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    Masari: For many in Katsina, banditry is the major challenge — NOT COVID-19

Masari: For many in Katsina, banditry is the major challenge — NOT COVID-19

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says many people in the state do no see coronavirus as a problem but banditry. Speaking on Thursday when he received Leo Irabor, chief of defence training and operations, and other senior officers from the defence headquarters, Abuja, Masari said banditry in the state has become overwhelming. Katsina currently has 95 confirmed cases of the disease. Masari said [...]

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    EXTRA: Police arrest 70-year-old man for ‘insulting’ Buhari

EXTRA: Police arrest 70-year-old man for ‘insulting’ Buhari

The police in Katsina state say they arrested three persons, including a 70-year-old man for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Aminu Masari, governor of the state. According to a statement signed by Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Katsina police command, Lawal Abdullahi, 70; Bahaje Abu, 30, and Hamza Abubakar, 27, were allegedly implicated in a viral video on social media [...]

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    47 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina villages

47 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina villages

At least 47 persons were killed in early morning attacks on communities in three local government areas of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the killings in a statement on Sunday. He said the suspected bandits carried out the attacks in Dutsinma, Danmusa and Safana local government areas at around 3am on Sunday. The command spokesman did [...]

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    Katsina shuts borders over coronavirus

Katsina shuts borders over coronavirus

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    Emir of Daura suspends daughter’s wedding over coronavirus

Emir of Daura suspends daughter’s wedding over coronavirus

Umar Farouk, the emir of Daura, has suspended the wedding of his daughter owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The emir disclosed this on Saturday while addressing religious leaders, district heads and village heads at his palace in Daura. He said his daughter’s wedding, which was fixed for Saturday, March 28, has been postponed. Farouk advised citizens to practice good hygiene and social distancing [...]

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    Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

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    Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits raided villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state, who confirmed the incident, said that the victims were killed in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in the area. Isah said gunmen stormed the two villages on motorcycles and opened fire on residents. He said [...]

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    Woman ‘stabs husband to death’ in Katsina

Woman ‘stabs husband to death’ in Katsina

Rabi Shamsudden, a 19-year-old wife, has reportedly stabbed Shamsuddeen Salisu, her husband, to death in Katsina state. According to NAN, the incident occurred at Malumfashi local government area of the state. Speaking with reporters, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the police in the state, said Rabi reportedly stabbed her husband at 4am in Danjanku-Tasha village. "The shout for help by Salisu attracted neighbours. When [...]

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    Seven-month-old baby rescued as police kill ‘kidnapper’ in Katsina

Seven-month-old baby rescued as police kill ‘kidnapper’ in Katsina

The Katsina police command says it has killed Yunusa Boka, an alleged kidnapper who operates in Danmusa and Kankara local government areas of the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesman, said Boka was killed in a gun duel at Gwarjo forest, Matazu local government area of the state on Tuesday. The spokesman also said security operatives comprising [...]

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    Police gun down two ‘kidnappers’ in Kastina

Police gun down two ‘kidnappers’ in Kastina

The Katsina state police command says two suspected kidnappers were shot dead in exchange of gunfire in Danmusa local government area of the state. Gambo Isah, spokesman of the command, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday. He said a 14-year-old girl, Lantana Haruna, was rescued during the operation, adding that it was conducted by personnel of Operation Puff Adder in [...]

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    APC chieftain lauds FG for establishing 2 tertiary institutions in Daura

APC chieftain lauds FG for establishing 2 tertiary institutions in Daura

Usman Ado, the All Progressives Congress (APC) zonal vice chairman in Daura, Katsina state, has commended the federal government for creating two higher institutions in the town. The federal government had approved the creation of a university of transportation and a federal polytechnic in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an interview with NAN on Monday, Ado said the decision [...]

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    Man killed as gunmen kidnap mother, one-year-old child in Katsina

Man killed as gunmen kidnap mother, one-year-old child in Katsina

A woman and her one-year-old baby were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jibia local government area of Katsina state on Sunday.  Gambo Isah, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, said one person was killed during the attack while another was also abducted. He identified the deceased as Ibrahim Usman, 20, and the other abducted person as Abu Abu. According [...]

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    How Katsina NCP chairman was sent to prison over press briefing on election

How Katsina NCP chairman was sent to prison over press briefing on election

Abulmumini SheuSani, chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in Katsina state, is currently in prison over a press conference he held on the tribunal verdict on the election of Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina. He was arraigned in court over allegations of defamation of character, injurious falsehood and inciting disaffection to the government punishable under section 392,393 and 416 of the penal code. The [...]

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    Bill seeking to establish university of agriculture in Katsina passes second reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish university of agriculture in Katsina passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish a Federal University of Agriculture and Technology in Funtua, Katsina state, has passed second reading at the senate. The bill scaled second reading after Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south and its sponsor, moved a motion to lead a debate on it While leading the debate on Thursday, Mandiya said the proposed university seeks to bridge the [...]

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    ‘I’m not on Facebook’ — Katsina senator warns against impostor accounts

‘I’m not on Facebook’ — Katsina senator warns against impostor accounts

Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, says he does not operate any Facebook account. Mandiya said this when dissociating himself from a Facebook account purportedly created by him for official communication. In a statement on Saturday, he said the account in question is being used to disseminate false information and mislead the public to believe his office is conducting employment into an [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Masari’s election

Tribunal upholds Masari’s election

The Katsina state governorship election petition tribunal on Saturday validated the election of Aminu Masari, governor of the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Masari, who contested under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 9 election but Yakubu Lado of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took Masari and the APC to the [...]

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