Just In: Gunmen abduct 2 nurses on night duty in Kaduna hospital

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped two nurses in Idon General Hospital, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, in the early hours of Thursday. The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Shingyu Shamnom, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the bandits stormed the general hospital through the fence armed with deadly weapons. According to him, while the bandits shot sporadically in the premises of the hospital, two nurses on night duty came out to identify themselves as medical workers and the bandits whisked them away to an…

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“Killing bandits only way to make schools safe” – El-Rufa’i

…Says governors are unanimous on ‘wiping them out’ Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has said the only way to make schools safe is to kill all bandits and bombing the forests they are camping. The governor, who stated this yesterday in Abuja, at a conference on ‘Financing Safe Schools in Nigeria‘, stated that his colleagues are in agreement that bandits must be completely “wiped out”. Although some northern governors, particularly Bello Mattawalle, of Zamfara State, have advocated for dialogue with bandits, el-Rufa’i insists that they are all on the same…

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‘I’m hungry, I need help,’ owner of demolished Kaduna sex party hotel cries out

The owner of Asher Kings and Queens restaurant”, the building alleged to have hosted the controversial ‘Sex party’ in Kaduna, A’ishatu Mercy Yakubu,has cried for help saying since her business was terminated, she had been hungry and could not pay her children’s school fees. The lady, in a video that went viral at the weekend, insisted that she knew nothing about the allegation which led to the demolition of her restaurant, which she said was the only means of livelihood for herself and her three children. Aisha Yakubu, in the…

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Kaduna captures 2.1m poor, vulnerable in Social Register

The Kaduna State government says it has captured 2.1 million individuals from 524,424 Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) in its Social Register. The Coordinator of the State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Planning and Budget Commission, Nina Dawong, made this known at a one-day media roundtable on the state of the State Social Register. Dawong explained that SOCU was saddled with the responsibility of generating and maintaining the Social Register of the poor and vulnerable households in the State. She explained that the data was mined by the Federal Government in…

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Police rescue 15 abducted persons in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued 15 kidnapped persons and recovered 32 cows. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, stated this in a statement yesterday, in Kaduna. Jalige said that gunmen, suspected to be bandits, on April 9, blocked Buruku/Birnin-Gwari road, around Unguwan-Yako forest, in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars. “A swift response by the operatives of the Command forced the marauding bandits to retreat and flee into the forest with bullet wounds, abandoning their victims. The operatives however, searched the entire…

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Violence mars PDP zonal congress in Kaduna

…Ex-ministers Gana, Abah, 4 others rejoin Party The moves to elect zonal officers of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), for the North-West zone yesterday ended abruptly in Kaduna, as it was marred by violence. The chaos erupted when supporters, identified as thugs, of the major contenders clashed at the Kaduna International Trade Fair complex, which was the venue of the event, forcing people to flee. The two main contenders for the position of National Vice-Chairman for the North-West zone are Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo and Aminu Wali. It was gathered…

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“El-Rufa’i’s mass sack of workers could lead to security crisis” – Mr. LA

By Falal Ango A prominent Kaduna politician, Hon. Lawal Adamu Usman, also known as Mr. LA, has described the recent mass sack of public service workers by the Kaduna State government as a major threat to the security of the State. Mr. La, a one-time aspirant for Senator, Kaduna-Central in 2019, made the condemnation in Kaduna yesterday, while reacting to the sack of local councils workers who are above 50 years, and the pegging of total number of staff in each local government council at 50 workers. The government has…

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13 days after, kidnapped RCCG members regain freedom

…As another 5 abducted Kaduna college students released Eight kidnapped members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), who were abducted in Kaduna State two weeks ago have regained their freedom. The release of the abducted RCCG members was made known by the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye via his official Twitter handle. His tweet read: “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren, who were in the captivity of kidnappers, have all been released and taken to the hospital for check-up and tests”. Recall…

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“Kaduna school abduction: Bandits released us on their own will” – Freed student debunks Army’s claim

One of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State, has narrated how they were released from captivity. Recall that the Nigerian Army had claimed that its troops “recovered five of the students” who spent over three weeks in captivity. In a statement it issued on Tuesday, the  Army Spokesman,  Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed, unveiled the identities of the “recovered students”, and showered encomiums on the troops. “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. The GOC 1 Division,…

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Kaduna: Five of 39 kidnapped  college students regain freedom

Five of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna on March 12 have regained their freedom. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. Aruwan said the five rescued students are presenting in a military facility undergoing a medical check-up. The statement read: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are…

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