Bandits behead eight in fresh Benue attack

Suspected bandits have attacked Abagana community, opposite the Abagana Internally-Displaced People (IDP)’s camp in Makurdi, Benue State, and reportedly beheaded eight people. According to the report, the killers beheaded and took away the heads of the victims, including an entire family of six. Eight other persons were wounded, with three of them in critical condition. The attack, which took place on Thursday night when the community had retired for the night, is the second in two years, in an attempt to hit the Abagana IDP camp, where hundreds of internally-displaced…

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Nigerian troops engage terrorists in shootout near Abuja – Official 

Troops of 177 Guards Battalion, in conjunction with troops of ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’, have raided and neutralised two bandits in their enclaves in Idu, Chikara, along the boundaries of Toto local government area of Nasarawa State, Abaji, FCT, and Koton-Karfe, in Kogi State. The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations for the Guards Brigade, Godfrey Abakpa, in an issued statement on Friday said the operations were conducted in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Nasarawa State. Abakpa said the troops subdued the bandits with superior firepower and neutralised…

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IPOB hoodlums set Police station ablaze in Anambra

Some yet-to-be-identified persons have burnt down the Umuchu Police Station, along the Umuchu-Achina road, in Aguata local government area of Anambra State. According to sources, the hoodlums stormed the place at about 3am yesterday and set the facility on fire. It was gathered that the station was recently renovated by members of the Umuchu Improvement Union, having been destroyed by protesters during the #EndSARS protest in 2020. The community leaders, according to the source, had renovated the station and its adjourning infrastructure and upgraded it to fit the status of…

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Kogi: DSS nabs masterminds of explosion at Ohinoyi Palace in Okene

The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it has arrested the mastermind of the Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack, which occurred on 29th December, 2022, near the Palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Okene, Kogi State during the visit of the President to commission some projects. According to an issued statement by the DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, “The Service arrested AbdulMumin Ibrahim Otaru (a.k.a Abu Mikdad) and one of his associates, Sa’idu Suleiman on 3rd…

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Kaduna Insecurity: Terrorists raid Late Emir’s residence, kidnap five

Terrorists have reportedly raided the late Emir of Jere, Dr. Sa’ad Usman’s private residence in the Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted some persons. The attack reportedly took place on Sunday, at 11:00 pm as residents were set to go to bed. A resident in the area, Musa Arungo, said a man, Hussaini, was abducted while his wife and four-month-old baby escaped while the attackers were in a neighbouring house. According to him, the bandits entered a nearby community, Unguwar Salanke and abducted another resident, identified as…

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Bauchi: How bandits set people ablaze, burnt houses and foodstuff

Residents of Rimi and Bagwas, farming communities in Yelwan-Duguri and Gwana Districts of Alkaleri local government area of Bauchi State have nothing but stories of horror to tell following the invasion of bandits in their community in December 2022. Reports indicate that 12 residents were brutally killed in Rimi, while eight lost their lives in Bagwas in the attacks by bandits. According to newsmen who visited the area, virtually all residents have deserted the two villages and fled to neighboring Plateau, Taraba and Yobe States. The report said two communities…

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Banditry: “Defend yourselves from attacks”, Bauchi Gov. tells fleeing residents

In the wake of a series of reprisal attacks on the villages surrounding Duguri District of Alkaleri LGA, in Bauchi State, the State governor, Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, has charged the fleeing residents to henceforth rise up, take up arms and defend themselves. Recall that no fewer than 20 people have been killed by terrorists in the State in what appears to be reprisal attacks. Several people were wounded and many villagers deserted their communities in the district. Recently, the State Police Command, in collaboration with local vigilantes, stormed the forest…

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Niger: Residents flee villages as bandits gang-rape pregnant woman to death

For failure to meet up deadline for the payment of the N2m levy imposed on some villages in Shiroro local government area of Niger State by terrorists before harvesting their farm produce, residents of the communities have fled their residences, just as a pregnant woman was gang-raped to death while fleeing the area. Her three children were also unlucky, as they were marched into the bush along with several other villagers abducted by the terrorists. The incident occurred in Dnakundna village, in Shiroro local government area of the State on…

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Police arrest terrorist, recover four AK-47 rifles in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State, said its operatives have arrested a bandit/gun runner and recovered four AK-47 rifles with 344 rounds of ammunition and his operational motorcycle in Kaduna. The Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muhammad Jalige, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued Sunday in the State capital. Jalige said the renewed vigour and commitment of officers and men of the Command in ensuring total compliance with the directive for domination of public space during the festive period and beyond, had started yielding positive results. He explained…

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Insecurity: 28 persons killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attacks

Over 28 persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks on Southern Kaduna, on Sunday. The attacks, it was gathered, took place in Malagum-1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro Chiefdom in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Council Chairman, Mathias Siman, the Kaura local government council chairman, while confirming the incident yesterday, said he could only confirm seven people were gruesomely killed in Sokwong Community. The Sunday attacks come about five days after about three persons were killed by unknown gunmen in Malagum-1 village. The council chairman…

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