in the North backward by 20 yrs The former military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has raised alarm over the steady defections by politicians. Abdulsalami, represented by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, disclosed this on Thursday, at the launch of the Peace and Inclusive Security Initiative by governors in Abuja. He pointed out the danger of realignment by politicians ahead of the 2023 general, emphasising that change of parties by politicians could destabilise the country. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,…

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Kaduna: 28 days after, abducted students and staff of Nuhu Bamalli Poly regain freedom

Gunmen have released six abducted students and two members of staff of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, in Kaduna State, after 28 days in captivity. According to reports, both the abducted teachers and students were released on Thursday night. Recall that gunmen, on June 11, invaded the main campus, better known as “UPE”, and kidnapped six students and staff. However, a student reportedly died during the attack. The campus is located along an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria and it is less than 45 minutes drive to Kaduna metropolis.…

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Kaduna Baptist students’ kidnappers reject 9 bags of rice offered by school

The gunmen who invaded Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi in Kaduna State, have rejected nine bags of rice as well as other food items offered by the school. The Vice-Principal of the school, Wakili Madugu, who disclosed this during an interview with newsmen yesterday, said he received a call at 7.30 am on Tuesday shortly after the students had been abducted and was assured of their safety. The school official said the abductors had demanded food items with which they would feed the students. He further stated that the bandits…

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Bandits break into houses, abduct 15 residents in Kaduna community 

…Demand N180m as ransom No fewer than 15 residents were abducted on Wednesday night by bandits in Unguwan-Gimbiya, in the Sabon-Tashan area of Kaduna. The bandits, who reportedly stormed the area at about 11 pm, broke the fences and walls of several homes and dragged out residents from their living rooms. Narrating the incident, an eyewitness who did not give her name in print, told newsmen that, “the bandits came around past 10 p.m. They threatened us and said that if they should enter inside their rooms and see anybody…

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Boko Haram insurgents attack community in Adamawa, many feared killed

Many people were feared killed as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked Danga, a community close to the hometown of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in Adamawa State in the early hours of yesterday. Danga village, in Hong local government area of Adamawa State, came under heavy attack on Wednesday according to an eyewitness who was among those who escaped the attack. According to eyewitnesses, one of the community’s civilian guards who attempted to repel the insurgents was among those killed during the attack.…

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‘Bandits partied all night with music in Katsina after killing 19’ – Residents reveal

The gruesome killing of nineteen people in the recent Katsina community by armed bandits on Tuesday reportedly ended with a night party. Recall that bandits had earlier attacked Tsauwa village, in Batsari local government area of the State last night shooting sporadically. According to reports, the assailants that stormed the village are more than 200 riding on motorcycles. Residents who disclosed the detail of the event said the bandits were most likely on a revenge mission after security agencies foiled a previous attack on the community and killed three of…

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NSCDC inaugurates zonal Rapid Response Squad to combat crimes

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has disclosed that it is set to inaugurate a Zonal Rapid Response Squad in Osun, Ekiti, and the Ondo States to combat crimes. The NSCDC Zone-J comprises the three States, with the headquarters in Osogbo, the Osun capital. The Assistant Commandant General (ACG) in-charge of Zone J, Fasiu Adeyinka, made the disclosure during his routine tour to the Ondo State Command of the corps on Tuesday in Akure. He explained that the squad, which had gone through requisite, thorough and rigorous training,…

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Insecurity: 1,065 students kidnapped, 6 killed, 273 held within seven months in Nigeria – Report

No fewer than 1,065 students of schools across the country have been kidnapped in the last seven months, according to latest reports. Also, according to the reports, during the period under review, six students were killed by their abductors, while 273 others are still being held as at press time. Two Polytechnic lecturers and one other staff member are still being held by their captors. Though relatives of victims and the government do not publicly disclose how much is paid as ransom, hundreds of millions of naira had been paid…

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Kaduna: El-Rufa’i orders immediate closure of schools after abduction

…As Police confirm rescue of 26 kidnapped Bethel school students  Kaduna State governor,  Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, yesterday ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools following the abduction of some students in the State by bandits. Bandits attacked Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi town, of Chikun local government area in Kaduna, kidnapping an unspecified number of students yesterday. This comes a few days after the governor of the state, el-Rufa’i said he secretly withdrew his son who attends a public school due to security reports that bandits were targeting his…

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