Gunmen attack Kaduna community, abduct 18 residents

Some unknown gunmen, suspected to be bandits, have attacked the Keke community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted at least 18 residents. It was learnt that the incident occurred early hours of Tuesday, when the assailants invaded the area. According to reports, the gunmen numbering about 20, stormed the area at about 12 am with sophisticated weapons, shooting sporadically before whisking the victims away. When contacted by newsmen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he would inquire and revert. Kaduna has been…

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LG polls: PDP defeats el-Rufa’i at his polling unit

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, couldn’t deliver his polling unit in the local government election that held in the State, yesterday . This is as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), defeated El-Rufai’s All Progressives Congress, (APC), in both the chairmanship and councillorship elections in his polling unit. El-Rufa’i voted in the Polling Unit 001 Ungwar Sarki, Kaduna-North local government area, where he said his aim is to deliver the unit and win the entire election for the APC. However, the PDP won the polling unit when the results…

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Kaduna: Security operatives arrest suspect behind abduction of Fed. College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka

Security Operatives have arrested a suspect responsible for the abduction from several students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Kaduna State. Confirming the development, the State’s Police PRO, Mohammed Jalige, said more suspects would have been arrested in connection with the kidnap of the Afaka students, if not for an audio that went viral on social media. The Police PRO revealed the audio message signaled the other members of the kidnapping syndicate, prompting them to flee before the arrival of the police. According to him, “One of the…

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Kaduna: Few days ahead LG election, High Court nullifies el-Rufa’i’s controversial Electoral Law 

A Kaduna High Court, presided by Justice Edward Andow, yesterday, declared as nullity Section 22, subsection 5 of the Kaduna State Electoral Law 2021, that was passed by the State House of Assembly and assented by the State governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i. The section of the law, before yesterday’s ruling, empowered the Governor to appoint an  Administrator to preside over the affairs of any Local Government in the state in the event of inconclusive election or where it could not take place due to violence or other related reasons. Counsel…

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3 yrs after commissioning, Kaduna Dry Port not fully operational – Port GM

…Says most shipping companies yet to ‘recognise’ port The General Manager of the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, Rotimi Hassan-Raimi, yesterday revealed that the port has not become fully operational, three years after it was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Hassan-Raimi, who spoke in Abuja during the interactive session organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Customs, the railway services needed by the port were not efficient enough. He stated that most shipping companies were yet to recognise the inland dry port, hence, “they seldom give the bill…

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Malnourished children in Kaduna rises to 8,157 in Q2 – Official

The number of severely malnourished children admitted for special care at Community Management of Acute Malnutrition sites has increased from 2,796 in the first quarter of 2021 to 8,157 in the second quarter of the year. This was disclosed by the Project Manager, Kaduna State Emergency Nutrition Action Plan, Umar Bambale, during a one-day Nutrition Partners’ Second Quarter Coordination and Review Meeting in Kaduna yesterday, According to the Project Manager, three children died of the disease in the first quarter, while 28 died in the second quarter. He said the…

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Kaduna govt. bans falling of trees, wandering in forests in six LGAs

Kaduna State government, on Tuesday, banned the felling of trees for timber, firewood, charcoal other commercial purposes in Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Kachia, Kauru, Kajuru LGAs. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday, after much deliberation during the security meeting, the state government decided to ban the felling of trees in the selected LGAs. Aruwan, who said the ban was in the overriding public security interest, however warned that all questionable movements and activities within the thick forests across the seven listed LGAs…

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Banditry: Like Zamfara, Kaduna govt. bans sale of fuel in jerry-cans

The Kaduna State government has banned the sale of petroleum products in jerry cans or any other containers in five local government areas that have witnessed a surge in banditry and kidnapping in recent times. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed via a statement yesterday, listed the affected councils as Birnin-Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi and Kajuru. The commissioner further stated that the ban is with immediate effect and directed security agencies to ensure compliance with the directives. The move is coming a few months…

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Son of former Senate Deputy Majority Leader murdered in Kaduna

Some unknown assailants have brutally murdered Abdulkareem Na’Allah, the first son of former Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala ibn-Na’Allah. Picture caption: Senate Deputy Majority Leader, father of the deceased Senator ibn-Na’Allah represents Kebbi-South Senatorial district and was the Deputy Majority Leader in the 8th Senate. According to reports, the Late Cpt. Na’Allah was strangled to death in his residence, situated in Malali GRA, Kaduna, in the early hours of Sunday. The 36-year-old pilot was tied and strangled while the assailants escaped with his vehicle and personal belongings. The Special…

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Kaduna: Bandits abduct housewives in Zaria

Bandits have abducted three housewives and a male resident of Zango community, in Sabon-Gari local government area of Kaduna State. Zango Community is a stone throw from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) campus, in Zaria. It was gathered that the bandits arrived in the community at midnight on Thursday, shooting sporadically. The incident comes few days after bandits stormed the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), killing two officers and abducting a Major. Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, confirmed the attack but said the Command is yet…

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