250 bandits have so far been neutralized – DHQ

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters said Thursday that 250 bandits have so far been neutralized to address the problem of insecurity in the North-West zone of the country. Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor disclosed this on at the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team. “The Primary objective of government is to ensure the peace and wellbeing Read More

Electronic transmission of results ‘ll banish slection collation banditry – Okechukwu

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has commended the Senate, the House of Representatives, civil society organisations and President Muhammadu Buhari for the final process leading to the insertion of Electronic Transmission of election results in the country’s Electoral Law. Okechukwu who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) expressed optimism that Read More

Bandits abduct 3 students in Kaduna Catholic seminary, scores injured

October 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Secretary, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, Mr. Salleh Banda Kure, has confirmed the kidnap of three students of St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary. Earlier reports indicated that bandits attacked and kidnapped scores from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a LGA. Kaduna police also confirmed the Read More

Muslims perform absentee funeral prayers for Zamfara speaker’s father

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Hundreds of Muslims converged on the resident of the Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya in Gusau Monday to observe absentee funeral prayers for his late father who died in bandits den. The funeral prayers was led by the state chairman Ulamas consultative forum Sheik Abubakar Fari, prominent Islamic scholars, top government officials. In an interview Read More

4 weeks after, NCC suspends telecom shutdown in Gusau

October 1, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended the shutdown of telecom sites within Gusau, the state capital. Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle disclosed this at a weekly preaching session to mark the state’s 25 years anniversary Friday. Matawalle, who was represented by the acting governor who is also the speaker, House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, at the weekly preaching session, Read More

Breaking: Like Zamfara, Kaduna set to shut down telecommunication services, declares war on bandits

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

There are strong indications that Kaduna state government is ready to shut down all telecommunication services in parts of the state. Governor Nasir El-Rufai who dropped the hint while granting interview to radio stations said the shutdown which will affect basically local government areas where terrorists are operating will be effected once security agencies have signalled their readiness to deal Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Why I treat bandits, by Katsina health worker

September 28, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

A health worker in Katsina, Katsina state, Murtala Umar, Monday evening, said he had been providing treatment and drugs to bandits with gunshot wounds even though he knew they were criminals. Speaking to journalists at the state Police Command headquarters in Katsina where the police paraded him, Murtala, said the bandits gave him no choice but to cooperate with them. Read More

PDP challenges APC, FG to expose terrorism sponsors

September 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government to expose terrorism sponsors. The party alleged that “the refusal by the Buhari Presidency to expose the names of sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria, vindicates its position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has been providing official cover for terrorists and bandits pillaging the Read More

Zamfara: How we rescued students from bandits’ den – Matawalle

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that a repentant bandit led to the rescue of the abducted students of Kaya Maradun from the bandits. Governor Matawalle made the disclosure Saturday morning in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, “Ganimun hanya.” On September 1, 2021, armed bandits stormed Government day Secondary School Kaya in Governor Matawalle’s Maradun local government Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Major Datong rescued, 24 days after

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

After spending close to a month in detention Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped from his home at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, by bandits on August 24, 2021, has regained his freedom. The dare-devil bandits had picked and made away with Datong at the top military facility at Afaka, Kaduna, after killing two officers identified as Lieutenant Wulah and Read More

X-raying military’s renewed onslaught against bandits

September 17, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

The federal government recently shut down telecom services in Zamfara to enable security agencies to flush out bandits and other criminal elements terrorising the state. BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines the successes of the military’s offensive.      For many years, some states in the North-west of Nigeria have been facing myriads of security challenges, ranging from armed group violence Read More

Police to recruit 60,000 personnel – IGP

September 16, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Nigeria Police Force is to recruit 60,000 personnel within the next six years, Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba announced in Ilorin, Wednesday. As a start, the IGP said 20,000 police personnel will be recruited between now and end of 2021 to make up for the 10,000 personnel that ought to have been recruited in 2020 following the Read More

Gunmen kill soldier, abduct housewife, 8 kids in Kaduna

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen attacked the residence of a Kaduna State University lecturer, Ahmed Buba, in Zaria, Kaduna state on Monday and seized his six children. The gunmen also fatally shot a soldier, Ebuka Okechukwu. The soldier died of gunshot wounds in a hospital. They then abducted Rabi Isya, Mr Buba’s neighbour’s wife and two of her children. The bandits were, however, intercepted Read More

Breaking: Another first class Emir kidnapped

September 14, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected terrorists on Tuesday kidnapped Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara state, Hassan Attahiru. The first class Zamfara state traditional was reportedly abducted while along Kaduna – Abuja highway, TVC News is reporting. According to the report, police personnel was said to have been killed during exchange of fire with the bandits. His aides were said to have sustained injuries. His Read More

Onslaught against bandits yielding results-Air Chief

September 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the current onslaught against bandits and their activities is yielding results.Amao also charged the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) to remain focused disciplined and extra- vigilant until the security situation improves.A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Read More

It’s too late, Matawalle reveals why he made u-turn on amnesty for bandits

September 11, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi, Gusau 0

Days after telecommunication network was cut off, Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed that window of amnesty he gave bandits has expired. Matawalle said the decision became necessary after the bandits failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them by the state government. The governor who spoke on Friday after attending in Gusau, the state capital said, Read More

Bandits abduct ex-NBC director, daughter, 3 others in Katsina

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former zonal director of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ahmed Abdulkadir, his daughters and three others have been abducted Monday night in Bakori, Katsina state. A colleague of the ace broadcaster, who asked not to be named, said Abdulkadir was abducted when the bandits stormed Shema quarters, a government estate in the town, around 9 p.m. His daughter, 15-year- Read More

The North and the effect of Janus

September 5, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

I wrote the following on March 1, 2021. With what is happening, I find it still relevant, hence repeating it today. I had intended to continue with the topic, ‘Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (3)’ but I had to suspend it; it is more of a proposal for the future. I had to look at what was immediate. Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Security agents neutralise bandits in Zamfara

September 3, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Police tactical operatives in Zamfara state, in collaboration with other security agencies, have repelled a large number of armed bandits, who came to Shinkafi town in their hundreds, with intent to attack innocent people of the area.  In a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau Friday, the the Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the bandits, who were from Read More