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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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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Abuja-Kaduna Train attack: Police arrest councillor for supplying arms to bandits in Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a serving councillor caught in possession of an AK-47 rifle in the Giwa local government area of the State. According to reports, the suspect, Abdulrahman Adamu, who is a serving councillor in the Soba local government area of the State, was arrested by the operatives of ‘Operation Puff Adder II’ attached to the Kaduna Police Command during a routine patrol along Galadimawa Road. While giving an account of how the suspect was arrested, the spokesperson of the Command said police officers succeeded in intercepting…

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Banditry: Buhari welcomes relative calm in North-West

…Lauds security agencies President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the security agencies for the incessant onslaught against terrorists and bandits, particularly in the North-West region of the country. The President made this known in an issued statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, yesterday in Abuja. He lauded them for not showing any let-up as they continued to achieve positive outcomes based on their current operational trajectory in the zone and saluted the efforts of the armed forces in tackling the deadly activities of the bandits, particularly in Zamfara State, which…

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Bandits kill over 50 in fresh Zamfara attack

No fewer than 56 people were killed on Friday afternoon when bandits attacked three villages in the area, residents of Bakura local government area of Zamfara State have said. According to a former councilor, who preferred anonymity, the gunmen attacked Sabon-Garin Damri, one of the villages, around 2:30 p.m. He said, “I was in the main town when the bandits entered Sabon-Garin Damri. We suddenly saw people running towards us. Then we started hearing sporadic gunshots. I was miraculously saved”. He said the bandits carried out what appears to be…

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Insecurity: “We have evidence Nigerian soldiers work with bandits, terrorists” – CDS Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS), Lucky Irabor, says there is evidence that Nigerian soldiers are colluding with bandits and terrorists to wreak havoc on the country. According to reports, the CDS cited several incidents of soldiers arrested in connection with the activities of Boko Haram and other terrorists, including the arrest of a soldier who conspired with a known terrorist informant, Babagana Kura, in Bama, Borno State. In the letter, CDS said recent happenings reveal an increase in cases of aiding and abetting by personnel, saying, “This development was…

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End of Ramadan Lecture: ‘Free abducted Kaduna-Abuja train passengers’, Sheikh Gumi appeal to terrorists

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has appealed to the terrorists who abducted some passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28, 2022, to free them “in the name of God”. This comes after the cleric had formed an advocacy group aimed at championing the rights of Fulani herders. Gumi announced the creation of a group, to be known as ‘Nomadic Rights Concern’, during his Ramadan sermon at the Sultan Bello Mosque, in Kaduna. According to him, it will bring attention to the abuses and violations of the rights of Fulani…

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Insecurity: “Kill as many bandits, kidnappers this Sallah” – COAS charges troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, has felicitated with troops of the Nigerian Army on the occasion of this year’s Eid-il-Fitr celebration and directed them to eliminate as many bandits, kidnappers and terrorists as possible and recover as many weapons and ammunition from criminal elements. This was contained in an statement to newsmen in Abuja by the Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Ben Nwachukwu. According to the statement, in the goodwill message to personnel across all Nigerian Army formations and units, the COASespecially…

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Kaduna: Bandits release picture of baby delivered by woman kidnapped in train attack

Bandit-terrorists responsible for the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train, yesterday, released a picture of a newborn baby that was delivered by a pregnant woman among the women that they abducted on March 28. The woman, who was reportedly eight months pregnant when she was kidnapped alongside others by the bandits, was reported to have given birth a few days ago in the den of the terrorists. Of the 63 abducted train passengers that are in captivity, only one passenger, the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Alwan Hassan,…

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Kaduna: Bandits abduct mother, daughter after distributing Ramadan gift to villagers, demand N100m

A philanthropist, Mrs. Ramatu Abarshi, has been abducted by bandit terrorists alongside her daughter, Amira, after distributing Ramadan gifts to local communities of Mariri town, in Lere local government area of Kaduna State. A family source said the bandits trailed them on Saturday noon around Kasuwan-Magani, in Kachia Local government, in the southern part of Kaduna State. It was gathered that Eng. Ramatu Abarshi, a former Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, and her daughter who were traveling in a chartered vehicle were kidnapped near Kasuwan Magani. According…

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