Wase mourns Lere

April 7, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Idris Wase has expressed shock over the death of Rep Sulaiman Aliyu Lere, who passed on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammed Puma, the Deputy Speaker described Lere as a disciplined and upright politician who contributed immensely to the development of his Read More

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

Kaduna: ZUDA urges El-Rufai to probe allegation of bandits’ hideout

March 29, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

National chairman of Zango Urban Development Association (ZUDA), Alhaji Shehu Aminu Abdullahi, has refuted allegations by the Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), describing Zango Urban as bandits’ hideout. In a statement in Kaduna weekend, Abdullahi described the allegations as baseless and capable of creating animosity and tension among the people of Zango. He added that it could bring the nascent Read More

Kaduna Electric supports KDSG’s efforts in fight against insecurity

March 22, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Management of Kaduna Electric has said it will do its utmost best in supporting the Kaduna state government in tackling the menace of banditry and insecurity in the state. It also commended the stakeholder-engagement efforts of the Malam Nasir El-Rufai led government in ensuring lasting peace and security in the state. This followed a meeting between the state government officials Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More

Gunmen kill 13, injure 7 in Kaduna communities

March 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen have killed 13 people and injured seven others in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state. This was included in a military report submitted to the Kaduna state government by the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), according to Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan. “According Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

PAN Nigeria donates equipment to Kaduna school

March 18, 2021 David Agba 0

PAN Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost auto manufacturing and assembly company, has donated new equipment to Government Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna state. The company made the donation as part of its corporate social responsibility, and in support of the Kaduna state government’s efforts to provide high quality education and continuous improvement of schools’ infrastructure. Group Head, Corporate Services, PAN Nigeria Limited, Read More

Gunmen kill Police inspector, abduct 3 in Kaduna

March 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Wednesday night killed a Police inspector and kidnapped three persons two of whom are suspected to be female students of Kaduna State University, (KASU) at Ungwa Waziri, Karji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. An eyewitness account, who confirmed the name of the police Inspector as John Bello, said, “around 11pm on Wednesday, we received a distress Read More

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Troops kill 2 bandits, arrest gunrunners in Kaduna communities

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Bandits have killed two people in Chikun and Igabi local government areas.Also, soldiers have killed two bandits in Chikun and arrested suspected gunrunners in the Lere local government area of Kaduna state.  A security update signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday confirmed the attack on Emir of Birnin Gwari’s vehicle, adding Read More

In Kaduna, gunmen attack Emir of Birnin Gwari’s convoy

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Armed bandits on Tuesday attacked the convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari.Blueprint learnt that the monarch’s convoy, was attacked at Kaduna – Birnin Gwari highway while on its way to Kaduna on Tuesday evening.The Emir was however, not in any of the vehicles during the attack, according to a witness.The Emir’s driver, Umar Jibril, Read More

We won’t negotiate with kidnappers over release of 39 students, 3 teachers – El-Rufai

March 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Kaduna state government will not negotiate with the abductors of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation and three teachers of LEA Primary School Rema, Birnin Gwari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has reiterated. Governor el-Rufai, who believed that ranching as is currently being established in Damau, Kubau local government area, is the best form of rearing cattle given the prevailing situation, called Read More

Afaka: 23 female, 16 male students still missing as troops kill 2 bandits

March 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops on Friday killed two bandits in Gwagwada and recovered a motorcycle and a local rifle, even as 39 students, 23 females and 16 males, from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka Kaduna are still missing.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that the troops killed the two bandits in an ambush Read More

IWD: FIDA Nigeria decries increasing VAW

March 8, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

As the world marks another International Women’s Day (IWD), the Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria has expressed concerns over what it described as the “astronomical rise in Violence Against Women (VAW)”. The group noted that sexual violence against women and domestic violence top the list across the country. It’s chairperson, Rekia Rachael Adejo-Andrew, stated this in Abuja during a Read More

Atyap president lauds Kaduna govt, security forces for foiling attack on Gora Gan

February 12, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) has commended the Kaduna state government and security agencies for heeding to an intelligence report and chasing away bandits who planned to attack the Gora Gan community in Zango Kataf local government area. This was contained in a statement by president of ACDA, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, on Thursday in Abuja. The statement read Read More

2022 NSF: North West states back Kaduna to host

February 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The North West zone comprising seven states have endorsed Kaduna state to host the 2022 National Sports Festival (NSF) even as they all vowed to support Kaduna in actualising the bid and hosting a successful Festival. Chairman Directors of Sports, North West states, and Katsina State Director of Sports, Nalado Iro Kankia, stated in Kaduna on Saturday after the sports Read More

Kaduna: Troops capture 3 bandits, rescue 4 women, gunmen kidnap 21

January 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Up to 21 people were abducted by gunmen on Friday night at Kurmin Idon, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, two of the victims were however rescued by police, as another one escaped. In a related development, troops captured three kidnappers and rescued two abducted women from their kidnappers at a location close to Gadanin Gwari, Gwagwada district of Chikun Read More

Kaduna: Jet fighters kill several bandits in sweeping air missions

January 28, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Jet fighters carried out several sweeping missions on identified kidnappers’ den killing several of the bandits across Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state. A statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Samuel Aruwan on Thursday said that, “Air platforms carried out several armed missions across identified Read More

Kidnapping: Troops kill scores of bandits in Chikun

January 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Joint air and ground military operations Saturday killed scores of armed bandits on motorcycles, who were on their way to carry out kidnapping and other criminal acts.    A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Sunday said that during the joint operation, jet fighters discovered several of the bandits around Read More

Jet fighters kill bandits in Birnin Gwari, other Kaduna LGAs

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Air force patrol conducted over locations in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state has led to killing of bandits in Farin Ruwa and Kuduru areas. A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan on Saturday said the air missions also covered the Kaduna – Abuja Read More

Denying El-Zakzaky, wife freedom 4 years after, Buhari’s worst violation – IMN

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has condemned federal government’s failure to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat four years after both were granted freedom by a Federal High Court in Abuja. IMN in a press statement signed by Chairman of its Resource Forum, Prof. Abdullahi Danladi, Saturday, noted that federal government’s inability to heed to Justice Gabriel Read More

Banditry: Jet fighters patrol Birnin Gwari, Kaduna -Abuja Highway

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Jet fighters have conducted air patrol over suspected bandit camps in Birnin Gwari LGA and Kaduna – Abuja Highway to engage the bandits, Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan has said. In a statement, Friday, Aruwan said some bandits were seen by the air patrol and were immediately engaged but they quickly took cover Read More

KDSG rescues 151 Almajirai, 9 foreigners

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has rescued 160 almajirai including 151 Nigerians from 13 states in the North and South and nine foreigners from Benin Republic, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Friday in Kaduna, said that the almajirai, including toddlers, were found in conditions that were Read More

The AKK gas pipeline: Arewa in need of industrial reform

January 15, 2021 Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim 0

On July 13, 2020, the BusinessDay editorial titled “Nigeria’s AKK-Pipeline project lacks economic viability” examined the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project, its host region (Northern Nigeria) and the country’s economic realities. It concluded that the project lacks economic viability, citing challenges such as lack of industrial capacity to offtake the gas and Insecurity, among others, as the reasons. Naturally, as Read More