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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INSECURITY: FEMALE NURSE, OTHERS KIDNAPPED ALONG KACHIA-KADUNA HIGHWAY

A female nurse identified as Rakiya Haruna is reportedly kidnapped this morning along Kaduna – Kachia road. She was kidnapped alongside others travelling in a commercial vehicle travelling from Kachia to Kaduna The said nurse was said to have been on night duty and was on her way to Kaduna with others after closing when the incident happened.  Her abductors are yet to get in touch with anyone. Both the state Police Command and Kaduna State Government are yet to comment on the sad incident. This is coming barely 48…

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Kaduna: Bandits kill driver, kidnap 33 people in Kachia

At least one person has been killed and 33 others abducted following an attack by bandits suspected to be kidnappers in Kachia local government area of Kaduna State. The incident, which occurred last night within the Kachia metropolis also left several people injured. According to an issued press statement by the State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the District Head of Kachia ward, Idris Suleiman confirmed the incident when security operatives, led by Aruwan, visited the area. Suleiman said the bandits in their large numbers invaded…

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FG opts for dialogue over S/East insecurity crisis

The Federal Government has resolved to adopt the dialogue option in settling the escalating insecurity in the South-East region. This resolution was disclosed to State House Correspondents at the weekend by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Ngige also said that he and Prof. Gambari further briefed the President on developments in the labour sector, especially the face-off between the Kaduna State government and the Nigerian Labour…

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Just In: 15 kidnap victims of Niger Islamic school outwit captors, escape from forest stronghold

No fewer than 15 people recently kidnapped by bandits in Tegina town, Niger State, at the weekend have escaped from their captors. The 15 were among the adults abducted along with the 156 pupils of the Salihu Tanko Islamic School more than two weeks ago. Recall that it was reported that after their abduction, the adults were separated from the children and taken into Zamfara forests while the children were kept in another location yet unknown. It was reliably learnt that on Friday night, the 15 victims managed to open…

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24-yr-old, Bakura Modu, emerges as new Boko Haram leader

A 24-year-old, Bakura Modu, has emerged as the new leader of Boko Haram, which controls the Lake Chad region and the Sambisa forest in Borno State. The emergence of Modu is coming a month after the reported death of its erstwhile leader, Abubakar Shekau, who was allegedly killed after a clash between his men and fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP). Recall that reported that on 19th May, Shekau detonated a bomb and killed himself when he observed that the ISWAP fighters wanted to capture him alive.…

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ISWAP fighters invade Borno community, burn military camp, vehicles

Terrorists, suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP), have razed a military formation in Kwamdi village, Damboa local government area of Borno State. It was gathered that the terrorists overran the formation on Tuesday evening and carted away weapons belonging to the military during a gun duel. The fighters were said to have stormed the area on 10 utility vehicles, burnt down one Armoured Personnel Carrier, (APC), as well as a gun truck. According to a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF),…

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Plateau: Unidentified gunmen kill 10 at Jos drinking joint – Police

Some unidentified gunmen have struck a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, fatally shooting no fewer than 10 persons dead on Sunday, the Police have said. The gunmen drove in a Hilux van into Kashe (Sabon Layi) community, Kuru District of Jos-South local government area, sporadically shooting at the bar and leaving many dead or wounded, according to an issued statement by Police spokesman, Ubah Ogaba in Jos yesterday. According to him, the killers invaded the community on Sunday night. However, a witness told newsmen that twelve people were killed,…

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North-East: Boko Haram/ISWAP free UN staff, nine others

Several humanitarian workers and civilians abducted during attacks on the North-East have been released by Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents. After more than five months, Abubakar Garba Idris, a senior Protection Assistant with the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by the Islamic State of West African Province(ISWAP) on Maiduguri/Damaturu highway, has regained freedom. According to authentic humanitarian sources, Idris , who is popularly known as Alooma, is undergoing medical and military checks with troops of ‘Operation Hadin-Kai‘ in Maiduguri before he was reunited…

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“Bandits, killer herdsmen more daring under Buhari” – el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has disclosed that since 2015, bandits, killer herdsmen and Boko Haram insurgents have become more daring under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Speaking during the second quarter 2021 meeting of the Directors of State Commands of the State Security Service (SSS) in the North-West, in Kaduna on Thursday, el-Rufa’i admitted that insecurity had worsened under President Buhari though the federal government has particularly and repeatedly claimed to have decimated Boko Haram. Although, el-Rufa’i is considered an ally of the incumbent president, who assumed power in…

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