Northern summit backs negotiations with bandits, insurgents

April 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely 24 hours after Governor Nasir el-Rufai said bandits had no right and should be wiped out, the Northern Peoples Summit has called for government-backed negotiations and dialogue with bandits and Boko Haram to ensure peace in the North. Rising from a two-day meeting in Kaduna on Friday, the Summit warned against continued attack and killing of Northerners in the 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

In Kaduna, El-Rufai preaches peace, harmony at Easter

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appealed to all citizens of Kaduna state to embrace their common humanity and uphold their obligations for peace and harmony in their various communities. Speaking in an Easter message to Christian faithful in Kaduna state on Saturday, the governor advised citizens to isolate and expose the criminals in their midst. ‘’While we all do our utmost Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted 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

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

Banditry: A step beyond dialogue

March 18, 2021 Yusuf Mairiga Shekarau 0

The rising spate of kidnapping and banditry has been one of the front burner issues that ignited heated reactions amongst Nigerians of vast extractions. Heightening scares across the country, citizens, specifically those from lower class, are unfortuna tely at the receiving end of the menace. The development has sadly continued to claim huge lives while simultaneously housing a significant number Read More

El-Rufai’s philosophy of competence, hardwork

March 18, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Governor of Kaduna state Mallam Nasir el-Rufai is an enigma of sorts. So are most successful leaders. He is one man clearly misunderstood by many Nigerians. Considered as a constantly weeping child, it is not out of place that he means different things to different people. To his family, he is a caring, kind and loving father. To his close Read More

We ‘ll soon get rid of bandits, CAS assures El-Rufai

March 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has assured the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, of the readiness of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to rid the state and the nation of banditry and all other forms of criminality, working in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies. Director of Public Relations and Information 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

Breaking: Kaduna govt confirms kidnap of 30 students as troops rescue 180 (Pictures)

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely 36 hours after giving 2020 Security Report, bandits have attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state and kidnapped 30 male and female students. However, troops have rescued 180 students and teachers of the College.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident said the bandits attacked Read More

ABU alumni honours El-Rufa’i, Emir Bamalli

February 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria alumni has honoured Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, and Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli with award of excellence during its 14th Annual General Assembly (AGA) Lecture held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria on Friday. Blueprint reports that the Lecture was preparatory to the association’s AGA during which election of new officials will Read More

I won’t consider amnesty for bandits, kidnappers – Buhari

February 25, 2021 Editorial II 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the Federal Government’s readiness to grant amnesty to armed criminals terrorising the country, saying his government will continue to deal decisively with bandits, kidnappers and insurgents. The President who stated this while declaring open the a joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation Read More

Ortom, Bala’s clash over herdsmen not fundamental – El-Rufai

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-rufai, said the disagreement between the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed over the activities of the herdsmen was not a fundamental issue but difference in opinion. El-rufai assured that the altercation will stop and the Northern Governors Forum will come with permanent solutions to the movement of helders across the Read More

Bandits kill 3 in Kajuru, youth lynch ‘collaborator’

February 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Bandits have killed three people, one each in Ungwan Sha’awa, Ungwan Galadima and Ungwan Gamu, all in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state in what was believed to be attacks coordinated by suspected locals living among the people.  As the police investigate suspected collusion, irate youth lynched to death one young man suspected to have collaborated with the bandits, while another Read More

Kaduna legislative service commission: Atyap community hails el-Rufai for appointing Kinsman as scribe

February 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) has commended the Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, for appointing their kinsman, Barrister Francis Danladi Kozah, as the secretary of Kaduna State Legislative Service Commission This was contained in a statement signed by ACDA President, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday. “We are indeed elated that 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

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

Nigeria’s volatile politics and the APC report on true federalism, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

January 30, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

Background – Cries of Victimisation and Ethnic Profiling In the wake of the controversy around the purported eviction order to Fulani herdsmen by Ondo State government, in January 2021, Nigerian social media was full of messages with all manner of allegations of unfair victimisation against sections of the country. Choices of messages being shared depend on ethnic background, such that Read More

Hoodlums burn Church pavilion in Kaduna

January 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has condemned the burning of pavilion erected by ECWA Church for a conference in Zangon Kataf local government area, while tasking security agencies to fish out the culprits for prosecution.  The pavilion erected close to the Agwatyap palace was burnt by unknown people, but a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security 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

True federalism: PGF boss calls for implementation of El-Rufai c’mtt’s recommendations

January 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Lukman, has called on the National Caretaker Committee of the party to initiate processes of consultations with the executive and legislative arms of government in order to commence the implementation of the recommendations of Nasir el-Rufai-led committee on true federalism. Lukman believe 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

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