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    Four killed as bandits attack Katsina community

Four killed as bandits attack Katsina community

Suspected bandits have been killed four people in a raid on Tsayau village in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.Anas Gezawa, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.The attack comes less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military to hunt and eliminate bandits wherever they are found.The attackers were [...]

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    Three NYSC members die in Katsina road crash

Three NYSC members die in Katsina road crash

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    ‘Women abducted, 22 killed’ as gunmen raid Katsina communities

‘Women abducted, 22 killed’ as gunmen raid Katsina communities

Twenty-two persons were reportedly killed while many women were abducted when suspected bandits attacked Zangon-Kankara and Makera in Kankara local government area of Katsina state.A resident of Zango-Kankara told TheCable that the attacks occurred on Thursday evening.He said while 18 people were killed in Zangon, four lost their lives in Makera where several women were abducted.The resident said the attackers [...]

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    10 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina village

10 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina village

At least 10 persons have been killed in an attack on Kirtawa village in Safana local government area of Katsina state.The attack which occurred on Saturday evening, left at least five persons injured.Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Katsina police command, made this known in a statement on Sunday.He said suspected bandits set ablaze five vehicles, four motorcycles and carted away an [...]

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    Bandit attacks: Katsina emirate cancels sallah celebration to mourn victims

Bandit attacks: Katsina emirate cancels sallah celebration to mourn victims

The Katsina emirate council says it would not hold the Sallah Durbar during the forthcoming Eid Fitr to mourn victims of recent bandit attacks in some communities in the state.Ibrahim Bindawa, information officer of the emirate, disclosed this in a statement, in Katsina, on Saturday.Suspected bandits recently attacked some communities in the state, killing over 30 people while some animals [...]

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    Over 30 killed as gunmen raid Katsina communities

Over 30 killed as gunmen raid Katsina communities

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Katsina state between Monday and Tuesday.Some of the affected communities are Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa local government area (LGA); Sabon-Layin Galadima community of Faskari LGA; and Yar’Gamji village of Batsari LGA.The suspects were said to have also carted away some animals.Eleven persons were said to have been [...]

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    Masari’s chief of staff, Bello Mandiya, wins Katsina south senatorial seat

Masari’s chief of staff, Bello Mandiya, wins Katsina south senatorial seat

Bello Mandiya has won the Katsina south senatorial seat.The chief of staff to Aminu Masari, governor of Kastina state, polled 433,139 votes to defeat his closest rival Shehu Inuwa Imam, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 158,081 votes.In his reaction, Mandiya expressed gratitude to the people for the overwhelming support and the confidence reposed in him. “I [...]

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    Ex-LG chairman:  EFCC locked me up after I refused to indict ex-Katsina gov

Ex-LG chairman: EFCC locked me up after I refused to indict ex-Katsina gov

Lawal Ibrahim Dankaba, an ex-chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) made him an accomplice in a multi-billion fraud for failing to indict Shehu Shema, a former Katsina governor, for money laundering.Dankaba said this on Wednesday while testifying at a high court in Katsina.Shema, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Ahmad Safana [...]

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    Traditional ruler kidnapped in Katsina

Traditional ruler kidnapped in Katsina

The ward head of Zandam in Jibia local government area of Katsina has been kidnapped.According to Daily Trust, the traditional ruler was seized alongside a businessman in the village.The kidnappers were said to have stormed the village Sunday night, and broke into their homes to abduct them.Some residents who, reportedly, tried to rescue the victims were injured in the process.So [...]

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    Masari: Katsina is under siege by armed robbers, kidnappers

Masari: Katsina is under siege by armed robbers, kidnappers

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says the state is under siege by bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers.He said this during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting.Masari charged security operatives to step up the efforts in making the safe for residents.“The citizens are on daily basis being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that are on rampage in the [...]

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    Our opponents only exist on billboards, says Katsina APC chieftain

Our opponents only exist on billboards, says Katsina APC chieftain

Mustapha Inuwa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina state, says candidates of opposition parties in the state only exist on billboards.Inuwa, who is chairman of the campaign council of Aminu Masari re-election, governor of Katsina, said this during the flag-off of the campaign for the re-election of the governor in the Funtua area of the state [...]

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    Group counters Masari, says Hadiza Bala Usman has empowered Katsina people

Group counters Masari, says Hadiza Bala Usman has empowered Katsina people

The Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change (KYSC), a group based in the state, has dismissed claims by Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), has not empowered youth in the state.The group said this while reacting to the governor who said only the duo of Dikko Radda, director-general of Small and Medium [...]

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    15 die from gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

15 die from gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

An outbreak of gastroenteritis has claimed 15 lives in Charanchi local government area of Katsina state, an official said on Sunday.Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestine that results in diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever.Yusuf Radda, the transition committee chairman of the council, made the disclosure through his information officer, Mannir Idris.He said the areas affected by [...]

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    Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Aminu Waziri, executive director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Tuesday said the number of lives lost in the Katsina flood has risen to 52.On Monday, Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, said over 44 people had lost their lives while 20 others were still missing following the flood in Jibia local government area of the state.Masari said over 500 houses were [...]

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    APC congress: Election materials ‘were diverted’ in Katsina

APC congress: Election materials ‘were diverted’ in Katsina

The election monitoring committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward and local government congresses in  Katsina state, has written a minority report on the conduct of the congresses in four local governments in the Funtua zone of the state.In a report dated May 15, and addressed to the national secretary of the APC, Sanusi Kunde, Innocent Anike and  Abdulrasheed [...]

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    Katsina Poly to kick off degree programmes

Katsina Poly to kick off degree programmes

The Katsina Polytechnic has revealed plans to launch four new degree programmes in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna.  [...]

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