Bandits kill seven people, abduct traditional ruler in Kano

No fewer than seven persons were killed by suspected bandits at Karfi community, in Takai local government area of Kano State. Residents said the gunmen also abducted the head of the community and injured three others. The State’s Police Command spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, told newsmen that security operatives were dispatched to the area and are trailing the criminals. A journalist, Sale Hussaini, told reporters yesterday that the gun-wielding persons launched the attack on Saturday around 11 p.m. and went straight to the residence of the traditional ruler, identified as Abdul-Hayatu…

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Terrorists kill 7 farmers, Imam in Zamfara

…Drop warning letter Terrorists killed no fewer than seven local farmers, including the Chief Imam of Jumuat Mosque in Faru, identified as Sani Akwala, on Saturday, at Dajin Danau, Faru village of Maradun LGA of Zamfara State. The attack came at about 12:45 p.m. when about 30 armed terrorists stormed farms located at Faru, which is less than a kilometre away from Faru township. The gang met the farmers while they were clearing bush areas at their various farmlands. Upon sighting them, some of the farmers ran for their lives.…

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Kaduna: Farmers threaten to carry arms over incessant kidnapping, killings

…’Ansaru, Boko Haram regrouping in B/Gwari forests – Indigenes raise alarm Farmers from communities across five local government areas of Kaduna State on Saturday protested incessant killings and kidnap of their members as well as their inability to access their farmlands due to activities of bandits terrorising the State. The farmers, however, vowed that if the security challenges persist in the areas without a solution, they may be forced to take arms against their attackers. The farmers, whose groups cut across towns and areas such as Kajuru, Mararaban Rido, Kachia,…

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Bandits kill 1, abduct 20 in Kaduna

Bandits, said to be in their large numbers have invaded Kurmin Sata village, a few kilometers from the Millennium City in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, killing one person and abducting no fewer than 20 others to an unknown destination. According to one of the heads of the Joint Task Force (JTF) within the communities, who pleaded anonymity, the bandits attacked the community around 12:16 am on Saturday. According to him, among the 20 persons initially abducted, four persons escaped from the abductors, who invaded the community with…

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Kaduna Train Attack: Terrorists release pregnant woman

Terrorists who bombed the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train and killed nine persons and kidnapped about 70 passengers in March have released one of the pregnant captives. A video of the released pregnant victim, who was seen clad in a black abaya (Muslim attire) and a face mask, went viral on social media at the weekend. According to reports, the woman was released by her abductors on compassionate grounds after spending 48 days in captivity with other victims. The woman appealed to the Federal Government to negotiate with the terrorists, saying it was…

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Sokoto: “My residence not burnt”, Kukah debunks fake news

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Father Matthew Kukah, has debunked the viral posts on social media that his residence has been set on fire in Sokoto. There has been tension in the State since the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy. A Facebook page of the Catholic Broadcast Commission, Nigeria, with over 90,000 followers, made a post earlier in the day that Kukah’s house has been set ablaze by the rioters. The post read: “Carnage in Sokoto today: Aftermath…

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Kaduna bans religious protests, says violators will be prosecuted

The Kaduna State Government has banned any form of religious protest, just as it warned that any violator will be prosecuted. This warning was handed down by the State’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in an issued statement on Saturday. According to him, the prohibition becomes imperative in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize a series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern Nigerian States. “The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the…

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Alleged Blasphemy Killing: Gov. Tambuwal declares 24-hour curfew in Sokoto metropolis

Governor Aminu Tambuwal, of Sokoto State, has declared a 24-hour curfew within the metropolis to forestall civil unrest over the death of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education. Recall that Deborah was killed on Thursday, May 12, following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad, (SAW), the prophet of Islam. According to the governor, the curfew has become necessary as the only option left for the government to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the State. “Following the sad incident that happened at…

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Terrorism: Nigeria, US, 82 others form coalition to defeat ISIS

The Federal Government of Nigeria has joined forces with the United States (US) and 82 other countries in a global alliance, with a view to reinforcing the fight against global terrorism perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, (ISIS), especially in the African continent. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), who led Nigeria’s delegation to meet the Global Coalition in Morocco on Wednesday, disclosed this in an issued statement issued in Abuja. The statement, signed by the Head, Strategic Communications, Office of the National Security…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: “They have money to buy party forms but can’t pay ransom to terrorists” – Gumi hits FG

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has advised the Federal Government to pay ransom to the terrorists holding the 62 abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train. The cleric stated this during the special prayers organised for the victims by the Jama’iyyar Matan Arewa, (JMA), on Thursday in Kaduna. Recall that terrorists had on March 28 attacked the train, killing nine passengers and abducting 62 others. Gumi said, “Just imagine now, people are paying up to N25 billion to buy forms instead of using the money to pay ransom for poor…

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