Insecurity: FG goes after Boko Haram, Ansaru terrorists, IPOB financiers, assets

The Federal Government has commenced moves to confiscate the assets of identified terrorism financiers and their associates, in line with international counter-terrorism recommendations. It was gathered that security and intelligence agencies were scouting for the physical assets, including companies and bank accounts of individuals and groups indicted for terrorism in the country. Already, 18 persons, entities and companies have been added to the Nigeria Sanctions List under the supervision of the Nigeria Sanctions Committee, a multi-agency panel created by the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022. The groups include the…

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Terror kingpin, Turji, 18 others placed on ‘wanted’ list by military

The military has published the names and pictures of 19 wanted terrorist commanders who have been terrorizing the country and placed N5m naira reward each to any person who has credible information that could lead to their arrest. The Defence Headquarters also released the names of the 19 terrorists declared wanted. The 19 wanted terrorists as listed are: Sani Dangote, from Dumburum Village, Zurmi LGA, Zamfara State, Bello Turji Gudda, from Fakai Village, Shinkafi LGA, Zamfara State, Alhaji Ado Aliero, Yankuzo Village, Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, Monore, from Yantumaki village,…

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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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Zamfara: Terrorists snatch phones, valuables from officers at Police post

Bandits who stormed a Police outpost in the Magami town of Gusau, the State capital, stole the cellphones of some police officers who were on duty in Zamfara State. As a result of the terrorists’ relentless strikes, several inhabitants have left the neighborhood. Magami is one of the areas of Zamfara State that has been devastated by violence. According to a source, the bandits invaded the neighborhood on Wednesday at around 3:40 p.m. After stealing the Police officers’ phones, the terrorists allegedly fired into the air to frighten bystanders before…

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Niger: Terrorists kill 2; abduct Doctor, nurses, patients, 20 others in State hospital

At least two persons were shot dead while many were abducted when bandits broke into AbdulSalami Abubakar General Hospital, Gulu, Lapai local government area of Niger State, on Monday night. While the identities of those killed had not been ascertained as of press time, it has been confirmed that among those abducted were a medical doctor, a pharmacist, nurses as well as patients and their relations. It was gathered that among the hospital staff abducted were Head, Clinical Services simply identified as Dr. John, Head of Haematology, Usman Zabbo, and…

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‘101 ex-terrorists moved from prison to de-radicalisation camp” – FG

The Federal Government has said that the released one-hundred-and-ten convicted terrorists and those awaiting trial from the Kiri-Kiri custodial centre have been moved to a de-radicalisation camp for onward reintegration into the society. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, made the clarification to State House correspondents on Friday, after the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at Aso Villa, in Abuja. Recall that controversy had surrounded the release of 101 convicted terrorists after the vicious insurgents, who kidnapped train travellers in Kaduna on March 28, released the last…

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Zamfara: Military foils Turji bandits’ attack, as 26 villagers drown while fleeing from terrorists

Nigerian troops on Wednesday repelled an attack by terrorists at Faru Village near their base in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. This is just as 21 children and five women have reportedly drowned in a river at Bukuyum local government area. According to the report, the deceased were fleeing an attack by terrorists, who invaded their communities, when the two boats conveying them across the river capsized. Meanwhile, the attack in Maradun, launched by bandits suspected to be loyal to the notorious bandit, Bello Turji, had caused panic…

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Ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train: Remaining 23 victims regain freedom

The remaining 23 victims of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train kidnapped on 28 March, 2022 have been rescued. The victims were today Wednesday by a Committee set up by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor. A Statement by the secretary of the Committee, Professor Usman Yusuf said the 7-man committee assembled by the Chief of Defence Staff secured the release of the 23 victims held hostage by Boko Haram terrorist and took them to custody. Yusuf Said the nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian military led…

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Kaduna Insecurity: Woman gives birth in captivity as bandits demand N50m, family cries out

The family of a woman, who gave birth in captivity, have cried out to the Federal and Kaduna State government and individuals for assistance, as bandits are demanding N50 million ransom to release the nursing mother and her two sisters.  The three sisters were kidnapped on July 17, 2022 in Mando, on the outskirts of Kaduna, at their family house where they were tending to their sick mother. It was gathered that the eldest of the sisters, who was heavily pregnant when they were kidnapped, has given birth in captivity…

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Abducted Zamfara worshippers working on bandits’ farmlands as slaves – Residents

The forty-four worshippers abducted from a mosque in Zamfara community last Friday have been subjected to physical labour on armed men’s farmlands, according to reports. According to some residents who spoke to newsmen, the bandits had called to tell relatives that the captives were with them and working on their millet and sorghum plantations, but had yet to demand ransom. A resident, Abubakar Bukkuyum, said the bandits were quoted as saying that the millet plantations are due for harvest and the captives must do the work for them.   Recall that…

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