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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Gunmen kill hunters, herders, others in Kwara, Plateau, Zamfara

Hunters and herders have come under attack in Kwara and Plateau states. On Tuesday, four local hunters, who were also vigilantes, were gunned down in Kwara by suspected herdsmen. On the same day, three herders were also declared missing, believed killed, in Plateau. In Zamfara, four persons were confirmed dead, while as many as 60 women were reportedly abducted as bandits swooped on two communities. A source said five hunters on two motorcycles were returning from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, to the Fage community when they fell into the…

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Insecurity: Zamfara deploys 500 armed personnel, anti-aircraft battle gun against bandits

Zamfara State governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has deployed hundreds of security personnel to be on the trail of the perpetrators of attacks on the innocent people of Malele village, in Dansadau, under Maru local government area of the State. The governor, who condemned in totality the attacks which he believed were carried out by the enemies of the State, promised to teach them the language that they can understand. As at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that Governor Matawalle was in the Government House Situation Room,…

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Zamfara protesters block Gusau-Kauran Namoda highway

Youths in Zamfara State have blocked the Gusau-Kauran Namoda highway, to protest the worsening insecurity in the State. According to Voice of America, (VOA),  Hausa  service, some of the residents along the highway said that they have not been able to sleep with their two eyes closed because of fear of bandits. It was learnt that the protesters ccme from different villages along the highway, where they used barricades on the road to stop vehicular movement. The protesters included vigilante members, who reportedly attacked policemen deployed there to clear the road…

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Police kill bandits in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara State, on Sunday, said several bandits were neutralised in the State on Saturday night when criminals attempted to attack Magami village, in Gusau local government area. This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Shehu Mohammed, in Gusau, the State capital. “Yesterday night, the command received a report that bandits in their large numbers stormed Magami town in Gusau LGA with intent to attack the community. “The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu, directed Police Tactical…

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Zamfara: Gov. Matawalle revokes all land titles in the State

…Orders closure of 4 markets Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has ordered the revocation of all land titles across all local governments of the State. The governor made the announcement at the flag-off of the issuance of the Electronic Certificates of Occupancy (e-C of O), noting that the task would henceforth only be carried out by the State’s Geographic Information System, (ZAGIS), with the new policy of granting electronic certificates. According to him, the issuance of e-C of O is to curtail illegal acquisition of lands and criminal tenancy by infiltrating bandits…

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Zamfara: ‘Repentant’ bandit who masterminded Kankara abduction returns to forest

Less than three months after his celebrated repentance, the bandit leader in Zamfara State, Auwal Daudawa, who became notorious after masterminding abduction of over 300 students in neighbouring Katsina State has reportedly gone back to the trenches. According to a security source and two other sources close to the bandits said that Daudawa has relocated to one of the forests, near the border with Katsina. The bandit is said to have coordinated the mass abduction of the students of Government Secondary School Kankara, on December 12, 2020, the first of…

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Banditry: Matawalle orders demolition of informants, arms suppliers’ houses

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed security agencies to demolish the houses of informants and those supplying arms to bandits in the State. A press release signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General on Media to the governor, issued to newsmen in Gusau yesterday, said that the order was with immediate effect. Matawalle issued the order when Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, paid him a sympathy visit over recent bandit attacks on some communities in Zamfara, which left many people dead and several others displaced. Matawalle said serious punitive…

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Banditry: Matawalle orders demolition of informants, arms suppliers’ houses

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed security agencies to henceforth demolish the houses of informants and those supplying arms to bandits in the state. A press release signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General on Media to the governor, issued to newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday, said that the order was with immediate effect. Matawalle issued the order when Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal paid him a sympathy visit over recent bandit attacks on some communities in Zamfara, which left many people dead and several others displaced. Matawalle said serious…

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