Katsina 2023: “We are all set for Yakubu Lado’s victory in the Governorship contest” – Chairman, Media Committee, Imrana Nas

The chairman of the Atiku/Lado Campaign Media Committee of Katsina State, Alhaji Imrana Nas, the champion of the poor, has expressed the intention of his committee to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship candidate in Katsina state, Alhaji Yakubu Lado Danmarke, wins in the upcoming 2023 election. Imrana Nas stated this during his parley with journalists in Katsina, shortly after the launch of their Committee, which took place at the PDP party secretariat in the state. The Chairman of the Media Committee added that it is evidently clear…

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Insecurity: Elections may not hold in 242 polling units in 10 Katsina LGAs – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has disclosed that 242 polling units with 142,261 registered voters in 10 local government areas of Katsina State were under serious security threat. The Commission’s Head of the Department of Electoral Operation in the State, Husseni Ja’afar, who revealed this at a stakeholders meeting in Katsina yesterday, said the polling units may be affected in the forthcoming general elections. He said the electoral umpire has directed all the electoral officers of the affected local governments to liaise with security agencies, traditional and religious leaders…

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Katsina: Terrorists abduct, kill Gov.’s ‘chief cook’ after collecting N5m ransom

The Chief Cook to Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has reportedly been killed by terrorists after being kidnapped a few days ago in Katsina, the State capital. The cook, one Lawal Kambarawa, was reportedly kidnapped on his farm while supervising the harvesting of his farm produce. One of his sons, Ahmed Lawal, who spoke to newsmen yesterday in Katsina, said that their father was kidnapped and killed by the bandits. He said, “Our father was kidnapped on his farm along Katsina-Jibia international road leading to the Niger Republic. He…

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Katsina: UNICEF demands unconditional release of abducted children

The United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF), has demanded an immediate and unconditional release of 21 children abducted last Sunday by armed bandits at a farm in Mairuwa community, in Faskari local government area of Katsina State. UNICEF, in an issued statement by its Representative in Nigeria, Ms. Cristian Munduate, described the abduction as an attack on the posterity of Nigeria, thus demanding immediate actions by all relevant stakeholders that would culminate in the return of the abducted children. She expressed concern that the tragic incident is another indication of the…

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Katsina: Bandits abduct 39 children, demand N30m as ransom

Some terrorists on Sunday abducted over 40 persons, including 39 children working on a farm in Faskari local government area of Katsina State. Three days after the abduction, the terrorists are now demanding N30 million as ransom. They also stated that they wanted to have a dialogue with the owner of the farm where the victims were abducted and vowed not to release the captives until either of the demands are met. The victims are from different villages in Faskari and Funtua local government areas of the State. It was…

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Bandits abduct three, open fire on 2 in Katsina

…6 terrorists reportedly killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram clash in Borno Two people were reportedly killed and three others were kidnapped yesterday, when suspected kidnappers reportedly opened fire on two Katsina households. The bandits were allegedly operating out of the forest in Katsina State’s Jibiya local government area, according to a local citizen, Yusufu Musa, who raised the alert about the event. Recall that suspected bandits a few days ago attacked and kidnapped a businessman in the same area. He was killed despite a N4 million ransom in the Kafur…

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Insecurity: Katsina lifts ban on motorcycle use at night

The Katsina State government has temporarily lifted the ban on the use of motorcycles at night. Recall that the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, banned the use of motorcycles at night early this year over the security challenges in the State. The ban was lifted during the Ramadan period, to enable the Islamic faithful to observe the period without hindrance and re-imposed it after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Director-General of New Media to the Governor, Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the development in a statement yesterday, in Katsina. He said: “In the…

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Katsina: Terrorist kingpin, Dogo-Umaru, 41 others killed by NAF airstrikes

Airstrikes undertaken by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft have neutralised Dogo Umaru, a key terrorist-kingpin, loyal to the notorious bandit leader, Bello Turji, in Katsina.  According to reports, the bombardments also killed no fewer than 40 other bandits. It was gathered that the airstrikes were authorised by the military command after Dogo Umaru and his cohorts were confirmed to have orchestrated a series of ‘gruesome’ attacks on Magama village, in Jibia local government area of Katsina State. One of their recent attacks led to the death of the Magama…

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Insecurity: Panic in Katsina community, as terrorists demand N250m ransom for 43 kidnapped residents

Residents of Bakiyawa village, in Batagarawa area of Katsina State, have been thrown into panic after terrorists who abducted 43 residents of the village reportedly demanded N250 million as ransom to release the abductees. Recall that the terrorists invaded the community on Wednesday, September 14, killed four residents, abducted forty-four victims, looted several shops and rustled cattle. According to one Zaharadden Tukur, whose father Tukur Makeri was one of the four residents killed, said he has now unwittingly become the breadwinner of a family of 11 children and two wives.…

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Katsina residents panic over two-day hailstorm

Residents of Gozaki ward, in Kafur local government area of Katsina State, are still in shock following the weekend hailstorm recorded in the community for two days. Although no life was lost during the hailstorm, there are fears that the hailstones may affect the growth of crops in the community. The farmers worried that crops such as maize, millet, rice, soya beans, and pepper grown in the community might be destroyed because of the hailstones. The Kafur local government area Chairman, Garba Kanya; the district head of Kafur, AbdulRahman Rabe,…

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