‘Bandits partied all night with music in Katsina after killing 19’ – Residents reveal

The gruesome killing of nineteen people in the recent Katsina community by armed bandits on Tuesday reportedly ended with a night party. Recall that bandits had earlier attacked Tsauwa village, in Batsari local government area of the State last night shooting sporadically. According to reports, the assailants that stormed the village are more than 200 riding on motorcycles. Residents who disclosed the detail of the event said the bandits were most likely on a revenge mission after security agencies foiled a previous attack on the community and killed three of…

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Insecurity: 1,065 students kidnapped, 6 killed, 273 held within seven months in Nigeria – Report

No fewer than 1,065 students of schools across the country have been kidnapped in the last seven months, according to latest reports. Also, according to the reports, during the period under review, six students were killed by their abductors, while 273 others are still being held as at press time. Two Polytechnic lecturers and one other staff member are still being held by their captors. Though relatives of victims and the government do not publicly disclose how much is paid as ransom, hundreds of millions of naira had been paid…

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Gunmen kidnap Taraba NLC chairman for the 2nd time

The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Taraba Chapter, Comrade Peter Jidiel has again been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday. According to a family member, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, Peter was abducted in his residence in Sunkani, Ardo kola local government area of the State at about 12:30 am. According to his younger brother, in a telephone conversation, Boniface Stephen said the abductors called the family informing them that Peter has a fever but that since then up to the…

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Just In! Bandits kidnap scores of students in Bethel School, Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday morning invaded Bethel Secondary School, in Maramara, Chickun local government area of Kaduna State, and abducted scores of students. The affected secondary school is a boarding school located on the outskirts of Kaduna. The security guard in the school, Daniel Muhuta, while speaking on the development, said, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00 am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to lie down”. As of the time of filing this…

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Kaduna: Gunmen abduct nursing mother, 6 others at leprosy centre in Zaria

Some bandits, in the early hours of yesterday, raided the staff quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre, Zaria, in Kaduna State and abducted seven, including a nursing mother. It was learnt that the hoodlums also attacked the nearby Saye Police Divisional Headquarters, apparently to prevent officers from rescuing the victims. The incident, a source said, happened around 12:30 am. According to the source, the bandits surrounded the quarters and succeeded in picking five staff and two others, including a nursing mother. The source told newsmen that the bandits…

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Bandits kill 7, kidnap ten in fresh Kaduna attacks

At least seven people have been killed and ten others kidnapped in separate attacks carried out by bandits in Chikun, Kajuru and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State. Among the victims were four persons, who were kidnapped and shot to death by the bandits at Sabon-Gayan community, in Chikun local government area, while another two were also killed at Iri Station, in Kajuru LGA. According to a resident of the area, the bandits stormed the community around 1:00 am with some sophisticated weapons and started shooting indiscriminately. He said…

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Oyo: Kidnappers flee as policemen, vigilantes rescue victims inside forest

Criminals suspected to be kidnappers on Tuesday reportedly abducted three persons from a Toyota Sienna bus off Ibadan-Ijebu road in Ibadan. The State’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident to newsmen in a statement yesterday.  According to sources, the hoodlums numbering about 10 carried out the abduction at about 11:30 am. The hoodlums were said to have whisked their captives into the forest having successfully carried out their operation. The case was said to have been reported to the police immediately and some armed policemen and…

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

No fewer than fifteen 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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Just In! Bandits invade Kebbi school, abduct female students

Armed men suspected to be bandits have invaded the Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi State and abducted a yet-to-be specified number of female students. Details of the incident are still sketchy but according to reports, a security operative was shot dead during the operation. The attackers, who rode on motorcycles, were said to have stormed the school from neighbouring Rijau Forest in the early hours of Thursday. They were said to have overpowered the mobile policemen guarding the school. The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, is yet…

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Kaduna: Residents abducted in another armed attack by unknown gunmen in Zaria

Barely two days after an attack on Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna state, unknown gunmen have again attacked Kofar-Gayan and Kofar-Kona areas of Zaria and abducted some residents. The Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said he was trying to gather details to update the Press. However, an official of Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS) in Zaria, who spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday, said the incident occurred between 12.01 and 1.00 am on Saturday. The official, who did not give details on…

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