Police rescue 100 kidnapped victims without paying ransom in Zamfara 

The Nigerian Police, in Zamfara State, have rescued one hundred kidnapped victims without ransom. Addressing newsmen in Gusau on the successes, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, Superintendent Shehu Mohammed, said they were rescued by the troops in Dajin Kabaro Forest, after spending forty-two days in captivity. According to the Police, the victims were abducted in Mutunji and Dan-Sadau communities in Maru local government area of the State while on their way to Gusau, the State capital. However, only twenty, out of the one hundred victims, were reunited with their families due…

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Bandits attack Police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara

Thirteen policemen and three others have been killed by bandits in an attack on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday, when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty. A resident, who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told newsmen that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50 kilometres south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers. According to him, “They withdrew after they…

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Bandits kill 39 persons in a reprisal attack in Zamfara

A group of unrepentant bandits have stormed Faru Village of Maradun local government area of Zamfara State killing about forty innocent persons. Confirming the incident to Radio Nigeria in Gusau,  an eyewitness Ahmad Lawali said the attack was a reprisal mission in the Faru district of Maradun local government area of the state. According to him, the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on innocent people in the process, 39 persons mainly men were killed. He said the bandits trailed farmers who…

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Soldiers neutralise scores of bandits, recovers weapons in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops of 8 Division have eliminated an unspecified number of bandits in fierce encounters in Talatan-Marafa local government areas of Zamfara. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in an issued press statement yesterday, in Abuja. Nwachukwu said that troops, while on a fighting patrol, came under fire from bandits operating along Mayanchi-Dogo Karfe and Fagantama villages in the area. He said the bandits were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the troops in the fierce encounter that ensued where…

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Zamfara bandit’s leader meets Niger govt., promises quick release of abducted Kagara students

Ø As Sheikh Gumi seeks ‘blanket amnesty’ for bandits The leader of armed bandits in Zamfara State, Dogo Gide, yesterday assured that the abducted students and staff of Government Science College in Kagara, Rafi local government area of Niger State, would soon be released. Gide, whose group controls the Southern part of Zamfara forests, gave the assurance when he met with officials of the Niger State government in Gusau. The meeting was initiated by a prominent Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Mahmud Gumi. Although he said the abducted students are not in…

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