Bandits kill scores, injure several others in fresh Zamfara attack

Bandits have killed no fewer than 57 persons in a fresh attack on Magarya ward, Kadawa community of Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State. The attack, which reportedly occurred on Thursday evening till the early hours of yesterday, only affected men as residents said the bandits deliberately refused to hurt women and children. Also, several cows were said to have been rustled during the attack. After the attack in Kadawa, the bandits were said to have proceeded to other villages like Jinkirawa, where they stole cows but didn’t kill…

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Insecurity: Terrorists demand N12m levy from Zamfara communities to begin farming

Farming communities in Zamfara State are distressed as terror groups operating in about five local government areas are allegedly demanding for a levy before they are allowed to access their farms in preparation for the farming season.  It was gathered that the terrorists are asking the communities in Anka, Birnin-Magaji, Bakura and Zurmi local government areas, including Dansadau, in Maru to oblige with the demands to pay the levy and have a hitch-free farming season in their respective farmlands, or face attack. It was also learnt that residents of Rumu,…

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Insecurity: Food, cattle dealers threaten nationwide strike

The Amalgamated Union of Food Stuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, (AFUCDN), says it will embark on a nationwide strike over alleged illegal roadblocks and multiple taxations on its members. The National President of the union, Muhammed Tahir, stated this while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting of the union yesterday, in Abuja. Recall that the union had gone on strike in March, following similar allegations, including extortion of her members and attacks of its members in some parts of the country. The union had earlier embarked…

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Insecurity: Onion traders extend supply ban to South-South, South-West

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) has stated that it will stop the supply of onione to the entire southern region from yesterday, June 7. This is coming few days after the association suspended the supply of onions to the South-East due to the hijacking of two of their members’ truck by gunmen in Imo State. Recall that the National President of the association, Aliyu Isah, on Sunday said about N4.5 billion worth of onions and properties were destroyed by suspected hoodlums across southern states in the…

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Igangan attack: South-West Govs approve joint operations for Amotekun

The governors of the six States in the South-West region have condemned the killings in Igangan, a community in Ibarapa, Oyo State. This was disclosed in a statement issued yesterday by the chairman, South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu. This development is coming after 15 people were reportedly killed in an attack by gunmen at Igangan town, Oyo state, on Saturday. The governors have also directed the Commanders of the Western Nigeria Security Network, otherwise  known as Amotekun, to convoke a joint security meeting of all Commanders in the South-West with…

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Onion marketers stop supply to entire South from today – Association

The Association of Onions Producers, Processors and Marketers of Nigeria, (OPMAN), has threatened to stop the supplying of onions to the entire southern part of Nigeria unless certain conditions laid down by the association are met. The association disclosed that about N4.5 billion worth of onions and other properties were destroyed by suspected hoodlums across the Southern States in the last few months, in addition to the loss of lives of members of the association without any compensation. The National President of the association, Alhaji Aliyu Isa, disclosed this while…

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Attack on Imo Police headquarters repelled – Police

The Nigerian Police have reportedly foiled an attack on Imo State Command and killed no fewer than five gunmen yesterday. This tragic incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPPRO) in the State, Bala Elkana. According to Elkana, the attackers arrived at the police command in a white Hummer bus in the early hours of yesterday. The PPPRO said their officers immediately denied the gunmen access and engaged them in a shooting, leaving five of them dead. He added four AK-47 rifles were recovered from the gunmen. The…

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Attacks on Northerners in S/East: “We cannot bear it any longer” – Wamakko

…Says ‘Enough is enough’ Former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has called on political leaders and other prominent persons in the South-East to speak up on the attacks on Northerners in that part of the country. In a statement he personally signed and issued yesterday, titled: “A clarion call on Igbo leaders: Enough Is Enough“, Wamakko said, “If leaders from the South-East feel they can allow their people to do what they wanted, we may have no choice than to stop dousing the increasing tension among our…

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Insecurity: Ohanaeze Ndigbo denounces secessionist agenda, says Igbos won’t support Nigeria’s breakup

…Calls for dialogue The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the Federal Government to engage in dialogue in resolving insecurity challenges currently ravaging the country. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador George Obiozor, while addressing a press conference in Enugu on Friday, cautioned President Buhari-led administration against the use of force, saying the use of force won’t resolve the nation’s crisis. Obiozor, a former Ambassador to the United Nations, (UN), urged the government to investigate the destruction of lives in the South-East, saying, “We want to make it clear…

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Niger: Abductors of Islamic schoolchildren raise ransom from N110m to N200m

The bandits that abducted the Islamiyya students in Niger State have upped their demand for ransom money for the release of the 156 students in their custody to N200 million. Recall that on May 27, bandits attacked Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school in Tegina town, Rafi LGA, and abducted several schoolchildren. On Wednesday, the bandits demanded N110 million ransom for the kidnapped pupils. However, the situation has taken a new dimension as the bandits have now raised their demand to N200 million. According to the school head-teacher and a parent of…

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