Insecurity: “Our biggest fear is that Boko Haram is relocating to North-West” – El-Rufa’i 

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, says the North-West region is worried over the possibility of Boko Haram insurgents relocating from the North-East. He said this yesterday, during the inaugural edition of the ‘Fountain Summit’, an event organised by the Ekiti State government. Recall that in May, the leader of the Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, had been reported killed by the Islamic State in West Africa Province, (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram. Although there had been previous announcements of the death of Shekau, since May, there haven’t been…

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Zamfara: House of Assembly suspends 2 lawmakers for aiding banditry

The Zamfara House of Assembly has suspended two of its members, Yusuf Muhammad (APC-Anka) and Ibrahim Tukur (APC-Bakura) for allegedly aiding banditry in the State. This followed the adoption of a motion by Yusuf Kanoma (APC- Maru North) at Tuesday’s plenary in Gusau, the State capital. Speaking on the motion, Kanoma urged the house to suspend the lawmakers over allegations that they were collaborating with bandits in the State. “One of them is suspected to have supplied information to bandits leading to the death of one of our lawmakers, Muhammad…

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Breaking: Abducted FGC Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi students freed after over 100 days in captivity

The over 90 students and members of staff of Federal Government College, (FGC), Birnin-Yauri, in Kebbi State, have been released. They regained freedom after spending 118 days in captivity. A father of one of the Kidnapped students, who did not want his name in print, confirmed that the students have been released. Details to follow…

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“Herdsmen have left South-East but Igbos are still killing one another”, Miyetti-Allah 

One of the umbrella bodies of Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, Miyetti-Allah, has said that Igbos are still killing each other even though herdsmen have left the South-East region.  This comes after the anti-open grazing laws have been signed by many southern States. According to the group, even after their departure and the signing of the anti-open grazing law, there is still violence in the region. The spokesman of the group, Saleh Alhassan, claimed that this incident is indicative that herdsmen were never a threat. According to him, herders activities in the…

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Anambra insecurity: Buhari not in support of emergency rule – Gov. Obiano

…Alleges APGA members received N100m to join APC Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has said that the threat of a declaration of a state of emergency ahead of the November 6, 2021, Governorship election in the State does not have the support of President Muhammadu Buhari. Governor Obiano made this disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome of his visit where he met with the President in his official residence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The reaction of the governor is against the backdrop of the recent comment…

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Insecurity: Kano bans movies on kidnapping, hooliganism

…As Nigerians spent N3bn in cinemas in 6 months Worried by growing insecurity in the country, especially in the Northern region, the Kano State government has announced stringent measures to stem the tide of criminality and restore some sense of orderliness in the State.  Among the new measures is the banning of movies at cinemas promoting kidnapping, hooliganism, drug abuse and phone-snatching. The Executive Director, Kano State Censorship Board, Isma’ila Afakalla, announced the decision to ban and prosecute filmmakers and television stations who show movies with kidnapping and related crimes.…

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“Nigerians no longer seeing the benefits of being in this country” — Prof. Yusuf

Former Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, has said the use of the military to address what he described as a ‘social problem’, is wrong and would only make a bad situation much worse. Yusuf, who stated this in an interview, said both bandits and IPOB are social problems because they are both the product of corruption and bad governance. According to him, the Buhari-led administration is disconnected from the people, adding that once the people feel alienated, there is bound to be agitations “because…

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Zamfara: Scores killed as fleeing bandits run into military camp in Niger community

Scores of armed bandits fleeing the ongoing military operation in Zamfara and Katsina States last Friday met their waterloo in the hands of soldiers at Maganda village near Alawa, in Shiroro local government area of Niger State. The bandits who were allegedly escaping through the notorious Alawa thick forest,  in their hundreds, ran into the military camp stationed at Alawa, and engaged the soldiers in a serious gun duel for several hours. At the end of the face-off with the fleeing hoodlums by the military, one soldier was allegedly missing…

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Zamfara: “I’ll no longer grant amnesty to bandits”, Matawalle vows

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, says that his administration is no longer interested in holding a dialogue with bandits, noting that they had spurned the olive branch once extended to them. He said in Gusau that instead, security forces would flush them out of the State. The governor said the barrage of attacks on bandits by security forces had made them to make a fresh overture to government seeking dialogue. He said the bandits’ emissaries informed him that they had repented and would want to dialogue with the government. He…

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Kano bans unauthorised sale, renting of houses over insecurity

Kano has stated that no property should be sold or rented out to any individual or group until there is clearance given by a District Head or his representatives. This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Kano secretary to the State government, (SSG), Musa Tanko Muhammad. Muhammad said the measure is to keep the lives and property of Kano residents safe. “Government has directed that no house, property or land should be rented out or sold to any individual or group without prior due…

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